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July News

Summer Food Service Programs for Groton Kids

The Library is thrilled to be a site for Groton Public Schools' Summer Food Service Program. Nutritious meals are provided to all children 18 years and under, completely free of charge. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 6/19/17 until 8/18/17. For times and more information, check out our flyer here.



No-Bake Cooking Workshop

You don’t need an oven to make something delicious! Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to the Bill Memorial Library on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. for a no-bake cooking workshop. Join us for an evening of tasty treats made without any baking at all. Participants will prepare such recipes as Oreo Cookie Truffles, Tropical Snowball Cookies, and Fruit Smoothies. Please note that the Library and its programs are not allergy-free. This program is free and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required. Please call the Library at (860) 445-0392 to reserve your spot. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Laurel City Historical Fencing Demonstration

Prepare for a sword-clashing Saturday! The Bill Memorial Library will host a presentation and demonstration by Laurel City Historical Fencing on Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. Laurel City Historical Fencing is a school in the northwest corner of Connecticut; their focus is on the German School of Medieval Combat, with their curriculum based on the teachings of Master Johannes Liechtenauer, a 14th century fencing master. The group will give a lecture on the history of Historical European Martial Arts followed by a demonstration of some longsword, dagger, and poleaxe. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Registration is not required; for more information please call the library at 860-445-0392 or check out our flyer here.



Animal Show on the Go!

The Bill Memorial Library invites kids of all ages to Animal Show on the Go on Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. Meet and learn about a variety of animals in an interactive setting. Animal Show on the Go is an exotic animal rescue that fosters an understanding and respect for nature. All ages welcome. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Teens Escape the Room

You have one hour to stop the Robot Apocalypse using only your wits and the tools hidden around you. Can you Escape the Room? Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to the Bill Memorial Library on Thursday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m. for the final summer reading program of 2017. Participants will use clues and puzzles to successfully escape their locked room and stop a band of evil robots from taking over the world. This program is free. Registration is required. Please call the Library at (860) 445-0392 to reserve your spot. For more information, check out our flyer here.



The Art Truck Returns!

Join us Tuesday, August 1 between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Bill Memorial Library for the return of The Art Truck, a mobile art studio. Kids of all ages are invited to take part in a fun arts and craft experience as they create an artwork to take home. No registration is necessary. The Art Truck is sponsored by The City of Groton and is part of the library’s 2017 Summer Reading program.



Summer Storytime - Tuesdays in July

Summertime is the best time for Story Time! The Bill Memorial Library invites children and their families to Summertime Story Time on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in July. Registration is not required: the program begins July 11 and ends August 1. When the weather is favorable, we may meet outside under the shade trees so bring a blanket if you like. For more information, please call the library at 860-445-0392 or, check out our flyer here.



Teens! FREE AUDIOBOOKS every week until August!

You read right! Starting April 27th, you can download 2 FREE Audiobook titles from Sync! To see which titles are available this week or receive text or email alerts about new titles, visit the Sync website or check out the program flyer here.



Adult Summer Reading Program - Read, Review, Win!

Grown-ups, summer reading is for you too! The summer reading program for you is simple - Fill out an entry form available at the front desk and earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Adults can begin submitting reviews on Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, July 29. The grand prize winner will receive a dinner gift certificate to Paul’s Pasta in Groton, and a runner-up will receive a gift card to Par Four in Groton. Open to adults age 18 and older. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified after August 1. The more you read the more chances to win! For more information, call the library at (860) 445-0392 or check out our flyer here.



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Below the Belt
The Dangerous Ladies Affair
The Nowhere Man
The Spy
Her Every Fear
Killing Adonis
The Bear and the Nightingale
Victoria
The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott
The Burning Page
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth
The Sleepwalker
The Midnight Bell
The Dry
The Old Man
Hey Harry, Hey Matilda
The Girl in Green
A Perilous Undertaking
Fever Dream
Burning Bright


Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »

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The Magnolia Story
Never Never
Different Class
Leopard At The Door
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
L'art de la Simplicité: How to Live More with Less
The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Pogue's Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System
Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn't Commit
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love
The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret


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