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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes and don't know what to do or what to eat? This 7-week workshop will clear up the confusion. Topics covered include: meal planning and holiday food choices, label reading, glucose monitoring and target blood glucose levels, medications, exercising safely and much more! The sessions are interactive, so bring your questions!
The workshops will take place Thursday mornings, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Prosser Public Library in the Community Room. Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Paula Kellogg Leibovitz and register today.
This series is sponsored by the library and the West Hartford/Bloomfield Health District.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This class will feature special topics in Microsoft Word 2010, including spell check, header/footer, and ruler features. 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 29, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
In the month of September, our Science Explorers Club will have some fun "playing with our food"! We'll investigate the nutrition in a common breakfast cereal, "tattoo" bananas, and more! 
For 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
Saturday, October 01, 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
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 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, October 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Jessica Rudman is a locally-based composer, theorist, and teacher. Among the many groups that have performed her works are the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Cadillac Moon Ensemble, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. The recipient of numerous awards,  Dr. Rudman currently serves as Director of the Young Composers Program and the Chair of the Creative Studies Department at the Hartt School Community Division.    MEET JESSICA RUDMAN AT TODAY'S PROGRAM.
Russ 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
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description


Ages 18 months to three years with adult

Tuesdays:  6:00 - 6:45

Join us for a story time specially designed for active toddlers, including reading aloud, storytelling, finger-plays, rhymes, and songs.

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Prosser Public Library is pleased to host the CT Humanities' 4-Part Book Voyagers Program: "Believe in Yourself"!

Every parent wants to see their child succeed and reading together at home is an important place to start!  Book Voyagers programs are designed to promote the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature rich home environments. 

An experienced facilitator from the Book Voyagers program will use Dramatic readings, theater games and writing and drawing workshops to engage participants and offer new ways to connect with the text.  Participants receive a copy of every book featured in the program to keep and share again and again at home for even more reading fun!

For children in grades 1-3 with parent or caregiver. Registration required. Please register for each session.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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, October 05, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014 - 15 season's double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle), and will be well served by a cast of
outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Wagner's breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world. Its music has astounded, infuriated, and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this
awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory. 
Join music historian Jeffrey Engel for 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, October 05, 2016
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, October 05, 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, October 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Archie's assignment looked easy.  He was to sit in Thomas Yeager's little love nest to see if anyone appeared.  He didn't have long to wait, and after a few days he began to think there were dozens of keys to that room - - each held by a beautiful young girl with a yen for Yeager.
But behind every one of those girls, was a man - - a man with an understandable motive for murdering Yeager.
Archie was sprawled on the eight-foot satin bed when he decide he was glad Yeager was dead.  Then the door opened once more and the biggest surprise of all stood looking down at him!

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
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes and don't know what to do or what to eat? This 7-week workshop will clear up the confusion. Topics covered include: meal planning and holiday food choices, label reading, glucose monitoring and target blood glucose levels, medications, exercising safely and much more! The sessions are interactive, so bring your questions!
The workshops will take place Thursday mornings, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2016, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Prosser Public Library in the Community Room. Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Paula Kellogg Leibovitz and register today.
This series is sponsored by the library and the West Hartford/Bloomfield Health District.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Prosser Public Library will show on the big screen a video of the author Wes Moore talking about his book.  Filmed at the Harvard Bookstore,  Wes Moore talks about his life, why he wrote this book, and why he considers it a "Call to Action."    Discussion will follow. 

About the book, The Other Wes Moore:

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other.  Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police.  How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?  Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question.  In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

The author considers his book to be a "Call to Action." 

Registration is appreciated. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Mad Tiger follows band mates Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), who have been best friends and business partners for fifteen years as the primary creative forces behind Peelander-Z.   Based in New York City and described as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, which push the boundaries of madcap acrobatic stage antics.   As part of the band, each member must adopt a different, anime-like "Crayola rock" persona and fully embrace this assigned identity in every aspect of life.   Seeking his own personal fulfillment, Red announces that he will do one final tour with Peelander-Z before quitting the band.   In stark contrast to his character's super-positive facade, Yellow tries his best to keep it together, while dealing with emotions of shock, betrayal and abandonment.   Channeling universal stories of friendship and pursuit of happiness, Mad Tiger builds to an unexpectedly moving crescendo, appropriately befitting of Peelander-Z's cacophonous melody-making.
"A wild, wacky and touching story" - Rolling Stone
Running time: 82 minutes.  In English and Japanese, with English subtitles.  The film was made by Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein.  

See the film, and stay afterward for casual conversation.  Refreshments.   No registration necessary.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
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
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A Special Connecticut Humanities Multi-cultural Storytelling Program with Valerie Tutson.
Enjoy tales of songs from around the world with special emphasis on African traditions. Join us and bring your imagination and sense of adventure.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Tell us your story of growing up in Bloomfield or elsewhere. Tell us of your challenges, about the people who influenced you, and what you have achieved that you are proud of!  Who and what shaped you?   Every success story has struggle, challenges, and sometimes even failures along the way.  Sometimes mentors are influential, sometimes it is a simple encounter with kindness and understanding.  Other times people who intervene in our lives make an enormous difference in the decisions we make. Show everyone how it was when you were growing up, how the schools, the teachers, your parents, friends and other guiding influences helped get you to the point of success. We are asking you to share your story with us as part of ONE BOOK ONE BLOOMFIELD. Send your story to librarian Carol Lennig at Prosser Public, clennig@libraryconnection.info. We invite you to share your story in person on October 10 at the library, or give us permission to read your story that night.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Oscar Hammerstein came from a musical family. His great success was "Show Boat", written withJerome Kern.   When he met Rodgers, they started spectacularly with "Oklahoma", followed by"Carousel", "South Pacific", and "The King and I".   The Hammersteins had adopted an Asian child, not a popular idea during or right after WWII.   The difficulties of inter-racial romance, which had been a main theme of "Show Boat", continued in his collaboration with Rodgers.

The anomaly in Hammerstein's career was working with the music of Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875). He translated "Carmen" to "Carmen Jones", Jose to Joe, Escamillo the bull fighter to Husky Miller the prize fighter, Seville to Chicago, the cigarette factory to a parachute factory, and the French language to English.   The music was left exactly as Bizet had written it. The production deserved a better fate, although the excellent movie can still be found on TV.

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, October 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description


Ages 18 months to three years with adult

Tuesdays:  6:00 - 6:45

Join us for a story time specially designed for active toddlers, including reading aloud, storytelling, finger-plays, rhymes, and songs.

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes and don't know what to do or what to eat? This 7-week workshop will clear up the confusion. Topics covered include: meal planning and holiday food choices, label reading, glucose monitoring and target blood glucose levels, medications, exercising safely and much more! The sessions are interactive, so bring your questions!
The workshops will take place Thursday mornings, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Prosser Public Library in the Community Room. Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Paula Kellogg Leibovitz and register today.
This series is sponsored by the library and the West Hartford/Bloomfield Health District.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 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, October 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
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, October 13, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other.  Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police.  How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?  Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question.  In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

The author considers his book to be a "Call to Action." 

Discussion will be facilitated by law librarian Catherine Capuano.   

Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury 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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