East Granby Public Library


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Wednesday October 25, 2023 - Saturday August 31, 2024
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Secret Agents Club

Secret Agents Club - Volunteer Club
7th-12th Graders
Runs thru August 2024

Are you in 7th-12th grade and have an interest in the library or need to complete a certain number of volunteer hours for school or honor society? Then become a member of our Library’s Secret Agents Club. Volunteers will assist with behind the scenes library tasks that will benefit our community!

How it works: Register to become a member of our Secret Agents Club. Once you have joined, we will periodically email you details on upcoming volunteer opportunities. You only commit to the dates that work for you! Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Assisting with programs/events
  • Shelving
  • Shelf checking
  • Cutting/assembling crafts
  • Pulling materials for librarians
  • Cleaning toys and shelves
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • Designing bulletin boards and displays
  • Assisting with the Storytrails

​Come be a part of our volunteer team!

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 20 spaces available.

Secret Agents Club - Volunteer Club
7th-12th Graders
Runs thru August 2024

Are you in 7th-12th grade and have an interest in the library or need to complete a certain number of volunteer hours for school or honor society? Then become a member of our Library’s Secret Agents Club. Volunteers will assist with behind the scenes library tasks that will benefit our community!

How it works: Register to become a member of our Secret Agents Club. Once you have joined, we will periodically email you details on upcoming volunteer opportunities. You only commit to the dates that work for you! Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Assisting with programs/events
  • Shelving
  • Shelf checking
  • Cutting/assembling crafts
  • Pulling materials for librarians
  • Cleaning toys and shelves
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • Designing bulletin boards and displays
  • Assisting with the Storytrails

​Come be a part of our volunteer team!

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 20 spaces available.

Tuesday March 26, 2024 - Monday November 25, 2024

Story Trail: April - November 2024

Family hikers are welcome to explore our story trail now through mid November. Hike the 1/2 mile loop at the Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy Ian Clark Preserve on Kimberly Road in East Granby, CT and enjoy a children's story. 

This story trail helps build children’s interest in reading, while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for children and their families. The Story Trail is brought to you by the East Granby Public Library, The Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy, and the Grochowska-Smith Family. 

Stories will be updated with the seasons, offering a new experience for repeat visitors.

Current Featured Story: TRIO: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat written and illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski

Directions to Ian Clark Preserve in East Granby, CT:

Take Route 20 to Randall Road. Take a right onto Kimberly Road. The Ian Clark Preserve will be on the left as it is located directly across from 140 Kimberly Rd, East Granby, CT. Street parking. Please drive cautiously through this residential community. 
CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  860-653-3002  AmyT@egpl.org
LOCATION: Ian Clark Preserve

Story Trail: April - November 2024

Family hikers are welcome to explore our story trail now through mid November. Hike the 1/2 mile loop at the Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy Ian Clark Preserve on Kimberly Road in East Granby, CT and enjoy a children's story. 

This story trail helps build children’s interest in reading, while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for children and their families. The Story Trail is brought to you by the East Granby Public Library, The Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy, and the Grochowska-Smith Family. 

Stories will be updated with the seasons, offering a new experience for repeat visitors.

Current Featured Story: TRIO: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat written and illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski

Directions to Ian Clark Preserve in East Granby, CT:

Take Route 20 to Randall Road. Take a right onto Kimberly Road. The Ian Clark Preserve will be on the left as it is located directly across from 140 Kimberly Rd, East Granby, CT. Street parking. Please drive cautiously through this residential community. 
CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  860.653.3002
   AmyT@egpl.org

LOCATION: Ian Clark Preserve

Wednesday April 24, 2024 - Wednesday May 29, 2024
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Peek At Our Peeps!

Peek At Our Peeps! April 24th - May 29th

Visit the library during business hours and see the life cycle of a chicken!

April 24th - May 14th: Eggs incubating
May 15th - May 18th*: Eggs hatching
May 19th - May 29th: Meet the little chicks!

*Dates of hatching are approximate.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Peek At Our Peeps! April 24th - May 29th

Visit the library during business hours and see the life cycle of a chicken!

April 24th - May 14th: Eggs incubating
May 15th - May 18th*: Eggs hatching
May 19th - May 29th: Meet the little chicks!

*Dates of hatching are approximate.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Thursday May 23, 2024
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club

CHESS CLUB - SPRING SESSION
Thursdays: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grades 1-8

Both past club members and new players are welcomeRegister once for the whole spring club session. Join us for this 4-class introductory chess club session. Class will include talking about the rules, opening play, closing a winning position, and tactics. 

