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Monday September 1, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for the entire Labor Day weekend.  Have a great holiday!

    Location: Library

Tuesday September 2, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 3, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday September 4, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday September 8, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie Afternoons  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing G and PG rated movies, and handing out FREE popcorn in the library’s community room this fall. Feel free to bring in a comfy seat, juice, and extra snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Online registration required

    Location: Community Room

Thursday September 11, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday September 15, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie Afternoons  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing G and PG rated movies, and handing out FREE popcorn in the library’s community room this fall. Feel free to bring in a comfy seat, juice, and extra snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Online registration required

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM STAMP CAMP CARD MAKING WORKSHOP  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Crystal Komora (a.k.a. Super Stamp Girl) will conduct a "Stamp Camp" card making workshop for adults.  Attendees will create 2 cards plus a candy-themed 3D project.

The class is free and limited to 12 participants.  No special creative skills are required for this fun program, just a willingness to learn.  All materials fees will be paid by the library, so we ask that you to call and cancel if you find that you are unable to attend.  

Please note the early start time!

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday September 16, 2014
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Nigeria and England. Join as as we discuss "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday September 17, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club meets this month to discuss Bedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte, by Laura Joh Rowland. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room

Thursday September 18, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Friday September 19, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Dino Foot Tracks!!  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Come and join Bill Fournier for this educational, fun and hands on program. See and touch, some dinosaur footprints and fossils collected from the surrounding areas. Additionally, you will make & keep an air-dry clay replica of a real dinosaur footprint.

For all ages.

Online registration required.

Limited seating.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM HISTORY GROUP: TRACKS IN TIME  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

You are invited to attend this FREE Windsor Locks Library History Group program about the Pre-History of the Local Connecticut River Valley and the environs in which dinosaurs tracked the vast shores, leaving behind "pages" containing their legacy in the strata present along the River's shore and bottom today.

See and touch some Dinosaur Footprints collected from the Windsor Locks/Enfield/Suffield surrounds.  You are invited to bring any that you may have collected, or "suspect they might be" to show and discuss. Also, some other local fossils will be displayed. 

This FREE event is scheduled for Friday, September 19, at 7:00 PM in the Library Community Room (Side entrance), 28 Main Street. Please call 860.627.1495 to reserve seats.

    Location: Community Room

Monday September 22, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie Afternoons  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing G and PG rated movies, and handing out FREE popcorn in the library’s community room this fall. Feel free to bring in a comfy seat, juice, and extra snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Online registration required

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LAUGHTER YOGA  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Brain Hickey of Hickey Healing will lead this demonstration of Laughter Yoga.  Brian will show how voluntary laughter's benefits are similar to those of spontaneous laughter.  Participants must bring their playfulness to this group laughter program to achieve maximum benefits.  Please register by calling 860-627-1495

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 24, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday September 25, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday September 29, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie Afternoons  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing G and PG rated movies, and handing out FREE popcorn in the library’s community room this fall. Feel free to bring in a comfy seat, juice, and extra snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Online registration required

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Brian and Marcey Hickey of Hickey Healing will perform with Tibetan Singing Bowls.  Join us to experience this gong bath to enhance your well-being.  Please register by calling 80-627-1495.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday September 30, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BOBCAT: CONNECTICUT'S SECRETIVE WILD CAT  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Have you ever caught a glimpse of a fascinating and elusive bobcat and wanted to know more?  This free presentation by Master Wildlife Conservationist Gabrielle Murphy will include a PowerPoint display focusing on the natural history, habitat, and behavior of bobcats.  There will even be the opportunity for hands-on learning, with a skull and pelt available for examination.  Limited populations of bobcats exist in Connecticut, with the heaviest populations concentrated in the northwest corner of the state.  Learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.  Call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 1, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday October 2, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Saturday October 4, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Autumn Book Sale  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library's annual autumn book sale will begin today!  Doors open at 10 AM.  There are no previews.  The sale will continue through the month of October.

