Virtual Program Events

January 2020

Programs for Adults

Monday 1/4, 1/11, 1/25 at 5:30pm “Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes.

Tuesday 1/5 and 1/19 at 6pm “Tech Tuesdays with Dawn”

Consult in a 15 minute appointment with Dawn about library technology or database usage. Other tech questions welcomed but may take multiple days/research to answer.

Wednesday 1/6: 6pm Adult Craft Night “Winter Scarf Wreath” Design your own door hanger for after the holidays. Materials provided.

Thursday 1/7 at 6pm “Historical Book Club:  The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick.” Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. Luella, the brazen elder sister’s rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister.

Saturday 1/9 at 2pm “Mystery/True Crime Book Club:  The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware” The story pays homage to Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw” while slyly updating it. Set in an old mansion that’s been renovated into a “smart house,” the book turns the building into its own nerve-shattering character.

Saturday 1/9 at 3pm “Author Talk: Law and Order Boston” by David Kruh In this slide show, three high-profile cases from three eras of the city’s history: The Boston Massacre, The Parkman Murder, and the Boston Strangler are explored.

Thursday 1/14 at 5pm: “Fire Cider with the Grounded Goodwife”

Make your own “herbal cold and flu remedy” in a jar with ingredients at home! The ladies will discuss herbal ways to resolve illness.

Wednesday 1/20 at 6pm: Adult Craft Button and Beads Candle Light Design your own candle holder for after the holidays. Materials provided.

Thursday 1/21 at 6pm “Fiction Book Club: Nightingale by Kristen Hannah”  Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister.

Tuesday 1/26 at 6pm “Classics Book Club: The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope” A classic novel that brings the Victorian age vividly to life in its depiction of a Victorian London in the grips of the new and morally bankrupting power of speculative finance.

Saturday 1/30 at 2pm-3:30pm: History of Rock and Roll Lecture/Concert with Author Craig Harris

Craig Harris has documented an eclectic range of music for newspapers, magazines, and websites, for more than four decades. The author of “The New Folk Music”,  “The Heartbeat, Warble, and Electric Powwow: The Magnificence of Native America’s Music” and “The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music” , he was an educator for 25 years before presenting these music history programs.

Programs for Kids and Teens

Every Wednesday at 10am “YouTube Story Time”

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Every Friday at 10am “Virtual Baby Time!”

Please note—no baby time 1/1 or 1/29
What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

Every Tuesday “Kids Take n’ Make Craft”

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10-15 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Please be sure to sign up ASAP at to reserve your craft!

Tuesday 1/12 at 5:30pm “Virtual Teen Trivia” (Ages 12+)
Test your knowledge against your friends! Categories will include CT History, Video Games, Music, Weird Science, and Books! The winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!

Saturday 1/16 at 12pm “Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 8-11)
Attend virtually or in person! For in-person attendees, it will be COLD and we will be outside, so bundle up 🙂 Masks and understanding of safe    distancing required. We will be discussing The New Kid by Jerry Craft.

“7th grader Jordan Banks really wants to attend Art
School, but his parents have other plans for him:
going to a prestigious private school, where he faces
being one of the only students of color. Can the new
kid find his place in his new school culture while
staying true to himself?”

Saturday 1/16 at 2pm “Teen Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 12+)
Attend virtually or in person! For in-person attendees, it will be COLD and we will be outside, so bundle up 🙂 Masks and understanding of safe distancing required. We will be discussing The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.
 “In the world of Orléans, beauty is valued above all
else. When Camellia turns 16 she becomes a Belle,
given the power to transform the ugly for a
price…However this beautiful world is covering an
ugly secret and Camellia must decide how far she is
willing to push her powers to uncover the horrible

Saturday 1/23 at 12pm “Elementary Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 6-8)
We will be reading and discussing Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang
“Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a  simple bowl of ramen following World War II. Magic Ramen tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most popular foods.”

Wednesday 1/27 at 5:30pm “Teen Night: Virtual Escape Room” (Ages 12+)
6 participants will be split into two teams to try and work their way through puzzles, riddles, and more! The “Escape from Wonderland Digital Escape Room” is based on the stories from the Alice in Wonderland books,    cartoon, and live action movies!