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Learn the history of Earhart at the Groton Public Library


GROTON — Check out what’s new at the Groton Public Library.

May 2, at 7 p.m., in Sibley Hall, Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air.

Character actress Jessa Piaia will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Acclaimed as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, Earhart was previously part of the 1928 “Friendship” flight departing from Jeffery’s Yacht Club in East Boston Harbor on its historic trans-Atlantic flight.

At the time of the “Friendship” flight, Earhart was a social worker at the Denison House in downtown Boston and she pursued other activities including writing and teaching. Come learn more about this remarkable woman! Sign up on line or call the library.

Book collection

Plan to drop off your gently used books at the parking lot entrance on May 6, between 10 a.m. and noon. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you. See the library Web site for collection guidelines, and mark your calendars for the book sale on May 11 to 13.

CD review

Bart k in the Desert, “The Art of Ir n Malik”

A woman sits at a piano with the Mojave Desert as her backdrop. This is an arresting image for a remarkable album featuring the work of a recently rediscovered master artist.

On this double CD, Malik pretty well covers the entire span of Western music from Lully, born in 1632, to Kod ly, died in 1967. It includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel. You won’t hear anything from the canon on these discs, no Moonlight Sonata or Hungarian Rhapsody, but you will hear nice piano music well-played.

Free music for April

Book groups

Come sample one of the library’s book groups. They are free and open to all, just read the book and show up.

April 25, 7 to 8:45 p.m., in Sibley Hall, GPL Book Group. We will discuss “Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond,” by Essie Mae Washington-Williams and William Stadiem.

Thursday, April 20, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., in the Community Room, Mystery Book Discussion Group. We will be discussing “Friends and Enemies,” by Susan Oleksiw.

Programs for children

Wednesday, April 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., in Sibley Hall, Vacation Craft Time.

Yay! Spring! We’re making trees! How, you ask? Come and see. No registration necessary, just drop in.

April 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Sibley Hall, Game Night for ages eight to 11.

Enjoy fun, games, food and music. What more could you ask for? Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Bring games if you want, but we have plenty.

April 27, from 7 to 7:45 p.m., in Sibley Hall, Pajama Story Time.

Come for a great bedtime wind-down with stories, songs and puppets. Wear your pajamas, and bring your favorite stuffed animal. This programs is for ages three and up.

Programs for young adults

Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m., in Sibley Hall, Janet Tashjian, author of the award-winning book, “The Gospel According to Larry,” will talk about this and other books she has written.

Do you have gnawing questions about your favorite character, Larry? Do you want to find out what happens to him next? Interested in what it’s really like to be a writer? If so, come and meet Tashjian. This program is free and for ages 10 and up. After the reading, Ms. Tashjian will sell and sign copies of her books. Sign up online or call the library.

Young Adult Advisory Council meets on April 27, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Community Room. Help to plan year round programs and select new titles for the young adult collection.

For information e-mail Mrs. Kulvete at

Please check the Young Adults link on our Web site for information on upcoming teen events.

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For information call the main desk at (978) 448-1167, information at (978) 448-8000 or the Children’s Room at (978) 448-1168. You may also visit

The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is closed on Sundays and Mondays.