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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



Saturday March 21 at 2 p.m.


The Sherman Library is pleased to host an afternoon of fine poetry and great music in our historic barn program room. This event will feature poetry by the following award-winning poets:


Ira Joe Fisher, Jack Powers and James Scrimgeour

Melissa Tuckey


To complement these excellent poets, music will be provided by Sherman’s own talented singer/songwriter Don Lowe.


In addition to their original work, the performers will also offer poems and songs from the civil rights struggle in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.


This exciting event is open to all!



Art Exhibit: March 14 - May 8

Katharine Manning
Photography and Mixed Media

The Sherman Library is pleased to announce an art show featuring the works by local artist Katharine Manning.  






 Katharine Manning, an emerging artist from Middlebury, Connecticut is currently a senior at the "Hartford Art School", where she is majoring in both photography and illustration. Katharine was born into a family of artists, whether it was painting, woodcarving or even puppetry, there was always a creative energy in the home. Throughout her life much of her influence came from her grandmother, Virginia Fappiano. 

Katharine’s photographic process involves the act of collecting moments throughout her life.  She is constantly carrying her camera around documenting everything. When walking around she doesn’t intend for her pictures to be based off of one thing alone. She takes all the pictures she can because who is to say when that specific instance will happen again or if it will ever be quite as interesting. Katharine experiences every bit of her life slowly.  Once she builds a collection of images, she sorts them, which then become photographic themes enhancing her portfolio.  In a sense her photographs become nostalgic.  It is common for her photography to become stronger outside it’s original context.  When viewing her photographs a sense of calm washes over the viewer, allowing for a moment of reflection and curiosity.




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

Adult Book Discussions

FridayApril 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Discussion led by Joe Keneally


Possibly the funniest, most unconventional anti-war novel ever written, Catch-22 was so phenomenally successful that its title seemed to enter the lexicon almost immediately, becoming the byword for an utterly impossible situation. The book’s mix of absurdist, sometimes heartbreaking, humor and trenchant insight shaped an entire generation’s view of war. 1955 464 pp.


Everyone is welcomed to enjoy a lively discussion and refreshments!

Copies of the books are available at the library. For more information contact the library 860-354-2455 or


Complete list of 2015 Discussion Books

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).


Limited Partnership

Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.

Limited Partnership, by Thomas Miller and Kirk Marcolina

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.



For a Complete list of Community Cinema 2015






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


Sherman Library Building Project


Museum Passes at the Sherman Library

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