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May 19, 2015

The Bill Memorial Library celebrates its 125th birthday!

Join us on Saturday, June 13, as we celebrate with an Open House!
9:30 a.m. Tour of Bill Memorial Library - Enjoy an exclusive insider tour with long-time librarian Hali Keeler before the library opens for the day!
10:00 a.m.- Birthday Celebration with cake and beverages
10:30 a.m. Outdoor Walking Tour of the Historic Village of Groton Bank - Guided tour with Tom Althuis of Groton Bank Historical Association. Starts at Bill Memorial Library.
All part of Connecticut Open House Day, 2015!

May 8, 2015

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.

May's Teen Program

This month's Teen Program is Henna Art. The Library invites teens in Grades 6 – 12 to visit us on Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 P.M. for a night of Henna Tattoos. Join us as we explore the art of Henna. This program will last about two hours. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Space will be limited! Call the Library at 860-445-0392 and sign up today. Teen will need to have a signed permission slip to receive a henna tattoo.

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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