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.
Granby Public Library, Main Branch, will be closed on Friday, April 19. On Saturday, April 20, both libraries will be open during normal hours.
To register for any program call 860-844-5275, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register on the website, granby-ct.gov/library. 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. We encourage you to take a look at the calendar today so you don’t miss out.
Programs For Adults, and Teens
Granby Public Library, Main Branch and F. H. Cossitt Branch Library
Crafters Café, Spring Card Making: Wednesday, April 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Adults and teens are invited to make a special spring-themed greeting card. Choose one of three articulated or two-dimensional card designs. Craft instructor Beth Galloway provides guidance. All materials provided; no fee. Registration required.
Take Better Photos With Your Smartphone: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Cossitt Upper Level. Don’t miss this intro to smartphone photography with Andy Mars, professional photographer and photography instructor. Adults and teens are invited to learn how to take better pictures with an iPhone, Android or iPad. Attendees need to bring their own mobile device; the instructor recommends downloading free apps Snapseed and Prisma prior to attending. Registration required as space is limited. For additional info, please contact library staff.
Cossitt Writers Group: Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, 6–7:45 p.m. at Cossitt Upper Level. Adult fiction writers are welcome to join this friendly group. Writing exercises, sprints and critiques are all a part of the semi-monthly sessions. Registration recommended though drop-ins are always welcome.
Age Of Progress, Inventions of the 19th Century: Thursday, April 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Main Branch. The 19th century is known for remarkable developments in science and technology. Edison, Tesla, Darwin, Freud, Semmelweis, Byron, Tennyson and many other influential figures from this Era of Firsts are included in a fascinating talk featuring familiar ideas, objects and people. Hamish Lutris highlights the effects and influences each invention or advance had on the others. Registration recommended.
Chess, Anyone? Thursday, April 11, 10–11:45 a.m. at Cossitt Upper Level. Chess fans are invited to friendly and competitive games the second Thursday of every month. If you want to play but the date or time doesn’t fit your schedule, please leave your contact info with library staff and we’ll put you in touch with others who are open to playing matches at other times. Registration recommended though drop-ins are always welcome.
You Can Uke Group: Mondays, April 15 and 29, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Ukulele players in Granby’s advanced beginner class with Jim Lenn are reminded to keep strumming and jamming at the final two sessions in April. Stay tuned for info about an upcoming Ukulele Jamboree.
Edible Perennial Landscaping And Gardening: Thursday, April 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Cossitt. New England is ideal for growing fruits, nuts and vegetables. Get the facts from certified organic landscape professional and nurseryman John Root. Pick up cultivation tips about which variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials can be grown to produce bountiful harvests. Nutritional and medicinal benefits will also be highlighted during the talk. Attendees are encouraged to take home a list of edible perennial plant species, recommended plant nurseries, and other resources for further study. Registration required; space limited.
At Main Branch. Free and open to the public; copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Register online or call 860-844-5275.
Something About the Author: Monday, April 1, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Featured author is Mario Vargas Llosa.
Around the World: Monday, April 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Japan).
SciFi / Fantasy: Wednesday, April 24, 7–7:45 p.m. The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Programs For Children And Families
Cossitt Craft Days: April 2, 4 and 6 at Cossitt Children’s Room. Stop by and make a child-friendly craft to take home. All materials provided.
Craft Week: Monday to Saturday, April 8–13 at Main Branch Children’s Room. Drop in anytime during the week and create a seasonal craft to take home. All materials provided.
Preschool Story Time, ages 3–5: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Main Branch Children’s Room. Preschoolers with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required.
Wee Ones Story Time, birth to 2 years: Thursdays, April 4, 11,18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Main Branch Children’s Room. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement. Child must have caregiver. No registration required.
Kindness Klub For Tweens, ages 8–12: Thursdays, April 4 and 18, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Get together to participate in fun projects that help spread kindness in our community. Please register in advance.
Lego Build-A-Thon: Monday, April 8, 1–2:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Can you built the tallest building, or the longest bridge? Can you make the most beautiful or interesting one? Build with us and find out. We provide the Legos and the challenges, you bring the imagination. Program for ages 6–11 and their families. Please register in advance.
Parrots Around The World: Tuesday, April 9, 2–3 p.m. at Cossitt Upper Level. It’s spring break in Granby and children are encouraged to bring their parents to learn more about parrots, parakeets and other feathered friends. Join Janet Berube, certified avicultrist and board member of Westfield State University’s institutional and Animal Use Committee, which oversees researching and teaching of live animals. Berube has worked with parrots for over 30 years and is known for offering care instruction and behavioral training techniques for these beautiful birds. Registration required as space is limited.
Family Movie Double Feature, all ages: Wednesday, April 10, first movie beginning at 2 p.m. and second movie beginning at 6 p.m. at Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy one movie, then come back for a second. We provide the popcorn at each show. Check the library website for film titles and synopsis. (Hint: The 2 p.m. show is an adventure all over the Internet, and the 6 p.m. show involves an under-age executive.)
Craft Blitz: Friday, April 12, 10:30–12:30 at Main Branch. We’ll put out all the craft supplies and you’ll create an epic project of your own design. Let your creativity run wild. For children ages 6–11 with a caregiver. No registration required.