Join retired educator, local West Hartford resident and chess lover, John Sherman, for this 4-week chess class.

Sign up and learn the oldest board game in the world! Sherman brings his love for chess along with dozens of unique and one of a kind chess boards from around the world to share and teach the game to the next generation. 

This club is sponsored by the Grochowska-Smith Family.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  860 653-3002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
The registration period has ended.

CHESS CLUB - SPRING SESSION
Thursdays: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grades 1-8

Both past club members and new players are welcomeRegister once for the whole spring club session. Join us for this 4-class introductory chess club session. Class will include talking about the rules, opening play, closing a winning position, and tactics. 

Join retired educator, local West Hartford resident and chess lover, John Sherman, for this 4-week chess class.

Sign up and learn the oldest board game in the world! Sherman brings his love for chess along with dozens of unique and one of a kind chess boards from around the world to share and teach the game to the next generation. 

This club is sponsored by the Grochowska-Smith Family.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  860 653.3002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gavel Club 2023-2024

Gavel Club - New members are welcome at anytime!
Sept 14th, 2023 - June 13th, 2024
Meets Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 4-9

Note: No classes on Nov 23rd, Dec 28th, or April 11th.

Register once for the entire series. Improve your public speaking and leadership skills at the Gavel Club. Learn how to craft speeches and present them. Learn skills such as giving constructive feedback, facilitating meetings, using body language and time management. Lead by Toastmaster members Abhinav, Hansika, and Surrender Lenkala. 

At the end of a session, there will be contests in which you can show your public speaking and evaluation skills. Empower yourself! New members are welcome at anytime!

Gavel Club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International. 

Annual membership fee: $20 per participant
Payment must be made prior to your child's first class. Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. Or cash or checks can be dropped off at the library front desk. Checks can be made out to East Granby Public Library.

By registering for this series, you are allowing us to share your information with Toastmasters International. 

Meeting Dates: 
Thursdays:

  • Sept 14
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 9 
  • Nov 23 - Closed for Thanksgiving. No Gavel Club Today.  
  • Dec 14
  • Dec 28 - No class. Winter Break. 
  • Jan 11
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 11 - No class. Spring break.
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 13 - Last class/Celebration
CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Gavel Club - New members are welcome at anytime!
Sept 14th, 2023 - June 13th, 2024
Meets Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 4-9

Note: No classes on Nov 23rd, Dec 28th, or April 11th.

Register once for the entire series. Improve your public speaking and leadership skills at the Gavel Club. Learn how to craft speeches and present them. Learn skills such as giving constructive feedback, facilitating meetings, using body language and time management. Lead by Toastmaster members Abhinav, Hansika, and Surrender Lenkala. 

At the end of a session, there will be contests in which you can show your public speaking and evaluation skills. Empower yourself! New members are welcome at anytime!

Gavel Club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International. 

Annual membership fee: $20 per participant
Payment must be made prior to your child's first class. Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. Or cash or checks can be dropped off at the library front desk. Checks can be made out to East Granby Public Library.

By registering for this series, you are allowing us to share your information with Toastmasters International. 

Meeting Dates: 
Thursdays:

  • Sept 14
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 9 
  • Nov 23 - Closed for Thanksgiving. No Gavel Club Today.  
  • Dec 14
  • Dec 28 - No class. Winter Break. 
  • Jan 11
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 11 - No class. Spring break.
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 13 - Last class/Celebration
CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday May 29, 2024
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Movie: Wonka

Family Movie
Wednesday, May 29th @ 5pm 
"Wonka"

Rated PG, 1 hours 56 minutes.

Caregivers to supervise children at all times.

Synopsis: 

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jewel in the Roald Dahl crown and one of the best‐selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate‐maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock‐full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 17 spaces available.

Family Movie
Wednesday, May 29th @ 5pm 
"Wonka"

Rated PG, 1 hours 56 minutes.

Caregivers to supervise children at all times.

Synopsis: 

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jewel in the Roald Dahl crown and one of the best‐selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate‐maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock‐full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 17 spaces available.

Friday June 7, 2024
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3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
StoryFaces Show and Summer Reading Kick Off Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StoryFaces Show and Summer Reading Kick Off Party!
Friday, June 7th from 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Families are Welcome!

Schedule:

3:00pm - 4:15pm: Fun Stuff!

