JTL Events Calendar

Sat. August 24, 2019
  • Movie: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Sat. August 24, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe. Running time 135 minutes. Rated PG.

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Mon. August 26, 2019
  • Introduction to the Harmonica

    Mon. August 26, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Monday afternoons. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. Each participant will receive a Hohner Special 20 C Harmonica will free online lessons, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. This initiative was made possible by the Hartford Foundation and the Connecticut State Library. Registration required. This program is geared for ages 9 to 17, however adults may also register.

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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. August 26, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    ~~Bring a yoga mat or towel for this free Kundalini Yoga practice in our community room.
    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

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Tue. August 27, 2019
  • Magic the Gathering - Pauper Draft

    Tue. August 27, 2019  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    JTL just received a donation of magic cards. We will build decks via a draft and play on an even footing. Free Cards...

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Thu. August 29, 2019
  • Sailing Towards my Father - one act play

    Thu. August 29, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sailing Towards my Father
    Performed by Stephen Collins

    written and directed by Carl A. Rossi
    Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play about Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick; The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathanial Hawthorne.

    Performed as a Theater in the Round -
    http://unlaunchedvoices.com/herman-melville-sailing-towards-my-father/

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Mon. September 2, 2019
  • Closed for Labor Day

    Mon. September 2, 2019

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Tue. September 3, 2019
  • First Tuesday Film - The Tomorrow Man

    Tue. September 3, 2019  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff. Critics are hailing The Tomorrow Man as, "a radiant love story that will warm your heart." (New York Observer)

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  • Chess Club

    Tue. September 3, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Learn how to play chess and play with others. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Ages 7-12

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Wed. September 4, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. September 4, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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  • Lego Building

    Wed. September 4, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Build a unique creation using a variety of LEGO bricks. Ages 4 and up.

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Thu. September 5, 2019
  • Game Night - Learn to play Terraforming Mars

    Thu. September 5, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. September 5, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

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Sat. September 7, 2019
  • Pokémon Club

    Sat. September 7, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bring your cards to trade or a device with a Pokémon game to play with friends! All ages welcome.

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Mon. September 9, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. September 9, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

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  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. September 9, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Make Solar Prints
    Ages 6 and up (or 5 with parental help.)

    Please register here or call 860-642-7763 (space is limited).
    STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.

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  • Introduction to the Harmonica

    Mon. September 9, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Monday afternoons. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. Each participant will receive a Hohner Special 20 C Harmonica will free online lessons, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. This initiative was made possible by the Hartford Foundation and the Connecticut State Library. Registration required. This program is geared for ages 9 to 17, however adults may also register.

    See more details
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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. September 9, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Bring a yoga mat or towel for this free Kundalini Yoga practice in our community room.
    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

    See more details
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Tue. September 10, 2019
  • Film series with Joy - The Best of Enemies

    Tue. September 10, 2019  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This film series will look at some lesser known yet key American films that are worth your viewing. Feel free to stay after the film and discuss in depth your reaction to the film with Joy.

    Description:Based on a true story, Ann Atwater, a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local KKK leader, blaze the way for school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971.

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  • CT partnership for long term care

    Tue. September 10, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    CT Partnership for Long-Term Care

    You have your 401(k)…
      Your diversified portfolio…
          Your retirement nest egg...

    You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. It’s a fact: Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $157,700. And Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs.

    Now there's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care should be part of your retirement plan. These policies assure you of the highest quality standards. They’re affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation, and – most important – give you peace of mind through your retirement years.

    Free Seminar. JTL will be sponsoring a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speakers Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how the State’s Partnership for Long-Term Care can help you plan ahead for your future long term care needs.

    No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed – just information that you should know.

    P.S. Even if you’ve put aside money for your retirement, such as through a 401(k), these assets are vulnerable should you need long-term care. Our free seminar will explain how long-term care insurance can help protect your retirement investments.

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Wed. September 11, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. September 11, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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Thu. September 12, 2019
  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. September 12, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

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Mon. September 16, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. September 16, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Introduction to the Harmonica

    Mon. September 16, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Professional musician Don Donegan will offer an easy four-session introduction to the versatile harmonica on Monday afternoons. He will teach breathing techniques, basic scales, easy music theory, and some simple songs. Each participant will receive a Hohner Special 20 C Harmonica will free online lessons, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. This initiative was made possible by the Hartford Foundation and the Connecticut State Library. Registration required. This program is geared for ages 9 to 17, however adults may also register.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks upstairs

    Mon. September 16, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

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  • Book Discussion Group

    Mon. September 16, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    John Steinbeck’s novella, The Moon Is Down

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Tue. September 17, 2019
  • Chess Club

    Tue. September 17, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Learn how to play chess and play with others. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Ages 7-12

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  • CT Author Trail - Liz Mugavero

    Tue. September 17, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Local author Liz Mugavero will read from and discuss her cat-related mystery novels.

