Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  

Monday September 27, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

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The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Job Club Appointments

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Grab and Go: Author Letters

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Grab and Go: Author Letters

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Club

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Timing

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will answer questions about when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate it into a tax-efficient retirement income plan. By employing smart strategy, both in electing benefits and drawing from other investments, many people can experience substantial tax savings.

This is an in person event. 

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 8 spaces available.

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will answer questions about when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate it into a tax-efficient retirement income plan. By employing smart strategy, both in electing benefits and drawing from other investments, many people can experience substantial tax savings.

This is an in person event. 

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

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Grab and Go: Author Letters

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Thursday September 30, 2021
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PeaceLove Art Program: Creative Calisthenics

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. — Creative Calisthenics: Getting out of comfort zones through an exciting and unexpected exercise with paint.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. — Creative Calisthenics: Getting out of comfort zones through an exciting and unexpected exercise with paint.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
   acampbell@groton-ct.gov

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Grab and Go: Author Letters

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystic Scottish Country Dancers
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
There is No Single Story: OBOR Panel Discussion

Join us for a virtual panel discussion to discuss the themes in the book Interior Chinatown connected to race, immigration, assimilation, pop culture, and escaping stereotyped roles. Moderated by Kevin Booker, Jr. Register for the Zoom meeting at tinyurl.com/OBORpanel21.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Join us for a virtual panel discussion to discuss the themes in the book Interior Chinatown connected to race, immigration, assimilation, pop culture, and escaping stereotyped roles. Moderated by Kevin Booker, Jr. Register for the Zoom meeting at tinyurl.com/OBORpanel21.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Friday October 1, 2021
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Grab & Go Bags

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Volunteer Grab and Go: Author Letters

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Dear Banned Author

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Teens are invited to participate in our Grab and Go volunteering! Pick up a kit on Monday and return it with the finished product by Friday for 4 hours of volunteer service. In this kit, we will be celebrating Banned Books and the authors who write them.

Remember, kits must be returned to Miss Jessa by Friday, October 1 in order to earn hours. For more information, contact jfranco@groton-ct.gov.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

 
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5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Librarians Learn: About Ghosts

This month, the Groton Public Library staff are embracing the spiritual and learning about ghosts. This episode will feature empathetic medium, Courtney McInvale Reardon, the founder of Seaside Shadows Haunted History tours in Mystic. Tune in on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. 

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

This month, the Groton Public Library staff are embracing the spiritual and learning about ghosts. This episode will feature empathetic medium, Courtney McInvale Reardon, the founder of Seaside Shadows Haunted History tours in Mystic. Tune in on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. 

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Saturday October 2, 2021
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Diaper Drive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Did you know that 1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy? And while the average monthly cost of diapers per child is $70-$80, there are no federal programs that cover the cost of diapers. Most state and national safety-net programs do not even recognize diapers as a basic need.

The Circle of Friends and Junior Friends are collecting diapers throughout September in coordination with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 27-October 3). Please help us help our community! Drop off donations of any size diapers to the collection bin at the Library entrance. New and opened packages welcome. Your donations will help struggling families and provide local babies with a basic necessity.

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

Monday October 4, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Job Club Appointments

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Tuesday October 5, 2021
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's First Groton Leadership Meeting
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  grotonchildrenfirst@gmail.com
 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Club

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
One Book One Region Finale: Author Visit

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE GARDE ARTS CENTER in New London.

Acclaimed author Charles Yu will discuss Interior Chinatown, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at The Garde Arts Center. Interior Chinatown was this year’s selection for One Book One Region 2021. Yu will be joined by Connecticut College Professor Ayako Takamori for an interactive Q&A session on stage.

Every audience member will be asked to show documentation indicating full vaccination.  See COVID protocols  https://gardearts.org/box-office/

The event will also be live-streamed via YouTube.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE GARDE ARTS CENTER in New London.

Acclaimed author Charles Yu will discuss Interior Chinatown, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at The Garde Arts Center. Interior Chinatown was this year’s selection for One Book One Region 2021. Yu will be joined by Connecticut College Professor Ayako Takamori for an interactive Q&A session on stage.

Every audience member will be asked to show documentation indicating full vaccination.  See COVID protocols  https://gardearts.org/box-office/

The event will also be live-streamed via YouTube.

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

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stir Crazy: Comedy as a Healing Tool


Mental Health Awareness Week live event! Sketches from Stir Crazy: Comedy from the Pandemic will be performed with a discussion on self-care and the role of creativity. This program is created and presented by members of Artreach of Norwich, an arts & health agency supporting mental health and wellness through the creative and performing arts since 1985.

