The library will be closed on Saturday, May 25th and
on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

illustration of young astronauts floating in space with books and text 'summer reading prize donations'
 
Summer is on its way! We are now accepting donations from community members and businesses of new toys, craft kits, gift cards, games, and trendy tech to be awarded as prizes in our Youth Summer Reading Program Raffle. Not sure what to donate? Monetary donations are welcomed as well, and library staff will select fun prizes with the funds received! All donations may be dropped off at the Conant Public Library. Please call (978) 422-6409 with any questions.

an artistic silhouette of a mountain range with text 'one book, one town'
 
Join us for a town-wide read of the New York Times best-selling memoir Educated by Tara Westover. Educated is a story of self-invention and the struggles of breaking away from everything you’ve ever known, including those closest to you, in order to find your own way. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. A discussion will be held at the Sterling Senior Center on Thursday, June 27th at 12:30 pm. There will also be two discussions at the library on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm and Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 pm.

an illustration of a caterpillar in its cocoon with text 'storywalk'
 
Welcome spring and take a walk with a good book! A StoryWalk, presented by the Conant Public Library and welcomed by the Sterling Recreation Department, is now on display at the Sterling Greenery Community Park, 36 Muddy Pond Road. This StoryWalk features The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach.

a fresh, healthy, homemade dish with text 'feasting on 15 minute meals - june 6th'
 
We will be offering "Feasting on 15 Minute Meals" with Liz Barbour at the Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. We all want to eat well but our busy schedules often keep us from taking the time to cook healthy meals. Understanding what ingredients to have in your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer is key to whipping up a fast, healthy, and delicious meal. Join chef Liz Barbour to learn how to use your pantry and your local market to create and prepare delicious, healthy meals in 15 minutes. You’ll need lots of tips and tricks to pull off these meals and Liz is excited to teach them to you. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 recipes and samples for all to taste. Registration is required and is limited.

a tranquil image of a lotus flower with text 'meditation - june 3rd through june 24th'
 
We are sponsoring a free meditation program at the Sterling Senior Center at 36 Muddy Pond Road. Meditation will be held on Mondays at 6:00 pm from June 3rd through June 24th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.

a woman meditating at the edge of a lake with text 'meditation: doing one thing at a time - june 1st'
 
Join Clare Vidich for "Meditation: Doing One Thing at a Time" on Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 am. Most of us have had the experience of doing too many things at one time, causing additional stress in our lives; doing one thing at a time is a form of concentration which also helps with single-minded attention. Meditation can help us focus more and be calm and productive while living in the present moment. A short hands-on meditation will be included during the program. Registration is required.

kevin o'keefe, of circus minimus, standing in front of a circus tent with text 'circus minimus - june 27th'
 
Join us for an all ages, imaginative, and interactive circus performance by Kevin O’Keefe, the One-Man-Circus-in-a-Suitcase on Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 am. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, ringmaster and more! However, the most important performers in this miniature circus come from the audience. This free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library, will be held at the First Church in Sterling and is open to all ages; no registration is required.

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