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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Glitter Tattoos
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain & 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 27, 2015
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Discuss: Freeman, a novel by Leonard Pitts, (2012)
Freeman takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee's surrender, Sam--a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army--decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all "belonged." Freeman is a love story--sweeping, generous, brutal, compassionate, patient--about the feelings people were determined to honor, despite the enormous constraints of the times. At the same time, this book addresses several themes that are still hotly debated today, some 150 years after the official end of the Civil War.
Leonard Pitts, Jr. was born and raised in Southern California and now lives in suburban Washington, DC, with his wife and children. He is a columnist for the Miami Herald and won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired professor of American History.
This is session two 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. Registration is appreciated. Copies of the book will be available at the library one month prior to the discussion date.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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
Saturday, May 02, 2015
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, May 04, 2015
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Beethoven is the first name in classical music. There are many firsts in his career. In his symphonies alone he was first to substitute the "scherzo" (Italian, meaning "joke") for the usual minuet, first to write a symphony lasting longer than half an hour, first to repeat part of a third movement after starting the fourth, first to use a trombone in the orchestra, and first to incorporate voices in a symphony. He can be considered the bridge between the classical and romantic periods. All pianists must include several Beethoven sonatas in their repertories in order to be taken seriously. His only weakness was opera, yet his one effort, Fidelio, still holds the stage. His determination in the face of deafness was almost superhuman. The man and his music have provided endless fascination for readers, listeners, and, even scientists. The Pastorale Symphony will be the featured work of the May 7 - 10 Hartford Symphony concerts.
This biographical film runs for 52 minutes.
Join music lover Jack Brin for this spring series of films about composers followed by informative conversation. Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Cool Runnings is the outrageously funny hit inspired by the true story of Jamaica's first Olympic bobsled team. They were four unlikely athletes with one impossible dream. Finding the courage in each other to give it their all, they meet the challenge, and soon become heroes, taking the whole world along for the ride.

Devon Harris was one of the Olympic Bob sled athletes from Jamaica who were featured in the film Cool Runnings. Prosser Public Library and Bloomfield Public Schools are sponsoring a visit to the high school by Devon Harris on June 1, 2015.

His visit to Bloomfield is in conjunction with CELEBRATE BLOOMFIELD! a week of special events in town.

See the movie, meet the real athlete on June1st at 7:00 PM, at Bloomfield High School!!

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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, May 06, 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, May 06, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
For children ages 4-7 with parent.
This fun, hands-on program will spark children's creativity and independence, develop their fine motor skills, and feed their natural curiosity for learning. We will combine creating with LEGO bricks and reading.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is holding a Naturalization Information Session at the McMahon Wintonbury Library for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
Topics covered at the session will include:
The Naturalization Process
The Naturalization Test
Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description

FREE CONCERT by the Hartt School guitar students! The concert will feature solo and ensemble works.

The Guitar Department at The Hartt School University of Hartford is the oldest guitar program in the country. Graduating its first member in 1968, its students have won or been finalists in major guitar competitions including the Guitar Federation of America, Music Teachers National Association, American String Teachers Association, and Alirio Diaz Competition.

Hartt graduates hold or have held teaching positions at William and Mary College, University of Tennessee, University of Idaho, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, The Hartt School, University of Central Florida, Louisiana Tech University, University of Connecticut, and Assumption College to mention but a few.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 08, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Cool Runnings is the outrageously funny hit inspired by the true story of Jamaica's first Olympic bobsled team. They were four unlikely athletes with one impossible dream. Finding the courage in each other to give it their all, they meet the challenge, and soon become heroes, taking the whole world along for the ride.

Devon Harris was one of the Olympic Bob sled athletes from Jamaica who were featured in the film Cool Runnings. Prosser Public Library and Bloomfield Public Schools are sponsoring a visit to the library and the high school by Devon Harris on June 1, 2015.

His visit to Bloomfield is in conjunction with CELEBRATE BLOOMFIELD! a week of special events in town.

See the movie, meet the real athlete on June1st!!

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
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
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
It it's time for tea, It's time for Treats!
Come make this Mother's day treat holder.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Un-Birthday Party

Movie and Video Game
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public 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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