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Upcoming Events
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Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Need help using your mobile device??
(like iPad, Kindle, smart phone, etc.)

Come to the Prosser Public Library Community Room with your questions and your charged device. We will do our best to answer basic questions about using your mobile device.

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
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy creating a craft for the holidays.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this class, participants will learn how to navigate the Internet using an Internet browser program, including Google searching. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited. Prerequisite: Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
One of our favorite musical groups, Two Right Feet, will return to entertain children ages 2-5 years old.  
For newborn through school-age children. Registration is required.

NOTE: This concert replaces the regularly scheduled Small Talk program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join Dr. Roberta Tansman to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,  by Rebecca Skloot.  At 6:30 PM at Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield.  Reporter Skloot documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells-taken without her knowledge in 1951-became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. 

Dr. Roberta Tansman is a former American History professor who has facilitated previous history book discussions at Prosser.

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

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this class, participants will learn about the importance of Internet safety. Topics include downloading, viruses, and malicious emails, as well as how to create strong passwords. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited. Prerequisite: Participants must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"Poet, Rapper, Painter and Lover of All Things Art" - college instructor and arts activist Donald Vincent performs his exciting work. Open mic follows the featured poet.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 19, 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. No registration required.   Long-time craft enthusiast and facilitator Rebecca Colton will guide scrapbookers in creating their own memory books, and occasionally offer special  projects for participants.  Fun for adults to create and play! No registration necessary. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 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, February 20, 2016
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, February 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come enjoy some popular children's movies with the whole family at Fab Films events at Prosser Library! 
No registration required.
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This month's movie:
GOOSEBUMPS (2015). After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. Stine is very strange and mysterious and it turns out for good reason. He is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong. Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Art Appreciation with Gwen Lewis and Dolores Howard

View two short films about Horace Pippin (1888 - 1946) and Benny Andrews (1930 - 2006), with time for questions and conversation about these two African American Artists today. 

Horace Pippin: There Will Be Peace (28 minutes)

What many an artist spends years learning, Horace Pippin knew by instinct. A self-taught artist, Pippin's paintings reflect his own life and concerns. A poet whose language is art, he expressed himself with forceful directness, striking color and originality.

Benny Andrews: The Visible Man (28 minutes)

As the son of sharecropper parents in Georgia, Benny Andrews was taught the value of hard work, perseverance, and imagination. He discusses these family influences along with his artistic accomplishments and goals in this intimate and informative production. Although Jeffrey Holder narrates, and art critics and curators expertly interject their opinions, Andrews' on screen persona remains the focus.  Often he is shown in his studio either creating a new collage or discussing the themes and craftsmanship of a recently created piece. He is proudest of his efforts to increase gallery showings for underrepresented groups and individuals. Andrews begins and concludes with the advice that the most important thing an artist can do is to express oneself wholeheartedly.  School Library Journal Review

In reflecting on African American history this month, join Gwen Lewis and Dolores Howard in this art appreciation opportunity today.  Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Are you beset by images of your past, childhood friends, old neighborhoods, long-forgotten incidents?  When the past haunts the present, it is nudging us to do something: to capture moments in time that need rescuing; that need to be put down in words.  It's time to writer your memoir!
If that sounds too monumental to attempt alone, then join this memoir writing workshop.  This four-part series is designed to teach participants some of the critical skills needed to construct a personal narrative.  Working in a supportive setting with useful feedback from peers and the instructor will help get those literary juices flowing.  Debra Robbins, professional writer and college professor, will lead the workshops.  The workshop will meet Mondays, February 22 & 29, and March 7 & 14, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. 
All you need is a pen, a notebook, and your memories.
Register early, limited to 20 writers.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
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. 
Children in grades 3-6.   Registration is required.

Program are offered once per month @ 6 PM:  Jan. 25, Feb. 23, Mar. 21, Apr. 19, May 24
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie with Miss Sheila.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for fun with stories, music, movement and play.
For newborn through school-age children. No registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Eggs first decorated were a gift offering to the Pagan Sun God "Dazhboh," giver of life.  When the Ukraine region became Christianized in 988 A.D., the pagan pictures and signs took on Christian meaning.  Learn the craft of decorating eggs in the Ukrainian way with Sharon Leonard, "The Egg Lady."   Materials and instruction are provided in tonight's workshop.  Each egg becomes a story depending on the symbols and colors used.
Registration is limited to 20 participants, so register early!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 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
Friday, February 26, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
In this film series see the film, and explore its meanings with film enthusiast Martha Reingold.  
Today's Film: 42: the Jackie Robinson Story
History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era.   42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.  Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.  Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford star in this bio-pic.  
Martha Reingold has been a film-lover as far back as she can remember.  For the last 8 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

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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!
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