Edith Wheeler Memorial Library’s December calendar

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

MONROE, CT — This article features Edith Wheeler Memorial Library’s December calendar.

2022 Christmas House Tour

The Monroe Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour, a joint effort with the Save Our Stepney Task Force, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, with open visiting hours from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Tickets, which are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, are available at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Stepney Bicentennial Commemorative Calendar

Stepney and the town of Monroe turn 200 years old in 2023. The library is
celebrating by offering the Stepney Bicentennial calendar, which depicts photos of events around Stepney, along with historical notes over the last two centuries.

Calendars are for sale for $15 at the Circulation Desk until the end of December. All proceeds support the Save Our Stepney Task Force.


Lynn Lewis and Santa for pre-K is Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10:30a.m. It will be a Holly Jolly musical morning when Lynn Lewis visits the library with holiday songs and a visit
from Santa! Bring your cameras for a photo opportunity with your child sitting on Santa’s lap after the concert.

Registration is not necessary for this event. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 100 participants.

Teen Jewelry Making: Winter theme, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

Author Talk: Dr. Marianne Bette, Monday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Teen Jarcuterie: Hot Cocoa Jar, Monday, Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m.

Adult Jarcuterie: Hot Cocoa Jar, Monday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Need last minute gifts for the holidays? Stop by Friday, Dec. 2, or Saturday, Dec. 3, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to browse a variety of books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and more.

Can’t make it to the Book Sale? Don’t forget Amazon Smile

Bring joy this season. Support the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library by shopping Amazon Smile. Five percent of each purchase goes to Friends at no cost to you. Click here for the link. ewml.org/give-back.

Lions Club Cafe

Lions Club Cafe is having a grand-reopening with new snacks.

From the Director’s Desk

We know that many of you will be focused on preparing for the Holidays. Remember that we have a large collection of cookbooks and magazines to help you kick start your menu. Cookbooks are also available in eBook format on our Libby app and Hoopla app!

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library Staff and the Library Board of Trustees wish you and your family a joyous holiday!


Nicole Cignoli, director, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

Reminder: The Library will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Saturday Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas Holiday; and Saturday, Dec. 31, for the New Year’s Holiday.


  1. One tiny correction. The House tour is a joint effort between the Save Our Stepney Task Force and the Monroe Historical Society .

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