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.
Both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27.
Beginning July 1, the Cossitt Branch Library will change its hours to: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 3 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 – 5 p.m.
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.
Adults, teens, tweens and families
Free and open to the public; copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Drop in or register by visiting online or call 860-844-5275.
Something About the Author: Monday, June 13, 1:30 p.m., Main Branch. Featured author Susan Vreeland
Around the World: Monday, June 17, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella (Somalia)
SciFi/Fantasy: Wednesday, June 26, 7–7:45 p.m., Main Branch. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
How to Protect Your Computer from Scams, Hacking and Viruses
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Take the appropriate measures to protect your private data. Hear the latest security tips from local experts and learn how to prevent hackers from accessing your personal information. Chris Doering, MIS, and co-owner of Computer Sales and Repair will share valuable info to help safeguard your computer. Registration recommended.
The Art of Photographic Expression: Realistic Photography or Photo Art?
Thursday, June 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Photography is an ever evolving art form. Enjoy the exploration of different perspectives with professional photographer and instructor Andy Mars. View examples of two distinct styles: unprocessed photography and digitally manipulated photography. All are welcome to enjoy the art and the conversation—from picture-taking enthusiasts to art lovers to professional photographers. Take a closer look at a newly emerging art form. Registration recommended.
Beads And Reads
Saturday, June 8, 2–3 p.m., Cossitt Branch. For kids ages 8 and over. Drop by for an afternoon of beading and reading. Customize your summer T-shirts and sneakers with pony beads. Bring your own T-shirt or use one of ours—youth size L provided while supplies last. Then check out the latest books for summer reading—Nutmeg books are here. There’s no fee and no registration.
Bach 2 Rock: The Science Of Sound
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion. All ages will want to catch this amazing, interactive performance with Caryn Lin, nationally recognized electric violinist and composer, as she transforms sounds using modern technology. Journey from the classical days of Bach to today’s techno-wonders. See and hear how live music is created as Caryn introduces the science behind sound waves and the techniques used to make music. Registration required.
Life After Liftoff
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Kick Off OUR Summer Reading Program and learn about the development of life support technology for the Apollo and space station programs from retired aerospace engineer Donald Rethke. The program includes details of the build and test process for regenerative life support systems in conjunction with future Mars exploration. Rethke, AKA Dr. Flush, brings an authentic space suit for close-up viewing. Program appropriate for older children, teens, adults and seniors. Registration recommended.
Out Of This World Photo Art
Monday, June 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Teens and tweens will learn to create smartphone photo art with Andy Mars, professional photographer and iPhoneography instructor. Is that a spaceship hovering in your pic taken at the family cookout? How did that photo-bomb get in there? Find out by registering to attend. Don’t wait; space is limited. Note: Attendees will need to bring a fully charged iPhone, Android or iPad to the session, and be able to download free apps.
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch on the patio and lawn. Steve Clark performs on the harmonica, shares info about the instrument’s inner workings and history, and finishes the evening with a group lesson. The first 18 adults, teens, and tweens who register in advance receive a free Honer Special 20 harmonica and 15 minutes group instruction following the performance and talk. Already have a harmonica? Bring it along and join the musical jam. All ages are welcome to enjoy the fun.
Starry Night Doodle Art
Thursday, June 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Calling all teens and tweens, don’t miss this Zentangle-inspired doodle art workshop with artist and calligrapher Debby Reelitz. Take inspiration from Van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night as you create a doodle doppelganger with lines, patterns and cool colors. Let your artistic talent shine brightly. There’s no fee and all materials are provided. Registration required; space limited.
Cossitt Writers Group
Tuesday, June 11, 6–7:45 p.m., Cossitt Branch Upper Level. Adult fiction writers are welcome to join this friendly group. Writing exercises, sprints and critiques are all a part of the sessions. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month through the summer months. Registration recommended though drop-in’s are always welcome.
Thursday, June 13, 10–11:45 a.m., Cossitt Branch Upper Level. Chess fans are invited to friendly and competitive games the second Thursday morning 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.
Friends Of Cossitt Library Puzzle Sale
Saturday, June 29 – Saturday, July 13, Cossitt Branch, Upper Level. Stop by Cossitt Branch to stock up for the summer on some amazing puzzles! The sale will feature gently used and reasonably priced jigsaw puzzles for all ages depicting a variety of scenes. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Friends of Cossitt’s efforts to provide funding for programming at the Cossitt Branch Library.
Puzzle donations for the puzzle sale will be accepted at both branches of the library during open hours. Please ensure all donations are complete (no missing pieces!) and that they include a picture of the completed puzzle on the box/bag.
Children And Families
Family Movie Night
Wednesday, June 12, 6 p.m., Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film, we’ll provide the popcorn. All ages welcome.
Over The Moon Animal Adventure with Animal Embassy
Thursday, June 20, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Senior/Youth Center Community Room. For ages 4 and up. Join the library and Animal Embassy on a nocturnal journey through the fascinating nightlife of the animal kingdom as we kick off our Summer Reading Program. See the live animals and discover what these amazing creatures do while we are tucked tightly in our beds. Please register in advance, although drop-ins are welcome!
We Love LEGOS!
Fridays, June 21 and 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Main Branch. We provide the LEGOs and Duplos, you provide the imagination. Fun for ages 3 and up. No registration needed.
Monday, June 24, 4–5 p.m., Main Branch. A galaxy of fun for children ages 6 and up looking for a chance to get creative. Create an out-of-this-world art or craft project to bring home. All materials provided. Please register in advance.
All Stars Musical Review—Puppet Workshop and Performance
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch. After this fun puppet workshop for children ages 5 to 8, silly stars will be singing in a moonlit sky. Family and friends will gather for the star studded puppet performance at the end of the workshop. Registration required.
LEGO Movie 2 Launch Party
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m. Special Activities and 3 p.m. movie, Main Branch. Come at 1:30 for some special Launch Party fun, followed immediately by the LEGO Movie 2. We’ll provide the popcorn. Please register in advance if you will be attending the Launch Party activities.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, 10:30–11 a.m., Main Branch. For ages 3–5 with a caregiver. Preschoolers share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft.
Wee Ones: Thursdays, 10:30–11 a.m., Main Branch. For ages birth–2 with a caregiver. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for babies, toddlers and caregivers.
Bedtime Stories for the “I’m-Not-Tired”: Thursdays, June 20 – Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch. For ages 4–7 with a caregiver, siblings welcome. Miss Heather will share entertaining picture books, interactive stories and songs, and simple crafts for children. Pajamas are encouraged. No registration required.
Craft Week at GPL
Monday–Saturday, June 3–8, Main Branch. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun craft to take home. All materials supplied.
Cossitt Craft Days
Stop by the Children’s Room at Cossitt all month and make a simple craft. All materials provided, while supplies last.