    Location: Community Room

Monday October 6, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday October 7, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 8, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday October 9, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday October 13, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Columbus Day.  Have a great holiday!

    Location: Library

Tuesday October 14, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM GHOSTLY PHOTOGRAPHS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Paranormal investigator and photographer Julie Griffin has visited reportedly haunted locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania, producing an impressive number of digital photographs featuring images from the spirit world.  Join us for Julie's presentation of an other-worldly series of photographic images and stories of her experiences shooting ghostly photographs.  Copies of her book, Ghostly Photographs: Ghost Stories You can See With Your Own Eyes, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.  Seating is limited.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 15, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

This month the Christie Capers mystery book club begins a new series of selection focused on clergy as sleuths.  They meet this month to discuss Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet,  This series is set in a small English village and features Anglican priest Rev. Max Tudor. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 16, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday October 20, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sitting Qi Gong with Meditation  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Library will host Marcey Hickey of Hickey Healing leading participants in Sitting qi Gong with Meditation.  Participants will learn Qi Gong healing movements while seated.  A 15 minute meditation will follow the end of the session.  Pleas register in advance by calling 860-627-1495.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday October 21, 2014
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to the Solomon Islands. Join as as we discuss "Devil-Devil" by Graeme Kent.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Thursday October 23, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday October 27, 2014
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 AM Not-So-Spooky Halloween  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Wear your Halloween costume and join us for some Halloween fun! We will begin the afternoon by making a spooky snack. Afterwards, we will enjoy our snack while watching Monsters University!

Register online beginning 10/10/14
For grades PreK to 5.
Limited seating.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 29, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Frightfully Fun Night!*  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Come to the library for an evening of Halloween fun! We will begin the afternoon by making a spooky snack. Afterwards, we will enjoy our snack while watching Hocus Pocus!

Register online  beginning 10/10/14
For grades 5 to 12.
Limited seating.

*Brought to you in partnership with the Youth Services Bureau
of Windsor Locks!

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 30, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SET UP AND RUN A SUCCESSFUL ETSY SHOP  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Would you like to sell your art, craft or antique collection online but aren't ready to set up your own website?  Consider tapping into the already booming marketplace of Etsy, an online collection of shops for handcrafted & vintage goods, and plug into a worldwide community of buyers. Kristen Romans, a Lebanon resident, has been a successful Etsy seller for the past 5 years with her jewelry business Silver Ranch, She will present a comprehensive overview on how to set up your own Etsy shop to start your online business. Kristen brings her talent for public speaking and many years of teaching experience to make this a fun and informative program. Bring your questions, a notebook, and your sense of adventure!  Call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday November 3, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday November 4, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 5, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday November 6, 2014
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM After School Kids Club  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Have you ever been to an Elephant and Piggie Party? Come find out at the Windsor Locks Public Library! In November, the library is hosting a Mo Willems bookclub with each week focusing on a different book series by Willems. At each meeting, we will enjoy a snack, socialize with friends, participate in an activity, and complete a take home craft.

For children in grades K to 5.
Limited to 15 participants each week.
Register online beginning 10/27/2014

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday November 10, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday November 12, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday November 13, 2014
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM After School Kids Club  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Have you ever been to an Elephant and Piggie Party? Come find out at the Windsor Locks Public Library! In November, the library is hosting a Mo Willems bookclub with each week focusing on a different book series by Willems. At each meeting, we will enjoy a snack, socialize with friends, participate in an activity, and complete a take home craft.

For children in grades K to 5.
Limited to 15 participants each week.
Register online beginning 10/27/2014

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday November 17, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help your preschooler grow into a reader. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board, and a simple craft or learning activity.

For children ages 3 to 5.
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday November 18, 2014
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Peru. Join as as we discuss "Turn Right at Machu Picchu" by Mark Adams.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday November 19, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM After School Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

This weekly program will feature stories and activities such as, storytelling, a simple craft, flannel board and interactive activities.

