Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Essex Library Association! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Story Time A - Z March Dates
10:00 AM
 Story Time A - Z March Dates
Friday, Mar. 1, 10:00 AMStory Time A - Z Mar
Essex Library Association
Program recommended for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome!Each story time will focus on a “Letter of the Week” and feature songs, books, felt board activities, fingerplays, and a craft that supports early literacy, math, and fine and gross motor skills.Essex Library programs are free a...read more
Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
Friday, Mar. 1, 3:00 - 5:00 pmTeen Friday (Ages 13
Essex Library Association
What is Teen Friday? It’s a time to come to the library, play video games with your friends, eat snacks, color, do a craft (it’s a mystery each week), or just hang and chat with your friends and our librarians about the things that you love.It is an open hangout so bring your friends and...read more
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Saturday Book Group
9:45 am
 Saturday Book Group
Saturday, Mar. 2, 9:45 amSaturday Book Group
Essex Library Association
This group meets in the library’s Conference Room. Please email ereinhart@essexlib.org for a Zoom link.Next meeting is to discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.This book group usually meets on the first or second Saturday of each month at 9:45 a.m. Participants ma...read more
Kids Create: DIY Puffy Paint
10:00 AM
 Kids Create: DIY Puffy Paint
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:00 AMKids Create: DIY Puf
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in Kindergarten and older.Roll up your sleeves and get crafty! In this session, children are invited to use household materials to create and make artwork with their very own puffy paint, a special kind of multi-surface paint that dries with “puffy” or raised dimensional...read more

Read Across America Celebration
11:30 AM
 Read Across America Celebration
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11:30 AMRead Across America
Essex Library Association
Program open to kids of all ages who love Dr. Seuss!March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, is Read Across America Day: the day our Nation recognizes the value of literacy! Join the Essex Library for a special story and craft time celebrating this special day, and take home a free book for attending!Ess...read more
Introduction to Arm Knitting
1:00 PM
 Introduction to Arm Knitting
Saturday, Mar. 2, 1:00 PMIntroduction to Arm
Essex Library Association
Learn the fun and fast technique of arm knitting at Essex Library on Saturday, March 2, at 1:00 PM with the Stitching Coach Dawn Zillich, a certified knitting instructor and fiber arts teacher. In this 90-minute program, you will cast on, knit, and bind off an infinity scarf to take home. All suppli...read more

