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Story Time  on Thursdays  at 10 a.m.
Children 5 and under and their caregivers are welcome to join us each Thursday for stories, songs, games, and more.  We will meet on December 5th, 12th, and 19th.  Call the library with any questions.  

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Special HOLIDAY BUILDING CLUB on Friday, December 13 at 4 p.m.  We will have refreshments and a “free build” party!  The group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month for new building challenges.  

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yarn balls

Knitting & Crocheting

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30.  Bring in your own project to work on or ideas for a group project.  All skill levels are welcome!

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BOOK SALE CONTINUES THRU FRIDAY, NOV. 29.  We still have lots of great books and dvds for sale.  Buy I LOVE CT LIBRARIES Bag for $5 and fill it with our sale books and dvds!  Stop by to check out the bargains!

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holiday cardsGift Tag Class


We will be making decorative gift tags to top off your holiday packages.  This is a free program but you must REGISTER as space is limited.  Call or stop by the library to reserve your seat!


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christmas cookiesCookie Tasting Party


Bring in 2 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies and a copy of the recipe to share.  There will be tasty cookies to try and to take home for later!

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christmas artChildren’s Winter Craft


Drop-in between 9 and noon on Dec. 14 to make a charming holiday craft.  All supplies will be provided.



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Scotland/Canterbury Book Club   read drink be merryHoliday Party

Tuesday, December 17 at 7:05 at the Canterbury Public Library.  

Bring a snack to share and your suggestions for our 2020 Book Club Season.  Also, we will discuss the short story The Dead by James Joyce.


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!