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Tuesday May 3, 2016
   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 4, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FINDING BRASS VALLEY: AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   
Finding Brass Valley, a Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished.  Join the Windsor Locks History group for a slide show, talk, and book signing by author / photographer Emery Roth II.

They called the steep valley of Connecticut’s Naugatuck River "Brass Valley.”  From the time the world began running on steam and bearings, trolleys and soot, the Naugatuck Valley came to be where most of the world’s brass manufacturing happened. Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry (Schiffer Books, 2015) is a book of pictures and stories about how it all happened. 

Ansonia Copper & Brass was the last descendent of Anaconda American Brass. It operated in historic buildings on historic properties using equipment, some of which went back to the 19th century. With Wright Brothers era technology they made metal tube for 21st century submarines until the factory closed for good in December, 2013. The book’s photographs catch the men and equipment in all stages of production.

The book tells at least three stories. First is the story of the last working brass mill, of the men and the machinery used to cast, extrude, and process the metal. Second are the stories of how Brass Valley came to be, what it was, and how we changed in the process. Finally, there is the story told by the pictures of the men and communities that made Brass Valley and the culture that we call the American Dream.

The talk is accompanied by vivid photographs of Brass Valley from the book and others taken more recently.  The author will shares experiences and discoveries made while taking photographs of Brass Valley, a place in time that has not quite vanished.

Questions and answers and signing of books will follow the presentation.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday May 5, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bouncing Babies (6 mo. to 18 mo.)  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5

Bouncing Babies 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 18mo.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Movers (19 mo. to 24 mo.)  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5

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 19 mo. to 24mo.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Storytime Room

Friday May 6, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Explorers: Read, Write, Learn, Play, Grow  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/13

Little Explorers is a hands-on workshop for little ones and their caregivers. During each session, children will be introduced to learning activities that will focus on pre-literacy skills to help your child get ready for school! Activities will rotate each session, which may include a rice table, brick table, playdough and much more!
  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Saturday May 7, 2016
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring Outside The Lines Spring Garden Edition  
    Contact: Kristen MacLeod   860-627-1495   kmacleod@libraryconnection.info
   

Do you have worries, tension, or anxiety in your life? It has been proven that coloring, at any age, has meditative qualities and reduces stress.  Bring calmness to your hectic life, and breathe in that warm Spring air!   Join us for our Spring Garden Edition of Coloring Outside the Lines in the Windsor Locks Library Community Room on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1-3 PM. Get ready for a relaxing afternoon of coloring for Adults, and tap into your inner creativity!  We will provide different designs to color along with colored pencils.  Register for this program here or call the Windsor Locks Public Library at 860-627-1495.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday May 10, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Junior Explorers: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Jump on the learning STEAM train in a hands-on workshop for children and their caregivers! During each session, children will be introduced to fun learning activities that will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Activities will rotate each session, which may include an iPad station, brick table, and much more!

  • For children ages 3 to 6
  • Siblings are welcomed.

Registration begins April 26th.  REGISTER HERE!
 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday May 11, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM CONSTRUCTION CLUB  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Children in grades K-5 are welcomed to join us for an evening of brick building fun. Each month we will focus on a different 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 April 27. Register HERE!
 

    Location: Community Room

Friday May 13, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Explorers: Read, Write, Learn, Play, Grow  
    Contact: Miss Gabby   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/13

Little Explorers is a hands-on workshop for little ones and their caregivers. During each session, children will be introduced to learning activities that will focus on pre-literacy skills to help your child get ready for school! Activities will rotate each session, which may include a rice table, brick table, playdough and much more!
  • For children ages 2½ to 4yrs.
  • Siblings are welcomed.
  • Caregiver participation required
    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday May 17, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Junior Explorers: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Jump on the learning STEAM train in a hands-on workshop for children and their caregivers! During each session, children will be introduced to fun learning activities that will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Activities will rotate each session, which may include an iPad station, brick table, and much more!

  • For children ages 3 to 6
  • Siblings are welcomed.

Registration begins May 3rd.  REGISTER HERE!
 

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday May 18, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM AUTHOR SADIE HARTWELL  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

You are invited to meet Sadie Hartwell, author of the new Tangled Web Mysteries series. Jane Bush Haertel, known best to her fans as Susannah Hardy, author of the flavorful Greek to Me Mysteries, will present a fascinating evening featuring anecdotes and background on her new series.  Yarned and Dangerous, the first in the series,  is set in a Connecticut yarn shop called Miss Marple Knits and will appeal to knitters and non-knitters alike.  The author will have copies of her books available for sale and signing at the program.  Please register ahead of time, since seating is limited.

    Location: Community Room

Monday May 23, 2016
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Weird Science Club  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

Topic: Bubbleology Do you think you can make a square bubble?.

Discover how cool science can be with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments at the Weird Science Club.

