Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  
Monday January 21, 2019
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Investigation Meeting
CONTACT: Rachel Cox   860-884-9257  rachel.cox@caci.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Rachel Cox 
  860.884.9257
  rachel.cox@caci.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

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

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. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 5 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. This program is presented by Chelsea Groton Bank. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
South East CT RE Investors Meet Up
CONTACT: MarK Skaff  mfskaff@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  MarK Skaff
  
  mfskaff@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Airport Advisory Committee
CONTACT: Carl Strand  860-536-6844
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Carl Strand
  860.536.6844
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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 - 2:30 PM
Social Security Timing

-A seminar on Social Security will be presented with information on when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate Social Security into a tax-efficient retirement income plan.
 Presented by Rick Mattson of Morrin Associated in Groton.  The program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

-A seminar on Social Security will be presented with information on when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate Social Security into a tax-efficient retirement income plan.
 Presented by Rick Mattson of Morrin Associated in Groton.  The program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
All About the Cloud

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hate U Give: Community Conversations with Kevin Booker Jr.

Community activist and grassroots organizer will host a discussion on the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

This discussion will take place between two people from different backgrounds, addressing the themes and ideas presented in the book, The Hate U Give by author Angie Thomas.  Two individuals will share their personal narratives of prejudice, class, race, and difference and their journey of getting to know who each other really are.  Malik and Gail connected through reading the book, The Hate U Give, which enabled them to have honest conversations about issues that we typically would only discuss in our homes.  Come hear about their journey and how this book transformed their lives.

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

Community activist and grassroots organizer will host a discussion on the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

This discussion will take place between two people from different backgrounds, addressing the themes and ideas presented in the book, The Hate U Give by author Angie Thomas.  Two individuals will share their personal narratives of prejudice, class, race, and difference and their journey of getting to know who each other really are.  Malik and Gail connected through reading the book, The Hate U Give, which enabled them to have honest conversations about issues that we typically would only discuss in our homes.  Come hear about their journey and how this book transformed their lives.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday January 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  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
LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Go Be Great

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

CONTACT: Katia Herrera  Kati91hh@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Katia Herrera
  
  Kati91hh@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday January 25, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Windows 10

Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

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

Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Reserve Your Spot Today! Register for a class by calling 860-441-6750 or online at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Tech Center


 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Homeschool Geography Fair

Join homeschooling families celebrate geography! 

Families are asked to bring a project about an explorer or a specific country or region. The project should include research about the explorer or region and/or a handmade craft that reflects the person or area that was studied.

For more information on this Homeschool Fair, please contact Alicia Hansen at aliciamhansen79@gmail.com.

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

Join homeschooling families celebrate geography! 

Families are asked to bring a project about an explorer or a specific country or region. The project should include research about the explorer or region and/or a handmade craft that reflects the person or area that was studied.

For more information on this Homeschool Fair, please contact Alicia Hansen at aliciamhansen79@gmail.com.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday January 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Medicare Seminar: Turning 65

 A presentation on Medicare will discuss the basic parts of Medicare, including Medicare Part A and Part B, Part C Advantage plans, Part D prescription plans and supplemental plan coverage. A Q&A session will be held after.
Presented by Rick Mattson of Morrin Associated in Groton.  The program is free and open to the public.

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

 A presentation on Medicare will discuss the basic parts of Medicare, including Medicare Part A and Part B, Part C Advantage plans, Part D prescription plans and supplemental plan coverage. A Q&A session will be held after.
Presented by Rick Mattson of Morrin Associated in Groton.  The program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Dine Out at Seahorse Restaurant

Lobster, scallops, and clams, oh my! Dine at Seahorse Restaurant, Noank's favorite spot for the freshest seafood, on Saturday, January 26th and Seahorse will donate 10% of your sale to the Groton Public Library. Dine-in only, anytime between the hours of 11:30 AM and 9:30 PM. Start your New Year off right but eating well and helping the Library--at the same time! 

