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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Research your family tree at the library! Join us for a demonstration on using Ancestry Library Edition, a genealogy resource. Bring one person's name to research in class, along with all the identifying information you already have on that person, like birth date, town of residence, spouse name, etc. Please register, as class space is limited.

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, photos, maps, and more.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Meet live reptiles & amphibians! 
[Bwana Iguana will bring snakes, tortoises, iguanas, and lizards.]

Best suited for Ages 3-12. Registration required.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

The Hermitage  (29 min)  

The Hermitage was originally the winter palace of Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great.  Elizabeth's son, Peter III, was mentally deficient.  When Elizabeth died, Peter became a very short-lived czar.  A coup brought his wife, Catherine, to the throne.  It was Catherine (the Great) who started collecting the art which would become the basis for the future museum that the Hermitage became.  The program deals more with history and architecture of the Hermitage than the paintings within.

The Hammer Collection  (33 min)

Armand Hammer (1898 - 1990) was an indefatigable business man and art collector.  His father was of Ukrainian descent, and Armand kept close ties with the Soviet Union.  He aided the Soviets with commodities such as food and medicine, and often took Czarist art in payment.  The Soviets had little love of anything Czarist, and had no idea of the international value of the art.  He loved and collected art for the public to enjoy.  A portion of his total collection traveled worldwide.  The most unlikely venue was Holyoke, MA in 1987.  Holyoke was interested in revitalizing its downtown, in particular the Victory Theater.  Senator Ted Kennedy prevailed upon Hammer to include Holyoke before this very impressive collection found its permanent home in Los Angeles.  This program is generous with the actual art, and it includes both Kennedy and Hammer.       

Join art and music enthusiast Jack Brin for this series of presentations on art and artists at Prosser Public Library
in on selected Tuesdays at 1:00 PM.   Each film screening will be followed by conversation about the particular artist or time period. Registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
5:00 PM
Description
A special movie event for teens only! We'll provide the pizza and the movie - teens just need to bring themselves! No registration required.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2016).  Five sisters grow up in a class-conscious society where their mother wants to secure husbands for her daughters. The right husband can set them up for life. One sister, Elizabeth, doesn't want to find a husband. She wants more out of her life, and her father encourages that in her. Amidst all the strife in the family, they have to deal with zombies as well. It's an army of the undead, and the family must deal with them while dealing with each other.

Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 48 minutes
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come play some xbox360 games with your friends!
The library will provide the games... If you have a special request, let us know.
Snacks will be provided.
Ages 12 and up.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Florence Griswold Museum is the only New England venue for the exhibition, "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920."         Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Artist's Garden tells the story of American Impressionists and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. Paintings and stained glass from the Pennsylvania Academy are blended with paintings, sculpture, prints, books, and photographs from the Florence Griswold Museum's permanent collection, as well as selected private loans. Drawing on new scholarship, The Artist's Garden considers the role of artists and designers in defining a cultivated landscape in an era of new attitudes toward leisure, labor, and a burgeoning environmentalism.
Come to Prosser Public Library for a rich presentation exploring the highlights of this exhibition.  It is a 45-minute visual presentation by a member of the Florence Griswold Museum staff, with time for questions.  
Registration is appreciated. 

Enjoy tonight's presentation, then visit the exhibition at the Museum in Old Lyme, CT, which runs through September 18, 2016.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
3:45 PM
Description
knitting basketNew members of all ages and experience are welcome to drop in and join this group of knitters in the Community Room. Knitters will guide one another with creative new projects or tinkering with an old one. No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Special paper based crafts can be made, OR bring your own blank pages, photos, adhesives, scissors and memorabilia to a do it yourself scrapbooking time.  The library will supply decorative papers, letters, fasteners and stickers for creating memorable pages for a scrapbook.   Long-time craft enthusiast and facilitator Becki Colton will guide scrapbookers in creating their own memory books, special occasion cards, and occasionally offer special  projects for participants.  Fun for adults to create and play! Limit 12 participants, please register.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Exercise and healthy living presented in song, dance and games in a fun story format!
Registration required for this event.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Kung Fu Panda 3
Rated PG
1 hour 35 minutes

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.


Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Harry's birthday and the release of The Cursed Child.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Arvo Pärt is one of today's most popular and well-known composers. He has a legion of loyal and devoted fans.  His career has taken several different paths over his many years of composing.  Today's session will be devoted  entirely to Pärt's music.

Pärt is an Estonian classical composer and one of the most prominent living composers of sacred music, whose shimmeringly beautiful music is a
curious and compelling blend of the secular and the sacred.

At school he studied piano, percussion and oboe, and at 14 he began composing. Within three years he had written Meloodia, a solo piano piece in the style of Rachmaninov, which was commended in a young artists' competition.   Pärt studied at the Tallinn Conservatory with Heino Eller, then a leading Estonian composer.  While studying, Pärt landed a job as a studio engineer with Estonian radio, but this didn't stop him from composing.

In the first half of the 1970s, Pärt's health, damaged during his time in the
army, recovered. He also joined the Russian Orthodox Church and married his second wife.  
Pärt's music relies on his deeply held faith and is infused with the centuries-old traditions of European church music, but it is for each listener to make up his own mind whether Pärt's music really is 'religious'.

   Russ Salk will bring his collection of recordings by contemporary composers for your listening pleasure. Enjoy musical excerpts and learn a bit about selected contemporary composers. Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Paint your own little whimsical landscape using bright and beautiful alcohol inks. 

Class size is limited. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a caregiver?. Do you have questions but are not sure who to ask?. 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 Bloomfield's Caregiver & Healing Hearts support groups. Meetings are held at 1:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center, 330 Park Avenue. Facilitators: Lucille Morisse, Social Worker, & Mara Whitman, Adult Services Librarian. For more information, please call the Senior Center (860) 243-8361.
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Life Hacks are ideas and shortcuts to make our lives easier.  Bring your low-budget tip or trick to share with others and see the hacks suggested by the library on display and online.  
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Prosser Public Library has over 20 FREE online resources! Drop-in between 2-4 pm to learn about any of the library's online resources. We will give you a brief overview of the resource, and help you get started using it. Not sure which online resource is for you? Drop by to ask some questions, and/or pick up a pamphlet/bookmark to learn more. 

Get started with the library's online resources, including:
  • Consumer Reports
  • Freegal Music
  • Hartford Courant Archives
  • JobNow
  • OverDrive
  • ReferenceUSA
  • Testing & Education Reference Center
  • ...and more!
Note: Some online resources require a Bloomfield library card, or are for in-library use only.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
I spy: Participants get a behind the scenes peek at the studios where Walter Wick's beloved I spy books are created then have a chance to make their own collage scene and photograph it. (Ages 8-12)
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Mr. Gym strives to motivate children to lead a healthy, active livestyle and educate them about personal fitness and the positive effects it has on the body. Through his songs & lyrics, Mr. Gym is able to incorporate the importance of physical activity while having fun!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Mr. Gym strives to motivate children to lead a healthy, active livestyle and educate them about personal fitness and the positive effects it has on the body. Through his songs & lyrics, Mr. Gym is able to incorporate the importance of physical activity while having fun!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
We will enjoy pizza and snacks while we watch the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics, held in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us to play your favorite games for the Nintendo Wii. Ages 7 and up. Please register.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury 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 On your Mark...Get set, READ! Attend programs, see performers, read books, and win prizes! Children keep track of the time spent both reading and being read to. All reading counts; reading can be done anywhere, in any format. For every 200 minutes read, up to 1000 minutes, children earn a special prize. Participate in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge by recording book titles.

Children’s online logging begins June 18, when you can also start entering your daily reading. The more days you read, the more prizes you may win! Don’t forget to visit the library throughout the summer—every time you check out materials you’ll earn a raffle ticket for some fabulous prizes we’ll be giving away. Check out the children’s event calendar for different activities every week in the children’s room, such as activity sheets, crafts, and games.

If you have any questions, please call or stop by the Prosser Children's Room: 860-243-9721.
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