Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  

Wednesday May 25, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

This child focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy enriched environment.  Each session will include activities, sensory materials and toys.  No registration is required, just drop-in!

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

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

This child focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy enriched environment.  Each session will include activities, sensory materials and toys.  No registration is required, just drop-in!

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

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Club 306

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

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

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa & Becca
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Not Your Mother's Book Group

We have created a NEW book group for Millennials and Gen Z-ers ages 21-40. Finding your place in the world can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone! In this group we will socialize, try various activities or games and of course talk about books!

This month's theme is Plants and Pets.  Check out a list of suggestions here.  Feel free to interpret the theme however works best for you!

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

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

We have created a NEW book group for Millennials and Gen Z-ers ages 21-40. Finding your place in the world can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone! In this group we will socialize, try various activities or games and of course talk about books!

This month's theme is Plants and Pets.  Check out a list of suggestions here.  Feel free to interpret the theme however works best for you!

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

CONTACT:
  Lindsey Mahn
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

Thursday May 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Stories

Children ages 3-5  are welcome to join Miss Andrea for stories, songs, and activities. Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors on the children's room patio. 

**In the event of inclement weather, please contact the library.

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

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini  860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children ages 3-5  are welcome to join Miss Andrea for stories, songs, and activities. Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors on the children's room patio. 

**In the event of inclement weather, please contact the library.

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

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

Friday May 27, 2022
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Veterans' Coffee House
CONTACT: Ted Pappagallo  tpappagallo@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Library Clean Up Day

Join us for a Library Clean Up Day. Volunteers are needed to help the staff tidy up the Library grounds. We'll meet at the Library entrance and wander the grounds picking up litter and recyclables. Bags will be provided but bring your own work gloves. There's no better way to show your love for the Library and the Earth! For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750.

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

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Join us for a Library Clean Up Day. Volunteers are needed to help the staff tidy up the Library grounds. We'll meet at the Library entrance and wander the grounds picking up litter and recyclables. Bags will be provided but bring your own work gloves. There's no better way to show your love for the Library and the Earth! For more information, contact Miss Kim at 860-441-6750.

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

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

Tuesday May 31, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
By Appointment Book Sale

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

Photo of old book spines in a row.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
People Like Us performance by Artreach

Artreach, Inc. is pleased to present a virtual recording of People Like Us, a 35-minute one-act play to be followed by a facilitated discussion. The play is not only a professional theatrical offering, but is also structured to spark productive community discussion around the issues of diversity, inclusion, and systemic racism. This program is made possible with the support of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and generously funded by Connecticut Humanities and the Groton Public Library Circle of Friends.

This is an in-person event. No registration is necessary.

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

Artreach, Inc. is pleased to present a virtual recording of People Like Us, a 35-minute one-act play to be followed by a facilitated discussion. The play is not only a professional theatrical offering, but is also structured to spark productive community discussion around the issues of diversity, inclusion, and systemic racism. This program is made possible with the support of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and generously funded by Connecticut Humanities and the Groton Public Library Circle of Friends.

This is an in-person event. No registration is necessary.

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

Wednesday June 1, 2022
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Community Outreach for the TVCCA Early Head Start
CONTACT: Stephany  ssantiagovargas@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Back the Blue SECT

The subsidiary group Back the Blue Southeastern Riding Club to meet the first Wednesday of the month to discuss future riding events to support local charity events and the Back the Blue Southeastern CT 3rd Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Event.

 

CONTACT: Maria Nott  860-334-8495  marianott@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

The subsidiary group Back the Blue Southeastern Riding Club to meet the first Wednesday of the month to discuss future riding events to support local charity events and the Back the Blue Southeastern CT 3rd Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Event.

 

CONTACT:
  Maria Nott
  860.334.8495
   marianott@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bumpers & Book Planning Meeting

Would you like to help plan our 7th Annual Bumpers & Books event? The Junior Friends need your input to help make this year's event bigger and better than ever before. Kids, teens and adults are welcome to attend our Bumpers & Books planning committee. Our first meeting is Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00 PM. Join us!

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

Would you like to help plan our 7th Annual Bumpers & Books event? The Junior Friends need your input to help make this year's event bigger and better than ever before. Kids, teens and adults are welcome to attend our Bumpers & Books planning committee. Our first meeting is Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00 PM. Join us!

