Janet Carlson Calvert Library

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For a list of all our upcoming programs and events, click here.

Note to our patrons who request items from other libraries: Due to limitations of the CT State Library’s delivery service, all libraries will restrict patron-placed holds to 5 per patron.  In addition, new items from other libraries (typically purchased or published within the last 6 months) will not be shipped to libraries to fulfill patron holds.  If you see the message, “there is a problem with your library record,” you have probably reached your 5 item hold limit.  Please speak with a staff member at the library if you have questions or need assistance.

Note: During inclement weather, the library follows Franklin Elementary School for all closings & delays.  For program cancellations, contact the library by phone 860-642-6207.

Celebrating WALLY LAMB!

The final program of “SECT Libraries Celebrate Wally Lamb” will take place at the Oasis Room at the Garde Arts Center on Sunday, February 12, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but attendees are asked to register by calling the Garde box office at 860-444-7373, ext. 1, or emailing info@gardearts.org.

 Local readers are invited to this special celebration honoring eastern Connecticut’s award- winning author.  Mr. Lamb will speak about his novels, answer questions from the audience and sign books.

 For the past few months, area libraries have sponsored book discussions of Lamb’s novels. His most recent book, I’ll Take You There, centers on Felix, the fifth-grader originally featured in Wishin’ and Hopin’, who is now a film scholar running a Monday night movie club in the Garde.

 Libraries in eleven area communities are participating: Groton Public Library, Stonington Free Library, East Lyme Public Library, Wheeler Library, Mystic & Noank Library, Waterford Public Library, Otis Library, Sprague Public Library, Janet Carlson Calvert Library, Public Library of New London and the Ledyard Libraries.

 This event was made possible by a collaboration between the Garde and the libraries of SECT.  Please join us as we honor distinguished Connecticut author Wally Lamb.


Drop-in Weekly Children’s Programs

TUESDAYS at 10:00am (throughout January) – Wee Little Reader- A 30 minute read-with-me program for pre-school aged children who show a desire to read.  Simple, repetitive, early reader or rhyming books will be used to encourage participation.

TUESDAYS at 10:00am (throughout February) – Little Artist – Watch your toddler create a masterpiece of the week!  Parent participation encouraged.  Registration helpful, but not required.

WEDNESDAYS at 10:00am – Music in Motion for Toddlers – 30 minutes of music, dancing, pony riding, & parachute fun

             THURSDAYS  at 10:00am  – Story Hour – Story time and a craft for ages  2-5 years old

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAYS at 4:00pm (THROUGHOUT JANUARY!) – Children’s Hour – Each week brings a new activity.  Drop in for either a story, game, or craft while enjoying social time with friends!

















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