Library Events

Granby Public Library continues to offer virtual programs, curbside pickup craft kits, and other activities through the winter months. For more information and to register, please visit the Library’s website or call 860.844.5275.
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Granby Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Let’s Talk: A
Virtually
Thursday, Mar. 4, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Navigating conversation with family, friends, and neighbors that includes sensitive and controversial topics can be difficult and awkward.  Pick up pointers for more effective and less stressful communication at one or all four of these important programs facilitated by Linda T. Darcy, Equity Consultant and Trainer.

The second workshop examines social idenity and its purpose. As people, we are all more than the sum of our parts. We identify ourselves in myriad ways: race, gender, religion, nationalist, ethnicity, etc. These aspects of self are simply ingredients...not the whole recipe. We'll delve further into thei concerpt during the workshop. 

Register online for Workshop II. Then look for the Zoom link in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons." 
Note: Each workshop requires a separate registration; there are unique Zoom links for all four sessions. 

 
  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Fierce Females in Ar
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Sunday, Mar. 7, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? Find out from Jane Oneail, art educator and curator, when we explore the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library under the Calendar of Events page. Then look for a the Zoom link and other program details in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons."

Questions? Please call library staff at 860.844.5275. 

  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Miss Joan invites her preschool friends and their caregivers to join her for a very special virtual Story Time. Let's sing, do a finger play and share a story together! Register by 10:00 am on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link.  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Writers Group - A Vi
Virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Tuesdays, January 12, 26, February 9, 23, March 9, 23, 5:00 PM)

Adult fiction writers are invited to attend bi-weekly workshops to hone skills using a variety of creative writing exercises and prompts. Giving and receiving writing critiques is optional. Kick off the new year with a commitment to writing and finishing your novel or simply join the session to gain inspiration by reconnecting with fellow writers. 

Long-standing group member Lynn Guelzow leads the sessions; other members may facilitate the session from time to time. The group meets virtually the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.


Register online or call 860.844.5275. Then look for a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons" with the Zoom link. Other session details may be communicated via email from the group leader.   Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Financial Planning f
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Thursday, Mar. 11, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The financial needs of families with loved ones who have special needs can be as unique as the care needs for their loved ones. Many families are challenged to navigate the special-needs landscape. A financial advisor can help with financial considerations and a legal professional can advise the appropriate estate planning solutions. Learn more from Jim Hammel, Financial Advisor, CFA, and Attorney Steven M. Zelman, Judge of Probate (Ret.), at an information session on for an information session on financial planning for families with special needs individuals.

Register at granby-ct.gov/library under the Calendar of Events page. Then look for the Zoom link and other program details in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons.
  Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Miss Joan invites her preschool friends and their caregivers to join her for a very special virtual Story Time. Let's sing, do a finger play and share a story together! Register by 10:00 am on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link.  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Daffodils by Design
Virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Fine paper florist, Sue Canavan, guides and demonstrates how to make crepe paper daffodils. Learn to make this quintessential spring bloom and create your own paper blossom during the session. Register early as virtual space and materials are limited. Then visit Granby Public Library’s main branch to pick up templates and enough supplies to make 3-4 flowers. Participants will supply their own scissors and white glue, and will need to attend virtual program for live instruction.

Register at granby-ct.gov/library under the Calendar of Events page. Then look for the Zoom link and other program details in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons."

 

 

Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Let’s Talk: A
Virtually
Thursday, Mar. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Navigating conversation with family, friends, and neighbors that includes sensitive and controversial topics can be difficult and awkward.  Pick up pointers for more effective and less stressful communication at one or all four of these important programs facilitated by Linda T. Darcy, Equity Consultant and Trainer.

The third workshop examines the impact of culture. As we build on the concept of social identiy, we will discuss how our many social identities combine to create our culture. We'll explore how culture impacts behavior and how that behavior impacts the interpretation of other people's behavior.

Register online for Workshop III. Then look for the Zoom link in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons." 
Note: Each workshop requires a separate registration; there are unique Zoom links for all four sessions. 

  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Snack Attack III - L
Virtually
Friday, Mar. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Teens and tweens are invited to learn to make sweet and tart Lemon Bars with Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian and founder of Food Explorers. This tasty recipe uses Greek yogurt for a lighter texture, and includes a quick (though optional) raspberry sauce to accompany the dessert.

Register online to get a "place at the table." The program is appropriate for youth in grades 6-12, and it's totally fine for more than one cook to be in the kitchen. However, we can only accept 12 "kitchens" (families/pods/groups) so don't delay; space is limited. After signing up, look for a confirmation email with the Zoom program link from "Engaged Patrons." Read further for the recipe ingredients and list of suggested kitchen utensils and cookware. Questions? Call Library staff at 860.844.5275.

