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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, Wednesday and Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 2 – 5 p.m.

Holiday Closing

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents’ Day.  

To register for any program, call 860-844-5275, email, sign up online at, or visit either library branch. Library programs will be cancelled if Granby schools are cancelled due to bad weather.

Adults and Families

From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs Of The American Woman’s Suffrage Movement: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30–7:45 p.m. (snow date Feb. 11) at Cossitt Branch. To commemorate the centennial of a woman’s right to vote in America, Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle perform some of the most engaging songs of the movement and provide anecdotal historical commentary. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Cossitt Library and Salmon Brook Historical Society.

Sketching: Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at Cossitt Branch. Adults and teen artists of all abilities are invited to attend one or more sketching workshops with local artist and art educator Suzanne Roz Magoon. No fee; attendees bring their own art supplies. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Cossitt Library.

Trek To Mount Kilimanjaro: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 11) at Main Branch. Every year thousands of people travel to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Last year two of those hikers included Granby resident Brian Tomasino and his son Bryce. Hear about their seven-day trek to the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and Africa’s highest peak. Registration required.

Selling Your Home: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 20) at Main Branch. Granby realtor Anna Sogliuzzo shares hints and tips for selling your home in today’s market. Gain an understanding of the appropriate steps to take to ensure a successful sale. Ample opportunity provided for questions and answers. Registration recommended.

Stop The Bleed: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 3–5 p.m. at Main Branch. Granby Ambulance Association offers the nationally recognized Stop the Bleed program for students, parents or anyone who wants to learn basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. A bystander’s ability to quickly step in before first responders arrive may make a life-saving difference. Learn how to help. Registration required. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Ambulance Association.

In A Word With Rob Kyff: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 26) at Main Branch. Rob Kyff is perhaps best known as the Word Guy in several weekly publications. A teacher, writer, editor and language columnist, Kyff is a witty and clever humorist with a knack for “turning a phrase.” Don’t miss this entertaining and informative visit from a word expert. Registration required.

Genealogical Resources to Grow Your Family Tree: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2:30–3:30 p.m. (snow date Feb.  29) at Cossitt Branch. Tap into resources that contain details about your family history with the help of an expert. Professional genealogist Jennifer Zinck offers research tips and advice. Learn to follow the record trail and unearth clues to the lives of your ancestors. Registration required.

Understanding Tree And Forest Health: Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date March 2) at Main Branch. Insects, diseases, invasive plants, and climatic factors influence the health of trees and forests. Connor Hogan, McLean Game Refuge Director, speaks about managing forestland resources in the face of these stressors. Registration required. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.

Leonard Bernstein: The Rise To Fame: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date March 5) at Main Branch. Leonard Bernstein was a gifted, famous, popular and successful American musician, composer and conductor. He was well-known as a lecturer, educator, author and TV personality, as well as a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory. Celebrate the early years of this American treasure with Jeffrey Engle, an accomplished musician and lecturer in his own right. Musical illustrations, amusing anecdotes, and entertaining audio make for a program not-to-be missed. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.

Winter Wellness Series

Learn how to maintain and improve personal health at weekly talks with wellness professionals. Join us Wednesday afternoons (1:30–2:30 p.m.) at the Main Branch. Registration requested.

Beating The Winter Blues: Feb. 5, (snow date Feb. 6). Pick up helpful tips for boosting energy, mood, and outlook during New England’s cold, dark winter months. Nancy Frodermann, RN, MSN, Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association, helps you find ways to thrive this winter.

Healthy Gut Equals Happy Gut: Feb. 12, (no snow date). The arithmetic is simple: adding prebiotics and probiotics to your diet equals a sum total of better overall health. Learn how to improve your wellness odds with Lori Love, Granby Village Health.

Is Acupuncture For You? Feb. 19, (snow date Feb. 20). Find out how acupuncture is used to treat pain and reduce stress. Ginger Harris, Connecticut state-licensed and nationally board-certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) shares information about this traditional form of Chinese medicine.

