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 Kids’ Time at the library:

toddler paint Tuesdays – Paint and play – begins September 22nd. 10:30 to 11:30. We’ll have a painting project for budding artists and toys to play with downstairs. This activity is for children up to age six, along with a caregiver. Registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome.

Wednesdays – Story Hour – begins September 23rd at 10:15. Infant to age five with caregiver. There might be stories, music, dance, crafts, socialization, and much more. No registration necessary.The best story time in town!

Thursdays – Yoga for Kids with Kim Signor begins September 17th. Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver. 10:00 to 10:30am. Ages 4, 5 and 6 from 10:45 to 11:15. Please register; drop-ins welcome, too.


New England: Outdoors – A series presented by the Friends of Wheeler Library. Programs begin at 7pm. Free and open to all.


Steve Fagin, Hiking in Southeastern Connecticut – Wednesday, September 16th

Robert Tougias, Wild Birds of Connecticut – Thursday, September 24th. The natural history, conservation, and population trends of our region’s wild birds. Learn all about common and rare birds in Connecticut and get answers to your questions about finding and feeding these birds.  Tougias is a nature author from Colchester with a passion for wild birds. He wrote Birding Western Massachusetts: A Habitat Approach and has a regular column in the New London Day newspaper.

brooksBrooks Kuhn, Living in Race Rock Lighthouse, Monday, September 28th (co-sponsored with the NS Historical Society). Here’s a link to a recent New London Day article about Brooks.

Karrie Schwaab, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge – Thursday, October 8th. Karrie (McGowan) Schwaab, a North Stonington native, will present an overview of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and talk about her journey with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service including work at 4 refuges.

new england outdoorsMark Starr, The Last Trap Fishermen in Rhode Island – Monday, October 26 at 7 pm. (co-sponsored with the NS Historical Society)





Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is back. We’ll discuss the book of the same name, The Mother Daughter Book Club on September 24th from 6:30 to 8. Copies are available at the library. The book club is open to girls ages 9 to 12 and their mothers. Both mothers and daughters are encouraged to read the book and come ready to share thoughts, ideas, and favorite passages. Registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please sign up at the circ desk or email Kate Kappes at


fireFire Prevention with Stephen Sadowski – Get familiar with fire safety measures for your home, and practice using a fire extinguisher. Free and open to all. Geared towards adults, but children are welcome to attend with their parents. Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 pm.


Crafting Connections – A once a month program bringing senior citizens and young students (grades 1-3) together at the library. We’ll read and make something together. This after school program will meet one Tuesday a month, from 3:30 to 4:30 beginning October 6th. Bus transportation from the Elementary School will be provided. Please sign your student up at the library. Seniors, please sign up at the library or senior center.  This is the Girl Scout Gold Award Project of Wheeler High School senior Kylie Garcia. For more information, please contact Kylie at


illImportant Interlibrary Loan Update – Due to changes at the state level, until further notice, please call us at 860.535.0383; email us (; or use this form to request items not owned by Wheeler Library. Thank you.

Friends visiting? Borrow a pass from the library and visit great local sights.


museumThe Friends of Wheeler Library fund our museum pass program, which provides free or discounted admissions. Borrow a pass this summer and visit one of these local treasures: – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center ; Florence Griswold Museum; Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Mystic Aquarium; Roger Williams Park Zoo; CT State Parks; and Wadsworth Atheneum. More details on each at