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.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.
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Both libraries will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, and Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.
Pre-registration is required for many programs. To register for any program call 860-844-5275 (GPL Main Desk), 860-844-5284 (Children’s), 860-653- 8958 (Cossitt), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIN BRANCH, GRANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Please call 860-844-5284 to register for any programs or for more information.
Think Outside the Vase— Centerpieces for the Holidays: Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Looking for decorative inspiration? Sally Jones, florist and owner of Flowers ‘N’ Such, creates holiday magic when she demonstrates unique centerpiece arrangements for the home. Registration recommended.
Honor a Vet: Friday, Nov. 2, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Make a keepsake honoring a military service person. Calligrapher Debby Reelitz leads a workshop where attendees with any artistic ability make a calligraphy memento. Each piece will be personalized with the vet’s branch of service, years served and initials. See samples at the library or online. Register in advance with a $5 fee.
Crazy for Cranberries: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Culinary instructor Julie Wern offers a tasty demonstration featuring the tart, and slightly sweet, cranberry. A tiny super food native to North America, the cranberry holds a special place on the table this time of year. Pick up cooking tips while sampling a variety of cranberry-based foods and beverages, and take home the recipes you like best. Registration recommended.
Indian Wars in Connecticut History: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Connecticut has generally been seen as a bucolic, rather quiet state. But early in its history the state saw bloody battles, both between Native American tribes and between natives and colonists. Hamish Lutris, professor of history, presents an engaging talk featuring two major Indian wars of the period, the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip’s War. Learn more about our region’s history and its impact on Colonial America. Registration recommended.
You Can Uke! Monday, Nov. 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults and older teens are welcome to join Jim Lenn for beginning ukulele instruction. Learn to tune, strum, read chords, and play songs. Register in advance with a $5 fee.
NaNoWriMo—Race to the Finish: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 – 7:45 p.m. Writers are invited to make a final push to put words on paper for National Novel Writing Month. The library invites scribes to come write in and make the goal of 50,000 words by month end. Enjoy this writing race with light refreshments and fun prizes. Registration encouraged; space limited.
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, Nov. 5, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The group will discuss the author Chaim Potok.
Around the World: Monday, Nov. 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Italy is the chosen country; the group will discuss The Shape of Water, by Andrea Camilleri.
SciFi/Fantasy: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 – 7:45 p.m. The group will discuss Artemis, by Andy Weir.
A Visit From A Garbage Truck! Thursday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m. Our friends from Paine’s are coming back for another visit. See the truck up close and climb into the driver’s seat. Meet Gordon, Granby’s favorite driver, and enjoy a story with Miss Julie. All ages welcome. Please register in advance.
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sing, dance and jump along to popular children’s classics with Edward Leonard. He’ll bring his guitar, drums and a bag full of musical surprises. Best for ages 3–10. Please register in advance.
Zumba: Saturday, Nov. 17, 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.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (no Nov. 20) Preschoolers with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required.
Wee Ones: Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 10:30 – 11 a.m. (no Nov. 22) Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for children from birth to age 2 with a caregiver. No registration required.
Play Time: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drop by for unstructured play and socialization for toddlers with caregivers.
Family Movie Night: Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28 beginning at 6 p.m. (no Nov. 21) Bring the family and enjoy a movie, we’ll supply the popcorn. Call for film titles. No registration needed, just drop in. All ages.
F. H. COSSITT LIBRARY
Writers Group: Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27, 6 – 7:45 p.m., Upper Level. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by enjoying a bit of competition with fellow writers. Commit words to the page during two evenings of Writing Sprints. Light refreshments fuel the fire and prizes will be awarded for highest word counts. Registration encouraged; space limited.
Do-Re-Mi Music for Little People: Tuesdays, Nov. 6 and 13, 2 – 2:30 p.m., Children’s Room. Preschoolers with their caregivers are invited to join Karen Levan for songs, rhymes and musical play. Please register, space limited.
Cossitt Craft Days: Nov. 1, 3, 6, 8 and 10. Kids and caregivers are invited to browse for books and movies, then make and take home a simple seasonal craft project in five minutes or less. No fee; no registration.