For children ages 4 to 8
Children may attend independently (Caregiver must stay in the library)

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club meets to discuss the second novel in a series of mysteries focused on clergy as sleuths.  This month's selection is The Haunted Abbot by Peter Tremayne. This series features Sister Fidelma, a nun in seventh century Ireland. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room

Thursday November 20, 2014
   4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM After School Kids Club  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Have you ever been to an Elephant and Piggie Party? Come find out at the Windsor Locks Public Library! In November, the library is hosting a Mo Willems bookclub with each week focusing on a different book series by Willems. At each meeting, we will enjoy a snack, socialize with friends, participate in an activity, and complete a take home craft.

For children in grades K to 5.
Limited to 15 participants each week.
Register online beginning 10/27/2014

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet new families.

For children ages birth to 2 yrs
Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Time for Twos & Threes  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


A brand new storytime designed for toddlers is now offered in the evenings! Parents and children will sing, read, and make a simple craft or play in a learning activity each week!

For children ages 2 & 3 and their caregivers

    Location: Storytime Room

Tuesday November 25, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Thanksgiving Program  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the library! We will make a special Thanksgiving craft. Afterwards, the library will hand out popcorn to enjoy during the movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Register online beginning 11/10/14
Open to all ages.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 26, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM EARLY CLOSING  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closing early so we can prepare to cook our Thanksgivining dinners!

    Location: Library

Thursday November 27, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.  Have a very happy holiday.  Don't eat too much!

    Location: Library

Friday November 28, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for an extended Thanksgiving holiday.  We will be open on Saturday.  

    Location: Library

Tuesday December 2, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday December 16, 2014
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Greece. Join as as we discuss "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walters.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday December 17, 2014
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

CHRISTMAS PARTY POTLUCK DINNER AND GRAB BAG.  The Christie Capers mystery book club meets to discuss a Father Dowling mystery. the third novel in a series of mysteries focused on clergy as sleuths.  This month's selection is Grave Undertakings by Ralph McInerny. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

In December the group traditionally meets for a longer time to enjoy a potluck dinner, finger foods, desserts, and drinks.  Everyine is invited to bring a wrapped new or used mystery to share in a grab bag.  All those who wish to participate will go home with a mystery to read and enjoy!  Please contact Eileen epearce54@gmail.com or Janet janet.lomba@snet.net to sign up for your dish.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday December 24, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Christmas Eve.  Have a very happy holiday with family and friends.  

    Location: Library

Thursday December 25, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Christmas Day.  Have a very happy holiday with family and friends.  

    Location: Library

Wednesday December 31, 2014
   2:00 PM  -  8:30 PM EARLY CLOSING  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closing early for New Year's Eve.  Happy New Year!

    Location: Library

Thursday January 1, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

    Location: Library

Tuesday January 6, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Monday January 19, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Martin Luther King's birthday.

    Location: Library

Tuesday January 20, 2015
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Brazil. Join as as we discuss "Blood of the Wicked" by Leighton Gage.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday January 21, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK: Mystery Author Susannah Hardy  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Windsor Locks Public Library's Adult Winter Reading Program, along with the Christie Capers mystery book club, welcomes local author Susannah Hardy, whose new book Feta Attraction will be published January 6.  Feta Attrection is the first in a new restaurant-based mystery series that is, according to Barnes & Noble, "overflowing with Greek flavor." , Susannah Hardy is the pen name of Jane Haertel, who grew up in northern New York. She attended St. Lawrence University and has served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Romance Writers of America. She is a member of Sisters in Crime. Jane writes weekly about anything that strikes her fancy at the Writing Secrets of Seven Scribes blog. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband, teenaged son, and Elvira the Wonder Cat.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday February 3, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday February 4, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK: Fantasy Author Jessica Handly  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Author Jessica Barone Handly was raised on tales of the old country and eventually traveled to several European countries to fuel her already fertile imagination.  Her latest novel, Wolfwalker, is the story of Fein, half-human, half wolfwalker.  Jessica's novels are filled with fantistical paranormal characters, including shapeshifters, vampires, strigoi, and magical creatures living in the past and the present.  Fans of fantasy, horror, and paranormal fiction will enjoy her presentation.  Jessica is the second author visiting as part of our 2015 adult winter reading program, Get Cozy with a Good Book.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room

Monday February 16, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM CLOSED  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The library will be closed for Presidents' Day.

