Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

Monday September 24, 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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Dan Butterworth    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Dan Butterworth
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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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 - 7:00 PM
Avalonia Land Conservancy
CONTACT:  Chuck  860-961-0255  
 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
National Voter Registration Day

Sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of SECT

CONTACT:  Irene Weiss  860-536-3926  
LOCATION: Public Space

Sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of SECT

CONTACT:
  Irene Weiss
  860.536.3926
  

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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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
Voting Matters: a Community Conversation hosted by Kevin Booker Jr.

~~"Be Informed.  Use your Voice.  VOTE!"  We will discuss voting rights, a brief history of voting in the United States, the importance of voting, and voter registration.  This is a great event for anyone interested in learning more about the voting process and how to encourage others to get involved

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

~~"Be Informed.  Use your Voice.  VOTE!"  We will discuss voting rights, a brief history of voting in the United States, the importance of voting, and voter registration.  This is a great event for anyone interested in learning more about the voting process and how to encourage others to get involved

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Smart

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ledge Light Health District
CONTACT:  Jennifer Muggeo, MPH    jmuggeo@llhd.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Muggeo, MPH
  
  jmuggeo@llhd.org

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 - 7:30 PM
MLK Scholarship Group
CONTACT:  James Mitchell  860-333-4666  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  James Mitchell
  860.333.4666
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Groton's Right to Vote PAC

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
One Book One Region Author visit @ Connecticut College

Meet author of Exit West Mohsin Hamid. This is the culmination of the One Book One Region programming. This event does not require registration and takes place at Connecticut College Palmer Auditorium.

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

Meet author of Exit West Mohsin Hamid. This is the culmination of the One Book One Region programming. This event does not require registration and takes place at Connecticut College Palmer Auditorium.

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

Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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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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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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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MLK Scholarship Group
CONTACT:  James Mitchell    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  James Mitchell
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
NAFI CT

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Rio Comaduran  860-207-7383  riocomaduran@nafi.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Rio Comaduran
  860.207.7383
  riocomaduran@nafi.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming Demos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday September 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Avalonia
CONTACT:  Chuck Toal  860-961-0255  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Chuck Toal
  860.961.0255
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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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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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Local History Fair
CONTACT:  Michael Spellmon    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday September 30, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Key Club

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

CONTACT:  Jonathan Tan  860-389-6521  19tanj@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

CONTACT:
  Jonathan Tan
  860.389.6521
  19tanj@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Monday October 1, 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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Immigration Advocacy & Support Center
CONTACT:  Maureen Hicks    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Maureen Hicks
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SECT Federation of Democratic Women
CONTACT:  Naomi Rodriquez  860-381-9209  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Naomi Rodriquez
  860.381.9209
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children First Groton- School Readiness Council

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

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

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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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1:00 PM - 1:30 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: Children's Activity Room

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: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Soroptimist
CONTACT:  Kathy Green  860-367-4583  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Kathy Green
  860.367.4583
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

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

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

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

*This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Sandra Couillard
  860.886.7500
  scouillard@waterfordcs.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
NAFI CT

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Rio Comaduran  860-207-7383  riocomaduran@nafi.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Rio Comaduran
  860.207.7383
  riocomaduran@nafi.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The World and everything in It.
CONTACT:  Darcy Bruz   860-772-5159  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Darcy Bruz 
  860.772.5159
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ken Spencer
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee with the Council

This event is sponsored by the Groton Town Council 

CONTACT:  David Atwater  860-415-9100  DAtwater@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

This event is sponsored by the Groton Town Council 

CONTACT:
  David Atwater
  860.415.9100
  DAtwater@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wightman Burial Ground
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Service Saturdays

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

October 6 - Fall Festival
November 10 - Escape Room
December 8 - Craft Bazaar

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

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

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

October 6 - Fall Festival
November 10 - Escape Room
December 8 - Craft Bazaar

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday October 8, 2018
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CSEA Local 416
CONTACT:  Doug Smith  860-326-0734  dougs357nq@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Doug Smith
  860.326.0734
  dougs357nq@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Is a Facebook Business Page Right for Your Small Business?

