Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  

Tuesday October 15, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CT Bar Association

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Tom Genung  860-612-2033  tgenung@ctbar.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Tom Genung
  860.612.2033
  tgenung@ctbar.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Union 1199 Training Fund
CONTACT: June Petillo  860-804-4882  jpetillo@1199trainingfund.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  June Petillo
  860.804.4882
  jpetillo@1199trainingfund.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Spooky Stories

Join us in Teenscape as we huddle around the (virtual) fire and tell scary stories! Come prepared with a story or try one of ours. We will have s'mores mix and other snacks to help fuel our imaginations. 

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

Join us in Teenscape as we huddle around the (virtual) fire and tell scary stories! Come prepared with a story or try one of ours. We will have s'mores mix and other snacks to help fuel our imaginations. 

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

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Study
CONTACT: Quang
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Landing/Gallup Hill BOD
CONTACT: Mathew Lisee  860-319-0055  management@mycapitalteam.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Mathew Lisee
  860.319.0055
  management@mycapitalteam.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meeting
CONTACT: Rosael  n/a  n/a
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room
CONTACT:
  Rosael
  n/a
  n/a

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Eat for your Mood: Using healthy whole foods to promote mental health

Eat for your Mood: Using healthy whole foods to promote mental health presented by Nicole Ceil at Functional Nutrition in Stonington.

This program will provide information on leveraging a healthy, whole foods, inclusive diet to promote mental health (specifically applicable for Fall moving into Winter, when many people struggle with seasonal depression, holiday stress, and anxiety).

During this time, we will review specific, actionable strategies for using diet to improve mental health such as:

Removing allergic foods to reduce neuroinflammation
Ensuring adequate protein intake to promote healthy neurotransmitter function
Creating meals to balance blood sugar and control symptoms of anxiety
Eating adequate amounts of healthy fats to promote brain structure and neuronal regeneration

Participants will leave with shopping lists and a meal-creation guide as well as resources for learning more about nutrition for mental health and cognitive function.

 

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

Eat for your Mood: Using healthy whole foods to promote mental health presented by Nicole Ceil at Functional Nutrition in Stonington.

This program will provide information on leveraging a healthy, whole foods, inclusive diet to promote mental health (specifically applicable for Fall moving into Winter, when many people struggle with seasonal depression, holiday stress, and anxiety).

During this time, we will review specific, actionable strategies for using diet to improve mental health such as:

Removing allergic foods to reduce neuroinflammation
Ensuring adequate protein intake to promote healthy neurotransmitter function
Creating meals to balance blood sugar and control symptoms of anxiety
Eating adequate amounts of healthy fats to promote brain structure and neuronal regeneration

Participants will leave with shopping lists and a meal-creation guide as well as resources for learning more about nutrition for mental health and cognitive function.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
New London Community Orchestra
CONTACT:   Macaporello@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  
  
  Macaporello@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday October 16, 2019
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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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CT Community Care
CONTACT: Carol Webber  860-227-2854
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Carol Webber
  860.227.2854
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
One Book One Region Meeting
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Word II
Learn how to align text and apply tabs to the ruler. Insert a header or footer to give your document a more polished look. Discover how hyperlinks can be used to link to outside resources or even to a certain section of your document. 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 Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
Learn how to align text and apply tabs to the ruler. Insert a header or footer to give your document a more polished look. Discover how hyperlinks can be used to link to outside resources or even to a certain section of your document. 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 Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center


 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Community Meals
CONTACT: Jen Russell
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Jen Russell
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Groton Community Meals
CONTACT: Courtney Assad  860-389-3904  mcc77@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Courtney Assad
  860.389.3904
  mcc77@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Interview Skills Workshop

A good resume may get you an interview - but only a great interview will get you the job. This 90-minute interactive workshop will teach you the 3 most important interview skills necessary to beat your competition and land the job.  Learn how to identify your most relevant strengths for a target position, communicate your value effectively with concise and powerful examples, and use target research to demonstrate your perfect fit for the role. Whatever industry you are in, the interview preparation techniques you will learn in this workshop will build your confidence and give you the interview skills that will propel you to success throughout your career.

