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 12, 2024 - Monday May 20, 2024
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I Love My Kyrgyzstan - Children Art Exhibit

I Love My Kyrgyzstan - Children Art Exhibit
March 12th - May 20th

Promoting peace through arts and culture

Come to the East Granby Public Library and view the artwork created by Kyrgyzstan students 4-17 years of age studying at the Republic Center of Aesthetic Education for Children “Balajan“ in Bishkek. The exhibit celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Kyrgyz Republic (also known as Kyrgystan) and the US.

This traveling exhibition is brought to us by the Fermata Arts Foundation and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA.

The mission of the Fermata Arts Foundation is to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

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

I Love My Kyrgyzstan - Children Art Exhibit
March 12th - May 20th

Promoting peace through arts and culture

Come to the East Granby Public Library and view the artwork created by Kyrgyzstan students 4-17 years of age studying at the Republic Center of Aesthetic Education for Children “Balajan“ in Bishkek. The exhibit celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Kyrgyz Republic (also known as Kyrgystan) and the US.

This traveling exhibition is brought to us by the Fermata Arts Foundation and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA.

The mission of the Fermata Arts Foundation is to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

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

Monday April 15, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Needle Felt a Woody Black Sheep!

  Needle Felting Workshop: A Woody Black Sheep

    Join us for a needle felting class with Angelina Fleury. Instruction and materials are included in the

    $15 class fee. Participants must be 18 or older.

   REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

  Payment is required at least 7 days in advance via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary.

  If payment is not received the spot will be released. 

   

    Please note: After 3 last-minute cancellations or no-shows - registration will be restricted. Thank you for understanding.

 

    

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

  Needle Felting Workshop: A Woody Black Sheep

    Join us for a needle felting class with Angelina Fleury. Instruction and materials are included in the

    $15 class fee. Participants must be 18 or older.

   REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

  Payment is required at least 7 days in advance via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary.

  If payment is not received the spot will be released. 

   

    Please note: After 3 last-minute cancellations or no-shows - registration will be restricted. Thank you for understanding.

 

    

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library


Wednesday April 17, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Spring Storytime

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, April 17th at 1pm we will be showing the documentary "Immediate Family"
Rated 16+, 1 hour 40 minutes.

Synopsis:Documentary follows the work and lives of legendary 1970s session musicians who were featured on some of the most iconic recordings of the era.

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, April 17th at 1pm we will be showing the documentary "Immediate Family"
Rated 16+, 1 hour 40 minutes.

Synopsis:Documentary follows the work and lives of legendary 1970s session musicians who were featured on some of the most iconic recordings of the era.

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk

Xochitl Gonzalez, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, Wednesday, April 17th at 8 pm

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Xochitl Gonzalez, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, Wednesday, April 17th at 8 pm

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday April 18, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Tales 10:30am Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There is 1 space available.

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Terrific Tales 12:30pm Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 7 spaces available.

Saturday April 20, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga Kids

Yoga Kids
Saturday, April 20th
10:30AM -11:15AM
Grades: 1-4

Join yoga instructor Aubrey Schultz for a kid-friendly yoga class. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.

  • Participants to bring a water bottle.
  • Participants to wear comfortable clothes they can move in. Layers are best as it may get hot in the room.
CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Yoga Kids
Saturday, April 20th
10:30AM -11:15AM
Grades: 1-4

Join yoga instructor Aubrey Schultz for a kid-friendly yoga class. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.

  • Participants to bring a water bottle.
  • Participants to wear comfortable clothes they can move in. Layers are best as it may get hot in the room.
CONTACT:
  East Granby Public Library
  8606533002
   amyt@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Sunday April 21, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Puzzle Slam

 PUZZLE SLAM

Sunday, April 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm

Teams of 4. Individuals can choose to work alone or be assigned to a team.

Teams that include children 12 and under will have a 300-piece puzzle. Teens & Adults will compete with a 500-piece puzzle.

Teams get to keep the puzzle.

All puzzles will be the same. No one gets to see the puzzle before the timer begins. You will have two hours to complete the puzzle. The team to finish the puzzle in the fastest time WINS. If no one finishes, the pieces remaining will be counted.

There are no devices or outside assistance permitted while working on the puzzle. Individuals and teams are not allowed to distract or approach other teams' tables when the competition is in progress.

Winners will receive a gift card to a local business.

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

 PUZZLE SLAM

Sunday, April 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm

Teams of 4. Individuals can choose to work alone or be assigned to a team.

