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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children and 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, March 04, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Caregiver Support Group
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. This program is co-sponsored by the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield and the Prosser Library.

Healing Hearts
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 at 1:30 on the first Wednesday of each month. Facilitators for the group are Lucille Morisse, Social Worker and Mara Whitman, Reference Librarian. This program is co-sponsored by the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield and the Prosser Library.
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come learn about summer camps for your children and teens for the summer of 2015

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Margery Winters, assistant director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center will be at Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield to speak about butterfly gardens. They attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard, not only butterflies. Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat. Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Directed by Academy Award nominee Diane Kurys. In her mid-thirties, Ann still knows little of her family's past. After her mother's death in the 1980s, Ann discovers old photos and letters which make her take a closer look at her parents' lives in the early years of post WWII. A mysterious uncle whom family members seem intent on forgetting is revealed by her research. His story and why he is 'forgotten' comes out. The film is in French with English subtitles, and runs for 110 minutes. Enjoy refreshments and casual conversation after the film. No registration necessary.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 07, 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
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Make Your Own Avatar - Teen Tech Week
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This 40 minute educational program outlines the advantages and disadvantages of various retirement plan distribution options. Learn the ins and outs, pros and cons of changing your 401k options.There will be time for questions and discussion.
Join Amanda Funchion, financial advisor, for this workshop. Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Sweet Dreams PictureFor this evening story time, children ages 3 - 6 are
invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite sleep toy
or pillow to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Jeffrey EngelThe Lady of the Lake, by Gioachino Rossini is set in the medieval Scottish highlands and is based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. Joyce DiDonato is 'the lady of the lake" with Juan Diego Florez as the king who relentlessly pursues her, in the Metropolitan Opera live broadcast.

Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian and teacher at Northwestern Connecticut Community College for today's Metropolitan Opera pre-performance lecture.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Maria BrandriffWhat could be better on a cold winter's day than indulging in some rich satisfying chocolate? Learning to make your own chocolate truffles could definitely top that!
Maria Brandriff, Assistant Director of the Cheshire Public Library, dons her second hat, that of chocolatier and teacher of all things chocolate. Maria started out as a self-taught chef or as she puts it: "Julia Child taught me to cook!" She has always had a strong interest in dessert and pastry making, which eventually evolved into a passion for chocolate making. In 2001, she completed a certificate of Gastronomy from the University of New Haven and in the winter of 2004, she took a private course in chocolate making with a professional chocolatier in the city of Arles in Provence, France.

Maria's presentation includes a discussion of the varieties of chocolate available, how to work with chocolate, and teaching the basics of chocolate truffle making. This is a demonstration, with generous samples. Registration required, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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
Thursday, March 12, 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

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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, March 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
"The Book of Life" movie. Rated PG; 95 minutes

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description
For people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, paint & anxiety, or those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people become better self-managers of their health. Developed at Stanford University, this workshop is a nation-wide, evidence based program that promotes wellness by empowering people to take control of their chronic conditions through better nutrition, exercise, stress management, pain management, better sleep and much more!
Sponsored by the Ct Department on Aging and the CT Department of Public Health, this workshop is co-sponsored by the Bloomfield/West Hartford Health District and Prosser Public Library. Registration is required, seating is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Sweet Dreams PictureFor this evening story time, children ages 3 - 6 are
invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite sleep toy
or pillow to enjoy bedtime stories, a craft and a movie.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
book cover imageStoner by John Williams (1965)
William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a "proper" family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. 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

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Important Messages
Read ANY book you want, as many as you want, and write brief comments online or on a review card, about each book beginning June 23. For each book that a comment entry is submitted, your name is entered in the drawings. One Prize per reader for the summer, with the exception of the grand prize drawing, for which all readers will be entered.

Drawings and Prizes

July 3:
One Household Summer Bloomfield Pool Membership

July 10:
Half dozen bagels @ Isaac's Bagel Cafe
or Gift card from TCBY, the country's best yogurt
or Chocolate cake from Peppers Jamaican Bakery

July 17:
Gift certificate for Geissler's Supermarket
or Gift certificate for Bloomfield Stop & Shop
or Gift certificate for Ginza Japanese Restaurant
or Gift certificate for Thai Palace

July 24:
Gift certificate from Pasticceria Italia
or Gift card from Papa John's Pizza
or Pizza from Bloomfield Village Pizza
or Pizza from Concetta's
or 2 movie passes at Digiplex Destinations

July 31:
One month membership at The Gym at Bloomfield Crossing
(plus, Gym bag, t-shirt, & water bottle)
or $50 voucher for a course/program from Bloomfield Leisure Services

August 7:
Classic manicure @ Milano Salon & Day Spa
or Swedish massage @ Contours Spa & Wellness
or Cutting board from Timeless Stone

August 14 :
Gift certificate for Republic
or Gift certificate for Fresh Farm's Market
or Gift certificate for Carbone's Kitchen

August 21:
Gift Certificate for ONE round of golf for 2+ cart @ Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
or Gift certificate for dance lessons @ Arthur Murray in Bloomfield

August 28:
$50 Visa Gift card donated by Friends of the Bloomfield Libraries
or Kindle Fire (donated by Friends of Bloomfield Libraries)



Reviews
Title
Coming Up from the Down Low
Author
J.L.King
Review
J.L.King is a bisexual Afro-American. In this book, Coming Up from the Down Low, he discusses his as well as other mens' relationships and experiences while living with their wives or significant other while having affairs with men. many gays as well as bisexuals feel that they would be ostracized, blacklisted or even harmed, should they make public their sexual orientation. King asserts that many leaders know that they have gay and bisexual members but find it hard to accept; a perfect example of "don't ask, don't tell."
Personally, while I also think this book is somewhat of a controversial nature.
Rating
Title
The Glass Castle
Author
Jeannette Walls
Review
Well done memoir, but TMI for me (too much info). Horribly dysfunctional family and events. Imagine my concern when I learned my 10 yr-old niece was reading another book by this author after a library search on "horses". Luckily that book is a safe one.
Rating
Title
The Gift of Rain
Author
Tan Twan Eng
Review
Set in WWII Malaya. Wonderful historical fiction with complex cross-cultural themes. Beautifully written.
Rating
Title
The Night Circus
Author
Erin Morgenstern
Review
A mysterious circus that shows up without warning & is open only at night. 2 magicians vie for the ultimate illusion without knowing the consequences.
Rating
Title
Still Life
Author
Louise Penny
Review
First in Armand Gamache mystery series takes place in a small village of Three Pines, Quebec. Who murdered a sweet old lady? Excellent character development and plot twists. Can't wait to read more of the series.
Rating