Eye Health For 2020: Feb. 26, (no snow date). There is no better time to learn about protecting your eyesight. Hear important information about vision and eye health from Dr. Frederick Moffa, Granby Family Eye Care.

Teens And Tweens

Music Improv and Composing, for teens and tweens: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Let instructor Beth Galloway help you find your voice and learn basic music skills. Try music apps like SoundForest, Band Lab and GarageBand to create original drum beats and put those rhythms to music you compose. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.

Mostly Makers, for teens and tweens: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Kids 10 and older are welcome at monthly maker sessions to design, build, mix and tinker. All materials are provided at no fee. Register to save your place at the table; drop-ins welcome when space allows. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.

Recurring Programs

GPL Book Groups are free and open to the public; new members are welcome. Copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Register online, call or just come.

Something About The Author: Monday, Feb. 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Chosen author is W. E. B. DuBois with a focus on the book The Souls of Black Folk

Around The World Book Group: Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Main Branch. Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer (Ukraine).

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Group: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7–7:45 p.m. at Main Branch. The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin.

Writers Group: Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, 6–7:45 p.m. at Cossitt Branch, Upper Level. Adult fiction writers meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month for writing sprints, exercises and critique opportunities. Registration recommended; drop-ins welcome.

Chess, Anyone? Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. at Main Branch. All are welcome to play friendly, competitive matches the second Thursday of the month. Register or drop-in.

Movie Matinee: Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, 1–3 p.m. at Main Branch. Enjoy free films on the library’s big screen. Upcoming titles are listed on the library’s calendar and in the library’s eNewsletter. Registration recommended. 

Crafters Café: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 26) at Main Branch.                                    Adults and older teens are invited to enjoy seasonal crafts at no cost or at a minimal cost. Project descriptions are posted at the beginning of the month. Registration required. Sponsored by both Library Friends groups.

Coming In Early March

A Cossitt History: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (snow date March 10) at Cossitt Branch. Curious about the origins of the little library in North Granby? Join local historian and Friends of Cossitt Library Trustee Ken Kuhl for a look back at Frederick H. Cossitt’s gift to Granby. Registration required.

Children and Families

Children’s library programs will be cancelled if Granby schools are closed due to bad weather.

Take Your Child to the Library Day Treasure Hunt: Saturday, Feb. 1 (snow date Feb. 8) at both Main Branch and Cossitt Branch. All ages.  We’re celebrating this special day with a Treasure Hunt. Pick up a Treasure Map at either Children’s Desk and start hunting for clues in the library. Find all the clues and claim your treasure! Drop in any time during the library’s open hours—Main Branch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cossitt Branch, 2 to 5 p.m.

Yoga For Kids, ages 5–11: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:15 a.m. at Main Branch. Learn some basic poses, stretch and relax with instructor Aubrey Schulz. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat. Register in advance.

Crafternoon, ages 8 and over: Thursday, Feb. 20, 4 – 5 p.m. at Main Branch. Stop by after school and make a fun craft project. We’ll supply the instruction and all the materials. Please register in advance.

Crafts For Kids at Cossitt: Stop by anytime during open hours and create a cool winter craft. All materials provided. All ages welcome. No registration needed.

Pokémon Club: Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4–5 p.m. at Cossitt Branch. All ages are welcome to bring cards to swap or play a game with a fellow fan. 

Family Movie Night: Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 beginning at 6 p.m. Main Branch. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film. Popcorn provided! All ages. Call for titles.

Craft Week: Monday to Saturday, Feb. 10-15 at Main Branch. Drop in anytime during the week and create a simple craft to take home. All materials supplied.

Story Times

Preschool story time, ages 3-5, Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. (no Feb. 18) at Main Branch. Preschoolers with a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Drop in.

Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. at 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, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Cossitt Branch. Ages 4–7 (siblings welcome) with a caregiver. Drop in for picture books, songs, stories and a craft. Pajamas encouraged.