GROTON -- The public is invited to an evening of appreciation for Owen Schuman's service to the town over the last 25 years on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the third floor of the library. Light refreshments will be served and the library will be open for normal operations. Join us in reminiscing and in wishing Owen a happy and exciting retirement!

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Hot Books, Hot Chocolate! Book Group for grades 6 through 9, Thurs, Dec. 6, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Laugh along with Hamlet Kennedy as she endures foibles at home and at school in "The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet" by Erin Dionne. Light refreshments.

Llama Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Middle School Half Day on Thursday, Dec. 13. Bring your friends, have a snack, play Wii games, and maybe even do some homework. Grades 5 through 8.

Tales and Tunes for Tots with Mr. Vic,* Friday, Dec. 7, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.


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Join Mr. Vic for songs, stories, and lots of laughter.**

Don't miss story times and other fun activities in the Children's Room. Check the online calendar @gpl.org for details.

*Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.

** 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. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone: Main: 448-1167, Info: 448-8000, Children's: 448-1168.