For the health and safety of our patrons, the library building is closed for drop-in visits until further notice. Thank you for your understanding!

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Curbside pickup is available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Place holds for items online or by calling during curbside hours. Staff will contact you via phone when your pick-up is ready. After speaking with patrons, materials will be placed on tables in front of the library in paper bags (alphabetically by last name). On rainy days materials will be located in the outdoor elevator entrance (to the right of the book drop). Materials can also be delivered to patrons who live in Sterling. Not sure what to request? We can put together bundles for you. For dvds, let us know the genre and the amount. For adult books, let us know how many books and the genre. For kids books, let us know how many books, their age, and interests.


an underwater view of dolphins swimming in the sea and text 'tails and tales with adventure aquarium - april 22nd'
 
Celebrate Earth Day and explore the deep blue from home! Participants of all ages are invited to join Adventure Aquarium and LIVE animal guests as we explore interesting animal adaptations, as well as how animals appear in literature. Virtual guests will dive into some of the ways different animals use their tails - like tadpoles who use their tails for propulsion or thresher sharks who use their tails to stun prey. This 45 minute program will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm through Zoom. Registration is required - please call to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

a delectable roasted chicken dish and text 'cookbook club - april 28th'
 
Enjoy comforting, old-fashioned crowd-pleasing dishes at the Virtual Cookbook Club on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00 pm. Recipes will be chosen from "Modern Comfort Food", Ina Garten’s latest cookbook. "Modern Comfort Food" features 85 recipes that will satisfy all cravings, from breakfast to cocktails and dessert! Prepare your dish at home before the Zoom meeting and discuss what you have made as we enjoy good food and great conversations virtually. Cookbooks are available at the library for curbside pickup. Registration is required - please call to register and receive the Zoom link.

a table filled with vibrant mexican dishes and text 'cinco de mayo cooking with chef rob - may 3rd'
 
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by learning to cook delicious recipes with Simply Creative’s Chef Rob Scott! We are excited to host Chef Rob via Facebook Live on Monday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Participants will prepare four delicious menu items, including spaghetti squash burrito bowls, sheet pan fajitas with lime, holy guacamole and strawberry aqua fresca with fresh basil. Registration is required - please call to register; once registered, participants will be emailed the recipes so ingredients can be purchased prior to the program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

a picture of a small cemetery and some gravestones and text 'cemetery tour and gravestone rubbing - may 8th'
 
Are you interested in learning more about the old historic cemeteries in our town? Join Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls for a cemetery walk on May 8th from 9 am to 12 pm to learn about the art and symbolism of New England gravestones in our very own Chocksett Cemetery. She'll demonstrate how to do a proper gravestone rubbing, and then you'll be able to do your very own gravestone rubbing that you'll take home with you. In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled. Click here to fill out the form and register for this event. Event is sponsored by the Sterling Cultural Council, Sterling Historical Commission & Conant Public Library. For more information or with questions, contact Lindsey Van Gieson @ the Sterling Historical Commission: sterlingmahistory@gmail.com.

a woman meditating in a field at sunset with text 'meditation for inner peace with arlene samsel - may 11th'
 
We are living in a time that often feels confusing and stressful; incorporating meditation into our lives can bring peace to both the body and the mind. We are pleased to offer “Meditation for Inner Peace” virtually with teacher Arlene Samsel. Arlene will teach participants a simple meditation technique to help participants reduce stress and anxiety and to discover inner peace. Join us for this free Zoom program on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. Please call to register.

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Did you know that you can sign up to receive a weekly newsletter about the newest books, movies, tv series, and digital magazines at the Conant Public Library? The newsletter currently includes a news section with information on how you can stay connected with the library during our closure. To sign up for our weekly newsletter through Wowbrary, please click here.


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For information on COVID-19 please visit:
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https://guides.masslibsystem.org/COVID19


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