Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at the Willimantic Public Library and other community locations! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch
10:30 - 11:30 AM
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Youth Department
Entertainer and musician Julie Stepanek kicks off our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a magical and musical story time program that is guaranteed to be a fun time for the whole family!
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Scavenger Hunt
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Apr. 15, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Youth Department
Stop by any time to do a spring scavenger hunt!
Storytime & Playgroup
10:30 - 11:15 AM
 Storytime & Playgroup
Monday, Apr. 15, 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Youth Department
Come enjoy a story, play time, and other fun activities.Storytime is a great way to build literacy, creativity, and social skills! For ages 1-5.
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Dungeons & Dragons
5:00 - 7:30pm
 Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Community Room
Whether you are an experienced player or want to check out the game for the first time, all are welcome to join us as we DIVE INTO ADVENTURE!(Ages 14+)
Rock Painting!
6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Rock Painting!
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Youth Department
Calling all young artists! Get ready to unleash your creativity and transform ordinary rocks into colorful works of art with our exciting "Rock Painting" program designed just for kids!
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Color + Calm
10:00 am
 Color + Calm
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:00 am
Adult Department
Come take a break from life and spend some time coloring in a peaceful environment.
Baby & Infant Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Baby & Infant Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Youth Department
A fun opportunity for caregivers to bond with their babies through songs, stories, and exploratory play.
Pumpernickel Puppets Show
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Pumpernickel Puppets Show
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Youth Department
Be prepared to laugh... A LOT. For over forty years Pumpernickel Puppets has been captivating audiences of all ages with humorous and colorful adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales.Trust us... You don't want to miss this!
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Textile Craft Circle
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Textile Craft Circle
Thursday, Apr. 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, or any other textile or fiber craft to the library to work on as you chat with a group of fun and supportive fellow crafters!
PJ Storytime
6:00 - 7:00 PM
 PJ Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 18, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Youth Department
Come snuggle up and enjoy a fun storytime while wearing your PJs!
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Little Picassos
10:00 - 11:00 AM
 Little Picassos
Friday, Apr. 19, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Youth Department
Join us one Friday a month for a fun art program just for toddlers! Please dress for a mess!  Ages 2-4.
Homeschool Fridays
10:30 am
 Homeschool Fridays
Friday, Apr. 19, 10:30 am
Community Room
Ages 5+: A fun learning program for homeschoolers. We'll be featuring STEM, art, Makerspace, and more! Check our website for each week's activity. April 5: Makerspace Play April 12: Make Your Own Bouncy Balls April 19: Make a Marble Run April 26: Robot Time!
Pokemon Tournament
3:30 - 5:30 PM
 Pokemon Tournament
Friday, Apr. 19, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Youth Department
Join us for a Pokémon battle tournament at the Willimantic Public Library! Whether you prefer battling, trading cards, or simply watching other trainers in action, there's something for everyone!
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Storytime & Playgroup
10:30 - 11:15 AM
 Storytime & Playgroup
Monday, Apr. 22, 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Youth Department
Come enjoy a story, play time, and other fun activities.Storytime is a great way to build literacy, creativity, and social skills! For ages 1-5.
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Earth Day Celebration - Plant A Flower!
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Earth Day Celebration - Plant A Flower!
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Community Room
Ages 5+: Come celebrate Earth Day with us by decorating a pot, planting a flower, and watching a movie all about how to take care of our planet! Please call the library to register.
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Baby & Infant Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Baby & Infant Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Youth Department
A fun opportunity for caregivers to bond with their babies through songs, stories, and exploratory play.
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Textile Craft Circle
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Textile Craft Circle
Thursday, Apr. 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, or any other textile or fiber craft to the library to work on as you chat with a group of fun and supportive fellow crafters!
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Homeschool Fridays
10:30 am
 Homeschool Fridays
Friday, Apr. 26, 10:30 am
Community Room
Ages 5+: A fun learning program for homeschoolers. We'll be featuring STEM, art, Makerspace, and more! Check our website for each week's activity. April 5: Makerspace Play April 12: Make Your Own Bouncy Balls April 19: Make a Marble Run April 26: Robot Time!
Studio Ghibli Paint & Movie Night
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Studio Ghibli Paint & Movie Night
Friday, Apr. 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Community Room
Ages 12+: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and discover the magic of watercolor painting alongside the film.
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Storytime & Playgroup
10:30 - 11:15 AM
 Storytime & Playgroup
Monday, Apr. 29, 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Youth Department
Come enjoy a story, play time, and other fun activities.Storytime is a great way to build literacy, creativity, and social skills! For ages 1-5.
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Make Your Own Bookmark
6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Make Your Own Bookmark
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Youth Department
    
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