Virtual Programs

Join our talented library staff with these virtual programs from the comfort of your home!

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Coffee & Conversation

Mondays at 3:00 p.m.

 

Join Cindy, 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 available one month prior to event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Genealogy Interest Group

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join Donna, using Zoom, to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research. Beginners welcome.

Free and open to all. Registration is required.  

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Writing Group

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

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. Registration is required.

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MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Virtual Teen/Adult Program

Acton Compassion-Knits

3rd Wednesday of each month, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Through Zoom, Rachel will be leading this group and will be able to share some resources for charity patterns.  Questions are encouraged and all levels are welcome.  Feel free to share your knowledge too.  

Free and open to all ages 12+.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

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MARCH PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual – Pierce Campbell : Irish Pub Music

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Pierce Campbell, the Connecticut State Troubadour for the years 2007/08, will be performing traditional and original Irish pub style songs in The Clancy Brothers tradition.  Pierce has been a full-time musician for over 25 years. Playing guitar and singing most of his life, he receives high praise for his dazzling guitar work, superb songwriting and powerful vocals. With over 300 shows a year throughout the Northeast at municipalities, libraries, festivals, Irish pubs, coffeehouses, and senior centers, his performances have been called versatile, humorous and engaging. 

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Books on Tap

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Lisa, Acton Library’s Head of Circulation, through Zoom to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Books will be available at the library.

Free and open to all ages 21+.  

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Craft Night: Map Crafts

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Create 3 decorations using old maps. Materials will be provided and will be available for pick up at the library starting Mar. 8.  You will need to provide a glue stick or glue.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Social Justice Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

This will be the first in a series of discussions focusing on social justice issues.  The first book will be Deep South, Deep North by Lottie B. Scott.  Ms. Scott will be on hand to discuss her book and her own life experiences.  Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library. The series is sponsored by; Acton Public Library, The Kate, Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, Old Saybrook March for Justice, Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation, the Old Saybrook Public Schools and various dedicated community members. This Old Saybrook community committee will also be looking for more book title (or movie) recommendations for future discussions and will be planning a town wide read for next year. Please join us for these important conversations.

Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
 

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Gardening 101

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Kristy Benson, from Bittersweet Farm, will present Gardening 101 through Zoom.  This class, for beginners, will cover raised beds, succession planting, soil, pests, and top tips you need to know to get started. Plenty of time for questions!

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Cookbook Club: Macaron Demonstration

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a demonstration on how to make macarons. 

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
 

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Night: Idiom Addict

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, each month to play a game.  This month we will be playing Idiom Addict.  Decipher idioms and common phrases from clues read  to advance on the game board.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Bats of Connecticut

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Richard Taylor, Master Wildlife Conservationist supporting the Connecticut DEEP Wildlife team, will be presenting a program, through Zoom, on Connecticut Bats that will include species and types of bats found in Connecticut, the economic value of bats, bat migration and hibernation, decline and disease, and what the public can do to help bats.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Frida Kahlo: Love, Pain and Painting

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Frida Kahlo has become a household name in recent years, with movies, books and countless products dedicated to her art and likeness. This virtual Zoom program, presented by Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious, will go beyond the artist’s famous facial hair and penetrating stare and explore her life and her work, particularly as it relates to the trolley accident she survived as a teen and her passionate and often tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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