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Groton Free Public Library News

Free Online Courses in Finance, DIY Projects, Cooking, Foreign Languages & More: Available to all patrons through our library’s membership to “Universal Class.”  Call or stop by the library for more information.

Crafts & Conversation: Every Wed. from 1-3pm.  Interested in learning a new knitting or crocheting technique?  Looking for some help with a special needlework or spinning project?  We have a friendly group of “crafters” at our library each Wednesday from 1-3pm who would love to help you. Stop by for some tips, and perhaps share some of your own!

WANTED: BOOK DONATIONS

Time for that much-needed cleaning out of your bookshelves!
The Friends of the Groton Library group are holding a “Bag O’ Books” sale to benefit the library on Saturday, Feb. 20th.

In preparation for the event, we are collecting as many book, DVD & CD donations as we can in the next week. Kids books, teen books, books for adults — everything! (That is — everything except textbooks, please.)  Come by during open hours to talk or drop off (Mon 2:30-7, Wed 10-4, Fri 2:30-7) or call or email to schedule a drop-off time for your donation: 802-584-3358, grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

Newsworthy Collection Additions: Audiobooks & YAC Recommendations

In addition to anticipated new book & DVD purchases this month, we are lucky to feature a new set of audiobooks (4 of 5 pictured here).  Thank you to the Friends of the Library group for sponsoring these items for us!  Also, the first batch of Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) recommended books are in — thanks to this group of youth volunteers for their help in strengthening our collection! (More to come.)


Sat, Feb. 20 from 9am-2pm: Bag O’ Books Sale

The Friends of the Library is holding a special winter Bag O’ Books Sale to benefit the library’s audiobook collection! Stop in to fill a brown bag of books, VHS, DVDs & CDs for $5.  Complimentary coffee & light snacks for you to enjoy while you browse.



Mon, Feb. 22 at 7:00pm: Book Discussion

Join us for a lively conversation starring the novel, “Sea of Poppies,” by Amitav Ghosh.  Copies available by request from the library.



Fri, Feb. 26 at 3:30pm: Kids’ Nature Craft 

All About Dinosaurs! A Focus on Color. Dino Paper Art Craft for Young Crafters and Colored Pencil Techniques for Emerging Artists. Kids of All Ages Welcome!


Fri, Feb.26 at 5:00pm: Art Class
Charcoal Drawing. An Emphasis on Detail. How to use charcoal pencils to get the detail you want! A continuation of techniques as applied to still life drawings and the human figure. Designed for teens & adults. Beginners welcomed – all supplies provided!


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.

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.