Lili Schlossberg Foggle is the founder of Impressive Interviewing and a Certified Interview Employment Professional.  Her skills training incorporates the very latest data-driven and proven techniques for interview success. Her clients have successfully landed jobs in a diverse variety of fields, from art teachers to zoning supervisors.  She works with candidates at all stages of their career, whether they are seeking entry-level positions or a C-suite leadership roles.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 11 spaces available.

A good resume may get you an interview - but only a great interview will get you the job. This 90-minute interactive workshop will teach you the 3 most important interview skills necessary to beat your competition and land the job.  Learn how to identify your most relevant strengths for a target position, communicate your value effectively with concise and powerful examples, and use target research to demonstrate your perfect fit for the role. Whatever industry you are in, the interview preparation techniques you will learn in this workshop will build your confidence and give you the interview skills that will propel you to success throughout your career.

Lili Schlossberg Foggle is the founder of Impressive Interviewing and a Certified Interview Employment Professional.  Her skills training incorporates the very latest data-driven and proven techniques for interview success. Her clients have successfully landed jobs in a diverse variety of fields, from art teachers to zoning supervisors.  She works with candidates at all stages of their career, whether they are seeking entry-level positions or a C-suite leadership roles.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 11 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT: Tammy de la Cruz  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 de la Cruz
  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 October 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Budding Bookworms

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

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

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Beginning Computers II

Building upon the skills learned in Beginning Computers I, we will now learn how to create files, folders and when to use the notorious right-click. 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 Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center

Building upon the skills learned in Beginning Computers I, we will now learn how to create files, folders and when to use the notorious right-click. 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 Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center


 
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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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12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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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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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Careers In: Music

Join us for an evening of career exploration and networking with professionals in the music industry! Careers In is a semi-annual event where teens can meet and ask questions to professionals in different careers.  Learn about the different jobs available to you, as well as what it takes to get there. This is a casual event, filled with conversation and light refreshments, not a job fair or recruitment event. This program is open to teens and adults. 

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: Meeting Room 1

Join us for an evening of career exploration and networking with professionals in the music industry! Careers In is a semi-annual event where teens can meet and ask questions to professionals in different careers.  Learn about the different jobs available to you, as well as what it takes to get there. This is a casual event, filled with conversation and light refreshments, not a job fair or recruitment event. This program is open to teens and adults. 

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: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Landing/Gallup Hill BOD
CONTACT: Mathew Lisee  860-319-0055  management@mycapitalteam.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Mathew Lisee
  860.319.0055
  management@mycapitalteam.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop in Crafts at the Art Cart

The Library is now offering a new mobile makerspace. We have an art cart filled with a variety of supplies to help get your creative juices flowing.
Stop in to see our display case filled with do-it-yourself projects, appropriate for all age levels.

Join us for a drop-in craft workshop with our guest artist, Kathryn from 6-8 p.m.

CONTACT: Judy Kelmelis  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Public Space

The Library is now offering a new mobile makerspace. We have an art cart filled with a variety of supplies to help get your creative juices flowing.
Stop in to see our display case filled with do-it-yourself projects, appropriate for all age levels.

Join us for a drop-in craft workshop with our guest artist, Kathryn from 6-8 p.m.

