Oct 242014

Upcoming Programs:


classicalMusic on Main – A Community Concert Series on Sunday afternoons.  Join us for a series of  classical music concerts featuring musicians from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony. Click here for more details and tickets.





Nature Journaling – Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Keeping a nature journal is a way to explore, understand, and connect with the natural world. It combines art & science through the power of recording observations and data in a creative way. Saturdays, October 25th, November 1st and November 8th. For grades 3 to 5. 10am to 11am. Register at the circulation desk. A $5 materials fee is due on the first day of class.






Camera and photography workshops for kidscamera

We will offer a camera building workshop on Saturday, November 15 from 11 am to 12 noon. Participants will each assemble a digital camera from a kit and get a chance to do some science activities to learn more about color, light, and how a digital camera works. You can learn more about the camera kit and its features at bigshotcamera.com.

The Bigshot camera has been designed by an engineering professor to be a compelling tool for learning. As a follow up to the camera building workshop, a photography workshop with Mark Starr will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 11 am to 12 noon. Mark will teach students how to set up and take pictures, and will provide plenty of tips for taking good pictures.

Participants in the camera building workshop may either make a camera to keep (for a cost of $45) or build a camera to use that day and during the photography workshop on 11/22. Please call the library to register for this dual workshop program. Ages: Best for students 8 to 12 years old. Date: Saturday, November 15 and 22. Time: 11 am to 12 noon –
Cost: $45 for participants who want to build and keep a Bigshot digital camera. Free to participants who want to build a camera to use only during the two workshops.


Thrills and Chills – Don’t miss this year’s Thrills and Chills evening on October 24th from 6 to 8. Kids’ games, crafts, science activities and a Magic Show, too! Best suited for children up to 12 years old.



The Second Annual Literary Lantern Contest – Create a literary lantern (jack-o-lantern that is!).
Use paint, markers, glue, glitter, yarn and more to turn your pumpkin into a favorite storybook character. Entries can be submitted beginning Wednesday, October 22nd. Voting will be held the week of October 27th- only one vote per person, please! Prizes for the Top 3 pumpkins will be awarded on Saturday, November 1st.
bookThe Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past – Author Katherine Dimancescu shares her unexpected discoveries while researching her colonial New England roots. She hopes to inspire her readers to rediscover and appreciate often overlooked chapters of New England’s rich colonial history and to enjoy researching their own family roots. Monday, October 27th at 7pm. Presented by the Friends of Wheeler Library and the North Stonington Historical Society. Free and open to all

secretMother-Daughter Book Club – We will discuss The Secret Garden on November 4th at 6:30. Copies of the book will be available beginning October 8th. For girls ages 8 to 12 and their moms. Please pre-register for this club.