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Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Today's composers:
Peter Boyer (born February 10, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and professor of music. He studies at Rhode Island College and the Hart School of the University of Hartford. In 1996, Boyer was appointed to the faculty of Claremont Graduate University, and in 1999 he was named the first recipient of its Helen M. Smith Chair in Music. In 2003, Boyer established the publishing company Propulsive Music. He is known primarily for his orchestral works, which have received over 300 performances, by more than 100 orchestras.

Tan Dun
Born 1957, Changsha, Hunan, Tan Dun is a Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, most widely known for his scores for the movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero, as well as composing music for the medal ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (from Wikipedia)
Tan Dun's creations can be unabashedly populist, radically experimental, or-most frequently-both. While his work does not neatly fit within previously-existing categories-perhaps the closest fit is opera in the broadest cultural context, Tan has created several new artistic formats, which-like opera-encompass sound, sight, narrative, and ritual. In addition to his contributions to the repertoire of opera and motion pictures scores, Tan's new formats include: orchestral theatre, which re-contextualizes the orchestra and the concert-going experience; organic music, which explores new realms of sound through primal elements such as water, paper, and stone; and multimedia extravaganzas, which incorporate a variety of cutting-edge technologies. (taken from his website)

Kenneth Fuchs has composed music for orchestra, band, chorus, and various chamber ensembles. He serves as Professor of Composition at the University of Connecticut. He received his bachelor of music degree in composition from the University of Miami (cum laude) and his master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in composition from The Juilliard School. His music has been performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, has recorded four discs of Fuchs's music for Naxos American Classics. Mr. Fuchs will attend today's program.

Russell 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, September 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Tonight's program will feature a video written and produced by Dr. Ralph Schmoll about Francis Gillette, one of Bloomfield's most prominent activist citizens in the mid-19th century. His causes included education, temperance,and, most important, abolition of slavery. His traprock house was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Reading from Gillette's speeches in Congress and in the Connecticut State Legislature, Historian Fred Hesketh will talk about Gillette's strong positions on the issues of his day.
This program is co-sponsored by the Wintonbury Historical Society and the library.
Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
In 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
Thursday, September 10, 2015
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, September 10, 2015
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


Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women-a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow-who were spies.
After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives.




Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
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, September 12, 2015
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
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Today's film, hosted by Charlie Rose, deals with a past exhibition at the National Gallery of 21 paintings by Johannes Vermeer. His work is the rarest among great artists, as there are only 35 known paintings of his in existence. Little is known about the man. The film and book, Girl with a Pearl Earring is a wonderful construction of the creation of Vermeer's painting of the same name. Outside of his View of Delft, most of Vermeer's scenes are indoor portraits with a single window as a light source. A 4-minute encore of three paintings titled Lady at a Virginal will be accompanied by harpsichord music.

Join art and music enthusiast Jack Brin for a series of presentations on art and artists at Prosser Public Library in on selected Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. Each film screening will be followed by conversation about the particular artist or time period.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between a desire to win her father's approval and passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonizing choice, and eventually becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James's novel interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society, and is also a study of innocence destroyed.
All readers are welcome. Registration is appreciated. Books are available at Prosser one month prior to the discussion date.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
In this class, participants will practice using the most popular tools in Microsoft Word 2010, including tables and pictures. 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, September 17, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
William J. Hall, author of The World's Most Haunted House and lead investigator Boyce Batey will visit Prosser to tell the true story of the Bridgeport poltergeist on Lindley Street.

In this unprecedented work, the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities. Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before-released interviews with police officers, firefighters, and others tell the story as it actually unfolded.

  • Relive the experience, the terror, the rampant emotions, and the unexplainable events that took place in that house as they happened.
  • · Have access to revealing excerpts from actual interviews, police reports, and rare documents.
  • · Access unreleased audio, poltergeist sounds, and an old radio broadcast.


Return to 1974 and feel the Lindley Street experience from the inside. Find out why it is deemed the haunting that should have brought the paranormal into mainstream science.

Registration is appreciated for this book talk and signing.


Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

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Important Messages
Join us for Every Hero has a story! 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 4 hours (240 minutes) read, up to 16 hours, children earn a special prize. Participate in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge by recording book titles.

Children’s online registration begins June 27, when you can also start entering your reading minutes. The more minutes 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
James and the giant peach
Author
Ronald Dahl
ISBN
0679880909
Review
My son enjoyed the adventure of James. Mainly when James and the animals were stuck in the ocean on the giant peach and the sharks were eating the peach.
Rating
Title
Sredderman#4
Author
Van Draanen
ISBN
0440419158
Review
Super funny. I ate it up!
Rating