CONTACT:
  Judy Kelmelis
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Census 2020 Committee
CONTACT: Jenn Miele
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tutoring
CONTACT: Ed  n/a  n/a
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Ed
  n/a
  n/a

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Saturday October 19, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Follow Jesus Ministries
CONTACT: Joe Gnanaraj  joeg@fjmin.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Joe Gnanaraj
  
  joeg@fjmin.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bumpers & Books

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes. From The Wizard of Oz and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to The Great Gatsby and Stephen King’s IT, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts, face painting and tattoos for children and sale items for adults. Enjoy a hotdog, sausage, fresh-squeezed lemonade from the food trucks on hand.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-2019

Check out a video of last year's event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdilX5yFCyI

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

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes. From The Wizard of Oz and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to The Great Gatsby and Stephen King’s IT, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts, face painting and tattoos for children and sale items for adults. Enjoy a hotdog, sausage, fresh-squeezed lemonade from the food trucks on hand.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-2019

Check out a video of last year's event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdilX5yFCyI

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Sunday October 20, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
outCT Youth Group Meeting

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

CONTACT: Lindsay Gillette  860-575-7346
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Lindsay Gillette
  860.575.7346
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday October 21, 2019
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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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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 - 12:00 PM
Child & Family Agency/Thames East Auxiliary Book Comm.
CONTACT: Martha Biloskirka  bilodigi@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Martha Biloskirka
  
  bilodigi@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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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
Sport Stacking with Glenn Costello

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Circle of Friends will sponsor "See it! Believe it! Try it!" a sport stacking program for teens and tweens. You'll meet Glenn Costello, organizer of the Connecticut State Sport Stacking Championship, and learn from the best as you race against the clock to stack and un-stack cups in pre-determined sequences. Don't miss this opportunity to try the sports craze that's become a YouTube sensation!

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

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

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Circle of Friends will sponsor "See it! Believe it! Try it!" a sport stacking program for teens and tweens. You'll meet Glenn Costello, organizer of the Connecticut State Sport Stacking Championship, and learn from the best as you race against the clock to stack and un-stack cups in pre-determined sequences. Don't miss this opportunity to try the sports craze that's become a YouTube sensation!

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Steps
CONTACT: Erin
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Erin
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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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 October 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Children’s Museum STEM program

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

Program is geared toward Homeschool Children  - All questions should be addressed to Dan Butterworth at the Hartford Children's Museum 413-835-5970

CONTACT: Dan Butterworth  413-835-5970  Dbutterworth@thechildrensmuseumct.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

Program is geared toward Homeschool Children  - All questions should be addressed to Dan Butterworth at the Hartford Children's Museum 413-835-5970

CONTACT:
  Dan Butterworth
  413.835.5970
  Dbutterworth@thechildrensmuseumct.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out Night at Oyster Club

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, Dan Meiser and the talented restaurant team at Oyster Club are hosting a Dine Out Night to support the Groton Public Library. Just head to Oyster Club for dinner between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and 10% of your entree cost will be donated to the Library. Oyster Club has earned regional and national attention, having been named the “Best Upscale Restaurant in CT” by the Connecticut Restaurant Association and one of the “Best Oyster Bars in America” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to dine at the finest restaurant in town and help your favorite library at the same time!

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, Dan Meiser and the talented restaurant team at Oyster Club are hosting a Dine Out Night to support the Groton Public Library. Just head to Oyster Club for dinner between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and 10% of your entree cost will be donated to the Library. Oyster Club has earned regional and national attention, having been named the “Best Upscale Restaurant in CT” by the Connecticut Restaurant Association and one of the “Best Oyster Bars in America” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to dine at the finest restaurant in town and help your favorite library at the same time!

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SECT Holistic Nurses Association
CONTACT: Chritine Gentry  wellnessinreach100@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Chritine Gentry
  
  wellnessinreach100@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
United Community and Family Services

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Ali Lacey  alacey@ucfs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Ali Lacey
  
  alacey@ucfs.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing, Laugh & Learn with Mr. Joe

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Circle of Friends will sponsor "Sing, Laugh, & Learn with Mr. Joe." Mr. Joe gets everyone moving and grooving with a series of original songs that bring laughter and cheer. Audience participation is a must as Mr. Joe uses musical instruments to reinforce concepts and make learning fun. No registration is required. Bring the entire family to this fun-filled, interactive musical show. 

