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Wednesday April 22, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reflexology  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

The ancient art and science of reflexology is growing in popularity as a means of relieving the stress caused in our daily lives by the hectic pace and the unrealistic expectations of the world that we now live in.  Reflexology has been shown in research studies to relieve stress, help manage pain and inflammation in the body, assist immune function, circulation and more. Regina Grossman, a lifelong Connecticut resident and Professional Reflexologist, will introduce the audience us to this alternative therapy that is suitable for all ages.

The application and the effect of the therapy are unique to each person.  After completing a series of reflexology sessions for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well being.  Reflexology is a non- invasive therapy without the side effects associated with some conventional pain relievers.

Regina Grossman received her training in the well-known Laura Norman Method of reflexology in New York City.  She practices at the Chi Center at Chiropractic Care of East Granby and has lived in Bloomfield for the past 30 years.

Please call 860-627-1495 to reserveyour seat.  Seating is limited.

 

    Location: Community Room

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

3/05, 3/19, 3/26, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14

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.

Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room

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

Spring Dates: 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 5/04, 5/11

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 21⁄2 to 4.

Caregiver participation required.

    Location: Children's Room

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

Welcome to BookBuggs, a casual book review and discussion group with lots of opinions and even more smiles! 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. BookBuggs meets 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 6, 2015
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM METEOROLOGIST ART HORN: THE WEATHER OF OTHER WORLDS  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Over the last 50 years we have sent unmanned probes to all of the planets and many of the moons of our solar system. It has been an era of unparalleled discovery. Venus and Mars, the two worlds closest to Earth, could not be more different from each other. Venus is a broiling hot pressure cooker with air so heavy it can crush a car flat and melt lead, while Mars is a frozen wasteland where there is just a whisper of an atmosphere. Both have bizarre weather, some a bit like Earth, some alien and strange. Amazingly it turns out that some of the most interesting weather is on the moons orbiting the giant gas planets of the outer solar system! Some of these worlds have some unexpected and strangely familiar weather while others have nothing in common with Earth weather at all. Join Meteorologist Art Horn for a fascinating exploration of the weather in other worlds, a stimulating and educational hour that you will never forget. It is truly out of this world!  .  Maybe this past winter wasn;t really as bad as we thought!  Please call 860-627-1495 to reserve your seat.  Seating is limited and registered attendees will be seated first.

 

    Location: Community Room

Thursday May 7, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/05, 3/19, 3/26, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14

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.

Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room

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

Spring Dates: 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 5/04, 5/11

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 21⁄2 to 4.

Caregiver participation required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday May 12, 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
   

In 2013 Jacqueline Masumian published a memoir, Nobody Home, about her childhood with a difficult mother and eventually confronting 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.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday May 14, 2015
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Movers  
    Contact: Gabby Sobilo   860-627-1495   gsobilo@libraryconnection.info
   

3/05, 3/19, 3/26, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14

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.

Caregiver participation required

    Location: Storytime Room

Monday May 18, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Curse: Author Robert Steele on Casino Gambling  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

Robert Steele is the author of The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town, a fact-based  novel set against the explosion of casino gambling in Connecticut during the 1990's.  Mr Steele, former congressman and garduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, will discuss the expansion of casino gambling precipitated by the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and recent efforts to build a casino in North Central Connecticut.  His book has been described by WBZ's Dan Rea as "compelling and timely...a riveting story of history, money, and politics that will make you wonder where America is heading.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.  Seating is limited.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday May 20, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Christie Capers Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Eileen Pearce   860-627-1495   epearce@libraryconnection.info
   

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

 

    Location: Community Room

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday June 17, 2015
   6:30 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 Pawsitivly 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 fianlist 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

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

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

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

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

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 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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