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Wednesday May 27, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HERITAGE WEEK: ITALIANS IN WINDSOR LOCKS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Mickey Danyluk, former curator of the Noden-Reed House and local history expert, presents the history of Italians in Windsor Locks.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday May 28, 2015
   6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM 1st Annual Heritage Week Showcase  
    Contact: Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Windsor Locks Middle School and the library will be hosting the first Annual Heritage Week Showcase.

The children’s room will display projects from 6th-grade student’s research on historical places of Windsor Locks.

Stop in, to VIEW their WORK!

Open to all ages.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HERITAGE WEEK: GENEALOGY: EXPLORING YOUR ROOTS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Amateur genealogist Bob Pearce, member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and long-time researcher, will discuss the process of researching your family tree using resources such as local records, Internet research, the Mormon Library, the National Archives, and international listservs.  Bob has traced his ancestry back to King Edward I in one line!  Discovering your roots is a fascinating process.  If you are interested in finding out who you are and where you came from, this mya be the place to start.

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 29, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HERITAGE WEEK: AUTHOR & POET NANCY MANNING  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Windsor Locks High School alumna (calss of 1981) Nancy Danyluk Manning has successfully published a book of 50 poems (Amethyst Garden) and a young adult novel (Undertow of Silence).  Join this Windsor Locks native for a book talk and signing.  Manning currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.

    Location: Community Room

Monday June 1, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's 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

Thursday June 4, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Saturday June 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM SPRING BOOK SALE  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Our annual spring book sale will be held on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 10 AM.  The sale will feature hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books, videos, and more.  Most prices range from 50 cents to $2.00.  All proceeds benefit the library.  The sale will continue through the month of June.  Please call 860-627-1495 with questions.

    Location: Community Room

Monday June 8, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Thursday June 11, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday June 15, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday June 17, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM THREE NEW ENGLAND MYSTERY AUTHORS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Calling all mystery lovers!  The Windsor Locks Public Library welcomes cozy mystery authors Liz Mugavero, Edith Maxwell, and Barbara Ross, a group of New England writers who will present a lively discussion of mystery, mayhem, and the ups and downs of being a mystery author.  Mugavero is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries.  The first book in her series, Kneading to Die, was nominated for an Agatha Award for best first novel.  Maxwell is the author of several mystery series, inlcuding the Local Foods Mysteries and the historical Carriagetown Mysteries under her own name, and the Lauren Rousseau mysteries under the pseudonym Tace Baker.  Her short crime fiction, Just Desserts for Johnny, was recently nominated for an Agatha Award for best short story.  Ross pens the Maine Clambake Mystery Series.  Clammed Up, the first in her series, was nominated for an Agatha Award and a Romantic Times award, plus was a finalist for the Maine Award for Crime Fiction.  What a great way to kick off a summer of reading and relaxing, New England style!  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.  Seating is limited.

 

    Location: Community Room

Thursday June 18, 2015
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM ANNE CANADEO - AUTHOR OF BLACK SHEEP KNITTING MYSTERIES  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Anne Canadeo is the author of the charming Black Sheep Knitting mystery series, featuring Maggie Messina.  She also writes Thomas Kincade's Cape Light and Angel Island series (writing as Katherine Spencer). Canadeo will discuss her latest Black Sheep mystery, The Postman ALways Purls Twice (published April 28, 2015).  In this 7th in the series, Maggie Messina's yarn shop in Plum Harbor, MA becomes the setting for a big budget Hollywood movie featuring A-list stars and lots of glamour.  Once filming begins, though, accidents abound on set until finally one cast member meets their maker.  Maggie and her crew crew of avid knitters investigate, hoping to unravel the killer's deadly plot before any more murders can happen.  Mystery lovers and knitters alike wil enjoy meeting Ms. Canadeo and sharing her adventures in writing and knitting.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday June 22, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Thursday June 25, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday July 6, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday July 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

Thursday July 9, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday July 13, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday July 15, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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

Thursday July 16, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday July 20, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Thursday July 23, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday July 27, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Thursday July 30, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Tuesday August 4, 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 August 10, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Thursday August 13, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Monday August 17, 2015
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17

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

  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday August 19, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mystery Author Roberta Isleib  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Roberta Isleib is not only a wonderful mystery writer, but a clinical psychologist as well.  Writings as herself, Roberta is author of the Cassie Burdette golf mystery series (written in part to justfy her own love of golf) and the Advice Column mysteries featuring Dr. Rebecca Butterman.  She is also currently working on the Key West Food Critic mysteries under the name of Lucy Burdette.  The latest Key West mystery, FATAL RESERVATIONS, is due out on July 7, so what better time could there be to meet this award-winning New Jersey-born author?  Come ands join our Christie Capers group in welcoming Roberta Isleib to the Windsor Locks Public Library! 

 

 

    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 20, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20

Little Movers is one to one fun with your little one with songs, stories, American Sign Language, bubbles, and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your child and meet new families in the area.

  • For children ages 6 mo. to 2yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Tuesday September 1, 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 September 16, 2015
   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 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

Tuesday September 29, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM THE ART & JOY OF WRITING MEMOIR WITH AUTHOR JACQUELINE MASUMIAN  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Have you ever considered writing about a significant event in your life to hand down to your children or having your story published?  In 2013 Jacqueline Masumian published a memoir, Nobody Home, about her childhood with a difficult mother and her eventually confrontation with a dark family secret. Ms. Masumian will read a short chapter from her book and discuss the fascinating process of writing memoir for publication or for preservation of family histories.  Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing at the program.  Aspiring memoirists won't want to miss this program!  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday October 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

Wednesday October 21, 2015
   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 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

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