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Circle of Friends will sponsor "Sing, Laugh, & Learn with Mr. Joe." Mr. Joe gets everyone moving and grooving with a series of original songs that bring laughter and cheer. Audience participation is a must as Mr. Joe uses musical instruments to reinforce concepts and make learning fun. No registration is required. Bring the entire family to this fun-filled, interactive musical show. 

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Puzzle Mania

Enjoy an afternoon of puzzles. From table puzzles, to word puzzles and more. This program is geared towards children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

Enjoy an afternoon of puzzles. From table puzzles, to word puzzles and more. This program is geared towards children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Word III
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 registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 3 spaces available.
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 registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Groton Paras
CONTACT: Heidi Hallissey  860-917-3036
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Heidi Hallissey
  860.917.3036
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
MS Round Table Meeting
CONTACT: Loanne Alberg  813-969-1722 x108  hedwards@commgenix.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Loanne Alberg
  813.969.1722 x108
  hedwards@commgenix.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Childcare Providers
CONTACT: Gerry Raffuse  860-514-5525
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Gerry Raffuse
  860.514.5525
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Witch's Advocate author Richard Maule

The Witch's Advocate by local author Richard Maule 

 

 

The Amazing True Story of the Quaker Who Stood With Salem's Witches. The Puritans said the witch madness was over. Salem was once again the City of Peace. But everyone knew nothing had changed. The hangings may have stopped, but the town still trembled under a cloud of suspicion, oppression, and fear. Just when it seemed no one would be bold enough to challenge Salem’s leaders, Thomas Maule raised his voice.The angry Puritans took him to trial, certain that the loudmouth Quaker would be easily suppressed. What they didn’t know was they were taking on an extraordinary man at an extraordinary time. Maule bravely stood up for the rights of the witches and all the others who could not speak for themselves. In The Witch’s Advocate, acclaimed author Richard Maule, brings this true but untold story to life. Maule’s previous novel, Moonlight Helmsman, has received eight national awards for historical fiction, with Kirkus Reviews calling it “a seamless weave of historical investigation and fictional drama.” The Witch’s Advocate takes us back to another tumultuous period in our history in a spellbinding tale of danger and suspense that draws the reader towards one of the best courtroom climaxes ever

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

The Witch's Advocate by local author Richard Maule 

 

 

The Amazing True Story of the Quaker Who Stood With Salem's Witches. The Puritans said the witch madness was over. Salem was once again the City of Peace. But everyone knew nothing had changed. The hangings may have stopped, but the town still trembled under a cloud of suspicion, oppression, and fear. Just when it seemed no one would be bold enough to challenge Salem’s leaders, Thomas Maule raised his voice.The angry Puritans took him to trial, certain that the loudmouth Quaker would be easily suppressed. What they didn’t know was they were taking on an extraordinary man at an extraordinary time. Maule bravely stood up for the rights of the witches and all the others who could not speak for themselves. In The Witch’s Advocate, acclaimed author Richard Maule, brings this true but untold story to life. Maule’s previous novel, Moonlight Helmsman, has received eight national awards for historical fiction, with Kirkus Reviews calling it “a seamless weave of historical investigation and fictional drama.” The Witch’s Advocate takes us back to another tumultuous period in our history in a spellbinding tale of danger and suspense that draws the reader towards one of the best courtroom climaxes ever

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday October 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Budding Bookworms

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

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

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
iPad/iPhone Beginners

Learn about basic iPad/iPhone features, how to use apps, and browse the Internet using Safari. Please bring your own device to 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 Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn about basic iPad/iPhone features, how to use apps, and browse the Internet using Safari. Please bring your own device to 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 Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafternoon

Let's get crafty! Drop by the library for a variety of crafting opportunities. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary. 

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

Let's get crafty! Drop by the library for a variety of crafting opportunities. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:25 PM
ETA Potluck Dinner (Terry)
CONTACT: Terry Ziegler  860-449-1120
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
CONTACT:
  Terry Ziegler
  860.449.1120
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Witchcraft: An Evening of Songs with the Julie Harris/Stephen Roane Duo

Join us for a bewitching performance of your favorite songs of fall featuring singer and song stylist Julie Harris and accomplished jazz bassist and guitarist Stephen Roane. Together this duo has performed across the state and beyond and produced the CD I Turn a Corner.