This event is currently scheduled to take place in person but may be changed to a virtual Zoom program, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.


Mental Health Awareness Week live event! Sketches from Stir Crazy: Comedy from the Pandemic will be performed with a discussion on self-care and the role of creativity. This program is created and presented by members of Artreach of Norwich, an arts & health agency supporting mental health and wellness through the creative and performing arts since 1985.

This event is currently scheduled to take place in person but may be changed to a virtual Zoom program, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

Thursday October 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PeaceLove Art Program: Mandala Poetry

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. — Mandala Poetry: Learning to be present in the moment while being more conscious of inner thoughts and feelings.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. — Mandala Poetry: Learning to be present in the moment while being more conscious of inner thoughts and feelings.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
   acampbell@groton-ct.gov

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAM Teens
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa & Lindsey   8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa & Lindsey 
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Open Space Association
CONTACT: Joan Smith   860-536-9811  dsmith0705@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
Friday October 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Book Bundles

The Children's Book Bundles include handpicked books, a small craft, and a list of suggested activities to do with the family. Reserve online or by calling the Library at 860-441-6750. Participants must have an active library card. If you do not have a library card, but would like to apply for one, fill out a Library Card Application.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

The Children's Book Bundles include handpicked books, a small craft, and a list of suggested activities to do with the family. Reserve online or by calling the Library at 860-441-6750. Participants must have an active library card. If you do not have a library card, but would like to apply for one, fill out a Library Card Application.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CSEA Local 416
CONTACT: John Knaff  860-961-5005  knaffj@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  John Knaff
  860.961.5005
   knaffj@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Club

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GPL Book Group: A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 

With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end, it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

This event is currently scheduled to take place in person but may be changed to a virtual Zoom program, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

 

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

A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 

With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end, it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

This event is currently scheduled to take place in person but may be changed to a virtual Zoom program, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pam Tankard - Art Exhibit Reception
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Thursday October 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PeaceLove Art Program: Dual Emotions

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. — Dual Emotions: Exploring the relationship between different emotions experienced at once.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. — Dual Emotions: Exploring the relationship between different emotions experienced at once.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAM Teens
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa & Lindsey   8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa & Lindsey 
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
AAPC SECT Chapter of Professional Coders
CONTACT: Jennifer Vincent  860-460-8820  j.vincent0122@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Friday October 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Grab & Go Bags

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Saturday October 16, 2021
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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 and shaved ice 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 23rd 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.

 

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 and shaved ice 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 23rd 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.

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Advanced Fiction Writing Group
CONTACT: Doreen Schmoegner  DMSchmoegner7@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
Monday October 18, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

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The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Job Club Appointments

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Adult Grab & Go Kits

Craft kits designed for adults! Stop by the Library and pick up a kit that includes instructions and most of the supplies you need for the project, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Kara Popinchalk  860-441-6750  kpopinchalk@groton-ct.gov

Craft kits designed for adults! Stop by the Library and pick up a kit that includes instructions and most of the supplies you need for the project, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT:
  Kara Popinchalk
  860.441.6750
   kpopinchalk@groton-ct.gov

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Club

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brain Candy: Healing Power of Havening Techniques

Be kind to your mind during this thought-provoking and engaging conversation about Havening Techniques.  If you're ready to invest in your emotional health and healing and thrive, you've come to the right place.  By using Havening Techniques®, a neuroscience based approach using the Havening Touch®, the three pillar process is to retrain, restore and revive you to your resilient self and get you out of your own head!   

Hilary Russo is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach & Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner.

This is a zoom event co-sponsored with the Waterford Public Library and generously funded by the Circle of Friends. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlduyrqTotHtM7l8QPDcn1L3GFAF7lljI6

 

 

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Be kind to your mind during this thought-provoking and engaging conversation about Havening Techniques.  If you're ready to invest in your emotional health and healing and thrive, you've come to the right place.  By using Havening Techniques®, a neuroscience based approach using the Havening Touch®, the three pillar process is to retrain, restore and revive you to your resilient self and get you out of your own head!   

Hilary Russo is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach & Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner.

This is a zoom event co-sponsored with the Waterford Public Library and generously funded by the Circle of Friends. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlduyrqTotHtM7l8QPDcn1L3GFAF7lljI6

 

 

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  8604416750
   acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Junior Friends Grab n' Go Crafting for a Cause

Photo of colored pencils arranged to form a heart.

Our brown bag kits contain easy instructions and most of the supplies needed to create a project that spreads good will and cheer, available while supplies last. Limited to current Junior Friends members.

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

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

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of colored pencils arranged to form a heart.

Our brown bag kits contain easy instructions and most of the supplies needed to create a project that spreads good will and cheer, available while supplies last. Limited to current Junior Friends members.

