Oct 102014
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Artist Nancy French provides felted wool from worn-out sweaters to teach felting and making mittens at her hands-on workshops October 22 and November 9Art Campbell | The Groton Line

Artist Nancy French provides felted wool from worn-out sweaters and teaches felting and making mittens at her hands-on workshops October 22 and November 9

OK, winter’s coming. And that means mittens. The Groton Public Library is letting you get a head start on the season, feel good about recycling old wool clothes, and maybe get a jump on your holiday gift list with unusual felting and mitten-making workshops late this month and in early November.

Lifelong Learning

Sign up now for four courses starting in November. Each course meets for five sessions. Lifelong Learning is made possible by Mary Jennings and our wonderful volunteer facilitators!

   Telling Your Story: Discover, Practice, Perform. Led by Owen S. Shuman, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., starting Nov 4.

   Immigrant Voices Speak Through Short Stories. Led by Mary Jennings, Tuesdays at 1 p.m., starting Nov 4.

   Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Part II. Led by Arlene Townes, Wednesdays at 1 p.m., starting Nov. 5.

   Boston Film Noir, led by Jon Glazier, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., starting November 5.

The French Conversation Group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Thursdays: Oct 23Nov 6Nov 20, and Dec 4. Registration is required.

How Does History Shape the Character of Groton?** Tues, Oct 14, 7 p.m.Howard Mansfield, author of In the Memory House and The Same Ax, Twice: Restoration and Renewal in a Throwaway Age, will present his ideas on how history shapes our approaches to community. Mansfield’s presentation will be followed by a book sale and signing, and light refreshments. Copies of both books are available for check out now at the library for those interested. Co-sponsored with the Groton Historical Society.

Making Herb or Salad Container Gardens for Winter*, Sun, Oct 19, 2 p.m.Set up a container garden for winter with Master Gardener Jodie Gilson. Registration is required.

Long Term Care: Myths, Facts & amp; Options, Tues, Oct 21, 6:30 p.m.All are invited to a panel discussion presented by the Groton Council on Aging with Director Kathy Shelp.

Felt Workshop: Mittens, Wed, Oct 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. & amp; Sun, Nov 9 from 2-4 pmCome to one of two workshops led by Nancy French and create a beautiful pair of mittens. They make great gifts!

Caption: Artist Nancy French provides felted wool from worn-out sweaters and teaches the process of felting and making mittens at her hands-on workshops on Wed, Oct 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Sun, Nov 9 from 2-4 pm at the Groton Public Library. Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund. Please register and plan to attend just one workshop. Free and open to all.

Please sign up at gpl.org’s online calendar.

Sublime Sunflowers: Pastel Painting Like the Masters*, Wed, Nov 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Artist Greg Maichack provides materials for this hands-on class. Please register as space is limited.

Local authors are invited to participate in the Second Annual Authors’ Fair on Sunday, November 16, 1-3 pmIf you have published a book in the last few years and are interested in more information, please contact Ann Wilson at awilson@gpl.org or leave a message for her at 978-448-8000.

Young Adult Programs:

The Fault in Our Stars: Read the Book, See the Movie, Tues, Oct 14, 3:15-5 pmCome with a friend and see the movie based on the best-selling book by John Green. Rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.

Magic the Gathering Club, Wed, Oct 15, 29 & amp; Nov 12, 3-5 pmCome play Magic the Gathering in a fun, relaxed way with your friends. Prizes and refreshments provided by the GPL Endowment Fund. Grades 6 and up.

Teen Book Chat, Wed, Oct 15, 7-8 pmEach month we meet to talk about what’s new in young adult books (and movies). This month share your favorite World War II book with the group. Suggested titles are: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (recommended age 14+) or Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood (recommended age 12+).

Crafternoon for Grades 6-12 (Minecraft & amp;/or Arts & amp; Crafts), Wed, Oct 22 & amp; Nov 53-4:30 p.m.. Sibley Hall is reserved for you, and laptops are available for your and your friends to play online games like Minecraft. Or, if you prefer to do manual, rather than digital crafting, a craft table will be set up with a project for the day. So stop by after school for some fun.

YA Anime Club, Thurs, Nov 12, 7-8:30 p.m.View episodes of your favorite animé shows downloaded from Crunchyroll. Drawing supplies and refreshments are provided. Grades 6-12.

Llama Lounge for Young Adults, Thurs, Oct 23 & amp; Thurs, Nov 1311:45 a.m. — 3 p.m.. A Llama Lounge is a place for young adults in Grades 5-8 to spend the afternoon with friends on a school half-day. Play Wii games, board games, do a craft, enjoy some treats, listen to music and/or get your homework done.

Children’s Programs (Online registration begins one week before each program and preference is given to Groton residents, except for Drop-In Craft):

Creative Kids Drop-In Craft, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.Drop-in freestyle craft in the Children’s Room.

Mother Goose Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am & amp; 11:15-11:45 a.m.For babies & amp; toddlers and their caregivers.

Read to Roly or Huggs, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. These certified therapy dogs love children, books, and reading! Sign your child up for one 15-minute session with Roly or Huggs.

Story Time for 3, 4 & amp; 5 Year-Olds, Thursdays, 10:30-11 am.

Chapter Book Read-Aloud with Jennie, Thurs, Oct 16 & amp; Nov 6, 4-4:30 p.m. Jennie Fitzkee reads aloud from some of the best children’s chapter books. Grades K-2.

Tales and Tunes for Tots, Fri, Oct 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m..

LEGO® Club, Tues, Oct 21, 4-5 pmBring your imagination! We’ve got the LEGO® bricks! Sign up online one week ahead.

Halloween Party for Ages 2-6, Thurs, Oct 30, 4-5 pmFun activities, crafts, games, and a costume parade! Sign up online.

Minecraft for Grades 2 and Up, Wed, Nov 12, 7-8 pm. Play Minecraft together on the library’s dedicated server.

Always free and open to all.

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