Events and Programs

The library is currently closed to the public, and all in-person events and programs are canceled until further notice. Staff will be available by phone or email during normal business hours. The Preschool Playgroup, Senior Center Monday Yoga, and the Wednesday Ukulele group are still meeting via Zoom. Please call or email for details.

Virtual Tea Time Book Chat
Friday, June 5th at 3pm

What are you reading? Let’s chat about what you’re reading while the library is closed to the public. Tea (or a favorite beverage) is optional. Please join even if you are not currently reading anything. Open to all. If you would like to join, please send an email to You will receive a Zoom link to join on Friday morning.

Chaplin Ukulele Band

Wednesdays   4:00 – 5:30 pm

(This group is still meeting via Zoom. Please call or email for details. )

 If you play the ukulele or are interested in learning, stop in for a session. No experience required.

Preschool Playgroup

Wednesdays   10:30-11:30 am

(Zoom Story Time is happening. Please email the library at for an invite.)

Preschoolers can come hear a story, make a craft, and play. The group meets every Wednesday while school is in session. Although this program is aimed at preschoolers, all ages are welcome! No registration required. 

This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Dr. Seuss Day

Please join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day! We’ll be showing the Cartoon Adventures of Gerald McBoing Boing and giving away FREE* copies of the book to all children. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.  All ages welcome.

*The free copies of Gerald McBoing Boing have been generously provided by the Connecticut State Library and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

This event will be scheduled at a later date.

Cookbook Club: Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

Do you like to cook? Do you like to try new recipes? Do you like to discuss and share new foods with friends?

If you answered yes, consider joining the Chaplin Public Library’s Cookbook Club. In March we’ll be tasting recipes by chef Yotam Ottolenghi.  If you are interested in joining, please speak with a librarian. Registration is required.

Friends Group Meeting

Will be rescheduled to a later date.

A Friends group is forming! If you are interested in helping the library, please attend the meeting.