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September 20 - 27

Free Math Help

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 2:30 - 4:00/ 5:00 PM

In the Children's Room

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!

 

College Essay Workshop Series: Week 1 How to Help

Tuesday, September 21 @ 7:00 PM 

The college essay isn't just another academic essay and it doesn't have to be a painful process for you or your child / student. Join veteran teacher, college essay consultant, and Mystic resident Kristie Schmidt as she shares with participants her over 20 years of experience working with high school seniors on college essays from start to finish. Learn the dos and don'ts and break through the procrastination into productivity (weeks 1 and 2), experience the Common Application prompts deconstructed--find out what admissions officers look for, expect to read, and how to deliver, and walk away with a topic, started draft, and some feedback (weeks 3 and 4). Each session is one hour and includes time for Q&A.

Week 1: How to Help For parents only. You want to help. You also want this essay done yesterday. What's a parent to do? A walk through on how best to help your child / student. It might not be what you expect!

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Week 2: Getting Started | Tuesday, September 28 at 7PM
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Week 3: Deconstructing the Common App Prompts and Finding a Topic | Tuesday, October 5 at 7PM
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Week 4: Drafting and Feedback | Tuesday, October 12 at 7PM
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Register for Week 1

 

Digital Program: Eat This Not That

Thursday, September 23 @ 6:00 PM  

Nutrition plays a big role in our health, energy, and mood. Join us for this fun and interactive nutrition program, and learn how making simple tweaks in our foods lead to big results!

Jill Patterson, RDN, is an award-winning registered dietician nutritionist, certified fitness instructor, and personal trainer. She specializes in employee wellness and school nutrition and is passionate about helping people live their happiest lives.

Register here

 

Family Yoga

Friday, September 24 @ 10:30 AM 

Join us for family yoga on the Library lawn. This is a joyful way for children to explore movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination, and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

This energetic class teaches body awareness and basic teacher/student dynamic using sing-along and movement to act out favorite animals, nursery rhymes, and songs. Children also learn how they can use their breath and other skills to calm themselves down when feeling silly or upset.

Bring your own blanket or mat. We ask that you continue to wear a mask while attending in-person programs. Participants are asked to remain socially distanced and masks will be required until you are sitting with your family group. Registration required.

Register Here

 

Outside Storytime on the Library Lawn!

Saturday, September 25 @ 10:30 AM

Come to the Mystic & Noank Library for a special socially distant Story Time on the library lawn! Bring a picnic blanket, a snack, and your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories! Best for ages 2-5. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required.

Register Here 

 

Bringthehoopla

Saturday, September 25 @ 10:30 AM 

Join us as BringtheHoopla LLC creates a welcoming environment, and provides music and a sound system, and allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction, age appropriate games and team building activities. Self-expression and creativity is encouraged!

This workshop will take place on the Library lawn. We ask that you continue to wear a mask while attending in-person programs. Participants are asked to remain socially distanced and masks will be required until you are stationed with your family group. Class size is limited. Registration required.

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September 27 - October 3

Free Math Help

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 2:30 - 4:00/ 5:00 PM

In the Children's Room

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!

CLAMS Book Group

Monday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM 

Classic Literature At Mystic (CLAMS) is a group of readers who want to engage in conversation about literature of various genres considered to be "classics." Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Titles are chosen by majority vote. Meet in person or via Zoom. Find out this month's title selection in the library's latest monthly eblast. You must email Sally Salancy to get the Zoom link. This group is open to the public.

To register email Sally Salancy at salancy@gmail.com

 

Books Sandwiched In Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, September 28 @ 12:00 PM

Join our group, Books Sandwiched In, in partnership with the Mystic YMCA. The program is FREE and will run the last Tuesday of every month at 12:00pm.

This month Books Sandwiched In will be reading Malcom Gladwell’s newest book, The Bomber Mafia, which follows the development of precision aerial bombardment in WWII as a means to limit casualties.

REGISTER HERE

 

College Essay Workshop Series: Week 2 Getting Started

Tuesday, September 28 @ 7:00 PM

The college essay isn't just another academic essay and it doesn't have to be a painful process for you or your child / student. Join veteran teacher, college essay consultant, and Mystic resident Kristie Schmidt as she shares with participants her over 20 years of experience working with high school seniors on college essays from start to finish. Learn the dos and don'ts and break through the procrastination into productivity (weeks 1 and 2), experience the Common Application prompts deconstructed--find out what admissions officers look for, expect to read, and how to deliver, and walk away with a topic, started draft, and some feedback (weeks 3 and 4). Each session is one hour and includes time for Q&A.

Week 2: Getting Started For parents and students. Identifying values, traits, and compelling life stories. Experience the Gateless writing methodology to break through the hesitation, the inner critic, and the paralysis. No judgement. Plenty of positive feedback and ideas.