Facebook is for branding, community-building, and customer engagement that may lead to sales. There are benefits but also misconceptions about having an active social media strategy for your business. Our community education specialist will teach you how to start a business page and understand the difference between a business page and a personal page. You’ll also learn the difference between a social media presence and a social media strategy. Space is limted, and registration is required, please sign up online, or call the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank. 

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

Facebook is for branding, community-building, and customer engagement that may lead to sales. There are benefits but also misconceptions about having an active social media strategy for your business. Our community education specialist will teach you how to start a business page and understand the difference between a business page and a personal page. You’ll also learn the difference between a social media presence and a social media strategy. Space is limted, and registration is required, please sign up online, or call the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank. 

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Smith Lake Cemetery
CONTACT:  Kevin Johnson  860-536-1882  kevinljohns72@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Kevin Johnson
  860.536.1882
  kevinljohns72@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How to be a Writer: Getting Started with Susan Kietzman

How to be a Writer: Getting Started is Easier than You Think hosted by local author Susan Kietzman.

This will be a 90-minute class, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

Discussion with writing prompts/exercises, participants should bring along a notebook and pencil/pen and questions!

 

 

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

How to be a Writer: Getting Started is Easier than You Think hosted by local author Susan Kietzman.

This will be a 90-minute class, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

Discussion with writing prompts/exercises, participants should bring along a notebook and pencil/pen and questions!

 

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit Reception
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Labs

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MLK Scholarship Group
CONTACT:  James Mitchell  860-333-4666  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  James Mitchell
  860.333.4666
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

~Lilac Girls By Martha Hall Kelly
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key,inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

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

~Lilac Girls By Martha Hall Kelly
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key,inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Thursday October 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Groton Auxiliary for Child and Family Agency
CONTACT:  Liz Palazzo  860-451-8302  palazzo.liz6@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Children First Groton- Health Workgroup
CONTACT:  Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
NAFI CT

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Rio Comaduran  860-207-7383  riocomaduran@nafi.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Rio Comaduran
  860.207.7383
  riocomaduran@nafi.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Careers in: Military Service

Join us for a night of networking and career exploration! Teens and adults are invited to explore the different branches of the military and meet professionals currently working in the field. Representatives from all levels and branches will be present to answer questions, share stories, and network. This is not a recruiting event, rather an educational one. 

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

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

Join us for a night of networking and career exploration! Teens and adults are invited to explore the different branches of the military and meet professionals currently working in the field. Representatives from all levels and branches will be present to answer questions, share stories, and network. This is not a recruiting event, rather an educational one. 

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Poets Consortium

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elaine Bentley Baughn
  860.892.4088
  ebentleybaughn@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.572.9342
  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Friday October 12, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel I

If you work with large amounts of data, then Excel is the answer to all your problems.  In this beginner’s class we will discuss the basic layout of the screen and learn where to locate various commands. Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

If you work with large amounts of data, then Excel is the answer to all your problems.  In this beginner’s class we will discuss the basic layout of the screen and learn where to locate various commands. Gain hands-on experience in creating basic and complex formulas that will help you in developing a firm foundation for all of your Excel skills. Find templates, discover functions, and learn how to format your spreadsheets in order to make them the best that they can be. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center @ Your Library

~~The Groton Public Library has been chosen to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Digital Concert Network to offer broadcasts of concerts held at Lincoln Center in New York City.  The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today.

Gary Buttery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Jazz ensembles and tuba and euphonium Instructor at Connecticut College will act as Jazz Ambassador for the series.  He will present an engaging 10 – 15 minute pre-concert lecture about the instrumentation, the music and the composer.

October's concert is Spaces and combines modern dance with big band jazz in a playful and wildly entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom. Appropriate for all ages in spirit and years, this special concert is the debut performance of a previously unfinished work. Composed with the concept of an “animal ballet” in mind, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces will attempt to recapture the natural fascination we have with the sounds and movements of animals.

 

 

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

~~The Groton Public Library has been chosen to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Digital Concert Network to offer broadcasts of concerts held at Lincoln Center in New York City.  The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today.

