Bill Memorial Library Presents “The Bill Family of Groton and Ledyard”
Frederic Bill’s donation of the beautiful Bill Memorial Library in Groton still welcomes the public and will provide the setting for a telling of the Bill family story on Saturday, March 28 at 11 am by local genealogist and historian Carol Ganz. Patriarch Gurdon Bill of Ledyard brought his children up to be industrious and generous members of society and his sons made their mark wherever they settled. Frederic was not the only son to establish a library, and their list of accomplishments and donations would have made Gurdon proud.
Carol Ganz’s interest in genealogy and local history came together in her research of the Bill family as the Church Historian at Ledyard Congregational Church. She is a retired reference librarian who has worked at the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit as well as the Bill Library in Ledyard.
This program is free of charge but registration is required—please call the libr...
Game on! Join us for Tabletop Game Night at Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to meet game experts and play games ranging from Munchkin to Sushi Go. This event is free and registration is required. Please call the library at (860)445-0392 to reserve your space.
Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton is now taking registration for our Swingin’ Spring Story Time program for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. Story Time takes place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning March 23 and continues through May 18, 2020. Story Time at the Bill Memorial Library meets in our Children’s Room and features classic stories as well as new favorites, song time with live music, finger plays, puppets and simple crafts. For more information or to register please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392.
Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
From the lush floral kingdoms of the Pacific to the arid gardens of Australia, Dr. Richard Benfield introduces 80 unique gardens of the world in this interactive presentation at the Bill Memorial Library on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. Known for his expertise and sense of humor, Benfield takes attendees through the three-acre gardens in the Singapore Changi Airport and the tropical gardens of the Seychelles and the Canary Islands. The program culminates with the beautiful English country gardens of Benfield’s home country.
Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. This event is free but registration is required. Please call the Bill Memorial Library at 860-445-0392.
The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites children in grades 1 through 5 to our first art program in a monthly spring series presented by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. On Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sophia Gipstein from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum will lead kids in an Assemblage Art project inspired by Louise Nevelson. Assemblage is art that is made by assembling various elements, often everyday objects, scavenged by the artists or bought specifically for their projects.
All materials are supplied. This program is free but registration is required; to register or for more information, please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392.