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French Conversation Group
3:00 pm
 French Conversation Group
Monday, Mar. 4, 3:00 pmFrench Conversation
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every monday.Meet up with other beginner to intermediate French speakers to practice conversation in a friendly environment.
Needlework Group
4:00 pm
 Needlework Group
Monday, Mar. 4, 4:00 pmNeedlework Group
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every Monday.Knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, and more are welcome! Come and do needlework with other craft enthusiasts. Bring your crafts, your works in progress, your finished pieces, your patterns, and craft along with others while swapping tips, tricks, and conversation.
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Wiggle Worms Story Time
9:30
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 9:30Wiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Aging in Place: How to Remain In Your Home
10:30 AM
Aging in Place: How to Remain In Your Home
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:30 AMAging in Place: How
Held on Zoom
Madison-based estate planning and elder law attorney Erin Duques will present a free Zoom program for the Essex Library on how to protect your house and assets from Connecticut's long-term care costs. Did you know that Connecticut is among the top 3 states with the highest costs for nursing...read more
Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 AM
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:30 AMWiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
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Stay & Play
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Stay & Play
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMStay & Play
Essex Library Association
Essex Library's children's area has trains, toys, blocks, puzzles, and more for children of all ages to expand their curiosity, and try new things! Come to the library to play and meet new friends!Stay & Play is a pop-in social time for children and their caregivers. Come for a few minut...read more
Virtual Author Talk with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg
4 pm
Virtual Author Talk with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 4 pmVirtual Author Talk
Essex Library Association
You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book, Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. Click HERE to register through our author talk platform.Four ...read more
Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
5:00 pm
 Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5:00 pmWednesday Wind-Down
Essex Library Association
Program for families with children ages 0-5, siblings are always welcome to tag along!Join us for our brand-new evening story time! Come to the library and wind down for the night with cozy books, songs, and activities to get ready to end the day.Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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SCORE At The Library
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 SCORE At The Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 9:00 am - 2:00 pmSCORE At The Library
Essex Library Association
Registration required through SCORE.Masks required.The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling (860) 388-9508 or downloading a request form.
First Thursday Book Group
4:00 pm
 First Thursday Book Group
Thursday, Mar. 7, 4:00 pmFirst Thursday Book
Essex Library Association
This group meets in the library’s Program Room. Please email ereinhart@essexlib.org for a Zoom link.Next meeting is to discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.This book group meets on the first Thursay of each month at 4:00 p.m. Participants may Zoom in. Librarian E...read more
Teen Board Game Night
5:00-7:00 PM
 Teen Board Game Night
Thursday, Mar. 7, 5:00-7:00 PMTeen Board Game Nigh
Essex Library Association
Join the Essex Library for Teen Board Game Night! We will have a variety of fun board games to choose from, so grab a friend and come play with us! No registration required. Snacks will be provided. For ages 13+
Bereavement Support Group
6:00 p.m.
 Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, Mar. 7, 6:00 p.m.Bereavement Support
Essex Library Association
Facilitated by a retired social worker, this new group will provide an opportunity to gather with others who are processing loss. Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of the month. No registration required, just drop in. 
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Story Time A - Z March Dates
10:00 AM
 Story Time A - Z March Dates
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:00 AMStory Time A - Z Mar
Essex Library Association
Program recommended for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome!Each story time will focus on a “Letter of the Week” and feature songs, books, felt board activities, fingerplays, and a craft that supports early literacy, math, and fine and gross motor skills.Essex Library programs are free a...read more
Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
Friday, Mar. 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pmTeen Friday (Ages 13
Essex Library Association
What is Teen Friday? It’s a time to come to the library, play video games with your friends, eat snacks, color, do a craft (it’s a mystery each week), or just hang and chat with your friends and our librarians about the things that you love.It is an open hangout so bring your friends and...read more
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STEAM Saturdays: 3D Bubble Wands
10:00 am
STEAM Saturdays: 3D Bubble Wands
Saturday, Mar. 9, 10:00 amSTEAM Saturdays: 3D
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in Kindergarten and older. Enjoy a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) project at the library select Saturdays. This session we will be exploring geometric shapes by making 3-Dimensional Bubble wands!Registration Required.

