The library will be closed all day on Saturday, May 27th
and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Are you concerned about the increased risk of Lyme Disease this year?  The Conant Public Library is hosting an informative evening about Lyme Disease prevention, treatment, and support on Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 pm.  Michele Miller, founder of the Central Massachusetts Lyme Foundation, will share her experience with Lyme Disease and its effects on people physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Registration is required - please call (978) 422-6409 to register.

The Conant Public Library will be offering a free, meditation program with Gina Engel at the Senior Center (36 Muddy Pond Road) now through July 10th. Join Gina, who has studied yoga and meditation philosophies with nationally known instructors, on Monday nights at 6:00 pm. Program is for adults of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

Come take a walk with a good book! A StoryWalk, presented by the Conant Public Library and welcomed by Wachusett Greenways and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, will be open from Saturday, May 27th through Thursday, June 29th starting at the Rail Trail entrance behind the Cider Mill Antiques building in Sterling. This StoryWalk will feature Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

Enjoy good food this month at the Cookbook Club! We will be enjoying simple recipes from Dinner Made Simple by the editors of REALSIMPLE magazine. Join us on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 pm as we sample recipes from this cookbook filled with easy, quick recipes. 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.

Youth in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in the Friends of the Conant Library Art and Writing Slam! Children may create a work of art – written (story, essay or poem), visual (painting, drawing, photograph or multi-media), or a combination of the two (2 pages of a comic book or graphic novel). Entries must also include a written artist’s statement answering the following questions: what inspired you, and why the art form you chose was the best way to express your artistic vision. Please include your name, grade and contact information. Entries may be submitted to the library in person, by mail (4 Meetinghouse Hill Rd, Sterling) or by email ( and must be received by June 1st. Entries will be submitted into a raffle for a $100 gift card, additional prizes will be awarded. There will be an event with refreshments on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 pm at the library where the prizes and winners will be announced. Please call (978) 422-6409 with any questions. 

Are you a parent who loves to read and talk about books? Let’s read some family – and parenting – themed fiction and non-fiction together! We will be reading the contemporary thriller You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott for the meeting on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm. Books are available for check out at the library. No registration is required. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

The Conant Public Library will be sponsoring a free community concert at the First Church in Sterling for all ages on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. The Youth Ensemble of New England is comprised of young musicians from surrounding towns who have delighted audiences in many venues throughout New England as well as the world. The concert will feature works from such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart with solo performances from artists ranging from high school age to nine years old. After the concert, members of the orchestra will offer a hands-on instrument experience for interested children and adults with musical curiosity. No registration is required - please call (978) 422-6409 for more information.

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