Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

Sunday November 18, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paws for a Cause

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Monday November 19, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paws for a Cause

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paws for a Cause

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Shopping Online

With the holidays just around the corner, what better time to learn how to take advantage of all the great online deals. In this class we will take a closer look at some of the most popular online stores, and how to be secure when making a purchase. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 2 spaces available.

With the holidays just around the corner, what better time to learn how to take advantage of all the great online deals. In this class we will take a closer look at some of the most popular online stores, and how to be secure when making a purchase. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children First Groton - Education Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3rd Tuesday Book Club
CONTACT: Lorraine Sanborn  860-235-0357
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lorraine Sanborn
  860.235.0357
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paws for a Cause

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need and you can too--take part in their Pet Food Drive! Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Groton Public Library by November 21st. The donations will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t forget our four-legged friends!

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Will it Waffle?

Get ready to test your culinary skills! Teens in grades 6-12 can help us determine what will cook in a waffle iron: cinnamon buns, pizza, and stuffing are all possibilities in this kitchen experiment. All supplies are provided and there is no registration. Please contact the library with any questions or concerns about allergies.

All programs hosted by the Groton Public Library are inclusive and open to people of all ability levels. Please contact the Library for information about available accommodations.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Get ready to test your culinary skills! Teens in grades 6-12 can help us determine what will cook in a waffle iron: cinnamon buns, pizza, and stuffing are all possibilities in this kitchen experiment. All supplies are provided and there is no registration. Please contact the library with any questions or concerns about allergies.

All programs hosted by the Groton Public Library are inclusive and open to people of all ability levels. Please contact the Library for information about available accommodations.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Closing at 5:30pm
Thursday November 22, 2018
Friday November 23, 2018
Saturday November 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

Monday November 26, 2018
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Trillium Garden Club
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
RIse Up Mystic
CONTACT: Jason Hine  203-733-7573  hinejasonr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jason Hine
  203.733.7573
  hinejasonr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Score Workshops
CONTACT: Ward Feirer  914-806-5500  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  914.806.5500
  wfeirer@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cobblestone
CONTACT: Chris Myers  860-437-7005
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Chris Myers
  860.437.7005
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Smart

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Phone Photography

You no longer have to be a professional photographer to take nice photos. We will learn how to take photos using our smart phones. Learn how to edit them, and how to share them with others. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 4 spaces available.

You no longer have to be a professional photographer to take nice photos. We will learn how to take photos using our smart phones. Learn how to edit them, and how to share them with others. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drugs Do Not Discriminate, Only People Do

A Community Conversation with Kevin Booker Jr.

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

A Community Conversation with Kevin Booker Jr.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Safety PAWtrol

Educators from the Connecticut Humane Society will be on hand to present "The Safety PAWtrol," a fun and informative program teaching children how to be safe around dogs, including understanding dog body language and how to safely approach and interact with dogs. Phantom, the therapy dog, will be on hand for a meet and greet as well.

This program is limited to the first 35 participants.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750.

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

Educators from the Connecticut Humane Society will be on hand to present "The Safety PAWtrol," a fun and informative program teaching children how to be safe around dogs, including understanding dog body language and how to safely approach and interact with dogs. Phantom, the therapy dog, will be on hand for a meet and greet as well.

This program is limited to the first 35 participants.

For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming Demos

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

  • Sept 27: Machi Koro
  • Oct 25: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Nov 29: Donner Dinner Party
  • Dec 27: Code Monkey Island

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

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

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

  • Sept 27: Machi Koro
  • Oct 25: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Nov 29: Donner Dinner Party
  • Dec 27: Code Monkey Island

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday November 30, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Homeschool Art Fair

Join homeschooling families celebrate different artists! Families are asked to bring a project about an artist or artistic style. The project should include information on the artist or style, a personal piece of art based on the work of the artist or a hands-on project to give everyone a chance to learn more. For more information on this Homeschool Fair, as well as others coming in the future, contact Alicia Hansen at aliciamhansen79@gmail.com.

