Groton Public Library

Groton, CT


  

  

Friday January 24, 2020
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
eGO Training

Librarian training for eGO, a new software platform from the State.

CONTACT: Judy Kelmelis  860-441-6750
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Librarian training for eGO, a new software platform from the State.

CONTACT:
  Judy Kelmelis
  860.441.6750
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Social Media Basics

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, oh my! In this class we will discover what these social media sites are and how to stay safe while using them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.

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

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, oh my! In this class we will discover what these social media sites are and how to stay safe while using them. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Steel Workers
CONTACT: Travis  860-514-4482
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  Travis
  860.514.4482
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Groton School Readiness
CONTACT: Linda Allen  860-434-4800x 120
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Linda Allen
  860.434.4800x 120
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Saturday January 25, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Noank Rowing Club Annual Meeting
CONTACT: Christine Krupansky  860-572-4150  krupansky@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Christine Krupansky
  860.572.4150
  krupansky@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
La Leche League of Southeastern CT
CONTACT: Vanessa Janek  401-290-7355  vanessa.j@lllct,org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Vanessa Janek
  401.290.7355
  vanessa.j@lllct,org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prevention Art Project

The Groton Public Library and the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention are partnering to create a collaborative art piece for the annual Serenity Ball. Teens in grades 6-12 can earn volunteer hours by helping us design and create a canvas dedicated to inspiring positivity, self-expression, and acceptance. The final piece will be auctioned to support drug and alcohol prevention projects in our community.

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

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

The Groton Public Library and the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention are partnering to create a collaborative art piece for the annual Serenity Ball. Teens in grades 6-12 can earn volunteer hours by helping us design and create a canvas dedicated to inspiring positivity, self-expression, and acceptance. The final piece will be auctioned to support drug and alcohol prevention projects in our community.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Sunday January 26, 2020
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community of Christ-Gales Ferry

This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library.  Open to the public.

Provide activities and meaningful discussions for all ages to explore the concept of peace, develop positive relationships and peaceful communication skills. Activities may include light refreshments, crafts, prayer for peace, mindfulness meditation, open discussion, and communion

CONTACT: Wanda Wisniewski  wiswag@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library.  Open to the public.

Provide activities and meaningful discussions for all ages to explore the concept of peace, develop positive relationships and peaceful communication skills. Activities may include light refreshments, crafts, prayer for peace, mindfulness meditation, open discussion, and communion

CONTACT:
  Wanda Wisniewski
  
  wiswag@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday January 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CT Community Care
CONTACT: Carol Weber  860-885-2960  carol.weber@ctcommunitycare.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Carol Weber
  860.885.2960
  carol.weber@ctcommunitycare.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Trillium Garden Club
CONTACT: Susan Robotham  860-235-0979  srobotham0727@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Susan Robotham
  860.235.0979
  srobotham0727@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Children First Groton- Safety Work Group
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Steps
CONTACT: Erin
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Erin
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton Landing
CONTACT: Kaylee  860-319-0055
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Kaylee
  860.319.0055
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide, add images, and so much more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.

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

In this class, participants will discover how to apply a theme, input information into a slide, add images, and so much more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 2 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bullet Journals

Learn about the hot new trend: bullet journals! Whether you fill it with meaningful events, inspiration, or gratitude there is a journal for everyone. Bring your own journal or use on of ours. Journals and supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is open to adults and teens in grades 6-12.

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

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

Learn about the hot new trend: bullet journals! Whether you fill it with meaningful events, inspiration, or gratitude there is a journal for everyone. Bring your own journal or use on of ours. Journals and supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is open to adults and teens in grades 6-12.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groton/New London Airport Advisory
CONTACT: Carl Strand  860-536-6844  cstrandjr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Carl Strand
  860.536.6844
  cstrandjr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Staff Meeting for those unable to attend Jan 21st.

CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  
  mspellmon@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SNEAK Dog Training CLub
CONTACT: Lynmarie Thompson  lynmariethompson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Lynmarie Thompson
  
  lynmariethompson@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Thursday January 30, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn and Play Playgroup

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT: Miss Lindsey  860-441-6750  LMahn@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Adult program
CONTACT: Michael Spellmon
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Michael Spellmon
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trillium Garden Club
CONTACT: Wendy Kelleher  wakelleher@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Wendy Kelleher
  
  wakelleher@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conn/RI Coastal Fly Fishers

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT: AJ Hocking  860-572-9342  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.572.9342
  ajhocking3@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Toastmasters
CONTACT: Karen MacDonald  480-930-3388  kkmacdonald22@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Karen MacDonald
  480.930.3388
  kkmacdonald22@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Saturday February 1, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day

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

Help us celebrate Stretch the giraffe's birthday with a family magic show presented by Justin Mazz! This magic show is an ever-changing, fun mix of magic, games, juggling and more! Immediately following the show, drop by the Children's Room for a piece of cake.

This event is sponsored by the Circle of Friends.

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

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

Help us celebrate Stretch the giraffe's birthday with a family magic show presented by Justin Mazz! This magic show is an ever-changing, fun mix of magic, games, juggling and more! Immediately following the show, drop by the Children's Room for a piece of cake.

This event is sponsored by the Circle of Friends.

The Circle of Friends is a dedicated group of people of all ages who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Circle of Friends members work to promote and assist the Groton Public Library through advocacy, fundraising, and programming. Founded in 2005, the Circle of Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To join the Circle of Friends, simply pick up a brochure at the Library and fill out the back-page application. Joining the Circle of Friends is free!

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
IntAAA H/R
CONTACT: Shi Robinson  203-606-7094  shairob330@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Shi Robinson
  203.606.7094
  shairob330@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Monday February 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
AFSCME
CONTACT: Tricia Johnson  860-989-9139
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Tricia Johnson
  860.989.9139
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

Little ones can wear their favorite PJs to the library for gentle stories and songs perfect for winding down. Snuggle buddies welcome, no registration necessary.

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

Little ones can wear their favorite PJs to the library for gentle stories and songs perfect for winding down. Snuggle buddies welcome, no registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children First Groton- School Readiness Council

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

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

Leadership & School Readiness Meeting for overall initiative in Groton 

CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TVCCA: Head Start + Early Head Start.
CONTACT: David Alvarado  dalvarado@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  David Alvarado
  
  dalvarado@tvcca.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Talking Tech
Join us for an hour of talking all about technology. We will start the year off with an open session focused on your questions. This class is free and open to all. No registration required, just pop in.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
Join us for an hour of talking all about technology. We will start the year off with an open session focused on your questions. This class is free and open to all. No registration required, just pop in.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Let's Talk: Power, Pumps and Privilege

Let’s Talk: Power, Pumps and Privilege: Navigating Business Through Diversity and Inclusion is a panel presentation with Q&A with three diverse women entrepreneurs who explore their personal experiences and lessons learned while navigating entrepreneurship and the business world.

Participants will be introduced to panel members personal experiences and will be provided current data and trends surrounding diversity and resources for independent exploration.

Presenters are Tara Hall , MS with Inspired Solutions, Monica G.M. Smith, MS, MMT with Mindful Endeavors, LLC and Patience Hemenway, MS with Patience Serenity Grove. 

Copies of the panelists books will be for sale.

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

Let’s Talk: Power, Pumps and Privilege: Navigating Business Through Diversity and Inclusion is a panel presentation with Q&A with three diverse women entrepreneurs who explore their personal experiences and lessons learned while navigating entrepreneurship and the business world.

Participants will be introduced to panel members personal experiences and will be provided current data and trends surrounding diversity and resources for independent exploration.

Presenters are Tara Hall , MS with Inspired Solutions, Monica G.M. Smith, MS, MMT with Mindful Endeavors, LLC and Patience Hemenway, MS with Patience Serenity Grove. 

Copies of the panelists books will be for sale.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday February 6, 2020
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TVCCA: Head Start + Early Head Start.
CONTACT: David Alvarado  dalvarado@tvcca.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 3
CONTACT:
  David Alvarado
  
  dalvarado@tvcca.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

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

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT: Miss Lindsey  860-441-6750  LMahn@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Beginning Computers I
Learn the various parts of a computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and take a look at navigating around the Windows 10 desktop. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 6 spaces available.
Learn the various parts of a computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and take a look at navigating around the Windows 10 desktop. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fitch Class of 1981
CONTACT: Joanne (Kathy Dean)
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Joanne (Kathy Dean)
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ken Spencer
  860.576.9247
  ahsctri@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Friday February 7, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Saturday February 8, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Parks and Rec Camp Recruitment Showcase

Visit the Groton Public Library to learn about summer jobs available to you through Parks & Recreation! Staff from Parks & Rec will be on hand to answer questions about the various seasonal positions, assist with applications, and conduct mock interviews. Positions are open to applicants 16 years or older. Leader in Training positions available to younger teens.

