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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Andrew Mellon (28 min)   

The National Gallery (28 min)

Andrew Mellon (1855 - 1937) was a "banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and United States Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 February 12, 1932" according to Wikipedia.  This program is a re-enactment of his attempt to create a National Gallery in Washington, D.C. for which he donated his own private collection.

In the second video Julie Harris is our guide for a tour of the National Gallery.  We can appreciate how art itself can be a trip through time, history, religion, mythology, science, and other disciplines -- if one takes advantage of it.

Join arts enthusiast Jack Brin for this series of films about art and artists at Prosser Public Library on selected Tuesdays at 1:00 PM.   Each film screening will be followed by conversation about the particular artist and/or time period. Registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
6:15 PM
Description
Roberta Tansman, Ph.D. will enlighten participants about the ins and outs of the college admissions process.    This is an important opportunity for parents and students to learn about the college search, campus tours, college interviews, writing the personal essay, and meeting deadlines for every step in the process.  
Roberta Tansman has served as the dean at Bowdoin College and Douglass College of Rutgers University and served as a voting member on their admissions committees.     She taught American history at Wellsley College, and knows the admissions process from the inside out.  Registration is appreciated. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 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, June 01, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Emmylou's stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs changed the sound of country.  Crowell has redefined the genre's  songwriting, penning and performing some of the music's best-loved songs.  Together again, the long-tome band mates and Grammy-winning duo unite their strengths, uniting roots and fresh approaches.  Enjoy this Lincoln Center Local screening of a prerecorded performance.

Major support for Lincoln Center Local is provided by the Oak Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation. 
Registration is suggested. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Seventeen year old Charlie is frustrated by her parents' fighting and bored with her life.  Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic transfer student who brings with her an air of boldness and danger.  The two form an instant connection which becomes ever more complicated by their shared secrets and Sarah's erratic behavior.   Not rated.  In French with English subtitles.  91 minutes. 
See the film and stay afterward for casual conversation and refreshments.  No registration necessary.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
CALLING ALL KNITTERS:
You are invited to "Celebrate Bloomfield" to commemorate KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY.  Bring a lawn chair and your knitting to the front patio of Prosser Public Library and enjoy socializing with other knitters.  
Everyone is welcome, experienced or not.  Knitters will be here to help, share and inspire others. 
In the event of rain, the knitters will gather in the adult reading room of the library. 
No registration necessary. 
Location
Other
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Would you like to learn a craft that is  simple to become skilled in while producing quick, tangible results? Crocheting is a great way to express your individuality while creating something beautiful. Miss Jackie will be teaching the basics of crochet to ages 10 and up at the McMahon Wintonbury library at 11:00.  Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided.  Classes meet approximately every other Saturday.
Registration requested.
Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
12:00 PM
Description

Join area poets to Celebrate Bloomfield with poetry.  Hosted by Tom Nicotera, 14 Bloomfield poets  will read their poems about the town,  followed by an open mic time for any and all poets from the area to read poems of their own selection.


 

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a live performance today by Lisabeth Miller, accompanied by pianist Frank Viola
Lyric soprano Lisabeth Miller is sought after for her musically sensitive and dramatically compelling performances on both the opera and concert stages.  She was a featured soloist with the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Greater Hartford Messiah Sing.  She was the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the University of Connecticut Festival Chorus,  and  debuted with Connecticut Concert Opera in Gianni Schicchi. Miller  is dedicated to singing new music, and has had several pieces composed for her. Included in her concert will be new pieces by Libby Larsen, Tom Cipullo, and selections from contemporary musical theater. She is the artistic director of Hartford Opera Theater, and director of music at Old St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Bloomfield, CT. 

Judith Lang Zaimont: After early success as a concert pianist, she found her true passion was composing. She has written over 100 works that have been played in many countries around the world. Her compositions have been performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has composed 3 symphonies and a chamber opera, and has won numerous competitions and many honors.

Stephen Paulus has been commissioned to compose pieces by both the New York 
Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1973, he was co-founder of the American 
Composers Forum. Central to his works is a dramatic sensibility making use of "lively textural contrasts and striking juxtapositions."

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, June 07, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Tonight's special guest is the daughter of author Rex Stout.  She will bring stories of her family experiences tonight.  Rebecca Stout Bradbury will speak about her father, and her mother, Pola Stout, who is celebrated in her own right for her textile designs.  
Join Nero Wolfe enthusiast, Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, professor emerita at the University of Hartford to to welcome tonight's guest speaker. 
  Registration is appreciated.  
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

At  At tonight's presentation, given by staff at the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, participants will learn:

Th  The Mission of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities;   
A Brief History  of CHRO;    
and The Organizational Structure of CHRO

    FILING THE COMPLAINT WITH CHRO

   Who can file a Complaint;   When do you file a Complaint;     How do you file a Complaint;     Where can you file a Complaint

    WHAT TO EXPECT ONCE YOU FILE A COMPLAINT

    Case Assessment Review (CAR);  Pre Answer Conciliation;  Mandatory Mediation;  The Investigation;     Public Hearing

   THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN FILING A COMPLAINT

    Retaliation; Remedy; Prose filing and/or legal representation;  The role of CHRO

   Presentations will be given by Pekah Wallace, Regional Manager at CHRO and two other staff members.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  Registration is appreciated.

Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 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
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 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 Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Erik Larsen puts his mastery of penning parallel narratives on display as he tells the tale of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine, building an ever-growing sense of dread as the two vessels draw closer to their lethal meeting.

Larson's latest work of narrative non-fiction uses historical records, letters, and journal entries to tell the story of Unterseeboot-20 and its captain Walther Schwieger, the crew and passengers aboard the luxury transatlantic liner the Lusitania, and the political buildup to World War I.

By piecing together how politics, economics, technology, and even the weather combined to produce an event that seemed both unlikely and inevitable, he offers a fresh look at a world-shaking disaster.




 



Location
Adult Reading Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy creating a special summer craft!
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The Peanuts Movie (2015).  Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Running time 1 hour, 28 minutes. Rated G.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public 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

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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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