Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  

Monday May 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

Love the Library? Want to lend a hand to make it even better? Then join the Junior Friends at one of their monthly Library Helper Days! During this busy hour, the Junior Friends will assist Library Staff in a variety of projects including preparing craft and program materials, dusting and light cleaning, straightening shelves, special event preparation, and recycling.

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group who organize projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, special gift, and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Love the Library? Want to lend a hand to make it even better? Then join the Junior Friends at one of their monthly Library Helper Days! During this busy hour, the Junior Friends will assist Library Staff in a variety of projects including preparing craft and program materials, dusting and light cleaning, straightening shelves, special event preparation, and recycling.

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group who organize projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, special gift, and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Groton Beautification Committee

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Rachael Franco  860-857-9071  r.lindy@snet.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Rachael Franco
  860.857.9071
  r.lindy@snet.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald  www.gotrsect.org
 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Illustrated Journaling

Create personalized art journals with postcards, stamps, clippings, colored paper, and more. Artist and crafter, Janis Lynik, will provide all materials except any personal items you would like to include. This program is for ages 14 and up. Space is limited; registration is required.

illustrated journaling sample

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Create personalized art journals with postcards, stamps, clippings, colored paper, and more. Artist and crafter, Janis Lynik, will provide all materials except any personal items you would like to include. This program is for ages 14 and up. Space is limited; registration is required.

illustrated journaling sample

CONTACT:
  Tracy Torres
  860.441.6750
  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Walter Hewitt  860-848-1337  Walt@whewitt.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
TVCCA Early Head Start Program

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Stephanie Lopez  slopez@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Lopez
  
  slopez@tvcca.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for preschool readiness. 

 

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children ages 2+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for preschool readiness. 

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
# 1 Fitladies Bookclub

This meeting is not sponosred by the Groton Public Library 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

This meeting is not sponosred by the Groton Public Library 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Careers in: Animals Welfare

Join us for a very special edition of our Careers In series! Connecticut Humane Society will  be teaching us about Pet Professions; learn about the different careers in animal welfare & the skills and education you need for each job. This program is open to teens and adults; it is free to attend and no registration is required. 

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

 
 
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us for a very special edition of our Careers In series! Connecticut Humane Society will  be teaching us about Pet Professions; learn about the different careers in animal welfare & the skills and education you need for each job. This program is open to teens and adults; it is free to attend and no registration is required. 

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

 
 
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Providers Nutrition Network
CONTACT: Colleen DePercio  Depercio6@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Colleen DePercio
  
  Depercio6@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT: Miss Emily & Miss Tracy  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily & Miss Tracy
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SECT -SCORE

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Ward Feirer  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  
  wfeirer@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday May 23, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

Open to children 5 and under, playgroup is a great way for children to make new friends as their adults network with each other. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.

CONTACT: Tracy  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Open to children 5 and under, playgroup is a great way for children to make new friends as their adults network with each other. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Tracy
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cutting the Cord

Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this hands-on class. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are many spaces available.

Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this hands-on class. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Panera Bread Fundraiser

Join the Junior Friends at Panera Bread (220 Route 12, Groton) on Thursday, May 23rd anytime between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM for a mouth-watering fundraiser! Just bring a Panera fundraising flyer to the counter when you order (or show a cashier an electronic version) and 20% of your sale will be donated to the Library. Flyers are located at all of our check-out desks. If you're ordering online for rapid pick-up or delivery, just enter "PRFUND" as your promo code and the Library will still receive a portion of your sale. Don't miss this delicious opportunity to help the Library you love!

 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Join the Junior Friends at Panera Bread (220 Route 12, Groton) on Thursday, May 23rd anytime between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM for a mouth-watering fundraiser! Just bring a Panera fundraising flyer to the counter when you order (or show a cashier an electronic version) and 20% of your sale will be donated to the Library. Flyers are located at all of our check-out desks. If you're ordering online for rapid pick-up or delivery, just enter "PRFUND" as your promo code and the Library will still receive a portion of your sale. Don't miss this delicious opportunity to help the Library you love!

