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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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, January 18, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, "the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together." Now they're back as opera's classic lovers, in Gounod's lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala.
Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.  Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world's consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. In the opera there is a slight shift of focus away from the word games of the original play and a greater focus on the two lovers, who are given four irresistible duets, including a brief final reunion in the tomb scene that does not appear in the play.

Music historian Jeffrey Engel will present today's opera talk, offering historical context for the composer and the opera stories.  In Paris for 14 years, Mr. Engel studied cello, art history and earned diplomas in French.  As a cellist he played with orchestras in France, including the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories.   A graduate of Ithaca College, & a teacher at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Mr. Engel brings a rich knowledge of music history to each lecture, with  musical excerpts.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives."

So begins Homer "Sonny" Hickam Jr.'s extraordinary memoir of life in Coalwood, West Virginia-a hard-scrabble little company town where the only things that mattered were coal mining and high school football. But in 1957, after the Soviet satellite Sputnik shot across the Appalachian sky, Sonny and his teenaged friends decided to do their bit for the U.S. space race by building their own rocket. 
Looking back after a distinguished NASA career, Hickam shares the story of his youth, taking readers into the life of the little mining town of Coalwood and the boys who would come to embody its dreams. Step by step, with the help (and occasional hindrance) of a collection of unforgettable characters, the boys learn not only how to turn scrap into sophisticated rockets that fly miles into the sky, but how to sustain their dreams as they dared to imagine a life beyond its borders in a town that the postwar boom was passing by.

A film was made based on the book, called October Sky, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen and Laura Dern.

A uniquely endearing story with universal themes of class, family, coming of age, and the thrill of discovery, Homer Hickam's Rocket Boys is evocative, vivid storytelling at its most magical.  All readers are welcome.  Copies of the book are available at the library one month prior to the discussion date.   Registration is appreciated. 

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Learn about basic computer concepts and equipment, as well as how to navigate Microsoft Windows 7. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
JUST FOR TEENS!

Come hang out at Prosser Library for an evening of fun anime. Each month Miss Nicole will select a surprise theme and show several anime episode or one feature-length movie.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"Meditations at Mid-Life" - prize-winning poet Pat Hale reads from her latest book, Seeing Them with Eyes Closed. She  features along with acclaimed performance poet Andy Weil.

Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Robert Messore puts on a high-energy sing-and-dance-along program for young children and their caregivers. The songs are a mix of the classics and some newer songs that folks love.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
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, January 21, 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
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come learn a simple line dance and some basic beginner steps.
The rocking chair, the triple step, scissor step....
Line dancing is for everyone. Join the fun! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
And, make sure to register for each of the programs in this series, as space is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Learn how to use a flash drive, cut/copy/paste, and navigate the file structure of Microsoft Windows 7. 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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Come make a fluffy hand knit scarf to keep you warm this winter season! No knitting experience necessary - we'll be using milkshake straws to "knit" with a simple weaving technique.

For ages 8 and up. Supplies are limited, so registration required.



Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Preschool Story time is for children ages two to five. They will engage in stories, finger plays, movement, craft and a movie.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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, January 25, 2017
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, January 26, 2017
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, January 26, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project presents tonight's workshop.  Participants will make a lotus flower lantern using colorful paper of their choice and wire frames. 
Korean traditional refreshments will be served.
Participants will watch a short film on the meaning of the lotus flower.  The lotus grows in a swamp or pond, but is not tainted by mud and has a clear and subtle fragrance.  This natural characteristic has been used as a symbol of purity, nobility and sublimity.   A short documentary film on Korean artistic tradition will be shown as well. 
Registration is required. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
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, January 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy creating a special craft for Chinese New Year!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come learn a few line dances that use some basic beginner steps.
The rocking chair, the triple step, scissor step....
Line dancing is for everyone. Join the fun!
Space is limited, please register...
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Need help using your mobile device?? Bring your questions and charged device (like smart phone, iPad, Kindle, etc.) any time during this drop-in session. We will do our best to answer basic questions about your mobile device. Due to demand, consultations may be limited to 10 minutes.

Not sure which device is right for you? Get a demonstration on the library's Kindle, iPad, or Nook.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
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, January 31, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Preschool Story time is for children ages two to five. They will engage in stories, finger plays, movement, craft and a movie.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things water, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time. 

An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. 

Colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off! All this and more can be found in this award-winning production.

This program will be held at the First Congregational Church

Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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, February 01, 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, February 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
ISIS & Islam: Does ISIS represent Islam or Muslims?

ISIS or Islamic State of Iraq & Syria, claims to represent Islam and claims its roots are in the Quran, the Muslim holy book and the Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), recorded sayings and doings of the Prophet Muhammad.  
Fortunately, this is untrue.  There are numerous verses in the
Quran and Hadith that expound justice, tolerance, peace and love for neighbors. Islam, the name of the religion, is derived from the word peace in Arabic, Salaam. In this short presentation learn the tenets of Islam, the religious justification ISIS uses to kill Muslims and people of other faith groups, as well as the response to those justifications from a practicing Muslim's perspective.

Presenters:

Imam/Chaplain Sami A. Aziz is a public educator and spiritual peacemaker. He is the founder of Common Ground Institute & Services (www.CommonGroundServices.org), an Islamic consulting firm dedicated to educating the public on Islam and collaborating for peace. He also serves as the Imam for the Bloomfield Muslim Community Center.

Vjosa Aziz works for the Madina Academy Islamic School in Windsor and is a member of Bloomfield Muslim Community Center.

This program is free and open to all, registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.
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
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