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Who Gets To Be An American? One Chinese Immigrant's View

Wednesday September 29 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for this talk and community conversation led by local resident, Phoebe Huang, in connection to this year's One Book One Region selection: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. Integrating her own personal experiences as a Chinese immigrant, research, and current events, her talk explores the differences between ethnicity, race, nationality, and citizenship in order to elborate on the question raised by Charles Yu in Interior Chinatown: "Who gets to be an American?" Her full description and bio is below.

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Talk Description 
"Who gets to be an American?" Not only Asians, but almost every immigrant to this country has grappled with where they fit in the national identity.

My family was fortunate to be granted asylum in the United States in 1950. My father, a Chinese diplomat who served as Deputy Foreign Minister, was forced to leave the Mainland when the Communist Regime took power. I arrived at the age of 4; and while I have been embraced by this country, have been proud to become a US citizen, the issue of 'who gets to be an American?' truly American, not a hyphenated-American, is still front and center. 

This talk hopes to open a dialogue on that important question. The answer is fundamental to who we are as a country, and how we survive ongoing global dislocations of every variety.

Speaker Bio 
Phoebe K Huang has held executive positions in major U.S. Financial Services companies. She became a Master Gardener and put that know-how into creating vegetable and flower gardens, a highlight of her life. In retirement, she is now re-exploring her world through writing. She earned her BA from Mt. Holyoke (1967) and her PhD from the University of Connecticut (1977).

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Outside Storytime on the Library Lawn

Saturday, October 2 @ 10:30 AM

Come to the Mystic & Noank Library for a special socially distant Story Time on the library lawn! Bring a picnic blanket, a snack, and your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories! Best for ages 2-5. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

Register Here

 

 

Tripledale Farm: Petting Zoo

Saturday, October 2 @ 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Petting Zoo: Details to follow

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October 4 - 10

Free Math Help

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 2:30 - 4:00/ 5:00 PM

In the Children's Room

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!

College Essay Workshop Series: Week 3 Finding a Topic

Tuesday, October 5 @ 7:00 PM

The college essay isn't just another academic essay and it doesn't have to be a painful process for you or your child / student. Join veteran teacher, college essay consultant, and Mystic resident Kristie Schmidt as she shares with participants her over 20 years of experience working with high school seniors on college essays from start to finish. Learn the dos and don'ts and break through the procrastination into productivity (weeks 1 and 2), experience the Common Application prompts deconstructed--find out what admissions officers look for, expect to read, and how to deliver, and walk away with a topic, started draft, and some feedback (weeks 3 and 4). Each session is one hour and includes time for Q&A.

Week 3: Deconstructing the Common App Prompts and Finding a Topic For students only. What do the prompts really mean? How literally must you stick to them? What's possible for a topic? What's taboo? Brainstorming possible topics.

Register Here

 

Book Writers Group

Wednesday, October 6 @ 6:00 PM

We now alternate between in person and Zoom meetings. View our schedule to see the meeting format.

Come join a committed writing group: the Book Writers! Whether you're all finished with 50,000 words from National Novel Writing Month and want to go to the next step, need to make the finishing touches on a manuscript, or you're just getting started, one of the best ways to keep going is to work with a group of other writers with their own projects and pursuits to keep you motivated. Sign up for a workshop slot and get serious about getting published. 

Before each meeting, we read two pieces of writing from a group member. Then, we get together, discuss, critique, and share our reactions and feedback. Register so that Erik, our Adult Services Librarian, can contact you with more information about participating.

Register Here

 

Community Shred Day

Saturday, October 9 @ 10:00 AM 

All members of the community are invited to take advantage of our safe and secure shredding and recycling service, generously hosted by Chelsea Groton Bank. Bring up to three file size boxes of confidential, personal, and business documents for complimentary shredding. This will be set up outdoors in the MNL parking lot on Elm Street.

 

Outside Storytime on the Library Lawn

Saturday, October 9 @ 10:30 AM

Come to the Mystic & Noank Library for a special socially distant Story Time on the library lawn! Bring a picnic blanket, a snack, and your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories! Best for ages 2-5. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

Register Here

 

Let's Upcycle Halloween Costumes Together!

Saturday, October 9 @ 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Come prepared with scissors and an open mind full of creativity! Come with an idea or come up with one while you're here. All ages are welcome!

You bring: old clothes (i.e. t-shirts, old costumes, sheets, outgrown princess dresses, graduation gowns, old pajamas. etc.), extra fabrics and embellishments!

We provide: Needles, thread, instruction, cardboard, duct tape, scissors, glue and some extra garments/fabrics will be on hand.

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