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Southeastern CT Council of Governments

Planning and Zoning Commissioner Training for commissioners in the Southeastern CT region.

CONTACT: Justin LaFountain  jlafountain@seccog.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Planning and Zoning Commissioner Training for commissioners in the Southeastern CT region.

CONTACT:
  Justin LaFountain
  
  jlafountain@seccog.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday May 24, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Stock up on summer reading books at the Circle of Friends' Scholastic Book Fair, May 18--May 24. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jobs With the U.S. Census

The Census Bureau has jobs available now in New London County.  A Recruiting Assistant will be on hand to answer questions and help with the on-line application process.  Temporary, part-time jobs pay $17-$23/hour.  No experience needed and paid training.  Hiring preference for veterans. More information available at 2020census.gov/jobs

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Census Bureau has jobs available now in New London County.  A Recruiting Assistant will be on hand to answer questions and help with the on-line application process.  Temporary, part-time jobs pay $17-$23/hour.  No experience needed and paid training.  Hiring preference for veterans. More information available at 2020census.gov/jobs

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Gaming Demos

Teens entering grades 6-12 can join us in the Teenscape for console, computer, and tabletop board games. Each month we will feature a new or classic game to try. Learn something new or play a favorite with a friend. Featured games for fall include:

  • January 18: Munchkins
  • February: Pandemic
  • March: Forbidden Island
  • April: Trivial Pursuit
  • May: Super Fight

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: teenscape

Teens entering grades 6-12 can join us in the Teenscape for console, computer, and tabletop board games. Each month we will feature a new or classic game to try. Learn something new or play a favorite with a friend. Featured games for fall include:

  • January 18: Munchkins
  • February: Pandemic
  • March: Forbidden Island
  • April: Trivial Pursuit
  • May: Super Fight

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: teenscape

Saturday May 25, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
United Way of Connecticut

Using the CT Core Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals: Reflection and Professional Growth

CONTACT: Elizabeth Lopez  204-372-4221  elizabeth.lopez@ctunitedway.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Using the CT Core Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals: Reflection and Professional Growth

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Lopez
  204.372.4221
  elizabeth.lopez@ctunitedway.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday May 26, 2019
Monday May 27, 2019
 
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CLOSED- Holiday
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for preschool readiness. 

 

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children ages 2+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for preschool readiness. 

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Word III-CANCELLED

This class is designed for those that use Microsoft word to create mailings and labels. In a hands-on environment we will practice creating a mail merge, designing labels, and more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by clicking on the "Register" button.

 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

This class is designed for those that use Microsoft word to create mailings and labels. In a hands-on environment we will practice creating a mail merge, designing labels, and more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by clicking on the "Register" button.

 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Steps
CONTACT: Erin
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Erin
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Smart

Homeschooled children ages 7-12 are invited to expand their art know-how and creativity in a side-by-side art class for children and their parents or caregivers. We'll discover a different artist, work of art, or technique at each event and then create our own masterpieces. Don't miss these fun-filled art-ventures! For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Homeschooled children ages 7-12 are invited to expand their art know-how and creativity in a side-by-side art class for children and their parents or caregivers. We'll discover a different artist, work of art, or technique at each event and then create our own masterpieces. Don't miss these fun-filled art-ventures! For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT: Miss Emily & Miss Tracy  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily & Miss Tracy
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Streaming Music

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music streaming services are available, and how to use them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by clicking on the "Register" button.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 5 spaces available.

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music streaming services are available, and how to use them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by clicking on the "Register" button.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SNEAK
CONTACT: Lynnmarie Thompson  860-464-6651
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lynnmarie Thompson
  860.464.6651
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Conversations with Kevin Booker Jr.

