As of 8/4/2021 FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED for ALL visitors to the Library, per Town policy. For patrons who choose not to visit the library at this time, curbside pickup service will continue to be offered.
On Sunday, September 12th from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. our library network, including our online catalog, will be down for routine maintenance. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Thursday mornings at 11:00 am – Craft and Chat Join us for a low key time discussing topics of all kinds while working on individual crafting projects. Materials are not provided. Please bring whatever you are currently working on!
SPL celebrates National Library Card Sign-up Month! During the month of September, if you sign up for a new library card, renew an expired one, help a friend sign-up, or even just use a card that’s been inactive for a while, you’ll get one entry into our drawing for an exciting gift bag!
Monday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Monday Matinee: All My Life (PG13; 92 minutes) Jennifer Carter and Solomon Chau are a sweet, fun-loving, newly engaged couple who are ready to start their lives together. But when Solomon is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, their hopes for a summer wedding become impossible. With time running out, their friends and families soon devise an inspirational plan to help Jennifer and Solomon realize their dream wedding.
Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Evening Movie: Love and Monsters (PG13; 108 minutes) Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
Wednesday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. – Book Discussion: Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. NOTE: EARLIER TIME TO EASE PARKING ONCE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
Led by Denise Stankovics. Written by a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the U.S. Medal of Freedom, The Winter of Our Discontent tells the story of Ethan Allen Hawley, a clerk in a Long Island grocery story once owned by his family. No longer members of the upper class, his wife is restless and his teenage son wish for material comforts that the family can no longer afford. In a moment of moral crisis, Ethan sets aside his scrupulous standards as a the novel explores the line between private and public honesty and offers a penetrating insight into the American condition. Copies will be available at the library. Call 860-763-3501 to register.
Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. – Teen Games Night! Join us for an evening of table-top games. We have tons of great games available, including Catan, Monopoly, RISK, Clue, and many others. You’re also encouraged to bring your favorites!
Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board is an opportunity for teens to help plan and set up library programs, provide invaluable teen perspective on library policies and procedures, and it looks great on a college application! Anyone in grades 6-12 is encouraged to participate. Contact Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. – Monday Matinee: Tesla. (PG13 102 minutes) Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy.
Wednesday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. – Nonfiction Book Club: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. (NOTE: Earlier time to avoid school parking congestion.) In person; led by Cecelia Becker.
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature breaks out (i.e. A Walk in the Woods). In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in Australia. Australia has the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. Bryson takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Australia has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
Multiple copies are available at the library, ready for pickup!
For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our Events Calendar