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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
A favorite musical group comes to perform a special preschool concert for children ages 2-5 years - come for the fun!!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description

book coverAll readers are invited to attend tonight’s discussion of All Aunt Hagar’s Children, by Edward P. Jones.   Published in 2006, this is a collection of 14 short stories.  Edward P. Jones, a prodigy of the short story, returns to the form that first won him praise in this new collection. Here he turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city, people who in Jones's masterful hands emerge as fully human and morally complex. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come. Copies of the book are available to borrow at Prosser one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 960-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
12:00 AM
Description
  Pages of a picture book will be mounted around the grounds of the libary between Sept. 18-20; visit with your family to read the story and explore the discussion questions together.  Then, on September 20 at 2:00, meet in the library for a culminating activity that includes story, crafts, explorations, and snacks!
 
Location
Other
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will learn how to navigate Microsoft Word 2010 and open/save a document, as well as get an overview of its most popular tools. 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
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
12:00 AM
Description
  Pages of a picture book will be mounted around the grounds of the libary between Sept. 18-20; visit with your family to read the story and explore the discussion questions together.  Then, on September 20 at 2:00, meet in the library for a culminating activity that includes story, crafts, explorations, and snacks!
 
Location
Other
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Share special quality time with your young ones.  Sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard and his grab bag of musical surprises and gags.
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Design your own back-to-school pencil case!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
After visiting our StoryWalk on the library grounds from September 18-20, please join us for a culminating celebration at 2:00 in the Community Room that will feature a story, crafts, explorations, and snacks, as well as literacy information for families.
  Fun for all!!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
hurry down sunshineHurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. "I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to," Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her - her mother and stepmother, her brother and grandmother, and, not least of all, the author himself.  Among Greenberg’s unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary dreams. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.  Book Discussion is sponsored by the library and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   Copies of the book are available at Prosser one month prior to the discussion date.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will practice using the most popular tools in Microsoft Word 2010, including tables, pictures, and clipart. 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, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
classical music notesThe Sounds of the 21st Century, with Russ Salk. Enjoy the music of contemporary classical composers and learn who they are.
Tonight enjoy the music of British composer George Benjamin,  Renaud Gagneux, a French composer, Kevin Kaska an American composer, arranger, and conductor and some Middle-Eastern composers.

Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.  

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 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
Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Apple logo
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, September 27, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is a program for middle school girls, in 6th-8th grade, to discuss self acceptance, body image and respect.  Participants will learn from Shakia about building up self esteem of ladies of all ages instead of tearing them down.  You can learn more about this program at the creator's website www.bareboldbeautiful.com.
Join Shakia on a quest to redefine beauty!
Registration appreciated online or by calling 860-242-0041.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Nero WolfeDiscuss the next Nero Wolfe mystery with facilitator Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, second confession book coverprofessor emerita, University of Hartford.   First published in September, 1949, crime boss Arnold Zeck reappears to hound Nero Wolfe  in The Second Confession.  Wolfe is stymied by his own client as he solves the murder of Louis Rony by coercing the assistance of the American Communist Party.  

Copies of the book are available at Prosser.   Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721. 


 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
mona lisaArt Appreciation with Jack Brin, films and conversation.Jack Brin
The High Renaissance, runs for 56 minutes.  It features the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Giorgione, among others.  The 19th century pre-Raphaelites felt that this period was followed by a decline in the quality of art.  They attempted to return to the colors, forms, styules and subjects that were featured during the Renaissance.  See the works many consider the high point in the history of art.  The second film, da Vinci's Mona Lisa runs for 22 minutes.  It explores what many consider the most famous painting in the history of art. 
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
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The author of Sharp, David Fitzpatrick will visit Prosser to talk about his memoir.Sharp 
Sharp is the story of a young man who began his life with a loving family and great promise for the future. But in his early twenties, David Fitzpatrick became so consumed by mental illness it sent him into a frenzy of cutting himself with razor blades. In this shocking and often moving book, he vividly describes the rush this act gave him, the fleeting euphoric high that seemed to fill the spaces in the rest of his life. It started a difficult battle from which he would later emerge triumphant and spiritually renewed.  This event is co-sponsored by the library and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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 01, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
 Held at the Bloomfield Senior Center. Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a caregiver?  Do you have questions but are not sure who to ask?  This group may be just what you need! Meetings are held at 1:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  Facilitators for the group are Lucille Morisse, Social Worker and Mara Whitman, Reference Librarian
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
2:15 PM
Description
Held at the Bloomfield Senior Center.  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 our Healing Hearts support group.  Meetings are held at2:15 on the first Wednesday of each month.  Facilitators for the group are Lucille Morisse, Social Worker and Mara Whitman, Reference Librarian.
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

bonsaiBonsai is the Japanese art form of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower).

Internationally renowned bonsai artist,  Geoffrey Holmes is a past president of the Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford. and the owner of Berkshire Bonsai, where he grows and maintains 100 bonsai in all stages of development.  Leaarn about this uniquely Japanese art form from an expert.  Registration is appreciated. 

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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 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

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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.
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Title
My dog and me
Author
Horst hegewald kawich
ISBN
0764121138
Rating
Title
fantastic mr. fox
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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.
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Title
Surprise Island
Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner
ISBN
9780807576748
Review
I like that there is a ton of surprises.
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