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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.



The Artist's Garden - A Presentation by the Florence Griswold Museum

Please join us at the Bill Memorial Library on Monday, July 25th at 6:30pm for a presentation on the Florence Griswold Museum's current exhibition, The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920. The Artist's Garden tells the story of American Impressionism and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. Conducted by a member of the museum's professional staff, this 45-minute presentation will explore the highlights of this remarkable exhibition and the museum. Registration is appreciated. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Horizon Wings - Birds of Prey

Horizon Wings will present Birds of Prey at the Bill Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Summer readers are invited to meet raptors up close and learn all about these extraordinary birds of prey, including a Red-tail hawk, a Great-horned owl, a Peregrine falcon and a Bald eagle. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Teen Nature-Made Art Program

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come get creative at the Bill on Thursday, July 28th at 6pm! Led by an instructor from The Mystic Museum of Art, teens will use materials from nature and natural elements to create artworks. Registration is appreciated; call the library at 860-445-0392 to sign up. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Save the Date! CT Author Trail Returns July 30th

The Bill Memorial Library in Groton is pleased to host local author Richard King on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm as a part of this year’s CT Author Trail event. Mr. King will discuss his book The Devil’s Cormorant, in which he takes us back in time and around the world to show us the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world’s most misunderstood waterfowl. The book was rated as one of the top 5 science books of 2013 by Library Journal. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, contact the Bill Memorial Library at (860) 445-0392 or check out our flyer here. If you are interested in attending events along the CT Author Trail, take a peek at the full program lineup 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.



End of Summer Grown-Up Color-Fest!

Ready for fall to be here? Come celebrate the end of summer at the Bill on Monday, August 1st with an adult coloring night! Drop into the library anytime between 6 and 8 to enjoy relaxing coloring, cold beverages, and sweet treats. The library will provide supplies and coloring pages, but participants are encouraged to bring their own tools as well. Registration is not required, and this event is free. For more information, check out our flyer 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


Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »

New NF

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


Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »