NORTH STONINGTON'S LIBRARY SINCE 1908

Wheeler Library is the cultural center of our community and the place North Stonington residents  gather for the discovery of ideas & the joy of reading.  Materials, programs and services for everyone. 

Upcoming Events @ YOUR LIBRARY

Thinking about getting your tomato and pepper plants started? We have restocked the drawers in our Seed Lending Library. Come have a look and take what you need from a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds. More will be added later in the season.

Yoga with Kim – Wednesdays — 8:45-10am. Detailed instruction practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body, allowing new students to easily follow the class. Emphasis on linking breath with body movement. Each week we will make a simple, full circuit of the body’s range of motion to bring relaxation, balance and challenge to the body and mind. Both relaxing and revitalizing, a nice way to start the day. Kim is 200 hour certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy.  Please pay Kim at your first class ($96 for eight sessions). Drop in fee $15/class.  A portion of the proceeds benefits Wheeler Library. 

Love to write? This monthly group is led by Sarah Starr-Murphy, writer, editor and North Stonington resident. Free and open to all middle and high school age students.

Time for the Friends' Book Sale! Treasures for all ages and interests. The Sale begins with a Preview on Monday, March 9th from 6 to 8pm. Get a first look at two rooms of books, DVDs, and more for a donation of $5. The Sale runs Tuesday, March 10th through Saturday, March 14th during library hours.
Saturday, get a bag of books for just $5!
Thanks and a Note about Donations: As our book sale approaches, we are happy to take your great donations, especially recent non-fiction, bestsellers, and children's books. A gentle reminder that we cannot take any textbooks, encyclopedias, musty items, or outdated books. Those can be recycled at the Transfer Station.
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Spring Writing Workshop

Have you always wanted to try creative writing but aren’t sure where to start? Do you enjoy writing but want to take your craft to the next level? Are you looking for some gentle but useful feedback on your work? This is the class for you!

This class will have an alternating format. One week we will try our hands at a variety of fun, inspiring writing prompts. The next week, volunteers will submit work for the group’s critique. We will learn a new quick-critique format to focus our responses. Develop a practice that works for you, no matter your genre, style, or experience!

 Spring session is four Thursday nights from 6-7 pm, April 9th – April 30th. Cost for this series is $40.

Sarah Starr Murphy is a working writer and editor for The Forge Literary Magazine.  TO REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intensive-writing-workshops-tickets-92772112887

vUpcoming Gardening Programs at Wheeler Library  

Spring and Summer Gardening Tips. Friday, March 20th, 10:15 – 11:30. The North Stonington Garden Club presents a program with Dr. Yonghao Lee, an experienced plant pathologist. Lee will discuss common issues and answer your gardening questions. General care; pruning; water management; as well as fertilizing and disease control in lawns, flower and vegetable gardens. Dr. Lee works at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. Free & open to all.  

 Recycle to Feed Your Soil: The Basics of Backyard Composting.  Monday, March 30th at 6:30. Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and gardens? And convert your food waste and yard waste into a valuable source of nutrients for your garden?  Master Gardener Caroleen Frey will cover general principles, compost structures (bins, barrels, piles), and proper ingredients for your compost pile.  Learn about “green and brown” compost elements and carbon to nitrogen ratios to optimize the composting process and vermi-culture composting (worm farming).  Getting started is easier than you think! Caroleen will share materials from the recent UConn Master Composting workshops. Free & open to all.

Dahlias 2020: Preparing for a new Dahlia Season. Monday, April 13th at 6:30. For all dahlia growers from novice to advanced gardeners. This program will cover dahlia forms, cultivation best practices, and dahlia resources. Emphasis will be on spring procedures to ensure best and most abundant summer blooms, including starting tubers in pots and growing dahlias from cuttings. Master Gardener Caroleen Frey is an award-winning dahlia grower and dahlia judge. During the program, Caroleen will demonstrate dividing tubers for early spring planting, and also discuss propagating from cuttings.

 

Gardening 101: A Basic Introduction Course for the Beginning Gardener. Mondays, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th. 6:30 to 8pm.  Instruction and demonstration by Garden Club members, master gardeners and gardening professionals. Topics will include site selection for your garden; soil analysis and preparation; basic plant needs; right plant, right place; plant selection; planting techniques; Integrated Pest Management; plant nutrition; fertilization; cultivation; harvesting; pest control; winter preparation and cover crops. For more information about this course and to register, email  info@nsgardenclub.org

 

Do you love to crochet or knit? Are you looking for fellow crafters who share your passion? Then join our needlecrafting group! We meet every week to work on projects, chat, and learn from each other. Please bring your own supplies. 

Don't miss these magical oil paintings.

Our next book discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30. We will talk about the novel The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Shop at Wheeler Library for local items – ghee, honey, syrup, Tucchio prints, paintings by local artists, and more.

GIVE TO WHEELER LIBRARY

Wheeler Library is a private, independent public library. Funding comes from generous donations from the community, income generated from an endowment left by the Wheeler Family, bequests, the town of North Stonington and the Friends of Wheeler Library.  We depend in large part on the generosity of individuals and organizations for a large part of our budget. Thank you for your support!
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