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

New time starting September 14

Mondays at 3:00 p.m.

 

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee (or tea, OJ, etc.) and join in a conversation started with TableTopics cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and available one month prior to event.

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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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BI-WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Genealogy Interest Group

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month 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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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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OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Paint Night

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Pam Halligan of Pam’s Picassos, will teach you step-by-step, through Zoom, to create a Autumn painting.

All materials will be provided and will need to be picked up at the library.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Day: Linkee

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each week.  This week we wil be playing Linkee

If you like your quiz games simple, fast and fun, then welcome to Linkee. This family party game does things a little

differently than other quiz games – for starters, you don’t win by getting the questions right, but by guessing the link between the answers! 

Free and open to all ages 14+.

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

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Adult Virtual Program

Connecticut Paranormal Research Team

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

The interactive paranormal presentation by Connecticut Paranormal Research Team, through Zoom, will discuss investigations and show evidence of paranormal cases that they have participated in over the years; which includes audio, video and still photos.  The goal of the organization is to investigate and document paranormal phenomena to determine whether the residence and/or establishments are in fact haunted.  Investigation is done using a scientific approach using equipment to detect, communicate with, and capture evidence of paranormal activity.  The Research Team will try to find natural causes for what may be perceived as paranormal activity before jumping to the conclusion that a place is haunted.

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 Cookbook Club: Foodie Dice

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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: Pan fry; Protein: Chicken or Tofu; Starch: Quinoa; Vegetable: Arugula; Herb: Basil & Bonus: Onions.

Free and open to all ages 14+.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
 

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Day: Boggle

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each week.  This week we will be playing Boggle.

Players search for words made of 3 or more letters.  Words are formed from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  Players will

receive points for each word depending on the length of the word.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

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

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Day: Blank Slate

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Join Cindy for a game of Blank Slate using Zoom.  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.

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Adult Virtual Program

Fisher in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Through Zoom, Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present “Fisher in Connecticut”.  This presentation focuses on the history of fisher in Connecticut, an overview of fisher habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction. Fisher artifacts are shared with the audience.

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 – Tell Your Story: Memoir Writing Workshop

Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Stories reflect our lives; we add chapters with experiences. L.M. Pampuro, author and writing instructor, will lead a group workshop through Zoom, to help get your life stories down on paper. You will need a pen and note paper for this session.

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 Ken Gloss: Old and Rare Books

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Ken Gloss, who is also a frequent appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the histoof his historic bookshop, Brattle Book Shop, which goes back to circa 1825.  He is a second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value.  He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for  when starting a collection.  There will also be a Q& A session.

This program will be presented through Zoom.

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, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Join Lisa, Acton Library’s Head of Circulation, through Zoom, to discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

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: Finger Knit Scarf

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, to finger-knit an infinity scarf.  All materials are included.  Craft kits can be picked up at the library starting November 10.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

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

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Day: Idiom Addict

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each week.  This week 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 available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event.

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