Jump into fall at GPL with Lifelong Learning Classes, Book Groups, Museum Passes, and Programs for all ages. And, GPL is open more hours than ever with autumn Sundays 1-5 p.m.starting Sept 8.
Registration is required for all except Lunch with TED:
The World According to Robert Altman, 1-2:30, Weds, Sept 18-Oct 16+ final session, led by Mary Jennings
Lunch with TED, 12-1 pm, Thurs, Sept 19-Nov 21, led by Mary Jennings and Bobbie Lamont
The Universe Updated: Studying the Night Sky, 7:30-9 pm, Tues, Sept 24-Oct 22, led by Dr. Peter Schulz
Why We Call It Art: A Beginnerâ€™s Guide, 7-8:30 pm, Thurs, Oct 24-Nov 21, led by Donna Nowak
HERSTORY: The Womenâ€™s Rights Movement in America, 1-2:30, Weds, Oct 23-Nov 27, led by Arlene Townes
Adult and Family Programs:
Ted Reinstein of WCVBâ€™s â€œChronicleâ€ will speak on his book â€œNew England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Storiesâ€*** on Tues, Sept 10, 7-8:30 pm. Released in May Reinsteinâ€™s book was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of â€œThe Best Travel Books of Spring.â€ An award-winning newsman with a particular interest in Bostonâ€™s Big Dig during its construction, Ted Reinstein has visited Groton several times to report on the Groton-Dunstable Middle Schoolâ€™s Big Book: Pages for Peace Project for â€œChronicle.â€ Free and open to all.
Canning Class by Groton Master Gardener Jodie Gilson,* Sun, Sept 15, 2-3:30 pm. Harvest time is here. Learn about canning from an expert!
Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family by Karen Zimmerman,* Tues, Sept 17, 7-8:30 pm. Chef Karen of Groton Wellness offers demonstrations of simple, delicious recipes the family will love!
â€œFirst Light Fun!â€ with Native American Performer Annawon Weeden,* Tues, Oct 1, 7-8:30. Annawon shares the culture of his tribal culture through dancing, singing and drumming. Co-sponsored by the Nashua River Watershed Association with support by a grant from the Groton Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council a state agency, and by the GPL Endowment Trust.
Join us at any or all of 3 friendly monthly book groups for adults @ GPL:
Great Books is a fun, casual group of readers who talk about brief selections they’ve read from a wide range of fascinating books, poems, and essays recommended by the Great Books Foundation. Second Thurs each month, Sept-June, starting Sept 12, 7 pm.
The GPL Book Group is a group of avid readers of fiction (and some nonfiction) who bring enthusiasm to their meetings and are happy to welcome new members. Over the years they’ve had many author visits. Fourth Tues most months, Sept-June, but starting Tues, Sept 17 @ 7 pm.
The GPL Mystery Group meets year round. Like the GPL Book Group, this group reads a variety of titles. While most selections are fiction, they occasionally read true crime stories. They are also happy to have new members to share their love of the mystery genre. Third Thurs most months year round, next meeting Sept 19, 7 pm.
The full list of reading selections and meeting dates for each group is online at gpl.org at â€œEvents and Activities.â€
â€¢ Currier Museum of Art and the SEE Science Center, both in Manchester, NH (New!)
â€¢ Double the number of passes for the ever-popular Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium
â€¢ New England Aquarium passes are available again after a summer break. Reserve online today for passes starting September 3.
â€¢ Old Sturbridge Village (New!)
â€¢ Higgins Armory pass available through Dec. 31, 2013 (when the museum will close)
Young Adult Programs:
Magic the Gathering Club,* Thurs, Aug 29, 3-5 pm. Play Magic the Gathering with friends in a fun, relaxed way. Grade 6-12. Prizes and refreshments provided.
Hot Books, Hot Chocolate! Book Group for Grades 6-8, Thurs, Sept 5, 7-8 pm. This monthâ€™s book is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Childrenâ€™s Programs and Book Groups:
Book Worms, Kids Book Discussion Group for Grades 4-5. First Tues each month, starting Sept. 3, 4-4:30 pm.
Tales and Tunes for Tots with Mister Vic, Fri, Sept 6, 10:30-11:15 am***
Mother Goose Story Time, Wednesdays, beginning September 11, 10:30-11 a.m.& 11:15-11:45 am
Story Time for 3, 4 & 5 Year-Olds, Thursdays, beginning September 12, 10:30-11 am
Book Bears, Book Discussion Group for Grades 2-3, Second Thurs each month, starting Sept 12, 4-4:30 pm
Duct Tape Crafternoon for Grades 3-4, Thurs, Sept 19, 4-5 pm
Please join Library Staff in wishing Maureen Ouellette well in her new job! This is her last week @ GPL. Maureen will be in Childrenâ€™s Tues 12-5, Wed, 3-9, and Thurs 1-5. We will miss her!
The library is open year round Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m.â€“ 9 pm, Fridays 10-5, and Saturdays, 10-3, Fall Sundays 1-5 starting Sept 8. Always free and open to all.
* 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.