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September News

NEW Hours Start September 5th!

In order to be more accessible to patrons and residents of Groton, the Bill Memorial Library is expanding its evening hours to include Tuesday evenings. We will now be open 3 evenings until 8pm starting September 5th. We look forward to seeing more of you!

Our new hours are:
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-3
Closed Sundays

Cutting the Cord: Leaving Cable Behind in the Age of Streaming

Are you ready to try cutting out your cable service, but you aren’t quite sure where to start? Join us at the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton, CT on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm and prepare to cut the cord! This presentation will cover the what, how, and why of dropping your cable television service and picking up streaming services like Netflix. We will walk through the process of cutting the cord from start to finish, and attendees will have a chance to see several streaming devices live in action. The program will be presented by library staff. This event is free and registration is appreciated. To register or for more information, please call the Library at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Girls Who Code Information Session

The Bill Memorial Library is hosting a new after-school computer coding club for girls in grades 6-12! Girls Who Code is a national organization that empowers girls to learn to code while having fun, building community, and making an impact. Interested girls and their families are invited to an informational session on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00pm to learn more about Girls Who Code and what our new chapter will look like. All are welcome! The first official meeting of the Bill Memorial Library’s Girls Who Code will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:00 pm. The Library’s Girls Who Code Chapter is sponsored in part by the Dime Bank Foundation and the Friends of the Bill Memorial Library. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Rice Krispie Sculpting for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Bill Memorial Library on Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 pm for a deliciously artistic evening of Rice Krispie Sculpting. Each participant will craft their very own masterpiece out of rice cereal and melted marshmallows. Participants are asked to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting sticky. This event is free and open to all teens, but registration is required. Please call the Library at (860) 445-0392 to register.

This event will take place outside. In case of rain, please call the Library or check our Facebook page for more information. For more information, check out our flyer here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Bill Memorial Library, in partnership with the Riverfront Children’s Center in Groton, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Beginning Monday, September 18, families are invited to come to the library and pick up a registration packet containing program information and reading logs. This free program encourages parents to read 1000 books with their newborn, toddler, or preschool child before he or she starts kindergarten, with the library providing small incentives for each milestone met. This program is designed for children from birth to age 5 and is partially funded by The Friends of The Bill Memorial Library. For more information, please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392. For more information, 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
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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