The Library will be closed Jan 2nd, "Happy New Years!" and Jan 16th, Martin Luther King Day.

Adult Programs

The Book and Movie Club will be reading the Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Wednesday, January 17th at 1:00 PM

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family.

When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.

The Deep River Public Library will be hosting a calligraphy class on January 25th at 6:30 pm.

Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully. Come learn how to draw letters and transform your writing into a work of art. Calligraphy is a great way to add flair to cards, personal correspondence and special notes. The way you hold your pen and touch it to paper makes each alphabet uniquely your own.

In this fun class you will learn the technique for one of the calligraphic alphabets and become familiar with the instruments of calligraphy including felt-tip calligraphy pens, template sheets and calligraphy paper. You will leave knowing the fundamentals of calligraphy and you will have a beautiful interpretation of your name by your own hand.

Ned Farrell will be instructing the course. He is the co-owner of the Bee Company of Clinton, Connecticut. Ned has been doing calligraphy for years. There is a $5.00 fee for supplies, including a pen, template and calligraphy paper which will be yours to keep. Please call the library to register, 860-526-6039.

Collection Cabinet

Priscilla Lerner is displaying her cute handmade, whimsical, old fashioned villages. Winter Villages

Children's Programs

The Deep River Brick Bunch

Open Lego construction

This is a drop-in program on January 12th & 26th at 3:45 - 4:45PM. We now have large blocks for the younger kids! For more information, call the library.


Thursdays are Terrific at the Deep River Public Library! Join us for BABY BOUNCE, a lap sit program for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers, followed by open play and social time. Older siblings may attend. No registration is required. Dates for this program will be on the following Thursday mornings: January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Starts at 10:30 am.

Join us for a special DANCE PARTY STORY TIME!

on Saturday, January 7th at 10:30 am!

Stories, songs and disco lights! This program is best for children 2-6, but is open to all, no registration required.


Pre-school Power Hour, January 6th, 13th, 20th!, at 10:30. with stories and songs in an interactive setting, followed by Open Play. Open to all ages.

ABC Amigos visits on January 27th at 10:30 am. Join us for an interactive Spanish experience, perfect for the preschool set!

Deep River Public Library
150 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417
Phone: 860 526-6039