Grand Finale of our 10th Year of Groton READS — Groton READS author Barbara Shapiro, Tues, April 8, at 7 p.m. Hear Barbara speak about her experience in writing and publishing The Art Forger. Barbara lives in Boston, teaches creative writing at Northeastern University, and has had a decades-long fascination with Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Gardener Museum art theft. She wrote and published five suspense novels and one work of nonfiction before The Art Forger, her first best-selling book. Book sale and signing at the end. Support for Groton READS and all events provided by the GPL Endowment Trust.
All Sins Forgiven: Poems for My Parents by Poet Charles Coe,* Wed, April 9, 7-8:30 p.m. & nbsp; Charles Coe will read from his poetry collections All Sins Forgiven and Picnic on the Moon. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous newspapers and literary reviews and magazines, and his poems have been set to music by composers Julia Carey, Beth Denisch and Robert Moran. Coe also has an extensive background as a jazz vocalist.
Birdology: What Makes a Bird a Bird? By Author Sy Montgomery, Wed, April 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Brought to you by the Nashua River Watershed Association and the Groton Public Library. Join the fun when Montgomery discusses her book Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantakerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur. Book sale and signing.
Introduction to Beekeeping by John Kelly, Tues, April 29, 7 p.m. (Community Room). John Kelly will discuss honey bees, beekeeping equipment and year-round beekeeping activities. He will also bring honey for people to try.
Shake-Scene I by Actor Stephen Collins,* Tues, April 29, 7 p.m. (Sibley Hall). From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, Stephen Collins brings Shakespeare’s words to life!
Life Long Learning courses (Preregistration is required):
HERSTORY: Women’s Rights Movement 1960-Present. Wednesdays, April 9-May 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Led by Arlene Townes.
“Better Angels of Our Nature,” Part 2. Wednesdays, April 16-May 7, 10:30 a.m. — noon. Led by Mary Jennings.
Young Adult Programs:
Magic the Gathering Club,* Wednesdays, April 9 & amp; 16, 3-5 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy the game, prizes, and refreshments. Grades 6-12.
YA Anime Club, Wed, April 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
YA Pizza & amp; Movie Night: Catching Fire, Wed, April 23, 6-8:30 p.m. Catching Fire is based on the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. MPAA rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.
Minecraft, Wed, April 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Minecraft fans get together every month to play on the library’s dedicated server. If you don’t already have your own Minecraft account, please let us know. Grades 6-12.
Chapter Book Read-Aloud with Jennie, Tuesdays, April 8 & amp; 22, 4-4:30 p.m. Grades K-2.
Creative Kids Drop-In Crafts, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
Mother Goose Story Time, Wednesdays (except April 23), 10:30-11 am & amp; 11:15-11:45 a.m. Babies & amp; toddlers and their caregivers.
Read to Roly or Huggs, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. & nbsp; These certified therapy dogs love children, books, and reading. Sign your child up for one 15-minute session with Roly or Huggs. & nbsp;
Story Time for 3, 4 & amp; 5 Year-Olds, Thursdays (except April 24), 10:30-11 am.
Book Bears, Thurs, April 10, 4-4:30. Children in grades 2-3 come to talk about great books and enjoy refreshments.
Tales and Tunes for Tots with Steve Blunt, Fri, April 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Lego Club, Tues, April 15, 4-5 pm. We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!**
Little Pig Joins the Band: A Musical Author Visit,*** Thurs, April 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3+
Always free and open to all.
* Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.
** Online registration begins one week before program and preference is given to Groton residents.
*** Made possible by the Town of Groton’s Town Funds’ Lecture Fund.
For more information on events, the art gallery, and museum passes, visit www.gpl.org.
GPL Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-9; Fri 10-5; Sat 10-3; Sun 1-5 Sept-Apr; closed Mon. Closed Sun. April 20.
Telephone: Main: 448-1167, Info: 448-8000, Children’s: 448-1168 website: & nbsp; gpl.org