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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Composer Matthew Nunes will visit today's program to speak about his compositions. 
Matthew Nunes (b. 1991) is a composer, euphonium player, arranger, and educator from Florida. He studied composition with Christopher Marshall at the University of Central Florida, earning his degree in 2014. Matthew has earned accolades for both his performing and composing - winning the Concerto and Composition Competitions at UCF in back to back years. He has written for a wide variety of mediums while looking to fill some gaps in the repertoire.

To hear more of Matthew's music please visit matthewnunesmusic.weebly.com.
The second composer to be heard today is Lorenzo Palomo.  His recordings will be played.  Palomo is a Spanish composer living in Berlin. 
Russ Salk will bring his collection of recordings by contemporary composers for your listening pleasure. Enjoy musical excerpts and learn a bit about selected contemporary composers. Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Express yourself and make your very own survival bracelet! Choose from a variety of colors. These strong bracelets are made from parachute cords...  Best part...you get to keep it! 
Materials will be provided. 

Ages 12+
Limited Space. Registration is required.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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, July 06, 2016
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, July 06, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come play some xbox360 games with your friends!
The library will provide the games... If you have a special request, let us know.
Snacks will be provided.
Ages 12 and up.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

"The Wildlife Action Plan: Creating a Blueprint for Conservation for the Next Decade"

 Connecticut recently completed its Wildlife Action Plan.  The document is a 10 year blueprint for the conservation of all wildlife species. Some actions in the plan are broad in scale, but others can be confined to a backyard.  Join us to learn about how Connecticut's plan was developed and how you can help conserve the states diverse wildlife species.

Brian Hess of the CT DEEP is tonight's speaker.

This event co-sponsored by the library and the Dun-Land-Woods Garden Club of Bloomfield.

Registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

This is a screening of the Heritage Blue Trio which was performed at Damrosch Park Band Shell on
April 7, 2014.

When not performing with their nine-member, Grammy-nominated Heritage Blues Orchestra, guitarist and harmonica player Bill Sims, Jr., vocalist and percussionist Chaney Sims, and guitarist and vocalist Junior Mack moonlight as the intimate
Heritage Blues Trio. Just as the blues is full of joy and sorrow, the program will range from upbeat and
celebratory to somber and reflective.  

Registration is appreciated. 

Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak
Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the
Altman Foundation.     Metlife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.

 

 

 

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Learn about fascinating shark adaptations, the challenges they must overcome for survival, and the conservation 
efforts underway to protect them! 

Best suited for ages 8-12

Space is limited. Registration required. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Get "unplugged" and join the children's staff outside for some fun, classic playground games! 
[If it's a rainy day, we'll take the fun inside.]

No registration required. All ages welcome!

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
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, July 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
It was the most distinguished group ever to gather in Nero Wolfe's study: two of America's foremost novelists, a world-famous playwright, and the heads of three great publishing houses.  Somebody, or maybe a league of somebodies, was accusing America's most celebrated living writers of plagiarism - and getting away with it. 

Nero had never encountered a case like this before - until the first body was found. And no other investigator could have cracked it, for the solution rested on determining who had written what manuscript, and this required an uncanny eye for literary style. 

With Nero tracking down nuances while Archie encounters more than his usual quota of cool-looking girls and much cooler corpses, with both of them up to their raised eyebrows in the world of best sellers, smash hits, and the people columnists stay up to quote, Plot It Yourself is one of the freshest, liveliest, wittiest Rex Stout novel ever to challenge a reader.

Readers are welcome to attend all or some of the Nero Wolfe book discussions.  Join Nero Wolfe enthusiast, Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, professor emerita at the University of Hartford to discuss this next Rex Stout mystery.  
Copies  of the book are available at the library.  Registration is appreciated.  
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Come in your PJ's and settle in for stories and lullabies
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Toscanini - The Maestro (84 min).  Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) was, and is, considered by many to be the greatest conductor of all time.  He was a dictator to an orchestra, and a voice of freedom to humanity.  He often used his fame to make political statements.  He refused to conduct in Germany and Italy while they were under the rule of fascism.  Toscanini was most associated with La Scala in Milan, but he often came to America for guest appearances.  Consequently, when he left his homeland, he settled in this country.  The NBC Symphony was created specifically for Toscanini to perform radio broadcasts for NBC and recordings for RCA Victor.  He was always faithful to the composer's intentions.  However, he sometimes "improved" performances when he thought the composer would have or should have done it that way.  In a recording of the storm section from Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony there are some kettledrum rolls to imitate thunder, and one without the drum.  Toscanini added the kettledrum because Beethoven "should have" done it.   In a broadcast recording of act 2 of Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice the Dance of the Furies has an awkward pause just before the end.  Toscanini filled it with a tam-tam smash.  The tam-tam was added to the orchestra after Gluck's time.  Surely, Gluck "would have" filled this space if the instrument had been available.  If divine spirit ever visited a conductor, it was Toscanini.

Join   arts enthusiast Jack Brin for today's film and conversation about  music and the arts at  Prosser Public Library in the community room.  Registration is appreciated. 


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
In honor of the upcoming summer olympics, teens are invited to view sports-themed anime episodes while munching on some Asian snacks.

No registration required. We hope to see you there!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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, July 13, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come play some xbox360 games with your friends!
The library will provide the games... If you have a special request, let us know.
Snacks will be provided.
Ages 12 and up.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Carl Dean is the author of two self-published books of poetry, Rhythm (2013) and Life...Through the Words & Between the Lines (2001). Carl has provided a creative platform for aspiring poets, writers, singers and artists to create, hone and share their talents at the University of Connecticut where he teaches a Performance Poetry course.  He has been a mainstay in Connecticut's poetry scene for more than 15 years.

Donna Wilkinson Maxwell  is the author or My Heart in Time (2013) in which she shares her hope and faith, that with God, any obstacle can be overcome.  Her collection is a mix of thought provoking and inspiring poems, about life, love and relationships.  Writing gave her a voice, a platform.

Russ Salk was able to enjoy his artistic side after retiring from a business career with computers. He hosts music appreciation programs at Prosser Public Library and elsewhere. After discovering haikus, he took a chance and wrote some.   His collection of haikus, Full Moon Shining Bright, is easy to enjoy, showing a love of nature and music, and having fun with modern culture.

Each poet will read, and there will be time for refreshments, questions, book signings.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Bring a blanket, relax, and enjoy "cool" stories and music on these summer afternoons.

Ages 4 & up. No registration necessary.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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, July 14, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us for dessert and previews of the 2017 Connecticut Nutmeg Award books!

Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Sparky's Puppets presents a lively medley of fast-paced and funny folktales!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
2:00 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
Saturday, July 16, 2016
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, July 16, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 8 and under are invited to come to this drop-in storytime and have some fun!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

If you registered for this program last year, you will need to re-register this year. If you have already registered this year, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. If you need any assistance, please contact the children's room at 860.242.2972

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.

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.
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