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Tuesday July 7, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Drop-In Origami Challenge  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Can you complete the origami challenge? Drop in anytime during library hours on Tuesdays for a new origami challenge each week. This self-serve station will feature two origami crafts, an easy one and a challenging one. Earn a prize for each challenge completed!

 

    Location: Storytime Room
   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 July 8, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CONSTRUCTION CLUB*  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

Bricks, bricks, and more bricks! Come and play with the library’s collection of building bricks. Each week Construction Club will begin with a challenge. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore the library’s brick collection to make their own creations that will be displayed in the children’s room the following week. Sponsored through donations and The LEGO® Group.

For grades K to 5. Registration begins June 22. Register here.

*Please note: Due to high demand and limited seating, if you register and cannot make the program without a 24-hour cancellation, you will be removed from future registered weeks for Construction Club.

    Location: Storytime 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

Saturday July 11, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Superhero Training Workshop  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Become a super hero! We will begin by making a mask and a cape. Afterwards, each child will go through superhero training in the form of an obstacle course on the library’s lawn. Training includes Flash Dash, Batcave Crawl, Superman Strength Barbells and more!

For grades Pre-K and up. Registration begins July 1st Register here.

Parental guidance is strongly advised for younger children.

    Location: Community 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tie Dye on the Lawn  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Our annual Tie Dye event is back! 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 an afternoon of fun and creativity.

Rain date: July 20, 2015.

Open to all ages. Registration begins July 1st  Register here.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Francesco Antelmi & His Guitar  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Francesco Antelmi, songwriter, singer, and classical guitarist, began writing songs at age 15 and is a 1987 graduate of the Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. Rossini in Pesaro, Italy. He now lives in Suffield with his wife and works as a nurse.  Francesco is a storyteller and his songs are full of funny characters and controversial topics.  He visited our library about 10 years ago and we look forward to welcoming him back!  Come, relax, and spend an hour enjoying the music of Francesco Antelmi.  Please call 860-627-1495 to reserve your seat!  For  preview of Frank's music, visit youtube.com/user/frankantelmi.

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 14, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Drop-In Origami Challenge  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Can you complete the origami challenge? Drop in anytime during library hours on Tuesdays for a new origami challenge each week. This self-serve station will feature two origami crafts, an easy one and a challenging one. Earn a prize for each challenge completed!

 

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast and handing out free popcorn and juice to enjoy during the movie. Don’t forget to bring extra snacks if you'd like.
Runtime: 76 min    
Rated: G

Open to all ages. Registration begins July 1st  Register here.

 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 15, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CONSTRUCTION CLUB*  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

Bricks, bricks, and more bricks! Come and play with the library’s collection of building bricks. Each week Construction Club will begin with a challenge. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore the library’s brick collection to make their own creations that will be displayed in the children’s room the following week. Sponsored through donations and The LEGO® Group.

For grades K to 5. Registration begins June 22. Register here.

*Please note: Due to high demand and limited seating, if you register and cannot make the program without a 24-hour cancellation, you will be removed from future registered weeks for Construction Club.

    Location: Storytime Room
   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

Tuesday July 21, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Drop-In Origami Challenge  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Can you complete the origami challenge? Drop in anytime during library hours on Tuesdays for a new origami challenge each week. This self-serve station will feature two origami crafts, an easy one and a challenging one. Earn a prize for each challenge completed!

 

    Location: Storytime Room

Wednesday July 22, 2015
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nappy’s Puppets  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Jim Napolitano is a graduate of University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program. He never disappoints with his high-quality shadow theatre presentations and humorous tales. He will be performing stories about Jack. We’ll hear the story of Jack B. Nimble, Jack Horner, Jack and the Beanstalk and more.

For grades K to 5. Siblings are welcome.

Registration begins July 13th  Register here.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CONSTRUCTION CLUB*  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

Bricks, bricks, and more bricks! Come and play with the library’s collection of building bricks. Each week Construction Club will begin with a challenge. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore the library’s brick collection to make their own creations that will be displayed in the children’s room the following week. Sponsored through donations and The LEGO® Group.

For grades K to 5. Registration begins June 22. Register here.

*Please note: Due to high demand and limited seating, if you register and cannot make the program without a 24-hour cancellation, you will be removed from future registered weeks for Construction Club.

    Location: Storytime 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

Friday July 24, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM EXPLORATION OF OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER: GOING UPSTREAM  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The Windsor Locks Library History Group presents a series of programs on the Connecticut River beginning tonight.  The first program in this series features an exhibit and discussion of historic maps and charts from early to recent years that illustrate the political divisions, boundary disputes, proposed improvements to the Connecticut River navigation channel and canals, and the impact of highway and railroad transportation.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

    Location: Community 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The BoxTrolls Movie Event  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing The BoxTrolls and handing out free popcorn and juice to enjoy during the movie. Don’t forget to bring extra snacks if you'd like.
Runtime: 100 min    
Rated: PG 

Open to all ages. Registration begins July 16th Register here.

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 28, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Drop-In Origami Challenge  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Can you complete the origami challenge? Drop in anytime during library hours on Tuesdays for a new origami challenge each week. This self-serve station will feature two origami crafts, an easy one and a challenging one. Earn a prize for each challenge completed!

 

    Location: Storytime Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Henna Tattoo Workshop for Tweens & Teens  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Teens and tweens are invited to a  henna tattoo workshop with Jamilah. Henna is a natural dye derived from a plant. Jamilah uses only natural fresh ingredients to make her henna paste, never commercial dyes.

For grades 5 to 12. Limited to 20 participants.


Registration begins July 16th Register here.
 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 29, 2015
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CONSTRUCTION CLUB*  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

Bricks, bricks, and more bricks! Come and play with the library’s collection of building bricks. Each week Construction Club will begin with a challenge. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore the library’s brick collection to make their own creations that will be displayed in the children’s room the following week. Sponsored through donations and The LEGO® Group.

For grades K to 5. Registration begins June 22. Register here.

*Please note: Due to high demand and limited seating, if you register and cannot make the program without a 24-hour cancellation, you will be removed from future registered weeks for Construction Club.

    Location: Storytime 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
   10:00 AM  -  8:30 PM Drop-In Origami Challenge  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Can you complete the origami challenge? Drop in anytime during library hours on Tuesdays for a new origami challenge each week. This self-serve station will feature two origami crafts, an easy one and a challenging one. Earn a prize for each challenge completed!

 

    Location: Storytime Room
   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 6, 2015
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Drive-in Movie Event!  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

We will be showing The Lorax and designing our very own cars out of recycled cardboard boxes, markers, plates, and more! Our drive-in movie event will be held in the library’s community room. Don’t forget to bring extra snacks if you'd like.
Runtime: 93 min    
Rated: PG 

For grades K to 2.  Limited seating.

Registration begins July 28th Register here.
 

    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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