Seahorse Restaurant is located at 65 Marsh Road, Noank, within Spicer's Marina. Visit their website and view their menu at:

http://www.seahorserestaurantct.com/Home

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

Lobster, scallops, and clams, oh my! Dine at Seahorse Restaurant, Noank's favorite spot for the freshest seafood, on Saturday, January 26th and Seahorse will donate 10% of your sale to the Groton Public Library. Dine-in only, anytime between the hours of 11:30 AM and 9:30 PM. Start your New Year off right but eating well and helping the Library--at the same time! 

Seahorse Restaurant is located at 65 Marsh Road, Noank, within Spicer's Marina. Visit their website and view their menu at:

http://www.seahorserestaurantct.com/Home

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

Sunday January 27, 2019
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SNEAK (Southern New England Agility Klub)
CONTACT: Lauren Jorgensen  laurenappy@charter.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Lauren Jorgensen
  
  laurenappy@charter.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday January 28, 2019
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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.     *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.     *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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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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

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

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

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, 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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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Kate McDonald
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SECT -SCORE

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

CONTACT: Ward Feirer  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  
  wfeirer@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 January 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool 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
Connecticut Community Care
CONTACT: Carol Weber  860-227-2854  carol.weber@ctcommunitycare.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Carol Weber
  860.227.2854
  carol.weber@ctcommunitycare.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
STEPS
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Groton Office of Planning & Development

Joint Land Use Implementation

CONTACT: Deborah Jones  djones@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Joint Land Use Implementation

CONTACT:
  Deborah Jones
  
  djones@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SNOW DATE -Groton Office of Planning & Development

Joint Land Use Implementation

CONTACT: Deborah Jones  djones@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Joint Land Use Implementation

CONTACT:
  Deborah Jones
  
  djones@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Families of Addicts Informational Session

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Brandon Meuse  860-303-8571
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Brandon Meuse
  860.303.8571
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday January 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  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
LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GPL Genealogy Club

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday February 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day

Groton Public Library is celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day. Please bring your children to the HEART of YOUR community and have your child experience the Library as their place of discovery!

In honor of this special day, the Library will celebrate Stretch the Giraffe’s birthday with a book bash!  The party will include drop-in activities and crafts based on favorite children's books.  Events will take place between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with birthday cake at 11:00 a.m.  No registration is required. Families are encouraged to drop in!

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

Groton Public Library is celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day. Please bring your children to the HEART of YOUR community and have your child experience the Library as their place of discovery!

In honor of this special day, the Library will celebrate Stretch the Giraffe’s birthday with a book bash!  The party will include drop-in activities and crafts based on favorite children's books.  Events will take place between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with birthday cake at 11:00 a.m.  No registration is required. Families are encouraged to drop in!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday February 4, 2019
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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.     *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.     *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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Information Session on Foster Care and Adoption

Sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  Please call 1-888-KID-HERO or visit the website www.ctfosteradopt.com for more information.

CONTACT: Ann Barry  1-888-543-4376  ann.barry@ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  Please call 1-888-KID-HERO or visit the website www.ctfosteradopt.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  Ann Barry
  1.888.543.4376
  ann.barry@ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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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
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@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 - 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
  

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is 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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel I

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

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

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

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Crafting for a Cause

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
RiseUp Mystic
CONTACT: Jason Hine
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jason Hine
  
  

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 February 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  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
LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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6:30 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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6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
CT/RI Coastal Flyfishers

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.572.9342
  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ken Spencer
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Friday February 8, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft PowerPoint I

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide; add images, and so much more.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide; add images, and so much more.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jazz @ Lincoln Center Concert

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

  Blood On The Fields

Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus

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

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

  Blood On The Fields

Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his landmark oratorio Blood on the Fields. An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday February 9, 2019
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
STEPS
CONTACT: Beatrice Jennett  860-961-2247
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Beatrice Jennett
  860.961.2247
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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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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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Citizens Climate Control
CONTACT: Roger Kuhns  860-910-8525
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Roger Kuhns
  860.910.8525
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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. 

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. 

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

Sunday February 10, 2019
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sociable Senior Singles
CONTACT: Ann Wimsey  860-326-7309
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Ann Wimsey
  860.326.7309
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday February 11, 2019
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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.     *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.     *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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

 

**2/11/2019 only, Job Club will be available in the Public Computer Area. Please ask the Information Desk for assistance. 

