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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, December 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Teen Book Board 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
FILM COVERArt Appreciation with Jack Brin, film and conversation.Jack Brin
Lust for life is the story of Vincent van Gogh, starring Kirk Douglas as van Gogh and Anthony Quinn as Gauguin.  In the film, Douglas bears an excellent likeness to van Gogh.  Anthony Quinn later claimed that during filming he felt as though he were 'in communication' with Gauguin.  The film, in brilliant color, features many of van Gogh's paintings and the actual locales where they were created.  The film runs for 2 hours & 10 minutes.
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, December 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Warm up from the cold with a gingerbread celebration!  We'll share gingerbread-themed stories and crafts and decorate gingerbread cookies.  Yum!!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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, December 03, 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. 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
Wednesday, December 03, 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
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

writing imageCalling all writers in search of other writers!
Area writers looking for a group are invited to the meetings.    Members give feedback, support and encouragement to one another at twice monthly meetings, usually on the second and fourth Thursdays.  Join in and make this group your own.  Writers of fiction, essays, stories, nonfiction, plays, or poetry may meet to share work, provide one another with inspiration, support, and ideas.  This is a self-directed group.

Location
Staff Room (Lower Level)
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
electric grid


Learn about the challenges with placing intermittent electric power sources on the grid from Dr. Ulrich Decher,  a retired nuclear engineer, with forty years experience designing and managing projects for nuclear power reactors.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description

The AuctionProsser Public Library in Bloomfield presents The Auction, a film from Canada.   Directed by Sebastien Pilote, the film is in French with English subtitles and runs for 111 minutes.  A man of few words, Gaby manages his family's farm - Buchard & Sons - on his own, despite his advancing age. With his two grown daughters living in the city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surround him, eschewing modern technology and most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to share news that she's finally getting divorced and in desperate need of money in order to keep the home where she and her children live, Gaby's quiet life begins to move in a new direction. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he'll makes decisions he never intended for the sake of those closest to him.  No registration necessary.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
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
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Free Pizza while supplies last!
Registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Jean SibeliusATTENTION SIBELIUS LOVERS! On Dec 8, 2015 Sibelius will be Jack Brin, speaker150 years old. To look forward to this momentous event, Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield will begin the celebration on Monday December 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.   Jack Brin will show his video biography of Jean Sibelius, originally produced in 1978.

The biography looks at the man and his music from birth, through his musical evolution, into his long retirement, and ends with his death on Sept 20, 1957. Part one covers the years of nationalism, culminating in the famous Finlandia of 1899. Sibelius also wrote his first symphony in 1899.   It was the collection of seven symphonies that brought him to international fame. Part two of the biography includes excerpts from all the symphonies as well as all other major works written during this phase of his career. By the time of his retirement his fame was such that he was considered by many to be on the order of Beethoven and Brahms. Be there on Dec 8, his 149th birthday to enjoy this program. It is replete with quotes, anecdotes, and wonderful music. Jack Brin is a retired mathematics professor who enjoys sharing his love of music. Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Gift Making Day 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Happy Holidays E-CardGo green this holiday season with electronic greeting cards (e-cards)! Participants will learn how to create and send holiday greeting e-cards to friends and family. Bring email addresses for your e-card recipients to class. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.
 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Sound of New England ChorusSound of New England Chorus is a group of more than forty women from central Connecticut and southern Massachusetts who love to sing barbershop music. The chorus was founded in 1993, and since that time, the chorus has won first place in the regional contest several times, qualifying them to compete at the international contests. The group’s director since 1993 has been Marion Devokaitis, a designated "Master Director" in the Sweet Adelines organization.

Twenty of the chorus members will present tonight’s concert.  Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
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, December 10, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Jeffrey Engel, lecturerPre-performance opera talk for the Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts. 
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy about a group of Renaissance 'master singers' whose song contect unites a city.   The Met live broadcast will be shown on Saturday December 13.
Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian and teacher at Northwestern Connecticut Community College for the 2014 - 2015 Metropolitan Opera pre-performance lectures.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Happy Holidays E-CardGo green this holiday season with electronic greeting cards (e-cards)! Participants will learn how to create and send holiday greeting e-cards to friends and family. Bring email addresses for your e-card recipients to class. Each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 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
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

stonehengeJoin Paul Stacy, retired professor of film and English at the University of Hartford, for tonight’s exploration of film treatments of the mysterious and historic landmark, Stonehenge.   Perhaps as many as 70 movies have Stonehenge scenes, some even filmed on location. They range from the serious, such as King Lear and Tess, to the comic, or horror, science fiction and even rock-n-roll concerts. Film clips and commentary. Registration is appreciated, at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2014
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury 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.
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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.
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