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   Monday, September 24, 2018
7:30 PM -
The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
John Root will share a power point demonstration regarding crop circle design changes over the last 30 years. These designs show an increasing sophistication and have appeared all over the world. Plant weaving and anatomical changes suggest the workings of powerful and mysterious energies. Interpretations of these formations, many of which appear near sacred sites, will also be discussed.


6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:30 PM -
Nutmeg Book Review
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
We're reading one of the Intermediate Nutmeg Book nominees.
Copies of the book are available at the library. Please pick one up and read it before the meeting.
Registration is necessary.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, Spetember 4 at 2:00 pm.



   Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:30 PM -
Great American Read Book Discussion
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
  The books on the GAR list have been divided by five themes: Who Am I, Heroes, Villains & Monsters, What We Do for Love and Other Worlds.  Our local CPTV station will be showing the following GAR book discussions 10/2 - "Villains and Monsters", 10/9 - "What We Do For Love", and 10/16  - "Other Worlds." At tonight's meeting, I'd like to discuss the books in those three divisions, the themes and the books are on this list. Have you read any of them? Did you like or hate any of them? Then, we'll end the discussion by voting for our favorite title! (You can vote more than once and you don't have to vote for the same book each time!) 


   Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tech Topics Class
Event Location: Seminar Room
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Our Technology Librarian, Laura LaBelle, will be in the Seminar Room upstairs to teach you how to download free e-books, e-audio books, movies and music from our library web site. Please bring: your charged device, your up-to-date South Windsor library card, your email address and your app download password if you need one. We do need you to register at the Information Desk or by calling 860-644-1541. 


   Friday, September 28, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM -
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Monday, October 1, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, October 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, Spetember 4 at 2:00 pm.



12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Booked for Lunch - Roberta Isleib
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Roberta Isleib, aka Lucy Burdette, will be our guest speaker at our first Booked for Lunch of the 2018-2019 season. Her newest book is Death on the Menu, eighth in the Key West Food Critic series. She has written several series: a golf lovers mystery series and advice column mysteries by Roberta, and the Key West series by Lucy. Bring your own lunch; the Friends will provide beverages and dessert. 


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, Spetember 4 at 2:00 pm.



   Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:30 PM -
Frankenstein
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein, is on the list of nominees for the Great American Read. This October is the 200th Anniversary of the book. We're going to combine these two facts by showing the movie Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. This week's CPTV GAR book discussion was on the books they grouped together under the heading of "Villains and Monsters." If you think you know the story, I urge you to read the book before we watch the movie. Who is the real villain? Who is the monster?


   Friday, October 5, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00 AM -
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM -
Teen Scene Saturday
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
6-12 grade
Interactive "Hocus Pocus"
Costumes are not required, but if you wear one, you can get a prize!



   Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, Spetember 4 at 2:00 pm.



6:00 PM -
International Film Series
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Professor Michael DiRaimo returns tonight to kick off our International Film Series. He will lead a discussion after we watch the film. The film will be repeated on Thursday, October 11 at 2pm with a short discussion led by Mary Etter or Sandy Westbrook. The name of our first film will be released soon! Stay tuned and be ready to join us for an interesting evening.


6:30 PM -
100 Books before Kindergarten - Kickoff Party
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Open to all entering Kindergarten in September 2019.

No registration required.



   Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2:30 PM -
Great American Read Book Discussion
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
"What We Do For Love" is the theme of the books discussed on CPTV last night. Let's talk about the books on the list under this theme. And, there's still time to vote for your favorite! (You can vote more than once and you don't have to vote for the same book each time!) 


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets - Beginners
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. LaBelle   8606441541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Grades 3-5

This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity.

Registation is required and begins September 26th. Space is limited.



   Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 PM -
Bride of Frankenstein
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
The Great American Read discussion on CPTV on October 9 was about "What We Do For Love." In the book by Shelley, the monster does ask Frankenstein to build him a wife. I'm sure this movie, starring Boris Karloff, will expand on that idea beyond what occurs in the book. Join us to see. If you haven't read the book, give it a try.


2:00 PM -
International Film Series
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Our first afternoon International Film for the 2018-2019 series will begin with a short discussion led by Mary Etter or Sandy Westbrook. The name of our first film will be released soon! Stay tuned and be ready to join us for an interesting afternoon. Refreshments will be provided.


   Friday, October 12, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM -
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM -
Miss Sarah's Superstar Readers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
This month we are discussing Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sterberg.

Copies of the book are available. Please be sure to read the book before the discussion.

Registration is required.



   Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00 PM -
Children's Program Registration
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Registration for the following programs begins:
     Terrific Twos
     Little Explorers



2:00 PM -
Children's Program Registration
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Registration for the following programs begins:
          Terrific Twos
          Little Explorers
Registration starts at 2:00pm in person and 3:00pm by phone.



   Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM -
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
For ages 4 and up.

Join others who love to build with LEGO bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases, if you want.

No registration is required.



   Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 PM -
Dolmens and Standing Stones
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Geoffrey Whittum describes himself as a Wood Walker. On his many hikes in the woods of New England, New York and Pennsylvania, he began to notice the rocks. Not just any rocks, but rocks stacked, formed, carved and positioned. As he began map the rocks and notice patterns in the stacking, balancing and more, he began to wonder who had done this? Colonists? Native Americans? Glaciers? He eliminated each of these answers. Come this evening to see his pictures and hear his theories. No registration is necessary.


6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 PM -
Nutmeg Book Review
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
We're reading one of the Intermediate Nutmeg Book nominees.
Copies of the book are available at the library. Please pick one up and read it before the meeting.
Registration is necessary.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, Spetember 4 at 2:00 pm.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 pm.



   Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:30 PM -
Great American Read Finale!
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Did you watch the Finale on CPTV last night? We will watch some of the highlights and then discuss this whole process. What did you think of the list? What do you think of the winner? How many times did you vote? Let's talk about it.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets - Advanced
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. LaBelle   8606441541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Grades 3-5

This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity. This advanced class is appropriate for those who have attended 4 or more sessions last year, or have experience with Blockly or Scratch coding.

Registration is required and begins on October 10th. Space is limited.



   Friday, October 26, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 PM -
Origami Club
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact:    8606445404
Ages 5 and up.
You are invited to join the club and learn the ancient art of paper folding.
No registration is required.



10:00 AM -
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Monday, October 29, 2018
3:30 PM -
Halloween Stories and Parade
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5

No registration required.



6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:30 PM -
Frankenstein book discussion
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
You may have noticed that I've been urging you to read the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I hope you have! I'd love to talk about the book and see what you thought. Positive and negative feelings about the book are both welcome. 


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 pm.



   Tuesday, November 20, 2018
2:00 PM -
Children's Program Registration
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Registration for the following programs begins:
     Terrific Twos
     Little Explorers