The Conant Public Library will be closed on Saturday, September 3rd and Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.
It’s officially summer and what better time to kick back and read? The Adult Summer Reading Program is going on now until Labor Day weekend. Come in to the library and check out some form of reading material for adults, including books, audio books, and magazines, and receive a raffle ticket to win prizes from our raffle! Local businesses are generously offering wonderful prizes for the program. Happy Reading!
Preschool here we come! We're hosting a special storytime just for children entering preschool this fall. This special storytime will include fun songs, stories and crafts perfect for your preschooler-to-be! Preschool storytime will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:30 am in the Baker Room of the library. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.
Join us for a family movie night presentation of the 2016 live-action remake of The Jungle Book, rated PG. Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a young boy raised in the jungle, embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs alongside the carefree bear Baloo (Bill Murray) and the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley). Along the way, they face the menacing Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and a variety of other interesting jungle creatures. The movie will be shown on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00pm in the Baker Room of the Conant Public Library in Sterling. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.
Cemetery educators, The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive”, will be presenting a virtual tour, called “Welcome to the Graveyard”, centered around Sterling’s six local cemeteries, at the Chocksett Middle School Theatre on Monday, September 19th at 6pm. The 90 minute presentation, hosted by the Conant Public Library, is built on photographs recently taken in these special and interesting burying places around Sterling and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Sterling Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as by the Friends of the Conant Library. No registration is required.
We're happy to announce a new book club for children – the Picture Book Club! This new book club will feature beautifully illustrated picture books of all different genres and help encourage an early love of reading. Our first book will be A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and we will meet on Thursday, September 22nd at 2 pm (a half-day for WRSD schools) in the Baker Room. Youth grades K through 2 are invited to read the book ahead of time and then join us for a themed snack and print making activity. Copies of the book are available for check out at the children’s desk in the library. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409.
The Sterling Public Library's Cookbook Club will be having breakfast for dinner in September! Join us on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm as we enjoy recipes from Brunch @ Bobby's by Bobby Flay. Each participant chooses a different recipe from the book, prepares the dish, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of good food, great conversation, and new recipes. Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.
The Conant Public Library will present a musical evening with North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk band from Edinburgh, on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm. This free concert will take place at Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Road, Sterling. North Sea Gas is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, mixing great vocals, numerous instruments, and good-humored storytelling into an entertaining evening. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Sterling Library at (978) 422-6409.
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