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

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

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Speaks
CONTACT: Tammy Delacruz  tammydelacruz@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Tammy Delacruz
  
   tammydelacruz@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book.

Register for this virtual program at tinyurl.com/2d2fjs85.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

This program is generously sponsored by The Circle of Friends

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book.

Register for this virtual program at tinyurl.com/2d2fjs85.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

This program is generously sponsored by The Circle of Friends

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
USA Dance Chapter 3026 Board Meeting
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
Thursday October 21, 2021
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Children First Groton Leadership Meeting
CONTACT: Susan Corrice
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stroke Support Group
CONTACT: Phyllis Walsh  860-848-0381
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PeaceLove Art Program: Rhythm and Color

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. — Rhythm and Color: Collaborating through an experience of musical creativity, artistic inspiration, and dynamic energy.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. — Rhythm and Color: Collaborating through an experience of musical creativity, artistic inspiration, and dynamic energy.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAM Teens
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa & Lindsey   8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa & Lindsey 
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday October 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Book Bundles

The Children's Book Bundles include handpicked books, a small craft, and a list of suggested activities to do with the family. Reserve online or by calling the Library at 860-441-6750. Participants must have an active library card. If you do not have a library card, but would like to apply for one, fill out a Library Card Application.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

The Children's Book Bundles include handpicked books, a small craft, and a list of suggested activities to do with the family. Reserve online or by calling the Library at 860-441-6750. Participants must have an active library card. If you do not have a library card, but would like to apply for one, fill out a Library Card Application.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Saturday October 23, 2021
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RAIN DATE 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 and shaved ice 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 23rd 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.

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 and shaved ice 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 23rd 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.

Monday October 25, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

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The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Tracy outdoors for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Tuesday October 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
After School Club

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children in 1st – 5th grade are invited to join us every Tuesday for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack.  

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Discovering a Masterpiece: Bust of Napoleon
Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ will recount her journey to authenticate a marble bust of Napoleon sculpted by Auguste Rodin, which had been sitting in a New Jersey town hall for almost 80 years.   
 
This virtual event is being cosponsored with Waterford Public Library.
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-Gspj4qE9QyhbD_nnjWpzYg-nelQcry
 
This program is generously funded by The Circle of Friends
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ will recount her journey to authenticate a marble bust of Napoleon sculpted by Auguste Rodin, which had been sitting in a New Jersey town hall for almost 80 years.   
 
This virtual event is being cosponsored with Waterford Public Library.
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-Gspj4qE9QyhbD_nnjWpzYg-nelQcry
 
This program is generously funded by The Circle of Friends
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
   acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at this outdoor storytime that will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

New hours for back to school! Officer Heather and Chase are available to answer questions, challenge you to a game of Connect Four, or share some puppy love.

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to a board game! Join us each week for a different game and see if you can beat Miss Jessa or Miss Lindsey.

 Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Thursday October 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PeaceLove Art Program: Transformation Collages

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. — Transformation Collages: Inspiring transformation of unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns into a positive alternative path.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.

The PeaceLove Art Program is a free, six-week series for adults and teens that promotes mental wellness by using creativity and expression to inspire, heal, and communicate. Workshops include all supplies and will take place outdoors on Thursdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 4; attend one or all sessions. Space is limited; registration required.

Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. — Transformation Collages: Inspiring transformation of unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns into a positive alternative path.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed—face masks must be worn in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the same time on Friday.

This program series is presented by Dea Vernott of Nurturing Connections and sponsored by Yale-New Haven Health, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Learn more about the initiative at peacelove.org. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAM Teens
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Jessa & Lindsey   8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Help us celebrate TeenTober with exciting STEAM projects! Programs will be held outdoors on the Children's patio or in the back garden area. In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside the library.
  • Oct. 7: Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Oct. 14: Stress Balls
  • Oct. 21: Pendulum Art
  • Oct. 28: Ghost Rockets
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted every October to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries.
Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Jessa & Lindsey 
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ace Dad Advice's Introduction to Asexuality

Celebrate Ace Week with us! TikTok Influencer Cody Daigle-Orians, also known as "Ace Dad Advice," will be presenting an introduction to asexuality. This highly educational program is a great resource for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Register for the Zoom meeting at tinyurl.com/GPLacedad21.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

Thank you to the Town of Groton DEI Committee for sponsoring this program. For more information about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, including how to join, please click here.

CONTACT: Jessica Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

Celebrate Ace Week with us! TikTok Influencer Cody Daigle-Orians, also known as "Ace Dad Advice," will be presenting an introduction to asexuality. This highly educational program is a great resource for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Register for the Zoom meeting at tinyurl.com/GPLacedad21.

