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June News

Attention Summer Readers - Schedule Mixup

Attention Summer Readers! It is possible that you may have received an incorrect summer reading schedule. Please click here for the most accurate and up to date schedule. You don't want to miss a single moment! You can also click the banner above for a full list of our summer offerings for all ages.



Our Friends are Award-Winning!

For their dedication and hard work in creating the 2015 Haunted Library, the Friends of the Bill Memorial Library were awarded the Focused Project Award by the Friends of CT Libraries on June 11, 2016. Congrats, Friends, and thank you for making the Bill the best it can be!

To find out more about how you can become a Friend of the Bill, check out the webpage here.



Tech Help Sessions - Available on Monday Evenings!

Monday night Tech Help has returned! Please call the library at (860) 445-0392 to schedule a one on one help session if you are stumped by your tablet, a computer program, or even a website. We are happy to help!



Creature Teachers!

The Bill Memorial Library invites kids of all ages to Animals Around the World, an exciting look at the animals that share our world, on Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Presented by The Creature Teachers, this program is part of On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!, the library’s 2016 Summer Reading program. Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information or check out our flier here.



Summer Storytimes - We Have TWO of Them!

That's right, the Bill will host not one, but TWO summer storytimes for your family! Summertime Story Time will take place on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at the Library from July 5th to August 2nd. We will gather in our outdoor program area and enjoy a variety of entertaining stories under the shade of the trees in the library yard. In case of inclement weather we will meet inside the library. Can't make it on Tuesday mornings? Our special Sun, Sand, and Stories reader will be at Eastern Point Beach at 10:30 on Thursday mornings from July 7th to August 4th. Look for our big beach umbrella, and soak up the sun and a few good books this summer. Please note that a beach pass is required for entrance to the beach.

No registration is necessary for either storytime. For more information about our storytimes, check out our flyers for Summer Storytime at the Library and Sun, Sand, and Stories or call the library at (860) 445-0392.



Calling All Adults! Exercise Your Mind - Read!

The Bill Memorial Library invites adults to take part in our Adult Summer Reading Program. 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 22 through Saturday, July 30. The grand prize winner will receive a dinner gift certificate to Paul’s Pasta in Groton. Open to adults age 18 and older. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified after August 2. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information or check out our flyer here.



Magic Show!

Reading can be truly magical! The Bill Memorial Library will host Ed Popielarczyk's Magic Show on Tuesday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. Join us for an entertaining and amazing performance where audience participation and fun are a MUST! Ed Popielarczyk's Magic Show is sponsored by The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library and is part of the library's On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! 2016 Summer Reading program. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Teens - WRECK the TECH!

Have you ever wanted to take apart an old computer to see what's inside? Then don't miss our WRECK the TECH night at the Bill! Join us as we examine the different components of retired technology as we use tools to take it all apart. We will set aside usable pieces to use in our Recycled Art program on July 14. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Art on Groton Bank - Mark Your Calendars for July 16th!

Art on Groton Bank is celebrating its 10th season, and this is one you don't want to miss. This one day art festival will feature art in all media, a CT Sub Century Photo Exhibit, tours of Groton Bank, live music, food vendors, and so much more! To find out more about the event and how you can be involved, visit the Art on Groton Bank webpage or check out our flyer here.



Save the Date! CT Author Trail Returns July 30th

The 8th Annual CT Author Trail Program is coming soon! Starting July 7th, local authors will speak in libraries around the state - including the Bill! Mark your calendars for our event on Saturday, July 30th, check back for more information, and take a peek at the full program lineup here.



New Adult Fiction

Gone Again
The Gangster
The Steel Kiss
Private Paris
High Dive
Clawback: A Novel
The Travelers
Crazy Blood
Noonday: A Novel
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
One Under
Dear Emma
Heirs and Assigns
The Passenger
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend: A Novel
The Queen of the Tearling


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New NF

If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny
When Breath Becomes Air
Resumes for Dummies


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