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Quiztory: Tavern Trivia Night

May 16, 2023

So, you think you know history? Now you can prove it! Quiztory is back – live and in-person for Nathan Hale’s (slightly belated) birthday! – so put on your thinking caps for tavern trivia in the Nathan Hale Homestead barn. Bring your team of 2-to-6…

Ceremonial Lithic Stonework of Southern New England

May 16, 2023

It’s nearly impossible to walk in our region’s forests and not encounter surface rocks and stones. The Laurentide Ice Sheet, the principal glacial cover of much of North America during the Pleistocene Epoch, began to melt some 20,000 years ago. By 12,000 years ago it…

Join the Thames River Basin Partnership for its Floating Workshop 6/9 at Project Oceanology

May 15, 2023

Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop Friday 6/9 1 – 5 pm Project Oceanology 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT Registration is now open for the annual floating workshop, this year at Project Oceanology! This year’s theme will be about resilient and sustainable communities, with keynote…

All About Poets and Potters with Pied Potter Hamlin

May 11, 2023

JEL is pleased to welcome Pied Potter Hamelin back for a pottery demonstration and presentation! Writers have alluded to clay and the potter at work in numerous poems and stories throughout time. Massachusetts poets, Longfellow, Whitman, Thoreau, and Gibran celebrated the potter in their writings…

Afternoon Author Talk Searching for Atticus by Janice Harvey

May 11, 2023

You are invited to join us for another of our Afternoon Author Talks featuring journalist and educator Janice Harvey who has published her first book “Searching for Atticus”. It is a coming-of-age novel that follows a Worcester kid named Molly as she tries to navigate…

New England Horror Writers “Wicked Sick”

May 11, 2023

JEL is pleased to host the New England Horror Writers for a presentation on the book: “Wicked Sick: Beneath the Plague Mask is the Face in the Mirror.” In this terrifying and provocative collection, sixteen writers rage against the devastating psychological impact of illness. A…

Cake Decorating

May 11, 2023

For teens & adults.  Join us to learn how to decorate a cake in a May Flower Basket design. This hands-on program will be presented by Triple C Cakes.  Sign up required – call the library to register for this program.

Scenic Roads in The Last Green Valley

May 11, 2023

Presented by The Last Green Valley. Know the best scenic drives in our area? This program features a photographic tour of the many scenic state roads throughout The Last Green Valley.  You’ll hear facts about points of interest along each route and maybe learn some…

Bird Banding

May 11, 2023

Learn more about our local birds with the CT Audubon Society as they safely and humanely catch & release birds.  Sign up requested – call the library to register for this program.