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Baubles, Bangles, Bling and Things
The Friends of the SWPL will be holding a jewelry sale in December, just in time for the holidays. We are looking for donations of new and used jewelry. All donations can be dropped off on the first level of the Library in the office. Please drop off your donations by November 29, 2021. Proceeds will benefit the South Windsor Public Library and its many offerings.

Adult Programs for October
South Windsor Library Unraveled
October 20 at 7:00pm in Person or 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! We'll be meeting in person in the Board Room on the lower level of the library or call 860-644-1541 or email to register with your email address and we'll send you a ZOOM invitation. We'll be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Our book this month is Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; copies are available at the library. You don't need to read the book to attend.

Introducing a New Film Series!
Thursday afternoon 10/21 - Heroes of the Early 20th Century -
From Page to Screen
On Thursday October 21 at 2:00pm, we begin our Heroes series with Stagecoach. This western was shown in 1939, was directed by John Ford and starred John Wayne (his breakout role) and Claire Trevor. Nine strangers find themselves on a stagecoach from Tonto in the Arizona territory to Lordsburg, New Mexico. They must deal with an escaped prisoner and Geronimo. In 1995, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. The film is based on a short story, The Stage to Lordsburg by Ernest Haycox. Copies of the story and the film will be available at the library. This film will be shown in person in the Friends Room where the chairs will be socially distanced. Copies of the film will be available if anyone would like to watch it at home. Masks must be worn and no snacks will be offered. Please call 860-644-1541 to register as space is limited.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY  9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
SUNDAY 1 P.M.- 4:30 P.M.


* As of Friday, August 20*

We are following CDC and CT State Department of Public Health guidelines during this period of increasing infection rates, and we are particularly cautious because so many of our patrons are youngsters not eligible for vaccination.
If you have forgotten a mask and need one, please ask and we will give you one.  If you are unable to wear a mask, we will be glad to provide service curbside or by phone or email.


The book sale has resumed inside the Library on Tuesdays only, 9 AM - 6 PM, 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.
Limited book sale donations are being accepted in the blue bins near each entrance. Donations must be boxed or bagged and must fit  in the bins. Please do not place boxes or bags on the floor or outside the building. We cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, or textbooks; please recycle worn, damaged, and yellowed books via curbside pick-up at your home.

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.

We hope to see you 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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Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.
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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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South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS