Expanded hours at GPL start April 18! The library will be open Fridays from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm from now on. Sunday hours: Open Sunday, April 27, then closed Sundays until September 7.

Gardener's Get-Together, Tues, April 22, 7-8 pm. Groton residents Cindy Swezey and Roger Temple will lead an informal meeting for gardeners of all sorts to share gardening tips. Bring seeds to swap if you'd like to.

Shake-Scene I by Stephen Collins,* Tues, April 29, 7-8:30 pm. Actor Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare's words come alive for you in an exciting show featuring the evil machinations of Richard III, the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, and the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony. Free.

Learn about Honey @ GPL! (Registration is required for both programs.)

* An Introduction to Bee Keeping with John Kelly, Tues, April 29, 7-8:30 pm.

* Honey Tasting and Film: More Than Honey: A Film on the Disappearance of Honeybees, Tues, May 6. The tasting starts at 6:15. The film starts at 7 pm.*** Caneen Canning of the Follow the Honey shop in Cambridge, MA will provide samples. Made possible by Groton Local with the support of the Town of Groton's Trust Funds' Lecture Fund.

LEAVING A LEGACY: Planned Giving to Non-Profit Organizations, Wed, May 7, 7 pm. Presenters: Melissa Miranda, Senior VP, Rollstone Bank and Trust; Chuck VanderLinden Partner, Starr and VanderLinden Law Firm in Fitchburg; David Alexander, CPA and Financial Planner, Harvard; Steve Lieman, retired systems analyst and First Parish Church of Groton Deacon.


Presentation to be followed by discussion and light refreshments.

Young Adult Programs:

Magic the Gathering Club,* Wednesday, May 7, 3-5 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy the game, prizes, and refreshments. Grades 6-12.

YA Pizza & Movie Night: Catching Fire, Wed, April 23, 6-8:30 pm. Catching Fire is based on the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. MPAA rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.

Minecraft, Wed, April 30, 7-8:30 pm. Minecraft fans get together every month to play on the library's dedicated server. If you don't already have your own Minecraft account, please let us know. Grades 6-12.

Llama Lounge for Young Adults, Thurs, May 1, 11:45 am - 3 pm. Drop in with your friends at the library on this half day of school. Grades 5-8.

Hot Books, Hot Chocolate Book Group for Grades 6-8, Thurs, May 1, 7-8 pm. Join the discussion of Matched by Allie Condie, an exciting dystopian story about free will.

Children's Programs:

Chapter Book Read-Aloud with Jennie, Tuesdays, May 13 & 27, 4-4:30 pm. Grades K-2.

Creative Kids Drop-In Crafts, Tuesdays, 10 am-3 pm in the Children's Room.

Mother Goose Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am & 11:15-11:45 am. Babies & toddlers and their caregivers. Last Mother Goose Story Time this season is April 30.

Read to Roly or Huggs, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. These certified therapy dogs love children, books, and reading. Sign your child up for one 15-minute session with Roly or Huggs.

Story Time for 3, 4 & 5 Year-Olds, Thursdays, 10:30-11 am. Last Story Time this season is May 1.

Little Pig Joins the Band: A Musical Author Visit,*** Thurs, April 24, 10:30-11:30 am.** A morning of fun, music, and entertainment with local author and musician David Hyde Costello. Ages 3+

Always free and open to all.

* Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.

** Online registration begins one week before program and preference is given to Groton residents.

*** Made possible by the Town of Groton's Town Funds' Lecture Fund.

For more information on events, the art gallery, and museum passes, visit www.gpl.org.

GPL Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-9; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5 Sept-Apr; closed Mon.

Telephone: Main: 448-1167, Info: 448-8000, Children's: 448-1168 Website: gpl.org