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When you are eligible, sign up on the following pages:


ECHN - https://www.echn.org/covid-19-vaccination-resources/
Connecticut -
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TAX FORMS ARE HERE!
We have received 2020 federal tax forms. They are available on tables just inside each entrance to the Library. Because our supply is limited and we may not receive more, please take only one set of forms and instructions.
Public Libaries will NOT be receiving  2020 CT Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets.


FIND AND PRINT 2020 FEDERAL TAX FORMS HERE
OR ORDER BY PHONE: 1 (800) 829-3676

FIND AND PRINT 2020 CT TAX FORMS HERE
OR ORDER BY PHONE: (860) 297-5962


Please call the Reference Department at 860 644-1541 if you need assistance getting tax forms.

Opening Doors to Understanding: Social Justice and Racial Equality series
Race: The Power of an Illusion Part 3 - The House We Live In
A Virtual Discussion March 8, 7:30p.m.
We’re continuing our series with Race: The Power of an Illusion, a three-part documentary series produced by California Newsreel that investigates the idea of race in society, science and history.  Please watch Part 3 - The House We Live In on Vimeo before the discussion on March 8 (You must call the library to get a code number and instructions so that you may watch the DVD at no charge. If you received your code in time for the first part of the series, you should use it to access the video this month, as well.)  Tanya Livingston and Terry Robinson will serve as moderators. Tanya is “a bringer of information that fosters race amity and unity. “ She has collaborated with the Race Unity Circle of Poughkeepsie, NY as a facilitator; is a co-presenter for a “Holding up the Mirror: Implicit Bias and You” course at Vassar’s Life Learning Institute and is a founding member of the Courageous Conversations group of Bridgeport, CT . Currently, Terry is a board member of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and the Connecticut Coalition for Race Amity.  He is a sustainability manager for Otis Elevator, and has been a resident of Manchester for 30 years.
 To watch the archived video of the January 11 discussion of Part 1- The Difference Between Us and Part 2- The Story We Tell, please go here. 

OTHER UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:

Comedy Film Series Tuesday March 9 at 7:30pm via ZOOM We'll be discussing Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis; directed by Billy Wilder. This 1959 black-and-white comedy is about two musicians who witness a murder and dress in drag; hoping to escape from the gangsters who committed the murder. The movie is considered to be one of the best movies of all time, receiving 6 Academy Award nominations. It is also considered to be the "nail in the coffin" for The Hays Code, a code that would have prevented this movie from being produced. Call 860-644-1541 to register and receive the ZOOM link.

"Enchanted Gardens" with speaker Jana Milbocker Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00pm
Co-sponsored by The South Windsor Garden Club and The South Windsor Public Library
Via ZOOM, Jana Milbocker will lead us on an armchair tour of some of the best public gardens and hidden gems of the Northeast. We will learn about each garden's history, horticultural highlights and special events that will inspire us to plan our own visit or try some new plantings! Jana is a garden designer, speaker and author. She combines horticulture, design and travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. She loves to visit gardens and share her trips through her books, photos and blog. She has published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast and The Garden Tourist's New England. She is the owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in the Boston area. You must register for this program by calling 860-644-1541 or by emailing sandyw@libraryconnection.info. You will receive a link to the presentation by email.

South Windsor Library Unraveled Wednesday March 17 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 knoonan@libraryconnection.info to register with your email address so we can send you the ZOOM invitation. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Our book for this meeting is Inland by Tea Obreht. Copies are available at the library.

The Happy Cookers Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm via ZOOM - This month we're cooking with Vegetables although your recipe does not have to be vegetarian. Just to add a little twist - pick a vegetable that you've never used before! Go shopping, pick a recipe from a cookbook or the internet. Show your dish off at the meeting, tell us how it tastes, where you found the recipe and if it was easy or hard to make. You may send your recipe to Sandy at sandyw@libraryconnection.info and I will share all the recipes with the group. Please register by email to Sandy or by phone so that we can notify you how to join us. If you are already a member of this group, you will receive the ZOOM link automatically.

