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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Go green this holiday season with electronic greeting cards (e-cards)! Participants will learn how to create and send holiday greeting e-cards to friends and family. Bring email addresses for your e-card recipients to class. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 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, December 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
We'll round out the 2016 Science Explorer Clubs with a fun project that uses the principals of "Suminagashi" - the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. Demonstrations will help in understanding the science behind the art in this fun and creative edition of Science Explorers Club!
Children ages 7 and up.   Registration is required.

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This club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and often take home things that they have made themselves. 
Program are offered once per month @ 6:30 PM
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

All readers are welcome to attend. Copies of the book will be available at McMahon Wintonbury Library one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-242-0041.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


Ove is  a curmudgeon. But behind the cranky exterior there is a story. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.




 



Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 09, 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, December 10, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy creating a special winter craft!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
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, December 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come enjoy a Fab Film for kids at Prosser Public Library!
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December's movie:  Ice Age: Collision Course
Summary
Rated PG. Running time: 105 minutes
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
See the film, and explore its meanings with film enthusiast Martha Reingold.  
Today's Film:  I Love You to Death
I Love You to Death is an American black comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring an ensemble cast featuring Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, and Keanu Reeves.  Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) for years. Their marriage seems a typical one until Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her.

Rosalie does not want to allow Joey the pleasure of having every woman he wants, so she refuses divorce. Taking extreme measures, she enlists the help of her mother (Joan Plowright), and her young co-worker Devo (River Phoenix), to kill Joey in order to put an end to his infidelity. They also hire two incompetent, perpetually stoned hit-men, cousins Harlan and Marlon James (William Hurt and Keanu Reeves).   To her surprise, Joey proves impossible to kill.

The screenplay by John Kostmayer is loosely based on an attempted murder that happened in 1983, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances Toto repeatedly tried to kill her husband, Anthony. She spent four years in prison for attempted murder and was released in 1988.

1990     rated R     97 minutes running time

 Martha Reingold has been a film-lover as far back as she can remember.  In recent years, "Martha's Movies" has been presenting "Films for Fun & Films for Thought" at retirement communities and libraries in the greater Hartford area.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
laptop computerIn this class, participants will learn how to create a basic slideshow presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. 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
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Come enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays with a gentle "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to end the evening.
All ages are welcome (best suited for ages 2-6)
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Paintings that inspired Music   (47 min)
When Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) saw an exhibit of artifacts by his recently deceased friend, the artist Victor Hartmann, he converted his impressions of 10 items to piano music called "Pictures at an Exhibition".  This suite has been orchestrated several times, but the version by Maurice Ravel has made the work a standard of the concert hall.      Since that time, other composers such as Claude Debussy, Ottorino Respighi, and Sergei
Rachmaninov have translated paintings to music. The film shows several paintings with the very music those works inspired.  The film is followed by an encore, a song about Vincent van Gogh with a series of his paintings.   
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, December 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
As his large and loyal Society will attest, Rex Stout's famous threesomes are fully as delightful as his book-length novels, which is to say that they are peerless examples of mayhem deluxe.

Murder#1. . . "That's the gun I'm not going to shoot my husband with," said the pretty lady, handing a revolver to Archie.  But her husband was already dead, shot with an identical gun . . .

Murder#2 . . . Fighting three of the smartest lawyers in the business, Nero Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon of murder . . . .

Murder#3 . . . When a cop-hating landlady gives Nero Wolfe $40,000 to make the  police eat dirt, and an actor at liberty takes the liberty of killing, Archie takes matters into his own hands . . . .
QUOTATIONS:

Eeny Meeny Murder Mo: "You are manifestly indomitable and I must buckle my breastplate. I choose to deny that there is any such statement." (p. 34)

Counterfeit for Murder: "Wolfe doesn't flabbergast easy, but that did it." (p. 179)

Death of a Demon: "Wolfe's bellow would stop a tiger ready to spring." (p. 113)
synopsis 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
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
5:30 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
Thursday, December 15, 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, December 15, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
laptop computerIn this class, participants will learn how to create a basic slideshow presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. 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
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"Imaginative Vision"- poetry reading by poets Joan Kantor and Srinivas Mandavilli
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 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, December 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

The Secret Life of Pets

PG  
Comedy/Animation
? 1h 30m

Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life Manhattan until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine whom Max instantly dislikes. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats as well as a rebellious bunny named Snowball who demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.


Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
We'll provide the pizza-you earn volunteer hours while getting a chance to tell the library what YOU want for programs, materials, and more!  

Registration appreciated online at http://prosserlibrary.info. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Connecticut Humanities presents Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces...a tale of transformation and wonder. The story comes to life on the faces of the audience. All ages.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Sing, dance and play with Sunny Train Music in Locomotion! This family favorite interactive show is a unique blend of original and traditional music, yoga and creative drama that is sure to delight. All aboard!

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
JUST FOR TEENS!

Come hang out at Prosser Library after school and watch some fun anime. Each month Miss Nicole will select a surprise theme and will pick up to 4 episodes within that theme.

No registration required. Snacks will be provided!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
All readers are invited to participate by talking about favorite books, great discussion books, books to avoid, or anything else about books!  Tell us what makes the book a great read or a disappointment. 
No registration necessary.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

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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.
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
Rating