Weekly Drop-in Programs (no registration required, unless noted)


reading hen

Music in Motion for Toddlers – Wednesdays at 10am

 30 minutes of music, dancing, pony riding, & parachute fun

Thursday Story Hour – Thursdays at 10am

Story time and craft for 2-5 year olds.



Upcoming Programs


Crochet & Knitters’ Club – Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm – Novel Tea Book Club: Homegoing
Thursday, September 21st at 7:00pm – Friends of JCC Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th at 9:30am – Breakfast Book Club: Girls of a Tender Age (by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith)
Thursday, October 5th at 1:00pm & 4:00pm – Halloween Yarn Garland
Thursday, October 12th at 1:00pm – CookBook Club: How about them apples!
Thursday, October 12th at 6:00pm – Novel Tea Book Club: The Woman in Cabin (by Ruth Ware)
 Thursday, October 19th at 4:00pm – Marbled Paperweights
Tuesday, October 24th throughout the day – Candy Corn Creation
Wednesday, October 25th at 9:30am – Breakfast BookClub: Zookeeper’s Wife
 Friday, October 27th from 6-8pm – Ghost Golf
 Tuesday, October 31st 9am-5pm – Treats for Costumes!
 Please note: The library will be closed on Saturday, October 7th for Columbus Day.
 For a printer-friendly version of September Happenings, click here.

For October Happenings, click here.





Halloween Yarn Garland

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm – Jazz up your Fall decorating with a festive garland made from yarn.  From spiders and candy corns, to ghosts and pumpkins, you can customize the garland to highlight your decor! Registration helpful so necessary supplies can be gathered.

CookBook Club: How about them apples?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th at 1:00pm – This month we’re talking about apples!  Recipes sweet or savory are on the menu.  Join us for a recipe chat and swap.  Samples always welcome.

Novel Tea Book Club: The Woman in Cabin 10

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 4:00pm – This month’s book selection is “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware.  Copies of the book are available at the library for check out.  Join us for a friendly conversation and a cup of tea!

Then, if you can, stay for our Friends of the JCC Library meeting at 7pm.  All are welcome!

Marbled Paperweights

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 4:00pm – A cool craft with a new and unique result every time!  Great for all ages, but young children will require adult supervision.  Don’t “weight”…..mark your calendar today!

Candy Corn Creation

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th from 9:30am-5:00pm Another “corny” library tradition – stop in throughout the day to decorate a picture or build a 3D creation using this seasonal treat!  Your masterpiece will be on display at the library during our Ghost Golf event on 10/27 for all to see!

Breakfast BookClub: Zookeeper’s Wife

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th at 9:30pm – Enjoy reading non-fiction? This month’s selection is the Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  Join us for a morning bite and a book.  Copies of the book available at the library to checkout.

Ghost Golf

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th from 6-8pm  Join us for this annual tradition when the library opens for Trunk or Treat Night.  Stop in for a frighteningly ghostie good time of miniature golf in the library stacks.  This is a free event, so bring a friend!

Treats for Costumes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st from 9am – 5pm Stop in during the day wearing your Halloween costume to get a sweet treat!

Novel Tea Book Club: Homegoing (by Yaa Gyasi)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st at 6:00pm – This month we will be discussing this “One Book, One Region of Eastern CT” selection on a special night.  Join us for a friendly discussion and a cup of tea!

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 27th (7pm) when the author, Yaa Gyasi, will be hosting a book signing and discussion at Connecticut College in New London, CT.  A limited number of the books are available at the library to checkout.

Friends of the JCC Library Monthly Meeting

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st at 7:00pm – Love your library, become a friend!  New members or helpers always welcome.  The monthly FOL meeting will resume its regular schedule (2nd Thursday of the month) in October.