~"People think I am old, but I am just beginning." - This panel discussion will spotlight people in south eastern Connecticut over the age of 80 who are still actively involved in their communities.  The participants will shed light on what inspires and motivates them to keep moving forward.  They will share their wisdom and experience with the audience and why they are still so active in their communities and professions.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

~"People think I am old, but I am just beginning." - This panel discussion will spotlight people in south eastern Connecticut over the age of 80 who are still actively involved in their communities.  The participants will shed light on what inspires and motivates them to keep moving forward.  They will share their wisdom and experience with the audience and why they are still so active in their communities and professions.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday May 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

Open to children 5 and under, playgroup is a great way for children to make new friends as their adults network with each other. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.

CONTACT: Tracy  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Open to children 5 and under, playgroup is a great way for children to make new friends as their adults network with each other. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Tracy
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GPL Genealogy Club

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Katelyn Kearney  860-464-8961  Kearney.Katelyn97@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Katelyn Kearney
  860.464.8961
  Kearney.Katelyn97@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday June 1, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sit, Stay, Read

Join us for a chance to read with our very special guest, Phantom the therapy dog!

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

Join us for a chance to read with our very special guest, Phantom the therapy dog!

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

Sunday June 2, 2019
Monday June 3, 2019
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
RiseUp Mystic
CONTACT: Jason Hine
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jason Hine
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday June 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children First Groton- School Readiness Council

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crafts Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Shirley Winter  860-536-6941
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Shirley Winter
  860.536.6941
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Windows 10

Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food for Thought with Lee White

Join Lee White for this annual food series.

Three female chefs/restaurant owners who cook in their kitchens, order the food, hire and fire the waitstaff and bartenders, make sure the restaurants makes money, maintain the equipment and, maybe have a family and cook at home, too. Susan Devlin, who owns Muddy Waters; Amy Sarcia who owns 2Wives and No Anchor; and Olivia Formica of Flanders Fish and Restaurant in East Lyme will talk about how they do it all. .  Lee White will moderate

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  a
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join Lee White for this annual food series.

Three female chefs/restaurant owners who cook in their kitchens, order the food, hire and fire the waitstaff and bartenders, make sure the restaurants makes money, maintain the equipment and, maybe have a family and cook at home, too. Susan Devlin, who owns Muddy Waters; Amy Sarcia who owns 2Wives and No Anchor; and Olivia Formica of Flanders Fish and Restaurant in East Lyme will talk about how they do it all. .  Lee White will moderate

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
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LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Techy Teens & Savvy Seniors

Stop by the Groton Senior Center to receive help with their computers, phones and devices from a teen volunteer. Teens are invited to volunteer and can contact Ms. Jessa at the Groton Public Library for applications. Seniors are encouraged to register with the Groton Senior Center. This program meets at the Groton Senior Center.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Stop by the Groton Senior Center to receive help with their computers, phones and devices from a teen volunteer. Teens are invited to volunteer and can contact Ms. Jessa at the Groton Public Library for applications. Seniors are encouraged to register with the Groton Senior Center. This program meets at the Groton Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sociable Senior Singles
CONTACT: Anne Wimsey  860-326-7309
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Anne Wimsey
  860.326.7309
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Crafting for a Cause

Like to make crafts? Then join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Crafting for Cause. At these fun-filled events we'll make cool crafts using a variety of mediums. There's just one catch--you can't keep what you make! The crafts are given away to area senior citizens, veterans, homebound individuals, and nursing home residents. It's art from the heart! 

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only group of young people who organize service projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application at the Library. Membership is free and includes a membership card and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at kbalentine@groton-ct.gov or 860-441-6750.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Like to make crafts? Then join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Crafting for Cause. At these fun-filled events we'll make cool crafts using a variety of mediums. There's just one catch--you can't keep what you make! The crafts are given away to area senior citizens, veterans, homebound individuals, and nursing home residents. It's art from the heart! 

