Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Summer Storytime and Chalk the Walk

Monday, June 21 at 10:30 AM
Family friendly event
Bill Library

**Special guest reader and local author Julia Reid will join us to read her book Alex and the Magical Coat.**

Join Mrs. Burt for a storytime on the lawn of Bill Library and then help decorate the sidewalks leading up to and around the library. The event will be cancelled if there is rain. Registration required.

Registration for this event and its waiting list are full. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified if there is an opening.

Ledyard Historical Society: Open Archive

Ledyard mapMonday, June 21 from 2 PM to 5 PM
Located in the Bill Library

*Looking for volunteer opportunities?* We are looking for you! Openings for webpage updates (WordPress), digitizing (scanning photos & documents), Facebook posting, community photo-sharing set-up, and non-computer tasks, too! Teens and adults welcome.

Share your experiences with future generations!

Please submit photos and written accounts of you and your family or Ledyard business during the COVID19 pandemic. Did you start new traditions? How did your business adapt? What did your family do to cope with quarantine, recovery, virtual school, or work? Are you an essential worker? What is that like for you?

  • Donations of materials related to the people, buildings, and events of Ledyard and Gales Ferry are gratefully accepted for preservation and inclusion in the collection for future researchers, either as digital copies of the items themselves.
  • Your Gales Ferry and Ledyard memories will be added to the archive in the Janice W. Bell Historical Research Room at the Bill Library. We will scan them and return them to you with a digital copy placed on your flash drive. Digital copies are easy to share with far-flung family members or to use as a backup if the original is lost or damaged.
  • We are always adding newly scanned items to our Online Collections, which are available at http://ledyardhistory.org/virtualexhibit/

CONTACT: Andrea Buka 860-464-9912 research@ledyardhistory.org

4-H Farm Tales Activity Kit

Wednesday, June 23 at 10 AM
Ages 6 to 11

Online

Farm Tale #1: Wind Farms
Book to read: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Build your own Wind Turbine and see if you can create enough energy to lift some raisins or pennies. Registration required.

The event is full but you may add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellation. Click here to register for the waiting list. You will be contacted if there is a cancellation.

Senior Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 AM
Ages 55+
Senior Center

Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Our senior center book discussion meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the senior center. The upcoming titles will be passed out at the monthly meetings, or you may pick up a copy at the Gales Ferry Library.

One Book One Region Kickoff

Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 PM
On Zoom

Our One Book One Region kickoff event will be on Zoom this year. Join us for a presentation by Ayako Takamori (she/her), Assistant Professor East Asian Language & Cultures, Connecticut College. Please register at onebookoneregion.org to receive the Zoom meeting information.