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Upcoming Events
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Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
Sponsored by the Ct Department on Aging and the CT Department of Public Health, this workshop is co-sponsored by the Bloomfield/West Hartford Health District and Prosser Public Library. Registration is required, seating is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
See the Film: Promises Betrayed (1865 -1896), Part I of the series The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow (2004)
How did Jim Crow begin? As Reconstruction ended, African Americans' efforts to assert their constitutional rights began to be repressed at every turn, betraying the promises of Emancipation. Southern whites were emboldened by the North's withdrawal of support for black access to land, civil and economic rights, and due process in law and politics. Whites passed laws that segregated, divested and disenfranchised African Americans. These laws were enforced with violence and terror. This episode recounts the black response by documenting the work of such leaders as Ida B. Wells, anti-lynching crusader and the emergence of Booker T. Washington as a national
figure. Written and directed by Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser. A co-production of Quest Productions, VideoLine Productions and Thirteen/WNET New York. Major funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Winner of the 2003 Peabody Award. Running time, 56 minutes.
Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired professor of American History.
This is session one in a four part series on the post Civil War period. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. In recognition of this significant period in our history, and the long reach of the war's influence on our society today, the library is offering this book and film discussion series.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children and 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, April 01, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Caregiver Support Group
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.

Healing Hearts
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 at 1:30 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, April 01, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Old Farm School bell tolled daily in the morning, at noon and afternoon as well as for public functions and funerals and notifying residents of fire. Completed in 1796, this building was in continuous use as a school until 1921, without benefit of indoor plumbing or electricity. Original desks and seats remain on the second floor. The building, located today at the corner of Park Avenue and School Street, has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972. Tonight's program includes a 16 minute film about the schoolhouse history and a talk about the history of schools in early Bloomfield. The film was made by Ralph Schmoll who will facilitate tonight's presentation. A Wintonbury Historical Society and library sponsored event. Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
Sponsored by the Ct Department on Aging and the CT Department of Public Health, this workshop is co-sponsored by the Bloomfield/West Hartford Health District and Prosser Public Library. Registration is required, seating is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Michael GandolfiThis evening's session showcases Bernard Rands, a British American composer born in 1934, Michael Gandolfi, (pictured), American born in 1956 and Sergio Assad, Brazilian born in 1952.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3 and up are invited to come enjoy this very special performance of Peter Rabbit!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
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, April 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Prosser is pleased to welcome back book discussion leader Dianne Harrison for a series of three sessions on Thrillers. Tonight at 6:30 readers will meet to explore the runaway hit Gone Girl. This 2012 thriller by Gillian Flynn spent more than 95 weeks on the best seller list. When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

Copies of the book will be available one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
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


Mudbound

by Hillary Jordan

Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction. In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm-a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not-charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Notorious casanova Valentin Bravo leads a happy life of philandering in Acapulco, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and disappears. Valentin heads to Hollywood to reunite baby and mother, only to happen upon a lucrative career as a stuntman. Valentin settles in to raise his daughter, Maggie, until one day six years later, the girl's mother reappears. Valentin's happy family life is in jeopardy. PG-13 115 minutes, in English and Spanish, with English subtitles.

"A Sweet, funny and poignant comedy" -- Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times

Enjoy refreshments and casual conversation after the film. No registration required.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Anime Day 2015
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

The program has not started yet but will begin on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Important Messages
Join us for Every Hero has a story! our summer reading for children birth through entering Grade 5! Have fun, and earn prizes!

Children keep track of the time spent both reading and being read to, and earn a prize for every four hours, up to 16 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 27.

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

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