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registered attendees and our newsletter subscribers. The Library is taking security measures to make this the best experience possible. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

Thank you to the Town of Groton DEI Committee for sponsoring this program. For more information about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, including how to join, please click here.

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

Friday October 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Grab & Go Bags

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

CONTACT: Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  ttorres@groton-ct.gov

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags include all the supplies you need, plus instructions. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, available while supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Climate Reality Project

Join us on October 29th for a global gathering of action demanding our world leaders enact the real policies we need to stop global warming.
Devastating weather events around the world have made it clear that we are already experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis daily. In August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report a “code red for humanity.” The window for action to avert the most dramatic temperature increases is closing rapidly. People around the world are concerned and paying the price. We need REAL ACTION now.

CONTACT: John Waller  860-861-0283  john@aninspiringvoice.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us on October 29th for a global gathering of action demanding our world leaders enact the real policies we need to stop global warming.
Devastating weather events around the world have made it clear that we are already experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis daily. In August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report a “code red for humanity.” The window for action to avert the most dramatic temperature increases is closing rapidly. People around the world are concerned and paying the price. We need REAL ACTION now.

CONTACT:
  John Waller
  860.861.0283
   john@aninspiringvoice.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday October 30, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
COF Monthly Meetup

You already love the Groton Public Library, so why not become more involved with us? Join the Circle of Friends! We're hosting our Monthly Meetup on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Stop by and meet some of our Friends, join on the spot (membership is free!), and learn about all the wonderful things the Friends do to support our Library. We'd love for you to become an active member of our Friends group and help make a lasting difference in our community.

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

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

You already love the Groton Public Library, so why not become more involved with us? Join the Circle of Friends! We're hosting our Monthly Meetup on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Stop by and meet some of our Friends, join on the spot (membership is free!), and learn about all the wonderful things the Friends do to support our Library. We'd love for you to become an active member of our Friends group and help make a lasting difference in our community.

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

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

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Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Monday November 1, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

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The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

walking sneakers

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to walk 150,000 steps during the month of September! Pick up a step log at the Library and start recording your daily total. Turn in your completed log on September 30 for a chance to win a prize.

To help keep you motivated, join us for a walk on Monday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians chat about their favorite reads. Each walk you participate in earns you a coupon for a free book from our Book Sale Room. In the event of inclement weather, the walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

Call the Library to schedule your private browsing time in our Circle of Friends' Book Sale Room. We have a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Most items are "Name Your Own Price" unless noted otherwise.

Shoppers are allowed access to the room by appointment only and are limited to a 30-minute browsing session. Call (860) 441-6750 or email (kbalentine@groton-ct.gov) Kim to schedule your appointment. All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover 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  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

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
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Job Club Appointments

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Looking for work? Join the club! Schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

Email Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM. Zoom information will be emailed directly to you.

Please note that programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's First Groton Leadership Meeting
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  grotonchildrenfirst@gmail.com
 
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9:30 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 cupcake! That's why the Junior Friends and the Circle of Friends will be on hand outside the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2nd) from 9:30 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) are greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim for more information or to donate.

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

What's one thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree on? There's nothing quite like the taste of a freshly-baked cupcake! That's why the Junior Friends and the Circle of Friends will be on hand outside the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2nd) from 9:30 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) are greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim for more information or to donate.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leftover 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  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

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
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Haunted Mystic

Join us through Zoom on November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by author Courtney McInvale Reardon on her book, Haunted Mystic. She is a licensed tour guide, published author and actual descendant of accused witches. Courtney has written three books for Arcadia Publishing and the History Press including Haunted Mystic (2014), Revolutionary War Ghosts of Connecticut (2016) and Civil War Ghosts of Connecticut (2021). She has also been featured as a historian and medium on Travel Channel’s Portals to Hell and as a medium on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. 

Register for event here: https://tinyurl.com/GPLHauntedMystic2021 

CONTACT: Lindsey  860-441-6750  lmahn@groton-ct.gov

Join us through Zoom on November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by author Courtney McInvale Reardon on her book, Haunted Mystic. She is a licensed tour guide, published author and actual descendant of accused witches. Courtney has written three books for Arcadia Publishing and the History Press including Haunted Mystic (2014), Revolutionary War Ghosts of Connecticut (2016) and Civil War Ghosts of Connecticut (2021). She has also been featured as a historian and medium on Travel Channel’s Portals to Hell and as a medium on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. 

Register for event here: https://tinyurl.com/GPLHauntedMystic2021 

CONTACT:
  Lindsey
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

Wednesday November 3, 2021