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Thursday June 2, 2022
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Community Outreach for the TVCCA Early Head Start
CONTACT: Stephany  ssantiagovargas@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
Friday June 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Creative Calisthenics

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Get out of your comfort zone through an exciting and unexpected exercise with paint.

Art workshops use simple, creative actibies to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Series of six workshops. Register for an individual class or whole series.

Hosted by Nurturing Families. Open to teens and adults, registration is required and limited.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

81D4C17B

Get out of your comfort zone through an exciting and unexpected exercise with paint.

Art workshops use simple, creative actibies to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Series of six workshops. Register for an individual class or whole series.

Hosted by Nurturing Families. Open to teens and adults, registration is required and limited.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

*We will contact you when your bundle is available for pick-up.

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

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

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

*We will contact you when your bundle is available for pick-up.

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

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Take & Make

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

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

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov

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

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

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

Saturday June 4, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outdoor Book Sale

The Circle of Friends is having an Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, June 4th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Look for us at the Library's entrance. We'll have a great selection of new and gently-used books up for grabs, as well as DVDs, audiobooks, and games. All items are "Name Your Own Price" and proceeds from the Circle of Friends' Book Sale benefit the Groton Public Library. Get the goods before they're gone. This sale is 3 hours only!

 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Circle of Friends is having an Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, June 4th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Look for us at the Library's entrance. We'll have a great selection of new and gently-used books up for grabs, as well as DVDs, audiobooks, and games. All items are "Name Your Own Price" and proceeds from the Circle of Friends' Book Sale benefit the Groton Public Library. Get the goods before they're gone. This sale is 3 hours only!

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
SECT AAPC
CONTACT: Jennifer Vincent  j.vincent0122@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Vincent
  
   j.vincent0122@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shred-It Day

It is the perfect time of year to start cleaning out all of your old files! The Groton Public Library and Liberty Bank are hosting a free shredding event in the library’s parking lot on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring up to three file-sized boxes for complimentary safe and secure shredding.

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

It is the perfect time of year to start cleaning out all of your old files! The Groton Public Library and Liberty Bank are hosting a free shredding event in the library’s parking lot on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring up to three file-sized boxes for complimentary safe and secure shredding.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Monday June 6, 2022
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Trillium Garden Club

Monthly Meeting to be held in the back garden

CONTACT: Linda Hewitt
LOCATION: Public Space

Monthly Meeting to be held in the back garden

CONTACT:
  Linda Hewitt 
  
  

LOCATION: Public Space

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's First Groton Leadership Meeting
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  grotonchildrenfirst@gmail.com
 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

You already love the Groton Public Library, so why not become more involved with us? Join the Circle of Friends! We're hosting our Monthly Meetup on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Stop by and meet some of our Friends, join on the spot (membership is free!), and learn about all the wonderful things the Friends do to support our Library. We'd love for you to become an active member of our Friends group and help make a lasting difference in our community.

For more information, contact Kim at the Library at (860) 441-6750 or Circle of Friends President Angela Houghton at gpl.circleoffriends@gmail.com.

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

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

You already love the Groton Public Library, so why not become more involved with us? Join the Circle of Friends! We're hosting our Monthly Meetup on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Stop by and meet some of our Friends, join on the spot (membership is free!), and learn about all the wonderful things the Friends do to support our Library. We'd love for you to become an active member of our Friends group and help make a lasting difference in our community.

For more information, contact Kim at the Library at (860) 441-6750 or Circle of Friends President Angela Houghton at gpl.circleoffriends@gmail.com.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pequot Cyclists

Board meeting for non-profit bicycle group in Groton. 

CONTACT: Laura O'Connell  860-319-6439  laura.oconnell@att.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Board meeting for non-profit bicycle group in Groton. 

CONTACT:
  Laura O'Connell
  860.319.6439
   laura.oconnell@att.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Wednesday June 8, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Club 306

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

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

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa & Becca
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Spyglass Hill Townhomes

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Libary

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Libary

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday June 9, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Craft Buffet

Dust off your creativity and join us for a Craft Buffet! We will be putting out our surplus craft supplies to get you inspired. What can you make?

This program is open to all ages. 