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.

 

**2/11/2019 only, Job Club will be available in the Public Computer Area. Please ask the Information Desk for assistance. 

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

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Building a Credit Score

Sponsored by Liberty Bank. 

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

Sponsored by Liberty Bank. 

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Toastmaster Area 42
CONTACT: Jennifer Cimilluca  860-301-9402  jencimillucadist53@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Cimilluca
  860.301.9402
  jencimillucadist53@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bridgewater Estates Board Meeting
CONTACT: Lindsey  management@myCapitalTeam.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Lindsey
  
  management@myCapitalTeam.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop-In Stories

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

Children ages 2+ 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 preschool readiness. 

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Smartphones for Beginners

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

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

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

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Labs

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
South Eastern CT Women's Network
CONTACT: Kate Bellandese  860.437.3668
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Kate Bellandese
  860.437.3668  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
GPL Book Club: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas. It follows events in the life of a 16-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend.

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

The Hate U Give is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas. It follows events in the life of a 16-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
L&M Community Outreach
CONTACT: Anne Campbell Jessica Resto  Jessica.Resto@LMHosp.org
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell Jessica Resto
  
  Jessica.Resto@LMHosp.org

 
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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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel 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 7 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 7 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Groton Para's
CONTACT: Heidi Hallissey
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Heidi Hallissey
  
  

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

Thursday February 14, 2019
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9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Valentine's Day Sweets Sale

It's Valentine's Day and there's no better time to treat your special someone to a decadent chocolate morsel! That's why the Circle of Friends will be on hand at the Library entrance from 9:30 AM to 2:30 p.m. to sell delicious homemade treats. All proceeds benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your love for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services they offer! Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) are greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim in the Children’s Room for more information or to donate.

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

It's Valentine's Day and there's no better time to treat your special someone to a decadent chocolate morsel! That's why the Circle of Friends will be on hand at the Library entrance from 9:30 AM to 2:30 p.m. to sell delicious homemade treats. All proceeds benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your love for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services they offer! Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) are greatly appreciated. See Miss Kim in the Children’s Room for more information or to donate.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  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
CONTACT:
  Liz Palazzo
  860.451.8302
  palazzo.liz6@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Circle of Friends Book and Bake Sale

February is Love Your Library Month.  Show your love of your library and get some sweet deals on reads and sweets at the Circle of Friends Sale.

February is Love Your Library Month.  Show your love of your library and get some sweet deals on reads and sweets at the Circle of Friends Sale.

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

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

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Queer Lit

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Our first meeting is a Book Tasting Social, a chance to get to know each other and the books we will be reading. We will also be distributing March's book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Copies of the book are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Our first meeting is a Book Tasting Social, a chance to get to know each other and the books we will be reading. We will also be distributing March's book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Copies of the book are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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

 
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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

Friday February 15, 2019
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cupid's Games

Valentine's Day may be over, but the fun doesn't have to stop! Try your hand at playing Cupid's love games with breaking hears, writing love letters with candy, oreo racing, and more. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.

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

Valentine's Day may be over, but the fun doesn't have to stop! Try your hand at playing Cupid's love games with breaking hears, writing love letters with candy, oreo racing, and more. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.

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

Saturday February 16, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Waterford High School 50th Reunion Committee Meeting
CONTACT: Suzan Perritt  suzan@dsi2.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Suzan Perritt
  
  suzan@dsi2.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
New London Doll Club

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Elizabeth Wadsworth  860-377-3908  lizwadsworth65@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Wadsworth
  860.377.3908
  lizwadsworth65@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film Smallfoot (Rated PG, 96 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. 

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

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

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

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

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the recently-released family film Smallfoot (Rated PG, 96 minutes). Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday February 18, 2019
 
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Tuesday February 19, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Facebook for Beginners

Learn the ins and outs of the popular social networking site, Facebook. Dive right into finding friends and family, writing a post, and navigating the security settings. To follow along with the instructor, please bring your login information to class. Otherwise this class will be presented in more of a lecture style.

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.

