Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Friends Ice Cream Fundraiser at Pop’s

Sunday, July 28 from 3 PM – 8 PM

Mark your calendar for a Friends of the Ledyard Libraries Fundraiser at Pop’s Ice Cream in Gales Ferry. The Friends earn 10% of the proceeds of all sales from 3-8 PM. Enjoy some delicious ice cream while helping your Ledyard Libraries. Remember to let them know that you are supporting the Friends of the Ledyard Libraries when you make your purchase.

Senior Book Discussion: ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien

Wednesday, July 24 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.

Library Friends Meeting

Tuesday, July 23 at 7:15 PM
Bill Library

The Friends welcome you to join us at our summer Meeting. Hear what new items our Program and Development committees are working on to enrich our community and raise funds for the Library. We always enjoy hearing new voices and new ideas. The Gales Ferry Library Book Cellar completed a successful half-price sale in June. Thanks to the Friends, volunteers and library staff who worked hard to make this sale a success. Thanks also to all of the patrons who supported this important event. All proceeds go directly to support the library.

One Book One Region Movie Tie-In

Monday, July 22 1:50 PM OR 6:00 PM
Bill Library

Join us for a showing of a documentary relating to this year’s One Book One Region. There will be a discussion the following Monday about the book and this movie.

This movie traces the causes of the unprecedented growth in and acceptance of the use of prescription opioids, and the devastating impact these drugs are having in communities throughout America. Personal stories and interviews reveal how the epidemic got started–from medical treatment of moderate to severe pain to the dramatic increase in usage of prescription painkillers, to the possible solutions of non-drug treatment for pain.