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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

small talkNewborns, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to drop-in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.
Register for a reminder.

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
chessChildren entering grades 1-6Bring your chess skills and get ready to meet your match!
Register for a reminder.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description

slimeWhat makes some things slimy?  Discover the world of chemistry and polymers as you create silly putty from glue and slime from a diaper. Play with jelly marbles and create a slimy goo worm to take home.

 

 

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card book cover   Join us for a science fiction book discussion about Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. 

Ender’s Game is the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a child genius who enters Battle School to become Earth’s perfect general. Ender’s assignment is to save humanity from destruction by the Buggers, an alien race that has been waging war on humans for hundreds of years. At Battle School, Ender makes both friend and foe, and must accept failure along with success. Meanwhile, Earth has one last chance to save itself, but is a young boy capable of such a feat?

Registration is appreciated. Copies of the book are available at Prosser Library one month prior to the discussion date.
 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

zentanglesAges 9-12.  Participants will create a giant piece of geometric art with repeating designs and contrasting colors.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Tonille WatkisSee this one-woman play written and performed by Tonille Simone Watkis. Experience one woman’s quest through life-changing, adapting, faking and ultimately accepting her identity.   This play is about the playwright embracing woman-hood, her Jamaican heritage, her Christian faith and defining for herself what it means to be “Black.”   A recent college graduate and Bloomfield resident, Ms. Watkis is heading for New York!

This program is free and open to all.   Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Little Rascals Save the DayA fun movie for your summer vacation:
Little Rascals Save the Day!

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

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