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October News

Cutting the Cord Handout

Did you miss our Cutting the Cord class this past week? Never fear - we have a handout! Click here to access a digital copy of the handout that was distributed at the class. This list of links will provide you with information about popular streaming devices, top streaming services, and how to access your favorite programs without a cable subscription.

Monster Mayhem Snack & Craft!

The Bill Memorial Library invites children in grades K through 5 and their grownups to a special after-school program on Thursday, October 19th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Fearsome Fall Crafts will feature creepy crafts and a snack provided by the library. Registration is requested and space is limited; please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392 for further information or to register. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Frankentoys for Teens

‘Tis the season for creepy creations! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Bill Memorial Library on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 pm to craft their very own Frankentoys! Teens will take apart old toys and combine them with others to make their very own spooky toy to take home. This program is free to all teens, and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required. To register, please call the Library at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Jeepers Creepers Animal Show

The Bill Memorial Library will host Jeepers Creepers! a special after-hours program on Saturday, October 21st from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. presented by Riverside Reptiles. Just in time for Halloween, kids will see and touch a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more! Don't worry, we won't bite! With over 25 years’ experience, Riverside Reptiles is passionate about giving adults and children "hands on" learning experiences and teaching about reptiles, amphibians, and other fascinating creatures of the animal world. Registration is requested; please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392 for further information or to register. For more information, check out our flyer here.

Literary Terrors - A Haunted Library Event

Your favorite books are becoming the stuff of nightmares at the Bill Memorial Library! Join us for our 3rd Annual Haunted Library event, “Literary Terrors: An Evening of Haunted Fandoms” on Saturday, October 28th from 6-8pm. Take a terrifying tour through our Library and experience stories like Harry Potter and Hunger Games like you never have before. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family. This Haunted Library event is designed for participants ages 10 and up. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Bill Memorial Library, and all proceeds benefit the Library. For more information, please call (860) 445-0392 or 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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