  • Visit the library to check out your summer reading books, register for summer reading, and play in our children's room

  • Visit the traveling energy museum and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments - East Granby Community Center Parking Lot

  • Take a walk around the pond on Doreen's Nature Trail and enjoy a children’s story. Trail starts at the library’s back patio.

  • Adam’s Ice Cream Truck: purchase a sweet treat! East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Bubble Stations - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Temporary Tattoos - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Hula Hoop Fun - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Button Making - East Granby Community Center Lawn

​4:15pm-5:15pm: Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces Show @ the East Granby Community Center

  • See stories come to life on the faces of the audience. StoryFaces is an exciting storytelling show in which Christopher paints the faces of audience volunteers to illustrate the stories he tells them. He engages the audience with uniquely animated tales of world cultures and our shared humanity. This show is not to be missed! 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Community Center
There are 123 spaces available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StoryFaces Show and Summer Reading Kick Off Party!
Friday, June 7th from 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Families are Welcome!

Schedule:

3:00pm - 4:15pm: Fun Stuff!

  • Visit the library to check out your summer reading books, register for summer reading, and play in our children's room

  • Visit the traveling energy museum and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments - East Granby Community Center Parking Lot

  • Take a walk around the pond on Doreen's Nature Trail and enjoy a children’s story. Trail starts at the library’s back patio.

  • Adam’s Ice Cream Truck: purchase a sweet treat! East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Bubble Stations - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Temporary Tattoos - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Hula Hoop Fun - East Granby Community Center Lawn

  • Button Making - East Granby Community Center Lawn

​4:15pm-5:15pm: Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces Show @ the East Granby Community Center

  • See stories come to life on the faces of the audience. StoryFaces is an exciting storytelling show in which Christopher paints the faces of audience volunteers to illustrate the stories he tells them. He engages the audience with uniquely animated tales of world cultures and our shared humanity. This show is not to be missed! 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Community Center

There are 123 spaces available.

Monday June 10, 2024 - Saturday August 3, 2024
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Summer Reading Program

Child and Teen East Granby Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2024 - Read. Renew. Repeat.

June 10th - August 3rd
Come join our summer reading program and earn rewards for reading! For all ages!

Why join a summer reading program? Not only is it fun, the Summer Reading Program encourages children and adults to continue reading and to develop lifelong learning skills. Children will mitigate any summer learning loss, improve reading skills and increase their desire to read.

How does the program work? 

  • Create an account on our summer reading website, ReadSquared, at egpl.readsquared.com. Caregivers must first create an account for themselves prior to enrolling their child(ren). 
  • Read this summer! Log your reading on egpl.readsquared.com.
    • Children and teens log minutes read. They will get one point for each minute they read.
    • Adults log books read. They will get 100 points for each book they read.
    • Additional points can be earned by completing missions!
  • Get rewarded! For every 100 points reached, children and teens can come into the library to drop a puck into our prize drop and win a prize! And you will receive a virtual badge on your home page. Adults will earn virtual raffle tickets to win a weekly prize! Once you reach 800 points, you will complete our program and earn a completion certificate!

We will also share your completion results with Allgrove & Seymour Schools!

Need more info? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Register today at: www.egpl.readsquared.com.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Child and Teen East Granby Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2024 - Read. Renew. Repeat.

June 10th - August 3rd
Come join our summer reading program and earn rewards for reading! For all ages!

Why join a summer reading program? Not only is it fun, the Summer Reading Program encourages children and adults to continue reading and to develop lifelong learning skills. Children will mitigate any summer learning loss, improve reading skills and increase their desire to read.

How does the program work? 

  • Create an account on our summer reading website, ReadSquared, at egpl.readsquared.com. Caregivers must first create an account for themselves prior to enrolling their child(ren). 
  • Read this summer! Log your reading on egpl.readsquared.com.
    • Children and teens log minutes read. They will get one point for each minute they read.
    • Adults log books read. They will get 100 points for each book they read.
    • Additional points can be earned by completing missions!
  • Get rewarded! For every 100 points reached, children and teens can come into the library to drop a puck into our prize drop and win a prize! And you will receive a virtual badge on your home page. Adults will earn virtual raffle tickets to win a weekly prize! Once you reach 800 points, you will complete our program and earn a completion certificate!

We will also share your completion results with Allgrove & Seymour Schools!

Need more info? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Register today at: www.egpl.readsquared.com.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Thursday June 13, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gavel Club 2023-2024

Gavel Club - New members are welcome at anytime!
Sept 14th, 2023 - June 13th, 2024
Meets Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 4-9

Note: No classes on Nov 23rd, Dec 28th, or April 11th.

