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

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Please use the Subject: Program Registration and include in the message:
1. Program Name and Date
2. Your Name
3. Your Phone Number
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*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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Where Can I Sign Up For the Covid Vaccines?
When you are eligible, sign up on the following pages:


ECHN - https://www.echn.org/covid-19-vaccination-resources/

Connecticut -
portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal

Hartford Health Care -
hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine


 
 
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: www.racepowerofanillusion.org

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.
 
ADDITIONAL MAY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

A NOT-SO-WINTERY POPS! CONCERT Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, May 1, for a performance by Galen Abdul-Razzaq, Master Flautist, and members of FLUTE JUICE!  Galen's presentation will bring us an appreciation of the role of Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement.  Please register by email at to receive the zoom link to access this virtual program.

Happy Bookers Wednesday May 5 at 7:30pm. We'll be discussing The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls via email. Copies of the book are available at the library. This autobiography by Walls reveals a very dysfunctional, poor family. The four children basically had to raise each other. Her story is certainly something we've rarely seen or read about. Sandy will send out questions before May 5; please respond on May 5 after 7:30.

Booked for Lunch Monday May 10 at 1pm via ZOOM. Our guest speaker is Deborah Goodrich Royce, author of Finding Mrs. Ford and Ruby Falls. Mrs. Ford likes to keep her life orderly, but things start to fall apart when the FBI comes to call. In Ruby Falls, a little girl is abandoned in a cave by her father. Can she grow up to be healthy and whole? Books will be available to purchase and Ms. Royce will sign book plates. Please call 860-644-1541 to register for the ZOOM link.


Comedy Film Series Tuesday May 11 at 7:30pm via ZOOM Our film this month is My Man Godfrey starring William Powell and Carole Lombard; directed by Gregory LaCava. " In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. Copies of the movie are available at the library, on HOOPLA with your library card and on Free IMDB movies through a FIRE stick. Call 860-644-1541 to register and receive the ZOOM link.

The South Windsor Human Relations Commission will have their first book discussion on Thursday May 13 at 7:00pm. The discussion will be on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Books are available at the library. You can find more information on Facebook under South Windsor Human Relations Commission.

South Windsor Library Unraveled Wednesday May 19 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 Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. .  Copies are available at the library.

The Happy Cookers will be taking a break starting in April, but will return soon.
Time to clean the kitchen and dust the cookbooks! 

Wednesday, May 26  7:30 p.m.  The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book is AUTHOR MARTY GITLIN'S homage to his favorite team. Join us as the award-winning sports journalist recounts highlights of the team's history, challenges the audience with trivia, and offers a chance to win an autographed copy of his book.  Register for the link at 860-644-1541 or by emailing refswpl@libraryconnection.info

BOOKED FOR LUNCH II Thursday May 27 at 1 pm via ZOOM  Make your lunch, make yourself comfortable, and join our virtual version of our popular mid-day program. We're very excited to have Steve Puleo visit us again. He'll be discussing his new book Voyage of Mercy, the first time America sent foreign aid to another country.  Books will be available; please call 860-644-1541 to register for the zoom link.
 

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!

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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.
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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.
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(Hartford Courant from1923-1990)


South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS