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Granby Public Library
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sundays through March 29: 1 – 4 p.m.

Cossitt Public Library
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.

The libraries will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 for the Easter weekend.

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Pre-registration is required for many of our programs:  Call 860-844-5275(GPL Main Desk);
860-844-5284 (GPL Children);  860-653-8958 (Cossitt)

Did you know that many library programs are funded through the generosity of the Friends of Cossitt Library and the Friends of Granby Public Library? Many sincere thanks for their support throughout the year!

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Dennis Picard, Director of Storrowton Village, returns to Cossitt on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. for Paddy on the Railway, a presentation about the Irish laborers and the building of the railways in Massachusetts. Pre-registration is suggested.

The Possum Writers Group welcomes new members. The group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6 – 7:45 p.m. Members share their work (finished or work-in-progress) with one another in a constructive and encouraging environment; each meeting usually includes a writing exercise. For more information, email Rosemary at

Family Story Hour will meet Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Louisa Mayock comes to Cossitt on Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day Craft program, a pair of pierced earrings. Registration is required to ensure supplies for all participants. 

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Something About The Author meets on Monday, April 6, 1:30 p.m. to discuss the works of Carol Shields. Copies of works by the author are available for borrowing.

The Food Series takes a shift in April with special guest chefs. Karen Rutigliano, of Katering by Karen, presents Easy Spring Appetizers and Hors D’Oeuvres on Thursday, April 9, 5 p.m. Learn how to cook for a crowd and pick up do-ahead ideas and tips for your next event. On Thursday, April 16, 5pm, Sandi Urban, from Sur La Table, presents a smoothie demo with a Rainbow of Nutrition. On Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m., Lori Love of Granby Village Health will discuss prebiotic and probiotic diets using raw foods to maintain health; Love will also prepare and have samples of kimchee. On Thursday, April 30, 5 p.m., join Holcomb Farm’s farm manager, Joe O’Grady, for an enlightening discussion about Community Supported Agriculture and the benefits of eating locally. Registration is required for these programs; limited to 12 participants.

There will be three events for Crafter’s Café month. On Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.., the CT River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America returns with another wonderful project just in time for Mother’s Day. The kit will focus on what is popularly referred to as blackwork or the Holbein stitch. Kits are free and supplied by the chapter; participants should bring their own scissors and magnifying glasses, if needed. On Thursday, April 23, 6:30 p.m., Paula returns with a jewelry-making session (all materials supplied). And on Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., Donna Garafalo Cameron will present a paper crafting and card-making session; kits will be supplied (two projects in each kit); limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required for each of these sessions to ensure materials for all; Teens are always welcome.

Around The World Book Group will meet on Monday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. to discuss God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (India). Copies of the book will be available before the group meets. 

Sci-Fi Book Discussion will be on Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m., to discuss Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Copies of the book will be available to borrow beforehand.

Autism 101, on Wednesday, April 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Sara Reed, Director of Advocacy and Family Resources for Autism Services and Resources Connecticut, will present an overview of autism spectrum disorders. Learn about autism, how it is diagnosed, myths and realities, history, common characteristics and strategies for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Registration required as space is limited.


Special Programs

Craft Week: Monday to Saturday, April 13 – 18, drop in any time during the week and create a craft project to take home. We supply all materials. All ages welcome.

We Love Legos! Tuesdays, April 7, 21, 28 at 4 – 5:30 p.m., and April 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m. There are lots of Legos, just bring your imagination, drop in and play. Ages 3 and up.

Crafternoons: Thursdays: April 2, 9, 23, 30 at 4 – 5 p.m., and April 16 at 1 – 2 p.m. We’ll provide everything you need to make a fun craft. Drop-ins welcome. Ages 5 and up.

Family Film Fun: Wednesday, April 15, 1 – 3 p.m. Relax and enjoy a family film, we’ll even provide the popcorn. No registration needed.

Zumba! Saturday, April 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Move to the music! Amy Thompson leads this fun program for ages 7–11. Sessions fills up fast, advance registration required.


Wee Ones: Books and Babies: Mondays, April 6, 13, and 20. Also Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 10:30 – 11 a.m. (Note: No Monday, April 27.) An opportunity for babies aged 0–18 months with a caregiver to sing, rock, clap and bounce to nursery rhymes and board books. Sheri Litchfield from the Granby Early Childhood Council leads this popular program. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.

Wee Ones: Toddler Tales: Mondays, April 6, 13, and 20. Also Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 11 – 11:30 a.m. (Note: No Monday, April 27.) Toddlers aged 18–36 months with a caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, songs and silly fun with Sheri Litchfield from the Granby Early Childhood Council. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, April 7, 14 and 21. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Note: No Tuesday, April 28.) Children ages 3–5 with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.


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Summary of Vacation Week Programs

Monday, April 13

Wee Ones, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (0–18 months)

Toddler Tales, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (18–36 months)

Tuesday, April 14

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (ages 3–5)

We Love Legos! beginning at 1 p.m. (ages 3 and up)

Wednesday, April 15

Family Film Fun beginning at 1 p.m. (all ages)

Thursday, April 16

Wee Ones, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (0–18 months)

Toddler Tales, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (18–36 months)

Crafternoon, 1 – 2 p.m. (ages 5 and up)

Saturday, April 18

Zumba, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (ages 7–11)

Available all week: Crafts, coloring, activity sheets, puzzles and games (all ages)