Prosser Library Program Home Page
Welcome to the Reading Program Home Page. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your Reading Home Page.

   2014 Birth - entering Grade 4       2014 Entering Grades 5-8       2014 High School/Adult   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
12:00 AM
Description
  Pages of a picture book will be mounted around the grounds of the libary between Sept. 18-20; visit with your family to read the story and explore the discussion questions together.  Then, on September 20 at 2:00, meet in the library for a culminating activity that includes story, crafts, explorations, and snacks!
 
Location
Other
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Share special quality time with your young ones.  Sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard and his grab bag of musical surprises and gags.
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Design your own back-to-school pencil case!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
After visiting our StoryWalk on the library grounds from September 18-20, please join us for a culminating celebration at 2:00 in the Community Room that will feature a story, crafts, explorations, and snacks, as well as literacy information for families.
  Fun for all!!
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
hurry down sunshineHurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. "I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to," Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her - her mother and stepmother, her brother and grandmother, and, not least of all, the author himself.  Among Greenberg’s unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary dreams. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.  Book Discussion is 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, September 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will practice using the most popular tools in Microsoft Word 2010, including tables, pictures, and clipart. 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
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
classical music notesThe Sounds of the 21st Century, with Russ Salk. Enjoy the music of contemporary classical composers and learn who they are.
Tonight enjoy the music of British composer George Benjamin,  Renaud Gagneux, a French composer, Kevin Kaska an American composer, arranger, and conductor and some Middle-Eastern composers.

Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.  

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
 Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.  Newborns - school age.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program for our preschool-age friends includes stories, songs, dances, and finger plays, followed by a craft.  Caregivers will learn about ways to incorporate early literacy into reading and play at home.  Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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
Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is a program for middle school girls, in 6th-8th grade, to discuss self acceptance, body image and respect.  Participants will learn from Shakia about building up self esteem of ladies of all ages instead of tearing them down.  You can learn more about this program at the creator's website www.bareboldbeautiful.com.
Join Shakia on a quest to redefine beauty!
Registration appreciated online or by calling 860-242-0041.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Nero WolfeDiscuss the next Nero Wolfe mystery with facilitator Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, second confession book coverprofessor emerita, University of Hartford.   First published in September, 1949, crime boss Arnold Zeck reappears to hound Nero Wolfe  in The Second Confession.  Wolfe is stymied by his own client as he solves the murder of Louis Rony by coercing the assistance of the American Communist Party.  

Copies of the book are available at Prosser.   Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721. 


 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
mona lisaArt Appreciation with Jack Brin, films and conversation.Jack Brin
The High Renaissance, runs for 56 minutes.  It features the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Giorgione, among others.  The 19th century pre-Raphaelites felt that this period was followed by a decline in the quality of art.  They attempted to return to the colors, forms, styules and subjects that were featured during the Renaissance.  See the works many consider the high point in the history of art.  The second film, da Vinci's Mona Lisa runs for 22 minutes.  It explores what many consider the most famous painting in the history of art. 
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, September 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The author of Sharp, David Fitzpatrick will visit Prosser to talk about his memoir.Sharp 
Sharp is the story of a young man who began his life with a loving family and great promise for the future. But in his early twenties, David Fitzpatrick became so consumed by mental illness it sent him into a frenzy of cutting himself with razor blades. In this shocking and often moving book, he vividly describes the rush this act gave him, the fleeting euphoric high that seemed to fill the spaces in the rest of his life. It started a difficult battle from which he would later emerge triumphant and spiritually renewed.  This event is co-sponsored by the library and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
 Children and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for playtime, conversation, and a child-centered program.  Newborns - school age.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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
Location
Offsite
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
4:30 PM
Description

 

Grades 1-8 Ready to play a game of chess?  Players of all skill levels are welcome.  Brief lessons will be offered to beginners.  Chess boards will be provided. 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

bonsaiBonsai is the Japanese art form of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower).

Internationally renowned bonsai artist,  Geoffrey Holmes is a past president of the Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford. and the owner of Berkshire Bonsai, where he grows and maintains 100 bonsai in all stages of development.  Leaarn about this uniquely Japanese art form from an expert.  Registration is appreciated. 

 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
 Ages 6 and under.  Put on those jammies and come relax with some calming bedtime stories.  "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" will help get those little ones ready for bed.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program for our preschool-age friends includes stories, songs, dances, and finger plays, followed by a craft.  Caregivers will learn about ways to incorporate early literacy into reading and play at home.  Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 03, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Ages 4-30 months.  October 3, 17, 31, and November 14.  During these sessions, children and their caregivers will participate in playful activities, such as bouncing, rhyming, singing, & great stories, to enhance early literacy skills.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
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