GROTON, Conn. — The Groton Public Library is offering programs in July and August. For more information about library programs or services, call (860) 441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org. The Groton Public Library is located at 52 Newtown Road in Groton. All programs hosted by the Groton Public Library are inclusive and open to people of all ability levels. Contact the library for information about available accommodations.

Teens and Tweens

Librarians Learn: Virtual Life Experiences

Join our library staff as we challenge ourselves to learn something new this summer, July 28, and Aug. 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. These videos will include our learning process, failures, support, and successes. Will we be able to successfully dye our hair with tissue paper? Can we learn to play the ukulele in three minutes? Tune in to find out! Episodes debut Tuesday afternoons on YouTube.

Fairy Tales & Food

Explore classic fairy tales through food this summer with Miss Lindsey and Miss Jessa, July 29, and Aug. 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. We will be learning basic cooking skills while we prepare and enjoy dishes inspired by Snow White, Thumbelina, Humpty Dumpty, and more. Check out our videos for ingredient lists and follow along with us. Episodes debut Wednesday afternoons on YouTube.

Read on a theme book discussion

The Groton Public Library is challenging readers to find a book based on a particular theme. Your books can be from any genre: fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, etc. After reading, join online via Zoom, July 28 and Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., to learn about each other's selections and possibly add a few to your “to-read” list. Looking for book suggestions? Visit the digital collection on OverDrive or Libby to borrow the featured titles.

Monthly themes:

• July: Heroes & Villains

• August: Travel

Register for all virtual programs through the library’s online calendar. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to our newsletter subscribers, registered attendees, and by request. For more information, visit the website at grotonpl.org.

Get outside with the Groton Public Library

The Groton Public Library’s Get Outside with GPL series encourages the community to explore some of Groton's outdoor areas this summer. Every Friday, a new location will be highlighted with a short video and curated resource page of books, media, websites, and more.

Look for the sign featuring library mascot, Stretch the giraffe, at the seven locations. During your visit, be sure to take a picture and share using the hashtag #getoutsidewithGPL on Facebook and Instagram. The library is looking forward to seeing you enjoy all that Groton has to offer!

Watch the videos for the first 2 sites here:

• Haley Farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYktRUErE-o

• Poquonnock River Boardwalk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvck-kNTKSc

For more information, visit grotonpl.org.

Be a 4-H Brainiac

Register to receive a 4-H activity that you can build along with during Facebook live sessions, July 29 and Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Kits will be available for pickup at the Library on the Monday or Tuesday before the Facebook Live Build. More information for how to register can be found on our website at grotonpl.org. This program is in partnership with New London County 4-H.

Virtual Workshops with Tri Gable Lea Farm 

Fermented Foods

In this virtual workshop, July 29 at 3 p.m., the experts at Tri Gable Lea Farm in Colchester will show you the ingredients needed to ferment a variety of foods, how to preserve texture and taste, as well as basic kitchen safety and equipment.

Beginner Beekeeping

In this virtual workshop, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., the experts at Tri Gable Lea Farm in Colchester will teach you about the three types of beehives, the basic needs of the hive, real costs and time involved, and how to install your first bees.

Register for all virtual programs through the Library’s online calendar. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to our newsletter subscribers, registered attendees, and by request. These workshops are made possible by a generous donation from the Circle of Friends.

Nutmeg Book Club at the Groton Public Library

July 30

The 2021 Nutmeg Nominees have been announced! Teens in grades 6-12 can join us online, at 3 p.m., to discuss the middle school nominee, “The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora” by Pablo Cartaya. Copies of the book are available via contactless pickup and OverDrive. This event is hosted in partnership with Groton Public Schools.

August 13

Teens in grades 6-12 can join us online to discuss the middle school nominee, “The Nowhere Girls” by Amy Reed at 3 p.m. Copies of the book are available via contactless pickup and OverDrive. This event is hosted in partnership with Groton Public Schools.

Register for all virtual programs through the Library’s online calendar. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to newsletter subscribers, registered attendees, and by request.

4-H Break Out! Escape Room

The Groton Public Library’s digital escape rooms will challenge you to solve the puzzles and break out! They can be done alone, with a sibling, or as a family team. Reach out on the UConn 4-H New London County Facebook page if you need a hint. More information for how to register can be found at grotonpl.org. This program is in partnership with New London County 4-H. Digital escape rooms will take place Aug. 5 and 19 at 10 a.m.

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