Cozy winter Sundays at GPL start Jan. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. and last through April 28 (closed March 31).

The library will be closed Jan. 1, but open regular hours otherwise.

l Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? Join the exciting 6-week series led by Groton's Gregg Baker starting Wed, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.. Back by popular demand, the sessions are based on the second half of the academicearth.org course led by Harvard professor Michael Sandel. Free and open to all. Please register at gpl.org and click on "Calendar" for Jan 9 and plan to attend all sessions.

l GrotonREADS becomes GrotonREADS & WRITES this year as we celebrate reading and writing with Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Come to the kick-off event on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. to pick up your free book and journal with writing prompts and a schedule of inspiring events beginning in mid-March.

l Bookstore-style shelving on the third floor! Related areas are now grouped together under 12 broad categories, such as 'Work & School', 'Home', and 'Body & Soul', making it easier for patrons to browse.

l Hot Books, Hot Chocolate! Book Group for Grades 6-9. Thursday, Jan. 3, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Read the popular dystopian novel Divergent by Veronica Roth and join us for a lively discussion and delicious treats!

l Book Worms Kids Book Discussion Group for Grades 4-5. First Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. in the Community Room.


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Enjoy and discuss great books and have refreshments. Call the Children's Room for more information at 978-448-1168.

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

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

GPL hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and 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. Website at www.gpl.org.