Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friendly's FUN-raiser!

How would you like to help the Groton Public Library and enjoy a double scoop of your favorite ice cream? You can do both if you attend the Junior Friends' Friendly's FUN-raiser on Tuesday, July 17th, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Just bring your family and friends to Friendly's at 247 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic and 20% of your total sale will benefit the Groton Public Library. There's never been an easier (or tastier) way to help the Library!

Note: You must present a Friendly's voucher when you place your order for the Library to receive 20% of your purchase. Friendly's vouchers are available in the Children’s Room and at our check-out desks.

How would you like to help the Groton Public Library and enjoy a double scoop of your favorite ice cream? You can do both if you attend the Junior Friends' Friendly's FUN-raiser on Tuesday, July 17th, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Just bring your family and friends to Friendly's at 247 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic and 20% of your total sale will benefit the Groton Public Library. There's never been an easier (or tastier) way to help the Library!

Note: You must present a Friendly's voucher when you place your order for the Library to receive 20% of your purchase. Friendly's vouchers are available in the Children’s Room and at our check-out desks.

 
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Steps
CONTACT:  Beatrice Jennett    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Beatrice Jennett
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockin' Crafts!

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Photo Editing with Pixlr

This free website allows you to upload and edit your photos. Learn the various features of the website, how to save your edited photos and 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.

This free website allows you to upload and edit your photos. Learn the various features of the website, how to save your edited photos and 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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
DDS Meeting
CONTACT:  Kate  860-859-5473  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Kate
  860.859.5473
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

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

Techy Teens and Savvy Seniors is an open computer workshop where senior citizens 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

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 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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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Groton School Secretaries
CONTACT:  J. Panganiban  860-449-7200  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  J. Panganiban
  860.449.7200
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girls on the Run
CONTACT:  Allison    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Allison
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Lullaby Concerts

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SE CT Real Estate Investors

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Mat O'Grady  860-908-8030  ogradymathew@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Mat O'Grady
  860.908.8030
  ogradymathew@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
OBOR: Welcoming Refugees with Start Fresh

Start Fresh has taken up the challenge and welcomed five refugess families to New London. Join us to hear more about their work and to view a short documentary on the local efforts to welcome refugees to the New London Area.

CONTACT:  Betty Anne Reiter    breiter@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Start Fresh has taken up the challenge and welcomed five refugess families to New London. Join us to hear more about their work and to view a short documentary on the local efforts to welcome refugees to the New London Area.

CONTACT:
  Betty Anne Reiter
  
  breiter@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summertime Sing & Stomp

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

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adaptive Sing & Stomp

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tracy / Emily
  860.441.6750
  ttorres@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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Craft: Braided Ear Buds

Listen in style by braiding embroidery thread around your earbuds. Supplies are limited and will be distributed to the first 20 teens that attend. This event is restricted to teens entering grades 6-12. 

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

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

Listen in style by braiding embroidery thread around your earbuds. Supplies are limited and will be distributed to the first 20 teens that attend. This event is restricted to teens entering grades 6-12. 

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet: A Family Performance

Join us for a special family performance by Nickelodeon, a registered quartet of the Barbershop Harmony Society. 

Nickelodeon is an award-winning quartet that has performed before the 2010 WNBA All-Star game at the Mohegan Sun Arena, at the Winnipesaukee Music Festival, Connecticut State Lions' Club Convention, Preston Scarecrow Festival, The Garde Arts Center, New London Food Stroll, annual Preston Community Picnics, and the Lebanon Strawberry Festival. They sang the National Anthem before University of Connecticut women's basketball, Connecticut Sun WNBA, and Norwich Tigers (New York/Penn League) baseball games. 

Nickelodeon is Glenn Reid (lead), Mike Nortz (bass), Bill McGonegal (baritone), and Stephen Anderson (tenor).

This a free, family-friendly performance sponsored by the Circle of Friends. No registration is required.

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

Join us for a special family performance by Nickelodeon, a registered quartet of the Barbershop Harmony Society. 

Nickelodeon is an award-winning quartet that has performed before the 2010 WNBA All-Star game at the Mohegan Sun Arena, at the Winnipesaukee Music Festival, Connecticut State Lions' Club Convention, Preston Scarecrow Festival, The Garde Arts Center, New London Food Stroll, annual Preston Community Picnics, and the Lebanon Strawberry Festival. They sang the National Anthem before University of Connecticut women's basketball, Connecticut Sun WNBA, and Norwich Tigers (New York/Penn League) baseball games. 

Nickelodeon is Glenn Reid (lead), Mike Nortz (bass), Bill McGonegal (baritone), and Stephen Anderson (tenor).

This a free, family-friendly performance sponsored by the Circle of Friends. No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday July 19, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Books by the Banner

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

 
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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  

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
  

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Beginner's Genealogy Club
CONTACT:  Michael Spellmon    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Karaoke Night

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

Friday July 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

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

Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this class. Learn what type of equipment you need to get started, along with what internet plans work best for your streaming needs. Take a closer look at what streaming services are available and how to use them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this class. Learn what type of equipment you need to get started, along with what internet plans work best for your streaming needs. Take a closer look at what streaming services are available and how to use them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday Family Art

Join us for Friday Family Art and learn about renown artists and their different techniques with North Haven artist Aimee Jeanette-Bimonte. We'll explore realistic drawing using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, paints, pastels and charcoal. These fun-filled sessions are recommended for ages 7 and older. Families are encouraged to come and create together!

Fridays in July:

July 6th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 13th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 20th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 27th, 1:30-3:00 PM 

Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 15 families. 

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 us for Friday Family Art and learn about renown artists and their different techniques with North Haven artist Aimee Jeanette-Bimonte. We'll explore realistic drawing using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, paints, pastels and charcoal. These fun-filled sessions are recommended for ages 7 and older. Families are encouraged to come and create together!

Fridays in July:

July 6th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 13th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 20th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 27th, 1:30-3:00 PM 

Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 15 families. 

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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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Coder Camp: Music Videos

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday July 21, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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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  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

 

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
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

 
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9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
MOMS Club of Groton Ledyard Mystic Stonington

MOMS Club open house CHIP event. The child identification program run by the CT free masons foundation provides tools for child identification in the event that your child goes missing.

This program is not sponored by the Groton Public Library

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

MOMS Club open house CHIP event. The child identification program run by the CT free masons foundation provides tools for child identification in the event that your child goes missing.

This program is not sponored by the Groton Public Library

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WHS Reunion Prep
CONTACT:  Joan Stanley  860-941-6777  j.stanley@snet.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Joan Stanley
  860.941.6777
  j.stanley@snet.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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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 Sherlock Gnomes (Rated PG, 83 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, 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 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 Sherlock Gnomes (Rated PG, 83 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, 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 about the Junior Friends, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday July 22, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed
Monday July 23, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday Musical Matinee

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly musical with us! 

Movie titles:

July 9th: Coco (Rated PG, 109 minutes)

July 16th: Rock Dog (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

July 23rd: Sing! (Rated PG, 108 minutes)

July 30th: The Greatest Showman (Rated PG, 105 minutes)

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

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly musical with us! 

Movie titles:

July 9th: Coco (Rated PG, 109 minutes)

July 16th: Rock Dog (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

July 23rd: Sing! (Rated PG, 108 minutes)

July 30th: The Greatest Showman (Rated PG, 105 minutes)

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@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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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Education
CONTACT:  Lee White    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lee White
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Reading Picnic with Susan Kietzman

~Summer Reading Picnic

Bring a beach chair, a sandwich, and your favorite summer read to the library. Mystic Author Susan Kietzman will give a brief talk about her latest novel, It Started in June, followed by book recommendations by all picnickers! Susan will provide lemonade and cookies. And one lucky winner will go home with a signed copy of It Started in June!

 

 

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

~Summer Reading Picnic

Bring a beach chair, a sandwich, and your favorite summer read to the library. Mystic Author Susan Kietzman will give a brief talk about her latest novel, It Started in June, followed by book recommendations by all picnickers! Susan will provide lemonade and cookies. And one lucky winner will go home with a signed copy of It Started in June!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockin' Crafts!

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Steps
CONTACT:  Beatrice Jennett    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Beatrice Jennett
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

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

Techy Teens and Savvy Seniors is an open computer workshop where senior citizens 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

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 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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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Avalonia Land Conservancy
CONTACT:  Sue Sutherland    suesutherland@snet.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Sue Sutherland
  
  suesutherland@snet.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Lullaby Concerts

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
OBOR: Where We All Came From: Getting Started in Genealogy

Exploring your family's history can provide personal insight and a larger historica perspective about what motivates people to migrate. But where to start? Genealogist Michael Spellmon offers an introduction to genealogical detective work.

