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“Libraries are not made; they grow.” — Augustine Birrell

Summer Reading

Registration and reading for the summer reading program, Wild Reads at Your Library, began on June 17 for children ages 18 months through grade 5 in the Children’s Room (and Grades 6-12 in the Young Adult area). Books read between June 17 and August 15 count toward prizes. Stop by for a brochure of all the summer events. A note for kids ages 6 to 12: You can sign up online with a library card and a PIN! If you don’t have a PIN, ask for help at the desk.

Photography exhibit and demonstration with Suzanne Révy. Come see the new exhibit, “Small Wonders: Photography by Suzanne Révy,” on view through August 30 in the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery. There will be a reception and B&W photography demonstration on Saturday, June 28, 12 to 2 p.m. Ode to Polaroid: Photography Demonstration with Suzanne Révy. The first 15 people (ages 12 & up) may register to have their portrait taken. These participants will take home a mounted and matted sepia toned Polaroid portrait. Additional participants are welcome to attend. With a traditional 4×5 camera, Suzanne will give a demonstration of the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and offer participants a chance to see what goes on under the dark cloth of these traditional cameras. As a bonus, we will make portraits with the soon to be gone Polaroid sheet film. The exhibit is supported by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust; the Polaroid demonstration is funded by the Groton Trust Fund’s Lecture Fund.

Young Adults in Middle and High School:

* Summer Reading Program–Freestyle Fun

Registration and reading began on June 17 for Young Adults in grades 6-12. Ice Cream coupons, movie passes and gift certificates are some of the prizes teens get when they read! Brochure and online information is available at the library and on soon.

* Freestyle Frisbee Show and Workshop, Friday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join two-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur at the GPL. Come and watch a master and learn a few Frisbee tricks. It’s a great introduction to Frisbee for beginners and for seasoned saucer tossers. FREE Frisbees will be given to Summer Reading Participants. Sign-up online or call the library.

* Photography Demonstration & Workshop with Suzanne Revy, Saturday, June 28, noon to 2p.m. in Sibley Hall. We welcome photographer Suzanne Revy for this hands-on photography program. Space is limited. Sign-up online or call the library.

* YA Cyber Café, Tuesday, July 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sibley Hall. Come play Nintendo Wii and online games. All YA’s welcome!

Programs for Children:

* The 2008 Summer Reading Program has begun! This year’s theme, Wild Reads at Your Library, features fun programs and wild prizes! Program flyers are available in the Children’s Room. Children ages 18 months-5 years register in the Children’s Room; children age 6-grade 5 can register online with a library card and PIN.

* Magician Steve Rudolph, Friday, June 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sibley Hall. Steve Rudolph presents a show, “Wild about Magic,” comedy magic with lots of laughs and surprises. Watch a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly, help Steve look for his pet spider, and discover where bears like to hide. It’s a real walk on the wild side. For children ages 4 and up. Online registration begins one week before the program with preference given to Groton residents. Non-residents may sign up 2 days before the event if space is available. Sponsored by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

* Drop-In Craft Time, every Wednesday in July, 1 to 2 Sibley Hall. All ages. No registration required.

* “Book Worms” Kids Book Discussion Group, for grades 3-5, meets Tuesday, July 8, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Enjoy and discuss great books and have refreshments! Call the Children’s Room for more information.

* Creature Teachers, Friday, July 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Sibley Hall. “Animals Around the World” live animal show! Come take a trip around the world and find out where animals come from. This program explores the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live within them. For ages 4 and up. Online registration begins one week before the program, preference is given to Groton residents. Nonresidents may sign up 2 days before the event, space permitting. Made possible by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds Lecture Fund.

Library Hours: 10-9 Tues. & Thurs.; 10-5 Wed. & Fri; 10-3 PM Sat.; closed Sun. & Mon.