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
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
Summer Reading Program
Readers of all ages are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program – win prizes and have fun at the library this summer! Stop by either branch to learn how it works and to sign up.
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, July 1, 1:30 p.m., Main Branch. Featured author Dorothy Sayers
Monday, August 5, 1:30 p.m., Main Branch. Featured author Louise Erdrich
Around the World:Monday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Windfall by Diksha Basu (India)
Monday August 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston (Honduras)
SciFi/Fantasy: Wednesday, July 31, 7-7:45 p.m., Main Branch. Hard Magic (The Grimnoir Chronicles) by Larry Correia
Wednesday, August 28, 7-7:45 p.m., Main Branch. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Man On The Moon – Fact Or Fiction?
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Ever wonder why people suspected that the lunar landings were a hoax? Get the scoop from science educator and Greater Hartford Astronomical Society member Scott Tracy as he travels back in time and space. Learn more when Tracy debunks the theory that man never walked on the moon. It’s a fascinating talk on the eve of NASA’s 50th anniversary celebrating the Apollo mission to the moon. Registration recommended.
Cossitt Writers Group
Tuesday, July 9, Aug. 13, 6-7:45 p.m., Cossitt Branch, Upper Level. Writing exercises, sprints and critiques are all a part of the monthly summer sessions. Adult fiction writers are welcome to attend. Registration recommended though drop-in’s are always welcome.
Cosmic Tie Dye
Saturday, July 13, 12-2 p.m. (Rain date Saturday, July 20), Cossitt Branch. Create a stellar piece of art to wear at Cossitt’s annual tie dye fest! Bring a T-shirt, towel, pillow case or any prewashed cotton item. We supply the rest. Groovy music, light refreshments, and out-of-this-world trivia are all part of the fun. All ages welcome. Register in advance or drop in.
Thursday, July 11, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Main Branch. Play the most popular game in the world! All player ability levels are welcome to friendly and competitive matches the second Thursday of the month. Chess fans often meet and play at the library during other times, too. Contact library staff for additional information. Registration recommended.
Global Rocket Launch
Tuesday July 16, 4-5:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch. Join us for a worldwide record-breaking opportunity. We are meeting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s challenge to make and launch rockets. Let’s celebrate the famous Saturn V rocket launch that sent man to the moon! Special guests will help participants build and test different rocket models. It’s hands-on fun with a bit of science and history to keep it interesting for tweens, teens and adults. No fee! All materials provided. Program is modified and moves inside if bad weather. Registration required though drop-ins are welcome if space allows.
Starry Night Doodle Art
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch. Calling all teens and tweens! Don’t miss this Zentangle-inspired doodle art workshop with calligraphy artist and art instructor 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.
The Moon Is Made Of Cheese
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Main Branch. Mark your calendar for this tasty program with Sarah Cowles-Gentile, proprietor of The Whisk. There will be cheesy banter and cheesy snacks, as well as a handful of kitchen tips and tricks from a culinary expert. Adults register in advance to enjoy cheese samples from around the world and other flavorful non-dairy treats. You’ll love this program to the moon and back!
Possums, Porcupines, And Other Critters That Go Bump In The Night!
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Main Branch. When the sun sets and night is upon us, all sorts of critters emerge from their hiding places and begin to forage, hunt—even play! From the opossum to the porcupine, these odd-looking critters can teach us lots about the animal world if we just watch and listen… Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple to learn about these critters, their habits, their howls and their homes! Registration recommended.
Moonstruck: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Rain date Thursday, Aug. 8). Main Branch, inside and outside on the patio. Join us for a presentation of lunar history and geology, followed by live observation of lunar terrain by telescope. Scott Tracy, science educator and astronomer, explains the mysteries of the moon to adults, teens and tweens. Registration recommended.
50 Years After: 1969 In Song And History: Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Main Branch patio and lawn (Program moves inside in bad weather). The musically talented duo of Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle present an arrangement of songs and music from 1969, with discussion of the cultural and historic events from that time. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. All ages invited. Registration recommended.
Mondays, July 1 – Aug. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Main Branch. ages 10 up. Join us in the teen space every Monday night this summer for a variety of projects. Want to build a LEGO-style Lunar Lander Module and win a chance to take home another kit? How about assembling bristlebots or artbots? We’ve got those! Are you a fan of Perler beads? Make a rocket ship or space alien. We have origami stars and planets and so much more. Don’t miss the Intergalactic Cupcake War July 22. It’s a space wars battle like no other! Bring your friends and pick up chances to win great gift cards to local retailers. Registration recommended.
Live Long And Prosper Investment Camp
Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Main Branch. Back by popular demand! This unique camp for teens and tweens features daily online visits to the stock market, money tips, games, snacks, and lots of fun with Financial Analyst James Rice. Boldly go into the final frontier of risk and reward with the captain of enterprise. Register in advance; space limited.