or call (860) 767-1560.
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Preschool STEAM Lab - Bears on a Bridge
9:30am
Preschool STEAM Lab - Bears on a Bridge
Monday, Mar. 11, 9:30amPreschool STEAM Lab
Essex Library Association
Come explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with us through fun experiments and activities! This month kids will be given building materials and some teddy bear counters, and will be challenged to build a bridge that can hold all their bears at the same time.
French Conversation Group
3:00 pm
 French Conversation Group
Monday, Mar. 11, 3:00 pmFrench Conversation
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every monday.Meet up with other beginner to intermediate French speakers to practice conversation in a friendly environment.
Needlework Group
4:00 pm
 Needlework Group
Monday, Mar. 11, 4:00 pmNeedlework Group
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every Monday.Knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, and more are welcome! Come and do needlework with other craft enthusiasts. Bring your crafts, your works in progress, your finished pieces, your patterns, and craft along with others while swapping tips, tricks, and conversation.
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Wiggle Worms Story Time
9:30
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 9:30Wiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 AM
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10:30 AMWiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
​​​​​​​Historical Fiction Book Group
10:30 am
​​​​​​​Historical Fiction Book Group
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10:30 am​​​​​​​Historical Fi
Essex Library Association
This group meets in the library’s Program Room. Please email ereinhart@essexlib.org for a Zoom link.Next meeting is to discuss Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning.This book group usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Participants may Zoom in. Librarian...read more
Genealogy Interest Group
2:30 pm
 Genealogy Interest Group
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2:30 pmGenealogy Interest G
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month.Meet up with other genealogy aficionados, talk about resources, share your own genealogy journey, ask questions, and more! Great group for beginners looking to get into the community and long-time enthusiasts looking to meet new friends and sh...read more
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
5:00 pm
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 5:00 pmAlzheimer’s Ca
Essex Library Association
Facilitated by Debbie Griswold. Drop-in group. Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month.To help people who care for those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter facilitates about 90 support groups around the state. People talk about ...read more
Great Decisions Discussion #3
6:00pm - 7:30pm
 Great Decisions Discussion #3
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pmGreat Decisions Disc
Program Room
Risky Science Across Borders is the topic for discussion.
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The Writer’s Block
9:00 – 10:30 am
 The Writer’s Block
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 9:00 – 10:30 amThe Writer’s B
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.If you need time and a place to focus on your writing, the library has set aside a block of time just for you with a new interest group for writers. Come meet fellow writers to socialize for half an hour, followed by an hour of writing time. No p...read more
Stay & Play
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Stay & Play
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMStay & Play
Essex Library Association
Essex Library's children's area has trains, toys, blocks, puzzles, and more for children of all ages to expand their curiosity, and try new things! Come to the library to play and meet new friends!Stay & Play is a pop-in social time for children and their caregivers. Come for a few minut...read more
Bixby Kennedy Concert: Essex Winter Series Emerging Artist
4:00 PM
Bixby Kennedy Concert: Essex Winter Series Emerging Artist
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 4:00 PMBixby Kennedy Concer
Essex Library Association
Join us for a free Essex Winter Series concert featuring Clarinetist Bixby Kennedy!According to Joseph Dalton of the Albany Times Union, Bixby is often admired for his “marvelous ringing tone” and is considered to be one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. Kennedy,...read more
Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
5:00 pm
 Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 5:00 pmWednesday Wind-Down
Essex Library Association
Program for families with children ages 0-5, siblings are always welcome to tag along!Join us for our brand-new evening story time! Come to the library and wind down for the night with cozy books, songs, and activities to get ready to end the day.Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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SCORE At The Library
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 SCORE At The Library
Thursday, Mar. 14, 9:00 am - 2:00 pmSCORE At The Library
Essex Library Association
Registration required through SCORE.Masks required.The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling (860) 388-9508 or downloading a request form.
Louie Listens 4:00 Slot
4:00 - 4:15
 Louie Listens 4:00 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:00 - 4:15Louie Listens 4:00 S
Essex Library Association
Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

Virtual Author Talk with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini
4:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:00 PMVirtual Author Talk
Essex Library Association
Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.Click HERE to register through our author talk platform.The world is no longer safe for the Dragon R...read more
Louie Listens 4:15 Slot
4:15 - 4:30
 Louie Listens 4:15 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:15 - 4:30Louie Listens 4:15 S
Essex Library Association
Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

Louie Listens 4:30 Slot
4:30 - 4:45
 Louie Listens 4:30 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:30 - 4:45Louie Listens 4:30 S
Essex Library Association
Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

Louie Listens 4:45 Slot
4:45 - 5:00
 Louie Listens 4:45 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:45 - 5:00Louie Listens 4:45 S
Essex Library Association
Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

American History Book Group
5:00 pm
 American History Book Group
Thursday, Mar. 14, 5:00 pmAmerican History Boo
Essex Library Association
NEW: this group meets in person in the library's Program Room in March. Please email athompson@essexlib.org for Zoom information.Next meeting is to discuss Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.The group meets every other month to discuss a book, primarily non-fiction, that deals with a topic, tim...read more
Dungeons & Dragons (Gr. 9-12)
5:00-7:00 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons (Gr. 9-12)
Thursday, Mar. 14, 5:00-7:00 PMDungeons & Dragons (
Essex Library Association
Join us and play the world’s greatest role-playing game at one of the Essex Library’s Dungeons & Dragons sessions! Come create your own character and join the adventure where we will fight monsters and explore new lands. Both new and experienced players are welcome. This session is f...read more
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Story Time A - Z March Dates
10:00 AM
 Story Time A - Z March Dates
Friday, Mar. 15, 10:00 AMStory Time A - Z Mar
Essex Library Association
Program recommended for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome!Each story time will focus on a “Letter of the Week” and feature songs, books, felt board activities, fingerplays, and a craft that supports early literacy, math, and fine and gross motor skills.Essex Library programs are free a...read more
Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
Friday, Mar. 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pmTeen Friday (Ages 13
Essex Library Association
What is Teen Friday? It’s a time to come to the library, play video games with your friends, eat snacks, color, do a craft (it’s a mystery each week), or just hang and chat with your friends and our librarians about the things that you love.It is an open hangout so bring your friends and...read more
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How to Catch a Leprechaun…
10:00 am
 How to Catch a Leprechaun…
Saturday, Mar. 16, 10:00 amHow to Catch a Lepre
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in pre-k and up. How to catch a leprechaun? It's tougher than you think! He'll turn your whole house upside down. He's quicker than a wink! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when leprechauns come out, so join us at the library, to learn what leprechauns are all about!...read more

