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. 

 

 

Beginning Monday, March 30th, Wheeler Library will offer curbside service for your printing needs. If you need something printed, copied, scanned or faxed, we will do it for you at the library. You can drop off and pick up by prior arrangement, and we maintain social distance, and follow all safety precautions. Call us during phone hours 10am-1pm Monday – Friday, or email us anytime, and we will help you. We do charge a bit for printing (.50/color page; .15 b/w page) and faxing $1/page to send or receive, with a discount after 5 pages. Library email address is wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com. Phone is 860.535.0383

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Curbside Service!
 
While we are closed to the public,
Wheeler Library offers a curbside pickup service
for library materials.
We will do this for one week at a time,
and service may end at any time.
This service is for North Stonington residents only.
 
How it works:
 
  • Email wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com or call — between 10am and 1pm Monday through Friday — with your requests – item availability will be limited to our collection only as the statewide interlibrary loan service has been halted for the time being.
 
  • Work with us to schedule a pick-up time (10am to 1pm Monday – Friday).
 
  • Call us when you arrive and we will come to your car (with gloves on) and put the materials in the trunk, or leave them for you on the steps once you arrive.
 
  • Please return items in the bookdrop when you are finished with them. The bookdrop will be open 24/7. Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Or… give us a general idea of what you’d like (ten picture books, a couple of historical fiction books, a 500-piece puzzle, DVDs, some early elementary chapter books, etc.
 
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Additional Digital Content we are collecting from near and far:  
 North Stonington writer and editor Sarah Starr Murphy has shared a Creative Writing Packet for tweens, teens and older, interested elementary school students. For any questions, contact her at sarah@starrmurphy.com.

Need Seeds? Send us an email anytime (wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com) or give us a call 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday, and we will check the drawers. If we can help, we will package them up for curbside pickup.

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.

ON HIATUS….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. 

ON HIATUS - 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.

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Spring Writing Workshop POSTPONED!

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

The Spring Gardening Programs are all postponed or cancelled. We will update this page when we have new dates for any of them. 

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. 

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE - TBD.


A book launch and concert featuring local author Gunilla Norris and the musical group RiverFlow. Norris will read from her new memoir Touched By Blessing and perform with RiverFlow, a group that also includes Steve Gilardi, Barbara Harvey, Natalie Billing, and Frank Pendola.

Known for their acoustic roots and folk flavored music, RiverFlow's latest CD is called Warmed: Songs of Heart and Spirit, featuring Gunilla's lyrics. All proceeds from the CD go to the Warm Center. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored with Bank Square Books.

POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 21st. 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.

In conjunction with his current photography show at the library, Bob Degoursey will present a talk and slideshow about the common and not-so-common creatures below the surface of our coastal waters. Most people have the wrong impression about Long Island Sound, believing that the sea floor found beneath its murky waters is muddy, drab and uninteresting. Most people learning how to SCUBA dive forego local waters, heading instead to the tropical locations they see on TV. They’re missing a whole world of fabulous, fascinating sea creatures in our own backyard. Through 34 years of being a scientific research diver at UConn’s Marine Sciences Program, Bob has been afforded the opportunity to photograph many of our interesting and often beautiful sea creatures. You’re invited to spend an evening getting to know some of them. Wed, April 1st at 7pm. Free and open to all.

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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