Welcome to the GFPL!

 

Open Hours:  M (2:30-7) W (10-4) F (2:30-7) Sat (10-12)

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We hope to see you soon in our library!

Summer Programs Kick Off 

Sunday, June 17, at 3pm
Blue Mountain Union school.

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Coming right up — SUMMERTIME!  Stay tuned for more details about our full schedule of special summer offerings for all ages, designed around this year’s national summer reading program theme: “LIBRARIES ROCK”
We’ll kick it all off with a program “
Energy Rocks! Kids’ Power Program” by Michael J. Caduto.

A History of Race

Vermont Humanities Council 

Saturday, June 16  @ 4:00pm

Groton Free Public Library

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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth; Native Americans, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans together were considered a second race. How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world? Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today.

 

Spring Computer Help Sessions

Starting May 7

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Receive free one-on-one assistance with your computer questions starting May 7th at our library.  PC & tablet topics may include (but are not limited to) downloading e-books/audio-books, creating an email account, searching the web, taking free online classes, & using Vermont Online Library.  Sign up at the library for a 30 minute time slot, or call 584-3358.

 

SUMMER READING 2018!

This year’s summer reading theme is:

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We’ll be celebrating music all summer at our library and beyond.

Don’t miss out on our Libraries Rock Summer reading programs!!! Lots of fun planned for June and July! More info coming soon.

 

Energy Rocks! Kids’ Power Program

by Michael J. Caduto

Sunday, June 17 at 3:00pm

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The Baldwin Library in Wells River and the Groton Free Public Library are co-sponsoring this event on June 17 to kick off our summer reading programs. This event will be held  at Blue Mountain School on Rt. 302…mark you calendars and we hope you can join us.

Michael J. Caduto award winning environmentalist, master storyteller and creator/coauthor of Keepers of the Earth® — presents a POWERful, entertaining program about renewable energy explored through science and the arts. Storytelling, music and participatory experiences of today’s energy technologies engage audiences in the process of transforming the forces of nature into energy for everyday living. Features kid-powered demonstrations of wind power, solar energy and magnetic-electrical power; indigenous tales of sun & wind; Fun Energy Facts quiz show (with prizes!); music for all ages to sing along; cool renewable-powered toys & gadgets; demonstration of how to make your own Personal Power Station. This humorous program is full of facts, activities and special effects that reveal simple ways to harness natural sources for energy and reduce global climate change.

 

SPRING OPEN MIC & BOOK SALE

Saturday, April 28 at 3:30pm
Open to song/poem writers of all ages, and skill levels!

open mic 2Shake off the winter gray with a bright welcome to spring and everything it brings with the Groton Library celebrating poetry month, library week, and earth day… come and join us for a fun musical, poetic, story type of event.

Hosted by singer/songwriter Chance Lindsley.

…AND if you play any kind of instrument, write songs, write poetry, make up stories worth telling or are part of a band come and jam with us.

Open to song/poem writers of all ages, and skill levels!

For more information, or if you would like to perform, please contact Luisa at grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com


Spring Book Sale

Saturday, April. 28 from 3:30-5:30pm

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We offer a large assortment of fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s and young adults’ books — all from donations.  Come and pick up that book you have always wanted to read, or even find the perfect gift!  Along with current titles, we have many “elderly /interesting” collectible books published in the 1800’s and up.
Book sellers are welcome!

All profits benefit Groton Library.

Our Egg Coloring, Easter Story & Snack was awesome!

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On Monday, March 26 at 4:00pm Friends of the library sponsored an Easter program, the library offered some hard-boiled eggs to be colored and brought home, as well as some cardboard eggs to be added to our Library egg tree! We got lots of kids and got to hang out with these wonderful families. Thank you all for coming!!

Thank you Friends for helping us to continue offering more children’s programs.

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

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

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Open Hours:  M (2:30-7) W (10-4) F (2:30-7) S (10-12). www.grotonlibraryvt.org

Our VALENTINE’S Painting class for Kids was very successful!

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On Monday February 12th @ 4:00pm, we offered a free painting class for kids. Our library was packed with kids and their parents; we counted 37 kids and 15 adults. It was a wonderful afternoon!

Thank you, Clarissa Elliott Kendall for facilitating this class and Jodi Wohlleb from Rusted Feather Farm for baking the delicious sweet treats.

 

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Congratulations to Phyllis Burke, the lucky winner of our January FREE Raffle.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom our free raffle would have not been possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations and community members.Artesano, Copies and More, Kim Goody & Jhon Munson, Chris Hall and the Friends of the Library.

 

 

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SPANISH

Immerse yourself in Spanish as if you were in a Spanish speaking country!Join our NEW conversation group to improve your speaking and listening skills in Spanish in a relaxed and natural way. Everybody is welcome.  Facilitated by a Native Spanish speaker from Peru. To register email Luisa at grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com

Classes will be held Fridays at 4:00pm in the GFPL for a five week session beginning Feb. 2nd – March. 2nd    

Yoga Meditation Calm

NEW~Meditation Group

Sundays @ 10:30am

Practitioners of all levels are invited to join sitting meditation. After the meditation the group explores their experience with the facilitator’s guidance. Beginners welcome. Free.

 

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Groton Library Book Discussion Group

All discussions take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm
Copies of the February book are now available for check out at the library.

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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!

 

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Our HOLIDAY PARTY with SANTA was wonderful

The library 1st holiday party had a wonderful response, the attendance was higher than we expected it, we had a total of 61 people (38 adults and 23 kids) . All attendees enjoyed the music, the kids craft table, Santa, and the sweet treats and hot chocolate. It was wonderful to see the library full and alive, people chatting and connecting, and checking out books of course, for sure Eric Volk was busy taking care of our circulation desk.
Monday event was very successful, and none of this events would be happening without the support of our wonderful volunteers, friends of the library and board of trustees. THANK YOU!

Kindly. ~Luisa Lindsley/Librarian

 

 Library Services

Audio-books 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 audio-books available on CD and for download for all ages.

Wifi – Our library  offers free public access Wi-Fi, 24 hours a day even when the library is closed you can access high speed internet on your laptop or device from our parking lot.

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.

Attraction Passes Available for Loan – 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!

Online catalog: grotonlibrary.kohavt.org.

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.

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

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

 

Consider making a contribution to the Groton Library

Make a donation to the library, and you’ll give a gift to the whole community. You will make an impact through your donations in free programs and events, children services, and community connections. If you make a donation, you and your community will benefit at the same time.

With your support 2018 will be an even greater year.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

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