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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Chicken Story Time
Granby Public Library
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
It's a special story time with a very special guest! Join Miss Joan and Miss Brittany (and her chicken) for stories, finger plays and a song. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on as we must keep socially distant.  We also ask everyone over the age of two to please wear a mask. Rain date is Wednesday, April 14. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Writers Group - A Vi
Virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 5:00 - 6:00 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. The group is led by the members; everyone has the opportunity to volunteer as a workshop faciilitator. Join us this Spring and be inspired connecting with fellow writers. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library. Then Look for the Zoom program link in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Please call 860.844.5275 to speak with Library staff.

Note: The April 13 session is 60 minutes; 5:00 - 6:00 PM (ET). All other sessions are 90 minutes and run from 5:00 - 6:30 PM (ET) Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Teaching Your Child
Virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
There is no better time than Financial Literacy Month to learn how to introduce meaningful money lessons to younger members of the family. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the virtual program with Faye Griffiths-Smith, Family Economics and Resource Management Educator, with UConn Extension. Age appropriate financial topics, games, and other financial learning resources will be presented to help you share dollars and ‘sense’ wisdom with your children. Whether your child is five, 15, or older, Faye will have helpful suggestions to inspire financial literacy in your family. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library uner the Calendar of Events page.  Please note children's ages when registering. This helps the presenter prepare and present relevant information. Look for the Zoom program link and other details in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Call 860.844.5275 to speak with Library staff.

  Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Birds of the New Eng
Virtually
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents award-winning images and photographic secrets when you travel with him virtually to a typical New England swamp. Enjoy an intimate look at the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures many of the birds’ activities such as building nests, feeding young, and catching prey.

Register online at granby-ct.gov/library. Then look for the Zoom program link in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Please Library staff at 860.844.5275. Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 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! Please REGISTER by 10:00 AM on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link. For age 3-5 with caregiver.
Craftin’ Aroun
Granby Public Library
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Get ready for Earth day and create a paper tube birdhouse! Craft kits will be available for curbside pickup on Tuesday, April 20th from 3-6pm and Miss Heather will post a video guide with instructions so you can make the craft along with her! The video will be posted on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for you to view and complete at your convenience. Printed instructions will be included with the craft kit. Supplies are limited, so please register to request a craft kit. Please register each child separately. Note: You will need glue for this craft. All other supplies will be provided in the craft kit.

Recommended for ages 7-12
Time to Tidy Up - Vi
Virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
When you create a tidy uncluttered living environment you foster a more soulful lifestyle. Find out how to live more simply and create balance at home with Professional Organizer and KonMari Consultant Christine Thorn.  The Tidy Life-Style Doctor from Connecticut will share a unique approach to decluttering that goes beyond routine spring cleaning. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library. Then look for the Zoom program link in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Please call Library staff at 860.844.5275.

  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Rockin’ Reader
virtually
Thursday, Apr. 22, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Beginning readers age 3-8 are invited to join Certified Music Therapist Jona Jeffcoat for a fun, interactive program. In this virtual program, Miss Jona will combine books and music to increase early literacy skills. We’ll sing, move and play musical “instruments” created from materials found at home. 

Please indicate if your child has special needs when registering. All are welcome.

Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
Backyard Mushroom Gr
Virtually
Monday, Apr. 26, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Join Mark Gostkiewicz, Tri Gable Lea Farm, in this lively and informative virtual presentation. Learn how to grow three popular species of mushroom: shiitake, oyster, and wine cap. Soak up valuable information from an expert, including how to use straw or wood chips to grow mushrooms, which type of wood is best for growing mushrooms, and where to source low cost tools and other materials. Participants receive a link to the handout for the class. You won't want to miss this fascinating look at how to spawn edible fungi in your own backyard!

Register at granby-ct.gov/library. Then look for the Zoom program link in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Please call 860.844.5275 to speak with Library staff.

  Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library and Granby Agricultural Commission.
Good Morning Story T
virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 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! Please REGISTER by 10:00 AM on the day of the program to receive the Zoom link. For age 3-5 with caregiver.
Writers Group - A Vi
Virtually
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 5:00 - 6:30 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. The group is led by the members; everyone has the opportunity to volunteer as a workshop faciilitator. Join us this Spring and be inspired connecting with fellow writers. 

Register at granby-ct.gov/library. Then Look for the Zoom program link in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. Questions? Please call 860.844.5275 to speak with Library staff.

Sponsored by Granby Public Library.
Stamped! Racism, Ant
Granby Public Library
Thursday, Apr. 29, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The Granby Public Library and the Granby Public Schools are partnering in an effort to continue the important conversations that increase consciousness, responsiveness, and advocacy around critical race and equity issues. On Thursday, April 29th, via Zoom, we will be hosting a Community Conversation and Book Discussion focused on the book "Stamped: Racism, AntiRacism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. These conversations, started with Granby teachers and high school students, are now being opened up to students, parents, and community members via the Granby Public Library.  This evening's discussion will be led by Gloria Mengual, of CREC, and Director of Library Services, Amy McCue.  Paper and audio copies of the book are available through the GPL and online via Libby. 

Look for the Zoom program link and other details in a confirmation email from Engaged Patrons. No computer at home?  You are welcome to join by telephone.  Questions? Call 860.844.5275 to speak with Library staff.
Plan B Book Discussi
Virtually
Tuesday, May 4, 6:30pm
This month's Plan "B" virtual book discussion title is, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.  Copies are available in the library, 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.
No computer/internet at home?  Join us on the phone!  Call the library for the ID & Password
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