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only group of young people who organize service projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application at the Library. Membership is free and includes a membership card and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at kbalentine@groton-ct.gov or 860-441-6750.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Connecticut Adoption Services

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Sandra Couillard  860-886-7500  scouillard@waterfordcs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Sandra Couillard
  860.886.7500
  scouillard@waterfordcs.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday June 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SECT -Score Workshops
CONTACT: Ward Feirer  914-806-5500  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  914.806.5500
  wfeirer@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Groton Family Support Center, a division of the Town of Groton Human Services, invites you to attend a monthly support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This group meets the first Thursday of each month and includes guest speakers, resources, and answers to all your questions.

CONTACT: Diane Shrage  860-441-6799  dshrage@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

The Groton Family Support Center, a division of the Town of Groton Human Services, invites you to attend a monthly support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This group meets the first Thursday of each month and includes guest speakers, resources, and answers to all your questions.

CONTACT:
  Diane Shrage
  860.441.6799
  dshrage@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Groton Family Support Center, a division of the Town of Groton Human Services, invites you to attend a monthly support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This group meets the first Thursday of each month and includes guest speakers, resources, and answers to all your questions.

CONTACT: Diane Shrage  860-441-6799  dshrage@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

The Groton Family Support Center, a division of the Town of Groton Human Services, invites you to attend a monthly support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This group meets the first Thursday of each month and includes guest speakers, resources, and answers to all your questions.

CONTACT:
  Diane Shrage
  860.441.6799
  dshrage@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
CT/RI Coastal Flyfishers

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: AJ Hocking  860-572-9342  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.572.9342
  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Atheist-Humanist Society of CT/RI

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Ken Spencer  860-576-9247  ahsctri@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Ken Spencer
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Friday June 7, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Facebook for Beginners

So you’ve signed up for Facebook, but now what? Learn the ins and outs of this popular social networking site. Dive right into finding friends, writing a post, and navigating the security settings. This class is designed for individuals who have already signed up for Facebook. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

So you’ve signed up for Facebook, but now what? Learn the ins and outs of this popular social networking site. Dive right into finding friends, writing a post, and navigating the security settings. This class is designed for individuals who have already signed up for Facebook. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday June 8, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Waterford High School Class of '69 Reunion Planning
CONTACT: Suzan Perritt  860-405-0108  suzan@dsi2.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Suzan Perritt
  860.405.0108
  suzan@dsi2.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mensa Testing
CONTACT: Ann Fitzgerald  860-388-1893
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Ann Fitzgerald
  860.388.1893
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Citizens Climate Control
CONTACT: Roger Kuhns  860-910-8525
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Roger Kuhns
  860.910.8525
  

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Service Saturdays: Video Tutorials

Join us for a special edition of our monthly Service Saturdays! Earn up to 3 hours of service by helping us make videos for summer reading! Teens will work in groups to make different videos promoting summer reading or teaching people how use the software. Sign up at grotonpl.org, select the Teen Page and click SignUp. 

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

Join us for a special edition of our monthly Service Saturdays! Earn up to 3 hours of service by helping us make videos for summer reading! Teens will work in groups to make different videos promoting summer reading or teaching people how use the software. Sign up at grotonpl.org, select the Teen Page and click SignUp. 

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Woodstock: Multimedia 50TH Anniversary Celebration

Musician/Historian Craig Harris takes you back to the wild and magical weekend in August 1969 with this participatory, multimedia program about the groundbreaking music festival. Drummer Craig offers a short film experience, a play along with the music moment, plus anecdotes from back in the day!

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Musician/Historian Craig Harris takes you back to the wild and magical weekend in August 1969 with this participatory, multimedia program about the groundbreaking music festival. Drummer Craig offers a short film experience, a play along with the music moment, plus anecdotes from back in the day!

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday June 9, 2019
Monday June 10, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch & Learn: Identity Theft

Please join the Groton Public Library for a very special Lunch & Learn program. Enjoy lunch provided by Liberty Bank, while learning about money smart practices such as protecting yourself against identity theft, recognizing scams, planning for unexpected life events and more. Registration is required for this event. Please register through the library’s website, or by calling the library at 860-441-6750.