or call (860) 767-1560.
A Celtic Musical Performance by Entwyned
2:00 PM
A Celtic Musical Performance by Entwyned
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2:00 PMA Celtic Musical Per
Essex Library Association
A Celtic musical performance entitled, "Give Me Your Hand," presented by the group Entwyned at the Essex Library!This program will highlight delightful selections from the Edward Bunting Collections, first published in 1796. Bunting traveled throughout Ireland to capture in written form tr...read more
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French Conversation Group
3:00 pm
 French Conversation Group
Monday, Mar. 18, 3:00 pmFrench Conversation
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every monday.Meet up with other beginner to intermediate French speakers to practice conversation in a friendly environment.
Needlework Group
4:00 pm
 Needlework Group
Monday, Mar. 18, 4:00 pmNeedlework Group
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every Monday.Knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, and more are welcome! Come and do needlework with other craft enthusiasts. Bring your crafts, your works in progress, your finished pieces, your patterns, and craft along with others while swapping tips, tricks, and conversation.
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Wiggle Worms Story Time
9:30
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 9:30Wiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 AM
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10:30 AMWiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Paint a Flower Pot
5:00-6:00 PM
 Paint a Flower Pot
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 5:00-6:00 PMPaint a Flower Pot
Essex Library Association
Join us at the Essex Library to paint a flower pot! The Library will supply all the materials – you bring the creativity. This activity is FREE and open to the public. Supplies are limited so registration is required.

or call (860) 767-1560.
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Stay & Play
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Stay & Play
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMStay & Play
Essex Library Association
Essex Library's children's area has trains, toys, blocks, puzzles, and more for children of all ages to expand their curiosity, and try new things! Come to the library to play and meet new friends!Stay & Play is a pop-in social time for children and their caregivers. Come for a few minut...read more
​​​​​​​Third Wednesday Book Group
10:30 am
​​​​​​​Third Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 10:30 am​​​​​​​Third Wednesd
Essex Library Association
This group meets at Essex Meadows.Next meeting is to discuss Still Life by Sarah Winman.This general interest book group is open to all and meeds on the the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Essex Meadows. Executive Director Ann Thompson moderates the discussion.
Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
5:00 pm
 Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 5:00 pmWednesday Wind-Down
Essex Library Association
Program for families with children ages 0-5, siblings are always welcome to tag along!Join us for our brand-new evening story time! Come to the library and wind down for the night with cozy books, songs, and activities to get ready to end the day.Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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SCORE At The Library
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 SCORE At The Library
Thursday, Mar. 21, 9:00 am - 2:00 pmSCORE At The Library
Essex Library Association
Registration required through SCORE.Masks required.The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling (860) 388-9508 or downloading a request form.
Half-Day Hangout: Fuse Beads
2:00 PM
 Half-Day Hangout: Fuse Beads
Thursday, Mar. 21, 2:00 PMHalf-Day Hangout: Fu
Essex Library Association
Program for kids ages 5 and up. Craft contains small parts.It’s a half day from school, so you know what that means: the library is the place to be! Fuse beads are a fun creation activity for kids and teens alike, where the only limitation is your imagination. Hang out at the library...read more
Classics Book Group
5:00 pm
 Classics Book Group
Thursday, Mar. 21, 5:00 pmClassics Book Group
Essex Library Association
This group meets on Zoom. Please email athompson@essexlib.org for for the Zoom link.Next meeting is to discuss Hard Times by Charles Dickens.Join this exciting book discussion group and meet those great books you've always meant to read or revisit. We'll be exploring literature fro...read more
Bereavement Support Group
6:00 p.m.
 Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:00 p.m.Bereavement Support
Essex Library Association
Facilitated by a retired social worker, this new group will provide an opportunity to gather with others who are processing loss. Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of the month. No registration required, just drop in. 
Virtual Author Talk with Bestselling Author Madeline Miller
7:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk with Bestselling Author Madeline Miller
Thursday, Mar. 21, 7:00 PMVirtual Author Talk
Essex Library Association
You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.Click HERE to register through our author ta...read more
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Story Time A - Z March Dates
10:00 AM
 Story Time A - Z March Dates
Friday, Mar. 22, 10:00 AMStory Time A - Z Mar
Essex Library Association
Program recommended for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome!Each story time will focus on a “Letter of the Week” and feature songs, books, felt board activities, fingerplays, and a craft that supports early literacy, math, and fine and gross motor skills.Essex Library programs are free a...read more
Half-Day Hangout: Yoga for Kids
2:00 PM
 Half-Day Hangout: Yoga for Kids
Friday, Mar. 22, 2:00 PMHalf-Day Hangout: Yo
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in Grades 3 and up. Join local certified yoga instructor Samantha Koong for a kid’s yoga session. Samantha’s children’s classes are a balance of confidence building, embodiment, and relaxation.Samantha has earned her Radiant Child Yoga Training (Levels 1–3) c...read more

