Sep 252016

Gillette Castle Programfellner

 Join us at Wheeler Library on Monday, September 26 at 7 pm for a program with architect and photographer George Fellner. George will speak about the architecture, landscape, and history of Gillette Castle. Intriguing bits of information relating to the life and work of William Gillette are also offered. Please call Wheeler Library at 860 535 0383 with any questions about the program. Sponsored by the Friends of Wheeler Library & the North Stonington Historical Society.




Fall Family Storytime at Wheeler Library begins NEXT week……..

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  October 4 – November 15
Stories, songs, fingerplays and more!
For children under 5 and their caregivers.
Family storytime is a special activity to share with the children in your life. Little ones and grown-ups will laugh and sing together as we learn to love reading!
Call or stop by the desk to register. Email us at

Kids’ Yoga @ Wheeler Library

Kim Signor will be teaching a variety of classes this fall at the library. Please email her at for more information or stop by the library for more information on schedule and fees. Print out a registration form here
“Lil’ Yogis” ~ 2-4 years old on
Wednesdays at 10:30 am – come anytime.
(this is a free class)
“Twisty Kids” ~ 4-8 years old on Tuesdays at 3:30.
 Bus drops kids from No. Sto Elementary
“Girl Power” ~ 8-11 years old on Tuesdays at 4:45.
“Tween Zensation” ~ 11-14 years old on Tuesdays at 6:00
“Teen Chill” four week trial. Saturdays at 10:30am beginning  October 22nd.


Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms
 around North Stonington
The North Stonington Garden Club will hold a talk with speaker Russ Cohen on Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30. A walk will also be held, leaving from the Hewitt Farm parking lot on Hewitt Road near the junction of Route 2 at 1pm. Both events are free and open to all.
The area in and around North Stonington is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts, and dozens of species of edible mushrooms.
 Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 90-minute slide show entitled “Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around North Stonington”.  It covers over 50 of the tastiest species the region has to offer.  These range from plants everyone knows well, like Daisies and Dandelions, to plants they may never have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flower.  About a dozen of the tastiest (and easiest to recognize) mushroom species are included as well, from Morels in the spring, Black Chanterelles in the summer and Hen of the Woods mushrooms in the fall.  Russ will present information for each species on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.  Russ will also bring along handouts and a foraged goodie for people to taste.
And, if you can’t make Mr. Cohen’s program, the Friends of Wheeler Library will host a Mushroom Walk with Maggie Jones of the DPNC, on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30. Meet at Hewitt Farm. Free and open to all.

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 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.