Old Home Day Book Swap

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) are holding their annual Book Swap on Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 a.m.–1 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 (click here to donate online via Paypal)! We … Continued

Carlisle Pride Festival

Community Members of all ages are invited to the Town Common and Union Hall for Music, Games, Kona Ice, and Guest Speaker Gregory Maguire (author of Wicked), on Friday, May 31st, from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Gleason Library, First Religious Society, Carlisle, Carlisle Council on Aging, CPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Advisory … Continued

Community Focus Groups

The Gleason is seeking community input as we develop a new strategic plan. We are hoping you will be able to assist by joining us for a community focus group on one of the following dates and times: The meeting will last no longer than 90 minutes; it will be held in the Library’s 3rd … Continued

Short Story Contest

Join the Friends of Gleason Public Library for a Short Story Celebration on Saturday, May 4th, at 2pm! Awards will be presented to the winners of the our Short Story Contest and refreshments will be served. This program is supported by a grant from our wonderful Carlisle Cultural Council.

Art at the Gleason: Art of the Automobile

Art of the Automobile: Photography by Steven Edson and Spark Plugs collected by Jim Roberts will be on display until June 8th, 2024. To enhance this exhibition, we are holding a car show/artist reception the morning of Saturday, May 11th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., as both a social and educational experience (rain date May … Continued

The Great Gleason Grown-Up Spelling Bee

The First Annual Great Gleason Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be held Friday, March 15, at 6:30 pm at the Gleason Library. 100% of proceeds from this 21-and-older event will go toward the renovation of the young children’s reading room at our community’s historic library. Hosted by the Gleason Endowment Board of Trustees, this special event … Continued

Winter Reading Challenge 2024

Join us in the Winter Reading Challenge! This year, the challenge is to read 7 books that fit different challenges. To participate, stop by the Gleason to pick up a copy of your foldable challenge booklet, or click here for a PDF to print out at home. Read one book (at your reading level) for … Continued

Art at the Gleason: Natural Histories

Natural Histories: Joomchi Technique Paper Art by Max Payne and Fiber Sculptures by Louise Berliner will be on display until March 23rd, 2024. Artist reception and talk Saturday, February 3rd, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free; light refreshments will be served. Read more about Art at the Gleason Read more about this exhibit in the … Continued

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

Our Next Chapter: Capital Campaign

When our library was renovated 25 years ago, we lived in a different world. Internet was on dial-up, music was on CDs, and the library was a book repository. Life has evolved, and so have our libraries. Renovating the Gleason will provide flexible spaces for the whole community: space for events, exhibits, meetings, quiet work … Continued

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