Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hansel & Gretel Story Time

Drop by the Mystic & Noank Library on Tuesday, January 17th to join a special Hansel & Gretel Story Time with Gingerbread House crafts for children. The story time will run from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m and is appropriate for ages 4 and up.

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is performing a family concert on Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center in New London featuring the Eastern CT Ballet, and many famous storybook suites. Among them will be Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel & Gretel. Tickets are $7 for general admission.

The Orchestra is offering a discount to any patrons that attend our special story time reading.

Take Your Child to the Library 2017!

Drop by the Mystic & Noank library on Saturday, February for the sixth annual Take Your Child to the Library Day with games, crafts, and snacks!

Take Your Child to the Library Day is an opportunity to encourage children to enjoy the Library, sign up for a library card, and join others for a day of fun. The Library will have board games available to play in the Children’s Room, Valentines crafts to make, and cookies and juice for all our littlest patrons!
10 a.m. - Sit! Stay! Read! & Scratch Club
11 a.m. - Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT will present Don’t Burst My Bubble
3 p.m. - The Secret Life of Pets Movie Matinee

No registration required; all programs are free and open to the public due to generous funding from the Friends of the M&N Library. Don’t Burst My Bubble will have a twenty child limit; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Winter Matinees 2017

The Mystic & Noank Library is continuing its Children's Winter Matinees. Warm up at the library this winter with a new movie every week, appropriate for children of all ages.

January 7th - BFG (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 57min
January 14th - Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 35min
January 21st - Pete's Dragon (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 43min
January 28th - The Wild Life (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 32min
February 4th - The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 27min
February 11th - The Angry Birds (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 37min
February 18th - The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 39min
February 25th - Kubo of the Two Strings (2016)
Rated PG - 1hr 41min

This program is free and open to the public, made possible by funding from the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trim-a-tree 2016

Drop by the Mystic & Noank Library in the afternoon on Saturday, December 3 to start the holiday season off right with a visit from The Art Truck, gingerbread cookie making, tree-trimming and Carol-O-Grams with the SHS Chamber Choir!

Thanks to funding from Groton Education Foundation, the Art Truck will be visiting between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. With the Art Truck crew, kids can create their own sparkling snowflake garlands, ornaments and wearables using a variety of materials including ribbons, gems and specialty markers.  At 3:00 p.m. we wil decorate gingerbread cookies and trim our tree.

The Stonington High School Chamber Choir starts their library caroling at 3:30 p.m. Stop by to hear your favorite holiday songs, made possible by funding provided by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. All are welcome!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

International Games Day @ The Mystic & Noank Library

The Mystic & Noank Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world on November 19, 2016, for the ninth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the globe, the Mystic & Noank Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.

International Games Day @ Your Library is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. For more information on International Games Day please visit the International Games Day blog

Upcoming Winter Storytimes!

Scheduled to meet weekly Mondays through Fridays, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. Due to demand registration is required and class size is limited.

Registration will take place online starting the week of November 1st, 2016. Classes will begin the week of January 9th, 2017.

Registration can be done through EventKeeper; links will be posted on the Libraries website. We will attempt to accommodate everyone but in the case of over-enrollment classes will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Story-Time programs run for eight weeks and are free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 or email us online at

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tellebration! 2016

Join us at the Mystic & Noank Library on Monday, November 7 to enjoy the magic of the storytelling tradition. Veteran storyteller Gail Zeiba will be sharing her talents as part of Tellabration!, an international program of stories for children, celebrated every November. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and is appropriate for ages 3 and older.

Tellabration! is produced by the Connecticut Storytelling Center and funded for the Library by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.