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Monday November 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Bouncing Babies is a storytime for prewalkers up to 15 months old and includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Lovers  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah               

In love we find out who we want to be.

In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Books available at the circulation desk

    Location: Fiction Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Artists  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

This art class for 2-5 year olds focuses on the process rather than the end result. Kids will experiment with different media such as crayons, paint, chalk, and markers.

Registration is required.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come in anytime during open hours to complete a fall themed drop-in craft! No registration necessary.

    Location: The Children's Room
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Early closing  
   

The library will be closing early today for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open 10:00am - 5:00pm today.

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Busy Bees  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Busy Bees is a storytime for 2 - 3 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Spaces is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

The library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day


Friday November 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come in anytime during open hours to complete a fall themed drop-in craft! No registration necessary.

    Location: The Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dancing Feet  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

We sing, dance, and use props and instruments in this fun-filled music & movement program!

Ages 1-5. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Bouncing Babies is a storytime for prewalkers up to 15 months old and includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Advanced Coloring Book  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Last Monday night of every month.

Come join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. Bring your own book or choose from one of ours. Colored pencils and markers provided.

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Busy Bees  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Busy Bees is a storytime for 2 - 3 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Spaces is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Wild Wednesday: Paper Plate Marble Maze  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Using a paper plate, tape and pipe cleaners, create a maze the size a marble can fit through. Challenge your friends to complete your maze!

Ages 7-12. Registration required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   860-582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW NIGHT*

Night Owls is a storytime for 3-5 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: The Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitalong Night  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Every Wednesday of every month  at 6:30. Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. Crocheters and other needle crafters also welcome.

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddlertime  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Toddlertime is a storytime for walkers 9 - 24 month olds (with an adult). Stories, nursery rhymes, music, movement and playtime. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Meet Santa  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

Take a picture with Santa, and receive a special gift from Santa and his elves, and a treat bag from the library. Then, head downstairs to complete a fun holiday craft and enjoy juice and cookies. This FREE family event does not require registration.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the volunteers from the Terryville High School LEO Club.

    Location: Main Library

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Bouncing Babies is a storytime for prewalkers up to 15 months old and includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   2:00 PM Mason Jar Night Lights  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Judy Pollack will show you how to make a Mason Jar Nightlight. All materials included for this FREE program! What a great Christmas gift!

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Busy Bees  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Busy Bees is a storytime for 2 - 3 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Spaces is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Wild Wednesday: Building Block Party  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! Display your designs in the children's room for the whole month!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is not required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   860-582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW NIGHT*

Night Owls is a storytime for 3-5 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: The Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitalong Night  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Every Wednesday of every month  at 6:30. Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. Crocheters and other needle crafters also welcome.

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddlertime  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Toddlertime is a storytime for walkers 9 - 24 month olds (with an adult). Stories, nursery rhymes, music, movement and playtime. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Thematic Book Club: Out to Sea  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   860-582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

In December, the Thematic Book Club returns! This book club has a similar theme over the course of a few months. December's theme is Out to Sea: Sea Monsters. The book club includes excerpts from or entire books being read, book discussion, snack and activities! No reading required before the meeting. Ages 6-10. Registration required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   2:00 PM The Ghosts of Chippeny Hill  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

This program has been postponed until February, date will be announced soon!

Forgotten legends, mysteries, monsters and stories of Chippeny Hill. Chippeny Hill now modernized as “Chippens Hill” is at the corner of Harwinton, Bristol and Plymouth. It was notorious for the activities of the Revolutionary War’s Tories and Sons of Liberty. Some apparently never left the area.  The Monster of the Marsh, ghostly images from Todd Hollow and orbs seen near the site of a former colonial dam, mysteries, and ghostly specters of villagers unaware of the 21st century at Lamson Corners are among the fascinating tales from Town Historian Judy Giguere's latest book. 

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee: Double Feature  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come join us for a showing of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NR; 30 minutes) followed by a showing of Prep and Landing (TV-G; 30 minutes)!

Bring a friend to join you and a blanket to sit on! We will supply popcorn.

All ages. Registration required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Bouncing Babies is a storytime for prewalkers up to 15 months old and includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dancing Feet  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

We sing, dance, and use props and instruments in this fun-filled music & movement program!

