Upcoming Programs for Adults

 

Adult Summer Reading

August 1st - August 31st

The Conant Public Library in Sterling is excited to announce the return of its annual Adult Summer Reading Program. Adults ages 18 and older will receive a raffle ticket each day that they visit and check out an adult book or audio book. Local businesses are offering wonderful prizes for the raffle. Happy Reading!

No registration required. 


August Books-to-Movies Discussion Group

Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 pm

Let’s take a trip (perhaps a train ride?) into the world of Agatha Christie! Join us to discuss the classic murder mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express, as well as the 2017 movie adaptation featuring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, and Willem Dafoe. Copies of both formats will be available at the front desk.

No registration required.


August Cookbook Club

Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm

Discover delicious new recipes this month at the Conant Public Library's Cookbook Club! August is for favorites - instead of using a cookbook, bring in a favorite recipe - or one that you have always wanted to try! Enjoy a fun night out!

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


August Parents' Night Out Book Club

Wednesday, August 31st at  6:30 pm

We will discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. Come to the library without the kids and enjoy some great conversation! Weather permitting, we will meet on the library lawn - bring a lawn chair! Otherwise we will meet on the library’s lower level.

No registration required.


Autumn Mason Jar Craft for Adults

Thursday, September 1st at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Join us to paint a mason jar and fill it with seasonal blooms just in time for autumn!  We’ll meet at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm; choose whichever time works best for you. All supplies are provided.

Registration is required; click here to register for 1:00 pm or here for 6:30 pm or call 978-422-6409.


Virtual - Climate Change: What It Means for New England

Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Join us for an informative and powerful talk by Quentin Prideaux, board member of Sustainable Wellesley. Prideaux presents the basic science of climate change and its effect on New England. Combining powerful images of the early effects of climate change with concrete data on what is happening right now, this presentation is both moving and enlightening. The talk will cover the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for the Northeast.

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


Candy Masterpieces for Adults

Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00 pm

Create eye candy at the Conant Public Library!  Adults are invited to create their own edible masterpieces using only candy and frosting.

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


Virtual - A Latina Heritage Author Panel with Isabel Cañas, Romina Garber, Priscilla Oliveras, and Caridad Piñeiro

Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 pm on Zoom

In this online panel, we’ll be chatting with authors Isabel Cañas, Romina Garber, Priscilla Oliveras, and Caridad Piñeiro about their journeys to becoming published (and fabulous!) authors, keeping in mind their diverse Latinx backgrounds. Whether they were born in the US or elsewhere, we wonder how their heritage has influenced their writing, characters, publishing journey, and fan base. It's sure to be a fascinating conversation!

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


Yoga for Adults

Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm beginning September 13th

Wind down at the end of the day with a relaxing yoga class provided by the Conant Public Library!  Instructor Sharyn Hocurscak will lead yoga classes Tuesday nights at the 1835 Town Hall in Sterling, beginning on September 13th and running through October 18th. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is required and opens on August 29th at 10:00 am; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Sterling Library's Adult Coloring Program

Thursday September 15th at 2:00 pm

The Sterling Public Library is offering an Adult Coloring Program. Discover the stress-reducing, relaxing benefits of coloring! 

No registration required.


September Classics Book Club

Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm

We will be discussing Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Copies of the book will be available at the library.

No registration required. 


Local Author Talk with Marjorie Burke

Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm

Join us at the Conant Public Library to meet local author Marjorie Burke (of Clinton, MA) as she introduces her new book, The Wednesday Ladies – a story of friendship and perseverance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on Burke’s real-life experiences, her book centers on a group of women who met through a Silver Sneakers class in Clinton and walks us through the group’s adventures in Zoom cocktail hours and socially distanced park meetups. Hear how these adventures unfolded and were made into a book!

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


September Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm

Discover delicious new recipes this month at the Conant Public Library's Cookbook Club! Choose a recipe from Once Upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend by Jennifer Segal, prepare it at home, then bring it to the library to share with others. Join us as we sample recipes from this cookbook filled with over 100 practical but delicious recipes. 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 to register or call 978-422-6409.


September Parents’ Night Out Book Club

Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm

We will discuss The Push by Ashley Audrain. Come to the Sterling Library without the kids and enjoy some great conversation! Books are available at the library for checkout.

No registration required.


October Books-to-Movies Discussion Group

Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm

Join us for another discussion of a book-to-movie adaptation! This month, we’ll read Stephen Chbosky’s short novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and watch its 2012 movie adaptation featuring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. Copies of each format will be available for checkout at the front desk.

No registration required.