CONTACT:  Betty Anne Reiter    breiter@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Exploring your family's history can provide personal insight and a larger historica perspective about what motivates people to migrate. But where to start? Genealogist Michael Spellmon offers an introduction to genealogical detective work.

CONTACT:
  Betty Anne Reiter
  
  breiter@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summertime Sing & Stomp

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

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BTS Boot Camp

Learn to GoGo just like BTS! Ms. Tracy and Ms. Jessa will teach you to dance like your favorite Kpop band. 

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 & Tracy Torres  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Learn to GoGo just like BTS! Ms. Tracy and Ms. Jessa will teach you to dance like your favorite Kpop band. 

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 & Tracy Torres
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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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 - 8:30 PM
Rock and Roll Vinyl Records

Dan Curland, owner of Mystic Disc in downtown Mystic will speak on the current popularity of vinyl records, how to collect and preserve your collection.

Mystic Disc is your traditional record store - filled bins of vinyl LP's ranging from rock to jazz, folk to soul and all points in between. They specialize in rock music from the early '60's right up to today and stock all new vinyl LP releases as well.

Since opening in 1983, they have compiled decades of research on LP records and always match the music with the person.

 

 

 

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

Dan Curland, owner of Mystic Disc in downtown Mystic will speak on the current popularity of vinyl records, how to collect and preserve your collection.

Mystic Disc is your traditional record store - filled bins of vinyl LP's ranging from rock to jazz, folk to soul and all points in between. They specialize in rock music from the early '60's right up to today and stock all new vinyl LP releases as well.

Since opening in 1983, they have compiled decades of research on LP records and always match the music with the person.

 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
New London Community Orchestra
CONTACT:  Makayla  508-667-9920  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Makayla
  508.667.9920
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday July 26, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Books by the Banner

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Steps
CONTACT:  Beatrice Jennett    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Beatrice Jennett
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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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  

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
  

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
GPL Genealogy Club
CONTACT:  Michael Spellmon    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Karaoke Night

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

Friday July 27, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday Family Art

Join us for Friday Family Art and learn about renown artists and their different techniques with North Haven artist Aimee Jeanette-Bimonte. We'll explore realistic drawing using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, paints, pastels and charcoal. These fun-filled sessions are recommended for ages 7 and older. Families are encouraged to come and create together!

Fridays in July:

July 6th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 13th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 20th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 27th, 1:30-3:00 PM 

Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 15 families. 

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 us for Friday Family Art and learn about renown artists and their different techniques with North Haven artist Aimee Jeanette-Bimonte. We'll explore realistic drawing using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, paints, pastels and charcoal. These fun-filled sessions are recommended for ages 7 and older. Families are encouraged to come and create together!

Fridays in July:

July 6th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 13th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 20th, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 27th, 1:30-3:00 PM 

Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 15 families. 

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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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Coder Camp: Music Videos

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday July 28, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thames Valley Rockhounds Family Program

Thames Valley Rockhounds will present a family program focusing on unique geological specimens in the area.  The program is free, open to the public and geared toward families with children in grades 2 and up.

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

Thames Valley Rockhounds will present a family program focusing on unique geological specimens in the area.  The program is free, open to the public and geared toward families with children in grades 2 and up.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday July 29, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed
Monday July 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday Musical Matinee

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly musical with us! 

Movie titles:

July 9th: Coco (Rated PG, 109 minutes)

July 16th: Rock Dog (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

July 23rd: Sing! (Rated PG, 108 minutes)

July 30th: The Greatest Showman (Rated PG, 105 minutes)

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

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly musical with us! 

Movie titles:

July 9th: Coco (Rated PG, 109 minutes)

July 16th: Rock Dog (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

July 23rd: Sing! (Rated PG, 108 minutes)

July 30th: The Greatest Showman (Rated PG, 105 minutes)

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
  kbalentine@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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Peace Officer's Journey hosted by Kevin Booker Jr.

Community Conversation hosted by Kevin Booker Jr.

We do not always see positive images of police officers in our communities.  Come and hear from some "Peace" Officers about their journey to becoming positive community leaders.  We will hear from individuals from marginalized communities who have had positive relationships and interactions with police officers.  Also, we will discuss that there are good and bad apples in every profession and how to create bridges among police officers in your community. 

