Browse & Borrow

Print More

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, Wednesday and Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 2 – 5 p.m.

Holiday Closing

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2.

To register for any program call 860-844-5275, email or register on the 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. We encourage you to take a look at the calendar today so you don’t miss out.

Programs for Adults, Teens and Tweens

Our Connecticut River—From Sea To Source: Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Embark on an inland waterway journey with historian Kelvin Cole. Hear about those who traveled the remarkable 410 mile-long natural resource and made their livelihood along its banks. Please register. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.

Friday Fitness Sampler: Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9–10 a.m. at the Main Branch. Curious about different ways to practice healthy fitness for body and mind? Learn about it in the quiet, pre-opening hours at the library. Each week features a chance to sample a different modality with a local, certified instructor. Try yoga and meditation with Kristal Fiorentino, learn about sustainable nutrition with Deb Orosz, and explore qi gong and tai chi with Marcey Hickey. Registration required. Free.

Ukulele Summer Send Off: Saturday, Sept. 7, 1–2 p.m. at the Main Branch. The library’s You Can Uke! group performs with the band Snapback on the patio in a farewell-to-summer musical tribute. All ages are invited to enjoy light music and light refreshments. This is a feel good, everyone-gets-to-participate event, and singing along is definitely encouraged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Program moves indoors in inclement weather. Registration encouraged.

Cossitt Writers Group: Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 24, 6–7:30 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. Fiction writers are invited to join this friendly group. Hone your skills with writing exercises, sprints and critiques at semi-monthly sessions. Registration recommended, but drop-ins are always welcome.

Hawk Talk: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. John Weeks pays homage to these magnificent raptors and shares interesting facts and identification tips. Registration required. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.

Hawk Watch: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Blueberry Hill, Granville, Mass. Mid-September features peak migration of broad-winged hawks. Enjoy this companion program to the Hawk Talk with a field trip just over the state line. In optimum conditions, participants will see several hawk species, eagles, vultures and ravens. John Weeks leads the group. Registration required.

Chess, Anyone? Thursday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Main Branch. Play the most popular game in the world. Chess fans are invited to friendly, competitive games the second Thursday morning of the month. Registration recommended, but drop-ins are always able to play at least one match.

Author Talk wth Tina Angeli: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. Author Tina Angeli is a psychic, medium, channel healer and the director of Granby’s S.O.U.L. Center. Hear more about her fascinating life and death experiences. Copies of We are Angels: Positive Transformation Through Defining Moments will be available for purchase after the talk. Registration required.

Mostly Makers, for teens and tweens: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Kids 10 and older are welcome at monthly maker sessions where we design, build, mix and tinker. All materials are provided; no fee. Check the library website for featured projects. Registration recommended.

Movie Matinee: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1–3 p.m. at the Main Branch. Beginning Sept. 24, join us the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to enjoy a variety of pre-selected popular movies on the big screen. Please check the library calendar for titles. Registration recommended.

Crafters Café—Scarecrow Hat Door Décor: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. It’s hands-on seasonal crafting fun for DIYers! All materials provided; no fee. Registration required.

Cacti And Succulents For Connecticut Homes: Saturday, Sept. 29; 3–4 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. UConn horticulturist Matt Opel shares his extensive knowledge about botanicals. Understand the specific care required for these unique plants to thrive indoors. Registration required.

Book Groups

Something About the Author: (No September meeting) Monday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Featured author is Candice Millard.

Around the World: Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (Barbados)

SciFi/Fantasy: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7–7:45 p.m. at the Main Branch. The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley.

Coming in October

Farmington River Quilt Exhibit: Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, at the Main Branch during library hours. The Farmington River Quilt Project is an inspiring and creative undertaking by dozens of quilters. The culmination of their effort is a 50-foot long quilt portraying 25 locations on the Wild and Scenic Farmington River. Drop by for a self-guided tour of the quilt and learn more about the artists and the locations they chose to depict.

Wild And Scenic—Salmon Brook And Lower Farmington River: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Learn about the recent federal Wild and Scenic designation granted to local waterways. Environmentalist and Committee Chair Sally Rieger leads the talk and explains what the legislation means to you. Members of Salmon Brook Watershed Association will also be available to answer questions. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.

Programs For Children And Families

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Branch. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Ages 3-5. Drop in.

Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the 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, Sept. 12, 19, 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. Picture books, songs, stories and a craft for ages 4-7 with caregiver. Pajamas encouraged! Drop in.

Zumba for Kids: Saturday, Sept. 7, 10–11 a.m. at the Main Branch. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Boys and girls ages 5-11 are welcome to register.

Yoga for Kids: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10–11 a.m. at the Main Branch. Learn some simple poses. Stretch and relax with instructor Aubrey Schulz. Bring a towel or a yoga mat. For boys and girls ages 5-11. Please register in advance as space is limited.

Healthy Eating: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Angel Cruz, manager of Stop & Shop in Granby, will present an interactive program for children about healthy food choices. He’ll read a story and do a “show and tell” with exotic fruits, live lobsters and other exciting foods. Attendees will take home an apple and a goody bag. For ages 5–8. Please register.

Minute to Win It: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at the Main Branch. Test your skills and your competitive edge with a variety of instructor-led, timed games. Play against each other or in teams. Limited to 16 participants. For ages 6-12. Please register in advance.

Craft Week: Monday–Saturday, Sept. 16–21 at the Main Branch. Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun craft to take home. All materials supplied.

Family Movie Night: Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film, with popcorn provided. All ages. Call for titles.

STEAM Lab: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4–5 p.m. at the Main Branch. Check out our new maker kits! Age 6 and older. No registration needed.

Chess Club: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4–5 p.m. the Main Branch. Challenge your friends. We provide the chess sets and some guidance. Ages 6 and up. Drop in.

Pokémon Club: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4–5 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. Bring your cards and play a game with a fellow fan. All ages encouraged to drop in.

We Love Rainbow Loom! Wednesdays, Sept. 11 and 25, 4–5 p.m. at the Cossitt Branch. Swap design ideas with your friends, learn new techniques! Bring your loom and your stash of bands. Age 6 and older. No registration needed.