Granby Public Library

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Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundays, Nov. to March: 1 to 4 p.m.
Cossitt Public Library
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for many programs. Call 860-844-5275 (GPL Main Desk); 860-844-5284 (GPL Children); 860-653-8958 (Cossitt)
Both libraries will be closed on Feb. 20 for President’s Day.
To register for any program call 860-844-5275 or email
Granby Food Bank Donations
Through the month of February, the Granby Public Library and the F. H. Cossitt Library will collect non-perishable food items to benefit the Granby Food Bank. As an added incentive, the libraries will waive the fine on one overdue item for every food item donated.
Granby Public Library
Book Clubs
Something About The Author: Monday, Feb. 6, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Natalie Baszile’s Sugar Queen.
Around the World: Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh (India).
SciFi/Fantasy: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 – 7:45 p.m. The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu.
Winter Wellness Series 
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Fox Meeting Room. (Snow dates­, Thursdays) Be kind to your body and nourish your soul. Treat yourself to any or all of the feel-good winter wellness programs featuring local experts. Drop-ins welcome.
Aromatherapy: Feb. 7, learn about using essential oils to promote wellness and enhance mood. Presenter Fiona Shackelton shares her extensive knowledge and an assortment of fragrances.
Chocolate Covered Wellness: Feb. 14, join certified herbalist Sara Thornton, owner and proprietor of Ravenswood Natural Health, for a delicious presentation. It’s chocolate and it’s good for us – need we say more?
The Om Within, An Introduction to Meditation: Feb. 21, internationally certified yoga therapist Kristal Fiorentino offers simple meditation strategies for improved physical and mental health.
Good Food. Good for You! Feb. 28, improve and maintain digestive health with tips from Lori Love, owner of Granby Village Health. Sample foods that promote good bacteria in your gut and learn more about probiotics.
Clutter Control
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 – 3 p.m. (snow date Feb. 19) It’s a new year and Dave Downs has a new way to look at downsizing. Learn what to do with all that stuff. Pick up practical tips and strategies in this upbeat presentation of what to keep and what to discard.
Crafter’s Café
Lotions and Potions: Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn to make body scrubs and soothing lotions to treat winter-weary skin. All materials provided. Limit 12.
Phil Klein, The Dog Listener
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 – 3:15 p.m. (snow date Feb. 25) Why does my dog do that? Gain a better understanding of dogs and their behavior from a certified dog listener. Bring your questions, but not your dogs, for an informative and interactive session.
Cats Meow
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 – 3 p.m. (snow date March 5) Did you know “meows” are not innate cat language? Cats developed them to communicate with humans! Join Diana Lafar, DVM with Cats Limited, for a fascinating look at our feline friends. Lots of opportunity for questions and answers.
Frederick H. Cossitt Library
Snow Much Fun: Saturday, Feb. 4, 3 – 5 p.m. (snow date Feb. 11) Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day with a special story time at 3 p.m. followed by a snowman-building competition (weather permitting) and indoor snow crafts and games. Fun for the whole family.
Fly Tying with Orvis: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2 – 3 p.m. (snow date Feb. 15) All experience levels welcome for hands-on fly-tying instruction from Orvis instructors. Materials provided. Limit 10; reserve your seat today.
Playing for Pizza, Game Night: Friday, Feb. 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 17) All ages welcome to share a slice of pizza and round or two of a favorite board game. Choose from dozens of games or bring your own. Drop-ins welcome.
Writers Group: Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and 28, 6 – 7:45 p.m. The group embraces writers of all genres. Come by to work on your material with this interactive and friendly group every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.