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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 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 02, 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
Friday, October 03, 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
Saturday, October 04, 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, October 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Teen Book Board 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

LaptopThis class will feature special topics in Microsoft Word 2010, including spell check, header/footer, and ruler features.  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
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
fibonacci sequenceAll are invited to come and play with numbers and find out why it is fun. eratosthenes sieve
The mathematical topics contained in this year's ONE BOOK selection, The Housekeeper and the Professor, are studied in a course called the theory of numbers.  Only whole numbers are used.  The subset of prime numbers is special as seen in this story.  On the hunt for primes the Sieve of Eratsthenes is used. 
Many of the concepts found in nature come from the Fibonacci sequence, such as sunflower whorls, as well as the Golden Ratio which is used in art and architecture.   You too, can become a "calculating person!"
Jane Hurwitz is  a retired math teacher and adjunct instructor.   Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 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, October 08, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description

For the first time at the Met, star Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo.  Live broadcast at Bloomfield 8 on October 11.

Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian and instructor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College for the 2014 - 2015 Metropolitan Opera pre-performance lectures.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 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, October 08, 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, October 09, 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 09, 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, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
book cover imageDiscuss this year's ONE BOOK ONE BLOOMFIELD tonight at McMahon Wintonbury Library. It is The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, translated into English by Stephen B. Snyder.  Join facilitator Catherine Capuano for the discussion.

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem—ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.

She is an astute young Housekeeper—with a ten-year-old son—who is hired to care for the Professor.

And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities—like the Housekeeper's shoe size—and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away.

Yoko Ogawa's The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family.
Copies of the book are available at Prosser and Wintonbury for readers who wish to participate.  Registration is appreciated. 

Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
2 autumnsArman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.  In French with English subtitles, directed by Sebastien Betbeder,  running time: 91 minutes.  Enjoy the film with refreshments and casual conversation afterward.  No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
12:00 PM
Description
star wars logoCalling all Star Wars fans!  We will be visiting a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars-themed games, activities, snacks, and a character meet & greet - don't forget your cameras!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Turtle Dance brings everyone together through music, theater, technology, movement and hands-on activities to foster new relationships in unexpected and meaningful ways.  Turtle Dance helps children, teens and adults come out of their shells!  All ages.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
stage image Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain

(a play suggested by The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.).

The play centers on legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who invites the up-and-coming Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his London home.  On the day that England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life -- just weeks before Freud takes his own life. This is a deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds and souls of two  brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.  Dramatic play reading by  Reader's Theater,  a group of local actors under the direction of Myron Gubitz.   
Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Art Appreciation with Jack Brin, films and conversation.Jack Brin
"The best damn artist in America."  This was President Truman's assessment of Benton.  His style was an exaggeration of mannerism, long past, in which figures seem very fluid, as if made of clay.  In fact, they were.  Early on, Benton adopted the habit of modeling his figures in clay before painting them. His subjects wer drawn from Americana, history, landscape and were largely of the working class.  
Jack Brin is a retired mathematics professor and a serious student of art and music.  Join him to see the films and discuss them afterward.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-2243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart's masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre.  The action is set in a 19th century manor house in Seville, during the gilded age of the late 1920s.  Dashing baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride Susanna.  Peter Mattei is the philandering Count they work for.  Marina Poplavskaya is the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard is the libidinous pagebopy Cherubino.  Live broadcast showing at Bloomfield 8 on October 18.

Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian and instructor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College for the 2014 - 2015 Metropolitan Opera pre-performance lectures.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
book cover imageDiscuss this year's ONE BOOK ONE BLOOMFIELD tonight at Prosser Public Library. It is The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, translated into English by Stephen B. Snyder.  Join facilitator Catherine Capuano for the discussion.
He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem—ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is an astute young Housekeeper—with a ten-year-old son—who is hired to care for the Professor.
And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities—like the Housekeeper's shoe size—and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away.
Yoko Ogawa's The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family.
Copies of the book are available at Prosser and Wintonbury for readers who wish to participate.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Prosser Pizza Tasting
While supplies last.First come first serve.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 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, October 16, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"An Evening with Connecticut State Poet Laureate"  - Dick Allen
He read at Governor Malloy's Inauguration.  Come hear him read 
from his latest book at McMahon Wintonbury Branch! 
One of the country's finest poets! Open mic follows featured poet.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 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 --

Reviews
Title
Chrysanthemum
Author
Kevin Henkes
ISBN
0-688-09699-9
Review
Add this book to your reading list. Awesome.
Rating
Title
My dog and me
Author
Horst hegewald kawich
ISBN
0764121138
Rating
Title
fantastic mr. fox
Rating
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