Sponsored by Liberty Bank.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are 5 spaces available.

Please join the Groton Public Library for a very special Lunch & Learn program. Enjoy lunch provided by Liberty Bank, while learning about money smart practices such as protecting yourself against identity theft, recognizing scams, planning for unexpected life events and more. Registration is required for this event. Please register through the library’s website, or by calling the library at 860-441-6750.

Sponsored by Liberty Bank.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Avalonia Land Conservancy
CONTACT: Janet Andersen  andersenj007@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Janet Andersen
  
  andersenj007@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bridgewater Estates Board Meeting
CONTACT: Lindsey  management@myCapitalTeam.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lindsey
  
  management@myCapitalTeam.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Tuesday June 11, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Phone Photography

You no longer have to be a professional photographer to take nice photos. In this class we will learn how to take photos using our smart phones. Learn how to make small edits, and how to share them with others. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

You no longer have to be a professional photographer to take nice photos. In this class we will learn how to take photos using our smart phones. Learn how to make small edits, and how to share them with others. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Information Session on Foster Care and Adoption

Sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  Please call 1-888-KID-HERO or visit the website www.ctfosteradopt.com for more information.

CONTACT: Ann Barry  1-888-543-4376  ann.barry@ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  Please call 1-888-KID-HERO or visit the website www.ctfosteradopt.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  Ann Barry
  1.888.543.4376
  ann.barry@ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food for Thought with Lee White: Food Memories

Four food writers will talk about food memories. Linda Guica, food writer
and retired food editor of the Hartford Counter (who also co-owns Alforno in Old
Saybrook); Priscilla Martel, food writer who, with her husband, Charlie van Over, owned
Restaurant du Village in Chester; Pem McNerney, Living Editor of The Source in
Madison (and Lee White’s editor); and Lee White, a food writer who writes two columns
each week for The Day’s weeklies.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Four food writers will talk about food memories. Linda Guica, food writer
and retired food editor of the Hartford Counter (who also co-owns Alforno in Old
Saybrook); Priscilla Martel, food writer who, with her husband, Charlie van Over, owned
Restaurant du Village in Chester; Pem McNerney, Living Editor of The Source in
Madison (and Lee White’s editor); and Lee White, a food writer who writes two columns
each week for The Day’s weeklies.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday June 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niantic Odd Fellows Lodge # 17
CONTACT: Tim Stanley  860-625-4217  pondmaster1@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Tim Stanley
  860.625.4217
  pondmaster1@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Streaming Music

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music streaming services are available, how to use them, and also dive into the world of podcasts. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music streaming services are available, how to use them, and also dive into the world of podcasts. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MLK Scholarship
CONTACT: Jim Mitchell  860-333-4666
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Jim Mitchell
  860.333.4666
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Spyglass Hill Townhomes
CONTACT: Josh Parsons  jparsons@sresct.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Josh Parsons
  
  jparsons@sresct.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
GPL Book Club: Note Different Day! Like Water for Chocolate

~Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes.

A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

~Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes.

A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Thursday June 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Groton Auxiliary for Child and Family Agency
CONTACT: Liz Palazzo  860-451-8302  palazzo.liz6@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Liz Palazzo
  860.451.8302
  palazzo.liz6@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Children First Groton- Health Workgroup
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Queer Lit

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Copies of the book will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Our discussion schedule is as follows:

  • June - Graphic novel of your choice!
  • July - Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • August - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin 

This program is hosted in partnership with OutCT of New London.

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Copies of the book will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Our discussion schedule is as follows:

  • June - Graphic novel of your choice!
  • July - Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • August - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin 

This program is hosted in partnership with OutCT of New London.

