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Family Storytime. Meets on Tuesdays at 10:30. Stories, songs and more.  For children 5 and under with a caregiver. There will be no session on March 12th.  Free and open to all.
Yoga for Kids with Miss Kim. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30. No sessions on March 6th,7th and March 13th and 14th.  For children 5 and under with a caregiver. Free and open to all.
Lunch Bunch Storytime, Wednesdays at 11:30. Hear some stories over lunch, then stay and play. For children 5 and under with a caregiver. No session on March 13th. Free and open to all.
Read to Phantom the Therapy Dog. Saturdays, April 13th and May 11th. 11 am to noon. Call and register for a slot to practice your reading. Free and open to all.


Christine M. Rockledge began extensively researching Norwich State Hospital in 2009 and allied with the Preston Historical Society in 2011. She has spoken publicly raising awareness on the importance of Norwich State Hospital’s local contribution to mental health and Connecticut history and how it applies today. Many of the images in this book come from former hospital staff and their families and have never been seen before by the public. Sponsored by the Friends of Wheeler Library and the North Stonington Historical Society.


Creative Writing Bootcamp for Adults, Four Tuesday Evenings. 7-8pm begins March 26th.
This four-week course is focused on breaking down hurdles to creative writing and sharing tools for success. Each class will include short readings, discussion, and writing.  $20 for the four-week course, Tuesday nights from 7-8 pm at the library. Taught by Sarah Starr Murphy, freelance writer and editor for The Forge Literary Magazine.
(3/26) -Week 1: Inspiration and Finding Time – How do you find the time to begin a writing practice? What if you find time and lack anything to write about? We’ll discuss ways to jump start your creativity and set individual goals for the course.
(4/2) – Week 2: Drafting, Drafting, Drafting – We’ll discuss what to do with a first draft (write!) and what not to do (worry!), with examples, strategies, and ways to get unstuck. Participants will be encouraged to write in whatever genre or form most interests them.
(4/9) Week 3: The Magic of Revision – We’ll take a look at the secret to all great writing – revision. We’ll discuss the difference between revising and editing, strategies for revising your own work, and how to choose a critique partner.
(4/16) – Week 4 – The Wide World of Publication – This final week will include discussion of what to do with your writing when it’s finished. We will take a look at self-publishing, traditional publishing, and other alternatives for sharing your work, including writer’s groups and open mics. We will also make time for any writer who wishes to share a selection of their project with the group.
Call the library or stop in to register. You may also register on Eventbrite here .




Drop in and Draw — Want to draw but don’t ever have time or a supportive group to create with? This group is for you! Everyone is welcome, beginning to more advanced level, we will all help each other grow! This is a group of artists working together, learning from each other as we work. Work time will be Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:45. Group begins on March 21st.
You can bring an object you want to draw, or you can bring a photo of a person or scene you want to use as a drawing resource. Realistic or more abstract, your choice of approach. Every artist is unique…that’s the joy of art!
Bring your own materials, pencils, pens, charcoal, sketchbook or paper and drawing board and an open attitude!  Free and open to high school students and adults. Come whenever you can; hope to see you there! Sue Starr will moderate this group.



COOKBOOK CLUB meets Thursday, April 4th from 6 to 7:30pm.

Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
New York Times columnist Melissa Clark’s dinner is meant to be just that!  One amazing dish that is so delicious and full of flavor, that no sides are needed!  This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game!  The book is organized by main ingredient- chicken, meat, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta, etc. There is something for every mood, season, and amount of time you want to spend in the kitchen.  Sheet pan chicken with harissa, burgers with chorizo, and curried lentils with poached eggs, just to name a few.  Come join the Cookbook club on April 4th at 6pm and devour this wonderful book.  Please register with Jenn Richter at and submit your recipe selection.  Limit 20 registrants. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the library.

New Yoga Classes added:

Twisty Kids Yoga, Thursdays 3:30 to 4:15. Eight-week series of classes for Grades K through 3 begins March 28th. Learn creative movement concepts and yoga postures designed with kids’ imagination and fun in mind. Children also learn relaxation techniques and practice kindness. Fee is $65. To register, please contact Miss Kim,
Girls Chill, Thursday 4:30 to 5:30. Eight-week series of classes Grades 4 through 7 begins March 28th. Learn gentle flow yoga poses and practice techniques that relax and calm the mind and body. Girls will learn to develop strength and coordination while building confidence and self-esteem. Fee is $80. To register, please contact Miss Kim,