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story time


Children 5 and under are welcome to join us on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for stories, songs, games, and more.  Call the library with any questions.  No Story Time on Thursday, April 18 for school vacation.


peepsPEEPS Creations Contest

Stop by the library the week of April 2 and pick up your Peeps and instructions.

Submissions are due by April 20.  Winner will be announced May 1.


craft suppliesSpring Card Making Class

Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m.

Join us to make hand-stamped greeting cards for Spring.  All supplies and instructions will be provided but you must REGISTER as space is limited.  Open to ages 13 and up.


knex building piecesK’NEX /Building Club

Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m.

Stop by to see what we are working on and get creative!




knitting clipartNeedle Crafts at the Library 

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 for knitting, crocheting, or your choice of needle crafts.  All skill levels are welcome!



NUTMEG Book Award

Vote for your favorite Nutmeg books during the month of April from the 4 categories – Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, and High School.  Winners and 2020 nominated titles will be announced in May!


stacked books book club


Join us each month for a peer-led book discussion.


Below are the titles, dates, times, and locations for our 2019 discussions.  Books are available at each library prior to the discussion date.  Call or stop by to reserve a copy.

Please note, all book discussions will be held on the third Tuesday of the month (except where noted), alternating between the 2 libraries.  Discussions begin at 7:05 p.m.  

January 15, 2019 at Scotland Public Library – Magpie Murders  by Anthony Horowitz

February 19, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library – The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman

March 19, 2019 at Scotland Public Library - The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

April 16, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May 21, 2019 at Scotland Public Library – QCReads Author for 2019:  Townie by Andre Dubus III

*June 18 2019 at 7 p.m.  Quiet Corner Reads Evening with guest author, Andre Dubus III at The Mansion at Bald Hill. Tickets at participating libraries.

June 20, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library - Fortune Cookie Chronicles  by Jennifer Lee - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!

July 16, 2019 at Scotland Public Library – Song lyrics as poetry (your choice)

August 20, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library – The Power by Naomi Alderman

September 17, 2019 at Scotland Public Library- Becoming by Michelle Obama

October 15, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library - Circe by Madeline Miller

November 19, 2019 at Scotland Public Library -Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

December 17, 2019 at Canterbury Public Library – Annual Holiday Book Selection Party and discussion of The Dead  by James Joyce

January 21, 2020 at Scotland Public Library – The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

*This event may be of interest to our Book Club members.  Contact the library for more information about Quiet Corner Reads.

For more upcoming activities – check out the Kid’s Corner and Teen’s Spot!