Join the staff and trustees of the Groton Public Library in welcoming new Library Director Vanessa Abraham.

Meet Abraham on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon on the third floor of the library. There will be coffee, tea, and brunch fare. The library will be open for regular services. In the event of snow or if Special Town Meeting continues to Feb. 2, this event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9.

Margaret Fuller: American Icon, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Nancy LeMay, former Fruitlands docent will speak on Margaret Fuller: feminist, journalist, author, Groton resident, friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the transcendentalists. Made possible by the Town of Groton's Trust Funds' Lecture Fund. Free and open to all.

Groton's Richard Meibers discusses his novel Falling Off the Wind, Tues, Jan 29, 7-8:30 pm. This is the final novel in Meibers' Scheutz trilogy which begins with Steal

Away Home, followed by Tree Rings. Free and open to all. Meet Julia Child! presented by the Delvena Theatre Company,* Sunday, Feb. 3, 2-4 pm. The Groton Woman's Club and the GPL endowment co-sponsor this live performance featuring "Julia Child" doing what she did best! Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Feasting with Recipes Then and Now: 1910 to Present by Chef Liz Barbour,* Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 pm. This program includes a slide show plus a cooking demonstration and samples. Registration required!

Hot Books, Hot Chocolate! Book Group for Grades 6-9, Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30-8:30 pm. A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron is the remarkable story of oneendearing dog's search for his purpose over several life times. Join us for talk and treats.

Drop-In Playgroup & Social Hour, Friday, Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 am. An informal wintertime gathering for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize, connect, and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate from the GPL Café (mid-level) for $1 per cup!

Creative Movement Class for Preschoolers, Fri, Feb 1, 10:30-11:15 am. Dancing, music, stretching and fun with hoops and beanbags for children from 2 to 5 years old.**

Tales and Tunes for Tots,* Friday, Feb. 8, 10:30-11:15 am. ** Music and lots of fun for infants and preschoolers with Amy Conley.

The library is open Sundays from 1-5 pm through April 28 (closed March 31).

* 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.