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Monday July 28, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday July 30, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


For children of all ages and their caregivers. This weekly program will feature stories and a variety of activities such as, storytelling, crafts, flannel boards and interactive activities.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday July 31, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

Friday August 1, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Tie-Dye Program  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

For all ages

Join us for an afternoon of tie-dye on the library’s lawn. All you need to do is bring something you want to dye (like a t-shirt, socks, pillowcase, etc.) and we'll supply the dye. Bring your friends and enjoy a morning of fun and creativity.
Rain date: Aug 8, 2014.

Sign Up Here! (Only sign up child participants.)

    Location: Lawn

Tuesday August 5, 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

Thursday August 7, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ice Cream Social Summer Finale*  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

For all ages

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with ice cream! Drop in anytime between 6:30pm and 7:30pm to decorate and eat your ice cream. Don’t miss out on this exciting event.


*Only opened to registered Summer Reading Program participants.

 Sign Up Here!  (Only sign up child participants.)

    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 14, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

Tuesday August 19, 2014
   6:30 PM Around the World Book Club  
    Contact: Beth Morrill   860-627-1495   bmorrill@libraryconnection.info
   

This month we venture to Chile. Join as as we discuss "The Dancer and the Thief" by Antonio Skarmeta.

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 August 20, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AUTHOR LAURA BRADFORD (ELIZABETH LYNN CASEY)  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Did you know that Laura Bradford, who writes Amish mysteries, also writes the Southern Sewing Circle series under the name Elizabeth Lynn Casey AND that she is also a romance author?  It is always a pleasure to host this talented and versatile writer at our library! smiley  This evening Laura will introduce the latest books in both of her current series and discuss her writing career.  Mystery and romance fans, aspiring writers, and else anyone looking for an enjoyable evening with a charming author should plan to attend.  Copies of Laura's books will be available for sale and signing after the program.  Everyone is welcome!  (Spoinsored by the Christie Capers Mystery Book Club).

    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 21, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

Thursday August 28, 2014
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bouncing Babies  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   (860) 627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday September 1, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's Room

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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


For children of all ages and their caregivers. This weekly program will feature stories and a variety of activities such as, storytelling, crafts, flannel boards and interactive activities.

    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, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

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

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday September 10, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


For children of all ages and their caregivers. This weekly program will feature stories and a variety of activities such as, storytelling, crafts, flannel boards and interactive activities.

    Location: Children's Room

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

Bouncing Babies, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

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

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's 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 Family Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   


For children of all ages and their caregivers. This weekly program will feature stories and a variety of activities such as, storytelling, crafts, flannel boards and interactive activities.

    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
   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, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

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

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's Room

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


For children of all ages and their caregivers. This weekly program will feature stories and a variety of activities such as, storytelling, crafts, flannel boards and interactive activities.

    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, a storytime for ages birth to 2, is one to one fun with your baby with songs, stories and fingerplays. Afterwards, enjoy playtime with your baby and meet other families.

    Location: Storytime Room

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

For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. This interactive story time will feature stories, finger plays, flannel board activities, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

    Location: Children's 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

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

Tuesday October 14, 2014
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 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
   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

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.


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

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  -  7:30 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 a book TBA. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 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

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

This month's Christie Capers mystery book club selection is is Grave Undertakings by Ralph McInerny. This popular series features Father Dowling, a contemporary American Catholic priest, 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

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 Mystery Author Susannah Hardy  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

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 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.


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.


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.


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