    Location: Library

Tuesday February 17, 2015
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Zimbabwe. Join as as we discuss "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun" by Peter Godwin.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday February 18, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club meets to discuss In the Bleak Midwinter, a Rev. Calire Fergusson by Julia Spenser-Fleming.  This is the fifth novel in a series of mysteries focused on clergy as sleuths.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday February 25, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK: Literary Fiction Author Matthew Dicks  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Get Cozy With a Good Book!  If you enjoy fiction with a different twist, join us in welcoming Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of an Imaginery Friend and several other novels.  Specializing in slightly unusual lines, Matthew infuses his novels with quirkiness, humor, and unforgettabe characters that will touch your heart.  Please call 860-627-1495 to reserve your seat.  

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday March 3, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday March 11, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK: Katy Lee, Author of Inspirational Romantic Suspense  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Katy Lee writes suspenseful romances that thrill and inspire.  She believes every story should stir and satisfy the reader—from the edge of their seat. A native New Englander, Katy loves to knit warm wooly things. She enjoys traveling the side-roads and exploring the locals’ hideaways.  A homeschooling mom of three competitive swimmers, Katy often writes from the stands while cheering them on.  She has four published novels with four more to be released in the coming year with her present publisher, Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense. Her acclaimed 2012 release from Soul Mate Publishing, Real Virtue earned an Award of Merit in the Holt Medallion Contest for Best First Book.  Real Virtue was also a finalist for the 2013 Epic Award from the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition.   Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday March 17, 2015
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to India. Join as as we discuss "The God of Small Things" by Roy Arundhati.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Wednesday March 18, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club meets to discuss the sixth in this year's clergy-as-sleuth series of mysteries.  This month's selection is The Day the Rabbi Resigned, an old favorite by Harry Kemelman, a novel featuring Rabbi Small.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 20, 2015
     GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK: Final Day  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

GET COZY WITH A GOOD BOOK ends today, the first day of spring!  We hope that you emjoyed experiencing new fiction genres and meeting with some very talented local authors!

    Location: Library

Tuesday April 7, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday April 15, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Drowning Man by Margaret Coel is the Christie Capers mystery book club's selection for this month.  This series feathures Father John O'Malley, a Catholic priest working on a Navajo reservation. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 21, 2015
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Slovakia. Join as as we discuss "Siren of the Waters" by Michael Genelin.

The Around the World Book Club meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month. We discuss a variety of books that take place in international settings. Please joins us, all are welcome.


Tuesday May 5, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday May 20, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page is the Christie Capers mystery book club's selection for this month.  This series is set in the Boston area feathures caterer Faith Fairchild, wife of a minister. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday June 2, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BookBuggs Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Welcome to BookBuggs, a new kind of book club! Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed, or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. BookBuffs will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call (627-1495) or email Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce for more information.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday June 17, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club will be discussing Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters.  This medieval series features Brother Cadfael, a monk.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club will be discussing Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters.  This medieval series features Brother Cadfael, a monk.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 15, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Christie Capers mystery book club will be discussing Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock.  This series, set in 17th century France, features Charles de Luc, a Jesuit priest.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 19, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

This is the final selection in the Christie Capers mystery book club discussion series featuring religious sleuths.  This month the group will discuss Murder at the Monk's Table by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie.  The series features Sister Helen Mary, a contemporary Irish nun, as the sleuth.  Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!  

 

    Location: Community Room

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