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Granby Public Library

Main Branch

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 Branch

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.

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Programs For Adults, and Teens

To register for any program call 860-844-5275, email or register online at

Granby Library has exciting news to share. Online program registration is now available on the library website. Just click on the Program and Events Calendar tab and select the programs you want to attend. Of course, you can still call or visit the library to sign up for programs, talks, activities, and special events.

Saturday, March 2, 2–3 p.m. Snow date March 9. The Historic New Haven and Northampton Canal, at Cossitt Branch Library, Upper Level. How did the beautiful greenway of bike and rail trails running through 16 Connecticut and Massachusetts communities come to be? Author Robert R. Madison takes us on a trip through time, starting with the New Haven and Northampton Canal. To Granby belongs the place where on Monday, July 4, 1825, ground was first broken for the Farmington Canal. Copies of the book, New Haven and Northampton Canal Greenway, will be available for purchase after the program. Registration required; space limited.

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m. snow date March 12. Do you want to learn how to take better pictures with your iPhone, Android or iPad? Adults and teens are welcome to register for this introductory class with Andy Mars, commercial photographer and instructor. Cossitt Branch Library, Upper Level. Registration required; space limited. Note: Attendees will supply their own mobile device and will need to download the Snapseed app; check online or call the library for details.

Thursday, March 7 and 21, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Snow date March 28. at Cossitt Branch Library, Upper Level. Adult and teen artists of any ability level are invited to attend two sketching sessions featuring a still life exercise (session 1) and a live model exercise (session 2). Locally acclaimed artist Suzanne Roz Magoon will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance. Registration required; space limited. 

Note: Artists will supply their own materials; check online or call the library for details.

Thursday, March 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Snow date March 14. In the early 20th century a great cultural explosion occurred in the United States. African-Americans migrated from the South and swelled the urban populations of the North. Many consider Harlem, in New York City, to be the focal point of this migration. Our favorite professor of history, Hamish Lutris, will highlight the important works of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as talk about its greatest figures and their legacy. Granby Library, Main Branch. Please register in advance.

Monday, March 11 and 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m. The You Can Uke group meets at GPL Main Branch. Ukulele players in Granby’s advanced beginner class are reminded to keep strumming and jamming with instructor Jim Lenn on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Tuesday, March 12 and 26, 6–7:45 p.m. The Cossitt Writers group meets at the Cossitt Branch Library, Upper Level. Adult fiction writers are welcome to join this friendly group. Writing exercises, sprints and critiques are all a part of the bi-monthly sessions. Registration recommended, drop-ins are always welcome.

Thursday, March 14, 10–11:45 a.m.  The chess group meets at the Cossitt Branch Library, Upper Level. Chess fans are invited to join in for friendly and competitive games the second Thursday morning of every month. If you want to play, but the time doesn’t fit your schedule, leave your contact info with library staff and we’ll put you in touch with chess players available at other times. Registration recommended, drop-in’s are always welcome.

Wednesday March 20, 10:30 a.m. Health + Fitness For Women at the Granby Public Library, Main Branch.Are you a new mom or a busy parent? Do you have questions about health and nutrition? Join us for a free informational session with certified Fitness Mentor and Coach, Alison Gaffney. Enjoy a smoothie as you learn more about overall female fitness, short but effective workouts, getting back your pre-baby body, general nutrition, meal planning and more. There will be plenty of time for your questions as well. Please register in advance.

Thursday, March 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m. First Ladies: An Adventure In Glamour, Guts And Gumption at the GPL Main Branch. Enjoy a lively and humorous talk with Marianne Millard, a licensed Washington, DC travel guide who weaves historical and modern events and facts into her presentation about First Ladies of the United States. Gain an understanding of the important role these women played and the challenges they faced navigating politics, protocol and publicity. Please register in advance.

Book Discussions at GPL Main Branch

Free and open to the public; copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Register online, drop-in, or call 860-844-5275.

Something About the Author: Monday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss Pulitzer winning poet Richard Wilbur.

Around the World: Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.  New Zealand is the chosen country; the group will discuss Death on Demand by Paul Thomas.

Sci Fi / Fantasy: Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. The group will discuss Wool (Book 1 of the Silo series) by Hugh Howey.

Programs For Children And Families

Granby Public Library and F. H. Cossitt Branch Library. Registration is available in person, by telephone, or online at Call 860-844-5275 for more information.

Cossitt Craft Days: March 2, 5, 7 and 9. Cossitt Branch Library. Stop by the Children’s Room at Cossitt and make a child-friendly craft to take home. All materials provided.

Craft Week At GPL:  Monday – Saturday, March 11-16. Granby Public Library – Main Branch. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun craft to take home. All materials supplied.

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.  Granby Public Library – Main Branch. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. Best for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays: March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.  Granby Public Library – Main Branch. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for ages birth to two years with caregiver. No registration required.

Family Movie Night: Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 6 p.m.  Granby Public Library – Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. We’ll provide the popcorn. All ages welcome.

Kindness Klub For Tweens: Thursday March 14, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Granby Public Library – Main Branch. It’s a new club for tweens age 8-12. Get together to participate in fun projects that help spread kindness in our community. We’ll brainstorm during this first meeting – bring your ideas. Please register in advance.

Playing For Pizza: Saturday March 16, 3–4:30 p.m. Snow date Saturday, March 23. Cossitt Branch Library. All ages are invited to share a slice of Sotelo’s pizza and play a round or two of your favorite board game. Choose from dozens of games at the library or bring your own. Please register in advance.