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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We'll take origami paper-folding a step further...with super-sized folding projects!  Our extreme origami program will challenge kids of all ages to go super-large or super-small with their projects.

For all ages. Registration recommended. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
At this fourth session of a five part series, see the Film:  Freedom Flyers of Tuskegee,  49 minutes.


The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired college professor of American History.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers are welcome to drop in for our musical group, Two Right Feet!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Rusalka
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting "Song to the Moon." Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák's fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
The only one of Dvorák's operas to gain an international following (so far), Rusalka is in many ways a definitive example of late Romanticism-containing folklore, evocations of the natural and the supernatural worlds, and even a poignant interpretation of the idea of a love-death. The story has a strong national flavor as well as universal appeal, infused by the Romantic supernaturalism of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's novella Undine (previously set as an opera by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tchaikovsky, and others) and Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.

Music historian Jeffrey Engel will present today's opera talk, offering historical context for the composer and the opera story.  In Paris for 14 years, Mr. Engel studied cello, art history and earned diplomas in French.  As a cellist he played with orchestras in France, including the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories.   A graduate of Ithaca College, & a teacher at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Mr. Engel brings a rich knowledge of music history to each lecture, with  musical excerpts.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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, February 23, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The month of February is all about magnets!
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This club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and often take home things that they have made themselves. 
Children ages 7 and up.   Registration is required.

Program are offered once per month @ 6:30 PM
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

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.

Regeneration by Pat Barker

Regeneration is a historical and anti-war novel by Pat Barker, first published in 1991. The novel was a Booker Prize nominee and was described by the New York Times Book Review as one of the four best novels of the year in its year of publication.

Regeneration is the first in Pat Barker's series of novels confronting the psychological effects of World War I. It focuses on treatment methods during the war and the story of a decorated English officer sent to a military hospital after publicly declaring he will no longer fight.

 


 




 



Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
See the film, and explore its meanings with film enthusiast Martha Reingold.  
Today's Film:   CINEMA PARADISO
A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in thirty years and looks back on his life. As a young boy he was befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grew up, he learned to love films, and was encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
Academy Award, 1990: Best foreign language film.
174 minutes, rated R
In Italian, with English subtitles

 Martha Reingold has been a film-lover as far back as she can remember.  In recent years, "Martha's Movies" has been presenting "Films for Fun & Films for Thought" at retirement communities and libraries in the greater Hartford area.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
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, February 25, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Storks

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

PG 87 minutes
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description

CAKE POPS 101

In this special Sunday event, Children's Librarian Nicole Dolat will guide attendees through the basics of creating their own cake pops from scratch! All supplies are provided for creating samples. 

Patrons of all ages (children to adults) are welcome to come.  Registration required.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate the Internet using an Internet browser program, including Google searching. Prerequisite: Familiarity with a mouse and keyboard. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited. 


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
We'll provide the pizza-you earn volunteer hours while getting a chance to tell the library what YOU want for programs, materials, and more!  

Registration appreciated online at http://prosserlibrary.info. 

Location
Staff Room (Lower Level)
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us in sharing the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace through stories and activities. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Watch Chef Reneé prepare a delicious, hearty soup with cozy ingredients to keep warm this winter. Enjoy Chef Reneé's presentation about soup.  Come with your questions!  Tasting will follow the food preparation demonstration.  Chef Reneé holds a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and enjoys sharing her fresh approach to cooking with healthy ingredients and humor!  Please register, seating is limited. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Christina the Magician will perform a magic/comedy show suitable for all ages, as well as create balloon animals.


Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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, March 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The library and the Wintonbury Land Trust are co-sponsors of tonight's presentation:
 Frogs & Salamanders of New England  by John Himmelman.
In early Spring Gray Treefrogs leave the ground by the thousands across Bloomfield and migrate to nearby wetlands to mate. They are accompanied by many other amphibians who fill our vernal pools and ponds with song and amore. Come learn about amphibians in New England through photographs, recordings of frog calls, tips on finding frogs and salamanders, and stories of their life cycles.
Illustrator, author, and naturalist John Himmelman has been writing about local wildlife since third grade!   He co-founded the Connecticut Butterfly Association and led the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust and Inland Wetlands Commission. His many books include children's award-winners Noisy Frog Sing-Along and Pipaluk and the Whales and adult nonfiction Discovering Amphibians and Guide to Night Singing Insects.
Registration is appreciated. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Hats off to reading...Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Join Children's librarians at Prosser Public Library as we celebrate both Dr. Seuss's birthday and National Read Across America Day. All day activities.
For all ages. No registration required.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Kentucky, 1861. Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry and Francis Mellon couldn't care less.  Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm, the brothers have become suffocatingly close.  Francis' practical jokes are wearing thin, then one night, Henry disappears.  Only months later does Francis learn that Henry has joined the Union army, leaving each brother to discover what the war will bring. 
"At once a witty comedy about arrested development and a deeper rumination on individual experiences during wartime, Men Go to Battle  is an effective period piece with a contemporary soul." Eric Kohn, Indiwire
In English, 98 minutes, not rated. 
See the film and stay for casual conversation afterwards.  No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Chess for everyone!
Bring your chess skills and expertise and play with someone new...
& bring your friends and family! Chess boards will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Rated PG; 2hr,4min.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
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

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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.
Reviews
Title
My life as a book
Author
Tashjian Janet.
Review
I didn't like the book. It was almost about nothing. Very boring.couldnt finish it.
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Title
The terrible two
Author
Barnett, Mac
Review
Nice story.
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Title
Against the tide
Author
Sutherland, Tui
Review
I loved this author. But this book was less interesting than her other books.
Rating
Title
Spy school
Author
Gibbs Stuart
Review
Very interesting book. I read it at once. Couldn't take my eyes off it.
Rating
Title
Leprechaun in late winter
Author
Osborne Mary Pope.
Review
Good story
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