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

Join homeschooling families celebrate different artists! Families are asked to bring a project about an artist or artistic style. The project should include information on the artist or style, a personal piece of art based on the work of the artist or a hands-on project to give everyone a chance to learn more. For more information on this Homeschool Fair, as well as others coming in the future, contact Alicia Hansen at aliciamhansen79@gmail.com.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday December 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Affordable Health Care Enrollment

~~NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?  SIGN-UP @ GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN 2018!

The Groton Public Library will be hosting two  Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions during the month of November and December 2018. This will give the community an opportunity to sit down, one-on-one, with a licensed insurance agent, certified by Access Health CT, to enroll in a health insurance program. The Affordable Care Act offers Americans better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that promise to:  expand coverage, hold insurance companies’ accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans. Open enrollment is November 1 -December 15, 2018.
Registration is necessary to provide an adequate amount of time with each individual. To register for one of the following dates and times please call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750.

Saturday, November 10th from 10:30am -1pm
Saturday, December 1st from 10:30am -1pm

 

CONTACT: Jenn Miele  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

~~NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?  SIGN-UP @ GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN 2018!

The Groton Public Library will be hosting two  Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions during the month of November and December 2018. This will give the community an opportunity to sit down, one-on-one, with a licensed insurance agent, certified by Access Health CT, to enroll in a health insurance program. The Affordable Care Act offers Americans better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that promise to:  expand coverage, hold insurance companies’ accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans. Open enrollment is November 1 -December 15, 2018.
Registration is necessary to provide an adequate amount of time with each individual. To register for one of the following dates and times please call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750.

Saturday, November 10th from 10:30am -1pm
Saturday, December 1st from 10:30am -1pm

 

CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sit, Stay, Read

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut with Steve Fagin

Author Steve Fagin will share The Day Publishing Company’s new book, Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut: Our Proud History of Preserving Scenic Woodlands, Farms, the Shoreline and Other Natural Gems which celebrates region’s parks, nature preserves, farms and waterways.

Written and edited by Steve Fagin, The Day’s outdoor recreation columnist, and Dirk Langeveld, the newspaper’s marketing editor, the 144-page, hardcover coffee-table book features more than 50 lively essays and more than 120 color photographs.

Fagin and Langeveld spent six months researching, visiting and photographing scores of state parks, forests, land preserves, farms, waterways and other natural areas in the region.  

~A number of writers also contributed essays, including Amby Burfoot, a former Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor who recalled his high school training runs through what is now Haley Farm State Park in Groton; and Margarett L. Jones, executive editor of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, who described preservation efforts at the Barn Island State Wildlife Management Area in Stonington.
 
 “So many magnificent natural ‘treasures’ have been preserved in southeastern Connecticut,” Fagin said. “My goal was not just to document these unspoiled lands and waterways, but to give credit to the many individuals and organizations who have ensured they will be protected and enjoyed by future generations.”

    

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

Author Steve Fagin will share The Day Publishing Company’s new book, Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut: Our Proud History of Preserving Scenic Woodlands, Farms, the Shoreline and Other Natural Gems which celebrates region’s parks, nature preserves, farms and waterways.

Written and edited by Steve Fagin, The Day’s outdoor recreation columnist, and Dirk Langeveld, the newspaper’s marketing editor, the 144-page, hardcover coffee-table book features more than 50 lively essays and more than 120 color photographs.

Fagin and Langeveld spent six months researching, visiting and photographing scores of state parks, forests, land preserves, farms, waterways and other natural areas in the region.  

~A number of writers also contributed essays, including Amby Burfoot, a former Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor who recalled his high school training runs through what is now Haley Farm State Park in Groton; and Margarett L. Jones, executive editor of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, who described preservation efforts at the Barn Island State Wildlife Management Area in Stonington.
 