Gary Buttery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Jazz ensembles and tuba and euphonium Instructor at Connecticut College will act as Jazz Ambassador for the series.  He will present an engaging 10 – 15 minute pre-concert lecture about the instrumentation, the music and the composer.

October's concert is Spaces and combines modern dance with big band jazz in a playful and wildly entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom. Appropriate for all ages in spirit and years, this special concert is the debut performance of a previously unfinished work. Composed with the concept of an “animal ballet” in mind, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces will attempt to recapture the natural fascination we have with the sounds and movements of animals.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Betty Anne Reiter
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday October 13, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bernie Boylan Author book signing

Local author Bernie Boylan will be available to talk about and sell his books.

Boylan is a survivor of the infantry, Ivy League, divorce, business, and smears.  He has wrtitten 130 books since retirement.  Books will be sold for $4 each and proceeds will be shared with the library.

His books include The Clam Digger, Marice/Marcel, Brad, Bruce and Joan, Friends in the Twilight, God Created a Wildflower. Passing the Baton, Memories of Three Women and Interruptions in Life.

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

Local author Bernie Boylan will be available to talk about and sell his books.

Boylan is a survivor of the infantry, Ivy League, divorce, business, and smears.  He has wrtitten 130 books since retirement.  Books will be sold for $4 each and proceeds will be shared with the library.

His books include The Clam Digger, Marice/Marcel, Brad, Bruce and Joan, Friends in the Twilight, God Created a Wildflower. Passing the Baton, Memories of Three Women and Interruptions in Life.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Monday October 15, 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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Immigration Advocacy & Support Center
CONTACT:  Maureen Hicks    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Maureen Hicks
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bridgewater Estates
CONTACT:  Josue Charles  860-319-0055  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Josue Charles
  860.319.0055
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

Join us in the Teenscape for a showing of your favorite recent releases! Teens will vote between Rampage, Pacific Rim, and Ready Player One. All movies shown in the Teenscape are rated PG-13 or below. 

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

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

Join us in the Teenscape for a showing of your favorite recent releases! Teens will vote between Rampage, Pacific Rim, and Ready Player One. All movies shown in the Teenscape are rated PG-13 or below. 

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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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Groton Paraprofessionals
CONTACT:  Heidi Hallissey  860-917-3036  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Heidi Hallissey
  860.917.3036
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pinterest for Business

As a business, you can engage with millions of people who use Pinterest every day to discover, save and do things that inspire them. Using Pinterest helps you reach new customers, drive traffic back to your website and work on projects together. Come learn how Pinterest can work for your business. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please sign up online, or by contacting the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank.

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

As a business, you can engage with millions of people who use Pinterest every day to discover, save and do things that inspire them. Using Pinterest helps you reach new customers, drive traffic back to your website and work on projects together. Come learn how Pinterest can work for your business. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please sign up online, or by contacting the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Stone Walls of Autumn

~“The Stone Walls of Autumn” presented by professor Robert M. Thorson, the author of Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls (Walker, 2002), a nonfiction bestseller and winner of the Connecticut Book Award
 
Robert M. Thorson is Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut where he juggles teaching, scholarship, and service within the Center for Integrative Geosciences, the Honors Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Anthropology. Originally an Alaskan field geologist, he gradually metamorphosed into a New England professor, author, speaker,  journalist, and consultant.
 
 
 
https://stonewall.uconn.edu/#
 

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

~“The Stone Walls of Autumn” presented by professor Robert M. Thorson, the author of Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls (Walker, 2002), a nonfiction bestseller and winner of the Connecticut Book Award
 
Robert M. Thorson is Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut where he juggles teaching, scholarship, and service within the Center for Integrative Geosciences, the Honors Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Anthropology. Originally an Alaskan field geologist, he gradually metamorphosed into a New England professor, author, speaker,  journalist, and consultant.
 