Register once for the entire series. Improve your public speaking and leadership skills at the Gavel Club. Learn how to craft speeches and present them. Learn skills such as giving constructive feedback, facilitating meetings, using body language and time management. Lead by Toastmaster members Abhinav, Hansika, and Surrender Lenkala. 

At the end of a session, there will be contests in which you can show your public speaking and evaluation skills. Empower yourself! New members are welcome at anytime!

Gavel Club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International. 

Annual membership fee: $20 per participant
Payment must be made prior to your child's first class. Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. Or cash or checks can be dropped off at the library front desk. Checks can be made out to East Granby Public Library.

By registering for this series, you are allowing us to share your information with Toastmasters International. 

Meeting Dates: 
Thursdays:

  • Sept 14
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 9 
  • Nov 23 - Closed for Thanksgiving. No Gavel Club Today.  
  • Dec 14
  • Dec 28 - No class. Winter Break. 
  • Jan 11
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 11 - No class. Spring break.
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 13 - Last class/Celebration
CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Gavel Club - New members are welcome at anytime!
Sept 14th, 2023 - June 13th, 2024
Meets Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 4-9

Note: No classes on Nov 23rd, Dec 28th, or April 11th.

Register once for the entire series. Improve your public speaking and leadership skills at the Gavel Club. Learn how to craft speeches and present them. Learn skills such as giving constructive feedback, facilitating meetings, using body language and time management. Lead by Toastmaster members Abhinav, Hansika, and Surrender Lenkala. 

At the end of a session, there will be contests in which you can show your public speaking and evaluation skills. Empower yourself! New members are welcome at anytime!

Gavel Club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International. 

Annual membership fee: $20 per participant
Payment must be made prior to your child's first class. Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. Or cash or checks can be dropped off at the library front desk. Checks can be made out to East Granby Public Library.

By registering for this series, you are allowing us to share your information with Toastmasters International. 

Meeting Dates: 
Thursdays:

  • Sept 14
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 9 
  • Nov 23 - Closed for Thanksgiving. No Gavel Club Today.  
  • Dec 14
  • Dec 28 - No class. Winter Break. 
  • Jan 11
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 11 - No class. Spring break.
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 13 - Last class/Celebration
CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday June 17, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Riverside Reptiles Show

Riverside Reptiles Show - Animal Adaptions Program
Monday, June 17th
At the East Granby Community Center
5pm - 6pm
All ages welcome.  All participants must be able to sit calmy and quitely. 

Why can a gecko walk up glass? How can a snake eat something larger than its head? This program features unique adaptations and how they match the habitat in which the animal lives. Animals you might see:

  • Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Emperor Scorpion or Tarantula
  • Frog
  • Turtle or Tortoise
  • Legless Lizard
  • Lizard: Gecko, Blue-tongued Skink or Bearded Dragon
  • Crocodilian
  • Smaller snake: Milk, King, Corn or Rat Snake
  • Larger Snake: Python or Boa

This event is sponsored by the Grochowska-Smith Family.

 
CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Community Center
There are 72 spaces available.

Riverside Reptiles Show - Animal Adaptions Program
Monday, June 17th
At the East Granby Community Center
5pm - 6pm
All ages welcome.  All participants must be able to sit calmy and quitely. 

Why can a gecko walk up glass? How can a snake eat something larger than its head? This program features unique adaptations and how they match the habitat in which the animal lives. Animals you might see:

  • Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Emperor Scorpion or Tarantula
  • Frog
  • Turtle or Tortoise
  • Legless Lizard
  • Lizard: Gecko, Blue-tongued Skink or Bearded Dragon
  • Crocodilian
  • Smaller snake: Milk, King, Corn or Rat Snake
  • Larger Snake: Python or Boa

This event is sponsored by the Grochowska-Smith Family.

 
CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Community Center

There are 72 spaces available.

Tuesday June 25, 2024 - Thursday August 22, 2024
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Natural Weaving Loom

Natural Weaving Loom
All Ages with caregiver
Summer 2024

Through teamwork we will create a loom masterpiece! Our weaving loom will be located on our back patio. Come during business hours this summer, gather flexible vines, flowers, and leaves and weave them into our loom.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  ​(860) 653-3002   amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library (Outside)

Natural Weaving Loom
All Ages with caregiver
Summer 2024

Through teamwork we will create a loom masterpiece! Our weaving loom will be located on our back patio. Come during business hours this summer, gather flexible vines, flowers, and leaves and weave them into our loom.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  ​(860) 653.3002 
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library (Outside)

Tuesday July 9, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:40 PM
Family Movie

Family Movie - Wish
Tuesday, July 9th @ 10:30am

Join us for a family movie and popcorn! Space is limited. 