This program is made possible by the Circle of Friends of the Groton Public Library in honor of National Friends of Libraries Week. 

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

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

Join us for a bewitching performance of your favorite songs of fall featuring singer and song stylist Julie Harris and accomplished jazz bassist and guitarist Stephen Roane. Together this duo has performed across the state and beyond and produced the CD I Turn a Corner.

This program is made possible by the Circle of Friends of the Groton Public Library in honor of National Friends of Libraries Week. 

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Groton Heights Baptist Church
CONTACT: Laurie Parke  ljp5263@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Laurie Parke
  
  ljp5263@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Friday October 25, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Use Shutterfly

Shutterfly is a website that enables users to create gifts out of their very own photos. Design photo books, create personalize photo cards & stationery, or share photos with your friends and family all through this easy to use site. 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 Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 4 spaces available.

Shutterfly is a website that enables users to create gifts out of their very own photos. Design photo books, create personalize photo cards & stationery, or share photos with your friends and family all through this easy to use site. 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 Sheehan
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Steel Workers
CONTACT: Travis
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Travis
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Game On!

Drop by the library to challenge your friends, or even a librarian to one of our many games. Whether it's cards, Yahtzee, or a good ol' fashion game of Sorry that strikes your fancy, we have them all! This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

Drop by the library to challenge your friends, or even a librarian to one of our many games. Whether it's cards, Yahtzee, or a good ol' fashion game of Sorry that strikes your fancy, we have them all! This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Resume Review and Printing

Prepare for The Day's biannual Job Fair by getting your resume reviewed and printed at the library! We will have resume paper available, as well as professionals to help review and refine your resume. Our staff will be available to answer your questions about what to expect and bring to the event. 

This is an inclusive event and patrons 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

Prepare for The Day's biannual Job Fair by getting your resume reviewed and printed at the library! We will have resume paper available, as well as professionals to help review and refine your resume. Our staff will be available to answer your questions about what to expect and bring to the event. 

This is an inclusive event and patrons 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

Saturday October 26, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bumpers & Books Raindate

Details to come.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, October 26th. 

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

Details to come.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, October 26th. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday October 28, 2019
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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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Trillium Garden Club
CONTACT: Susan Robotham  860-235-0979  srobotham0727@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Susan Robotham
  860.235.0979
  srobotham0727@gmail.com

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 - 2:30 PM
Children First Groton- Safety Work Group
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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1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Unite Here (Union Meeting)
CONTACT: Sherry   860-857-6532
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Sherry 
  860.857.6532
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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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 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 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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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tentative hold
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 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 October 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Magic of Therapy Dogs: Remembering Bella, Welcoming Rudy

Author Jean has worked as a therapy dog handler for seven years, first with Bella, and now with Rudy. Her book about Bella, Joy Unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog, reveals everyday miracles that took place as Bella and Jean visited nursing and hospital patients and special needs students in the schools. Bella died in early January 2018, just shy of her 11th birthday. Rudy, who was certified by Pet Partners as a therapy dog in March of 2018, is also really good at his job. Jean initiated a new program at the local courthouse where Rudy comforts victims before trial.

Jean's talk incorporates personal experience as well as the results of scientific studies that prove how therapy dogs make a difference. But the best part is Rudy himself. He gives audiences a firsthand experience of his grace, humor, and power to make us feel connected and comforted.

 

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

Author Jean has worked as a therapy dog handler for seven years, first with Bella, and now with Rudy. Her book about Bella, Joy Unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog, reveals everyday miracles that took place as Bella and Jean visited nursing and hospital patients and special needs students in the schools. Bella died in early January 2018, just shy of her 11th birthday. Rudy, who was certified by Pet Partners as a therapy dog in March of 2018, is also really good at his job. Jean initiated a new program at the local courthouse where Rudy comforts victims before trial.

