Our Pajama Monster is back and it’s hungry! We are once again participating in the Boston Bruin’s PJ Drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons! All pajama donations must be brand new and range in sizes for babies, toddlers, kids and teens. The pajama drive will run from Wednesday, February 1st through Wednesday, March 15th. Please drop off all new pajama donations at the Conant Public Library in Sterling. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help to provide warmth, comfort and security to children in need. For more information, please call the library at (978) 422-6409.


We're excited to announce Artopia, a new monthly art program for youth in grades 5 and up. Challenge your creativity each month with a different craft!  For our first session on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm, transform the ordinary into the extraordinary as we make woven baskets out of recycled magazines and book pages. Supplies and snacks provided!  Registration is not required for this program.  Please call (978) 422-6409 for more information.


 
One spot available! Join Dr. Allan Hughes for "Meditation for Stress Free Living" on Saturday, February 25th at 10:30 am. Dr. Hughes will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally, and spiritually. Dr. Hughes has been meditating for over 30 years. Join him for an engaging and informative presentation. Registration is required for this program - please call (978) 422-6409 to register.


We're hosting a Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party! Children ages 4 and up are invited to bring a stuffed animal to the library for a special pajama storytime on Tuesday, February 28th at 4:30pm. We'll share songs, stories, snacks, and a craft. Following storytime, we welcome children to leave their stuffed animal to stay at the library overnight for their own special after hour’s party at the library! We’ll be sharing the stuffed animal friends’ adventures and hijinks on our Facebook page, as well as with the children when they come in to pick up their stuffed animal the following day. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.


 
Are you a parent who loves to read and talk about books? Let’s read some family- and parenting- themed contemporary fiction and non-fiction together! We will be reading Leave Me by Gayle Forman for the meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 pm. Books are available for check out at the library. No registration is required – for more information, please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409. 


We will be hosting a Drop-In Sensory Playtime on Thursday, March 2nd from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for ages birth to 3 years old. Drop-In Sensory Playtime will feature different stations in the children’s room designed to keep your little ones engaged, all while stimulating their senses as they play. No registration is required. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409. 


 
Youth in grades 5 through 8 are invited to attend this month’s meeting of the Middle School Book Club! We will be reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper for the meeting on Thursday, March 9th at
3:30 pm. 
Read the book ahead of time and then come to the meeting to discuss it and participate in a themed activity. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library. Registration is required - please call (978) 422-6409.


Enjoy good food this month at the Cookbook Club! We will be enjoying flavorful recipes from Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert. Join us on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm as we sample recipes from this cookbook filled with colorful recipes. 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.

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