The Conant Public Library is currently operating under Summer Hours, and is open on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

Adult Summer Reading Program
It’s officially summer and what better time to kick back and read? The Adult Summer Reading Program is going on now until Labor Day weekend. Come in to the library and check out some form of reading material for adults, including books, audio books, and magazines, and receive a raffle ticket to win prizes from our raffle! Local businesses are generously offering wonderful prizes for the program. Happy Reading!

Storytime is back with a new fall session! Come share the joy of read-a-loud storytime with your little ones at the Conant Public Library in Sterling! This 6 week session begins the week of September 12th. Below are the different days and times being offered:

Mondays @ 2:00 – Ages 3 to Kindergarten
Tuesdays @ 10:30 – Ages 18 months - 3 years
Wednesdays @ 10:30 – Ages 3 to Kindergarten
Thursdays @ 10:30 – Ages birth - 18 months

Registration starts Monday, August 29th at 10:00 am.
Spaces fill quickly – please call the library at (978) 422-6409 to register.

The Cookbook Club will be making recipes from Essential Emeril in August. Join us on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30pm to sample recipes from this cookbook filled with delicious dishes. Each participant chooses a different recipe from the book, prepares the dish, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of good food, great conversation, and new recipes. Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.
Preschool here we come! We're hosting a special storytime just for children entering preschool this fall. This special storytime will include fun songs, stories and crafts perfect for your preschooler-to-be! Preschool storytime will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:30 am in the Baker Room of the library. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.

Join us for a family movie night presentation of the 2016 live-action remake of The Jungle Book, rated PG. Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a young boy raised in the jungle, embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs alongside the carefree bear Baloo (Bill Murray) and the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley). Along the way, they face the menacing Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and a variety of other interesting jungle creatures. The movie will be shown on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00pm in the Baker Room of the Conant Public Library in Sterling. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.

Cemetery educators, The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive”, will be presenting a virtual tour, called “Welcome to the Graveyard”, centered around Sterling’s six local cemeteries, at the Chocksett Middle School Theatre on Monday, September 19th at 6pm. The 90 minute presentation, hosted by the Conant Public Library, is built on photographs recently taken in these special and interesting burying places around Sterling and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Sterling Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as by the Friends of the Conant Library. No registration is required.

The Conant Public Library will present a musical evening with North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk band from Edinburgh, on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm. This free concert will take place at Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Road, Sterling. North Sea Gas is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, mixing great vocals, numerous instruments, and good-humored storytelling into an entertaining evening. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Sterling Library at (978) 422-6409.

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