Tournesol to play Monkton library on Feb. 15

The next concert in the Five Town Friends of the Arts “Winter Into Spring Musical Library Tour” will be Tournesol. They will perform on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Russell Memorial Library, 92 Monkton Ridge Rd in Monkton.

Auclair pleads guilty to killing her husband

A Monkton woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring with her son to kill her husband more than three years ago, heading off a trial that was set to begin next week.

Monkton librarian closes the book

Since taking over as lead librarian nearly 38 years ago, Chamberlin has helped the Monkton public library transition away from card catalog, weather a global pandemic and move into a larger space.

Adams achieves Scouting gold award

In the community of Monkton, a rural town with no real center, the “dump,” or recycling center, often serves as a place for people to meet and catch up as they deposit their trash and recyclables. Thanks to Gold Award Girl Scout Natalie Adams, doing so is … (read more)

Monkton news for Nov. 30

It’s time to get your cut fresh Christmas tree, wreath or special holiday spray. BSA Troop 525 is selling trees and wreaths, plus specialty orders once again this year. All wreaths are handmade by the Boy Scout families from fresh homegrown Monkton greene … (read more)

Bristol, Monkton libraries seeking leaders

Two libraries in the 5-town area are looking to fill leadership positions in the coming months. 

Monkton news for Nov. 23

The Russell Memorial Library will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. They will be open Friday and Saturday at regular hours.

Fire destroys Queen Bee’s snack bar in Monkton

The Queen Bee’s team is looking to rebuild after a fire destroyed the building early Sunday morning around the time they were prepping to open for the day. No injuries were reported.

Monkton news for Nov. 16

Holiday festivities continue in Monkton. This week you can attend the Monkton Friends Methodist Church annual Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. at the church.

Monkton history comes alive thanks to three active residents

Around two years ago, Monkton residents Candace Polzella, Lauren Parren and Cindy Walcott embarked on a quest to learn more about the history of the town they call home. 

Monkton news for Nov. 9

The next Craft Your Closet class will be held on Nov. 14, titled “Weaving Fabric.” This free event is taught by Chrissy Bedard and continues on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Russell Memorial Library. Come and join in on the … (read more)

Monkton news for Oct. 26

Many projects and events are still going on at the Russell Memorial Library. The Homeschooling Group continues on the last Friday of the month, being Oct. 27 for this month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Monkton news for Oct. 19

Russell Memorial Library continues to be a busy and fun place! Along with the regular daily activities, there are several special happenings to attend.

Workshop helps locals repair their wardrobes

Monkton’s Russell Memorial Library has started a new workshop series that will teach residents how to repair, revamp and reimagine items in their closet.

Monkton to host storytime with author Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff, beloved children’s book author, illustrator, and local artist will be at Russell Memorial Library, 92 Monkton Ridge Road in Monkton on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m., for a special story time.