Groton Free Public Library
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Story Hour – Summer Reading Series
Wednesday, 7/11, 7/18 and 7/25
10:30 – 11:30am
The GFPL is excited to announce our Summer Reading Series surrounding the theme of Music!!! This series is part of our Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program. Ms. Andrea Dennis, the NES Kindergarten teacher, will be reading music themed stories. Come let your imagination soar as Andrea’s dynamic personality and passion for literature leads you through new worlds found only in books at your local public library!For more information on our story times, please call the library at (802) 584-3358 or email Luisa at email@example.com
Tales for a Harmonious World!
Saturday, July 28 @ 3:00pm
South Ryegate Vestry
Co-sponsored by the Groton Free Public Library and Baldwin Library in Wells River
Storytelling team Joan Robinson and Susanna Olson combine their voices and involve family audiences to bring the wisest of folktales to life! Ages 6 and up. FREE
Note: This program will take place at the South Ryegate Vestry.
Summer Book Sale!
Week of July 9th during open hours
Fill a Bag Book Sale at the Groton Free Public Library.
$5 a bag!
Monday, July 9th from 2:30pm – 7pm
Wednesday, July 11th from 10am – 4pm
Friday, July 13th from 2:30pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 14th from 10am – 12pm
We’re clearing out our shelves to make way for a great new selection for
our Annual Fall Foliage Book Sale in October.
Come FILL a large paper grocery bag for ONLY $5!!!!
Thank you for supporting our library!
Dave Rosane and the ZOOKEEPERS
Library benefit CONCERT!
Saturday, August 4
Groton Community Building
Entrance by DONATION!
Dave Rosane and the Zookeepers, a Bradford-based indie folk rock band, is
touring Vermont this summer with benefit concerts for libraries, and they’ll play in Groton on Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 pm at the community building.
Join us this summer to raise funds and advocacy for Literacy, community, and Freedom of Speech!
Check out this VPR link to hear all about it!
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All of our programs are free and open to residents of all towns.
Fun Passes Available
We now offer numerous passes for free & reduced admission:
- Billings Farm & Museum
- Birds of VT Museum
- Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
- Echo Center
- VT State Parks
- VT Historic Sites
- Shelburne Farms
Many thanks to the Department of Libraries and our Friends of the Library group & the sponsoring institutions for these opportunities!
Crafts & Conversation Group
Meets every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00pm
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00pm
Our library is happy to host our local weekly TOPS group. TOPS is a nonprofit organization that provides a support group for weight loss. Meetings are held in Groton every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00pm.
To learn more, contact Barb Frost @ 603-638-4416 or Brenda Powers @ 802-584-3386.
PAST EVENT’S & PROGRAMS
Upcoming Book Discussions
Wednesday, June 27 at 3:00pm
All discussions take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm
The next monthly meeting of the book club will be on Wednesday, June 27, at 3:00. We will discuss “The German Girl” by Armando Correa. This novel tells the story of a family fleeing Germany in 1939, shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The ship, the St Louis, was bound for Cuba, but on arrival the passengers were not allowed to land. The United States and Canada also refused admittance, and the refugees were forced to return to Europe. This is a story that is relevant to our own times.
Copies of the book available to loan by request. New members always welcome!
Our VALENTINE’S Painting class for Kids was very successful!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Classes will be held Fridays at 4:00pm in the GFPL for a five week session beginning Feb. 2nd – March. 2nd
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.
Our HOLIDAY PARTY with SANTA was wonderful
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
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.
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With your support 2018 will be an even greater year.
Thank you for your generosity!