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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


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).



The Homestretch

Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.


The Homestretch, by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.


For a Complete list of Community Cinema 2015


Adult Book Discussions

Friday March 13th at 7:30 p.m.

Passing Stranger by Martha Sandweiss

Discussion led by Pat Bailey

For 13 years Clarence King lived a double life: the first as a prominent white geologist and writer celebrated for his brilliance; and the second as a black Pullman porter and steelworker with a black common-law wife. An unforgettable story about crossing the color line, described by the New York Times as “An astounding true story that would beggar most novelists’ imaginations.” The New Yorker called Sandweiss “a gifted historian,” and the Washington Post praised the book as “Immensely fascinating.” 306 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 Book Sale

March 14, 9:00 - 3:00




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, Daniel Thomas Moran, Jack Powers and

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!


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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