Granby Public Library
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cossitt Public Library
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Find us online
Town of Granby (www.granby-ct.gov); also use the links to join us on Facebook and Pinterest.
Pre-registration is required for many programs. Call 860-844-5275 (GPL Main Desk); 860-844-5284 (GPL Children); 860-653-8958 (Cossitt); or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both libraries will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 for Easter weekend.
Granby Public Library
Free and open to the public; copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Please call 860-844-5275 to register or get additional information.
Something About the Author: Monday, March 5, 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss Native Guard (poetry) by Natasha Trethewey.
Around the World: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. Egypt is the chosen country; the group will read Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.
Sci Fi / Fantasy: Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. The group will discuss M.R. Carey’s The Girl with all the Gifts.
Adult and Teen Programs
Helping Seniors with Technology: This program will launch on Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., and continue weekly on Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. through April 28. This is a special project by Girl Scout cadet Ashley Puglise. Ashley will offer one-on-one help to seniors who bring in their own Apple device or use the iPad provided. She will assist people in learning the device layout, creating contacts and emails, using the camera and Facetime, taking notes and setting alarms, among other functions; she will also provide written instructions to take home to help them troubleshoot, in addition to how-to books she created. Registration is required; call 860-844-5275 to reserve your time.
Everybody’s a Critic and You Can Be Too! March 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. People blog and share opinions about what they see ever more often. If you are interested in blogging as a hobby or a profession, don’t miss Lauren Yarger, blogger, theater critic, playwright and producer. Learn the basics for publicly expressing an opinion and enjoy an insider’s view about the best and worst shows on and off Broadway. Registration recommended.
Eagles in Connecticut: Monday, March 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The bald eagle is best known as the national emblem of the U.S. Hear more about the eagle population in Connecticut, their life history, range, habitat and diet. CT Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple leads the program. Registration recommended.
Spinning, The Timeless Process of Twisting Fiber: Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (snow date March 28). Humans have been spinning for thousands of years. Are you curious about the craft and its popularity today? Aimee Gilbert, local crafter, knitter and natural fiber enthusiast shares her knowledge with a live demonstration. Registration recommended.
Call 860-844-5284 for more information or to register. Programs will be cancelled if there is no school in Granby due to bad weather.
Zumba, ages 5–11: Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Join us for a fun-filled session. Preregistration is required, as space is limited to 12 participants.
Kids Book Club, the Book Crusaders: Thursdays, March 8 and 22 from 4 – 5 p.m. Second, third and fourth graders are invited to join this new book club. This month we’ll read Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater. We’ll discuss the first half of the story on March 8 and talk about the last half on March 22. Bring your own copy of the book or grab one of ours. Caregivers are welcome to join in. Please register in advance.
Craft Week: Monday – Saturday, March 12 – 17. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun project to take home. All materials supplied.
Wee Ones Story Time, ages 1–2: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for little walkers and crawlers with a caregiver. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting.
Preschool Story Time, ages 3–5: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required, drop-ins welcome.
Family Movie Nights: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 beginning at 6 p.m. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film, we’ll even provide the popcorn! Call for details on movie titles. No registration needed., all ages welcome.
AWE Early Literacy Station: Stop by the new AWE Early Literacy Station for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Just like the station at GPL, Cossitt now offers children a fun, educational way to learn reading, math, music and much more! The AWE station was funded through the generosity of the Seth and Lucy Holcombe Bequest.
Do-Re-Mi Music for Little People: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2–2:30 p.m. There is a smile on every face when Miss Jessica leads songs, rhymes, finger plays and more. Preschoolers and their siblings are invited to join the musical merriment with a caregiver. Registration recommended.
Cossitt Craft Days: March 1, 3, 6, 8 and 10. Make and take home a simple craft project in 15 minutes or less. All are welcome, no registration.
Miss Heather’s Special Craft Time: Saturday, March 17, 3 – 4 p.m. It’s your lucky day when you drop by Miss Heather’s craft table. Don’t miss a fun, seasonal craft for kids of all ages. Materials provided; no fee.
Adult / Teen / Main Room
Playing for Pizza & Game Night: Friday, March 9, 6–7:30 p.m. (snow date March 16). Our final winter game night will feature a few rounds of trivia AND a prize for the winners. All ages are welcome to share a slice of pizza and a favorite board or card game. The trivia contest will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is appreciated though drop-ins are welcome if space allows. Thank you to Sotelo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant and the Cossitt Library Friends.
Writers Group: Tuesdays, March 13 and 27, 6 – 7:45 p.m. The group embraces writers of all genres so come by to work on your material with this friendly group every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Sessions feature writing prompts, critiques, and readings. Call for more information.