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November News

Women of the Revolution

The Bill Memorial Library hosts Dr. Roger Smith on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00pm as he presents his research on women who dared to resist the norms of 18th-century western culture. Learn about some of the most amazing, yet little-known, participants in the American Revolution, gathered from various collections of reports about women from each colony, of all races, free and enslaved. For more information, check out our flyer here.

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Sing Along with Santa

Shadow of Santa's sleigh in the sky

Join us at the Bill Memorial Library on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for an evening with Santa Claus. Santa and some of his friends will visit with all the children before leaving for the North Pole. Enjoy some old-fashioned Christmas caroling with live music and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. Parents, be sure to bring your cameras! Santa will give each and every child the opportunity to be photographed with him in front of the library's cozy fireplace. This annual event is a fun time for the whole family. The library will also be collecting non-perishable food items for Groton Social Services, so bring along a canned good or two if you like. This is a free program and no registration is required. Call the library at 860-445-0392 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
Victoria
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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