Slater Library and Fanning Annex

26 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 (860) 376-0024

The Friends of Slater Library


November 5, 2022, $85.00 per person

See Friends of Slater Library page for complete details.

Tuesday, October 4th @ 6 pm:

"Authors on the Spot"

Join us and learn from local authors about their writing styles, inspiration and experiences in the publishing world. Newly published author, Zak Topping, veteran writer James Rourke and more!

Tuesday, October 18th @ 6 pm:

The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time (virtual program)

Martin Gitlin will join us from Ohio to guide us the history of sitcoms with interactive challenges and trivia. This will be a hybrid program. Come in and enjoy the program at Slater Library!

Tuesday, November 8th @ 6:30 pm:

The Nutmeg Nose

Slater Library welcomes Michelle Griffis, the Nutmeg Nose, who will present the more than 40 wineries in Connecticut as well as the great dining options at these locations.

Open Studio is back! Thursday, October 6th @ 5:00 pm

Inviting area artists to bring what they are working on

and share with the group.

Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Noon - 5:30 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:30 pm

Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Computers are available to patrons on the main level

and in the children's area.

Curbside pickup will also continue to be available.

Masks are welcome, but no longer required in Slater Library.


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

Residents of Griswold and Lisbon can stop in and sign up for a card.

All you need is an ID with your Griswold or Lisbon address.

Your library card give you access to books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks as well as ebooks through Libby, our digital platform.

You can check the available books and DVDs on our online catalog

@ or by downloading the Acorn Catalog App to your phone or tablet.

You can also call the library @ (860) 376-0024 to request the materials that

you would like to check out.

A librarian will call you back to let you know which items are available.

Children's Events:

"Let's Lego" time on

Tuesdays from 3-5 pm. No sign-up required.

First Mondays Crafternoons! for age 7+,

sign-up required for each class.

Monday, October 3rd @ 4 pm: Washi Tape Tiles

Call Slater Library @ (860) 376-0024 to register.

Saturday Story Time

on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am

Drop in! Next Story Time: October 8th

Wee Play is back!

Wee Play playgroup has moved to Fridays at 11 am!

Stop by on Friday mornings to play with toys, connect with other caregivers and make new friends!

Toddler Story Time w/ Mrs. Brown

NEW! Drop-in Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

Songs, Rhymes, Stories and Movement for ages 2+

September 14th - November 2nd

(use the side entrance, as we meet before the library opens)

Baby and Me Class: Songs, stories and rhymes

for ages 6 months - 18 months and their caregivers

Wednesday mornings @ 9:30 am

September 20th - October 26th

Sign-up is required.

Contact Slater Library @ (860)376-0024

Space still available, call to sign up now!

Slater Library has added 7 STEAM Kits containing books, educational games and puzzles to our children's collection! Parents and Caregivers may check out these kits for a two week period. These kits, encompassing science, technology, engineering, arts and math cover a variety of themes. Find all the details on our "Children's Department" page.

Yarn and Darn! Next date: October 21st

Third Fridays 3-4 PM

We are meeting on the third Friday of the month. Bring any hand work that you are working on: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing - you name it!

Book Clubs @ Slater Library

First Mondays @ 1:00 pm (not meeting in the summer, resuming 10/3)

Second Fridays @ 1:30 pm (Next meeting 10/14)

Historical Fiction Book Club Last Thursdays @ 5:30-6:30 (Next meeting 9/29)

Call (860) 376-0024 to sign-up. Books will be available a few weeks before the meeting. Staff will contact participants when books are available to pick up.

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Learning Express Hub

The CT State Library offers many free databases to the public with a CT State Library card!

Applications are available at Slater Library or online


Check out this great resource for students and adults alike!

Interested in learning more about your family's history

from the comfort of your own home?

Introducing HeritageQuest powered by Ancestry!

Use your Slater Library card to create an account

and start exploring the billions of records, like census data,

city directories, wills, probate and immigration information.

Click on the link below to access HeritageQuest and use your barcode to sign-in!

Would you like to know what new books, audio books and movies are in the library every week? Try Wowbrary!

Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter that lets you know about

all the new books, audiobooks and DVDs that Slater Library has to offer!

Sign up at

The Libby app and the Palace Project app* offer an outstanding selection of ebooks and audiobooks. The Libby app is available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks on your phone or tablet.

*The Palace Project app replaces the Simple E app which has been discontinued and does not require a library card but has a selection of free ebooks and

audiobooks under "Palace Bookshelf."

Library Director - Rebecca Jusseaume

Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown