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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Storytime
10:30 am
 Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 2, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Jul. 4,
Willimantic Public Library
We will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
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Burt Dow Deep Water Storytime
4:00 pm
 Burt Dow Deep Water Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 4:00 pm
Youth Department
Come read stories inspired by Burt Dow: Deep Water Man!
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
5:00-7:30pm
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 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 together we dive into adventure!  Ages 14+
Free Write Tuesdays
6:30pm
 Free Write Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 6:30pm
Adult Department
Need a supportive space to start something new? Come and write with us!
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Access Agency Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Support
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Access Agency Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Support
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Youth Department
Sahi from Access Agency will be in the Youth Department to help families sign up for the Child Tax credit!
Creatures of the Deep Watercolor Paintings
1:00 pm
Creatures of the Deep Watercolor Paintings
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 1:00 pm
Youth Department
Ages 5+: Come learn some watercolor techniques as we paint an undersea landscape!
Textile Craft Circle
4:00 pm
 Textile Craft Circle
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:00 pm
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, needlepoint or other textile project to work on while you chat and get to know fellow crafters. All ages welcome.
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Family Science Night
6:00 pm
 Family Science Night
Thursday, Jul. 7, 6:00 pm
Community Room
Families with school-aged children are invited to come do a science activity and learn together. This month we'll do science experiments to learn about ocean animal adaptations! Please register.
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Ocean Bingo
4:00 pm
 Ocean Bingo
Friday, Jul. 8, 4:00 pm
Youth Department
Dive in to learn facts about the ocean's creatures and play bingo to win prizes!
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Poetry Open Mic
12:30pm
 Poetry Open Mic
Saturday, Jul. 9, 12:30pm
Adult Department
Join us to share your poetry with the community! This is a safe, collaborative space.
Storytime
10:30 am
 Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 9, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
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Shark Storytime
10:30 am
 Shark Storytime
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Chomp, chomp! Read stories all about sharks, sing songs and make a craft with us!
Shark Science
2:00 pm
 Shark Science
Monday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm
Youth Department
Ages 5+: Learn and perform experiments about shark adaptations, then make a shark craft to take home.
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Mystic Aquarium presents Amazing Sharks!
6:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium presents Amazing Sharks!
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 pm
Youth Department
Mystic Aquarium will come and teach us all about amazing sharks!
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Midday Wonder
1:00 pm
 Midday Wonder
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:00 pm
Youth Department
Ages 5-10: Join us to explore a new topic in a world of wonder each month. This month's topic is a salt water experiment. Please register.
Textile Craft Circle
4:00 pm
 Textile Craft Circle
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 4:00 pm
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, needlepoint or other textile project to work on while you chat and get to know fellow crafters. All ages welcome.
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Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm
 Pajama Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:30 pm
Youth Department
Ages 3+: Come to the library in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal! We'll read ocean animal bedtime stories and do a craft together.
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Tie Dye Time!
2:00 pm
 Tie Dye Time!
Friday, Jul. 15, 2:00 pm
In front of the library
Come tie dye a bandana or bring a white item of your own to tie dye!
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Storytime
10:30 am
 Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
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Make a Lighthouse
2:00 pm
 Make a Lighthouse
Monday, Jul. 18, 2:00 pm
Youth Department
Ages 5+: Design and build a lighthouse using Makerspace and craft supplies.
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Penguin Palooza Storytime
4:00 pm
 Penguin Palooza Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4:00 pm
Youth Department
Come and hear some stories about and inspired by that most lovable of sea birds, the penguin!
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
5:00-7:30pm
Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 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 together we dive into adventure!  Ages 14+
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Seabird Evolution
10:00 am
 Seabird Evolution
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 10:00 am
Youth Department
Come hear our friend Ms. Analisa from UConn teach us about using character traits to uncover evolutionary history.
Access Agency Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Support
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Access Agency Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Support
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Youth Department
Sahi from Access Agency will be in the Youth Department to help families sign up for the Child Tax credit!
Textile Craft Circle
4:00 pm
 Textile Craft Circle
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 4:00 pm
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, needlepoint or other textile project to work on while you chat and get to know fellow crafters. All ages welcome.
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Mystic Aquarium presents 3rd Thursday Touch Tank!
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium presents 3rd Thursday Touch Tank!
Thursday, Jul. 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Adult Department
Come see what Mystic Aquarium has to share with us with their traveling touch tank!
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Sew a Sea Creature Stuffie
4:00 pm
 Sew a Sea Creature Stuffie
Friday, Jul. 22, 4:00 pm
Youth Department
Choose a felt sea creature template and sew it to make it into a cuddle buddy stuffie. Please register.
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NASA@ My Library - Telescope Images
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
NASA@ My Library - Telescope Images
Saturday, Jul. 23, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Youth Department
Celebrate the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope with us! Drop by any time to view the images and participate in some fun NASA@ My Library activities, including making your own telescope.
Storytime
10:30 am
 Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
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Beach Storytime
10:30 am
 Beach Storytime
Monday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about the beach!
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Mystic Aquarium presents Explore the Shore!
6:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium presents Explore the Shore!
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6:00 pm
Youth Department
Mystic Aquarium will share with us all the wonders of the beach!
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Ocean Mini Bottle Art
3:00 pm
 Ocean Mini Bottle Art
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm
Community Room
Ages 10+: Come create your own little ocean in a mini bottle with us. We will provide the supplies and you will provide the imagination.
Textile Craft Circle
4:00 pm
 Textile Craft Circle
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 4:00 pm
Adult Department
Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, needlepoint or other textile project to work on while you chat and get to know fellow crafters. All ages welcome.
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Seashell Necklaces
3:30 pm
 Seashell Necklaces
Thursday, Jul. 28, 3:30 pm
Youth Department
Ages 5+: Join us to make your own seashell necklace with a variety of beads and materials!
WMS Book Discussion: Heartstopper
6:30 pm
WMS Book Discussion: Heartstopper
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6:30 pm
Youth Department
Come discuss Heartstopper with Ms. Lilia. Windham Middle School students will receive extra credit on their summer reading assignment for attending!
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Beachcombing at the Library
1:00 pm
 Beachcombing at the Library
Friday, Jul. 29, 1:00 pm
Youth Department
Read a story about the beach with us, then browse through and identify a variety of findings from the beach!
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Storytime
10:30 am
 Storytime
Saturday, Jul. 30, 10:30 am
Youth Department
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
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