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

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini & Tracy Torres  860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Dust off your creativity and join us for a Craft Buffet! We will be putting out our surplus craft supplies to get you inspired. What can you make?

This program is open to all ages. 

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

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini & Tracy Torres
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Medicare Basics: Turning 65

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will discuss the basic parts of Medicare including Medicare Parts A and B, Part C Advantage plans, Part D prescription plans, and supplemental plan coverage. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are 25 spaces available.

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will discuss the basic parts of Medicare including Medicare Parts A and B, Part C Advantage plans, Part D prescription plans, and supplemental plan coverage. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are 25 spaces available.

Friday June 10, 2022
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Veterans' Coffee House
CONTACT: Ted Pappagallo  tpappagallo@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Mandala Poetry

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Madala Poetry will help you learn to be present in the moment while being more conscious of inner thoughts and feelings.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Madala Poetry will help you learn to be present in the moment while being more conscious of inner thoughts and feelings.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday June 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Girl Scouts of CT
CONTACT: Mary Jane Graham  703-606-4488  mj_graham@att.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Mary Jane Graham
  703.606.4488
   mj_graham@att.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Junior Friends Family Film & Fundraiser

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the family-friendly film,The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Rated PG, 109 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. Bring a blanket and pillow and get cozy as you enjoy a film on the big screen! 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present the family-friendly film,The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Rated PG, 109 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. Bring a blanket and pillow and get cozy as you enjoy a film on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday June 13, 2022
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Avalonia Land Conservancy
CONTACT: Bonnie Castellani  bonnie.castellani@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
Tuesday June 14, 2022
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Senior Cinema

Seniors are invited to join us the second Tuesday of every month for a free movie, freshly-popped popcorn, and iced-cold lemonade. These early-bird showings begin at 9:30 AM and may feature cinema classics, new releases, or documentaries.

Upcoming Movie Titles:

  • Tuesday, June 14: Poms (Rated PG-13, 91 minutes)
  • Tuesday, July 12: West Side Story (Rated PG-13, 156 minutes)
  • Tuesday, August 9: Death on the Nile (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes)
CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Seniors are invited to join us the second Tuesday of every month for a free movie, freshly-popped popcorn, and iced-cold lemonade. These early-bird showings begin at 9:30 AM and may feature cinema classics, new releases, or documentaries.

Upcoming Movie Titles:

  • Tuesday, June 14: Poms (Rated PG-13, 91 minutes)
  • Tuesday, July 12: West Side Story (Rated PG-13, 156 minutes)
  • Tuesday, August 9: Death on the Nile (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes)
CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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3:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Noche Fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Join the Circle of Friends for a Noche Fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in downtown Mystic. Just dine-in or order takeout from Margaritas between the hours of 3:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Margaritas will donate 20% of your sale to the Groton Public Library. No dining voucher is necessary. Just tell your server you are dining for the Library. It's that easy and that delicious!

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

Join the Circle of Friends for a Noche Fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in downtown Mystic. Just dine-in or order takeout from Margaritas between the hours of 3:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Margaritas will donate 20% of your sale to the Groton Public Library. No dining voucher is necessary. Just tell your server you are dining for the Library. It's that easy and that delicious!

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

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

Like to make crafts? Then join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Crafting for Cause on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM. 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! 

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.

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

 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Like to make crafts? Then join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library for Crafting for Cause on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM. 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! 

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.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GPL Book Group: This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples

On an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake, within the small town of Geshig at the hub of the rez, two men enter into a secret romance. Marion Lafournier, a midtwenties gay Ojibwe man, begins a relationship with his former classmate Shannon, a heavily closeted white man. While Marion is far more open about his sexuality, neither is immune to the realities of the lives of gay men in small towns and closed societies.

All CT Reads Adult selection. All CT Reads is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development and partners with the Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut Association for School Librarians (CASL), and the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

On an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake, within the small town of Geshig at the hub of the rez, two men enter into a secret romance. Marion Lafournier, a midtwenties gay Ojibwe man, begins a relationship with his former classmate Shannon, a heavily closeted white man. While Marion is far more open about his sexuality, neither is immune to the realities of the lives of gay men in small towns and closed societies.