Children and Families
Registration is available in person, by telephone, or online at www.granby-ct.gov/library. Call 860.844.5275 for more information.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Main Branch. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Ages 3-5. Drop in.
Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Main Branch. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for birth to 2 years with caregiver. Drop in.
Bedtime Stories for the “I’m-Not-Tired:” Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch . Picture books, songs, stories and a craft for ages 4-7 with caregiver. Pajamas encouraged! Drop in.
Rocket Ship Origami: Wednesday, July 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Main Branch. Get ready for blast off! Learn how to create rocket ships using basic origami techniques. Instructions and materials provided. Ages 8 and up. Please register in advance.
Be a Dance Star – “I’ve Got Rhythm:” Thursday, July 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Senior Center. Join instructors from the New England Dance and Gymnastics Center for a fun-filled session of jazz and (age appropriate) hip hop. For boys and girls age 6 and older. Please register in advance.
Out-of-this-World Magic Show: Thursday, July 25 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Senior Center. Our favorite magician, Ed Popielarczyk, returns with an all-new show! Audience members are always invited to participate and become one of the “stars” of the show. Ages 6 and up Please register.
Imagination Station: Mondays: July 8, 22, 4-5 p.m., Main Branch. A galaxy of fun for children looking for a chance to get creative. We’ll provide everything you need to complete an out-of-this-world art project. Ages 6 and up. Please register in advance.
Craft Week at GPL: Monday– Saturday, July 15-20. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun craft to take home. All materials supplied.
Maker Mondays at GPL: Mondays: July 8, 13, 22, 29 , 6:30 p.m. Ages 10 up. A different project every week. Check our online calendar or call for details. Please register.
Family Movie Night: Wednesdays, July 17, 31, 6 p.m., Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film. Free popcorn! All ages welcome.
We Love Legos: Fridays, July 12, 19, 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Branch. We provide the Legos and Duplos, you provide the imagination! Fun for ages 4 and up. No registration needed.
Cosmic Tie Dye: Saturday, July 13, noon-2 p.m. on the lawn, Cossitt Branch. Bring a tee, towel, socks or other prewashed cotton item. We supply the rest! All ages welcome.
Cossitt Craft Days: All month, Cossitt Branch. Stop by the Children’s Room and make a simple craft. All materials provided.
Fly, Monarchs, Fly: Thursday, Aug. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Senior Center. Learn about the life cycle of the beautiful monarch butterfly with Master Wildlife Conservationist Eric Rahn. View caterpillars, chrysalis and real monarch butterflies. You may be one of the lucky participants to go home with a kit for raising your own monarchs! Ages 6 and up. Please register in advance.
Super-Cool Science: Thursday, Aug. 8, 1:30 p.m., Senior Center. Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of an educator from the Museum of Science, we will experience the remarkable changes in size, form and behavior that occur when a variety of objects are super-cooled. Best for kids age 8 and up. Please register in advance.
A Universe in a Drop of Water: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1:30-3 p.m., Main Branch. Instructor Holly Hall leads us as we experiment with the dispersion and movement of paint in a drop of water; finding images and developing them into narratives about ourselves and our world. Each student will be able to complete one or more watercolors to take home. Ages 6 -12. Please register in advance.
Clay Creations from Outer Space: Monday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Main Branch. Let your imagination go crazy! Explore the wonderful world of space while you create a fun project in clay with instructor Debi Hamuka-Falkenham. Ages 6 and up. Please register in advance. Limited to 15.
Imagination Station: Monday, Aug. 5, 4-5 p.m., Main Branch. A galaxy of fun for children looking for a chance to get creative. We’ll provide everything you need to complete an out-of-this-world art project. Ages 6 and up. Please register in advance.
Granby Grunts Robotics Team: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m., Senior Center. Love robots? Join the team for a demo of cool creations! Please register. Ages 8 and up.
Maker Mondays: Mondays: Aug. 5, 12, 6:30 p.m. Ages 10 up. A different project every week. Check our online calendar or call for details. Please register.
Craft Week: Monday – Saturday, Aug. 19-24. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun craft to take home. All materials supplied.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 10:30 a.m., Main Branch. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Ages 3-5. Drop in.
Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 10:30 a.m., Main Branch. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for birth to 2 years with caregiver. Drop in.
Bedtime Stories for the “I’m-Not-Tired:” Thursdays: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30 p.m., Cossitt Branch. Picture books, songs, stories and a craft for ages 4-7 with caregiver. Pajamas encouraged! Drop in.
We Love Legos: Fridays: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 10-1 p.m. Main Branch. We provide the Legos and Duplos – you provide the imagination! Fun for ages 4 and up.
No registration needed.
Friends Of Cossitt Library Puzzle Sale
Saturday, June 29 thru Saturday, July 13, Cossitt Branch. 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.