Teams that include children 12 and under will have a 300-piece puzzle. Teens & Adults will compete with a 500-piece puzzle.

Teams get to keep the puzzle.

All puzzles will be the same. No one gets to see the puzzle before the timer begins. You will have two hours to complete the puzzle. The team to finish the puzzle in the fastest time WINS. If no one finishes, the pieces remaining will be counted.

There are no devices or outside assistance permitted while working on the puzzle. Individuals and teams are not allowed to distract or approach other teams' tables when the competition is in progress.

Winners will receive a gift card to a local business.

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room


Monday April 22, 2024
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pete the Cat Pizza Party

Pete the Cat Pizza Party!
Monday, April 22nd

5pm - 6pm
Ages 3-10 years with caregiver

Join us for pizza fun! Activities include a reading of the book Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, a chef hat and pizza craft, and make your own mini pizzas to eat!

Make your own pizzas will be non-heated and created "lunchable style" as we do not have access to an oven. 

Note all food will be served in one room/table. Due to limited space, we do not have a separate table for kids with food allergies. If your child has food allergies and would like to participate in the food portion, please feel free to bring ingredients that he/she can enjoy.  Otherwise, they are welcome to come for the first half of the program for crafts and stories.  

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

Pete the Cat Pizza Party!
Monday, April 22nd

5pm - 6pm
Ages 3-10 years with caregiver

Join us for pizza fun! Activities include a reading of the book Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, a chef hat and pizza craft, and make your own mini pizzas to eat!

Make your own pizzas will be non-heated and created "lunchable style" as we do not have access to an oven. 

Note all food will be served in one room/table. Due to limited space, we do not have a separate table for kids with food allergies. If your child has food allergies and would like to participate in the food portion, please feel free to bring ingredients that he/she can enjoy.  Otherwise, they are welcome to come for the first half of the program for crafts and stories.  

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library


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

Wednesday April 24, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Spring Storytime

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, April 24th at 1pm we will be showing "Grace of Monaco"
Rated 13+, 1 hour 42 minutes.

Synopsis: Despite her husband's misgivings, Grace Kelly considers returning to Hollywood to star in "Marnie," but a political dispute between Monaco and France forces her to make a difficult choice.

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, April 24th at 1pm we will be showing "Grace of Monaco"
Rated 13+, 1 hour 42 minutes.

Synopsis: Despite her husband's misgivings, Grace Kelly considers returning to Hollywood to star in "Marnie," but a political dispute between Monaco and France forces her to make a difficult choice.

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday April 25, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Tales 10:30am Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There is 1 space available.

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Terrific Tales 12:30pm Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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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 8 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 8 spaces available.

Monday April 29, 2024
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories 2024

Bedtime Stories with Mr. & Mrs. Lepak
Monday, April 29th
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Allgrove School teachers and friends for bedtime stories. All are welcome to join. Starts at 6pm. Approximately 30 minutes. Register for each bedtime story session separately.  Participants are welcome to come in their jammies and bring a small stuffed animal. 

A special thanks to the Carl Allgrove teachers for volunteering their time to make these events possible! R

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

Bedtime Stories with Mr. & Mrs. Lepak
Monday, April 29th
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Allgrove School teachers and friends for bedtime stories. All are welcome to join. Starts at 6pm. Approximately 30 minutes. Register for each bedtime story session separately.  Participants are welcome to come in their jammies and bring a small stuffed animal. 

A special thanks to the Carl Allgrove teachers for volunteering their time to make these events possible! R

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesday April 30, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Book Club

  The virtual book club meets via Zoom the last Tuesday of the month at 4pm.

  Meeting, April 30th.

  Title: Once Upon a Tome by Oliver Darkshire

National Bestseller

Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store’s resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a tram).

A novice in this ancient, potentially haunted establishment, Darkshire describes Sotheran’s brushes with history (Dickens, the Titanic), its joyous disorganization, and the unspoken rules of its gleefully old-fashioned staff, whose mere glance may cause the computer to burst into flames. As Darkshire gains confidence and experience, he shares trivia about ancient editions and explores the strange space that books occupy in our lives—where old books often have strong sentimental value, but rarely a commercial one.

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual - Zoom
The registration period has ended.

  The virtual book club meets via Zoom the last Tuesday of the month at 4pm.

  Meeting, April 30th.

  Title: Once Upon a Tome by Oliver Darkshire

National Bestseller

Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store’s resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a tram).