Rated Parental Guide (PG)

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes. Caregivers to supervise children at all times. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 20 spaces available.

Family Movie - Wish
Tuesday, July 9th @ 10:30am

Join us for a family movie and popcorn! Space is limited. 

Rated Parental Guide (PG)

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes. Caregivers to supervise children at all times. 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday July 11, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-in Maker Space

Drop-in Maker Space
Thursday July 11th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages 4 - 12 with caregiver

Put your imagination to work and see what you can create! Our Maker Space cart and other supplies will be provided. Caregivers to supervise their children at all times. Maker Space may contain small pieces that are choking hazards to small children.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Drop-in Maker Space
Thursday July 11th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages 4 - 12 with caregiver

Put your imagination to work and see what you can create! Our Maker Space cart and other supplies will be provided. Caregivers to supervise their children at all times. Maker Space may contain small pieces that are choking hazards to small children.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Tuesday July 16, 2024 - Wednesday August 14, 2024

 Earth Agent Kits
Ages 7-12 years
$5 per kit
July - August

Explore the natural world around us through UConn 4-H’s Earth Agents Activity Kits! Kits contain materials for construction and are accompanied by instructional videos and resources. Kits will be available for pick up at the East Granby Public Library in mid July. 

Earth Agent kits have been developed in support of our 2024 Summer Reading theme, “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Youth will explore physical and biological sciences while developing problem solving skills and learning about conservation efforts. Each activity has a tutorial video featuring Mr. Marc, which you can access on the UConn Extension YouTube channel or on the UConn 4-H website. There will be recommended books that go with each activity, instructional sheets that detail the process of making each kit, career connections related to conservation, natural sciences, and environmental education, along with additional resources for your use.

Each kit will contain the following activities:

  • Pizza Box Solar Oven
  • Create Your Own Compost
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt & “Bug Hut” Build
  • Bee Bots
  • Food Web Board Game

Cost is $5 per kit. Payment is required at the time of pick up via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. If your kit is not paid for and picked up in a timely manner, the kit will go to the next person on our wait list, as our quantities are limited. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
Registration will begin on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM     

 Earth Agent Kits
Ages 7-12 years
$5 per kit
July - August

Explore the natural world around us through UConn 4-H’s Earth Agents Activity Kits! Kits contain materials for construction and are accompanied by instructional videos and resources. Kits will be available for pick up at the East Granby Public Library in mid July. 

Earth Agent kits have been developed in support of our 2024 Summer Reading theme, “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Youth will explore physical and biological sciences while developing problem solving skills and learning about conservation efforts. Each activity has a tutorial video featuring Mr. Marc, which you can access on the UConn Extension YouTube channel or on the UConn 4-H website. There will be recommended books that go with each activity, instructional sheets that detail the process of making each kit, career connections related to conservation, natural sciences, and environmental education, along with additional resources for your use.

Each kit will contain the following activities:

  • Pizza Box Solar Oven
  • Create Your Own Compost
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt & “Bug Hut” Build
  • Bee Bots
  • Food Web Board Game

Cost is $5 per kit. Payment is required at the time of pick up via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary. If your kit is not paid for and picked up in a timely manner, the kit will go to the next person on our wait list, as our quantities are limited. 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Registration will begin on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday July 18, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-in Maker Space

Drop-in Maker Space
Thursday July 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages 4 - 12 with caregiver

Put your imagination to work and see what you can create! Our Maker Space cart and other supplies will be provided. Caregivers to supervise their children at all times. Maker Space may contain small pieces that are choking hazards to small children.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Drop-in Maker Space
Thursday July 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages 4 - 12 with caregiver

Put your imagination to work and see what you can create! Our Maker Space cart and other supplies will be provided. Caregivers to supervise their children at all times. Maker Space may contain small pieces that are choking hazards to small children.

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

Tuesday July 23, 2024
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1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Family Movie

Family Movie - Trolls Band Together
Tuesday, July 23rd @ 1:30pm

Join us for a family movie and popcorn!  Free troll headbands will be given to child attendees while supplies last! Space is limited. 

Rated Parental Guide (PG)

Running time: 1 hour and 31 minutes. Caregivers to supervise children at all times. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 20 spaces available.

