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Family Yoga on the Library Lawn

Friday, June 25 at 10:30 AM

Join us on the Library Lawn for Family Yoga!

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DPNC presents A Tortoise and a Hare

Tuesday, June 29 10:30 AM  

Join the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for a fun and informative nature program!

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Digital Program: Food Explorer's Baking Class for Kids

Wednesday, June 30 at 4:00 PM

No Bake Mini Cheese Cakes!

You’ll need the following ingredients:

Graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, cream cheese (2 bricks = 24 cheesecakes), white sugar, lemon juice, plain yogurt OR sour cream and optional vanilla extract plus topping of your choice (berries, sprinkles, chocolate chips). Whipped cream can be made from scratch during class! You will need an electric mixer.

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Let's Draw Animals: A Drawing Workshop for Kids!

Thursday, July 1 at 3 PM

Learn to Draw Cartoons: A Drawing Workshop for Kids!

Join Award winning National Syndicated Cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski for this fun, drawing workshop for kids in the 3rd to 7th grade.

This workshop focuses on  drawing human expression, gender and age differences and how by just changing a line here or there, one can create completely different characters and expressions.Some time is devoted to drawing different animals and how using the same approach, you can create many different kinds of animals.

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

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Learn Ukulele with Julia: Workshop for Kids!

Monday, July 12 at 3:30 PM

Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. Participants will learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. 

Generously funded by Groton Education Foundation.

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Digital Program: Food Explorer's Baking Class for Kids

Tuesday, July 13 at 3:00 PM

Blueberry pie!

Join Food Explorers to make Blueberry Pie…from scratch! You’ll be making your own pastry and delicious blueberry filling.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

Flour, butter, sugar, salt, blueberries (fresh is recommended), 1 lemon, 1 egg and optional cornstarch and cinnamon. You will need a rolling pin and a pie dish.

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. Great for families with children ages 7 and up.

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Outdoor Storytime on the Library Lawn

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

Join us for an in-person, outdoor storytime on the library lawn! Bring a picnic blanket, a snack, and your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories! Best for ages 2-5. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

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Meet Office Heather McClelland and K9 Chase

Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 AM 

Come meet K9 Chase and Officer Heather McClelland from the Groton Town Police Department on the Library lawn!

Police Service Dog Program:  Since its inception in August of 2019, the Groton Police Department has been the proud recipient of two Labrador retriever service dogs, “McDonald” and “Chase”.  Both dogs were donated by Puppies Behind Bars (PBB), a non-profit organization that teaches inmates how to train service dogs for first responders and military veterans with PTSD.  McDonald was named after retired NYPD Detective Steven McDonald (EOW 1/10/2017) and trained in Bedford Hills Women’s Correctional Facility (NY).  Our current dog, Chase, is a 1 year old yellow lab, trained in Downstate Men’s Correctional Facility (NY).  Chase is partnered with Community Policing Officer Heather McClelland.  She accompanies Officer McClelland in her daily duties and has the primary role of providing assistance to the officers and staff of the Groton Police Department in a therapeutic manner.  Additional duties include carrying out community outreach functions such as educational programming, specialized events, and community interaction; providing assistance to victims of violent crime and other crimes of sensitive nature; creating a more engaging relationship between the community of Groton and the officers and staff employed by the Groton Police Department; and providing assistance to partner agencies, first responders and the many military personnel who call Groton home.

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Family Yoga

Friday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

Join us for family yoga on the Library lawn. This is a joyful way for children to explore movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination, and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

This energetic class teaches body awareness and basic teacher/student dynamic using sing-along and movement to act out favorite animals, nursery rhymes, and songs. Children also learn how they can use their breath and other skills to calm themselves down when feeling silly or upset.

Bring your own blanket or mat. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

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See It - Believe It - Try It Sport Stacking with Speed Program

Friday, July 16 at 3:00 PM 

Are you a stacker? Sport stacking (also known as cup stacking or speed stacking) involves stacking plastic cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. The cups are specially designed to allow for faster times. Participants stack cups in pre-determined sequences, by aligning the inside left lateral adjunct of each cup with that of the next. Sequences are usually pyramids of 3, 6, or 10 cups. Players compete against the clock or another player. Registration required. Great for ages 7 and up.

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Padawan Training by the Saber Guild Kessel Temple

Saturday, July 17 at 11:30 AM

The Saber Guild Padawan Training is geared towards younglings between the ages of 6 and 10 who are ready to start their Jedi training. Each trainee will be shown the basics of using the Force, and how to handle a lightsaber from a true Jedi Master. Sessions run from 30 minutes and younglings who complete the training will be given a certificate awarding them the rank of Padawan.

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Kids Jam with Sarah presented by MusicWithSarah

Monday, July 26 at 3:30 PM 

This is a fully involved family jam with ukuleles, percussion, bells and drums. Everyone gets to join the library band led by Sarah for kids songs, folk and pop sing a longs. We also stand up and dance. Often listed as a family jam as there is not an age limit on playing music. Grandparents, teens, siblings and friends welcome to join the fun!

Generously funded by the Groton Education Foundation.

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Warm & Fuzzy Animal Adventure

Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00 AM

Meet farm animals on our library lawn! Great family program. Registration required.

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Outdoor Storytime on the Library Lawn

Wednesday, July 28 at 10:00 AM 

Join us for an in-person, outdoor storytime on the library lawn! Bring a picnic blanket, a snack, and your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories! Best for ages 2-5. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

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Jester Jim Show for Families!

Thursday, July 29 at 3:00 PM

"This not your ordinary juggling show!” With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show.  Young and old will be glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro.  Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim's wild antics for weeks! Libraries, schools and festivals can't seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers! Great family program.

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Family Yoga

Friday, July 30 at 10:30 AM

Join us for family yoga on the Library lawn. This is a joyful way for children to explore movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination, and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

This energetic class teaches body awareness and basic teacher/student dynamic using sing-along and movement to act out favorite animals, nursery rhymes, and songs. Children also learn how they can use their breath and other skills to calm themselves down when feeling silly or upset.

Bring your own blanket or mat. We will be observing social distance and masks will be required. Registration required.

Register Here