CONTACT: Eileen Cicchese  x5691  ecicchese@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Visit the Groton Public Library to learn about summer jobs available to you through Parks & Recreation! Staff from Parks & Rec will be on hand to answer questions about the various seasonal positions, assist with applications, and conduct mock interviews. Positions are open to applicants 16 years or older. Leader in Training positions available to younger teens.

CONTACT:
  Eileen Cicchese
  x5691
  ecicchese@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

 
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 3

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Citizens Climate Group
CONTACT: Anne Schmidt  860-912-2065  annewschmidt@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 2
CONTACT:
  Anne Schmidt
  860.912.2065
  annewschmidt@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 2

Sunday February 9, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Monday February 10, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Room in Use
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Jenn Miele
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SECT SCORE Workshop
CONTACT: Ward Feirer  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  
  wfeirer@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Budgeting Basics

A Liberty Bank representative will share tips for setting up and sticking to a budget, and how to protect your credit in the new year.


For more information, contact Pam Days-Luketich at 860-704-2489.

CONTACT: Emily   esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

A Liberty Bank representative will share tips for setting up and sticking to a budget, and how to protect your credit in the new year.


For more information, contact Pam Days-Luketich at 860-704-2489.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafternoon

Let's get crafty! Drop by the library for a variety of crafting opportunities. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary. 

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

Let's get crafty! Drop by the library for a variety of crafting opportunities. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. No registration necessary. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Half Day Madden Tournament

Spend your half day at the library reliving the Superbowl with our own Football Championship! Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to compete; there will be prizes for winning players. All supplies will be provided. 

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

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

Spend your half day at the library reliving the Superbowl with our own Football Championship! Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to compete; there will be prizes for winning players. All supplies will be provided. 

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GPL Book Group: Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation?

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

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation?

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

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
MLK Scholarship Committee
CONTACT: Carmita Hodge  860-235-5535  chodge14@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Carmita Hodge
  860.235.5535
  chodge14@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
RiseUp Mystic

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT: Jason Hine  jbhine@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Jason Hine
  
  jbhine@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thursday February 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn and Play Playgroup

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT: Miss Lindsey  860-441-6750  LMahn@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Beginning Computers II
Building upon the skills learned in Beginning Computers I, we will now learn how to create files, folders and when to use the notorious right-click. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.
Building upon the skills learned in Beginning Computers I, we will now learn how to create files, folders and when to use the notorious right-click. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Queer Lit

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Copies of the book will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the schedule below for upcoming titles:

  • January 9 – Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli
  • February 13 – More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • March 12 – I’m a Gay Wizard by V. S. Santoni
  • April 9 – Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
  • May 14 – Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery
  • June  11 – Graphic Novel of Your Choice

This program is hosted in partnership with OutCT of New London.

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

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

Join us for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join the conversation, as we read books by and about queer people. Copies of the book will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the schedule below for upcoming titles:

  • January 9 – Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli
  • February 13 – More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • March 12 – I’m a Gay Wizard by V. S. Santoni
  • April 9 – Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
  • May 14 – Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery
  • June  11 – Graphic Novel of Your Choice

This program is hosted in partnership with OutCT of New London.

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conn/RI Coastal Fly Fishers
CONTACT: AJ Hocking  860-367-4547  ajhocking3
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  AJ Hocking
  860.367.4547
  ajhocking3

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gallery Talk: Expressiones Art at Groton Airport

Join us for a gallery talk which will hightlight the Art at Groton Airport exhibit cosponsored by SECT Cultural Coalition.

“New London, New Colors” an exhibit from Expressiones Cultural Center featuring artists Adrian Meyer, Ivan Huerto and Maria Colombo. The artists are part of Expressiones’ Artist-in-Residence program, which develops art projects collaboratively with New London Public School students.

The Cultural Coalition and Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) have inaugurated an art in the airport program at Groton – New London Airport.

