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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.

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, teens, tweens and families

A Cossitt History: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m., (snow date March 10) at Cossitt Branch. F. H. Cossitt Library is one of two library branches serving Granby. Are you curious about the origins of the “Little library on the corner?” Join local historian and Friends of Cossitt Library Trustee Ken Kuhl for a look back at how Frederick H. Cossitt’s lasting legacy came to be. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Cossitt Library.

Cool Cosmos—View the Winter Night Sky: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30–8 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park House and Grounds. Long winter nights, dry air, and bright stars provide excellent conditions for viewing the night sky. Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust present a stargazing opportunity with local astronomers Scott Tracy and Jay Harder. The program begins inside with astronomical highlights and moves outside for hands-on viewing by telescope. Registration required. 

A Bear in the Woods: Wednesday, March 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m., (snow date March 18) at Main Branch. Master wildlife conservationist Ginny Apple presents the natural history of the black bear in Connecticut. Learn about their changing habitat as well as their diet and reproduction cycle. Delve into the popular misconceptions regarding animal behavior. Apple provides personal observations and practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with the black bear population. Registration requested. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.

Author Talk with Shawn Flynn: Saturday, March 14, 10:30–11:30 a.m., at Main Branch. Having a friend helps us navigate the ups and downs in life. Meet author Shawn Flynn and hear more about his life experience and why he was compelled to write The Kitty Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him. Also joining the discussion are staff from Mary’s Kitty Korner, a feline rescue organization located in Granby. Registration requested.

Songs of Ireland and Irish America: Saturday, March 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m., (snow date March 21) at Main Branch. Enjoy an entertaining historical journey when performers Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle share the history of the Irish through music and song. It’s a perfect program to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Registration requested. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library and Salmon Brook Historical Society.

Stop the Bleed: Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., at Main Branch. Don’t miss an opportunity to attend the nationally recognized Stop the Bleed program. Students, parents, or anyone who wants to learn basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency will benefit from learning these skills. A bystander’s ability to quickly step in before first responders arrive may make a difference between life and death. There is no fee to attend; registration is required. The program is appropriate for adults and youth ages 12 and older. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Ambulance Association.

The 19th Amendment—A Tale of Suffrage, Sacrifice and Success: Monday, March 30, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Main Branch. The year 2020 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Join us to hear the grass-roots story of women’s suffrage. Learn how it happened, who the players were, the obstacles they faced, the setbacks and personal hardships they endured, and the nail-biting race in the final state necessary to ratify the amendment. Lively true anecdotes and examples by presenter Mariann Millard will keep you on the edge of your seat. Registration requested. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library and Salmon Brook Historical Society.

Bet Your Bottom Dollar: Wednesday, April 1, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Cossitt Branch. Are you curious about the forces that impact how you make financial decisions? Author Charles Zanor, PhD, speaks about the psychology of separating you from your money in this crash course in behavioral economics. Gain a better understanding of who has their hand on your wallet. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Cossitt Library.

Recurring Programs

EFT Tapping Group: Monday, March 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Main Branch. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful procedure used by tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. EFT, commonly known as tapping, helps people overcome anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, traumatic memories, grief, and emotional or physical pain. Certified instructor Cris Jacobs leads a monthly group session. Space limited; registration required.

Movie Matinee: Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, 1–3 p.m., at Main Branch. Enjoy free screenings of pre-selected movies on the library’s big screen. Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of the month when we feature award-winning films from a variety of genres. Check movie listings the beginning of the month on the library’s website or by calling the main number. Registration requested.

March 10: Judy, rated PG-13.

March 24: Mary Poppins, rated G.

Chess, Anyone? Thursday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., at Main Branch. Join a group of dedicated chess fans for friendly, competitive games the second Thursday morning of the month. It truly is the most popular game in the world. Registration requested; drop-ins are always welcome.

Mostly Makers for teens and tweens: Wednesday, March 18, 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. Student volunteers lead the workshops. Contact library staff if you are interested in sharing your maker skills with others. There is no fee to attend and all materials are provided. Registration requested. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.

Crafters Café—Little Lambs Needle Felting: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Cossitt Branch. Crafter and art educator Audrey Laird leads a workshop in the fun and forgiving art of needle felting. Adults and teens are invited to craft fluffy little springtime lambs in this introductory session. All materials are provided at this free program. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Cossitt Library. 

Something About The Author: Monday, March 2, 1:30–3:25 p.m., at Main Branch. Featured poet Seamus Heaney.

Around The World Book Group: Monday, March 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Main Branch. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Nigeria).

SciFi / Fantasy Book Group: Wednesday, March 25, 7–7:45 p.m., at Main Branch. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie.

Cossitt Writers Group: Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, 6–7:45 p.m., at Cossitt Branch. Fiction writers are invited to meet with others who enjoy honing their writing skills. Each session features a variety of activities: writing prompts, sprints and critiques are all on the menu at the semi-monthly workshops. Find inspiration in the late-Victorian era library. Registration requested; drop-ins are always welcome.

Children and Families

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30 a.m., at Main Branch. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Ages 3–5. Drop in.

Wee Ones Story Time: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 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, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Cossitt Branch. Drop in for picture books, songs, stories and a craft. Ages 4–7 with caregiver. Pajamas encouraged.

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

Craft Week: Monday–Saturday, March 9–14, at Main Branch. Drop in anytime during the week and create a simple craft to take home. All materials supplied.

Yoga for Kids: Saturday, March 14, 10:15 a.m., at Main Branch. Learn some basic poses, stretch and relax with instructor Aubrey Schulz. For boys and girls ages 5–11. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat. Please register in advance.

Crafternoon: Thursday, March 26, 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. For ages 8 and up. Please register in advance.

Minute to Win It: Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m., at Main Branch. Test your skills and your competitive edge with a variety of instructor-led, timed games. Play against each other or in teams. Who can win the most points? Sign up and find out! Ages 6–12. Limited to 16 participants. Please register in advance online.

Crafts for Kids at Cossitt: all month long at Cossitt Branch. Stop by anytime and create a cool winter craft. All materials provided. All ages welcome. No registration needed.