All CT Reads Adult selection. All CT Reads is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development and partners with the Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut Association for School Librarians (CASL), and the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

Wednesday June 15, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
USA Dance Chapter 3026 Board Meeting
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
Thursday June 16, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children’s First F/C Meeting
CONTACT: Kevin Trejo
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stroke Support Group
CONTACT: Phyllis Walsh  860-848-0381
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Friday June 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Dual Emotions

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Dual Emotions will explore the relationship between different emotions experienced at once.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Dual Emotions will explore the relationship between different emotions experienced at once.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday June 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Crafty Kids

Make a Father's Day Card

Stop in the Children's Room to make dad or your special someone a Father's Day card!

*While supplies last.

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

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

Make a Father's Day Card

Stop in the Children's Room to make dad or your special someone a Father's Day card!

*While supplies last.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Juneteenth Live Concert

Vocalist Nekita Waller will celebrate Juneteeth through her musical performance. Her repertoire brings a mix of pop, Motown, soul, Jazz and classic rock favorites with original music and includes works by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tower to Power and more.

Nekita was the first African American Connecticut State Troubadour. Her diverse musical journey has taken her through chorus groups, musical theater, Hartt School of Music, Gospel in church, and mentoring and performing with many independent artists. Nekita has shared the stage with artists, B.B. King, Ruben Studdard and Dianne Reeves.

If weather permits, concert will be held outdoors in the library's garden area.

This program is generously funded by Connecticut Humanities and Groton Public Library Circle of Friends

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

Vocalist Nekita Waller will celebrate Juneteeth through her musical performance. Her repertoire brings a mix of pop, Motown, soul, Jazz and classic rock favorites with original music and includes works by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tower to Power and more.

Nekita was the first African American Connecticut State Troubadour. Her diverse musical journey has taken her through chorus groups, musical theater, Hartt School of Music, Gospel in church, and mentoring and performing with many independent artists. Nekita has shared the stage with artists, B.B. King, Ruben Studdard and Dianne Reeves.

If weather permits, concert will be held outdoors in the library's garden area.

This program is generously funded by Connecticut Humanities and Groton Public Library Circle of Friends

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

Monday June 20, 2022
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Adult Grab & Go Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Public Space

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

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
There are many spaces available.

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Groton Landing Condominium
CONTACT: Marissa Turnbull  860-319-0055  management@mycapitalteam.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
Wednesday June 22, 2022
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
There are many spaces available.

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

There are many spaces available.

Thursday June 23, 2022
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
There are many spaces available.

Interested in volunteering this summer? Come to one of our training sessions! You'll learn about what our volunteers do, how to register for shifts, and all about summer reading. Training is required for most volunteer positions in the summer. Please register to attend. 

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa Franco
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reduce Your Stress: Get Organized

Sandra Wheeler, Professional Organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, will host the Zoom presentation "Reduce Your Stress: Get Organized!"  In this program, Sandra will share key organizing tips to help you with any space in your home or office. 

Have you dreamed of a less stressful and more organized home/office/life?  Learn how to make those dreams a reality!

Please register on this page, or call 860-889-2365, ext. 128.  You will receive the Zoom link the day of the program.  This program is presented in partnership with Otis, Groton Public, Mystic & Noank, Stonington Free, and Wheeler Libraries. Generously sponsored by the Groton Circle of Friends.

Register for the program here:

https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=OTIS&curID=581871&CFID=48567241&CFTOKEN=89041c1beeeb0170-ABA4FEAD-D4AE-528A-5350B0C04EF60D08

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

Sandra Wheeler, Professional Organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, will host the Zoom presentation "Reduce Your Stress: Get Organized!"  In this program, Sandra will share key organizing tips to help you with any space in your home or office. 

Have you dreamed of a less stressful and more organized home/office/life?  Learn how to make those dreams a reality!

Please register on this page, or call 860-889-2365, ext. 128.  You will receive the Zoom link the day of the program.  This program is presented in partnership with Otis, Groton Public, Mystic & Noank, Stonington Free, and Wheeler Libraries. Generously sponsored by the Groton Circle of Friends.