Jean's talk incorporates personal experience as well as the results of scientific studies that prove how therapy dogs make a difference. But the best part is Rudy himself. He gives audiences a firsthand experience of his grace, humor, and power to make us feel connected and comforted.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tentative hold
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Thursday October 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Budding Bookworms

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

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

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Games & Ghouls: a Teen Halloween Party

Candy, games, and fun...oh my! Join us for a Halloween party in the Teenscape. We will have spook-tacular games, including Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Gloom, Hello Neighbor, and more. 

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: teenscape

Candy, games, and fun...oh my! Join us for a Halloween party in the Teenscape. We will have spook-tacular games, including Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Gloom, Hello Neighbor, and more. 

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: teenscape

 
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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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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.

 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conn/RI Coastal Fly Fishers
CONTACT: AJ Hocking  860-367-4547  ajhocking3
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.367.4547
  ajhocking3

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Friday November 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

Saturday November 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Citizens Climate Group
CONTACT: Anne Schmidt  860-912-2065  annewschmidt@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Anne Schmidt
  860.912.2065
  annewschmidt@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit Reception
CONTACT: Steve Birt
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Steve Birt
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday November 3, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Community of Christ- Gales Ferry
CONTACT: Wanda Wisniewski  860-639-9855  wiswag@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Wanda Wisniewski
  860.639.9855
  wiswag@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday November 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

 
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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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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 2 and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  No registration is required.  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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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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4:00 PM - 5:00 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

Little ones can wear their favorite PJs to the library for gentle stories and songs perfect for winding down. Snuggle buddies welcome, no registration necessary.

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

Little ones can wear their favorite PJs to the library for gentle stories and songs perfect for winding down. Snuggle buddies welcome, no registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Election Day - Voting
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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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 4

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Election Day Bake Sale

What's one thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree on? There's nothing quite like the taste of a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie! That's why the Junior Friends and the Circle of Friends will be on hand outside the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5th) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to sell delicious treats to voters and Library visitors alike. All proceeds will benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your support for the Friends Groups. It's like casting a vote for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services it offers! Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) is greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim for more information or to donate.

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

What's one thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree on? There's nothing quite like the taste of a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie! That's why the Junior Friends and the Circle of Friends will be on hand outside the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5th) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to sell delicious treats to voters and Library visitors alike. All proceeds will benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your support for the Friends Groups. It's like casting a vote for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services it offers! Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) is greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim for more information or to donate.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Game On!

Join us for a very special Game On event celebrating International Games Week! Drop by the library to challenge your friends, or even a librarian to one of our many games. Whether it's cards, Yahtzee, or a good ol' fashion game of Sorry that strikes your fancy, we have them all! This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for a very special Game On event celebrating International Games Week! Drop by the library to challenge your friends, or even a librarian to one of our many games. Whether it's cards, Yahtzee, or a good ol' fashion game of Sorry that strikes your fancy, we have them all! This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Crayon Art

Fill your day off from school with color and art! We will be melting crayons onto canvas to create our own original art. All supplies provided and available on a first come, first served basis. This event is restricted to teens in grades 6-12.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

Fill your day off from school with color and art! We will be melting crayons onto canvas to create our own original art. All supplies provided and available on a first come, first served basis. This event is restricted to teens in grades 6-12.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

Wednesday November 6, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover Halloween Candy Drive

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: Public Space

The Junior Friends are collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to U.S. service members through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and our U.S. service members deployed overseas. The candy must be delivered to the Library by November 6. Please do not donate Pixie Stixs or other powdery candy because they can make a mess of the care packages. 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: 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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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
Microsoft Excel I

Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. 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.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 9 spaces available.

Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. 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.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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: teenscape

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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: teenscape

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Local Author Panel: Veteran's Day

The Local Author panel will feature books and authors who have written about the war experience


Charles McNair, MD author of   Soldiers of a Foreign War presents the Vietnam War in all its conflicted complexity. It is told from the enlisted soldiers' perspective and deals with the American and Vietnamese's, North and South, all teenagers, experiences as they leave their families and enter their countries' respective armies.