or call (860) 767-1560.
Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
Friday, Mar. 22, 3:00 - 5:00 pmTeen Friday (Ages 13
Essex Library Association
What is Teen Friday? It’s a time to come to the library, play video games with your friends, eat snacks, color, do a craft (it’s a mystery each week), or just hang and chat with your friends and our librarians about the things that you love.It is an open hangout so bring your friends and...read more
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Kids Create: Sock Bunnies
10:00 am
 Kids Create: Sock Bunnies
Saturday, Mar. 23, 10:00 amKids Create: Sock Bu
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in Kindergarten and older. Roll up your sleeves and get crafty! In this session we will be using household materials to make adorable sock bunnies to celebrate the spring season!Registration Required

or call (860) 767-1560.
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Future Artists - Bubble Painting
9:30am
Future Artists - Bubble Painting
Monday, Mar. 25, 9:30amFuture Artists - Bub
Essex Library Association
Program for kids ages 3-5Encourage your future artist to get creative as we explore different arts and crafts!This month kids will make Bubble Paintings!Supplies are limited, registration is required.
French Conversation Group
3:00 pm
 French Conversation Group
Monday, Mar. 25, 3:00 pmFrench Conversation
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every monday.Meet up with other beginner to intermediate French speakers to practice conversation in a friendly environment.
Needlework Group
4:00 pm
 Needlework Group
Monday, Mar. 25, 4:00 pmNeedlework Group
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. Every Monday.Knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, and more are welcome! Come and do needlework with other craft enthusiasts. Bring your crafts, your works in progress, your finished pieces, your patterns, and craft along with others while swapping tips, tricks, and conversation.
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Wiggle Worms Story Time
9:30
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 9:30Wiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Wiggle Worms Story Time
10:30 AM
 Wiggle Worms Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:30 AMWiggle Worms Story T
Essex Library Association
A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! (Ages 0-3)This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. Join us!No registration required.Due to space, Please choose 1 session to attend.
Genealogy Interest Group
2:30 pm
 Genealogy Interest Group
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2:30 pmGenealogy Interest G
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month.Meet up with other genealogy aficionados, talk about resources, share your own genealogy journey, ask questions, and more! Great group for beginners looking to get into the community and long-time enthusiasts looking to meet new friends and sh...read more
Tranquil Tuesday - Puzzles
5:00-6:00 PM
 Tranquil Tuesday - Puzzles
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:00-6:00 PMTranquil Tuesday - P
Essex Library Association
Take some time for yourself to de-stress at the Essex Library’s Tranquil Tuesday! Chat with friends, or zone out, as we listen to music and enjoy a new relaxing activity each month. This month we will be doing puzzles! No registration required.
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The Writer’s Block
9:00 - 10:30 am
 The Writer’s Block
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 9:00 - 10:30 amThe Writer’s B
Essex Library Association
Drop-in group. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.If you need time and a place to focus on your writing, the library has set aside a block of time just for you with a new interest group for writers. Come meet fellow writers to socialize for half an hour, followed by an hour of writing time. No p...read more
Stay & Play
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Stay & Play
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMStay & Play
Essex Library Association
Essex Library's children's area has trains, toys, blocks, puzzles, and more for children of all ages to expand their curiosity, and try new things! Come to the library to play and meet new friends!Stay & Play is a pop-in social time for children and their caregivers. Come for a few minut...read more
Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
5:00 pm
 Wednesday Wind-Down Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 5:00 pmWednesday Wind-Down
Essex Library Association
Program for families with children ages 0-5, siblings are always welcome to tag along!Join us for our brand-new evening story time! Come to the library and wind down for the night with cozy books, songs, and activities to get ready to end the day.Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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Dungeons & Dragons (Gr. 9-12)
 Dungeons & Dragons (Gr. 9-12)
Thursday, Mar. 28, Dungeons & Dragons (
Essex Library Association
Join us and play the world’s greatest role-playing game at one of the Essex Library’s Dungeons & Dragons sessions! Come create your own character and join the adventure where we will fight monsters and explore new lands. Both new and experienced players are welcome. This session is f...read more
SCORE At The Library
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 SCORE At The Library
Thursday, Mar. 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pmSCORE At The Library
Essex Library Association
Registration required through SCORE.Masks required.The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE provides free and confidential advice on starting and growing small businesses. Appointments must be scheduled in advance, either by calling (860) 388-9508 or downloading a request form.
Louie Listens 4:00 Slot
4:00-4:15
 Louie Listens 4:00 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:00-4:15Louie Listens 4:00 S
Essex Library Association
By popular demand, we have added one more Louie Listens date to March!Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.
Louie Listens 4:15 Slot
4:15-4:30
 Louie Listens 4:15 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:15-4:30Louie Listens 4:15 S
Essex Library Association
By popular demand, we have added one more Louie Listens date to March!Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