For grades 3 to 5

Registration begins May 9th  REGISTER HERE!
 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday May 24, 2016
     ONE OF WINDSOR: AUTHOR BETH CARUSO  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Author Beth M. Caruso will present a PowerPoint presentation detailing her research on the Connecticut Witch trials, on which she based her historical novel, One of Windsor.  Copies of her books will be available for sale and signing.  More information will be available soon.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday June 4, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM SPRING BOOK SALE  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Visit our annual spring book sale and stock up on summer reading.  Thrillers, classics, romances, mysteries, cookbooks, history, self-help, fitness, and more will all be available for your shopping pleasure.  Hardcover books for children and adults, paperbacks, DVDs and music CDs will be on sale, with most prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.  Why not pick up a library tote bag or one of our fund-raising cookbooks while you're here?  We appreciate all of the support the community has given us in the past, and right now we need it even more.  Mark your calendars and stop down!  The sale will continue through the month of June.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday June 7, 2016
   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 15, 2016
   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 A Fatal Grace, an Armand Gamache mystery.  This wonderful series is set near Montreal, Canada.  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 21, 2016
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM VINTAGE SUMMER BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Introducing a new book discussion club, just for summer!  The "Vintage" Summer Book Club will meet on the 3rd Tuesday in June, July, and August.  Plan to bring a brown bag lunch and we will provide drinks and dessert.  "Vintage" books are not historical fiction.  They are novels written years ago that were significant at the time of publication and that still resonate with today's readers.  Copies of each book will be available for check out a month before each meeting.  

Our first vintage selection for June is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) by Agatha Christie.  This Hercule Poirot mystery, which launched Christie's career as a best-selling author, was one of Agatha Christie's own favorites and many consider it to be Christie's masterpiece.  It was voted best crime novel of all time by the British Crime Writers' Association in 2013. According to Goodreads it was "a landmark in the mystery genre. It was in the vanguard of a new class of popular detective fiction that ushered in the modern era of mystery novels. "

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd offers a full complement of characters that populate the cozy English village of King's Abbot: Major Blunt, Colonel Carter, Miss Gannett, the nervous butler, the housekeeper, the narrator, Dr. Sheppard, and his know-it-all sister (the precursor of Miss Marple, according to Christie), and, of course, the brilliant Hercule Poirot, who has retired to King's Abbot to garden. When a widow commits suicide, rumors about murder, blackmail, and an affair with Roger Ackroyd abound.  When Roger Ackroyd himself is found murdered in his locked study, there are numerous clues with  to mislead the reader and so many red herrings (or not) that the very simple truth eludes the puzzler. 

Join us for this 3-part summer book discussion series.  Please register in advance (if you can't make all the meetings you are welcome to register for 1 or 2) so we can plan on enough copies of each novel.  Call Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce at 860-627-1495, email epearce@libraryconnecton.info, or click on the link below to register online by May 15, 2016 to sign-up.  Additional meetings will be held on July 19 and August 16.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 5, 2016
   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 July 19, 2016
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM VINTAGE SUMMER BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Join us for a meeting of the "Vintage" Summer Book Club.  Plan to bring a brown bag lunch and we will provide drinks and dessert.  "Vintage" books are not historical fiction.  They are novels written years ago that were significant at the time of publication and that still resonate with today's readers.  Copies of each book will be available for check out a month before each meeting.  

Our second vintage selection is A Tree Grows in Booklyn (1943) by Betty Smith.  According to Amazon.com's description, this poignant, honest novel "created a quite a stir when it was first published in 1943. Smith's frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humor and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old.   The story centers on Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, who has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. "

Join us for the remainder of this 3-part summer book discussion series.  Please register in advance (if you can't make all the meetings you are welcome to register for 1 or 2) so we can plan on enough copies of each novel (available about 1 month before the meeting).  Call Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce at 860-627-1495, email epearce@libraryconnecton.info, or click on the link below to register online by June 20.  Latecomers will be welcome, but we may not have enough copies of the book.  Our last meeting will be held on August 16.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 20, 2016
   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 Bellows Falls, an Joe Gunter mystery set near Brattleboro, Vermont.  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 August 2, 2016
   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 August 16, 2016
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM VINTAGE SUMMER BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Join us for the third and last meeting of the "Vintage" Summer Book Club.  Plan to bring a brown bag lunch and we will provide drinks and dessert.  "Vintage" books are not historical fiction.  They are novels written years ago that were significant at the time of publication and that still resonate with today's readers.  Copies of each book will be available for check out a month before each meeting.  

Our last vintage selection is So Big (1924) by Edna Ferber.  So Big was the winner of the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for literature and ?is widely regarded as the masterwork of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics including Show Boat, Giant, Ice Palace, Saratoga Trunk, and Cimarron.  So Big is a rollicking panorama of Chicago's high and low life at the turn of the 20th Century. Following the travails of gambler's daughter Selina Peake DeJong as she struggles to maintain her dignity, her family, and her sanity in the face of monumental challenges, this is the stunning and unforgettable “novel to read and to remember” by an author who critics of the 1920s and 1930s did not hesitate to call… the greatest American woman novelist of her day” (New York Times).  

Join us for the last meeting of this 3-part summer book discussion series.  Please register in advance (if you can't make all the meetings you are welcome to register for 1 or 2) so we can plan on enough copies of each novel.  Call Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce at 860-627-1495, email epearce@connecton.info, or click on the link below to register online.  Please register early so we can get books for everyone!

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 17, 2016
   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 Murder in Chelsea, a gaslight mystery by Victoria Thompson.  This mystery is set in New York City in the 1890's..  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 6, 2016
   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 21, 2016
   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 a book to be announced  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 4, 2016
   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 19, 2016
   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 a book to be announced  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 November 1, 2016
   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 16, 2016
   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 a book to be announced  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 6, 2016
   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 December 21, 2016
   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 a book to be announced  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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