Lemon Bars Ingredients:
1 box graham crackers
1 stick butter (you will not use all of it)
6 oz cream cheese
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 eggs
White granulated sugar
2-3 lemons
Optional: vanilla extract and raspberries

Suggested kitchen utensils and bakeware:
Microwave safe bowl
Liquid and dry measuring cups and spoons
Spatula
Grater and strainer
Hand held electric mixer or stand electric mixer
Small suacepan
8" x 8" baking dish
  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Power to the Pollina
Virtually
Monday, Mar. 22, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Let’s meet our native pollinators! Emma Hoyt, environmental biologist and Holcomb Farm farmer, introduces not only the bees and butterflies, but a swarm of pollinating insects that are vital to a healthy and diverse food-production system.  Learn about the multiple threats facing our pollinators and ways we can protect and restore their health and habitat. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library under the Calendar of Events page. Then look for the Zoom program link and other details in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons."
  Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Agricultural Commision.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Miss Joan invites her preschool friends and their caregivers to join her for a very special virtual Story Time. Let's sing, do a finger play and share a story together! Register by 10:00 am on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link.  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Writers Group - A Vi
Virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Tuesdays, January 12, 26, February 9, 23, March 9, 23, 5:00 PM)

Adult fiction writers are invited to attend bi-weekly workshops to hone skills using a variety of creative writing exercises and prompts. Giving and receiving writing critiques is optional. Kick off the new year with a commitment to writing and finishing your novel or simply join the session to gain inspiration by reconnecting with fellow writers. 

Long-standing group member Lynn Guelzow leads the sessions; other members may facilitate the session from time to time. The group meets virtually the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.


Register online or call 860.844.5275. Then look for a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons" with the Zoom link. Other session details may be communicated via email from the group leader.   Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Booby-Trapped: The H
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Wednesday, Mar. 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

In a 2014 survey of 3,000 women, 92 percent rated their bra, “An enemy. I wish I had never met her.”

Hear more about the evolution of the American brassiere in an enlightening and humorous tale with Grounded Goodwife presenters Velya Jancz-Ruban and Ehris Urban.  Learn more about women in history as we travel through the evolution of women’s underpinnings.

Register at granby-ct.gov/library under the Calendar of Events page. Then look for the Zoom link and othoer program details in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons."online to receive the Zoom program link.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Let’s Talk: A
Virtually
Thursday, Mar. 25, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Navigating conversation with family, friends, and neighbors that includes sensitive and controversial topics can be difficult and awkward.  Pick up pointers for more effective and less stressful communication at one or all four of these important programs facilitated by Linda T. Darcy, Equity Consultant and Trainer.

The fourth and final workshop focuses on the words we use to converse. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” We know that words have power. We can use them as weapons or as shields. Words are also abstract and can be interpreted differently by different people in different contexts.  In this final session, we will discuss how we can be mindful of the words we use and their impact.

Register online for Workshop IV. Then look for the Zoom link in a confirmation email from "Engaged Patrons." 
Note: Each workshop requires a separate registration; there are unique Zoom links for all four sessions. 

  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Author Talk with Dou
Virtually
Monday, Mar. 29, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations were in decline because the native plants they depended on were quickly disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In the best-selling author's new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

Here’s what the experts have to say about Doug Tallamy and Nature’s Best Hope:
  • “Tallamy is one of the most original and persuasive present-day authors on conservation.” Edward O. Wilson Professor, Emeritus Harvard University
  • “Doug Tallamy lays out all you need to know to participate in one of the great conservation projects of our time. Read it and get started!” Elizabeth Kolbert Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction
  • “Your yard can provide the margin to keep species alive. Mow less, think more.” Bill McKibben, Author of Falter

Register online under the Calendar of Events page at granby-ct.gov/library. Then look for the Zoom link and additional program details in an email from "Engaged Patrons." Questions? Please don't hesitate to call Library staff at 860.844.5275.

  Sponsored by The Granby Land Trust and Granby Public Library.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Mar. 30, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Miss Joan invites her preschool friends and their caregivers to join her for a very special virtual Story Time. Let's sing, do a finger play and share a story together! Register by 10:00 am on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link.  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Plan B Book Discussi
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Tuesday, Apr. 6, 6:30pm
This month's Plan "B" virtual book discussion title is, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.  Copies are available via Overdrive and through curbside pickup.  Join us as we connect online through reading, conversation, and good books! Leading the discussions are Doug Soucier & Beth Morrill, who have led our popular SciFi /Fantasy & Around the World book discussions. Register online then look for a confimation email with the Zoom program link & log in information from "Engaged Patrons".   You may also register by calling the library 860-844-5275.
 
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