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

Community Conversation hosted by Kevin Booker Jr.

We do not always see positive images of police officers in our communities.  Come and hear from some "Peace" Officers about their journey to becoming positive community leaders.  We will hear from individuals from marginalized communities who have had positive relationships and interactions with police officers.  Also, we will discuss that there are good and bad apples in every profession and how to create bridges among police officers in your community. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 July 31, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Junior Friends' Toiletry Drive

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

Summer is a popular time for family travel. If your summer vacation includes a hotel stay, please save your unused hotel toiletries for the Junior Friends. The Junior Friends are collecting unopened soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, razors, shower caps, deodorant and other travel-size products to donate to area homeless and women’s shelters. Please help us pay it forward! Bring all your toiletries to the Junior Friends’ collection bin in the Children’s Room by Tuesday, July 31st.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockin' Crafts!

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

Techy Teens and Savvy Seniors is an open computer workshop where senior citizens 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

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 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 - 6:45 PM
Lullaby Concerts

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
One Book One Region programming
CONTACT:  Betty Anne Reiter    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Betty Anne Reiter
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summertime Sing & Stomp

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

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adaptive Sing & Stomp

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tracy / Emily
  860.441.6750
  ttorres@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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Music Jeopardy!

Name that Tune! Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to name music from video games, movies, the radio, and more. All supplies will be provided. Registration is not required.

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

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

Name that Tune! Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to name music from video games, movies, the radio, and more. All supplies will be provided. Registration is not required.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Sandra Couillard
  860.886.7500
  scouillard@waterfordcs.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CT Author Trail: Connecticut Rock and Roll: A History

~Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State's influence on the history of rock'n'roll deserves recognition. Connecticut's musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven's Five Satins, Gene Pitney's rise to fame, and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix's spellbinding performance at Yale's Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan's appearance at Branford's Indian Neck Folk Festival. With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never-before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene.

A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Tony Renzoni is a rock 'n' roll enthusiast and an avid collector of rock memorabilia, amassing a record collection of over ten thousand vinyl records. He has authored over one thousand weekly guest columns published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and website. During a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government, many as a district manager in Fairfield County, Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency's highest honor award.

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

~Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State's influence on the history of rock'n'roll deserves recognition. Connecticut's musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven's Five Satins, Gene Pitney's rise to fame, and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix's spellbinding performance at Yale's Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan's appearance at Branford's Indian Neck Folk Festival. With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never-before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene.

A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Tony Renzoni is a rock 'n' roll enthusiast and an avid collector of rock memorabilia, amassing a record collection of over ten thousand vinyl records. He has authored over one thousand weekly guest columns published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and website. During a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government, many as a district manager in Fairfield County, Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency's highest honor award.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday August 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Books by the Banner

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

 
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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  

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
  

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Karaoke Night

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

Sing your heart out at the Groton Public Library! Bring your friends for a fun evening of YouTube karaoke. Each week will feature a different genre of music:

  • July 5 - Disney
  • July 12 - Pop
  • July 19 - Throwback 
  • July 16 - Rap
  • August 2 - Musicals
  • August 9 - Free Choice 

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 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pleasant Valley Community of Pray and Praise

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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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:  Shanna Bokoff  860-576-9247  ahsctri@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

CONTACT:
  Shanna Bokoff
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Friday August 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adaptive Stories

Join us for a story time designed for adults with developmental disabilities. Each meeting we read stories, make crafts, play trivia, and more! This program is appropriate for attendees and those who assist them.  If you are bringing a group, please let us know so we can prepare enough art supplies. 

This program is inclusive and open to people of all ability levels. Please contact the library for more information, including communication accommodations and other accommodations. 

 

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

Join us for a story time designed for adults with developmental disabilities. Each meeting we read stories, make crafts, play trivia, and more! This program is appropriate for attendees and those who assist them.  If you are bringing a group, please let us know so we can prepare enough art supplies. 

This program is inclusive and open to people of all ability levels. Please contact the library for more information, including communication accommodations and other accommodations. 

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
iPad & iPhone for Beginners

Learn about basic iPad/iPhone features, how to use apps, and browse the Internet using Safari. Please bring your device to class. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

Learn about basic iPad/iPhone features, how to use apps, and browse the Internet using Safari. Please bring your device to class. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Coder Camp: Music Videos

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

GPL is ready to rock and code! Spend the summer making music, coding robots to dance, and filming your own music video. Music videos will be shared at our summer finale event.

