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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); use the links to join us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Closings

Both libraries will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Contact Us

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 gplibrary@granby-ct.gov

Granby Public Library

Book Clubs

Free and open to the public. Copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Please call to register or get additional information.

Something About the Author: No meeting in September. Monday, Oct. 1, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Author is Erik Larson.

Around the World: Monday, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 – 7:45 p.m. Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

Adult and Teen Programs

Art in Action: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2–4 p.m. Granby Artists Association offers a personal art experience you won’t want to miss. All ages are invited to learn about the creative process when local artists demonstrate skills and techniques in a variety of mediums. After demonstrations, meet and speak with the artists and enjoy light refreshments.  Registration encouraged as space is limited.

Granby Prepares with CERT: Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Meet members of the Granby Community Emergency Response Team and learn how to protect your family, home, pets and business during a disaster. Special guest presenters include Dave Deskis, Granby’s new Fire Marshall, Katie Coupe, Granby Ambulance, and CERT members John Lombardi and Jack Lareau. Bring your questions; the team has the answers. Free handouts and other resources for attendees. Registration recommended.

You Can Uke! Monday, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the Senior/Youth Center Community Room. Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Adults and older teens are invited to join Julie Stepanek as she leads a beginner group in the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords, as well as play a few songs. Bring your own uke or use one of many provided that night. Registration is complete when you leave your name and a $5 fee at Granby Public Library. 

UFO, Understanding the Phenomenon: Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Dyke Spear, Connecticut field investigator with MUFON (Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network) offers an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. Spear’s presentation includes information acquired from over 35 years of careful appraisal and thorough study. He provides a unique analysis of the UFO enigma. Recommended for adults and teens. Please register to attend.

A Day That Will Live in Infamy—The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m. On Dec 7, 1941, the United States was drawn into World War II when the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a massive military strike on U.S. and British installations across the Pacific. Learn more about the planning, execution and aftermath of this audacious and ultimately unsuccessful plan. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College, shares his knowledge with adults and teens. Registration recommended.

Iwo Jima/World War II Traveling Museum: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (rain date Oct. 13). Mark your calendar and make time to visit an extraordinary museum coming to Granby. The Iwo Jima/World War II Traveling Museum is designed to honor American soldiers—specifically from the World War II era—and it is in town for only one day. View an array of pictures, uniforms and even sand from Normandy Beach. The museum on wheels also serves as a tribute to local men and women who served in all branches of service all over the world. No registration necessary.

Children’s Programs

Play Time: Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Drop by for unstructured play and socialization for toddlers with caregivers.

Zumba: Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Join us for a fun-filled session for children ages 5–11. Preregistration is required as space is limited to 12 participants.

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, 10:30–11 a.m. Preschoolers with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required. 

Wee Ones: Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 10:30–11 a.m. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for children from birth to age 2 with a caregiver. No registration required. 

Family Movie Night: Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 beginning at 6 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy a movie, we’ll supply the popcorn. Call for film titles. No registration needed, just drop in.

Cossitt Library

Children’s Room

Cossitt Craft Days: Sept. 6, 8, 11, 13 and 15. Kids and caregivers are invited to browse for books and movies, then make and take home a simple seasonal craft project in 5 minutes or less. No fee; no registration.

Adult / Teen / Main Room 

Writers Group: Tuesdays, Sept. 11 and 25, 6–7:45 p.m. Cossitt Writers Group embraces writers of all genres. Sessions feature writing prompts, critiques, and readings. The group continues to take inspiration from Ursula LeGuin’s Steering the Craft. Work on your material with this friendly group every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Registration recommended.

Putting the Garden to Bed: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2–3 p.m. As the first frost approaches, it’s time to tuck the garden in for the winter. Sarah Bailey, Certified Advanced Master Gardener and Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional, shows us how to make winter preparations easy and enjoyable. Learn how to keep your plants happy, pesky critters at bay and your garden looking its best all winter. Registration required as space is limited.