 “So many magnificent natural ‘treasures’ have been preserved in southeastern Connecticut,” Fagin said. “My goal was not just to document these unspoiled lands and waterways, but to give credit to the many individuals and organizations who have ensured they will be protected and enjoyed by future generations.”

    

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children First Groton- School Readiness Council

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

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

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Store & Organize Your Photos

Digital photos are great, but what is the best way to store them? The possibilities are endless, from on your computer, to in the cloud, or even on a flash drive. In this class we will learn how to upload photos to a Windows computer, how to organize them into folders, and look at various cloud storage options. Please bring a device that contains your pictures. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 7 spaces available.

Digital photos are great, but what is the best way to store them? The possibilities are endless, from on your computer, to in the cloud, or even on a flash drive. In this class we will learn how to upload photos to a Windows computer, how to organize them into folders, and look at various cloud storage options. Please bring a device that contains your pictures. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Parent & Teen Book Club

Enjoy themed reads with your teen! Pick books that match the monthly theme, then join us for a discussion. Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

September 4 - Favorite Summer Reads
October 2 - Friendship
November 6 - Food and Hunger
December 4 - Best Books for Gifting

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

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Enjoy themed reads with your teen! Pick books that match the monthly theme, then join us for a discussion. Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

September 4 - Favorite Summer Reads
October 2 - Friendship
November 6 - Food and Hunger
December 4 - Best Books for Gifting

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Book Discussion: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

 The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT)  will sponsor a discussion of the book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam.  The bok  is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country. –

Laurie Wolfsley, Professor at UCONN Avery Point will moderate the program.

 

See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Our-Kids/Robert-D-Putnam/9781476769899

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

 The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT)  will sponsor a discussion of the book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam.  The bok  is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country. –

Laurie Wolfsley, Professor at UCONN Avery Point will moderate the program.

 

See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Our-Kids/Robert-D-Putnam/9781476769899

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Publisher I

In this hands-on class we will learn how this program ticks along with how to use templates, insert images, and format our materials. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 6 spaces available.

In this hands-on class we will learn how this program ticks along with how to use templates, insert images, and format our materials. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Techy Teens & Savvy Seniors

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

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

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(GASP) Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Carolyn Wilson  446-446-3062  cwilson@llhd.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Carolyn Wilson
  446.446.3062
  cwilson@llhd.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Connecticut Adoption Services

Registration is required. Visit the website www.ctadoptions.org or call 860-886-7500 x 5355.

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

Registration is required. Visit the website www.ctadoptions.org or call 860-886-7500 x 5355.

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Sandra Couillard
  860.886.7500
  scouillard@waterfordcs.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday December 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Groton auxiliary if Child & Family Agency
CONTACT: Carole Mackin
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Carole Mackin
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LEARN

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

CONTACT: Linda ALlen  860-434-4800  lallen@learn.k12.ct.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Linda ALlen
  860.434.4800
  lallen@learn.k12.ct.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafting for a Cause

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Robot Mania!

Celebrate Computer Science Week by exploring the fun world of robotics - all ages welcome as we will have robots meant for preschoolers and up!

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

Celebrate Computer Science Week by exploring the fun world of robotics - all ages welcome as we will have robots meant for preschoolers and up!

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ken Spencer
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Friday December 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Use Shutterfly

Shutterfly is a website that enables users to create gifts out of their very own photos. Design photo books, create personalize photo cards & stationery, or share photos with your friends and family all through this easy to use site. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 7 spaces available.

Shutterfly is a website that enables users to create gifts out of their very own photos. Design photo books, create personalize photo cards & stationery, or share photos with your friends and family all through this easy to use site. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center : Big Band Holidays

The Groton Public Library has been chosen to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Digital Concert Network to offer broadcasts of concerts held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Gary Buttery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Jazz ensembles and tuba and euphonium Instructor at Connecticut College will act as Jazz Ambassador for the series.  He will present an engaging 10 – 15 minute pre-concert lecture about the instrumentation, the music and the composer.

