Upcoming Programs for Adults


Book Bingo for Adults:  A January to June Program

January 2nd to June 3rd

Please join us in celebrating the large variety of books offered by our library by participating in The Conant Public Library’s Book Bingo. Book Bingo is a self-directed reading challenge for adults with opportunities for prizes - receive a raffle ticket for each Bingo you complete for chances to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Pick up your Bingo sheet at the circulation desk or click here to find out all the details! Book Bingo is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

No registration required.


Seed Library

The Sterling Public Library Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can borrow from to plant and grow at home. Our seed collection includes veggies, herbs, and flowers.  Simply come into the library and  browse our seed card catalog. Then, come to the circulation desk to check out seeds.  No need to return anything! If you happen to have extra seeds, share with a neighbor or a friend.  We ask that you only take what you can use. Our seed library is about encouraging our community to experience the joys of gardening!  It’s a fun, rewarding, and nutritious activity for the whole family. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the library at 978-422-6409.


Summer Reading Program Needs Prize Donations

Summer is coming soon! The Conant Public Library in Sterling seeks donations of new items for youth ages 0-18 to be awarded as prizes in our Children’s Summer Reading Program Raffles. These prizes make our interactive Summer Reading Program even more fun and children really get excited about them! Popular prizes in the past have included Squishmallows, candy, gift cards, toys, and craft kits. Please consider making a donation to help this program succeed! All donations may be dropped off at the Conant Public Library.

Please call the library at (978) 422-6409 with any questions.


Family Trivia Nights

Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm

Calling all trivia lovers! Gather your closest friends and family to create your own super team and show off your collective knowledge. 

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register your team.


DIY Lip Balm

Thursday, May 23rd at 1 pm

Come to the library and make some homemade lip balm with friends! This lip balm contains a simple combination of coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and zinc oxide for spf. We will also add some essential oils to give it a nice scent.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Nashua River Watershed Presentation on Dam Removal

Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm

Across New England, aging and unsafe dam infrastructure has led to an increase in dam removals. These dam removals can provide significant public safety and ecological benefits, from a reduced risk of flooding to restored river connectivity. Supported by the MA Division of Ecological Restoration, the Nashua River Watershed Association is offering an educational talk about dam removals in Massachusetts, covering a general overview of why and how unsafe dams are removed, and what changes you might expect to see in your community as a result.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Cheers to Summer Succulents!

Monday, June 3rd at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Adults are invited to join the Sterling Garden Club to create a summertime-inspired succulent margarita glass. Each participant will receive three succulents, assorted dirt and sand, and a choice of other items to decorate their little garden! This program is sponsored by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Registration is required - Click here for 1 pm or here for 6:30 pm, or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching

Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 pm

Please join us at the Sterling Senior Center for an Introduction to Birds & Birdwatching presented by Kathy Kennedy of Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. Come find out what makes birds unique within the animal kingdom, where and how to locate birds in different settings, and basic bird biology and behavior. Questions are welcome and encouraged! This program is sponsored by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Fit Lit Book Club

Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm

Enjoy a fun book discussion while also getting some exercise! The Conant Public Library’s Fit Lit Book Club will meet at the Cider Mill entrance of the Sterling Rail Trail (weather permitting). Participants should read A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham prior to the walk. We will enjoy a discussion of this debut thriller while getting some fresh air and exercise! Books are available at the library for checkout.

No registration is required. 


June Adult Craft: Patriotic Blocks

Thursday, June 6th at 1 pm or 6:30 pm

Get ready for Flag Day and July 4th with this fun patriotic wooden block painting to welcome your summer visitors.

Registration is required - Click here for 1 pm or here for 6:30 pm, or call 978-422-6409 to register.


No-Bake Crispy Pretzel Bars

Tuesday, June 11th at 1:00 pm

Adults are invited to the library to make Crispy Pretzel Bars. These salty and sweet bars make for a great on the go summer snack that the whole family will enjoy. For those with nut allergies, please note that these contain peanut butter. All ingredients will be provided. Please bring a bowl and large spoon for mixing.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Houseplant Swap

Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30 pm

Have a houseplant that you no longer need and wish to trade, or do you want to share cuttings from some of your plants? Drop by our Plant Swap to meet fellow plant enthusiasts and find the perfect new plant for your home.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


Adult Coloring - Summer Window Clings

Wednesday, June 12th at 1pm

Make your windows sparkle this summer! Color your own window clings at the Conant Public Library while chatting with others.

No registration required.


Family Trivia Nights

Monday, June 17th at 6:30 pm

Calling all trivia lovers! Gather your closest friends and family to create your own super team and show off your collective knowledge. 

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register your team.


Scrabble and Snacks

Tuesday, June 18th at 1:00 pm

Do you love to play Scrabble, but have trouble finding opponents to play with? Adults are invited to show off their wordsmithing skills. Snacks will be provided.

No registration required.


Cookie Swap

Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30pm

Cookie swaps aren’t just for the holidays! Bake seven dozen of your favorite cookies; leave 14 loose for sampling and make 14 packages of 5 cookies each to swap.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register and let us know what kind of cookie you are making.


Planning For Medicare: Countdown to 65

Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 pm

Brian Guagnini from Blue Cross/Blue Shield Outreach will present on how to plan for retirement and medicare.  The agenda will include discussion of original medicare, medicare supplement, medicare advantage, comparison charts, case studies, prescription drug coverage, things to consider, additional resources, and any questions you might have in planning. 

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.


June Cookbook Club

Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm

Discover fast and fabulous recipes at the Conant Public Library's Cookbook Club! Join us as we sample recipes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinner’s Ready by Ree Drummond. Choose a recipe, prepare it at home, then bring it to the library to share with others. Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout; please let us know which recipe you have chosen so we can avoid duplicates.

Registration is required - Click here or call 978-422-6409 to register.