Register for the program here:

https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=OTIS&curID=581871&CFID=48567241&CFTOKEN=89041c1beeeb0170-ABA4FEAD-D4AE-528A-5350B0C04EF60D08

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

Friday June 24, 2022
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Veterans' Coffee House
CONTACT: Ted Pappagallo  tpappagallo@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1
 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Rhythm and Color

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Rhythm and Color will create collaborations through an experience of musical creativity, artistic inspiration and dynamic energy.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Rhythm and Color will create collaborations through an experience of musical creativity, artistic inspiration and dynamic energy.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday June 25, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family Grab & Go: Bird Houses

Help decorate the Library with this special Grab & Go for families!

Grab: Pick up a bird house during regular Library hours on Saturday, June 25; available while supplies last.
Go: Bring your bird house home and decorate it using your own supplies and talent. Be creative!
Return: Return your completed bird house by Saturday, July 9. We will display them around the Library as part of our Summer Reading Program.

 

CONTACT: Tracy Torres/Andrea Mancini  860-441-6750  reference@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space

Help decorate the Library with this special Grab & Go for families!

Grab: Pick up a bird house during regular Library hours on Saturday, June 25; available while supplies last.
Go: Bring your bird house home and decorate it using your own supplies and talent. Be creative!
Return: Return your completed bird house by Saturday, July 9. We will display them around the Library as part of our Summer Reading Program.

 

CONTACT:
  Tracy Torres/Andrea Mancini
  860.441.6750
   reference@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mystic Paper Beasts Performance

 

  

Join us as we kickoff Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path, with a free performance by Mystic Paper Beasts Mask Theater Company. Marya Ursin will perform original and traditional tales through dance/movement, puppets and masks. The performance is appropriate for all ages.

While you are here register for our summer reading program!

This performance will take place outdoors weather permitting.

The performance is generously funded by the Groton Public Library Circle of Friends.

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

 

  

Join us as we kickoff Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path, with a free performance by Mystic Paper Beasts Mask Theater Company. Marya Ursin will perform original and traditional tales through dance/movement, puppets and masks. The performance is appropriate for all ages.

While you are here register for our summer reading program!

This performance will take place outdoors weather permitting.

The performance is generously funded by the Groton Public Library Circle of Friends.

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

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Advanced Fiction Writing Group
CONTACT: Doreen Schmoegner  DMSchmoegner7@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
Monday June 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
United Way of CT- 211 Child Care
CONTACT: Amanda McCaffrey  amanda.mccaffrey@unitedway.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls on the Run
CONTACT: Kate McDonald  kate.mcdonald@girlsontherun.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Camp Crafts: Wind Chime

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 4 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 4 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CT Sustainable Business Council
CONTACT: Heather Burns  hburns@ctsbcouncil.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofc. Heather and Chase: Office Hours

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT: Ofc. Heather

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

Schedule subject to change. 

CONTACT:
  Ofc. Heather
  
  

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Timing

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will answer questions about when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate it into a tax-efficient retirement income plan. Space is limited; registration is required. 

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are 25 spaces available.

Rick Mattson of Morin Associates, LLC will answer questions about when and how to elect Social Security and how to integrate it into a tax-efficient retirement income plan. Space is limited; registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday June 29, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Explorer's Club

Let’s explore the world around us! Download the app iNaturalist or visit the website to start identifying the insects, plants, and animals you see. All observations will be automatically be added to our Explorer’s Project. Then join us at the Library on alternating weeks to see what we’ve found, troubleshoot any problems, and do a fun activity!

This event is open to teens entering grades 6-12. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Let’s explore the world around us! Download the app iNaturalist or visit the website to start identifying the insects, plants, and animals you see. All observations will be automatically be added to our Explorer’s Project. Then join us at the Library on alternating weeks to see what we’ve found, troubleshoot any problems, and do a fun activity!

This event is open to teens entering grades 6-12. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Not Your Mother's Book Group

We have created a NEW book group for Millennials and Gen Z-ers ages 21-40. Finding your place in the world can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone! In this group we will socialize, try various activities or games and of course talk about books! June's theme is Read the Rainbow: LGBTQIA+ Books.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Lindsey  860-441-6750  lmahn@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

We have created a NEW book group for Millennials and Gen Z-ers ages 21-40. Finding your place in the world can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone! In this group we will socialize, try various activities or games and of course talk about books! June's theme is Read the Rainbow: LGBTQIA+ Books.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.
CONTACT:
  Lindsey
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday June 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Junior Friends' Library Helper Day

Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand! The Junior Friends are hosting their monthly Library Helper Day. 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, outdoor litter pick up, straightening shelves, and special event preparation.

