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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Bugs AliveCome meet a variety of live stick insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and other bugs to learn about their special features and adaptations.

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
We have LEGOs®, you have imagination!  Come to the library for this drop-in program to build something cool on a hot summer day.  (All LEGO® bricks will remain in the library at the end of the program.)
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Apple logo
Join facilitator Marc Edrich for the Mac Users Group, an informal gathering of Apple product users. Bring your iPad, iPhone, or other Apple devices. Ask questions, learn tips and tricks, and share your knowledge. Beginners welcome! Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
bug jar
Decorate and create a special "Bug Jar" to keep your collected Creepy Crawlies in!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

ayurveda logoAn Introduction to Ayurveda: Lessons for Health and Longevity fromDr. Edwards photo the Science of Life, a lecture series presented by Dr. Marc Edwards. Four Mondays at Prosser Public library in Bloomfield, 6:30 PM. July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014.

Ayurveda gives timeless knowledge of how to optimize health and longevity. It is the original owner’s manual for the human body. It explains our individual differences and how to harmonize with them to maintain balance, improve vitality and resist disease through choices of diet and lifestyle. Learn how bedtime affects your physiology, why it is unhealthy to skip lunch and ways to promote your own health.

July 7: Overview of Ayurveda, a comprehensive framework for understanding human physiology, individual differences, the causes of disease and what it means to be truly healthy.

July 14: We are What and How We Eat, the digestive process and how optimal diet should vary according to individual differences and the seasons.

July 21: Ideal Daily Routine, and how to manage personal change.

July 28: Self-Care for Common Problems, highlighting the common cold, digestive problems, allergies, constipation, menopause.

Marc Edwards is a retired family physician who has studied and practiced Ayurveda for nearly 30 years. Register online or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Street Magic
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Dancin' with HoopsJudi Ann Jones of Creative Game Parties will bring custom-made hula hoops to the library for this all-ages family event. “Hoop Dance” is the fusion of dance, exercise, creative movement, and play. A variety of hula hoops will be available for participants to use; no experience is necessary.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Please join horticulturist Kevin Wilcox for a lively discussion on the Science of Plants. We will look into the reasons for Fall color, why some plants grow in shade, and what is the difference between a vegetable and a fruit? Our talk will lead us down many paths where we will discover the habits of deer, the variable variegation of leaves, and just what is Guttation and why it is fascinating!  No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Hen and chicksThis program for children and their caregivers includes stories, songs, dances, and finger plays, followed by a craft.  Caregivers will learn about ways to incorporate early literacy into reading and play at home.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Secret ScienceFor children entering grades 3-5.  Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Solve the mystery and others while you have fun with the secret sciences of fingerprinting and chromatography.  Use ultraviolet light to read messages written in invisible ink and learn how to make your own invisible ink at home.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Nero WolfeDiscuss the next Nero Wolfe mystery with facilitator Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, professor emerita, University of Hartford.  The titlAnd Be A Villain book covere to be discussed this evening is And Be a Villain, Rex Stout, 1948.  Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage.

Copies of the book are available at Prosser.   Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721. 


 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Tanta AguaAlberto and his children, Lucia and Federico set off for a short vacation at a hot springs resort.  Since the divorce, Alberto does not see his kids too often.  Heavy rains, adolescent rebellion and boredom clash with Alberto's plans for quality family time together.  Unexpected events provide an opportunity for enjoyment, in spite of "Too Much Water."  Enjoy the film and casual conversation afterward.  Refreshments served.  No registration necessary. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Iron GiantRobots are so cool! 
Come watch an all-time favorite movie: Iron Giant!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
wiiJoin us to play your favorite games for the Nintendo Wii.
Ages 7 and up. Please register.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description

BrushbotsAges 8+.  Using wire strippers, strong clippers, and a big imagination, you’ll turn a toothbrush into a spinning, speeding robot!

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision a person makes when it comes to retirement.  There are a number of common mistakes people make when signing up for benefits. A most basic one is assuming that full benefits can be drawn at age 65.  The rules have changed.

At this workshop, participants will learn KEY CONCEPTS they need to know BEFORE applying for Social Security.  Several little-known strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands.

