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Author Visits

Two authors will visit the Groton Public Library as part of this year’s Groton READS & WRITES. Novelist Laura Moriarty will discuss her inspiration for The Chaperone, historic fiction, on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm. Memoir writer Mary Johnson describes her experience as a Sister of Charity in her memoir An Unquenchable Thirst on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm. Free and open to all, thanks to the generosity of the GPL Endowment Fund and the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund.

Mark Your Calendar
Lifelong Learning Workshops.
Courses limited to 15 participants. Sign up early at, click on “Calendar” for the date of the first class(es) you’d like to take. Free and open to all!

• “Growing Up” in Film and Fiction. Tues, 1-2:30 pm. 6 weeks beginning March 5. Facilitator: Mary Jennings.
• TED Talks. Thurs, 1-2:30 pm. 6 weeks beginning March 28. Facilitator: Bobbie Lamont.
• New England Transcendentalists. Wed, 1-2:30 pm. 6 weeks beginning April 3. Facilitator: Nancy LeMay.
• Great Decisions. Thurs, 7:30-9 pm. 6 weeks beginning April 4. Facilitator Tom Lamont.

Don’t miss “Literature from India” by Patricia Lothrop,* Sun, Mar 10, 2-3:30 pm. Ms. Lothrop is a teacher of AP Literature at St. George’s School in Newport, RI with an A.B. from Barnard College, and PhD. from Yale University. She has lived in India and teaches extensively about this fascinating country of contrasts.

GRWlogo2013GrotonREADS becomes GrotonREADS & WRITES this year as we celebrate reading AND writing with Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Groton READS & WRITES runs from Tues, March 19 – Thurs, April 11. Mark your calendar for these GRW events! For details, go to Visit the Groton READS & WRITES page under “Events and Activities” or click on “Calendar.” Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.

• Writers’ Panel, Tues, Mar 19, 7-8:30
• Writing Workshop, Wed, Mar 20, 7-8:30
• Get Inspired: A Tour of Groton, Sun, Mar 24, 2-3:30
• Author Visit, Laura Moriarty,* Tues, Mar 26, 7-8:45
• Writing Night, Wed, Mar 27, 7-8:30
• YA Open Mic Night, Tues, Apr 2, 7-8:30 pm
• Feedback Night, Wed, Apr 3, 7-8:30 pm
• YA Writers’ Workshop w/ Author Diana Renn, Thurs, Apr 4, 6-7
• Hot Books, Hot Chocolate! Book Group, grades 6-9, Thurs, Apr 4, 7:30-8:30 pm. Discuss Diana Renn’s Tokyo Heist
• Groton Stories, Sun, Apr 7, 2-4
• Stephen King Film Night, Tues, Apr 9, 7-8:30
• Writers’ Chat w/ Author Mary Johnson: Special for participants of GR&W writers’ workshops, Wed, Apr 10, 6-6:46
• Author Visit, Mary Johnson,*** Wed, Apr 10, 7-8:30
• Celebrating Our Stories, Thurs, Apr 11, 7-8:30

YA Happenings

Llama Lounge for Young Adults, Thurs, Mar 14, 11:30 am – 3 pm.* Drop in with your friends on this half day of school. Grades 5-8.

YA Pizza & Movie Matinée, Sat, Mar 16, 12:00 – 2:15 pm. * Showing “Life of Pi”, Rated PG. Grades 6-12.

For Children

Mini Motions for Preschoolers, Fri, Mar 15, 10:30-11:15 am.** Children 2-5 years old can dance to music, play with hoops and beanbags, stretch and more with Karyn from Mini Motions. Space is limited!

Drop-In Playgroup & Social Hour, Fri, Mar 22, 10:30-11:30 am. Informal gathering for infants, toddlers, preschoolers & their parents & caregivers. Hot beverages from the GPL Café (mid-level) for $1 per cup!

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