This is an inclusive event and teens of all ability levels are welcome to attend. Please contact the library if you have any questions or requests for communication accommodations and other accommodations.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Poets Consortium

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Elaine Bentley Baughn  860-892-4088  ebentleybaughn@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

This meeting/program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Elaine Bentley Baughn
  860.892.4088
  ebentleybaughn@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

Saturday June 15, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Fiction Writing Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Doreen Schmoegner  860-884-8520  dmschmoegner7@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Sunday June 16, 2019
Monday June 17, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Groton Beautification Committee

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Rachael Franco  860-857-9071  r.lindy@snet.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Rachael Franco
  860.857.9071
  r.lindy@snet.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday June 18, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Photo Editing and Organizing

In this class we will learn how to upload photos to a Windows computer, how to organize them into folders, and look at various cloud storage options. We will also try out a photo editing app called Pixlr, to help us make our photos really pop. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

In this class we will learn how to upload photos to a Windows computer, how to organize them into folders, and look at various cloud storage options. We will also try out a photo editing app called Pixlr, to help us make our photos really pop. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food for Thought with Lee White: Firefly Farms

Family members of Firefly Farms in North Stonington, CT., will talk about running a farm with cows, pigs, ducks and chickens, all of whom are humanely treated and organically fed. Dugan Tillman-Brown and his mother, Beth Tillman, run the farm. 

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  a
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Family members of Firefly Farms in North Stonington, CT., will talk about running a farm with cows, pigs, ducks and chickens, all of whom are humanely treated and organically fed. Dugan Tillman-Brown and his mother, Beth Tillman, run the farm. 

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
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LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Internet Basics

The Internet is used in many aspects of our everyday lives, and therefore it is important to get started off on the right foot. In this class we will discuss how to access the Internet, learn what a search engine is, and also discover how to save our favorite websites. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.

The Internet is used in many aspects of our everyday lives, and therefore it is important to get started off on the right foot. In this class we will discuss how to access the Internet, learn what a search engine is, and also discover how to save our favorite websites. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Community Speaks Out

*This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Tammy DeLacruz  860-271-1835  tammydelacruz@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

*This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Tammy DeLacruz
  860.271.1835
  tammydelacruz@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
USA Dance NL Chapter # 3026

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Kenneth Curry  860-912-6645  kcurr61@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Kenneth Curry
  860.912.6645
  kcurr61@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday June 20, 2019
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Survivors of Stroke SOS Support Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Phyllis Walsh  860-848-0381  pidge37@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  pidge37@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Beginner's Genealogy Club
CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates. 

During these trainings we will learn:  

  • What volunteer positions are available
  • How to sign up for volunteer shifts
  • How to check in for your shift
  • Orientation for the duties assigned to those positions

 Registration for Volunteer Training is available on our SignUp page. Volunteer applications are available during the training or at the Information Desk. 

 This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

Friday June 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Featuring Todd Brodeur's Frisbee Show

Children, teens, and adults are invited to register for a "Universe of Stories," our 2019 Summer Reading Program. Registering is easy and enables participants to record their reading and win terrific prizes. At our 10:00 AM kick-off, two-time world freestyle frisbee champion Todd Brodeur will put on a high energy, interactive frisbee show that captivates audiences by demonstrating basic tricks and catches and includes a unique learning lesson on frisbee history and aerodynamics. All Summer Reading Program kickoff registrants will receive a free frisbee (while supplies last)! Don't miss this out-of-this-world start to a summer filled with exciting programs and prizes for all ages. 

Also, everyone who attends the kickoff today will be entered to win a pair of Pawtucket Red Sox tickets for a game this season.

Can't make it to our kick-off? You can still sign up to be a summer reader by coming into the Library another day or registering online at www.grotonpl.org.

 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Children, teens, and adults are invited to register for a "Universe of Stories," our 2019 Summer Reading Program. Registering is easy and enables participants to record their reading and win terrific prizes. At our 10:00 AM kick-off, two-time world freestyle frisbee champion Todd Brodeur will put on a high energy, interactive frisbee show that captivates audiences by demonstrating basic tricks and catches and includes a unique learning lesson on frisbee history and aerodynamics. All Summer Reading Program kickoff registrants will receive a free frisbee (while supplies last)! Don't miss this out-of-this-world start to a summer filled with exciting programs and prizes for all ages. 

