Information:

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm and Thursday 10 to 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 3pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials. 

Book an Appointment

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm and Thursday 10 until 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 3pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or use the button above to Book Online

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.

  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM

    Join me, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with Hygge Game cards. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Tue, Jan 26, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Food Explorers at 6:00 PM

    Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, through Zoom to learn how to make two chocolate recipes, perfect for Valentine’s Day! We’ll be making Chocolate Bark and Chocolate Avocado Truffles, and while we are cooking you will have the chance to ask Katie any food or nutrition-related questions you may have. You’ll need the following ingredients for these recipes: dark chocolate (3 cups), 1 ripe avocado, vanilla extract (optional), salt, cocoa powder and your choice of chocolate bark toppings (dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, etc.). Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night at 6:30 PM

    Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each month.  This month we will be playing Blank Slate.   Players need to fill in the blank.  If exactly 2 players have the same word, they each get 3 points.  If 3 or more players have the same word, they each get 1 point.  If there is no match, there is no point.  The first player to 25 points wins! Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 -- 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 Thursdays each week 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, Jan 28, 2021 -- 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

Entries will be accepted from February 1, 2021 through February 27, 2021 at the library.

Entries will be accepted from February 1, 2021 through February 27, 2021 at the library.

Rules for all participants

  • Poems must be original and unpublished
  • Author must be a resident of Connecticut
  • One poem per letter size page (one side of page only)
  • No more than 40 lines per poem
  • All poems must have titles
  • Author's name, address, phone number and division should appear on the back of the poem (Poet's name is not give to the judges)
  • No more than three entries per person  

All entries must be accompanied by the entry form.


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Book An Appointment

Book An Appointment

Click on image above to go to booking page. You may also call the library for an appointment, 860-395-3184. Walk-Ins are welcome, but may need to wait if we have reached capacity in any given area. Please go through rear door for in-house services and check in at the desk. You must wear a mask, hand sanitizer is available in various locations. Limited seating. We are following the guidelines given by the State of CT for libraries. If you are interested in Curbside Pickup you may email curbside@actonlibrary.org or call 860-395-3184.  


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