~Friday, December 14  Big Band Holidays:
Wynton Marsalis brings this Grammy Award–nominated holiday extravaganza to Rose Theater for a series of sold-out shows. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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

The Groton Public Library has been chosen to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Digital Concert Network to offer broadcasts of concerts held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Gary Buttery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Jazz ensembles and tuba and euphonium Instructor at Connecticut College will act as Jazz Ambassador for the series.  He will present an engaging 10 – 15 minute pre-concert lecture about the instrumentation, the music and the composer.

~Friday, December 14  Big Band Holidays:
Wynton Marsalis brings this Grammy Award–nominated holiday extravaganza to Rose Theater for a series of sold-out shows. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday December 8, 2018
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Winter Bazaar

Do you like to shop local and homemade? Then stop by the Library between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM for the Friends of the Library Winter Bazaar. The bazaar will feature handcrafted goods and promote the talented and creative people from our community. From wreaths, wooden signs, quilts and  knitted scarves to photos, cards, jewelry and stained glass, there’s definitely something for everyone. Popular vendors such as LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, and Usborne Books will also be on hand. Phantom the Therapy Dog will pose for photos between 9:00 and 10:00 AM and St. Luke's Handbell Choir will perform from 10:00-11:30 AM. Free craft activities for children will be provided by students from the Groton Marine Science Magnet School Interact Club. The Junior Friends will also be on hand to sell fresh popped popcorn. Door prizes will be given away every hour. Don't miss this festive event!

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

Do you like to shop local and homemade? Then stop by the Library between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM for the Friends of the Library Winter Bazaar. The bazaar will feature handcrafted goods and promote the talented and creative people from our community. From wreaths, wooden signs, quilts and  knitted scarves to photos, cards, jewelry and stained glass, there’s definitely something for everyone. Popular vendors such as LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, and Usborne Books will also be on hand. Phantom the Therapy Dog will pose for photos between 9:00 and 10:00 AM and St. Luke's Handbell Choir will perform from 10:00-11:30 AM. Free craft activities for children will be provided by students from the Groton Marine Science Magnet School Interact Club. The Junior Friends will also be on hand to sell fresh popped popcorn. Door prizes will be given away every hour. Don't miss this festive event!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Citizens Climate Lobby
CONTACT: Anne Schmidt  860-912-2065  annewschmidt@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Anne Schmidt
  860.912.2065
  annewschmidt@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Fiction Writing Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Service Saturdays

Earn up to 2 hours of service by helping with projects and events at the library! Sign up at grotonpl.org, select the Teen Page and click SignUp. 

October 6- Toy Cleaning
November 10 - Escape Room
December 8 - Craft Bazaar

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

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

Earn up to 2 hours of service by helping with projects and events at the library! Sign up at grotonpl.org, select the Teen Page and click SignUp. 

October 6- Toy Cleaning
November 10 - Escape Room
December 8 - Craft Bazaar

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

Monday December 10, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
COF Flash Book Sale!

Stop by the Library Monday and shop the Circle of Friends' Flash Sale! They'll have a selection of new and used books and DVDs up for grabs, as well as greetings cards, tote bags, and water bottles. All proceeds benefit the Library. Get these goods before they're gone!

Have new and gently-used books to donate? We are currently accepting small donations for a limited time. Please call Miss Kim at the Library (860-441-6750) before you bring your donations. Thank you.

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

Stop by the Library Monday and shop the Circle of Friends' Flash Sale! They'll have a selection of new and used books and DVDs up for grabs, as well as greetings cards, tote bags, and water bottles. All proceeds benefit the Library. Get these goods before they're gone!

