February 2024

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One lucky contributor will win a $20 gift card to local restaurant, At The Barn!

In honor of Black History Month in February, we are highlighting stories about the history of Black America, the experiences of Black women, celebrations of Black music, and essential books by Black writers.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Sponsored by The Giant Room and Friends of the Granby Public Libraries

Saturday, February 3rd 2024

The Giant Room: Winter Wonderland 

10:00 am-12:00 pm | Ages 4-10

Families are invited to join us for a variety of “Winter-Wonderland” themed activities! Listen to a story, create your own clay-sculpture, and make some snow! Registration required. 

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More "Take Your Child to the Library Day" fun!

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Scavenger Hunt

"Find Frankie!"


Lunar New Year Storytime and Crafts

Thank you FOGPL for Museum Passes!

Friends of the Granby Public Libraries

Did you know that FOGPL gives all the funds necessary to provide the museum pass program at the library?

There are 17 different museum passes available for checkout that offer free or discounted admission to the pass holder and guests.

Check out what's available here!

You can also reserve and print your pass right from home and no need to return them!

GLA is excited to be a part of the new Cossitt Creation Station! Thanks to GLA's generous purchase, CCS will have a Glowforge PRO available to patrons. This opens up many doors for creation and innovation. We can't wait to see what Granby makes.

Check out what the

Glowforge is all about!

Sign up to see a live demo on

March 19th at CCS

2:00 pm or 4:00 pm

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Something About the Author Book Club

Monday, February 5

6:00-7:00 pm

The book club will discuss poet Amanda Gorman born March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California.  Gorman is an American poet and activist known for works that address black identity, feminism, marginalization, and climate change. She gained international fame when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Gorman has also written a children’s book and has published a collection of poetry.  Leading the discussion is John Rusnock. Registration is requested. 

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Millennials Read

Wed, February 7

6:00-7:00 pm


At this Trivia Night, folks in their 20s, 30s, and 40s will team together (as "Millennials Read") to participate in virtual trivia hosted by the Danbury Public Library. A partnership between Bloomfield, Granby, and Simsbury libraries and open to all. 

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Sci-Fi Book Club

Wed, February 28

6:00-7:00 pm

This month this book club will read & discuss The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. Dr. Eveyln Caldwell is a brilliant geneticist who specializes in cloning. Years of putting work first have driven her husband, also a scientist, to leave. He creates and marries Martine, a physically identical clone of Evelyn. Angry and hurt Eveyln confronts Martine and later that night Eveyln discovers her husband is dead. Leading the discussion is Jim Gorman. Registration is requested.        


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The American Revolution:

Artifacts and Stories from Across Connecticut

Enjoy a traveling exhibit from the Connecticut Museum of

Culture and History collection that features the people and

events in Connecticut that helped influence the

Revolutionary War and shape the new nation.

No registration required!

Drop in to view the exhibit during regular library hours.

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Sweet Sorrow:

Historic Songs of Love, Pursuit, Connecting and Parting

Sunday, February 11, 2:00-3:00 pm

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present theme-based music and history programs. They feature songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Their vocals and accompaniment are carefully crafted to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible, and their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day.  

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Monday Movie Matinee

Monday, February 12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

The Magic of Fred Astaire- VIRTUAL

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Brian Rose is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America. His zoom lectures on film and television history have been presented at the Smithsonian, the 92nd St Y., and at JCCs and libraries throughout the country.

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The Musick of Connecticut's Revolution

Thursday, February 22

6:30-7:30 pm

In a time when secular music was discouraged as an “extravagance and dissipation,” the fledgling composers of the American Colonies found fiery inspiration in the culture of Liberty. The result was a vast collection of works inspired by native psalmody marching side by side with English fife tunes and traditional folk songs refitted with new lyrics reflecting the American cause.  With songs published or performed in Connecticut during the American Revolution, Richard Franklin Donohue will illuminate the colony’s often overlooked contribution to this spirited repertoire. Register to attend. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries and Salmon Brook Historical Society.

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Passion for Papercraft:

Book Page Floral Wreath

Monday, February 26

1:00-2:30 pm

Give old words new life when you learn to make paper blossoms from discarded paperbacks. Crafters will arrange the floral designs on a circular form to create a small wreath. All materials are provided. Space is limited; register to attend. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.

A Celebration of Tap

Thursday, February 25

2:00-3:00 pm

From early minstrel shows in 19th century America to the introduction of ‘tap shoes’ in the 1920s, Corey Hutchins shares the history of tap and delivers a first-rate performance of this uniquely American form of dance. Hutchins is a Connecticut native with decades of tap experience, studying and workshopping with dance masters including the the late Gregory Hines and Dr. Savion Glover. He toured for several years with Riverdance, performed for celebrity guests, including First Lady Michelle Obama, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of CT Tap and the Connecticut Tap Intensive. Register to attend.

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Let It Snow!

Felt Snowmen

Monday, February 20

3:30-5:00 pm

Grades 6-12

Experienced Fiber Artist Angelina Fleury is back to walk you through the magical process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. This month she will show you how to make an adorable melting snowman! All materials included. Space is limited. Registration required.

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January 2- November 28th

Smokey Bear Reading Challenge!

Kids ages Ages 4 - 10 years old

Celebrate Smokey’s 80th Birthday by joining the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge. This challenge will engage youth in reading about wildfire prevention, forests, and natural resource careers while they explore their local environment. Stop by the library to pick up your reading challenge log!

New Monthly After School Programs!

Lori's Artbox

February 7

4:00-4:30 pm

Grades 2 & 3

Valentine Keepsake Book

Join Miss Lori one Wednesday of the month for this new arts and crafts program! Registration required. 

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Simply Art

February 21


Grades 4 & 5

Join Miss Lori after school at the library for an exciting new art program! Together you will explore, discover and experiment with a variety of art materials.

Registration required. 


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Ribbon Art!

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Baby Rhyme Time

Tue, Feb 6, 13 & 27

10:30-11:00 am

Ages Birth to 14 mos

Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for an interactive lap-sit program featuring a story, nursery rhymes, songs, and baby sign language.

 Registration required.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wed, Feb 14, 21 & 28

10:30-11:00 am

Ages 2 - 4 years

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an interactive program featuring nursery rhymes, stories and music activities that promote language skills, visual literacy, and social emotional development.

Registration required. 

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Toddler Time

Thurs, February 1, 8, 15 & 29

10:30-11:00 am

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for an interactive program featuring a story, nursery rhymes, songs and sign language. 

This program is best for children ages 15 mos (best for walkers) - 24 mos.

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Nightfall Stories

and Stretch


February 1, 8 & 22

6:00-6:30 pm

Children are invited to join us for an independent mindfulness program featuring stories, stretches, and an interactive activity.

For ages 4 to 7 years. 

Registration required.

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Mini Movers

Fridays, February 9, 16 & 23

10:30-11:00 am

Little ones and a caregiver are invited to join us for a fun interactive program featuring songs, dancing, scarves, and shaker activities.

Recommended for children ages 14 months - 4 years

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MAIN BRANCH: January-March Winter Hours!

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM

Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM

Sunday: 1:00-4:00 pm


Cossitt Library Branch temporarily closed for the winter

Coming this Spring to Cossitt

Cossitt Creation Station (CCS)

See you at the Library!