Bill Memorial Library Summer Schedule 2017



Don't miss a moment of the fun! Check this page regularly for information on our many fun events for all ages. Click the title of each event to see the flyer. Please note that some events have limited space,
so call the Library at (860) 445-0392 to register or with questions.

Adult Programs Kids' Programs - Grades K-5 Teen Programs - Grades 6-12 Storytimes Book Clubs Friends of the Library




Tuesday, June 13th Food for Thought Book Club - 1:00pm @ Par 4 Restaurant
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Copies of the book available for checkout at the Library
Tuesday, June 20th Build a Better World - Summer Reading KICKOFF! - 1:00 pm
Visit the art truck, play games, touch a truck, and register for our construction themed reading game - and more!
Wednesday, June 21st Build a Better World - Read!
Calling all adults! Fill out an entry form and review a book for entry into a raffle to win a Paul's Pasta gift certificate! Submit an entry for every book you read until July 29th
Thursday, June 22nd Build a Better World Teen Summer Kickoff - 6:00 pm
Pizza, Video Games, and Tie Dye T-Shirts - Oh my! Participants are asked to bring their own white t-shirt to dye.
Please call to register.
Tuesday, June 27th Six Paca Alpaca Farm - 10:00am
Learn more about these wonderful creatures and even get an up close look!
Rain Date - Thursday, June 29th 10:00am
Thursday, June 29th Cupcake Wars - 6:00pm
The clock is ticking - can you decorate the most creative, best tasting, or most beautiful cupcake?
Please call to register.
Monday, July 3rd Special Activities Week - 7/3-7/8 Stop in when the library is open to complete special activities and play the board game to win raffletickets!
Thursday, July 6th T-Shirt Weaving Community Service Event - 6:00pm
Participants will weave t-shirts into mats to be used for children's storytimes. This program counts as community service.
Please call to register.
Friends of the Library Book Sale Meeting - 6:30pm
Friends will discuss the upcoming book sale and special Friends Reception
Saturday, July 8th Encore Presentation - Guided Flag Tour - 10:30am
Local flag collector Charlie Ebbinghaus will come in period dress to describe his historical flag collection
Food Truck Festival
Come sample a number of local food trucks and then stay for the Sailfest Fireworks!
Monday, July 10th Tai Chi - 5:30pm
One of four weekly tai chi programs. The program is free but space is limited.
Please call to register.
CT Author Trail - 6:00pm
Presentation by local award-winning author Lisa Saunders on the loves and losses of historical figures.
Tuesday, July 11th Summer Storytime @ The Library 10:30am
Creature Teachers 1:00pm
See some spectacular creatures up close!
Food for Thought Book Club - 1:00pm @ Par 4 Restaurant
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
Copies of the book available for checkout at the Library
Meet the Photographer: John Ligos 4:30pm
Meet the photographer of the stunning black and white photography display currently housed in our museum case!
Registration is recommended for this event. Please call the library.
Thursday, July 13th Henna Mixology with Hennavana - 6:00 pm
Learn about the art of creating henna. Space is limited to 30 participants.
Please call to register
Friday, July 14th Books & Bites: An Exclusive Preview Sale - 5:00 pm
Come enjoy a sneak peak of our annual book sale while sampling book-themed finger-foods and beverages!
Admission is $5
Saturday, July 15th Art on Groton Bank - 10am-4pm
Check out displays of art in all media, live music, food vendors, and more!
Book Sale! - 10am-3pm
The Friends of the Bill will be holding their annual book sale of gently used books! Swing by for a great bargain!
Monday, July 17th Tai Chi - 5:30pm
One of four weekly tai chi programs. The program is free but space is limited.
Please call to register.
Tuesday, July 18th Summer Storytime @ The Library 10:30am
The Art Truck & Bring the Hoopla 1pm-3pm
A return visit by the Art Truck! Make an all new masterpiece to take home.
Love to Hoola Hoop? Come learn some new hooping skills!
Thursday, July 20th No Bake Cooking Workshop - 6:00pm
We'll be cooking truffles, smoothies, and more - no baking required!
Please call to register
Saturday, July 22nd Laurel City Swords Fencing Demo - 1:00pm
A demonstration by historically-focused fencing group, the Laurel City Swords. Fun for the whole family!
Monday, July 24th Tai Chi - 5:30pm
One of four weekly tai chi programs. The program is free but space is limited.
Please call to register.
Tuesday, July 25th Summer Storytime @ The Library - 10:30am
Animal Show on the Go - 1:00pm
Meet the animals rescued by this organization and learn all about them!
Thursday, July 27th Escape the Room - 6:00pm
You have an hour. Can you get out of our locked teen room? Please call to register
Monday, July 31st Tai Chi - 5:30pm
One of four weekly tai chi programs. The program is free but space is limited.
Please call to register.
Tuesday, August 1st Summer Storytime @ The Library - 10:30am
Summer Reading Close & The Art Truck 1:00pm
Participants of the program will receive their certificates and a free book. The Library Board of Trustees will serve ice cream to all our summer readers!