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: closed until November
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)

Cossitt Library recently hosted fly tying workshops with Orvis instructors. Visit the library’s new website for more program information. Photo by Holly Johnson

Holiday Closings
Both libraries will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16.
New Library Website
After months of re-designing and reconstruction, our new website is live and ready for The Town also has a newly designed site at the same address:
Cossitt Library
Miss Heather’s Special Story Time: Saturday, April 1, 3 – 4 p.m. Enjoy jokes and silly stories with Miss Heather on April Fool’s Day, followed by fun craft projects for little hands.
Cossitt Library Celebrates 125 Years: Sunday, April 2, 2 – 4 p.m. All are invited to the Library to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Cossitt Library’s service to the community. The beloved North Granby institution welcomes all for a festive gathering. Enjoy historical re-enactments, visit with former librarians, volunteers and descendants of Frederick H. Cossitt and George S. Godard. Special commemorative words at 3 p.m. For more information, call 860-844-5275.
Writers Group: Tuesdays, April 11 and 25, 6 – 7:45 p.m. The Cossitt Writers 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.
Build a Better Garden: Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn to plan for and prepare a garden by creating one at the Cossitt Library. All ages welcome to learn more from local master gardeners. Dress appropriately for a hands-on experience. Call or stop by the library for more information.
Granby Public
Monthly Book Clubs
These groups are open to the public; if interested, call 860-844-5275 to register.
Something About The Author meets Monday, April 3, 1:30 p.m. to discuss the writings of author Kathy Reichs.
Around the World Book Club meets Monday, April 17, to discuss the novel Seven Good Years, by Etgar Keret (Country: Israel).
Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Club meets Wednesday, April 26, to discuss Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.
Adults and Teens
Personal Finance for Women: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4 – 5:15 p.m. This relaxed, informative, and interactive series is designed especially for women with limited personal financial experience. Register to attend one or all four sessions with Nancy Fellinger, CFP. Topics include financial planning, investing, retirement accounts and estate planning.
Corsages and Boutonnieres: Tuesday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Florist and event planner Thom Green demonstrates the simple steps to create quality corsages and boutonnieres. Make your own in this hands-on workshop. Register early to ensure adequate materials for all participants.
The Florence Griswold Museum, From A to Z: Thursday, April 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Take a virtual walk through the beautiful gardens and artwork at the Florence Griswold Museum. Afterward, borrow the museum pass from the library and visit this Connecticut treasure along the banks of the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme.
Cut the Cord! Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from March 8): Cable, phone and Internet bills costing too much? Tired of negotiating with providers for lower rates? Consider cutting the cord. Learn more from consumer electronics expert and author James Gifford. No advanced degree in computer technology needed. Come with questions, leave with answers.
Passport on Wheels: Wednesday, April 26, 12 – 4 p.m. Today is the day to apply for a passport or renew an existing passport. Granby Public Library and the U.S. Postal Service have teamed up to offer a convenient and timesaving opportunity. Pick up the appropriate forms from the library or post office before the event to avoid unnecessary waiting. Call for more information.
LOL: Wednesday, April 26, 12 – 3 p.m. Teens are welcome to stop by the library to study, laugh, game, chill or connect with friends. Bottle flipping contest, with prizes, on the patio at 1 p.m. See you there!
Home Water Systems: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Everything you always wanted to know about septic systems and wells, but were afraid to ask. Learn more from Dianne Harding, Farmington Valley Health District. Is there a need to test well water annually? Will the drought impact private water supplies? Why is the grass greener over the septic tank? Answers to these questions and much, much more.
Children’s Programs
Call 860-844-5284 for more information or register.
Llama at the Library, ages 5 and up: Monday, April 10, 11 a.m. A llama is coming to the library. Meet a live llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm, listen to a llama story and learn more about these special animals. With caregiver please, register in advance.
Zumba, ages 5 to 11: Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Join us for a fun-filled session. Please register in advance, as space is limited to 12 participants.
Family Movie Nights: Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 beginning at 6 p.m. Take a break and enjoy a family-friendly movie, let us provide the popcorn. Movie titles will be announced one week in advance. No advance registration necessary.
Wee Ones, up to 2 years: Thursdays, April 6, 20 and 27 (no April 13), 10:30 – 11 a.m. Board books, nursery rhymes, songs and gentle movement for babies and toddlers. With caregiver please. Drop in.
Preschool Story Time, 3 to 5 years: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m. Children with a 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, April 17 to 22. Drop in any time during the week and create a craft project to take home.