The program’s purpose is to showcase the region’s uniqueness, history, industry, culture and geography through visual arts in the airport’s main terminal located at 155 Tower Avenue in Groton.

The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition and the CAA seek arts or community organizations, with desire and ability to take advantage of an off-site exhibit space that engage new audiences, and who voluntarily partner in this endeavor.

 

 

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

Join us for a gallery talk which will hightlight the Art at Groton Airport exhibit cosponsored by SECT Cultural Coalition.

“New London, New Colors” an exhibit from Expressiones Cultural Center featuring artists Adrian Meyer, Ivan Huerto and Maria Colombo. The artists are part of Expressiones’ Artist-in-Residence program, which develops art projects collaboratively with New London Public School students.

The Cultural Coalition and Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) have inaugurated an art in the airport program at Groton – New London Airport.

The program’s purpose is to showcase the region’s uniqueness, history, industry, culture and geography through visual arts in the airport’s main terminal located at 155 Tower Avenue in Groton.

The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition and the CAA seek arts or community organizations, with desire and ability to take advantage of an off-site exhibit space that engage new audiences, and who voluntarily partner in this endeavor.

 

 

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

Friday February 14, 2020
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Circle of Friends' Sweets Sale

It's Valentine's Day and there's no better time to treat your special someone to a decadent chocolate morsel! That's why the Circle of Friends will be on hand at the Library entrance from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to sell delicious homemade treats. All proceeds benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your love for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services they offer!

Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) are greatly appreciated. 

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

It's Valentine's Day and there's no better time to treat your special someone to a decadent chocolate morsel! That's why the Circle of Friends will be on hand at the Library entrance from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to sell delicious homemade treats. All proceeds benefit the Library. Be sure to stop by our bake sale table and show your love for the Groton Public Library and all the wonderful services they offer!

Donations of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, and other sweet and savory snacks (homemade or store bought) are greatly appreciated. 

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

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chocolate Painting: for Teens

Celebrate your love of dessert and art with Chocolate Painting! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to make their own cocoa butter based paints and paint on white chocolate. Registration Recommended. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Ms. Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov with any concerns regarding allergies. 

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

CONTACT: Jessa Franco  860-441-6750  jfranco@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
There are 15 spaces available.

Celebrate your love of dessert and art with Chocolate Painting! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to make their own cocoa butter based paints and paint on white chocolate. Registration Recommended. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Ms. Jessa at jfranco@groton-ct.gov with any concerns regarding allergies. 

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday February 15, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
New London Doll Club

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

CONTACT: Elizabeth Wadsworth  860-377-3908  lizwardsworth65@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

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

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Wadsworth
  860.377.3908
  lizwardsworth65@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

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

 

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present a recently-released family film. Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. Don't forget your pillow and blanket!

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

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

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

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

 

Join the Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library as they present a recently-released family film. Refreshments will be for sale by the Junior Friends and the proceeds will be used to fund the group’s many community-service projects. Don't forget your pillow and blanket!

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday February 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
West African Dance
 
Take a break from the February freeze and heat it up with a West African Dance class perfect for the entire family. Learn the songs, dance to the beats and hear the stories from Ghana, West African.  Sure to be education, fun and exciting! 

Led by local artist Eric Amoquandoh, this intergenerational event will explore traditional Ghanaian dance. Participants will interact and learn dance steps.

Open to all ages.

CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
 
Take a break from the February freeze and heat it up with a West African Dance class perfect for the entire family. Learn the songs, dance to the beats and hear the stories from Ghana, West African.  Sure to be education, fun and exciting! 

Led by local artist Eric Amoquandoh, this intergenerational event will explore traditional Ghanaian dance. Participants will interact and learn dance steps.

Open to all ages.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Windows 10
Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the library or click on the link https://tinyurl.com/yaluvmra to register.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.
Learn how to navigate the new start menu, discover the difference between Edge and Internet Explorer, and of course how to use your new personal assistant, Cortana. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the library or click on the link https://tinyurl.com/yaluvmra to register.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Town vs. Teen: Basketball Game

Join us at the Groton Community Center to play basketball scrimmages with town employees! Staff from multiple departments will be available for half-court games, horse, and other basketball challenges. Teens in the community will benefit from interacting with positive role models that can demonstrate teamwork and good sportsmanship. No pre-registration is required.  Emergency contact phone numbers required before entering the gym. This program is sponsored by Groton Public Library, Town of Groton Parks and Recreation and Groton Police Department.

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

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

Join us at the Groton Community Center to play basketball scrimmages with town employees! Staff from multiple departments will be available for half-court games, horse, and other basketball challenges. Teens in the community will benefit from interacting with positive role models that can demonstrate teamwork and good sportsmanship. No pre-registration is required.  Emergency contact phone numbers required before entering the gym. This program is sponsored by Groton Public Library, Town of Groton Parks and Recreation and Groton Police Department.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Downloading Free eBooks
Did you know that the library offers free access to eBooks and audiobooks? Learn what your library card can do for you, and also how to use these various services. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Did you know that the library offers free access to eBooks and audiobooks? Learn what your library card can do for you, and also how to use these various services. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cozy Reading Time

Cozy Reading. Tuesday, February 18 @ 6 PM

Treat yourself to an hour or two of decadently silent reading time. Simply bring the book you are currently reading and dive in. Don’t have a book? Browse a selection of staff favorites. Cozy seating and light refreshments will be provided.

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

Cozy Reading. Tuesday, February 18 @ 6 PM

Treat yourself to an hour or two of decadently silent reading time. Simply bring the book you are currently reading and dive in. Don’t have a book? Browse a selection of staff favorites. Cozy seating and light refreshments will be provided.

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

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Talking Tech
Join us for an hour of talking all about technology. We will start the year off with an open session focused on your questions. This class is free and open to all. No registration required, just pop in.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
Join us for an hour of talking all about technology. We will start the year off with an open session focused on your questions. This class is free and open to all. No registration required, just pop in.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Tammy de la Cruz
  860.271.1835
  tammydelacruz@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

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

*This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Kenneth Curry
  860.912.6645
  kcurr61@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

Thursday February 20, 2020
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Survivors of Stroke SOS Support Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Phyllis Walsh
  860.848.0381
  pidge37@sbcglobal.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Careers In: Trades

Join us as we learn about different career opportunities! Teens and adults are invited to meet professionals currently working in various trades. Ask professionals questions about their jobs, apprenticeships, and training. Featured trades include Plumbing, Construction, Home Renovation, and more. This is a casual event, filled with conversation and light refreshments, not a job fair or recruitment event.

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

Join us as we learn about different career opportunities! Teens and adults are invited to meet professionals currently working in various trades. Ask professionals questions about their jobs, apprenticeships, and training. Featured trades include Plumbing, Construction, Home Renovation, and more. This is a casual event, filled with conversation and light refreshments, not a job fair or recruitment event.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1

Saturday February 22, 2020
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Fiction Writing Group

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Doreen Schmoegner
  860.884.8520
  dmschmoegner7@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Natural Hair and Kinship Care

Join us for a presentation and open discussion dedicated to understanding the interconnectedness of community care and cultural connection within the natural hair collective. 

Presented by LaQuanna Sheppard, MSW and Janelle Posey-Green, LCSW

CONTACT: Janell Posey Green  860-373-6077  magnoliawellness83@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Join us for a presentation and open discussion dedicated to understanding the interconnectedness of community care and cultural connection within the natural hair collective. 

Presented by LaQuanna Sheppard, MSW and Janelle Posey-Green, LCSW

CONTACT:
  Janell Posey Green
  860.373.6077
  magnoliawellness83@gmail.com 

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Sunday February 23, 2020
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community of Christ-Gales Ferry

This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library.  Open to the public.

Provide activities and meaningful discussions for all ages to explore the concept of peace, develop positive relationships and peaceful communication skills. Activities may include light refreshments, crafts, prayer for peace, mindfulness meditation, open discussion, and communion

CONTACT: Wanda Wisniewski  wiswag@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

This program/meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library.  Open to the public.

