2nd Annual Mini Golf at the Gleason!

On Sunday, January 28th, 2024, the Gleason will be transformed into a fun, indoor mini golf course! Proceeds will benefit the Gleason’s Interior Renovation Project and Gleason Public Library Endowment. Register at https://gleasonlibrary.org/events/ to tee off during a 1-hour timeslot. Tickets are $15 per person with a cap of $50 per family. Please click here … Continued

The Power of Story Telling: FOGPL Annual Meeting

Join the Friends of Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, November 14th, at 7 p.m. as they present two newly-published, local, non-fiction authors, Nick Shaw and Joe Wallace, for a compelling presentation on “The Power of Storytelling.” Nick’s book, My Teacher, My Son, reflects on his journey through grief after the death of his son, William, … Continued

Great Pumpkin Spectacle

We are delighted to host our 40th annual Great Pumpkin Spectacle on Thursday, October 26th. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Pumpkin Registration for K- 4th Graders at the Gleason Public LibraryTo register, bring your pumpkin to the front lawn of the library between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. Pumpkins will be judged separately … Continued

Books & Brews

Join the Gleason Endowment for a fun fundraiser on Saturday, October 14th, at 7 p.m. For $75/person, enjoy beer from nearby breweries, food from local restaurants, a jazz combo, and because knowing things is fun, the evening features a professionally hosted trivia event, complete with questions on local history and Carlisle esoterica. And you can … Continued

Art at the Gleason: Mindscapes

Mindscapes: Paintings by Katherine Downey Miller and Sculptures by Anna Kristina Goransson will be on display September 23, 2023 to January 6, 2024. Join Art at the Gleason for an evening reception on Friday, September 29th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library, featuring artists Katherine Millar and Anna Kristina Goransson. Wine, refreshments, and … Continued

Old Home Day Book Swap

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) are holding their annual Book Swap on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on the Library Lawn as part of the Old Home Day festivities. All books are free, however the Friends welcome donations to support Library programming. The book swap is free, but donations to … Continued

Summer Reading Program 2023

We are excited to announce our 2023 Summer Reading Program: Find Your Voice! Please visit our Summer Reading Program webpage to read about our Reading Challenges, Book Bingo, and all our fun summer programs. Our Summer reading challenges begin Saturday, June 17th at 10:00AM.

Summer Music Series

Carlisle Recreation Department and Gleason Public Library present the Carlisle Summer Music Series for Kids & Families on the Library Lawn this June: June 21st, 6 p.m.: Plum Island Pans June 27th, 4 p.m.: LibraryBEATS! Drum and Rhythm Circle with Otha Day Register online at carlislema.myrec.com/info/activities This series is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Open During Construction

Construction work to replace the Library roof has begun. We plan to remain fully open to the public during construction, but available parking is reduced and it may be noisy at times. Curbside pickup is available, and we suggest holding dropbox returns until weekends or after 4pm weekdays, if your schedule allows. As always, there … Continued

Capital Campaign Kick-Off

Join the Gleason Trustees on Wednesday, June 14th, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Library Lawn as the Gleason Endowment kicks off fundraising for an interior renovation of the Library! Learn more about this exciting project and help keep Gleason relevant for many years to come. There will be music, crafts, and food available … Continued

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