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Poet Laureate Reception & Open Mic

Join us on Friday, May 30th at 5 p.m. as we welcome Scotland's Poet Laureate, Susan Powers. 

She will share some of her poetry and open the floor for others to recite their original work. 

Light refreshments will be available.

What's Happening at the Library 

June 4, 2024

Poetry Workshop

5:30 p.m.  Join Scotland's Poet Laureate, Susan Powers, for a monthly workshop.  Open to adults - no registration needed.

June 7, 2024

Art Journaling

5-7 p.m.  No experience necessary.

June 11, 2024

Drop-in Craft - Father's Day Tie Bookmark

Stop by the week of June 11th to make a Father's Day craft.  All  supplies will be provided.

June 18, 2024

Book Club

7 p.m. at Canterbury Public Library.  We are reading and discussing Town Lake by Ann Patchett.

June 25, 2024

Building Club

Join us at 4 p.m. to get creative with building supplies.  This month is a special Summer Reading Project.

June 28, 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.

Art Journaling
Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m.
No session on Wednesday, June 19th due to closing.

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.

Canterbury & Scotland
Book Club
This month we are reading and discussing:
Tom Lake
by Ann Patchett

Join us June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Canterbury Public Library.  

Summer Reading - Read, Renew, Repeat

Signups for Summer Reading begin on June 25th.  We have lots planned for children, teens, and adults.  

We'll kick-off the season on Saturday June 29th at 10 a.m. with an 80th Birthday Party for Smokey the Bear. Join us for stories, refreshments, and a special appearance by Smokey the Bear!

Thank you to the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department and the DEEP.

Building Club - Summer Reading Edition

Tuesday, June 25 from 4-5 p.m.

As part of our Summer Reading: Read, Renew, Repeat, the June Building Club is BUILD IT/CREATE IT with cardboard boxes.

All ages welcome - no signups required.

Silent Reading

Friday, June 28  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
Nick Brooks

Adult Selection
Don't Cry For Me
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!