Programs

The Goodwin library is a community host for a multitude of programs for both children and adults. Each program is a catalyst for communication, learning, discussion, and multi-layer engagement.

Programs Currently Happening:

Sit & Stitch meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM on Zoom. Email Pam at pgroat@goodwinlibrary.org for the link.

  • Learn how to knit or crochet, of if you already know how, bring your current project and socialize with the group.

The Bookies Book Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM on Zoom. Email Donna at dswett@goodwinlibrary.org

  • Read a new book each month and discuss it with a group of other book lovers. We have multiple copies of the book available for check out.
    • January 18- The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck
    • February 15- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
    • March 15- The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Story Times running from January 24-Febraury 18. These programs will be held outdoors in nice weather. In inclement weather, they will move to the Community Room.

  • Mother Goose (ages 0-3) Mondays at 10:30- Listen to stories and learn songs and nursery rhymes in this energetic babies & toddlers program!
  • Pre-School (ages 3-5) Fridays at 10:30 – Sing songs, listen to stories, then take a craft to go!

S.T.E.A.M. To-Go is the 3rd Thursday of every month

  • Pick up a S.T.E.A.M. To-Go activity kit with a fun project to do at home.

Programs on Hold:

Book Bites meets after school at HWMS

  • Book Bites is our graphic novel book club for 4th-6th grade students at HWMS. This group meets monthly at the HWMS library and a permission form is required to participate.

Homesteading Roundtable

  • Listen to presentations given by guest speakers on a variety of topics involving the home and garden. Hydroponics, home beer brewing, and Lyme disease prevention are some of the topics we have covered at previous meetings. Some months we offer a craft instead of a speaker.

After School Story Time

  • Bring the kids to the Children’s Room for a story and a fun craft!

Homeschool Meet & Greet 

  • Share resources, swap ideas, or just get to know other local homeschooling families.

Community Cinema

  • Join the Goodwin Library and other members of the community for a showing of a newly released DVD movie on the big screen and enjoy some popcorn.

Caregiver Café 

  • Are you caring for a loved one with a long-term illness, disability, or Alzheimer’s? Get support and resources at Caregiver Cafe, co-hosted with Cornerstone VNA.

Lego Saturdays 

  • Stop by the Children’s Room for Lego Day to free build with our giant Lego collection!

Computer Lessons are by appointment only

  • Topics include: Basic computer skills, e-mail, Microsoft Office, internet usage, eReaders, etc.
  • Sign-up required. Sign up at the main circulation desk in the Goodwin Library

Summer Reading Program – mid-June through July

  • Sign-up required.
  • Reading programs for all ages.
  • Read books, earn prizes, and partake in activities that go along with the theme.

Other

  • Guest speakers and presenters including authors and musicians
  • The Goodwin Library is associated with the Farmington Historical Society. The Henry Wilson Museum is located in the lower level of the Goodwin Library.

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