Family Movie - Trolls Band Together
Tuesday, July 23rd @ 1:30pm

Join us for a family movie and popcorn!  Free troll headbands will be given to child attendees while supplies last! Space is limited. 

Rated Parental Guide (PG)

Running time: 1 hour and 31 minutes. Caregivers to supervise children at all times. 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Author Meet with Elizabeth Acevedo

Virtual Author Meet with Elizabeth Acevedo
Tuesday, July 23rd @ 2pm
Grades 9-12

Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! Register now!

About the Author
Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family LoreWith the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

Register here: https://libraryc.org/egpl/50852/register

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Virtual Author Meet with Elizabeth Acevedo
Tuesday, July 23rd @ 2pm
Grades 9-12

Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! Register now!

About the Author
Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family LoreWith the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

Register here: https://libraryc.org/egpl/50852/register

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday July 29, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Baseball Night

Baseball Night!
Monday, July 29th, 2024
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages: 5-12 years

Join Mr. Carroll for an amazing night of baseball stories, trivia, prizes, and ice cream!
We hope to toss and hit some balls too - weather permitting!

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 21 spaces available.

Baseball Night!
Monday, July 29th, 2024
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages: 5-12 years

Join Mr. Carroll for an amazing night of baseball stories, trivia, prizes, and ice cream!
We hope to toss and hit some balls too - weather permitting!

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 21 spaces available.

Tuesday July 30, 2024
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Virtual Author Meet with Dan Santat

Virtual Author Meet with Dan Santat
Tuesday, July 30th @ 2pm
Grades 5-8

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.

About the Author
Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Register here: https://libraryc.org/egpl/51280/register

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Virtual Author Meet with Dan Santat
Tuesday, July 30th @ 2pm
Grades 5-8

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.

About the Author
Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Register here: https://libraryc.org/egpl/51280/register

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Book Club

YA Book Club -  You Should See Me In A Crown
Tuesday, July 30th
4pm - 5pm
Grades 8-12

Venture into the story You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Led by Liddy Doyle.

East Granby High School & Middle School incoming 8th-10th graders may be eligible to earn extra credit toward their summer reading! Ask your teacher for details. 

Please read the entire book prior to attending the club meeting and be ready to discuss. If you are borrowing a book, books will be available at the library for pick up approximately three weeks prior to the meeting date. Please ask a librarian for a copy as we have extra copies at our front desk, while supplies last.

Note: There will be another session on August 6th at 4pm. Both the July 30th and August 6th sessions will be identical.

 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are many spaces available.

YA Book Club -  You Should See Me In A Crown
Tuesday, July 30th
4pm - 5pm
Grades 8-12

Venture into the story You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Led by Liddy Doyle.

East Granby High School & Middle School incoming 8th-10th graders may be eligible to earn extra credit toward their summer reading! Ask your teacher for details. 

Please read the entire book prior to attending the club meeting and be ready to discuss. If you are borrowing a book, books will be available at the library for pick up approximately three weeks prior to the meeting date. Please ask a librarian for a copy as we have extra copies at our front desk, while supplies last.

Note: There will be another session on August 6th at 4pm. Both the July 30th and August 6th sessions will be identical.

 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday August 6, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Book Club

YA Book Club -  You Should See Me In A Crown
Tuesday, August 6th
4pm - 5pm
Grades 8-12

Venture into the story You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Led by Liddy Doyle.

East Granby High School & Middle School incoming 8th-10th graders may be eligible to earn extra credit toward their summer reading! Ask your teacher for details. 

Please read the entire book prior to attending the club meeting and be ready to discuss. If you are borrowing a book, books will be available at the library for pick up approximately three weeks prior to the meeting date. Please ask a librarian for a copy as we have extra copies at our front desk, while supplies last.

Note: There will be another session on July 30th at 4pm. Both the July 30th and August 6th sessions will be identical.

 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are many spaces available.

YA Book Club -  You Should See Me In A Crown
Tuesday, August 6th
4pm - 5pm
Grades 8-12

Venture into the story You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Led by Liddy Doyle.

East Granby High School & Middle School incoming 8th-10th graders may be eligible to earn extra credit toward their summer reading! Ask your teacher for details. 

Please read the entire book prior to attending the club meeting and be ready to discuss. If you are borrowing a book, books will be available at the library for pick up approximately three weeks prior to the meeting date. Please ask a librarian for a copy as we have extra copies at our front desk, while supplies last.

Note: There will be another session on July 30th at 4pm. Both the July 30th and August 6th sessions will be identical.

 

CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are many spaces available.


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