Things to do & see . . .
Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30-8 pm All are welcome to a reception with the artists of â€œFACESâ€, an exhibit of portraits executed by artists of many different media and styles. This show seeks to showcase the portraits that artists have hidden away in their studios. FACES is on exhibit in the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library from Saturday June 8 â€“ Friday, August 30, 2013.
We will offer the Higgins Armory Museum pass through Dec. 31, 2013 which is the last chance to visit the exhibits in the famous old building made of steel and glass before it closes! The entire collection will be transferred to and eventually displayed at the Worcester Art Museum, for which GPL also has passes.
The Summer Reading Programs are in full swing. Donâ€™t miss out on the fun, brought to you by the generosity of the GPL Endowment Trust.
â€œBeneath the Surfaceâ€ Young Adult Summer Reading Program Events:
YA Pizza & Movie Night: Beautiful Creatures, Tues, July 2, 6:15-8:30 pm. Ethan and a mysterious girl named Lena uncover dark secrets about their families, their history, and their Southern town in this film based on the book Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl. Rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.
Anime & Manga Club, Wed, July 3, 7-8:30 pm. Anime and manga fans gather to view anime, sketch, and talk about favorite manga and anime. Refreshments will be served.
Minecraft,* Tues, July 9, 7-8:30 pm. Bring your friends to this Minecraft building competition! GPL has a dozen laptops, but if you have a laptop you can bring to the program it would be appreciated. Grades 6-12.
YA Pizza & Movie Night: City of Ember, Thurs, July 11, 6-8:30 pm. Read the book by Jeanne Duprau, then see the movie! Twelve-year-old Lina and Doon must save their beloved, but decaying city. We will have a short discussion afterwards. Rated PG. Grades 5-12.
Magic the Gathering Club,* Thurs, July 17, 3:30-5 pm. Come play Magic the Gathering in a fun, relaxed way with your friends. Grades 6 and up. Prizes and refreshments.
Click HERE to register for YA programs. Thank you!
â€œDig into Readingâ€ Summer Reading Program for Children:
Movie: The Secret World of Arrietty, Tues, July 2, 10:30 am â€“ 12:15 pm. A remake of the magical fairy tale The Borrowers, this is a heartwarming story of friendship and courage. Rated G. All ages, but most appropriate for 4 and up.*
Having Fun with Fossils & Dinosaurs,*** Tues, July 9, 10:30-11:30 am. Intrepid fossil hunter Paulette Morin provides 100 fossil specimens and enthusiastic storytelling to introduce children to the wonders of dinosaurs and our prehistoric past. Ages 4-12.*
Creature Teachers Live Animal Show: Digginâ€™ Critters,* Wed, July 10, 10:30-11:30 am. Meet fascinating live animals that dig and burrow underground. Ages 3 and up.**
Drop-In Craft, Thurs, July 11 & July 18, 1:30-2:30 pm. Children of all ages.
Click HERE to register for Children’s Programs.
The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day, but open all other hours as usual.
* Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.
** Online registration begins one week before program. Preference given to Groton residents.
*** Sponsored by the Town of Grotonâ€™s Trust Fundsâ€™ Lecture Fund.
For more information on events, the art gallery, and museum passes, visit www.gpl.org.