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December is Food for Fines Month

From December 1st through December 31st, pay off your late fees with food during Food For Fines Month! Patrons can bring in one nonperishable food item for each $1.00 in fines owed on their accounts to clear the late fees. The library is encouraging patrons to return overdue materials along with food items to avoid incurring late charges. Amnesty does not apply to lost or damaged library materials.

The Bill Memorial Library will gladly accept any and all nonperishable food items regardless if there is a late fee or not on a patron's account. All food items collected will benefit Groton Social Services. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Sing Along With Santa

A shadow of Santa and his sleigh in the night sky

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Bill Memorial Library! Join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00pm for an evening with the big man himself - Santa Claus! Enjoy old-fashioned carolling with live music, sample some cookies and hot cocoa, and then each child will have a chance to take a photo with Santa next to our cozy fireplace. Don't forget to bring your camera or phone!

This event is free and open to the public. During the event, we will be collecting canned goods for Groton Human Services, so feel free to bring a donation along with you. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Cookie Exchange

The Bill Memorial Library Cookbook Book Club in Groton invites you to our Cookie Exchange on Thursday, December 8th from 6-8pm. Ring in the holiday season with tasty treats to share with new friends! Use your favorite recipe from your own cookbook or try out something new from the library's abundant display of cookie recipes. Participants are asked to bring their recipe along with approximately 3 dozen cookies or treats to share with others, and we will provide cookie boxes so that everyone can take samples home. For questions or to RSVP, please contact the library at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Plain undecorated Christmas cookies

Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library are here to help you with your Christams shopping! The Friends will be hosting a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-3pm. Stop by to find the perfect gift for a friend, family, or yourself! The sale will feature like-new coffee table books, adult fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, and more. All proceeds support the Bill Memorial Library. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Teen DIY Sharpie Mug & Cocoa Gift Set

'Tis the season for gift giving, merriment, and hot cocoa! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a holiday season DIY event on Thursday, December 15th at 6:00pm. Participants will design their own custom cocoa mug with Sharpies and make a hot cocoa gift set to keep as their own or gift to a friend. Refreshments will be served and registration is required. Please call the library to register at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Bill Memorial Library's New Fiction - August

Crowned and Dangerous
Murder on Brittany Shores
The Jealous Kind
Results May Vary
Time Siege
The Dollhouse
Curious Minds
Killfile: A Novel
Guilty Minds
A Hero of France
First Comes Love
Three Sisters, Three Queens
The Woman in Blue
Monterey Bay
The Nix
The Widower's Wife
Pod vs. Pod

Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »

Bill Memorial Library's aug-2016-nonfic book montage

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
Paths to Happiness: 50 Ways to Add Joy to Your Life Every Day
The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
You'll Grow Out of It
Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel
The Kingdom of Speech

Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »