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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program for our preschool-age friends 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.  Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will learn how to navigate Microsoft Word 2010 and open/save a document, as well as get an overview of its most popular tools. Prerequisite: Familiarity with a computer, keyboard, and mouse.  Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Ages 4-30 months.  October 3, 17, 31, and November 14.  During these sessions, children and their caregivers will participate in playful activities, such as bouncing, rhyming, singing, & great stories, to enhance early literacy skills.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
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

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Teen Book Board 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Sweet Dreams PictureFor this evening story time, children ages 3 - 6 are
invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite sleep toy
or pillow to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
 Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.  Newborns - school age.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
One of our favorite musical groups, Two Right Feet, will return to entertain children with music, movement, and stories.  Best suited for ages 2-5.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 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. This program is co-sponsored by the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield and the Prosser Library
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 05, 2014
Time
4:30 PM
Description

 

Grades 1-8 Ready to play a game of chess?  Players of all skill levels are welcome.  Brief lessons will be offered to beginners.  Chess boards will be provided. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
rosesProsser Public Library and the Dun-Land-Woods Garden Club are co-sponsoring Fun with a Dozen Roses, a floral design program with Louise Pastormerlo, the Flowersmith. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Agriculture, her experience in floral design includes retail, wholesale and various levels of educational instruction. 
Enjoy a discussion about the care and handling of roses and what to look for when purchasing them.  See these special designs prepared: a Rose Topiary Pair,  a Gatherer’s Basket, a European Hand-tied Technique for Vased Roses, Pretty Maids All in a Row and Cobbles and Corners.  Cut flower food packets will be distributed to all attendees.  Please register online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.  All finished designs will be raffled off. 
The library and Dun-Land-Woods Garden Club present tonight's flower arranging demonstration.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Ages 6 and under.  Put on those jammies and come relax with some calming bedtime stories.  "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" will help get those little ones ready for bed.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program for our preschool-age friends 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.  Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

writing imageCalling all writers in search of other writers!
Area writers looking for a group are invited to the meetings.    Members give feedback, support and encouragement to one another at twice monthly meetings, usually on the second and fourth Thursdays.  Join in and make this group your own.  Writers of fiction, essays, stories, nonfiction, plays, or poetry may meet to share work, provide one another with inspiration, support, and ideas.  This is a self-directed group.

Location
Staff Room (Lower Level)
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Gossamer WingsProsser Public Library presents Gossamer Wings, a concert by a talented trio of local musicians who perform Brazilian, folk, jazz, and popular songs.
Caroline Jestin (vocals), is a professional singer who has performed in the Hartford area for over 35 years. Classically trained at Hartt, she performed in classical recitals for 20 years before she found a home singing popular songs with other like-minded musicians.
 
Scott Mitchell (guitar), began playing the guitar in elementary school. He went on to study classical guitar for 3 years and brings his talent to jazz, rock, folk, Brazilian, and popular music. In addition to Gossamer Wings, he plays bass guitar with the Preiser & O'Brien band.
 
Mark Shapiro (clarinet), studied at the Hartt School, played in his high school band and orchestra and performed in the Connecticut All-State Band, the All-State Orchestra, and the All-Eastern Band. He picked up the clarinet again a few years ago and is currently a member of six musical groups in the area.
Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
film cover

Prosser Public Library presents Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? a film from Taiwan. In this lighthearted yet poignant comic story, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage when his wife, Feng wants a second child. When he encounters a man from his past homosexual life, Weichung begins his quest for true romance.   In Mandarin with English subtitles the film runs for 106 minutes.  No registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Join us for LEGO bricks free play and
free popcorn!

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 AM
Description
Spa Treatment by Glitz Cupcake
 First come first serve. While supplies last for the first 15 patrons.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
 Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.  Newborns - school age.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Fred HeskethProsser Public Library in Bloomfield and the Wintonbury Auerfarm logoHistorical Society present The History of Auerfarm.  Bloomfield was an agricultural community for its first 300 years.  The town of Bloomfield was only about 75 years old when a man named Perkins farmed about 250 acres on the hillside south of Simsbury Road opposite the Southwest District School just west of Burr Road.

Before the end of World War I that property had been transformed into what a Hartford newspaper called a “Model Dairy Plant, a Showplace of Dairy Farms in the State, populated with cows that produced about 700 quarts of milk each day.”   Although the number of animals has decreased significantly, it is still a dairy farm today

Among the succession of owners since that time was the Auerbach family, heirs of whom gave the remaining 75 acres to the Connecticut 4H development fund in May 1977. Today generations of children know the property as the 4H Auerfarm, a magnificent working farm and educational center.  

Wintonbury Historical Society Historian Frederick A. Hesketh will be at Prosser Public Library on November 12 to discuss the history of the property, its owners, and the programs carried out there to introduce generations of Bloomfield and Hartford area children to farm life.

The library and the Wintonbury Historical Society are co-sponsoring tonight’s event.
Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Ages 6 and under.  Put on those jammies and come relax with some calming bedtime stories.  "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" will help get those little ones ready for bed.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program for our preschool-age friends 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.  Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
3:45 PM
Description
knitting basketKnitters are invited to bring their project in progress.   Help for new knitters is available.  Knitters at all levels are welcome.  No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will practice using the most popular tools in Microsoft Word 2010, including tables, pictures, and clipart. Prerequisite: Familiarity with a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Sisters by Mary Lovell book cover
All readers are welcome to attend. Copies of the book will be available at McMahon Wintonbury Library one month prior to the discussion date.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-242-0041

The Sisters: Saga of the Mitford Family
By Mary Lovell
In the mid-1930s, when the Mitford sisters were wreaking their social rampage throughout Europe, their father, David, would rhetorically shrug to friends, "I'm normal, my wife is normal, but my daughters are each more foolish than the other." And Sydney, their mother, would chastise them, saying, "Whenever I see a headline beginning with 'Peer's Daughter,' I know one of you children has been in trouble." That just about sums up the lives of these six remarkable sisters: Nancy, Diana, Unity, Pam, Jessica ("Decca"), and Deborah ("Debo"). Our age may be driven by "bytes," but the early years of the twentieth century in England were socially driven by their own BYTs--"Beautiful Young Things"--and the Mitford girls were the epitome of the breed. (Boolist Review)
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 14, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Ages 4-30 months.  October 3, 17, 31, and November 14.  During these sessions, children and their caregivers will participate in playful activities, such as bouncing, rhyming, singing, & great stories, to enhance early literacy skills.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

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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 --

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Title
Chrysanthemum
Author
Kevin Henkes
ISBN
0-688-09699-9
Review
Add this book to your reading list. Awesome.
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Title
My dog and me
Author
Horst hegewald kawich
ISBN
0764121138
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fantastic mr. fox
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Title
because of mr. terupt
Author
Rob buyea
Review
This book is about seven students with several difference personality, and a teacher who made a difference in each one of their lives. This book has some sad moment but in the end when the teacher came out of coma, I was very happy.
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Title
Surprise Island
Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner
ISBN
9780807576748
Review
I like that there is a ton of surprises.
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