Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Senior Book Discussion: ‘Young Jane Young’ by Gabrielle Zevin

Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30 AM
Ledyard Senior Center

Elaine Steele, from the Gales Ferry Library, conducts a monthly book discussion at the Ledyard Senior Center. Anyone 55 years of age or older is eligible to participate. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

Upcoming books are distributed monthly at the discussion. All books chosen are available in regular and large print. Please contact Elaine Steele if you would like a copy of the book.

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

Monday, September 23 at 6:15 PM
Monday, October 21 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13 and December 11 at 6:15 PM
Bill Library
For adults and teens

Mike Molinari from Spark Makerspace, New London, will lead the class in the design features and functions of cloud-based 3D Printing with the new software, Autodrop3D. If you have a laptop with an external mouse, please bring it to class. A few laptops will be provided by the Library. Space is limited. Please register by clicking the links below:

Monday, September 23 at 6:15 PM

Monday, October 21 at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 13 at 6:15 PM

Wednesday, December 11 at 6:15 PM

One Book One Region Author Lecture: Hey, Kiddo

Tuesday, September 17
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Connecticut College, Palmer Auditorium
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of Hey, Kiddo, will speak about his memoir and other topics during a guest lecture. Free and open to the public. Lecture is 7:00 to 8:00, with a Q&A from 8–8:45 p.m. and a book signing from 8:45–9:30 p.m.

Avalonia Hike POSTPHONED


We have postphoned the evening hike and are currently working on a new date during daytime hours. Please watch this page for any updates.

Join us for an early evening 2-mile hike on the trails of the Great Oak Greenway, and beyond to the Atkinson-Dirlam preserve. We will meet at the Nathan Lester House parking lot for 6:00 p.m. Please wear proper hiking attire.

The Great Oak Greenway is a productive collaboration of the Town of Ledyard and the Avalonia Land Conservancy, connecting three open-space properties: the 110-acre Great Oak Park; the 25-acre open space parcel at 800 Long Cove Road, and Avalonia’s 260-acre Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor.

Know Your Town

Ledyard Library is taking sign-ups for this year’s Know Your Town series! This is a 7-week series where you get a behind-the-scenes look at our town departments. Attendance at all events is recommended. Collect a raffle ticket at each event and be entered into a drawing for prizes at the end!

All of the events are listed below. You will need to register for each event that you plan on attending.

Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM: Nathan Lester House, 153 Vinegar Hill Road (Gales Ferry)
The Mayor and Town Council will discuss Ledyard’s governmental process, Town Historian, Kit Foster will provide a brief history of the town and Corey and Rebecca Tenant, caretakers of the house will give tours.
Click here to register.

Thursday, September 26 at 6 PM: Emergency Services, 11 Fairway Drive
Russ Shaw, Administrator of Emergency Services, Jim Mann, Fire Marshall and American Ambulance will discuss emergency services in town.
Click here to register.

Saturday, October 5 at 9 AM OR 11 AM: Ledyard Police Department, 737 Colonel Ledyard Highway
Chief John Rich, will conduct two tours of the Ledyard Police Department at both 9 AM and 11 AM. Please register for ONE of these times.
Click here to register for 9 AM.
Click here to register for 11 AM.

Saturday, October 5 at 1 PM: Ledyard Up-down Saw Mill, 172 Iron Street
James Sweet and Vincent Godino from the Ledyard Historic District Commission will demonstrate the Up-down Saw Mill.
Click here to register.

Thursday, October 10 at 6 PM: Ledyard Senior Center and Parks and Rec, 12 Van Tassel Drive (Gales Ferry)
Scott Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director will talk about the restructured Senior Center and Recreation Department and Karen Goetchius, Municipal Agent and Administrative Supervisor of Ledyard Visiting Nurses Association will discuss health services available through the town.
Click here to register.

Thursday, October 17 at 6 PM: Ledyard Town Hall, 741 Colonel Ledyard Highway
Dog licenses to building permits! Patricia Riley, Ledyard Town Clerk will discuss the services provided in her office. Elizabeth Burdick, Ledyard Town Planner will discuss the Land Use Department.
Click here to register.

Thursday, October 24 at 6 PM: Ledyard Public Schools, location TBD
Jay Hartling, Superintendent of Ledyard Public Schools will discuss the Ledyard School system.
Click here to register.

Wednesday, October 30 at 6 PM: Ledyard Public Library (Bill Library), 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway
Meet John Bolduc, Chairman of the Ledyard Library Commission. Gale Bradbury, Library Director and Lisa Murno, Assistant Librarian will discuss the library’s online resources, downloadable books and other library programs. Andrea Buka, Head of Tech Services and Archivist of the Janice W. Bell Local History Room will provide a tour and overview of the room.
Click here to register.