 
 
https://stonewall.uconn.edu/#
 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tammy DeLacruz
  860.271.1835
  tammydelacruz@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Kenneth Curry
  860.912.6645
  kcurr61@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday October 18, 2018
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Tentative Hold Library Program
CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    
 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  pidge37@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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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 - 9:00 PM
Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA)
CONTACT:  Josh Cansler  860-464-0232  j.cansler@waterauthority.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Friday October 19, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel II

Now that you know the basics, you can dive right in to the more advanced features of Excel. In this hands-on class we gain real life experience by manipulating premade spreadsheets. Learn the difference between Relative and Absolute cell references, how to search the Function Library, and of course the ins and outs of sorting and filtering. This class is designed for users who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

Now that you know the basics, you can dive right in to the more advanced features of Excel. In this hands-on class we gain real life experience by manipulating premade spreadsheets. Learn the difference between Relative and Absolute cell references, how to search the Function Library, and of course the ins and outs of sorting and filtering. This class is designed for users who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday October 20, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bumpers & Books!

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes! From Olivia to The Babysitters Club, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts and games  and vendors too! A prize will be awarded to the best decorated trunk.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-20181

 

 

 

 

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

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes! From Olivia to The Babysitters Club, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts and games  and vendors too! A prize will be awarded to the best decorated trunk.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-20181

 

 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Sunday October 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sociable Senior Singles

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:  Ann Wimsey  860-326-7309  
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Ann Wimsey
  860.326.7309
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday October 22, 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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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Trillium Garden Club
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this 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 8 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 8 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Groton's Right to Vote PAC

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Smart

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 3+ and their caregiver, are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. This class is designed to help to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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Tentative Library Program
CONTACT:  Anne Campbell    
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  
  

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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming Demos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anime Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday October 26, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Access Health Care CT Enrollment
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel III

In this hands-on class we will explore the possibilities of making data visually appealing through the use of charts and graphs.  Participants will also be able to learn how to create pivot tables that enable users to take large data sets and organize them into smaller more manageable spreadsheets. This class is designed for users who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

In this hands-on class we will explore the possibilities of making data visually appealing through the use of charts and graphs.  Participants will also be able to learn how to create pivot tables that enable users to take large data sets and organize them into smaller more manageable spreadsheets. This class is designed for users who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday October 27, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bumpers & Books!

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes! From Olivia to The Babysitters Club, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts and games  and vendors too! A prize will be awarded to the best decorated trunk.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-20181

 

 

 

 

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

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Bumpers & Books, a festive twist on a traditional trunk-or-treat event. The Junior Friends and their families, as well as Library staff and town employees, will be on hand in the Library's back parking lot to give out treats from the trunks of their decorated vehicles. The twist? All the vehicles will be decorated in author and book-related themes! From Olivia to The Babysitters Club, don't miss this boo-ktacular event! There will be crafts and games  and vendors too! A prize will be awarded to the best decorated trunk.

Bumpers n' Books is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to dress in book- or author-related costumes to add to the festivities. The rain date for the event is Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM--1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in decorating your vehicle for display or donating candy and treats, please contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750 or just visit our online sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaa723a1fd0-20181

 

 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday October 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Access Health Care CT Enrollment
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Access Health Care CT Enrollment
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

Just for you and your toddler! Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to explore, learn, and play by using stories, hands-on activities, music, crafts and more. Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Groton's Right to Vote PAC

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Make LinkedIn Work for You

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for business people that most don't use to the full potential. This class will help you get past "Well, I logged in" and help make the site really work for you. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please sign up online, or contact the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank.

CONTACT:  Emily   860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 3 spaces available.

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for business people that most don't use to the full potential. This class will help you get past "Well, I logged in" and help make the site really work for you. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please sign up online, or contact the library at 860-441-6750. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Access Health Care CT Enrollment
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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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Farewell to Betty Anne Reiter
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Face Painting Contest

Get ready for trick-or-treating with a face painting contest. Drop in with a friend, and compete to see who can design the most artistic or scariest makeup. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Winners will receive a small prize. All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Get ready for trick-or-treating with a face painting contest. Drop in with a friend, and compete to see who can design the most artistic or scariest makeup. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Winners will receive a small prize. All supplies will be provided.

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860 441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Access Health Care CT Enrollment
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paws for a Cause

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
2-1-1 Child Care

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

CONTACT:  Valerie Grant    valerie.grant@ctunitedway.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2