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.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand! The Junior Friends are hosting their monthly Library Helper Day. 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, outdoor litter pick up, straightening shelves, and special event preparation.

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.

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Office Hours & Button Making

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Camp Crafts

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

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

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

CONTACT:
  Lindsey Mahn
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
One Book One Region Kickoff Celebration

This event will be held off site from the Groton Public Library.

Time and exact location will be confirmed ASAP

Join us as we kickoff the 20th Annual Community Read

Program is cosponsored by Libraries of Southeastern CT and Connecticut College. 

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

This event will be held off site from the Groton Public Library.

Time and exact location will be confirmed ASAP

Join us as we kickoff the 20th Annual Community Read

Program is cosponsored by Libraries of Southeastern CT and Connecticut College. 

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

Friday July 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Transformation Collages

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Transformation Collages will inspire transformation of unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns into a positive path.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Transformation Collages will inspire transformation of unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns into a positive path.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Public Space
There are 12 spaces available.

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

*We will contact you when your bundle is available for pick-up.

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

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

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

*We will contact you when your bundle is available for pick-up.

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

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Saturday July 2, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Tuesday July 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Camp Crafts: Paper Bird Kite

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 4 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 4 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday July 6, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Summer Stories

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

Note this programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19.

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

Note this programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19.

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Explorer's Club

Let’s explore the world around us! Download the app iNaturalist or visit the website to start identifying the insects, plants, and animals you see. All observations will be automatically be added to our Explorer’s Project. Then join us at the Library on alternating weeks to see what we’ve found, troubleshoot any problems, and do a fun activity!

This event is open to teens entering grades 6-12. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

Let’s explore the world around us! Download the app iNaturalist or visit the website to start identifying the insects, plants, and animals you see. All observations will be automatically be added to our Explorer’s Project. Then join us at the Library on alternating weeks to see what we’ve found, troubleshoot any problems, and do a fun activity!

This event is open to teens entering grades 6-12. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday July 7, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
STEM Grab & Go

Children ages 5 and older can pick up a grab & go bag with all the supplies needed to complete a STEM activity.  Instructions are included or participants can build along with 4-H representatives in how-to videos on their YouTube channel.
*Available while supplies last.

This program is generously funded by the Circle of Friends.

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

Children ages 5 and older can pick up a grab & go bag with all the supplies needed to complete a STEM activity.  Instructions are included or participants can build along with 4-H representatives in how-to videos on their YouTube channel.
*Available while supplies last.

This program is generously funded by the Circle of Friends.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to create some healthy habits for your body and mind by joining our monthly Book It Around the Library program. Just pick up a step log at the Library’s Information Desk and start recording your daily total. Your goal is to walk 150,000 steps during the month. Turn in your completed log at the end of the month for a chance to win a prize. To help keep you motivated, join us on Thursday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians Book It Around the Library and chat about their favorite reads. Each time you participate in a Thursday morning walk, you will receive a coupon for a free book from our Circle of Friend’s Book Sale Room.

Norte: In the event of inclement weather, the Monday morning walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled. 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to create some healthy habits for your body and mind by joining our monthly Book It Around the Library program. Just pick up a step log at the Library’s Information Desk and start recording your daily total. Your goal is to walk 150,000 steps during the month. Turn in your completed log at the end of the month for a chance to win a prize. To help keep you motivated, join us on Thursday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians Book It Around the Library and chat about their favorite reads. Each time you participate in a Thursday morning walk, you will receive a coupon for a free book from our Circle of Friend’s Book Sale Room.

Norte: In the event of inclement weather, the Monday morning walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Office Hours & Button Making

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Camp Crafts

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

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

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

CONTACT:
  Lindsey Mahn
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

Friday July 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Free Scribl Art Workshop: Story Shoes

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Story Shoes will express each person's unique story and life journey using three- dimensional collage and stories.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.

Scribl workshops use simple, creative activities to help get out what you're feeling, even if you have no idea what it is yet.

Story Shoes will express each person's unique story and life journey using three- dimensional collage and stories.