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 & Emily Sheehan
  8604416750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday August 4, 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  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

 

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
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

 
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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. This program is free and open to all. No registration required; readers are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

 

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

 

Join us for a chance to  read with our very special guest, Phantom the therapy dog. This program is free and open to all. No registration required; readers are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

 

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Family Craft Program: Painted Vinyl Records

Drop in for an afternoon of crafting as we paint on vinyl records. Make something unique while repurposing old LPs. This program is open to ages 5 and up. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Drop in for an afternoon of crafting as we paint on vinyl records. Make something unique while repurposing old LPs. This program is open to ages 5 and up. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:
  Kara/Tracy
  860.441.6750
  reference@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Sunday August 5, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed
Monday August 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages 0 to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.  Space is limited to the first 12 children.     *After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tentative Adult Program
CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday August 7, 2018
 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockin' Crafts!

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

Sound the horns! Tuesdays are Rockin' Craft Days at the Groton Public Library. Drop-in any time between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make crafts based on our Summer Reading Program theme "Libraries Rock!" Children can make up to three crafts at each event. Our jazzy line-up includes crafts based on musical instruments, songs, sounds, and more.

No registration is necessary.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft Word I

Learn about the layout of the screen, and where to locate various commands. Insert, modify and format text to the way you want it. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

Learn about the layout of the screen, and where to locate various commands. Insert, modify and format text to the way you want it. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

Techy Teens and Savvy Seniors is an open computer workshop where senior citizens 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

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
STEPS
CONTACT:  Beatrice Jennett    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Beatrice Jennett
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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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 - 6:45 PM
Lullaby Concerts

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

~The Groton Public Library will be hosting Tuesday evening family story times at 6 PM beginning on Tuesday, July 3 and running through Tuesday, August 7.  Readers will be members of the community accompanied by teen musicians. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas!

The featured readers will be Carol Pratt on July 3, Stacy Burt on July 10, Juliette Parker July 17,  retired children’s librarian Sue Palmieri on July 24, former children’s librarian Jen Datum on July 31 and second grade teacher Heather Holmes on August 7th.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
OBOR: Refugees are Human Beings

Kevin Booker Jr. moderates a panel discussion exploring the refugee experience.

CONTACT:  Betty Anne Reiter    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Kevin Booker Jr. moderates a panel discussion exploring the refugee experience.

CONTACT:
  Betty Anne Reiter
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summertime Sing & Stomp

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

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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

Enjoy your free lunch from Food Corps and play with friends. Parent attendance is advised. 

 

*Lunch is available from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, or while supplies last.

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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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Iron Chef: Pizza Edition

Join us for our 3rd annual Teen Iron Chef competition! Teams of 4-5 will compete to identify the most spices, demonstrate responsible cooking, and prepare the perfect pizza. Judges from Food Corps., The Bridge Market, and the Groton Public Library will pick one team as our winners. Registration is required.

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

CONTACT:  Jessa Franco  8604416750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are 22 spaces available.

Join us for our 3rd annual Teen Iron Chef competition! Teams of 4-5 will compete to identify the most spices, demonstrate responsible cooking, and prepare the perfect pizza. Judges from Food Corps., The Bridge Market, and the Groton Public Library will pick one team as our winners. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Google Apps

Google offers a set of web applications that help to makes life a bit easier. We will be exploring the various services that are free with a Google account. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

Google offers a set of web applications that help to makes life a bit easier. We will be exploring the various services that are free with a Google account. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Friends' Summer Social & Membership Drive

Join the Junior Friends for pizza and popsicles on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 PM. At this meeting we will discuss previous projects and vote on activities for the new school year. Membership in the Junior Friends is required to attend this meeting but interested participants can join on the spot.

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

Join the Junior Friends for pizza and popsicles on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 PM. At this meeting we will discuss previous projects and vote on activities for the new school year. Membership in the Junior Friends is required to attend this meeting but interested participants can join on the spot.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
GPL Book Club: The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
CONTACT:  Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
Thursday August 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Books by the Banner

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

Join Miss Tracy at Poquonnock Plains Park for an outdoor storytime. Program will feature stories, songs, and playtime. All ages. No registration required.

*In the event of rain, program is canceled.

 

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

 
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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 4
 
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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  

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
  

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch and Play