Library Will be Closed

Friday, November 24 &

Saturday, November 25

 HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

For the youngsters
Saturday, Dec. 9
at 10:30am. 

Make an Origami Christmas Ornament

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 Join us for a holiday origami session with Deborah Orelup! Make your own Christmas ornaments to hang in your windows or Christmas tree. Bring a friend and enjoy the good company.
Light refreshments — free for all
families. 
Generously sponsored by the Crafts & Conversation and Friends of the Library groups.

 

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Speakers Bureau

Image of Linda Radtke in performanceThe Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau offers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host informative and thought-provoking presentations in their communities.

Speakers Bureau talks present scholarship and discussion on diverse humanities topics, while History Alive! programs bring historical characters to life through well-researched and well-acted portrayals.

 

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

December 9
4:00 pm

Groton Free Public Library

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What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. We will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness.” We will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.

Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

December 14
6:00 pm

Groton Free Public Library

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Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films provides interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age. Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East to 2005’s Thank You for Smoking.

Groton Free Public Library, Groton

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

What’s happening at the library

Crafts and Conversation Group

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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!

Updates

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.

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