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A Virtual Annual Friends Meeting and Salad Luncheon
June 10 at 12:45pm
 Guest Speaker - State Historian Walt Woodward
The Annual Meeting of the Friends will begin at 12:45pm to discuss the past year, vote on new officers and any other business that is necessary. You will need to make a salad for your own enjoyment and join us by ZOOM. Our guest speaker will begin his presentation at 1pm. You MUST call 860-644-1541 or email to register. If you can't use ZOOM, please call Mary or Sandy W.


We are reopening the book sale at the Library June 22, 2021 (Tuesday) 9 AM - 6 PM operating once per week on Tues. with no appointment necessary. All COVID protocols in effect at the Library will be observed at the book sale. For the safety of all, the number of people in the Friends Sale Room will be limited. Additional shoppers will need to wait their turn to go into the sale room when available. No book sale donations are being accepted at the Library at this time until our inventory is reduced.
Comedy Film Series
Virtual discussion via ZOOM Tuesday June 8 at 7:30pm
 Our film this month is Moonstruck starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. This 1987 movie was directed by Norman Jewison. It’s the story of Loretta Castorini who finds herself falling in love with the brother of her fiancé. Cher and Olympia Dukakis both won Academy awards for their work in this film. Nicolas Cage was nominated for the award as well. The American Film Institute included Moonstruck in its 2000 list of the Top 100 American Funniest Movies. The library has multiple copies and it is available on Prime video. Please call 860-644-1541 to register and receive the ZOOM link.
A Virtual Annual  Friends Meeting and Salad Luncheon
June 10 at 12:45pm
 Guest Speaker - State Historian Walt Woodward
The Annual Meeting of the Friends will begin at 12:45pm to discuss the past year, vote on new officers and any other business that is necessary. You will need to make a salad for your own enjoyment and join us by ZOOM one more time. We’re looking forward to the time when we’ll be meeting in person again! Walt Woodward will discuss his latest book Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State! He’ll be telling the story (and he’s a great story teller!) of how past events and people played crucial roles in molding the culture and character of our state. From the first presence of the Dutch, through witch hunts, Nathan Hale, Mark Twain and Irish immigration, Woodward will help us see the history of Connecticut in a new way. Books will be available for purchase from the Friends and Walt will sign bookplates. Call 860-644-1541 or email to receive the ZOOM link.
South Windsor Library Unraveled
     June 16 at 7:00pm via ZOOM
Please join us for a monthly evening of knitting, crocheting, spinning, and sewing. If you don’t knit or craft, don’t worry! We’re a book club too! Please call 860-644-1541 or email to register with your email address so we can send you the ZOOM invitation. We’ll be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Our book this month is Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. You don’t need to read the book to attend.
The Happy Cookers
June 17 at 6:30pm, rain date June 24
Pot Luck Picnic
We’ll be meeting outdoors! Bring your favorite picnic goodies to share with the group. There will be hand sanitizer and the library has tongs if we/you need them. We can discuss how we’ve survived the past 15+ months and what we want to do now. Bring some ideas of cooking themes you’d like to try and we’ll decide whether we want to meet during the summer. Please call 860-644-1541 to register.
Summer Reading for Adults will begin 6/21 and continue until 9/3
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join our

Summer Safari
Please register at the Information Desk upstairs. You will receive a Safari Map and a list of suggested titles. You do not have to read from the list, nor do you have to read books from the library. There are 10 stops on the map. If you read 1 book, that counts as 1 stop. Fill in your map and you will receive a small prize and will earn a chance to win our Grand Prize. Happy Trails!

Registration for our adult virtual programs can be done by emailing:

Please use the Subject: Program Registration and include in the message:
1. Program Name and Date
2. Your Name
3. Your Phone Number
4. Your email address

*We will send you the link for the virtual program the day before or day of the event.*
You may register for more than one program in a single email, but please include the Program Name and Date for each one. 
Unless the program description indicates otherwise, you may register up to two hours before the program.

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Race: the Power of an Illusion - Parts 1, 2, and 3 are now archived on the town website under G Media.

 To watch the archived video of the January 11 discussion of Part 1- The Difference Between Us, the February 8 discussion of Part 2- The Story We Tell, and the March 31 discussion of Part 3 - The House We Live In, please go here.
 Additional information and Resources can be found at the companion site:
Although the documentary can no longer be viewed on Vimeo, the Library owns two dvd copies, available for 3-week loan.  Please call us at 860-644-1541 or place a Hold online to reserve a copy.

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