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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Discuss: Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol, by Nell Painter (1996)
Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women. She is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet what is remembered of her consists more of myth than of historical fact.

In this masterful blend of scholarship and sympathetic understanding, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter goes beyond the myths, words, and photographs to uncover the life of a complex woman who was born into slavery and died a legend. No one who reads Painter's groundbreaking biography will forget this landmark figure and the story of her courageous life.

This is session three in a four part series on the post Civil War period. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. In recognition of this significant period in our history, and the long reach of the war's influence on our society today, the library is offering this book and film discussion series. Registration is appreciated. Copies of the book will be available at the library one month prior to the discussion date.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Drop-in the McMahon Wintonbury Library any time during this session to learn about the Adult Literacy Program and sign up for classes.

The Adult Literacy Program offers small group reading and writing classes held at the McMahon Wintonbury Library. Classes are available to members of the
Bloomfield and surrounding communities, and include basic computer skills instruction.

The Adult Literacy Program is a partnership between Prosser Public Library and the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford.

Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time
3:45 PM
Description
New 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, May 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Bloomfield artist Stanwyck Cromwell will speak about Caribbean art, and its relevance to art in multicultural America. Enjoy a visual kaleidoscope of this artist's rich and abundant memories of his native Guyana as expressed in his art. Caribbean American Heritage week is the first week in June. Join the conversation in color and appreciation for colorful Caribbean art.
Registration is appreciated.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Strengthen and deepen your poetry writing skills! Includes in-class writing and discussion. You may register for one,or both, dates.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG; 102min.
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Meet Devon Harris, Jamaican Olympic athlete and author. Harris is one of the athletes featured in the film Cool Runnings. In his book, Keep on Pushing: Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings, Devon Harris shows how life's challenges can be overcome with desire, drive and persistence. He is also author of a book for children: Yes, I Can.

This event is part of Celebrate Bloomfield and will be held at the Bloomfield High School Auditorium. Devon Harris's visit to Bloomfield is sponsored by the Prosser Public Library, the Bloomfield Public Schools and the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries. Books for sale and autographs to follow!
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Postponed from February, come learn about the Chinese New Year. We'll share stories, make a craft, practice using chopsticks, and write Chinese characters. Participants will take home some special items at the end of the program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 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, June 04, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this class participants will learn about basic computer hardware and how to use a mouse, as well as get a basic introduction to Microsoft Windows 7. Classes will be held in the Prosser Public Library Community Room and each participant will use a library laptop. Please register, as class space is limited.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Bring a lawn chair, and join the knitters on the front patio of Prosser Public Library. New members of all ages and experience are welcome to drop in and join this group of knitters for today's special gathering. Knitters will guide one another with creative new projects or tinkering with an old one. If it rains, knitters will be in the adult reading room.

Celebrate Bloomfield and Knit In Public Day!

No registration required.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 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, June 06, 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

The program has not started yet but will begin on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Important Messages
Join us for Every Hero has a story! our summer reading for children birth through entering Grade 5! Have fun, and earn prizes!

Children keep track of the time spent both reading and being read to, and earn a prize for every four hours, up to 16 hours. All reading counts: reading can be done anywhere, and using any format. Enter book titles to count towards the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge.

You may enter your reading minutes beginning June 27.

If you have any questions, please call or stop by the children's room: 860.242.2972 --

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