It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items (no glass containers) to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!
For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!
Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, and food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center food pantry and the food pantry at Groton Human Services.
Do you want a handmade gift to give a friend or family member? Learn the art of origami and fold some holiday gifts at the same time! Festive Folds: Holiday Origami for Teens will be held at the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton, CT on Thursday, December 19th at 5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate the holidays and fold beautiful origami gifts and ornaments.
This event is free and registration is required. Please call the library at (860) 445-0392 to reserve your space.
The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites children in grades 1 through 5 to our final art program in a monthly series presented by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. CHANGE OF DATE and TIME! On Saturday, December 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sophia Gipstein from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum will lead kids in a project based on the book If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy and Gregg Newbold. Participants will paint their own snow people inspired by artists like Picasso, Pollack, O’Keeffe, and Delaunay.
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.
Due to room capacity limitations, the Bill Memorial Library will not be able to host Santa Claus and our Sing-a-Long with Santa program. Please visit the Holiday Festival, at the City Municipal Building, hosted by the City of Groton Police Department on Thursday, December 5th, from 6 - 8 p.m. to meet Santa.
The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton will host a Holiday Musical Sing-Along Story Time on Monday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this fun, interactive program that features a holiday story, a craft and live holiday music. Bring your singing voices and your enthusiasm! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information.
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.