Kirsten Holmstedt author of Soul Survivors: Stories of Wounded Women Warriors and the Battles They Fight Long After They’ve Left the War Zone,  Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq  and The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returnng from the War in Iraq.
Kirsten Holmstedt is an expert in women serving in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and

Richard P. Foye: Foye And The Filipinos Bailout,Escape,And Rescue Of A Navy Fighter Pilot In World War Two Luzon
 During WW II, Ensign William Foye, U.S.N.R.,F6F Hellcat pilot, was a member of Air Group Twenty, assigned to the USS Enterprise, CV6. After twenty-two missions, Foye had to bail out of his plane over Los Banos, Laguna, in the Philippines. The people of southern Luzon, in particular the members of President Quezon's Own Guerrillas, rescued Foye. This book tells the story of AG-20, two downed pilots, the PQOG, the people of Luzon, and the love story between Bill and his Navy nurse Betty.

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

The Local Author panel will feature books and authors who have written about the war experience


Charles McNair, MD author of   Soldiers of a Foreign War presents the Vietnam War in all its conflicted complexity. It is told from the enlisted soldiers' perspective and deals with the American and Vietnamese's, North and South, all teenagers, experiences as they leave their families and enter their countries' respective armies.

Kirsten Holmstedt author of Soul Survivors: Stories of Wounded Women Warriors and the Battles They Fight Long After They’ve Left the War Zone,  Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq  and The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returnng from the War in Iraq.
Kirsten Holmstedt is an expert in women serving in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and

Richard P. Foye: Foye And The Filipinos Bailout,Escape,And Rescue Of A Navy Fighter Pilot In World War Two Luzon
 During WW II, Ensign William Foye, U.S.N.R.,F6F Hellcat pilot, was a member of Air Group Twenty, assigned to the USS Enterprise, CV6. After twenty-two missions, Foye had to bail out of his plane over Los Banos, Laguna, in the Philippines. The people of southern Luzon, in particular the members of President Quezon's Own Guerrillas, rescued Foye. This book tells the story of AG-20, two downed pilots, the PQOG, the people of Luzon, and the love story between Bill and his Navy nurse Betty.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday November 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Budding Bookworms

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

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

Join us for Budding Bookworms! Discover books, songs, rhymes and activities while building language and literacy skills.  This is a preschool story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Smartphones for Beginners

Smartphones are made to make our lives easier, but they are no help if you aren’t too sure how to use all the features. Bring your smartphone to this beginner’s class to learn how to add contacts, make a phone call, send a text, and browse the Internet. 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.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 9 spaces available.

Smartphones are made to make our lives easier, but they are no help if you aren’t too sure how to use all the features. Bring your smartphone to this beginner’s class to learn how to add contacts, make a phone call, send a text, and browse the Internet. 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.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 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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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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6:30 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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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

Saturday November 9, 2019
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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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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

Monday November 11, 2019
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9:00 AM
CLOSED- Holiday
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

CONTACT:
  Children's Staff
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
GPL Book Club: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Join us for a discussion of this classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

Copies are available at the library, please ask for a one at the circulation desk. 

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

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Join us for a discussion of this classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

Copies are available at the library, please ask for a one at the circulation desk. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday November 13, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel II

In this hands-on class we gain real life experience by manipulating premade spreadsheets. Learn the difference between Relative and Absolute cell references, how to search the Function Library, and the ins and outs of sorting and filtering. 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.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 9 spaces available.

In this hands-on class we gain real life experience by manipulating premade spreadsheets. Learn the difference between Relative and Absolute cell references, how to search the Function Library, and the ins and outs of sorting and filtering. 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.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition
CONTACT: Wendy Bury  w.bury@culturesect.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Wendy Bury
  
  w.bury@culturesect.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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: teenscape