Book Discussions

Third Thursday Book Discussions Pomfret Public Library’s book discussion group is always the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM. Each year we choose a genre or theme and select books to fit, with some preference given to mystery and suspense. Our meetings start with socializing, followed by an informal discussion. Please join us at any time! 2016/17 Theme: Literary Landmarks. Sep – Dec we’ll be discissuing regional books by authors whose homes are now open to the public. Then we will shift our attention “across the pond” and discuss books from various regions of England. Book Lists from Past Years

For Your Own Book Group – We are happy to get multiple copies of books for private book discussion groups. Just let us know your schedule, titles, and about how many copies you will need, and we will have them on reserve for your book group members to check out. Book sets take 2-3 weeks to arrive and have a circulation period of three weeks. Please note, it can be difficult to get enough copies of current best sellers and  book group favorites.

Lunch with Friends

The Friends of Pomfret Public Library sponsor occasional lunch programs. Topics are as diverse as Understanding Probate Court to a Zentangle workshop – but every event starts with a light lunch and time to mingle. Join our Friends to receive email notification whenever a Lunch with Friends is scheduled.

Lectures and Presentations

Nick Beams, our Adult Services Librarian, has always got something interesting on the schedule! To find out what’s happening, check the Library Events listing on the homepage or our calendar listings. Events are also advertised in the Pomfret Times.

Common Thread Stitchery Group
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The library hosts a handwork Open House, every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 PM. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, what-have-you. Like to learn? Experienced stitchers will get you started and help you with the tricky bits. No registration necessary, just drop-in whenever you can!


cup of coffeeFriendly Café

The pot is always on! Our Friends of the Library group keeps the Keurig ready and waiting; you’re always welcome to meet a friend for a (free!) cup of coffee or enjoy some quiet time on your own. Summertime bonus: Enjoy your coffee in the Aicher Memorial Garden.