"Past Presidential Campaigns" display by Groton Historical Society at GPL: The Presidential election is weeks away. Ads on TV, Facebook and Twitter are at our fingertips. How much have campaigns changed in 175 years? Come to the upper level of GPL to see for yourself! The display case just outside the Historical Room houses political pamphlets from the mid-1800s, "Win with Nixon" cigarettes, Au-H2O-64 bumper sticker, and much more. Don't forget to check it out -- and don't forget to vote!

Shop for Free with Coupons by Kathy Spencer,* Tuesday, Oct 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Spencer is the author of "How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing." Kathy Spencer believes "You, too, can learn how to shop for free and have it all."

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:00-8:30 pm. YA Open Mic Café for Grades 8 and up. Share your talent or come to enjoy the performances. Refreshments served.

Llama Lounge Thursday, Oct 18. Spend the afternoon with friends at the Llama Lounge for Young Adults Grades 5-8 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. You can play Wii games, board games, enjoy some treats, and even get some homework done.

Anime & Manga Club for Young Adults, Thursday, Oct 18, 7-8:30 p.m. You are invited to view anime, sketch, and talk about favorite manga and anime. Refreshments served.

Tales and Tunes for Tots*, Friday, Oct 12, 10:30-11:15.** Story and music time for infants and preschoolers.

Weekly story times: Mother Goose Story Time for Infants - 2 Year Olds on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m. Story Time for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds on Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m.

OneClickdigital now offers its downloadable audiobooks for the Kindle Fire. Just download the app for free from the Android Appstore at www.amazon.com by searching for OneClickdigital.

Download free music, ebooks, foreign language instruction, and more @ gpl. Now getting free music is even easier with a free app at Apple's iTunes store and at the Google Play store. The app allows you to search for GPL by zip code (01450) and then enter your library card and PIN to download three free songs a week-- try it today!

For information on French & Spanish conversation groups and all GPL's book groups, visit gpl.org and click on "Calendar."

* Made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust

** Online registration begins one week before program. Preference given to Groton residents

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

GPL Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-9; Friday10-5; Saturday 10-3; closed Sunday and Monday

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