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Groton Reads 2024

Groton Reads 2024


The Groton Public Library is pleased to announce our selected title for the 20th Anniversary of Groton Reads, our annual community-wide reading event.

Our 2024 pick is Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb, and the month of March will feature themed programs and events based on this fantastic book.

Symphony of Secrets is a captivating historical novel and intriguing mystery set during the Jazz Age. It explores issues of race, inequality, and how artists and creators should be justly credited and recognized. This time-honored event is made possible thanks to the support of the GPL Endowment Trust, community members, and local organizations. This year we are proud to partner with Groton Hill Music Center.

Books are available to borrow at the library now, with downloadable ebooks and audiobooks accessible on Libby. All formats can be borrowed using a current library card.

Accompanying the book, we will offer a variety of in-person and virtual programs to enhance participants’ reading experience. Activities will take place at the library, around town, and online. Here’s a small sample:

• The Music of You with Susan Rogers, former record producer and professor (Zoom)

• Introduction to Opera with Daon Drisdom, professional tenor and educator

• Learn to Do the Charleston Dance Class

• Roaring 20’s Accessories with Kimberly Stoney

• Jazz and Gender Justice with Aja Burrell Wood from Berklee College of Music

• Live Groton Reads Trivia Night

• The Unknown Music of Helen Crane with Bernard Crane

• Zoom with the Author- Brendan Slocumb (Zoom)

• Roaring 20’s Murder Mystery Party

• Arts & Music with Groton Hill Music

• And much, much more!

All events are free, but registration is required. These events are expected to fill up quickly, so we recommend signing up when program registrations open on February 16. Preference for some events with limited capacities will be given to Groton residents.

Groton Reads will run March-April 9! To sign up or for more information, please visit our website (gpl.org), call 978-448-1167, or come visit us at the library!