Hosted by Nurturing Families in Partnership with Groton Public Library.  Open to teens and adults.

Registration and Masks required. Register for individual class or the whole series.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fun Friday: Survival Snacks

Happy Friday! Let's learn about alternative proteins and try something new: like bugs! Kids and teens entering grades 4-12 will be able to try different kind of bugs, both real and candy. All supplies provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Programming may be affected or canceled due to Covid-19.


 

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

Happy Friday! Let's learn about alternative proteins and try something new: like bugs! Kids and teens entering grades 4-12 will be able to try different kind of bugs, both real and candy. All supplies provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Programming may be affected or canceled due to Covid-19.


 

 
CONTACT:
  Tracy & Jessa
  860.441.6750
   ttorres@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday July 9, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

Monday July 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth-2. Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays, and movements. Open playtime will be offered after storytime, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults time to connect with other caregivers.

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

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

Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth-2. Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays, and movements. Open playtime will be offered after storytime, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults time to connect with other caregivers.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday Matinee

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly film with us this summer. All of our films feature characters going beyond the beaten path. You can bring your own snacks or purchase refreshments provided by the Junior Friends. (All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.) Don't forget your blanket and pillow. No registration is necessary: just come!

Movie titles:

July 11th: Yogi Bear (Rated PG, 80 Minutes)

July 18th: Luca (Rated PG, 101 minutes)

July 25th: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Rated PG, 96 minutes)

August 1st: Abominable (Rated PG, 97 minutes)

August 8th: Spirit Untamed (Rated PG, 87 minutes)

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

It's showtime! Take a break from the heat and watch a family-friendly film with us this summer. All of our films feature characters going beyond the beaten path. You can bring your own snacks or purchase refreshments provided by the Junior Friends. (All proceeds benefit the Groton Public Library.) Don't forget your blanket and pillow. No registration is necessary: just come!

Movie titles:

July 11th: Yogi Bear (Rated PG, 80 Minutes)

July 18th: Luca (Rated PG, 101 minutes)

July 25th: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Rated PG, 96 minutes)

August 1st: Abominable (Rated PG, 97 minutes)

August 8th: Spirit Untamed (Rated PG, 87 minutes)

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Storytime

This cozy storytime is perfect for families who visit the library in the evening. We will share stories, rhymes and songs all before bedtime.

Programming may be affected or canceled due to Covid-19.

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

This cozy storytime is perfect for families who visit the library in the evening. We will share stories, rhymes and songs all before bedtime.

Programming may be affected or canceled due to Covid-19.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Senior Cinema

Seniors are invited to join us the second Tuesday of every month for a free movie, freshly-popped popcorn, and iced-cold lemonade. These early-bird showings begin at 9:30 AM and may feature cinema classics, new releases, or documentaries.

Upcoming Movie Titles:

  • Tuesday, June 14: Poms (Rated PG-13, 91 minutes)
  • Tuesday, July 12: West Side Story (Rated PG-13, 156 minutes)
  • Tuesday, August 9: Death on the Nile (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes)
CONTACT: Miss Kim  860-441-6750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Seniors are invited to join us the second Tuesday of every month for a free movie, freshly-popped popcorn, and iced-cold lemonade. These early-bird showings begin at 9:30 AM and may feature cinema classics, new releases, or documentaries.

Upcoming Movie Titles:

  • Tuesday, June 14: Poms (Rated PG-13, 91 minutes)
  • Tuesday, July 12: West Side Story (Rated PG-13, 156 minutes)
  • Tuesday, August 9: Death on the Nile (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes)
CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  860.441.6750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Camp Crafts: Felt Animals

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 3 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Children are welcome to drop in to make a craft! 

Recommend: Ages 3 and up. 

*While supplies last.

Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19. 

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Can You Beat the Librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GPL Book Group: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Migrations is a stunningly beautiful novel about a woman who has always been running—from her childhood, her mistakes, her memories—and this time, she's traveling from Greenland to Antarctica, following the world's last flock of Arctic terns on their final migration.

All CT Reads Adult selection. All CT Reads is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development and partners with the Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut Association for School Librarians (CASL), and the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC

Copies of the book are available at the library.