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Wed. September 18, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. September 18, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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  • JTL Numeg Book Club

    Wed. September 18, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The JTL Nutmeg Book Club is a discussion group for kids in grades 4-6 (ages 8-12).

    Each meeting will include lively discussion, activities, and a delicious book-related treat.

    September’s selection will be Nutmeg Intermediate nominee Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. When Amy Anne discovers her favorite book is missing from her elementary school library because a parent thought it was inappropriate, she fights back by starting an illegal locker library, which turns into a battle over book banning and censorship in her school. This month’s snack will be forbidden chocolate cake.

    *Books will be available to borrow the month prior to each event. Registration is required.

    Read more about it on our website.

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  • Book Brigade!

    Wed. September 18, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Help us move the books across the street from the Community Center in preparation for the annual book sale! Many hands make light work.

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Thu. September 19, 2019
  • Board of Trustees - JTL

    Thu. September 19, 2019  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mon. September 23, 2019
  • Homeschool Board Games

    Mon. September 23, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Come choose a board game from the library shelves to play with other homeschoolers. You are also welcome to bring your own board games to share.

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  • Breathwalk with Gajinder

    Mon. September 23, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    “Breathwalk combines walking with the breath as a meditation that yields great returns for your whole being. We will practice a new pattern while walking around the green and finish with a gong bath relaxation. 6:30-7:45pm”

    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

    See more details
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Thu. September 26, 2019
  • Device night

    Thu. September 26, 2019  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    How to use your computer and phone to improve your life instead of taking over your life. Bring your tech issues to us.

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  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. September 26, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

    See more details
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Fri. September 27, 2019
  • Friends of JTL Book Sale Preview

    Fri. September 27, 2019  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sat. September 28, 2019
  • Friends of JTL Used Book Sale

    Sat. September 28, 2019  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Sun. September 29, 2019
  • Friends of JTL Used Book Sale

    Sun. September 29, 2019  12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Mon. September 30, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. September 30, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. September 30, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

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Tue. October 1, 2019
  • First Tuesday Film - Rocketman

    Tue. October 1, 2019  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Bio-pic about Elton John

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  • Chess Club

    Tue. October 1, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Learn how to play chess and play with others. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Ages 7-12

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Wed. October 2, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 2, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • Lego Building

    Wed. October 2, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Build a unique creation using a variety of LEGO bricks. Ages 4 and up.

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Thu. October 3, 2019
  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. October 3, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

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  • Broadway Karaoke

    Thu. October 3, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sing Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, Ed Sheeran or Billie Eilish - Lyrics will not be edited so no sensitive ears, please. There will be snacks.

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Mon. October 7, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. October 7, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. October 7, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    ~~Come find community with other homeschool families while we provide a monthly STEAM activity for your children. The activities will be geared toward ages 6 and up, but we will have toys available for younger siblings to play with.  Please register here or call 860-642-7763 (space is limited).

    STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. October 7, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

    See more details
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Tue. October 8, 2019
  • Film series with Joy - Smoke Signals

    Tue. October 8, 2019  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This film series will look at some lesser known yet key American films that are worth your viewing. Feel free to stay after the film and discuss in depth your reaction to the film with Joy.

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  • Mary Mahoney - Books as therapy

    Tue. October 8, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Wed. October 9, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 9, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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Thu. October 10, 2019
  • Game Night

    Thu. October 10, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. October 10, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

    See more details
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Mon. October 14, 2019
  • Closed for Columbus Day

    Mon. October 14, 2019

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Tue. October 15, 2019
  • Chess Club

    Tue. October 15, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Learn how to play chess and play with others. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Ages 7-12

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  • Book Discussion Group Matt Earls leads The Library Book

    Tue. October 15, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Wed. October 16, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 16, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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Thu. October 17, 2019
  • Dungeons and Dragons Campaign begins

    Thu. October 17, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    D&D players will create characters and begin a campaign led by Matthew Bessette.
    Players must register in advance, Limit 6.

    See more details
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  • Board of Trustees - JTL

    Thu. October 17, 2019  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mon. October 21, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. October 21, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. October 21, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

    See more details
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Wed. October 23, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 23, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • JTL Nutmeg Book Club

    Wed. October 23, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The JTL Nutmeg Book Club is a discussion group for kids in grades 4-6 (ages 8-12).

    Each meeting will include lively discussion, activities, and a delicious book-related treat.

    *Books will be available to borrow the month prior to each event. Registration is required.

    Read more about it on our website.

    See more details
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