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On Thurrachelsday, October 8th at 7pm,  North Stonington native Karrie McGowan Schwaab of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will speak about the Refuge System and her own experience with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Free and open to all.

Book Clubs at Wheeler Library:

New – Boys Book Club for boys in grades 3 to 5.  Our new Boys Book Club (grades 3 to 5) meets monthly after school beginning October 22nd. This fall, we’re reading Where the Red Fern Grows and designing a walking stick and mobile/chime. Sign up and borrow the book from the library.


So many cookbooks so little time…Join us once a month as we explore one cookbook and choose recipes to make and share together. Each month the next cookbook will be chosen by bookclub members. The first meeting will be held on Monday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. Please plan to bring a dish from the cookbook to share. The first selection is Sara Forte’s, Sprouted Kitchen. We will be in contact to determine what each person will make before our first meeting.Copies are available to borrow at the library. We hope to see you there! Questions please email Emily at enoyes26@gmail.com or Amy at Amydrowne1@gmail.com .

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is back. 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 books are available at the library. Please sign up at the circ desk or email Kate Kappes at katekappes68@gmail.com.

residenceTuesday Night Book Club –
meets monthly on Tuesdays at 6:30. Copies of the next title, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House are available at the library. We will meet October 27th.

 Kids’ Time at the library:

toddler paint Tuesdays – Paint and play – 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 – 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. Ages 2 to 6 w/caregiver. 10:15 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.

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)





illImportant Interlibrary Loan Update – Due to changes at the state level, until further notice, please call us at 860.535.0383; email us (wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com); 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 wheelerlibrary.org