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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Night at the Museum

Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Nero WolfeDiscuss the next Nero Wolfe mystery with facilitator Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, Three Doors to Death book coverprofessor emerita, University of Hartford. 

Tonight, discuss Three Doors to Death(1950) in which three cases bring perplexing challenges to Nero Wolfe, as a man unsuccessfully attempts suicide just before he is killed, a murder victim's family hides the identity of the killer, and a horticulturist discovers his girlfriend's body. 

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
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Teen Book Board 2014
Location
Children's Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Art Appreciation with Jack Brin, films and conversation.Jack Brin
The primary form of European art is painting on canvas, and the individual practitioners are celebrated as artists.  These are not features of Islamic art.  What can be found, then, in common with art of the west?  The answers are architecture, relief, mosaics, illumination, and geometric figures.  One more feature can be found based on Arabic script.  Calligraphy has been developed to an art form in its own right. 
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, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
book cover imageExploring Literary Translation

Dr. Snyder translated The Housekeeper and the Professor from Japanese into English for publication in the United States in 2009.  Learn about the challenges and art of translating stories from one language to another.  Dr. Snyder will also discuss  his experience  in working with author, Yoko Ogawa.
Dr. Snyder is theKawashima Professor of Japanese Studies at Middlebury College in VT.  

This is the final event for this year's ONE BOOK ONE BLOOMFIELD.  Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 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 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Jeffrey EngelPre-performance opera talk for the Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts.
Learn about Georges Bizet's Carmen, based  on a novella by Prosper Merimee.  It is the steamy melodrama of the ill-fated gypsy temptress and her desperate lover.  The Met live broadcast is on Saturday, November 1.

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
Wednesday, October 29, 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 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Special Effects Makeup Oct 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 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 30, 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, October 30, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description

LaptopIn this class, participants will learn how to navigate Microsoft Word 2010 and open/save a document, as well as get an overview of its most popular tools. 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
Friday, October 31, 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

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 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
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Teen Book Board 2014
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 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, November 05, 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, November 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
One of our favorite musical groups, Two Right Feet, will return to entertain children with music, movement, and stories.  Best suited for ages 2-5.
Location
Children's Room
Library
McMahon Wintonbury Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 05, 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, November 05, 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, November 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
rosesProsser Public Library and the Dun-Land-Woods Garden Club are co-sponsoring Fun with a Dozen Roses, a floral design program with Louise Pastormerlo, the Flowersmith. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Agriculture, her experience in floral design includes retail, wholesale and various levels of educational instruction. 
Enjoy a discussion about the care and handling of roses and what to look for when purchasing them.  See these special designs prepared: a Rose Topiary Pair,  a Gatherer’s Basket, a European Hand-tied Technique for Vased Roses, Pretty Maids All in a Row and Cobbles and Corners.  Cut flower food packets will be distributed to all attendees.  Please register online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.  All finished designs will be raffled off. 
The library and Dun-Land-Woods Garden Club present tonight's flower arranging demonstration.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 06, 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, November 06, 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, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Gossamer WingsProsser Public Library presents Gossamer Wings, a concert by a talented trio of local musicians who perform Brazilian, folk, jazz, and popular songs.
Caroline Jestin (vocals), is a professional singer who has performed in the Hartford area for over 35 years. Classically trained at Hartt, she performed in classical recitals for 20 years before she found a home singing popular songs with other like-minded musicians.
 
Scott Mitchell (guitar), began playing the guitar in elementary school. He went on to study classical guitar for 3 years and brings his talent to jazz, rock, folk, Brazilian, and popular music. In addition to Gossamer Wings, he plays bass guitar with the Preiser & O'Brien band.
 
Mark Shapiro (clarinet), studied at the Hartt School, played in his high school band and orchestra and performed in the Connecticut All-State Band, the All-State Orchestra, and the All-Eastern Band. He picked up the clarinet again a few years ago and is currently a member of six musical groups in the area.
Registration is appreciated, online at www.prosserlibrary.info or by calling 860-243-9721.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
film cover

Prosser Public Library presents Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? a film from Taiwan. In this lighthearted yet poignant comic story, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage when his wife, Feng wants a second child. When he encounters a man from his past homosexual life, Weichung begins his quest for true romance.   In Mandarin with English subtitles the film runs for 106 minutes.  No registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Prosser Public 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.
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.
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