 

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

Migrations is a stunningly beautiful novel about a woman who has always been running—from her childhood, her mistakes, her memories—and this time, she's traveling from Greenland to Antarctica, following the world's last flock of Arctic terns on their final migration.

All CT Reads Adult selection. All CT Reads is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development and partners with the Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut Association for School Librarians (CASL), and the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC

Copies of the book are available at the library.

 

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

Wednesday July 13, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Summer Stories

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

Note this programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19.

CONTACT: Andrea Mancini   860-441-6750  amancini@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

Note this programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID 19.

CONTACT:
  Andrea Mancini 
  860.441.6750
   amancini@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chase's Birthday Party

Chase is turning 3 years old! Help us celebrate our favorite yellow lab with crafts, cake, and puppy cuddles! 

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

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

Chase is turning 3 years old! Help us celebrate our favorite yellow lab with crafts, cake, and puppy cuddles! 

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Club 306

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

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

Club 306 is a social group for teens and tweens that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Join us for fun activities and snacks on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Check out the books with the Dewey Decimal number: 306.76!

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

CONTACT:
  Jessa & Becca
  8604416750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday July 14, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
STEM Grab & Go

Children ages 5 and older can pick up a grab & go bag with all the supplies needed to complete a STEM activity.  Instructions are included or participants can build along with 4-H representatives in how-to videos on their YouTube channel.
*Available while supplies last.

This program is generously funded by the Circle of Friends.

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

Children ages 5 and older can pick up a grab & go bag with all the supplies needed to complete a STEM activity.  Instructions are included or participants can build along with 4-H representatives in how-to videos on their YouTube channel.
*Available while supplies last.

This program is generously funded by the Circle of Friends.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Book It Around the Library!

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to create some healthy habits for your body and mind by joining our monthly Book It Around the Library program. Just pick up a step log at the Library’s Information Desk and start recording your daily total. Your goal is to walk 150,000 steps during the month. Turn in your completed log at the end of the month for a chance to win a prize. To help keep you motivated, join us on Thursday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians Book It Around the Library and chat about their favorite reads. Each time you participate in a Thursday morning walk, you will receive a coupon for a free book from our Circle of Friend’s Book Sale Room.

Norte: In the event of inclement weather, the Monday morning walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled. 

CONTACT: Miss Kim  8604416750  kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

The Library and the Circle of Friends are challenging you to create some healthy habits for your body and mind by joining our monthly Book It Around the Library program. Just pick up a step log at the Library’s Information Desk and start recording your daily total. Your goal is to walk 150,000 steps during the month. Turn in your completed log at the end of the month for a chance to win a prize. To help keep you motivated, join us on Thursday mornings as our Circle of Friends members and librarians Book It Around the Library and chat about their favorite reads. Each time you participate in a Thursday morning walk, you will receive a coupon for a free book from our Circle of Friend’s Book Sale Room.

Norte: In the event of inclement weather, the Monday morning walks around the Library grounds will be cancelled. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Kim
  8604416750
   kbalentine@groton-ct.gov

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Volunteer Office Hours & Button Making

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

Hang out with Miss Jessa while we get to know our fellow volunteers, make buttons, and brush up on our volunteer training! Office hours are not required, however every teen who participates will earn an additional hour of volunteer service. 

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Camp Crafts

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

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

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in for crafts that take you off the beaten path and into the great outdoors! 

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

CONTACT:
  Lindsey Mahn
  860.441.6750
   lmahn@groton-ct.gov

Friday July 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tentative Adult Programming
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  8604416750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

Stock up on summer reading books at the Library’s Summer Scholastic Book Fair, July 1st -July 22nd. Our Scholastic Book Fair features a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. All purchases benefit the Groton Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

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

LOCATION: Public Space

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fun Friday: Hexbugs & DIY Tamagotchi

Happy Friday! Kids and teens entering grades 4-12 will learn programming skills using Hexbugs & MicroBits! 

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

CONTACT: Tracy & Jessa  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Happy Friday! Kids and teens entering grades 4-12 will learn programming skills using Hexbugs & MicroBits! 

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

CONTACT:
  Tracy & Jessa
  860.441.6750
   jfranco@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Saturday July 16, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

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

For more information, contact Kim at the Library at (860) 441-6750 or Circle of Friends President Angela Houghton at gpl.circleoffriends@gmail.com.

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

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