or call (860) 767-1560.
Louie Listens 4:30 Slot
4:30-4:45
 Louie Listens 4:30 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:30-4:45Louie Listens 4:30 S
Essex Library Association
By popular demand, we have added one more Louie Listens date to March!Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.
Louie Listens 4:45 Slot
4:45- 5:00
 Louie Listens 4:45 Slot
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:45- 5:00Louie Listens 4:45 S
Essex Library Association
By popular demand, we have added one more Louie Listens date to March!Louie is back and ready to read or spend time with you!Kids & teens can sign up to spend a private 15 minutes with Louie the Labrador, a local, licensed therapy dog.

or call (860) 767-1560.
Where Did the Sun Go? CCSU Expert Gives Talk on Solar Eclipse
6:30 p.m.
Where Did the Sun Go? CCSU Expert Gives Talk on Solar Eclipse
Thursday, Mar. 28, 6:30 p.m.Where Did the Sun Go
Essex Library Association
Learn all about the next solar eclipse, happening April 8, 2024! Carol Ivers, planetarium and observatory director at Central Connecticut State University, will present a talk focused on the astronomical alignment of the Moon, Earth, and Sun while also discussing orbital properties that result in an...read more
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Story Time A - Z March Dates
10:00 AM
 Story Time A - Z March Dates
Friday, Mar. 29, 10:00 AMStory Time A - Z Mar
Essex Library Association
Program recommended for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome!Each story time will focus on a “Letter of the Week” and feature songs, books, felt board activities, fingerplays, and a craft that supports early literacy, math, and fine and gross motor skills.Essex Library programs are free a...read more
Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Teen Friday (Ages 13+)
Friday, Mar. 29, 3:00 - 5:00 pmTeen Friday (Ages 13
Essex Library Association
What is Teen Friday? It’s a time to come to the library, play video games with your friends, eat snacks, color, do a craft (it’s a mystery each week), or just hang and chat with your friends and our librarians about the things that you love.It is an open hangout so bring your friends and...read more
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STEAM Saturdays: Ice Cream in a Bag
2:00 pm
STEAM Saturdays: Ice Cream in a Bag
Saturday, Mar. 30, 2:00 pmSTEAM Saturdays: Ice
Essex Library Association
Program for kids in Kindergarten and older. Enjoy a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) project at the library select Saturdays. This session we will be exploring states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) by creating our very own ice cream treats! This experiment can...read more

or call (860) 767-1560.
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