Jun 262016

Full summer calendar is here . This week’s events detailed below.



 downloadIt’s Play Dough week at the Library – Come in anytime and have fun.






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Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, the 28th from 6:30 to 7:15. Wear your PJs and stop in for bedtime stories – no registration needed.






imagesOoey Gooey – Call to register for this program with Sherri Tardiff. Hands-on sensory fun. For two and three year olds. Held June 30th, July 7th and July 28th at 10:30.





jupitorProbeSummer Brain Games – Drop in science with Jen Welborn – Join us Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 pm for Summer Brain Games as we celebrate the July 4 arrival of the Juno probe at the planet Jupiter. The Juno probe left Earth five years ago on August 5, 2011 and will look for solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s magnetic field, measure water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe auroras. Our Summer Brain Game activities this week include a water balloon catapult (rainy weather will have us inside with a sock catapult), balloon racers, baking soda-vinegar volcanoes in honor of Io’s volcanic surface, and a task to investigate the composition of unseen materials! Ages 5 and up. Four year olds welcome too, with caregiver or older sibling.





penguinFamily Fun Raffle – All summer long, every time you come into the library, add your name to our weekly raffle! We thank Mystic Aquarium for their donation of four admission tickets for the weekly drawing to be held on July 1st.






4thWheeler Library will be closed on July 2nd and 4th to celebrate Independence Day.







seedSEED LENDING PROGRAM – On Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm, Bill Paradis will discuss the summer garden including sustainable methods for managing the summer garden in times of heat or drought, or when the gardener is away. There will also be an introduction to seed saving.
The seed lending library is open to the public, providing a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds. Plant the seeds at home or in your community garden, enjoy the harvest, then save the seeds and return them to the seed library for others to plant next season.
Bill Paradis, an organic farmer and gardener for over 30 years, has worked as a professional grower, raising specialty produce for chefs and retail markets. For the past 5 years, Bill has worked as a consultant to new and small farms, advising and training new farmers and non-profit organizations in sustainable and ecologically responsible methods. Along with private commercial growers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, Bill is currently working with several non-profit and school-based agricultural efforts throughout New England, promoting the implementation of season extension techniques in order to increase access to affordable healthy produce for low-income communities.

Important 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 forinterlibrarym 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 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