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Upcoming Events
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Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
See this Lincoln Center Local screening of a pre-recorded performance of GO BACK HOME,  a concert by Audra McDonald.  Lincoln Center Local partners with Prosser Public Library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center's finest performances to your neighborhood.  Audra McDonald, an unparalleled performer - a winner of five Tony and two Grammy Awards, takes center stage to sing her favorite songs in tonight's screening. 
Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation. 
Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Karl Jenkins was born in Penclawdd, South Wales. He studied composition at the University of Wales, Cardill, and the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has a varied background in popular music, jazz, and classical music.  Jenkins is known for Adiemus, The Armed Man and his Requiem.

Toru Takemitsu is a Japanese composer who approaches the Western traditions from outside. His music asks the listener to abandon expectations of rhythmic or melodic progress, but also usually avoids reference to classical traditions of Japanese music.

Paul Schoenfeld was born in Detroit. He composed his first piece at the age of 7. He has lived in both Israel, where he once lived on a kibbutz, and the United States. His works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, and the Haifa Symphony. He has won numerous awards and grants. He often employs Hassidic themes and rhythms in his music. 

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, May 03, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Faith Usher talked about taking her own life and even kept cyanide in her purse. So when she died from a lethal champagne cocktail in the middle of a high society dinner party, everyone called it suicide-including the police. But Nero Wolfe isn't convinced-and neither is Archie. Especially when Wolfe is warned by four men against taking the case. Deception, blackmail, and a killer who may have pulled off the perfect crime.it' s a challenge Nero Wolfe can't resist.

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
Tuesday, May 03, 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, May 04, 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

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Date
Wednesday, May 04, 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, May 04, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Let's celebrate the moms we love with a sweet craft project for Mother's Day! All supplies are provided.

For all ages. No registration required.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

FOLLOW-UP to the March 23rd Deliberations!  Come to Prosser to

Join Us via Livestream for A Public Voice 2016!

Making Ends Meet, the NIFI issue guide on economic security, opportunity, and inequality, was published in December 2015.  As of March 31, there have been more than 175 in-person and online forums on this issue.  Prosser hosted  deliberations on March 23, 2016.  On the closely related issue of Health Care Costs, NIFI also had nearly 100 forums in 2015-2016.

Those numbers are, quite simply, amazing-- proof that the NIF network is vibrant and ready to engage on timely issues!

These individual forums are impressive on their own, but we know that part of the impetus for participating in NIF is the chance to contribute to a larger national conversation. Kettering has been analyzing forum transcripts, moderator responses, participant questionnaires and online forum data as it's come in, and we're now ready to offer some early insights into the national thinking on these two issues.

NIFI will be doing this reporting to policymakers in Washington DC at the National Press Club, Thursday, May 5 from 10 am - 12:30 pm EDT.  Please join us at Prosser Public Library to view the event.

The Library will be livestreaming the entire event so you can hear the NIFI report, and they want to hear from you! They will be live-Tweeting the entire meeting, and want you to add to the conversation-- to let them know if the themes they heard were present in the forum at Prosser on March 23, if there was anything unique that needs to be added, and any questions you might have for elected officials.

How Should We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity?

For many Americans, the recovery from the 2007 recession, a recovery that officially began in 2009, feels very remote, or nonexistent. Even as the stock market surges and millions of jobs have been created, they see a very different picture. Many Americans still believe in the basic notion that anyone who works hard should be able to support a family and get ahead. What can we do to make that happen?  

At Tonight's Public Forum, three options will be deliberated by participants:

Create New Opportunities

Strengthen the Safety Net

Reduce Inequality

Deliberations will be led by Bernie Stein, a moderator for over 10 years for the National Issues Forum Institute an offshoot of the Kettering Foundation. NIFI developed the background materials and format for this public forum.  Based in Dayton, Ohio, the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that serves to promote public deliberation and coordinate the activities of the National Issues Forums network.

The forum is limited to 15 participants, who upon registration will receive a 20 page "Issues Guide" to prepare for the discussion.  

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
FREE CONCERT by the Hartt School guitar students! The concert will feature solo and ensemble works.

