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GROTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS!

“Walt Whitman- Poetry for kids” @ Groton Free Public Library was absolutely inspiring.

Dr. Karen Karbiener’s presentation of her recent book “Walt Whitman- Poetry for kids” was absolutely inspiring.  With 15 patrons in attendance, the discussion around Walt’s life and poetry left us wanting to start a writing group!  Did you know Walt Whitman didn’t publish anything until he was 36 years old!?  And, at that time he published his book “Leaves of Grass” himself because nobody else would.  It flopped completely so he revised and published again all with no support SIX MORE TIMES!  The rest is history but what an incredible example of following your passion without regard for fame or fortune.   This discussion inspired several of us to awaken the creative child inside of all of us that falls dormant in the midst of bills, jobs, and responsibilities.  How do we carve out time to let the creativity flow!?

If you would be interested in the formation of a writing group starting here at the Groton Free Public Library, drop me a line and, if there’s enough interest, we’ll make this winter be our awakening.

AFGHAN RAFFLE

Saturday, October 7

Hand crafted by the Crafts and Conversation Group

to benefit Groton Free Public Library

Crafts and conversation group-Afghan Raffle

Tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5

Winning ticket to be drawn Saturday, October 7

Crafts & Conversation Group meets every Wednesday from 1-3pm.  Stop in or stay a while during this friendly DIY craft and conversation time.  All levels of crafty folks welcome to share tips, ideas & good cheer!

What else is happening @ the library?

Attraction Passes Available for Loan: WOW!  We now offer numerous passes for free & reduced admission: Billings Farm & Museum, Birds of VT Museum, Echo Center, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Shelburne Farms, VT State Parks, & VT Historic Sites.  Many thanks to our Friends of the Library group & the sponsoring institutions for these opportunities!

Audiobooks for our youngest patrons!  We are pleased to offer the beginning of our picture book collection with matching audio CDs, thanks to funds raised by our Friends of the Library group.  We now have audiobooks available on CD and for download for all ages.

Free Downloadable E-Books & Audio Books are available to all patrons through our library’s membership to www.listenupvermont.org.  Call or stop by the library for more information, or check out our “Online Services” tab here on our website.

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.

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.

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

Online catalog: grotonlibrary.kohavt.org.

Questions: Contact Luisa: grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com / 802.584.3358

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All of our programs are free and open to residents of all towns.

Open Hours:  Mon 2:30-7pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Fri 2:30-7pm, Sat 10am-12pm.