  • How Social Security benefits are calculated and the advanced planning required to increase them. 
  • Why married couples can miss out on significant lifetime sums.
  • Special strategies for married couples, divorced individuals and minor children.  
  • Case studies that will show the advantages of some of these strategies.

Michael Alimo and David Weyner, workshop leaders will help participants navigate important retirement decisions.

Michael Alimo is a chartered retirement planning counselor committed to serving the community by presenting free, educational workshops. David Weyner, Long-term Care partnership certified, speaks at seminars to help the public better understand their planning options.

 Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Henry Cowell
Henry Cowell
: 1897 - 1965
Born in Menlo Park, CA, Cowell was a musically precocious child with a gift for experimentation.  At one point, he began to play his piano by lifting the lid and playing directly on the strings!  His travels in the Middle East, India and Japan influenced his compositions for piano and orchestra.  Join Jack Brin for a sampling of Cowell's musical styles. 
Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Light & Photography

Light & Photography   

 Participants will get hands-on experience with cameras and explore various scientific aspects of light to better understand how the camera works. Please register.

Bring your own camera, tablet or smartphone. Call ahead to use one of ours.

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
 Held at the Bloomfield Senior Center. Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a caregiver?  Do you have questions but are not sure who to ask?  This group may be just what you need! Meetings are held at 1:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  Facilitators for the group are Lucille Morisse, Social Worker and Mara Whitman, Reference Librarian
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
2:15 PM
Description
Held at the Bloomfield Senior Center.  Do you have a loved one in hospice?  Are you grieving after a loss?  Feeling alone? Don't know where to turn?  Please consider coming to our Healing Hearts support group.  Meetings are held at2:15 on the first Wednesday of each month.  Facilitators for the group are Lucille Morisse, Social Worker and Mara Whitman, Reference Librarian.
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
chessFor Teens & Adults
Bring your chess skills
and meet your match!
Chess boards will be provided.
Register for a reminder!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
bedtime storiesPut on those jammies and come relax with some calming bedtime stories.  "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" will  help get those little ones ready for bed!
Register for a reminder.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Chef ReneeJoin Chef Renee to explore the how and why of science in food with a demonstration and tasting of the different ways of using science to 'change' the look, feel, texture, color and make up of selected vegetables, fruit and rice.  What happens when heat is applied?  How does heat affect foods' nutritional value?  Discuss raw vs. cooked.  Chef Renee enjoys sharing her fresh approach to cooking with healthy ingredients and humor!  Registration is required, online or by calling 860-243-9721.  Seating is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

In the WoodsChildren ages 4-6.  Solve mysteries of natural finds like footprints, feathers, twig chewings, and objects seen around the state. Listen to the story In the Woods: Who’s Been Here and then explore mysterious finds from nature. Each child will make and take a nature journal to help continue their exploration of outdoor signs and mysteries.

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Is There Water on ZorkAges 7-12.  Become inhabitants of the alien planet Zork and help Earthlings find water. After listening to the story June 29, 1999 conduct simple experiments to test the characteristics of mystery liquids to discover if Zork has water. Participants will work in groups and use common household objects to test liquids for pH, adhesion, evaporation, and other properties to make their conclusions.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Apple logo
Join facilitator Marc Edrich for the Mac Users Group, an informal gathering of Apple product users. Bring your iPad, iPhone, or other Apple devices. Ask questions, learn tips and tricks, and share your knowledge. Beginners welcome! Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

If you registered for this program last year, you will need to re-register this year. If you have already registered this year, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. If you need any assistance, please contact the children's room at 860.242.2972

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.

Important Messages
Join us for Fizz,Boom,Read! our summer reading for children birth through entering Grade 4! Have fun, and earn prizes!

Children keep track of the time spent both reading and being read to, and earn a prize for every three hours, up to 15 hours. All reading counts: reading can be done anywhere, and using any format. Enter book titles to count towards the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge.

You may enter your reading minutes beginning June 23.

If you have any questions, please call or stop by the children's room: 860.242.2972 --

Reviews
Title
Surprise Island
Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner
ISBN
9780807576748
Review
I like that there is a ton of surprises.
Rating