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New Hours! New Hours!

Information:

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment Only:

  • Mon-Fri: 10am – 4pm
  • Thurs: until 7pm
  • Sat: 10am-12pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials.

Library by Appointment

  • Mon-Fri: 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm appointment slots.
  • Sat: 10am,11am, or 12pm appointment slots.
  • Call 860-395-3184

Reopening Plans & Updates

Acton Public Library

60 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-3184 

Events

The Acton Library provides educational programs for all ages. Our events are free and open to the public. Some programs have age recommendations. Please look at the event calendar to see if you need to register for a seat.

  • Tue, Sep 22, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Foodie Dice at 6:00 PM

    Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a fun new way to shake up your cooking routine. Foodie Dice provides inspiration for creating simple, seasonal meals. Using the five primary dice and a seasonal veggie die, create a meal and share virtually what you have made. This month: Method: Braise; Protein: Pork or Eggs; Starch: Pasta; Vegetable: Brussels Sprouts; Herb: Oregano & Bonus: Mushrooms. Free and open to all ages 14+.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Sep 23, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Day: Scattergories at 4:00 PM

    Join Cindy for Scattergories using Zoom.  There are 12 categories in each round.  You need to answer all of them starting with the letter rolled.  Be unique with your answers.  If another player's answer is the same - neither get a point. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Sep 24, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group at 10:30 AM

      This program will be held using Zoom. Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank. Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.   Free and open to all.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Sep 24, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Writing Group at 2:00 PM

    Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces. Free and open to all ages 18+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Sep 24, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Decluttering the KonMari Method at 6:30 PM

    Certified Silver KonMari consultant Christine Thorn of Connecticut will be presenting through Zoom, an informative, in-depth and entertaining talk on Marie Kondo and the KonMari Method™ of tidying and decluttering.  In the presentation lasting 60 to 90 minutes, Thorn will discuss: the life-changing benefits of the KonMari Method’s category-by-category system of tidying, how the KonMari Method™ focuses on keeping only those items which bring joy to your life rather than focusing on what needs to be eliminated and the importance of the fundamental KonMari question: Does this spark joy? Detailed explanations of the KonMari Method’s six principles and how this method can lead you on a journey of self discovery. A question-and-answer period will follow. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

ReOpening Plans & Updates

ReOpening Plans & Updates

9/1 Update: Welcome back to school, however that looks for you this year. We offer online resources and databases plus some links on the Children's page for educational digital resources. We will be looking into trying some socially distant storytimes, and hope they will work outside. We have put some Adirondack chairs on the patio so you may use our wifi and there is an external plug in case your battery gets low. We have also started lending out a few laptops and hotspots that circulate for 2 weeks at a time to O.S. residents over 18. We continue to follow the guidance of the Town and the Health Department for everyone's safety.

8/10 Update: We have expanded our hours to include Saturday morning for both curbside pickup and library appointments. Curbside pickups and library appointments are both at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Must call 860.395.3184. Review the info about both types of appointments below to help us follow health and town guidelines to fight COVID.


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