The Guitar Department at The Hartt School University of Hartford is the oldest guitar program in the country. Graduating its first member in 1968, its students have won or been finalists in major guitar competitions including the Guitar Federation of America, Music Teachers National Association, American String Teachers Association, and Alirio Diaz Competition.

Hartt graduates hold or have held teaching positions at William and Mary College, University of Tennessee, University of Idaho, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, The Hartt School, University of Central Florida, Louisiana Tech University, University of Connecticut, and Assumption College to mention but a few.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
WRITE POEMS IN RESPONSE TO ART!

"Ekphrasis and the Everyday:  Poetry Inspired by Visual Art"
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Looking for a new path to success? Consider participating in the Precision Manufacturing Program at Manchester Community College.  Come to the library to learn more about the opportunities available from Ed Dombroski.  Participants in the program have been very successful in finding jobs in CT. Financial aid and assistance are available.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Based on true events, Marie's Story  recounts the life of a young girl born deaf and blind and the courageous journey of the nun who helps her learn to communicate with the world around her.  Set at the turn of the 19th century, fourteen year old Marie is brought by her parents to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for the deaf.  There idealist Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and vows to bring the girl out of darkness.  Running time 94 minutes.  In French with English subtitles.  Not rated.  A film by Jean-Pierre Ameris.  
See t he film and stay for casual conversation afterward.  
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy creating a Mother's Day craft!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Chess boards will be out. Come test your skills and learn some new strategies. Bring your friends and family.

Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's, by John Robison
John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent evenings drunk. No wonder he gravitated to machines, which could be counted on. His savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS, for whom he created their legendary fire-breathing guitars. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world.--From publisher description.

Book discussion sponsored by the library and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Copies of the book are available at Prosser one month prior to the discussion date.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Harvest of Sorrow (101 min) is a biography of Sergei Rachmaninov in his own words, with home movies, and a liberal sampling of his music.  He is best known now as a composer, but he was also a conductor and marvelous pianist.  His first success was one of the Five Pieces, Opus 3 for which he was paid 400 rubles.  It was his famous, or infamous, Prelude in C # minor, written when he was almost 19 years old.  For the rest of his career as a pianist, audiences insisted that he play it, as a part of the program or as an encore.  The work overshadowed most of his major output.  Some time later, after his first concerto and first symphony had been excoriated by critics, he went into a deep depression, which almost ended his composing career.  The Hartford Symphony will perform the first concerto and second symphony on May 12 - 15, and his wonderful Symphonic Dances on June 9 - 12.

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, May 10, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In 1943, nearly one thousand European refugees from eighteen different countries set out on a journey for asylum in the United States.  Accompanying them was Ruth Gruber, who with the backing of the United States government, was made a simulated General to escort the refugees on their secret mission across the Atlantic from a port in Italy to a camp in Oswego, New York - a dangerous endeavor that carried the threat of Nazi capture with each passing day.
While on board the ship that was to transport them to America, Gruber recorded the stories of the refugees, and she presents them in vivid detail here. The result is a poignant and engrossing story of suffering under Nazi persecution and bravery in the face of the most overwhelming of circumstances.

Originally produced as a television movie in 2001.
Based on the book by Ruth Gruber.   Rated PG-13.

Join Edee Tenser to see the film and discuss it, for Holocaust Remembrance.  
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 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
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist by William R. Maples and Michael Browning

From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, Dr. William Maples can deduce the age, gender, and ethnicity of a murder victim, the manner in which the person was dispatched, and, ultimately, the identity of the killer.  In Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from the baffling cases of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Vietnam MIAs to the mysterious deaths of President Zachary Taylor and the family of Czar Nicholas II.





Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
WRITE POEMS IN RESPONSE TO ART!

"Ekphrasis and the Everyday:  Poetry Inspired by Visual Art"
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015).  Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. 

Running time 2 hours, 15 minutes.  Rated PG-13.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 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

If you registered for this program last year, you will need to re-register this year. If you have already registered this year, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. If you need any assistance, please contact the children's room at 860.242.2972

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.

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 registration 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.
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