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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Preschool Story time is for children ages two to five. They will engage in stories, finger plays, movement, and a craft.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
In this fifth and final session of the library's WWII discussion series, discuss: American Women and World War II,  
by Doris Weatherford  (1990)
From Library Journal:
This is a fascinating and immensely readable account of the diverse roles played by women in all aspects of the war--in industry, on the home front, in the military. Relying primarily on published sources, especially in the popular press, the author, a historian and freelance writer, focuses on the war's liberating effect on women. Although aware of the inequities women faced, especially in the military, Weatherford describes how women benefited from their wartime experiences. She is especially sensitive to the experiences of black women. General readers will enjoy the accounts of how working women juggled home, children, and work, and will be amazed at the various ways in which women came to be utilized as resources in the war effort.
- Marie Marmo Mullaney, Caldwell Coll., N.J.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. 

Tonight's discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired college professor of American History.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for Pumpernickel Puppet's production of Peter Rabbit.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Relief  from Stress, Pain & Beyond for the Veteran

...a new perspective on the energy of stress on our mind, brain, body and spirit post-deployment.

Come learn a new perspective on achieving  relief from stress, pain, tension, anxiety and depression, and symptoms of PTSD using an integrated holistic approach.  Learn a new way of seeing, feeling, how to restore, re-balance and rejuvenate yourself and enjoy your life, work, family and health.  Included in tonight's presentation:

  • What are the underlying  causes of stress
  • How our body responds to stress, internal & external
  • New tools and techniques to relieve stress
  • What is integrated holistic and energy medicine
Workshop leader Deborah Stegmaier, is a holistic therapist, former captain in the US Army,  and founder of Well-Being for Warriors, a program to serve veterans to heal, recover and re-balance after deployment. 
The mission statement of  Well-Being for Warriors:

To provide Holistic Integrative Services to the veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam wars to help them re-align and restore their Body, Mind, Spirit and Energy to give them every opportunity to live to their best potential.

Registration is appreciated. 



Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn about the importance of Internet safety. Topics include downloading, viruses, and malicious emails, as well as how to create strong passwords. Prerequisite: Familiarity with a mouse and keyboard. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join your Prosser Children's librarians for an afternoon of fun challenges using Prosser's Makey-Makey kits and the Prosser laptop computer lab!

For ages 7 and up. Registration recommended.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
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, April 03, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Rex Stout's unique skill with the novelette form has so long been acknowledged that it requires no further proclamation. Here, then, are the three latest demonstrations of his ability to embody full-length story qualities and characterizations in the somewhat shorter form.  Published in 1964.

In Kill Now, Pay Later  - - - he gives us the bootblack's beautiful daughter and her involvement with a business executive who might have jumped or fallen from a certain tenth-floor window had not someone thoughtfully bashed his cranium first.

Murder Is Corny - - - is largely about the story the farmer's daughter told, which nearly put Archie Goodwin on trial for murder.

Blood Will Tell  - - - is the case of the too curious wife whose final indiscretion led to her being done in by the wielder of a vodka bottle. Strangely enough, though Nero Wolfe is his ever super-brilliant self in all these affairs, it is only the final one which earns him a fee.

There was nothing Nero and Archie wouldn't do to help lovely ladies in distress - - - nothing, that is, short of murder . . .
summary source: nerowolfe.org

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
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Today's recordings include works by the following composers:
Alexander Goehr, born in Berlin, was the son of a conductor.   His family moved to England 3 months later, and it was here that he received his musical education, furthering it later in Paris. He has taught at both Yale and the New England Conservatory of Music.
 
Elizabeth Lauer is a Connecticut composer. She has had her compositions recorded, and has won numerous awards. She served as composerin-residence at the Bennington Chamber Music Festival. She has been a teacher, lecturer, and  program annotator.  Today's piece, "A Bouquet of Bagatelles", for solo piano, is light, airy, and a delight.
 
