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WINTER POPS! Concerts 2018
Please join us for our free Saturday concert series! This year's series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, has been expanded to four evenings:
   January 20 - Jiayi He String Quartet, featuring an internationally        acclaimed harmonica virtuoso
   January 27 - Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters - the best of bluegrass
    February 3 - Lynn Knapp with the Lou Bocciarelli Trio - smooth jazz
    April 21 - The Survivors Swing Band - dancing encouraged!
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7.
E-BOOK CLASSES IN JANUARY: Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, & RBDigital/OneClick
Learn how to download free ebooks, e-audio books, movies and music
Tues. 1/9/18, 2:00-3:30; REPEATING Wed. 1/24/18, 6:30-8:00 
Class will be in the Board Room on ground floor. 

Space is limited; please call Reference Department to register.  
BRING: 1.) charged portable device (tablet, Kindle, phone, etc.), 2.) up-to-date library card 3.)  app download password for your device. 
US Post Office Processing New and Renewal Applications at the Library
On Saturday, February 10, we will again participate in a program to make the process of applying for a new or renewed U.S. Passport more convenient than ever!  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., USPS employees will be in our Friends Room to accept and process first-time and renewal passport applications. The usual fees apply, and individuals must bring appropriate documentation. The Library has a supply of application forms and information about proper identification and costs. Applicants may bring new passport photos or may have them taken at this session for an additional $15. For more information, please call us at 860-644-1541 and ask for the Reference Librarian.
When the Library is closed due to inclement weather...
Overdue fines are not charged for days that the Library is closed.  Book drops remain open.
In case of special closings,  information about our hours and any program changes that may result is posted to our website first. Local television and radio stations are contacted, but may broadcast the information with a delay.
If you are unsure about venturing out in bad weather and do not see any special notices, call the Library at 860-644-1541 to be sure we are open before leaving home.
We're delighted to report that Otis Elevator has replaced the door motor and relays in our elevator and it is now back in service! We're grateful to the Town Public Buildings Division for attending to this issue quickly.

Please note---The door closing speed is now set to allow adequate time for someone who cannot move quickly to safely enter or exit. We hope this will provide a more comfortable experience for all of our patrons.
NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online

Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!

Practice Driving Tests
For your convenience, the library now has a charging station for your mobile devices. There are five bays that can be individually locked and unlocked by a code known only by you. You just need to have your power cable with you.  It can also be used as a safe place to keep your laptop if you need to leave the library for a short time.   Ask at the Information Desk for instructions.
Coming to See an Exhibit at the Library? Don't be disappointed!
The Library is glad to provide many exhibit spaces used to display the talents of members of our community.  Most exhibits are here for a full calendar month. 
During the school year in particular, our meeting rooms are also used for gatherings of local organizations (as well as Library programs).  These "one-time events" are often scheduled with very little notice and are not part of the Library's monthly calendar.
If you are coming to see an exhibit in a Library meeting room, please call us at 860-644-1541 to be sure the room will not be in use when you arrive. 
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