A novice in this ancient, potentially haunted establishment, Darkshire describes Sotheran’s brushes with history (Dickens, the Titanic), its joyous disorganization, and the unspoken rules of its gleefully old-fashioned staff, whose mere glance may cause the computer to burst into flames. As Darkshire gains confidence and experience, he shares trivia about ancient editions and explores the strange space that books occupy in our lives—where old books often have strong sentimental value, but rarely a commercial one.

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual - Zoom

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday May 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Spring Storytime

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, May 1st at 1pm we will be showing "Three Amigos"
Rated R, 1 hour 45 minutes.

Synopsis: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short play a dippy trio of silent-screen heroes facing real-life desperados in this western parody.

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 

Wednesday, May 1st at 1pm we will be showing "Three Amigos"
Rated R, 1 hour 45 minutes.

Synopsis: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short play a dippy trio of silent-screen heroes facing real-life desperados in this western parody.

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk

Douglas Brunt, The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel, Wednesday, May 1st at 3 pm

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world.

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Douglas Brunt, The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel, Wednesday, May 1st at 3 pm

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world.

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Native Flower Sketch Class

Native Flower Sketch Class with Hayli

Tuesday, May 1st @ 5:30 pm

Learn to draw Bottle Getian, Wood Lily and New England Aster.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Adults welcome.

 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Native Flower Sketch Class with Hayli

Tuesday, May 1st @ 5:30 pm

Learn to draw Bottle Getian, Wood Lily and New England Aster.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Adults welcome.

 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday May 2, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Tales 10:30am Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There is 1 space available.

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Terrific Tales 12:30pm Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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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
There are 14 spaces available.

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday May 6, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Needle Felt for Kids - Mice!

  Needle Felting Workshop for Kids: Mice

    Join us for a needle felting class with Angelina Fleury. Instruction and materials are included in the

    $15 class fee. Participants must be 10 years of age or older.

   REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

  Payment is required at least 7 days in advance via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary.

  If payment is not received the spot will be released. 

   

    Please note: After 3 last-minute cancellations or no-shows - registration will be restricted. Thank you for understanding.

 

    

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 12 spaces available.

  Needle Felting Workshop for Kids: Mice

    Join us for a needle felting class with Angelina Fleury. Instruction and materials are included in the

    $15 class fee. Participants must be 10 years of age or older.

   REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

  Payment is required at least 7 days in advance via cash, check, or Venmo @Eastgranbypubliclibrary.

  If payment is not received the spot will be released. 

   

    Please note: After 3 last-minute cancellations or no-shows - registration will be restricted. Thank you for understanding.

 

    

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Spring Storytime

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk

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Nina Simon, Mother-Daughter Murder Night, Wednesday, May 8th at 7 pm

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

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Nina Simon, Mother-Daughter Murder Night, Wednesday, May 8th at 7 pm

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday May 9, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Tales 10:30am Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There is 1 space available.

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Terrific Tales 12:30pm Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Terrific Tales 12:30pm - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 12:30pm
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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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
There are 14 spaces available.

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

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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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 8 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 8 spaces available.

Saturday May 11, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Llama With Your Mama

Llama With Your Mama
Saturday, May 11th
11AM
Ages 3-10 years with moms/grandmas/caregivers

Join Country Quilt Llama Farm as we celebrate Mothers Day! Meet and learn about llamas and listen to the story Is Your Mama A Llama? Program will conclude with a short hike around our pond led by a llama (weather permitting)!

Spend the day with our friendly llama, enjoy the scenery and create new memories with your family.

Story reading will take place on our patio (weather permitting). In the event of rain, this program will be moved indoors to our main conference room. 

 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library (Outside)
There are 12 spaces available.

Llama With Your Mama
Saturday, May 11th
11AM
Ages 3-10 years with moms/grandmas/caregivers

Join Country Quilt Llama Farm as we celebrate Mothers Day! Meet and learn about llamas and listen to the story Is Your Mama A Llama? Program will conclude with a short hike around our pond led by a llama (weather permitting)!

Spend the day with our friendly llama, enjoy the scenery and create new memories with your family.

Story reading will take place on our patio (weather permitting). In the event of rain, this program will be moved indoors to our main conference room. 

 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library (Outside)

There are 12 spaces available.

Monday May 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In-Person Book Club

In-Person Book Club
The book club meets in person at the East Granby Public Library, conference room, the second Monday of the month at 10am.

Meeting, May 13th, 2024

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this is the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through. Sent to the front lines, Perry and his platoon come face-to-face with the Vietcong and the real horror of warfare. But violence and death aren't the only hardships. As Perry struggles to find virtue in himself and his comrades, he questions why black troops are given the most dangerous assignments, and why the U.S. is there at all.
 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room
There are 18 spaces available.

