Town of Groveland Highlights Events at Langley-Adams Public Library

GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland and Langley-Adams Public Library Director Darcy Lepore are pleased to share scheduled programming for children, teens, and adults throughout April and early May.

Adult Programs

Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — Thriller Author Charlie Donlea

You won’t want to miss this book talk with thriller author Charlie Donlea! Donlea has been praised for the escalating pace and playful plot twists in his writing. Some of his best-selling books include: Summit LakeThe Girl Who Was Taken, Don’t Believe ItSome Choose Darkness, and The Suicide House. Donlea will talk about these books and share his newest release, Twenty Years Later.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. — Virtual Program — A President Passes: Reflections on FDR on the 77th Anniversary of His Death

On April 12, 1945, with victory in Europe all but assured, Franklin Roosevelt — a leader among leaders — was felled by a stroke. This session explores FDR’s lesser-known human side and vision he had for a world beyond war. Led by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan

Author Kim Nielsen will discuss her book, Beyond The Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life Of Anne Sullivan Macy And Her Extraordinary Friendship With Helen Keller, on the eve of Anne Sullivan’s birthday.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Tuesday, April 19, at 2 p.m. — Virtual Program — The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

Take a virtual a trip to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum located within the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. The Center includes the Clinton Foundation (Little Rock office) and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. In addition to the archival collections and research facilities, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum features exhibits that utilize documents, photographs, videos and interactive stations. The museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. A timeline and alcoves highlight domestic and foreign policy, while other exhibits focus on life in the White House. Led by Kathleen Page, Education Specialist at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — Hidden Figures: Women of NASA

Many girls and women dream of careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Those dreams have come true for some at NASA. Hidden Figures is a 2016 Oscar-nominated movie about three African American NASA mathematicians who helped put John Glenn into space. The film focuses on Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other all the Apollo Moon Missions. NASA Solar System Ambassador Pat Monteith will lead you through the journeys of Katherine Johnson and some of the other pioneering women and courageous female astronauts at NASA including women who are training to go on a 3-year mission to Mars. Monteith received a BA in Math with the hope of working in Mission Control for NASA. But, as happens with most of us, life took a different turn. Over the years her interest in Space Science never waned and after retiring from her full-time job, she became a NASA Solar System Ambassador. Over the past 6 years, Monteith has conducted more than 50 programs for youth, families and adults about the Moon, Mars, the ISS, Women of NASA, the James Webb Telescope and more.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — Children’s Literature Trivia

Join us on Zoom to test your knowledge of children’s literature! Play solo or organize a team. For security purposes, participants’ videos will be disabled, so no need to worry about having a working webcam to play. The ability to view slides on a screen is all you need for this fantastic trivia fun! Please note that trivia questions are geared towards adults in challenge rating. (If families want to play together, however, there are no “embarrassing” questions or content.) There is a 40-team limit with a 5-team wait list. Only one team member should register. That registration will cover their entire team. 

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. — Virtual Program — The History of America’s Kitchens with Historic New England

From the colonial period to the present, the kitchen has been a source of nourishment and comfort. The way Americans have lived with their kitchens has changed dramatically over the course of three centuries. Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the 17th-century to the present. Drawing on her book America’s Kitchens, co-authored with Melinda Narardinov, Ms. Carlisle will discuss the technological and social changes that have taken place in this room and suggest how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women’s lives.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — New York Times Best-selling Author John Gilstrap

We hope you’ll join us for this special program with best-selling author John Gilstrap! Known for his Jonathan Grave and Nick of Time series, the second in his newest Victoria Emerson series is coming out the end of February! Crimson Phoenix was the first book in this thriller series. Blue Fire will be the second one. Recognized as one of the most accomplished action writers around, John is the recipient of the International Thriller Writer’s Award and an Alex Award. John’s inspiration for his Victoria Emerson Thriller series was the real history of the formerly top-secret government nuclear bunker at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. — Virtual Program — The Museum of Bad Art Presents “Dopplehangers”

The MOBA (Museum of Bad Art) is back! Thanks to the Groveland Cultural Council we are able to bring you this special zoom program. Curator-in-Chief Michael Frank will share this collection of efforts that capture (or try to capture) the likenesses of politicians, favorite entertainers, or historic figures. Some of these pieces have accidentally ended up portraying faces we recognize. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Groveland Cultural Council, a local council that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as the Town of Groveland.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Children’s Programs

Wednesday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. — Kids Crafting: Seed Bomb Making!
What is a seed bomb? A seed bomb is a ball of paper or dirt that has seeds inside you can throw outside or bury in your yard for seeds to grow. Kids age 5 and up can participate. The event may be a little messy so wear play clothes to the library. Just in time for Earth Day you can plant some seed bombs and watch them grow!

Anyone with questions, please contact Youth Services Librarian Usovicz at or 978-372-1732. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. — Story and Craft time with Author Alec Carvlin

Calling all cosmic chefs! Author Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe. Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end. The event is free and open to the public. Non-Groveland residents are welcome to attend, but participants are asked to register in advance.

To register, click here.

Spring Story Time Series

Librarians will host story time for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in April. In addition to stories, there will be songs, crafts, and other fun activities based on age group. 

  • Baby Story Time — Tuesdays at 1 p.m., through April 19
  • Toddler Story Time — Thursdays at 11 a.m., through April 21
  • Preschool Story Time — Fridays at 1 p.m., through April 22

Registration is required for each session due to limited space. To register, click here.

Town of Groveland Highlights Events at Langley-Adams Public Library
Due to the many illnesses going around this winter, mask wearing at the library is encouraged and recommended!