Daniel Elder is a native of Athens, Georgia. He ties the genres   of   vocal   and  instrumental music together to create music both lyrical and textural. His music is rooted in impressionism, which he combines with  other influences, such as Gregorian chant.  Critics have called his music "deeply affecting" and "without peer."   His music has been  performed extensively in America and abroad.
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
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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, April 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Ron Marchetti and Dale Bertoldi will give a PowerPoint presentation and talk about the importance of the prefabricated General Houses Industries house in Bloomfield Center that had originally been slated for demolition.   The house was dismantled, and stored for future restoration by the architecture department at University of Hartford.
Their presentation explores the origin of prefabricated, modular homes in America and how these unique prototype modular houses became available to the public in the 1930's.

Specifically, this presentation explains how one of these rare houses ended up in Bloomfield Center, and was still intact today yet hidden from plain view!  Examine how Ironwood Community Partners, a local non-profit dedicated to preservation saved and completely dismantled this house after 80 years of its lying incognito only two lots away from Town Hall.
Photo courtesy of Dennis Hubbs.
A program presented by the Wintonbury Historical Society,  Ironwood Community Partners and the library,  registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
French army captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor the remote Wakhan valley in Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan.  Occupied by local shepherds and Taliban sympathizers, this calm sector turns volatile when men from both sides of the conflict begin to disappear one by one.  The soldiers soon find themselves trapped in an existential nightmare in their attempts to rescue their missing comrades.   In French, English subtitles, running time: 104 minutes.
"Effectively spooky" - The New York Times
"Unnerving"  - Variety
"Goes from the combat zone to the twilight zone" - Fangoria
See the film, and stay afterward for casual  conversation.
No registration required.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a charming selection of Irish, Classical, Broadway and folk harp music played by  Harpist Debra Vinick while meeting and greeting local authors and enjoying light refreshments provided courtesy of our local restaurateurs at  RePUBlic, Carbone's Kitchen and Pasticceria Italia.

More than 15 Local Authors will bring their books to sign and sell.
Authors who have signed up to participate so far:

Geoffrey Craig, Scudder's Gorge, a novel

Marlene Hoerle,  Riches to Rags, to Riches, a memoir

Dawn Harden, A Flowered Thorn, and other titles

Martin Herman, The Jefferson Files, a novel and others

Stephanie C. Fox,  The Book of Thieves,  and other titles

Pastor Thema Gilbert, Bent Over Condition

Bishop David E. Lewis, Love for the Aching Heart

Diane Disckson, While the World Waits, a WWII novel

Fay Taylor, Steel, a memoir

Darwin Shaw & Kerry Beckford, Becoming Coach Shaw

C Lenell,

Benjamin Foster, When the People Speak

Alan Cohen,  100: THE 100 Year Journey of a Baseball Journeyman: Mike Sandlock

Lois Mathieu, The Next to Last Drink, and other titles

Carole Shmurak, author of the Susan Lombardi mysteries

Gladys Anderson, Master the Genie Within: uncover, Embrace and Discover the Real You

Martha Reingold, Jewish Wry, and other slices of life

Gee Williams, The Secret of Christopher Topher, a  Sci-Fi Fantasy novel

Christine Whitehead, The rage of Plum Blossoms, a novel

Karin Stahl,  The Option,  a memoir

Kenneth Williams, Red Tail Heart, a novel and upcoming title

Tracy Rotkiewicz, Windsor Shad Derby,  an all ages coloring and activity book

Tom Nicotera, poet


 



Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
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

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Chess for everyone!
Bring your chess skills and expertise and play with someone new...
& bring your friends and family! Chess boards will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

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If you have any questions, please call or stop by the Prosser Children's Room: 860-243-9721.
Reviews
Title
My life as a book
Author
Tashjian Janet.
Review
I didn't like the book. It was almost about nothing. Very boring.couldnt finish it.
Rating
Title
The terrible two
Author
Barnett, Mac
Review
Nice story.
Rating
Title
Against the tide
Author
Sutherland, Tui
Review
I loved this author. But this book was less interesting than her other books.
Rating
Title
Spy school
Author
Gibbs Stuart
Review
Very interesting book. I read it at once. Couldn't take my eyes off it.
Rating
Title
Leprechaun in late winter
Author
Osborne Mary Pope.
Review
Good story
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