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June News


Summer Programs

The Bill Memorial Library is looking forward to a very busy summer. We have programming for everyone! Check out our Summer Schedule for our full, color-coded line-up. Print it and keep it on your fridge!

Adults: We are offering spaces in the City-Wide Yard Sale, running a Farmers' Market and Craft Fair, and having our annual Book Sale during Art on Groton Bank.

Kids aren't the only ones who read during the summer! We want your book reviews. Check out this link for more information.

Teens: We have a full line-up of programs for teens this July. All events are on Thursday evenings at 6 PM, July 9 through July 30. Come decorate cupcakes, make a tie-dye t-shirt, learn about pirates, and meet a politician! For more information, visit our Teen Events Page.

Kids: Our summer reading kick-off event is on June 23rd at 1 PM. Meet local heroes from the Fire Department, Police Department, and the Navy. Climb aboard a fire truck and visit the art truck to make a craft. No registration necessary.

Summer Storytime Under the Trees gets underway on Tuesday, July 7th, and continues every Tuesday in the summer through August 11th. Bring a blanket or sit on our benches! No registration necessary.

For more information, visit our Kids' Events Page.

Changes to InterLibrary Loans

Due to technical changes at the State Library, the InterLibrary Loan catalog reQuest will be shut down for the summer season.
You will still be able to request books from Groton Public, Mystic & Noank, and Waterford Libraries.
If you need a book that is not at any of the above libraries, please call the library at (860) 445-0392 or email staff@billmemorial.org. We have limited access to other libraries across the state and will work to acquire a copy for you.
Thank you for your patience! -The BML Staff


AudioFile brings free teen reads throughout the summer

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer. To find out more, check out their FAQ.

The Nutmeg Award nominees are in!

The Nutmeg Committee pleased to announce the 2016 Nominees. In them you will find a cyborg Cinderella, a futuristic scavenger hunt, a superhero squirrel, Jedi, and more. See them all on our Kids and Teen pages.

Important Friends News: Book Sale Donations
The Library will begin taking gently-used book donations beginning on May 11th for the Friends' summer Book Sale. No textbooks, please.
For more information about how to become a Friend of the Bill Memorial Library, check out our Friends Page.

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Technology Help Sessions

A new service is available at the library! Are you enraged by your E-reader? Troubled by your tablet? Perplexed by your PC? You can now set up a free 30-minute Technology Help Session with a member of the Bill Memorial staff. Email staff.billmemorial@gmail.com or call the library for more information.

Bill Memorial Library's New Adult Fiction

A Heart Revealed
Emma: A Modern Retelling
14th Deadly Sin
Wishful Thinking
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
Miss Carter's War
The Fall
The Memory Painter: A Novel
A June of Ordinary Murders
The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens & Ghosts
The Mechanical
The Long Green Shore


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Bill Memorial Library's New Adult Non-Fiction

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Cookie Love: 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
Let Them Eat Cake: Classic, Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations
The Hearing-Loss Guide: Useful Information and Advice for Patients and Families
The Wright Brothers


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