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Groton Free Public Library News

Please note — The Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 27th.  Happy Thanksgiving!

DCF Collection Available: Thanks to the grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), we now have 27 out of 30 current year DCF nominees!  Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades 4-8 have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees for he Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Book Award. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year’s nominated titles before voting.

Wednesdays from 1-3pm: Crafts & Conversation.  Join us with your ideas and projects-in-process – or – just join us!

Monday, Nov. 23rd @ 7pm:  Book Discussion.  The month’s feature title: “The Touchstone” by Edith Wharton.  Copies available at the library for borrowing.  New folks welcome!

Kids’ Art Class – 3pm on Friday, Nov. 20th:  Thanksgiving Craft Celebration. Create your own Native American headdress, or Pilgrim hat, and join us in sharing a Thanksgiving party where we create a Thankful Turkey for our Library amidst good snacks.  Please sign up!  (802-584-3358/grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com) Great for kids 5 & up — or younger with adult participant.

Kids’ Art Class – 4:30pm on Friday, Nov. 20th:  The Art of Zentangle. Attention Doodlers ages 8 & up! Learn the basics of this cool art form, practice patterns, and create your very own zentangle pencil case! (Zentangle = “decorative doodling.”) Please sign up.  (802-584-3358/grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com)

Adults’ Art Class – 6pm on Friday, Nov. 20th:  Realistic Drawing: Tricks of the trade for bringing your pencil drawings to life! Designed for teens & up. Please sign up.  (802-584-3358/grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com)

WOW!  The Friends of GFPL Annual Fall Foliage Book Sale raised $800 for the library!  Many thanks to the community for book donations — and to the generous shoppers — and to the awesome volunteers who made the sale possible. Interested in being a volunteer Friend? Call Nancy Spencer, 584-3717, or speak with Anne at the front desk.

Did you know that all Groton Library cardholders can log in to see their accounts online from any computer?  See what items you have checked out, renew those that you’d like to keep longer, or place a “hold” on the most popular new-release titles.  Go to grotonlibrary.kohavt.org.  Your “login” is your full barcode, starting with “2vtk+”  Your password is your last name, starting with a capital letter.  (You can change your password if you like after logging in.)

Interested in helping to check in & out books at the library?  We are looking for folks who can come help out at the front desk during our open hours twice a month.

All of our programs are free and open to residents of all towns.  Find us on Facebook (Groton Free Public Library) or contact Anne: grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com, 802.584.3358. Open M (2:30-7) W (10-4) F (2:30-7) Sat (10-12).  Online catalog: grotonlibrary.kohavt.org. Open Hours:  Mon 2:30-7pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Fri 2:30-7pm.

Interested in donating?  We are looking for donations of small bookshelves.