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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.

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

Holiday Closing: Both libraries will be closed Sept. 5 through 7 for the Labor Day weekend.

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Phone Numbers

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)

 Cossitt Library

The Friends of Cossitt will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday, Sept. 12 (rain date Sept. 19), and children can run their own tag sale, too! For more information, call 860-653-8958 during Cossitt’s open hours; or call 860-653-3887.

Adult and Teen Program, Keep Coloring and Carry On! Join us for a fun evening in the Main Room of Cossitt on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. as we grab colorful markers and spend some de-stress time coloring. Coloring is not just for kids, it’s an international rage for adults who are looking to chill out. We’ll supply the coloring pages and markers, as well as fresh-brewed teas and nibbles. No charge but pre-registration is required to ensure enough supplies; call or stop by either library to register early, as space is limited.

Granby Public Library

Something About The Author takes a break in September and returns Monday, Oct. 5 to discuss author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Copies of the author’s works are available to borrow.

Around the World Book Group meets Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to read and discuss Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia). Copies of the books will be available to borrow before the group meets.

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Book Group: Meets Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the books will be available to borrow beforehand.

The Leafy Tree: This memoir writing workshop series begins Wednesday, Sept. 16 and continues to Oct. 7, 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. Local personal historian Sarah Merrill will guide workshop participants through targeted writing exercise and discussion, with a goal of getting a handful of compelling stories down on paper. Participants should arrive ready to write, in longhand or on a device of your choice, and to have fun in the process. Pre-registration is required, as the program is limited to 10 participants.
Children’s Department at GPL

Wee Ones, up to 36 months: Mondays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Thursdays, Sept. 17, 24, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (No program Sept. 3, 7 or 10.) Babies with caregiver sing, rock, clap and bounce to nursery rhymes and board books. Sheri from the Granby Early Childhood Council leads the program. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.

Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5: Tuesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (No program Sept. 1, 8.) Children with caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.

Craft Week, all ages: Monday to Saturday, Sept. 14 – 19. Drop in any time during the week and create a craft project to take home.

Crafternoons, ages 5 and up: Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 beginning at 4 p.m. We have lots of art and craft supplies, stop in for unstructured, creative fun. No registration required.

We Love Legos! ages 3 and up: Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 beginning at 4 p.m. We have lots of Legos, just bring your imagination. Small pieces so younger children should be supervised. No need to register.

Zumba! ages 5 – 11: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Registration required as space is limited.

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