Also, everyone who attends the kickoff today will be entered to win a pair of Pawtucket Red Sox tickets for a game this season.

Can't make it to our kick-off? You can still sign up to be a summer reader by coming into the Library another day or registering online at www.grotonpl.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday June 22, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

Join the Circle of Friends at their Monthly Meetup. Learn about upcoming events and brainstorm ways to support the Groton Public Library and its community. New members can join on the spot. There is no cost to join. Be a Friend and start making a difference today!

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Join the Circle of Friends at their Monthly Meetup. Learn about upcoming events and brainstorm ways to support the Groton Public Library and its community. New members can join on the spot. There is no cost to join. Be a Friend and start making a difference today!

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Family Film & Fundraiser

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Rated PG, 107 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. Don't forget your pillow and blanket!

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group that organizes projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Library. Membership includes a membership card and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information about the Junior Friends, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Rated PG, 107 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. Don't forget your pillow and blanket!

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group that organizes projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Library. Membership includes a membership card and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information about the Junior Friends, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday June 23, 2019
 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Junior Friends' Five Below Fundraiser

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Monday June 24, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thames East Auxiliary (Child & Family Bookshop)
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

CONTACT:
  Tracy Torres
  860.441.6750
  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Junior Friends' Five Below Fundraiser

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Trillium Garden Club
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Children First Groton- Safety Workgroup
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

Love the Library? Want to lend a hand to make it even better? Then join the Junior Friends at one of their monthly Library Helper Days! During this busy hour, the Junior Friends will assist Library Staff in a variety of projects including preparing craft and program materials, dusting and light cleaning, straightening shelves, special event preparation, and recycling.

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group who organize projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, special gift, and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Love the Library? Want to lend a hand to make it even better? Then join the Junior Friends at one of their monthly Library Helper Days! During this busy hour, the Junior Friends will assist Library Staff in a variety of projects including preparing craft and program materials, dusting and light cleaning, straightening shelves, special event preparation, and recycling.

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library is a members-only youth service group who organize projects and fundraisers that benefit the Library and the community.

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, special gift, and invitations to all the Junior Friends’ meetings and special events. Becoming a Junior Friend is a great way to show your appreciation for the Groton Public Library and give something back to the community.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Looking for work? Join the club! Ask our staff for advice on everything related to the job search including:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

This is a drop-in program, so appointments are not required.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Walter Hewitt  860-848-1337  Walt@whewitt.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday June 25, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cosmic Crafts

Get ready for a galactic good time! Tuesdays are Cosmic Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "A Universe of Stories!" Our out-of-this-world line-up includes crafts based on planets, space travel, and aliens. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Get ready for a galactic good time! Tuesdays are Cosmic Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "A Universe of Stories!" Our out-of-this-world line-up includes crafts based on planets, space travel, and aliens. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Junior Friends' Five Below Fundraiser

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Techy Teens and Savvy Seniors

Senior citizens are invited to attend this computer workshop to receive help with their computers, phones and devices from a teen volunteer. Teens are invited to volunteer and can contact Ms. Jessa at the Groton Public Library for applications. Seniors are encouraged to register with the Groton Senior Center. This program meets at the Groton Senior Center.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Senior citizens are invited to attend this computer workshop to receive help with their computers, phones and devices from a teen volunteer. Teens are invited to volunteer and can contact Ms. Jessa at the Groton Public Library for applications. Seniors are encouraged to register with the Groton Senior Center. This program meets at the Groton Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Comics and Cartooning Workshop

Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios! Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional. Matt will guide the group through character design and page layout. For ages 7 and up. Registration not required. This program is sponsored in part by Connecticut Humanities.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios! Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional. Matt will guide the group through character design and page layout. For ages 7 and up. Registration not required. This program is sponsored in part by Connecticut Humanities.