LET'S KEEP OURSELVES SAFE - A SHORT VISIT CAN BE SAFER
We are glad to be open to the public, but we still need to be cautious!  If your visit to the Library is "just to pick up a book on Hold,"                                  
PLEASE CALL AHEAD AND ARRANGE A CURBSIDE PICK-UP RATHER THAN COMING INTO THE BUILDING. 
Call 860-644-1541 if you are picking up materials from the Adult Department and 860-644-5404 if you are picking up materials from the Children's Library.  We will explain where to pick up  your items when you call.  Our book drops remain open for all returns.
FRIENDS BOOK SALE UPDATE ~ NO SALES UNTIL SPRING
NO SALES, BY APPOINTMENT OR DROP-IN VISIT  Since our existing stock has filled all of our storage space, NO DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.  We appreciate your continued support. Please check for updates regularly - we hope to reopen soon!

STORMY WEATHER ON ITS WAY...
Call before visiting the Library!
Spring is close, but winter isn't over yet! If storms are forecast, or if it's snowing, we'd like to remind you that it's a good idea to call the Library (860-644-1541) to be sure we're open before you visit.  If our answering machine greets you or no one answers, the building is not yet open for the day.
  • If you have received a notice that you have "Holds Available," please leave a message with your name and phone number so we can contact you for a curbside pick-up appointment.
  • If you have items to renew or to request, you can also leave a message. We'll need your contact phone number and library card number to process the request.
  • If you are concerned about items that are due, please note that overdues are not charged for days the Library is closed.  Our book drops remain open for returns when it is safe to venture out.

TEMPORARY LIBRARY CARD
Click HERE to apply for a temporary card.

South Windsor residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and access some online sources.  If you do not visit South Windsor Public LIbrary to complete the registration process within 3 months, this account will be deleted.  Please bring proof of residency, such as photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the Library and we will then provide you with your physical Library card.
THE LIBRARY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PLEASE NOTE OUR SPECIAL HOURS
LIBRARY HOURS:  MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
                              TUESDAY and THURSDAY 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.


Using the Library will be different during the continuing pandemic restrictions:
     *  Staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks at all timesPlease be aware that the Library is a Town building and State fines for failure to wear a mask properly while in the building apply. Gloves will be in use for certain tasks.  Masks and gloves will be available for library patrons who arrive without them.
     *  If you are unable to wear a mask while using the library, we will offer to bring your materials outside while you wait on one of our benches.
     *  The total number of people in the building at one time will be limited to half of the building's capacity.
     *  If there are problems maintaining the attendance capacity, we may need to limit the amount of time a patron can stay.
     *  A variety of services will be altered to allow them to be low- or no-contact activities. We ask that you always bring your library card with you so we can read the barcode through the clear shields at the desk.  All returns must be made via the outside book drops or in specially-marked bins just inside the entrances.  Items that are returned will be quarantined for at least three days before being reshelved for next use. if you receive an overdue notice for items you have returned, please call us or wait for a few days and check your account again. Items will be removed from your record when the quarantine period has passed; the materials will be checked in as of the day you actually returned them.
     *  Public computers have been moved around the building to allow for social distancing. Assistance with computer use will often be "remote," with the reference librarian "sharing" your screen and helping you via a "chat" feature.
     *  Use of copiers, scanners, and fax machine may be limited or available only with staff assistance.
     *  Study Rooms will not be booked for group use. Some special individual use may be available.
     *  A limited number of chairs will be available, since long visits will be discouraged.
     *  We will not be able to sponsor any group events that could create problems with social distancing, including concerts and in-person children's activities. A variety of programs will be offered online, and some "take and make" activity kits will be provided.
     *  Meeting rooms will not be available for use by community groups. Exhibits will be rescheduled.
     *  Curbside service will continue to be offered for those not yet comfortable entering the building.

A number of other critical details involved in keeping our environment safe are still being planned.  We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have specific questions about reopening plans, please call Mary Etter at 860-644-1541.


 
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