The library is open for all services Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Curbside pickup/delivery is no longer offered at this time.
Masks will continue to be required for all who enter the building as the library serves all ages.

The library is offering an Adult Coloring Program. Discover the stress-reducing, relaxing benefits of coloring! Join us on Thursday, October 14th and Thursday, October 28th at 2:00 pm for a fun afternoon of coloring. No registration required; all supplies are provided but participants are welcome to bring their own. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.

Slow down and relax! The Conant Public Library will be offering meditation classes on Monday evenings. Join us at the Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, on October 18, October 25, November 1 and November 8 at 6pm. No registration is required. Adults of all ages are invited to attend. Please call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.

Get crafty at the Conant Public Library! The library is hosting an Adult Crafternoon on Thursday, October 21st at 1:00 pm for adults of all ages. Create a simple but adorable Thanksgiving-themed craft – no special crafting abilities needed! This is a free program and all supplies are provided. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.

Warm up with some good food this month at the Conant Public Library's Cookbook Club! We will be enjoying simple recipes with bold flavors from Milk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball. Join us on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30 pm as we sample recipes from this cookbook filled with quick but creative weeknight dinners. Each participant chooses a different recipe from the book, prepares the dish at home, 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.

The Sterling Library Parents’ Night Out Book Club will discuss Ruth Ware’s The Turn of the Key on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm. This modern-day mystery centers on a young woman who takes a job at an isolated home that seems shrouded in dark secrets, and is a modern re-imagining of the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; readers with time and interest may like to read the books together. Both books are available at the library for checkout. No registration required.

The Conant Public Library is pleased to present Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire on Monday, November 8 at 7:00 pm at the First Church, 6 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sterling. Facemasks are required for all who attend. Celebrate Women’s Suffrage with this hilarious parody of the arguments against females voting. Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire pairs pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe’s 1913 “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue” with a lively lecture explaining why women’s voting would lead to anarchy, financial ruin, and “make every home a hell on earth.” Performed by professional actress Michele LaRue and directed by Warren Kliewer, Someone Must Wash the Dishes has toured coast-to-coast, garnering reviews ranging from “side-splitting,” “a rare treat,” and “wicked” in its wit. No registration is required for this event. Call the library at (978)422-6409 for more information. Performance sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

Sterling author E. Raymond Tatten will be reading and signing copies of the newly-released Sawyer's Regret as well as his three other books on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Conant Public Library. Tatten will be sharing his experiences with writing and self-publishing his work along with discussing his books. Tatten’s newest work, Sawyer's Regret is an historical fiction based on sixteen-year-old Elias Sawyer's capture in Lancaster, MA by Native Americans in 1705. Another recent popular work is a personal narrative, Moving Willie, recounting his nine-year-old life first in the City of Lowell and then unusual experiences living on a remote farm in Central Massachusetts. Registration is required for this program- please call 978-422-6409 to register.

Join host Constance Hallinan Lagan for some tips on keeping your holidays stress-free (or at least a little less stressful).  Despite promises to keep it simple, don't we all get a little stressed out during the time between Turkey Day & New Years?  Make it different this year with a little less stress on yourself.  This event is co-hosted by the Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton & the Bolton Public Library.  This is a virtual event held on Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 pm on the Zoom platform; enjoy from the comfort of your home! Registration opens online November 1 at

 For more information, please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409.

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