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Barn at the Sherman Library!

The Barn under construction!

February 1, 2013--Progress continues!

February 22, 2013--roof is on!

March 5, 2013!

April 17, 2013

May 6, 2013

August 28, 2013


Grand Opening Invitation


The Grand Opening! March 15, 2014


Poppies Spring 2014



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Art Exhibit: January 16 - March 13

Helen Garrison - Ceramics
Cynthia Osborne - Lithographs

The Sherman Library is pleased to announce a dual art show featuring the works of two longstanding Sherman resident artists, Helen Garrison and Cynthia Osborne.  




Helen Garrison, who has been working with clay for over forty years, got her start at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Since she retired from teaching, she has been associated with the 92nd Street Y art studio. Although Ms. Garrison enjoys using the wheel, she is more interested in hand building. Using slabs of clay to form vases, teapots, plates, cups and bowls, both porcelain and stoneware. Her work is fired in a gas reduction kiln to a temperature that makes it waterproof and dishwasher and food safe. Preferring simple direct forms, she uses decorations that appear to be made with earth like materials. Her inspiration comes from reinterpreting classic forms such as those seen in Asian Museums.





Cynthia Osborne, a New Milford native, received BA and MFA degrees in fine arts from Connecticut College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison before teaching printmaking for thirty years at California State University, Long Beach. In 2007, she retired to Sherman, where she has a lithography studio at her house in the historic district of town. She specializes in traditional lithographic techniques drawn and printed by hand from stone. Her narrative works are inspired by travel and in recent years have depicted prehistoric monuments and rock art, endangered wildlife and landscape.




A Barn Transformed - A permanent exhibit to celebrate and interpret the Sherman Library's recently renovated historic barn.

Sherman Library Presents Community Cinema


Sherman is one of 75 communities nationwide and the only town in Connecticut chosen for PBS Community Cinema. The five film thought provoking series will be hosted at the Sherman Library. Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is a free screening featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Screenings will be on Saturday afternoons January  through May in the Sherman Library Program Room (The Barn).



American Denial

Saturday February 7at 2 p.m.


American Denial by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson. Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American  Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.


For a Complete list of Community Cinema 2014

The newly renovated, restored and expanded Sherman Library has two spaces for meetings during library hours for Sherman non-profit organizations.

The Sherman Library Meeting Room Policies

Applications for Program Room Use

Contact: Millie Loeb, Executive Director, 860-354-2455,


The Library Barn Program Room

The library barn is primarily used for adult and children library programs. When available it may be rented to non-profit organizations in our community.  The room capacity is a maximum of 100 people. It has audio visual equipment that includes DVD player, surround sound, projector and screen. There is an Assistive Listening Hearing Loop and Wi-Fi throughout. Chairs and tables are available. The Barn Room has a separate entrance from the main library with access to a restroom. There are no cooking facilities but there is a kitchenette that includes a small refrigerator, a sink and microwave.

The Barn Program Room Use Policy.

The Multipurpose Room

The Multipurpose Room is a board/conference that can seat up to twelve people around a large table. There is Wi-Fi and a telephone. This room can be used for small meetings. This room can be reserved or used as a drop in basis if available

The Multipurpose Room Use Policy.

Sherman Library Annual Report


Sherman Library Annual Report of the Director 2013-2014

Adult Book Discussions
Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m

2015 Books and Schedule to be announced.



Sherman Library Association Annual Report       

Sherman Library Annual Report 2013-2014

Sherman Library Building Project


Museum Passes at the Sherman Library

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