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food for Thought with Lee White: Cookbook Authors

Marge Perry and David Bonom will talk about their new book, Hero Dinners. The book is filled with recipes sure to make anyone a hero when serving a fabulous meal, mostly made in one skillet or sheet pan. Marge and David have been married for many years and will talk about how spouses create recipes, test them, live in the same house and travel together. They are both professional chefs and write for newspapers and magazine 

 

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  a
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Marge Perry and David Bonom will talk about their new book, Hero Dinners. The book is filled with recipes sure to make anyone a hero when serving a fabulous meal, mostly made in one skillet or sheet pan. Marge and David have been married for many years and will talk about how spouses create recipes, test them, live in the same house and travel together. They are both professional chefs and write for newspapers and magazine 

 

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
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LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres / Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme and rhythm, and creative play.

CONTACT:
  Tracy Torres / Emily Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Junior Friends' Five Below Fundraiser

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exploration: a mission for Teens & Adults

Join us for a weekly art exploration, where adults and teens entering grade 5+ can experiment with different forms of artistic expression. To acrylic and beyond, we want to try it all! See the schedule below for details on each week's project:

  • June 26 - Origami Stars
  • July 3 - Astronaut Selfies
  • July 10 - Galaxy Painting
  • July 17 - Airbrush & Temporary Tattoos
  • July 24 - Phases of the Moon Wall Art
  • July 31 - Galaxy Jars
  • Aug. 7 - Space Jewelry and Wearables

This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

 
CONTACT: Jessa Franco & Kara Popinchalk  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Join us for a weekly art exploration, where adults and teens entering grade 5+ can experiment with different forms of artistic expression. To acrylic and beyond, we want to try it all! See the schedule below for details on each week's project:

  • June 26 - Origami Stars
  • July 3 - Astronaut Selfies
  • July 10 - Galaxy Painting
  • July 17 - Airbrush & Temporary Tattoos
  • July 24 - Phases of the Moon Wall Art
  • July 31 - Galaxy Jars
  • Aug. 7 - Space Jewelry and Wearables

This program is inclusive and teens of all ability levels are invited to participate. Please contact the library for information about accommodations.  

 
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco & Kara Popinchalk
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Conversations with Kevin Booker Jr.

~“Defining The Next Chapter” - This panel discussion will highlight recent graduates from all different education levels (high school, associates, undergraduate, graduate, trade schools, doctoral programs).  Please come and be inspired to dream about your next chapter.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

~“Defining The Next Chapter” - This panel discussion will highlight recent graduates from all different education levels (high school, associates, undergraduate, graduate, trade schools, doctoral programs).  Please come and be inspired to dream about your next chapter.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday June 27, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summertime Stories

Summertime Stories is designed for children ages 3 and up and their caregiver. Participants will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Afterwards children are invited to participate in a small craft and activity, followed by open play.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Summertime Stories is designed for children ages 3 and up and their caregiver. Participants will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Afterwards children are invited to participate in a small craft and activity, followed by open play.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Junior Friends' Five Below Fundraiser

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are sponsoring a shopping fundraiser at Five Below (917 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford Commons). Five Below carries stationery, school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, bath and body products, snacks and beverages, room decor, and seasonal items--all priced at $5.00 or less! When you shop at Five Below between Sunday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 29th, 10% of your total purchase will be donated back to the Groton Public Library!

Note: You must present a Five Below shopping voucher for the Library to receive 10% of your sale. Shopping vouchers are available at all of our Library check-out stations or from a Junior Friend you know.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GPL Genealogy Club

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Katelyn Kearney  860-464-8961  Kearney.Katelyn97@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Katelyn Kearney
  860.464.8961
  Kearney.Katelyn97@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday June 28, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Monday, August 5th.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fun Friday: Sidewalk Chalk