Ages 1-5. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Busy Bees  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Busy Bees is a storytime for 2 - 3 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Spaces is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Wild Wednesday: Duct Tape Stocking  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Choose one of our awesome duct tape designs, and create a Christmas stocking!

Ages 6-12. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   860-582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW NIGHT*

Night Owls is a storytime for 3-5 year olds. This program includes stories, movement and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Miss Jessica is the storytime leader.

    Location: The Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitalong Night  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Every Wednesday of every month  at 6:30. Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. Crocheters and other needle crafters also welcome.

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddlertime  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Toddlertime is a storytime for walkers 9 - 24 month olds (with an adult). Stories, nursery rhymes, music, movement and playtime. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Space is limited. Parents must remain with child during storytime. Miss Elise is the storytime leader.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library  
    Contact: Cathy Paskus   860-583-3111   N1HDJ@yahoo.com
   

 

 This meeting is open to the public and new members are always welcome. See what the Friends of the Library are all about and how you too can help.

    Location: Booktique
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Booktique Book Sale  
   

New and used books for sale. All proceeds benefit the Terryville Library.

    Location: Booktique

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:40 PM The Polar Express  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come join us for a showing of The Polar Express (G; 100 minutes)! Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring a blanket to sit on. We will supply the hot cocoa and cookies!

All ages. Registration required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Wild Wednesday: Christmas Ornaments  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Using beads and pipe cleaners make your very own Christmas ornament, just in time to hang it on your tree!

Ages 6-12. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitalong Night  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Every Wednesday of every month  at 6:30. Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. Crocheters and other needle crafters also welcome.

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Friday December 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dancing Feet  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

We sing, dance, and use props and instruments in this fun-filled music & movement program!

Ages 1-5. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Stop by any time the library is open to complete a fun craft in the Children's Room!

    Location: The Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie Matinee: Arthur Christmas  
    Contact: Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come join us for a showing of Arthur Christmas (PG; 98 minutes)! Bring a friend to join you and a blanket to sit on! We will supply the popcorn.

All ages. Registration required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

The library will be closed in observance of Christmas


Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Library Closed  
   

The library will be closed in observance of Christmas


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Stop by any time the library is open to complete a fun craft in the Children's Room!

    Location: The Children's Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Wild Wednesday: Book Tasting  
    Contact: Miss Elise   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Come for the snacks, stay for the books! Looking for a new book to read? Sample a variety of titles and genres while you chow down on some delicious snacks. Don't forget your library card. You may just find your next perfect read.

Ages 7-12. Registration is required.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitalong Night  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

Every Wednesday of every month  at 6:30. Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. Crocheters and other needle crafters also welcome.

 

    Location: Main Library Upstairs

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Stop by any time the library is open to complete a fun craft in the Children's Room!

    Location: The Children's Room

Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Stop by any time the library is open to complete a fun craft in the Children's Room!

    Location: The Children's Room

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft  
    Contact: Miss Elise or Miss Jessica   (860) 582-3121   tplchild@biblio.org
   

Stop by any time the library is open to complete a fun craft in the Children's Room!

    Location: The Children's Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Lovers  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian sitting idly a few miles north, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the captain, Stanley Lord, who was sleeping in the chartroom below, but Lord did not come to the bridge. Eight rockets were fired during the dark hours of the midnight watch, and eight rockets were ignored. The next morning, the Titanic was at the bottom of the sea and more than 1,500 people were dead. When they learned of the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but pursued by newspapermen, lawyers, and political leaders in America and England, their terrible secret was eventually revealed. The Midnight Watch is a fictional telling of what may have occurred that night on the SS Californian, and the resulting desperation of Officer Stone and Captain Lord in the aftermath of their inaction.

Told not only from the perspective of the SS Californian crew, but also through the eyes of a family of third-class passengers who perished in the disaster, the narrative is drawn together by Steadman, a tenacious Boston journalist who does not rest until the truth is found. David Dyer's The Midnight Watch is a powerful and dramatic debut novel--the result of many years of research in Liverpool, London, New York, and Boston, and informed by the author's own experiences as a ship's officer and a lawyer.

    Location: Fiction Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fiction Lovers  
    Contact: Lisa Bower Courtney   860-583-4467   lbcourtney@biblio.org
   

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

Books available at the circulation desk

    Location: Fiction Room

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