January Is a Great Month for All Ages at the Library
Children’s Winter Reading Program: Slow Down and Read! For grades K-5. Begins December 22. Sign up in the Children’s Room.
Thurs, Jan 17, 4:00-4:30 pm. Read-Aloud with Jennie. Children in Grades K-2 can drop-in and listen to Jennie Fitzkee read aloud from some of the best children’s chapter books!
Wed, Jan 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Read to Shiver. Shiver and his owner are a certified pet therapy dog team with the Pets and People Foundation.You may sign your child up for one 15 minute session with Shiver. Sign-up online.
Tues, Jan 15, 4:00-5:00 pm. Lego Club. For Ages 5-12. Sign-up online one week ahead. We supply the Legos, tables and space - you supply the imagination!
YOUNG ADULT EVENTS:
Young Adult Winter Reading Program for Grades 6-12: Read 2 Win Winter Read. January 22-February 22. Win prizes and raffle tickets! Sign up at gpl.org.
Hot Books, Hot Cocoa Bar! Grades 6-12. Tuesdays starting Jan 8 (except Feb. 19), 3-4 pm. We provide hot chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream, and extra goodies, you bring a book and cozy up for an hour of warmth and reading.
Robotics Battle Bot Challenge for Grades 6-12. Thu, Jan 10, 6:30-8:30 pm. Individuals or teams will design, build, and battle their Mindstorms LEGO robots. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up!
Achieve in School with Less Stress—Study Skills Workshop for Grades 6-12. Sat, Jan 12, 1-2:30 pm. Jessica Finnegan, owner of DIY Homework LLC, will share study strategies and organizational tips to help you study more effectively and plan for homework and projects with less stress.
Make & Take Club for Grades 6-12. Various art & craft activities, usually twice a month on Wednesdays after school, 3-4:30 pm. | Jan 9: Yarn Balls | Jan 23: Book Arts with Ali Manning
Magic the Gathering for Grades 6-12. We usually meet every other week on Wednesday afternoons, 3-5 pm: Jan 2, Jan 16, Jan 30. Come play in a fun and relaxed way. New members always welcome.
Llama Lounge for Grades 5-8. Held every Middle School Half-Day, 11:30-3 pm: Jan 18. Drop in with your friends and play Wii games or board games, do a craft, go online, enjoy some treats, listen to music, and/or get your homework done!
Adult Lifelong Learning Series begin!
GENEALOGY SEARCHING with CATHERINE BENCE. Sundays at 2 pm, 4 weeks, starting JANUARY 13. Please sign up for each session you intend to attend. Sponsored by the GPL Endowment Trust.
Jan 13: Strategies for Starting Your Search—Organizing what you know
Jan 20: Getting the Most Out of Ancestry Library Edition.
Jan 27: Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch—Account basics.
Feb 3: Genealogy Q & A Session.
WRITING CREATIVELY with RICHARD MEIBERS. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am, 10 weeks, starting JANUARY 15. Write essays, memoirs, or short stories, and present them for editing and discussion. Co-sponsored by Groton’s COA. HELD at LEGION HALL, 75 Hollis St. You can sign up online, but drop-ins are welcome!
Stories Only You Can Tell! MEMOIR-WRITING with ZOANN GUERNSEY. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, 6 weeks, starting JANUARY 16. The perennial favorite returns! Our life experiences are rich with stories! Here is the opportunity to record them! Sign up is REQUIRED, as class size is limited. (Signing up on Jan. 16 signs you up for the entire series.) First-time attendees given first preference. Sponsored by the GPL Endowment Trust.
SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP meets 2 Tuesdays per month (usually 1st & 3rd) at 7 pm. Meets JANUARY 8 & 22. Have fun while you learn! Led by a native speaker & Spanish teacher, VERÓNICA MAZZU.