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April 25 - May 1

In-person Chess Club for Kids!

Wednesday, April 27 @ 4:30 PM

Welcome to Mystic Noank Library’s Chess Club! The club welcomes children grade 3 and up! We will be meeting on Wednesdays after school from 4:30  to 5:30 p.m.

Children should know how the chess pieces move before their first visit. We teach chess strategy, chess sportsmanship, and organize games. 

Sportsman-like conduct is always a goal. Members must be respectful of each other's play, and at the end of each game, win or lose, members must be cordial with one another.

Instructor: 

Michael Grater, library associate and chess enthusiast, leads our Chess Club. He grew up playing chess and continues to play for fun.  Chess is a great game that builds concentration, patience, planning, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills in children, teens and adults.

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Poetry in the Park

Saturday, April 30 @ 10:00 AM 

April is National Poetry Month. Come to Mystic River Park on Saturday, April 30 from 10 to 12 to celebrate with your friends and local notables by reading a favorite poem. Introduce the crowd to your favorite poem and poet with a short explanation about why the poem is special to you. Kevin Booker Jr. will be our host, and Lisa Starr of the Mystic Arts Cafe will lead us off. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Chris Bradley to let her know approximately what time you would like to read.

In case of rain, we will read indoors at Mystic & Noank Library 40 Library St. 


May 2 - 8

Celebrate Spring: May Pole Dance & Flower Cone for Preschoolers and their Families!

Monday, May 2 @ 11:00 AM

Children First Groton Mystic/Noank/Groton Long Point Neighborhood Group will lead us in May Pole Dance & Flower Cone activity on Monday, May 2 at 11 AM (rain date Friday, May 7th) for preschoolers and their families!

Celebrate "May Day" with us! Learn about the May Pole and join us in dance! Make a flower cone to gift to a loved one!

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Writers' Group

Monday, May 2 @ 4:00 PM 

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room. The sessions are open to anyone who feels like writing.

Loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in "Writing Down the Bones," the sessions are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes. A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box. For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don't stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it's something like, "I have no idea what to write..." Each person shares what they've written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or a subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again. Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You'll be surprised at the places you'll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they're therapeutic, and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down. 

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In-person Chess Club for Kids!

Wednesday, May 4 @ 4:30 PM

Welcome to Mystic Noank Library’s Chess Club! The club welcomes children grade 3 and up! We will be meeting on Wednesdays after school from 4:30  to 5:30 p.m.

Children should know how the chess pieces move before their first visit. We teach chess strategy, chess sportsmanship, and organize games. 

Sportsman-like conduct is always a goal. Members must be respectful of each other's play, and at the end of each game, win or lose, members must be cordial with one another.

Instructor: 

Michael Grater, library associate and chess enthusiast, leads our Chess Club. He grew up playing chess and continues to play for fun.  Chess is a great game that builds concentration, patience, planning, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills in children, teens and adults.

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Wings of Fire In-Person Meet-up

Wednesday, May 4 @ 4:30 PM

Join Hazel and Iris on May 4th at 4:30 pm for a Wings of Fire book discussion meet up for ages 8 and up! We will be focusing on the third book in the series.

This is an in-person program. Class size is limited.  Registration is required to attend this program. 

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Digital Program: Food Explorers Cooking Class for Kids!

Saturday, May 7 @ 3:00 PM

Join Food Explorers to make Sweet Pizza! Make your own pizza dough and make your toppings sweet instead of savory with Strawberries and Nutella!  

You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Strawberries
  • Nutella
  • And any additional sweet toppings like banana, sprinkles, peanut butter, etc

Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results.

Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a Food Explorer in no time!

This is an online program. Class size is limited. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. For families with children ages 7 and up. You only need to register one family member.

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