In-Person Book Club
The book club meets in person at the East Granby Public Library, conference room, the second Monday of the month at 10am.

Meeting, May 13th, 2024

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this is the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through. Sent to the front lines, Perry and his platoon come face-to-face with the Vietcong and the real horror of warfare. But violence and death aren't the only hardships. As Perry struggles to find virtue in himself and his comrades, he questions why black troops are given the most dangerous assignments, and why the U.S. is there at all.
 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Thursday May 16, 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
There are 14 spaces available.

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday May 20, 2024
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories 2024

Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Ullmann & Mrs. Smith
Monday, May 20th
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Allgrove School teachers and friends for bedtime stories. All are welcome to join. Starts at 6pm. Approximately 30 minutes. Register for each bedtime story session separately.  Participants are welcome to come in their jammies and bring a small stuffed animal. 

A special thanks to the Carl Allgrove teachers for volunteering their time to make these events possible! R

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 23 spaces available.

Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Ullmann & Mrs. Smith
Monday, May 20th
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Allgrove School teachers and friends for bedtime stories. All are welcome to join. Starts at 6pm. Approximately 30 minutes. Register for each bedtime story session separately.  Participants are welcome to come in their jammies and bring a small stuffed animal. 

A special thanks to the Carl Allgrove teachers for volunteering their time to make these events possible! R

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Tuesday May 21, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee 

Tuesday, May 21st from 6 pm - 8 pm 
The Cracker Barrel, 30 Main Street, Tarriffville

$10/person
Up to 4 people per team
Everyone on the team must be at least 18 years old
No cell phones or other devices can be used

The restaurant and bar will be open for purchases. There will be prizes!

 

How we'll play:

The Moderator will pronounce, define, use the word in a sentence, and say the word again.

After the Moderator says the word a 2nd time, each team will have 60 seconds to discuss their answer and write it on the dry-erase board.

After 60 seconds, each team will hold up their answers.

We'll start easy, and work our way to more difficult words. 

We will play 3 rounds. The winning team from each round will play against each other in a lightning round.

Whichever team has the most points during the lightning round, wins!

 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: The Cracker Barrel, 30 Main Street, Tarriffville
There are 52 spaces available.

Adult Spelling Bee 

Tuesday, May 21st from 6 pm - 8 pm 
The Cracker Barrel, 30 Main Street, Tarriffville

$10/person
Up to 4 people per team
Everyone on the team must be at least 18 years old
No cell phones or other devices can be used

The restaurant and bar will be open for purchases. There will be prizes!

 

How we'll play:

The Moderator will pronounce, define, use the word in a sentence, and say the word again.

After the Moderator says the word a 2nd time, each team will have 60 seconds to discuss their answer and write it on the dry-erase board.

After 60 seconds, each team will hold up their answers.

We'll start easy, and work our way to more difficult words. 

We will play 3 rounds. The winning team from each round will play against each other in a lightning round.

Whichever team has the most points during the lightning round, wins!

 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: The Cracker Barrel, 30 Main Street, Tarriffville

There are 52 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk

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Rebecca F. Kuang, Babel, Yellowface, Wednesday, January 10th at 8 pm

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

CONTACT: Monique Gerken  860-653-3002  Moniqueg@egpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

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Rebecca F. Kuang, Babel, Yellowface, Wednesday, January 10th at 8 pm

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

CONTACT:
  Monique Gerken
  860.653.3002
   Moniqueg@egpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday May 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Ones Spring Storytime

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Little Ones Storytime
Spring Session runs from March 20th - June 5th (Note: no classes on April 10
th and May 15th)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with caregiver

Wiggle, rhyme, and sing with diverse books, fingerplays, songs and crafts that encourage language, play, and exploration. Approximately 40 minutes. You only need to register once for the entire spring session. 

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday May 23, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Tales 10:30am Spring Storytime

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

CONTACT: East Granby Public Library  8606533002  amyt@egpl.org
LOCATION: East Granby Public Library
There is 1 space available.

Terrific Tales 10:30am - Spring Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Spring Session runs March 21st - June 6th (Note: no class on April 11th and May 16th)

Ages 3 – 6 years old with caregiver

Explore stories, music, fingerplays, crafts and more!  Register ONCE for the whole spring session. Approximately 45 minutes.

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

LOCATION: East Granby Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Terrific Tales 12:30pm Spring Storytime