Have new and gently-used books to donate? We are currently accepting small donations for a limited time. Please call Miss Kim at the Library (860-441-6750) before you bring your donations. Thank you.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Children's Museum CT- Homeschooling Program

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Dan Butterworth
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Dan Butterworth
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Homeschool Game Day

Join us each month to play The Settlers of Catan, an award-winning game of discovery, settlement, and trade. Bring your own Catan board or use ours. A junior version of the game will also be available.  Don't know how to play yet? Don't worry! We'll have experts on hand to help facilitate. This is your chance to learn the European board game that has sold nearly 30 million copies in 30 different languages! 

LEGO and other board games will be available to play too.

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

Join us each month to play The Settlers of Catan, an award-winning game of discovery, settlement, and trade. Bring your own Catan board or use ours. A junior version of the game will also be available.  Don't know how to play yet? Don't worry! We'll have experts on hand to help facilitate. This is your chance to learn the European board game that has sold nearly 30 million copies in 30 different languages! 

LEGO and other board games will be available to play too.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Avalonia Land Conservancy
CONTACT: Joellen Anderson  860-445-2563  janderson_alc@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Joellen Anderson
  860.445.2563
  janderson_alc@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rock of Salvation

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

CONTACT: Frank Silva  frank.silva.ct@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Frank Silva
  
  frank.silva.ct@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
VOTING
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Shopping Online

With the holidays just around the corner, what better time to learn how to take advantage of all the great online deals. In this class we will take a closer look at some of the most popular online stores, and how to be secure when making a purchase. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

With the holidays just around the corner, what better time to learn how to take advantage of all the great online deals. In this class we will take a closer look at some of the most popular online stores, and how to be secure when making a purchase. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Homeschool Make & Take Crafts

Homeschool families are welcome to get creative in the Children's Activity Room today between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 PM. We'll provide a variety of craft supplies and art tools--you supply the imagination. No samples, no instructions, no rules-just create! Registration is not required for this event but supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

Homeschool families are welcome to get creative in the Children's Activity Room today between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 PM. We'll provide a variety of craft supplies and art tools--you supply the imagination. No samples, no instructions, no rules-just create! Registration is not required for this event but supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Movie Matinee

Join us in the Teenscape for a showing of your favorite recent releases! Attending teens will vote on which movie they prefer to see. All movies will be PG-13. 

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

Join us in the Teenscape for a showing of your favorite recent releases! Attending teens will vote on which movie they prefer to see. All movies will be PG-13. 

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

LOCATION: teenscape

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holiday Sing & Stomp

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!! Join Miss Emily & Miss Tracy for a fun, interactive holiday program. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!! Join Miss Emily & Miss Tracy for a fun, interactive holiday program. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel I

Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 6 spaces available.

Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Labs

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Experiment with fun new projects every month!  

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

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

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Experiment with fun new projects every month!  

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Community Meals
CONTACT: Jean Shulman
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Jean Shulman
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MLK Scholarship Group
CONTACT: James Mitchell
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  James Mitchell
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Foster/Adoption Information Meeting

This program is sponsored by DCF

CONTACT: Scott Johnson  scott.johnson@ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This program is sponsored by DCF

CONTACT:
  Scott Johnson
  
  scott.johnson@ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Groton Public Library Book Club

Reader's Choice.  Bring along a book that you think others would like.

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Reader's Choice.  Bring along a book that you think others would like.

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Thursday December 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Poets Consortium

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elaine Bentley Baughn
  860.892.4088
  ebentleybaughn@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.572.9342
  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Life on Parole: Film and Discussion

~Life on Parole, produced in Connecticut with the cooperation of the Department of Corrections and in collaboration with the New York Times and PBS Frontline, follows several former prisoners released on parole, showing in stark detail the punitive rules under which they live. For more than a year, Frontline and The New York Times followed newly released prisoners as they tried to find homes and jobs, reconnect with loved ones and avoid temptation, sometimes discovering that the system created to help them can also hold them back.

Presented by The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University.

