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April

What's Happening at the Library 

April 5, 2024

Art Journaling

5-7 p.m.  No experience necessary.

April 6, 2024

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Canterbury/Scotland Libraries

11 a.m. at the Canterbury Community Center.  Sign up as space is limited.

April 16, 2024

Spring Break Drop-in Craft

Stop by the week of April 16th to get creative with our craft supplies.

April 16, 2024

Community Access TV info session.

4 p.m.  Local cable reps will be here to show you how to get your own content on tv.

April 16, 2024

Canterbury/Scotland 
Book Club

7 p.m. at Canterbury Public Library.  Reader's choice of QCReads featured author, Angie Kim.

April 17, 2024

Art Journaling 

5-7 p.m. No experience necessary.

April 23, 2024

Building Club

Join us at 4 p.m. to get creative with building supplies.  Tiles, blocks, K'NEX, and more.

April 26, 2024

Silent Book Club

5:30-7 p.m.  Join other readers to discuss what you are reading and spend some quiet time with your book.

Passport to CT Libraries

This program is back!  

Stop by the library late-March to pick up your map of participating libraries and a Passport.  During the month of April, visit as many libraries in the state as you can and have your Passport stamped.  Return your completed passport to us and we'll enter you into a drawing to win a $200 gift card.

white paper and calligraphy writing tools

It's time to VOTE!
2024 Nutmeg Book Award


Stop by the library to vote for your favorite Nutmeg nominated books for 2024.  There are 4 categories - Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, & High School.
Winners in each category will be announced in May.
And while you're here - check out the 2025 Nutmeg nominated books and start reading for next year!

Art Journaling
Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m.

This program is open to teens and adults and we meet the 1st Friday & the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Feel free to attend either of both sessions.  No experience necessary.  You will receive a journal on your first session to be used for future classes.

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Hosted by Canterbury Library  & Scotland Library

Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.
Canterbury Community Center
1 Municipal Drive in Canterbury


First team to complete a 500 piece puzzle wins and will be awarded Bragging Rights. Teams will work on identical puzzles provided the day of the event.

You must register as space is limited to 6 teams of 4 people per team.

Ages 12 and up.

Call 860-546-9022 to register.

Community Access TV Equipment Demonstration

Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m.

Join us to learn how you can create your own tv content from representatives of a local cable company. 

Quiet Corner Reads

Quiet Corner Reads

Best-selling author
Angie Kim
will be featured at our event this year.

Save the date:
Evening with the Author Event
May 14
The Mansion at Bald Hill

Tickets are $20 and are on sale April 1st at all QCReads libraries.

Canterbury & Scotland
Book Club
This month we are reading and discussing:
Reader's Choice from QCReads featured author,
ANGIE KIM
Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Canterbury Public Library.  

Building Club

Tuesday, April 23 from 4-5 p.m.

We'll provide some exciting building materials and you provide the creativity.  All ages welcome - no signups required.

Silent Reading

Friday, April 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Teens & Adults are welcome to join us.  We'll briefly share what we are currently reading and then spend time quietly enjoying our latest book.   

Needlecrafts on Thursday Mornings 

Join other crafters on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.  Bring your knitting, crocheting, or quilting projects.

A program of the CT State Library

A year long initiatve to promote lifelong reading, learning, and community connection.  
Check out the 2024 Book Selections for Kids, Teens, and Adults at the library!

All CT Reads 2024 Book Selection
Read 1, 2, or all 3.  And make plans to join us as we discuss Finally Seen at our Book Club's August meeting.   Check out the (free) Palace App to read or listen to the All CT Reads books.

Children's Selection
Finally Seen 
by Kelly Yang

Teen Selection
Promise Boys
by 
Nick Brooks

Adult Selection
Don't Cry For Me
by 
Daniel Black


Purchase a purple, reusable,
β€œI πŸ’œ CT Libraries”
bag at the Scotland Public Library for $2.00!

All proceeds benefit the library!

Adopt-A-Book