Provide activities and meaningful discussions for all ages to explore the concept of peace, develop positive relationships and peaceful communication skills. Activities may include light refreshments, crafts, prayer for peace, mindfulness meditation, open discussion, and communion

CONTACT:
  Wanda Wisniewski
  
  wiswag@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Monday February 24, 2020
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SECT SCORE Workshop
CONTACT: Ward Feirer  wfeirer@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Ward Feirer
  
  wfeirer@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Children First Groton- Safety Work Group
CONTACT: Susan Corrice  860-287-8268  suecorrice@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
CONTACT:
  Susan Corrice
  860.287.8268
  suecorrice@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Steps
CONTACT: Gayle  gayler.steps@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Gayle
  
  gayler.steps@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls on the Run of SE Connecticut
CONTACT: Kate McDonald
LOCATION: Meeting Room 4
 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TACAP

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

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

Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program 

This meeting is not sponsored by the Groton Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Walter Hewitt
  860.848.1337
  Walt@whewitt.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

Two-year-olds (and their favorite adult) are invited to enjoy this storytime designed just for them. Get ready to move with songs, rhymes, dances and interactive stories, followed by a small craft. Stay after the half hour program for open play time. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tentative Library Program
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an active music enriched program open to all! Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dance and fingerplays. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child in following directions, exploring rhyme, rhythm, and creative play. No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Smartphones for Beginners
Smartphones are made to make our lives easier, but they are no help if you aren’t too sure how to use all the features. Bring your smartphone to this beginner’s class to learn how to add contacts, make a phone call, send a text, and browse the Internet. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Smartphones are made to make our lives easier, but they are no help if you aren’t too sure how to use all the features. Bring your smartphone to this beginner’s class to learn how to add contacts, make a phone call, send a text, and browse the Internet. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling the Library at 860-441-6750 or by registering on the Library’s online calendar at http://tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Gaming Club

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

Join us weekly for a gaming club featuring a classics such as board games and the Wii! Grab a controller for a fun afternoon.  All supplies will be provided.

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

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

LOCATION: teenscape

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tentative Adult Program - Snow Date
CONTACT: Anne Campbell  860-441-6750  acampbell@groton-ct.gov
CONTACT:
  Anne Campbell
  860.441.6750
  acampbell@groton-ct.gov

Thursday February 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn and Play Playgroup

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT: Miss Lindsey  860-441-6750  LMahn@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Playgroup, offered to care-givers and children ages 5 and under. In this comfortable literacy rich environment, appropriate toys, sensory materials, and other activities will be provided.
 
CONTACT:
  Miss Lindsey
  860.441.6750
  LMahn@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Internet Basics
The Internet is used in many aspects of our everyday lives, and therefore it is important to get started off on the right foot. In this class we will discuss how to access the Internet, what a search engine is, and also discover how to save our favorite websites. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.
 
CONTACT: Emily  860-441-6750  esheehan@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Tech Center
There are 8 spaces available.
The Internet is used in many aspects of our everyday lives, and therefore it is important to get started off on the right foot. In this class we will discuss how to access the Internet, what a search engine is, and also discover how to save our favorite websites. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a to register.
 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.441.6750
  esheehan@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Tech Center

There are 8 spaces available.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afterschool Kids Club

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

Stop by the Children’s Activity room for educational activities including games, crafts, tech and more. This program is designed for the after school crowd, and is open to children in grades K – 5. No registration necessary.

The program does not take place on days where there is no school or on half days.

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Economic Development Strategic Plan meeting.
CONTACT: Lauren Post  LPost@groton-ct.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2
CONTACT:
  Lauren Post
  
  LPost@groton-ct.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1 and 2

Saturday February 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
La Leche League of Southeastern CT
CONTACT: Vanessa Janek  401-290-7355  vanessa.j@lllct,org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 5
CONTACT:
  Vanessa Janek
  401.290.7355
  vanessa.j@lllct,org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 5

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Job Hunting for Teens

 

Snow may still be on the ground, but it's never too early to start thinking about summer jobs! This class will discuss tips and tricks for finding the perfect summer job, how to write your first resume, and basic interview skills. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot through the library's online calendar, or by calling the library.

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

 

Snow may still be on the ground, but it's never too early to start thinking about summer jobs! This class will discuss tips and tricks for finding the perfect summer job, how to write your first resume, and basic interview skills. Space is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your spot through the library's online calendar, or by calling the library.

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

LOCATION: Tech Center

Monday March 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Babies & Books

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

Storytime for our littlest listeners!  Join us for this drop-in program for children ages birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. After storytime, open play time will be offered, giving children a chance to learn social skills and adults to connect with other caregivers. No registration necessary.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Activity Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Job Club

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills

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

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

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

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

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