Weather date: Tuesday, December 18th
 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

~Life on Parole, produced in Connecticut with the cooperation of the Department of Corrections and in collaboration with the New York Times and PBS Frontline, follows several former prisoners released on parole, showing in stark detail the punitive rules under which they live. For more than a year, Frontline and The New York Times followed newly released prisoners as they tried to find homes and jobs, reconnect with loved ones and avoid temptation, sometimes discovering that the system created to help them can also hold them back.

Presented by The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University.

Weather date: Tuesday, December 18th
 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday December 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

 

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film Christopher Robin (rated PG, 104 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. 

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

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

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

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

 

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film Christopher Robin (rated PG, 104 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday December 17, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
All About the Cloud

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 7 spaces available.

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children First Groton - Education Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Immigration Advocacy & Support Center
CONTACT: Maureen Hicks  860-377-9406
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Maureen Hicks
  860.377.9406
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3rd Tuesday Book Club
CONTACT: Lorraine Sanborn  860-235-0357
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lorraine Sanborn
  860.235.0357
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Smart

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft PowerPoint I

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide; add images, and so much more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide; add images, and so much more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tammy DeLacruz
  860.271.1835
  tammydelacruz@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Kenneth Curry
  860.912.6645
  kcurr61@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday December 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Survivors of Stroke SOS Support Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  pidge37@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday December 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cookie Decorating

Create your own edible cookie masterpieces using frosting and sprinkles. Designed for families with children ages 5 and up, this program does not require registration, but supplies are limited.

 

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

Create your own edible cookie masterpieces using frosting and sprinkles. Designed for families with children ages 5 and up, this program does not require registration, but supplies are limited.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafts for Gifting

Are you ready for the season of giving? Stop by the library to make a gift to share this holiday season. All supplied will be provided.

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Are you ready for the season of giving? Stop by the library to make a gift to share this holiday season. All supplied will be provided.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday December 22, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

Monday December 24, 2018
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cartooning & Comic Workshop

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

CONTACT: Jess Franco  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Jess Franco
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

Thursday December 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
North American Birds of Prey

Birds of prey are known as raptors, which include eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. This program, presented by WINGMASTERS, explains predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and status in a rapidly changing world.  This presentation includes six LIVE birds and is designed for ages 6 and up.  No registration required. *THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED in part by Connecticut Humanities.

CONTACT: Jenn Miele  860-441-6750  reference@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Birds of prey are known as raptors, which include eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. This program, presented by WINGMASTERS, explains predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and status in a rapidly changing world.  This presentation includes six LIVE birds and is designed for ages 6 and up.  No registration required. *THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED in part by Connecticut Humanities.

CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  860.441.6750
  reference@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Tech Center

The Library has open hours for tech assistance! Ask a tech related question and receive one-on-one help, or use our new VHS to DVD converter located in our brand new Tech Center. No appointment necessary.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming Demos

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

  • Sept 27: Machi Koro
  • Oct 25: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Nov 29: Donner Dinner Party
  • Dec 27: Code Monkey Island

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

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

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

  • Sept 27: Machi Koro
  • Oct 25: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Nov 29: Donner Dinner Party
  • Dec 27: Code Monkey Island

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday December 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Legos & Board Games

Have some free time after the holidays? Stop by the library for drop-in Legos and board games. 

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

Have some free time after the holidays? Stop by the library for drop-in Legos and board games. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday December 31, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Noon Year's Eve Party

We have our own Times Square right here at the Library so come and celebrate with us! With a ball drop, music, fun activities and crafts, kids can enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime. All ages welcome, no registration required.

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

We have our own Times Square right here at the Library so come and celebrate with us! With a ball drop, music, fun activities and crafts, kids can enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime. All ages welcome, no registration required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT: Peter  860-441-6750

Receive one-on-one technology help from a tech savvy staff member Just call, or stop by the library to schedule your free 20 minute session.
 
CONTACT:
  Peter
  860.441.6750
  

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closing at 5pm
Tuesday January 1, 2019