Learn the ins and outs of the popular social networking site, Facebook. Dive right into finding friends and family, writing a post, and navigating the security settings. To follow along with the instructor, please bring your login information to class. Otherwise this class will be presented in more of a lecture style.

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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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Madden Tournament

Join us in Teenscape for an exciting gaming tournament featuring Madden 2019! Challenge your friends to see who is best at the game. There are prizes for the winning players. Please contact the Library for information about rules and regulations.

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

Join us in Teenscape for an exciting gaming tournament featuring Madden 2019! Challenge your friends to see who is best at the game. There are prizes for the winning players. Please contact the Library for information about rules and regulations.

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
  860.441.6750
  jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lottie Scott: Deep South - Deep North: A Family's Journey

Norwich native, longtime Civil Rights Activist and former president of the NAACP will speak about her book Deep South- Deep North : A Family's Journey. In Deep South- Deep North: A Family's Journey, Scott tells both the heartbreaking and triumphant tale of her maturation into adulthood against a racially-charged, impoverished, yet fiercely loving backdrop in Longtown, South Carolina.

Under the cloud of racial discrimination, difficult farm working conditions, and family tensions, Scott describes the unbreakable bonds of love that eventually emerged to forever bind her family members together.  As the passing years turn to decades, and family members move north, Scott reveals how these bonds of love become a transformative power, forever altering the lives of each member of her family.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Norwich native, longtime Civil Rights Activist and former president of the NAACP will speak about her book Deep South- Deep North : A Family's Journey. In Deep South- Deep North: A Family's Journey, Scott tells both the heartbreaking and triumphant tale of her maturation into adulthood against a racially-charged, impoverished, yet fiercely loving backdrop in Longtown, South Carolina.

Under the cloud of racial discrimination, difficult farm working conditions, and family tensions, Scott describes the unbreakable bonds of love that eventually emerged to forever bind her family members together.  As the passing years turn to decades, and family members move north, Scott reveals how these bonds of love become a transformative power, forever altering the lives of each member of her family.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel 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

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

 
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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

Thursday February 21, 2019
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Survivors of Stroke SOS Support Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  pidge37@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

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

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Beginner's Genealogy Club

Beginner's Genealogy Club

CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Beginner's Genealogy Club

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday February 22, 2019
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3:30 PM - 5:00 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:

  • January 18: Munchkins
  • February: Pandemic
  • March: Forbidden Island
  • April: Trivial Pursuit
  • May: Super Fight

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:

  • January 18: Munchkins
  • February: Pandemic
  • March: Forbidden Island
  • April: Trivial Pursuit
  • May: Super Fight

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

Monday February 25, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day!

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

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

Not yet a member of the Junior Friends? Just pick up a membership application in the Children’s Room. Membership includes a membership card, 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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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Kate McDonald
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SECT -SCORE

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

CONTACT: Ward Feirer  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  
  wfeirer@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 February 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
All About the Cloud

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. 

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

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

Learn what the cloud is, how it works, and of course how to use it. Please bring your smart device to class in order to gain hands on experience. 

Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book-a-Tech

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

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

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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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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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Streaming Music

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music 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.

Music is a staple in our lives, but sometimes the radio just doesn’t cut it. In this class we will learn about what music 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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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
Green Book in New England: Community Conversations with Kevin Booker Jr.

~The Negro Travelers' Green Book was an annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread.

Green wrote his guide to services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans, eventually expanding its coverage from the New York area to much of North America, as well as founding a travel agency.

This Community Conversation will shed light on the black experience and their travels from South to North.

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

~The Negro Travelers' Green Book was an annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread.

Green wrote his guide to services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans, eventually expanding its coverage from the New York area to much of North America, as well as founding a travel agency.

This Community Conversation will shed light on the black experience and their travels from South to North.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday February 28, 2019
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open Tech Center

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

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GPL Genealogy Club

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT: Michael Spellmon  860-441-6750  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Meet with other people interested in researching their family history and learn about research techniques, databases, websites and everything genealogy related. This meeting tends to be for the more advanced researcher.

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  860.441.6750
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday March 2, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sit, Stay, Read

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Monday March 4, 2019
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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.     *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.     *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