Aug 082014
This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series Check It Out

Summer Reading

The Reading Programs for Children, Young Adults and Adults continue through August 22. Enjoy the fun of reading, along with prizes and programs for everyone who registers. Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.

Young Adult Programs:
Magic the Gathering Club, Tues, Aug 12, 6:30-8:30 pm.
YA Pizza & Movie Night: Divergent, Wed, Aug 13, 6-8:30 pm.
YA End of Summer Sundae Social, Wed, Aug 20, 7-8 pm. Come to the library for a sweet treat this last week of summer reading. Grades 6-12. 
Robots on the Run,* Thurs, Aug 21, 6-8 pm. This workshop aims to explain basic circuits and instructions on building a simple robot. Learn about interactive software called “Arduino.” Bring your broken electronics, and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits. Supported by IEEE-USA K-12STEM Literacy Committee’s outreach program. Grades 5-12.
Minecraft, Wed, Aug 27, 7-8:30 pm.

Glass Painting Class** for Grades 5-8, Thurs, Aug 14, 7-8 pm. Make a sun catcher or a trivet when Magic Brush Pottery travels to the library for this hands-on class.

Children’s Programs (Online registration begins one week before each progra.m.and preference is given to Groton residents, except for Drop-In Craft):
Make a Super Ball,** Wed, Aug 6, K- Grade 2 from 1-1:45 pm; Grades 3-5 from 2-3 pm. Kim from Catch the Science Bug shows you how to make a super ball from a kit and test it against the store-bought version.
Flumpa and Friends,* Tues, Aug 12, 10:30-11:30 am. This lively interactive family adventure featured the six-foot-six, blue-eyed tree frog and his creator, Wendy Whitten, “The Singing Scientist.”
Sciencetellers Present Dragons & Dreams,** Fri, Aug 15, 10:30-11:15 am. Learn about the science of fire and ice through this interactive presentation. K-5.
Tanglewood Marionettes Presents Cinderella,* Thurs, Aug 21, 7-7:45 pm. Set in the 18th century and  featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. All ages. To be held in the Performing Arts Center, Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School in Groton. No sign-up needed.

Always free and open to all.

* Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.
** Made possible by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund.

For more information on events, the art gallery, and museum passes, visit  
GPL Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-9; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5 Sept-Apr; closed Mon.
Telephone: Main: 448-1167, Info: 448-8000, Children’s: 448-1168 Website:

The Groton Public Library and the GPL Endowment invite the public to the Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Cinderella on Thursday, August 21, from 7-7:45 the Performing Art Center, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School. This presentation of the classic fairy tale is the grand finale of the Children’s Summer Reading Program. No registration. All are welcomed.

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