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Lots going on at the Library this week!
Looking for a break in holiday preparations?  There are lots of opportunities at the Library this week, from Movies to the Census:
     MONDAY, December 9
     2:30 p.m. Literary Ladies Book Club
     7:30 p.m. Murder & Mayhem Book Club
     TUESDAY, December 10
     9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Friends Book Sale
     6:30 p.m.  International Film and Discussion - "Joyeux Noel"
     THURSDAY, December 12
     12:30 p.m. Booked for Lunch - "Pride and Prejudice" at Long Wharf Theater
     2 p.m.  International Film Replay (no discussion) "Joyeux Noel"
     7:30 p.m. Bulletin Board: the 2020 Census
     SATURDAY, December 14
     9 a.m. - Noon  Friends Book Sale
Find more information about these programs and many programs in our Children's Library under "Programs and Calendar of Events" on the left side of this website. 
We hope to be a part of your week!
Does the Library Close During Inclement Weather?
We try to keep Library hours as predictable as possible, so we don't often close for bad weather, but we'd like to have you make sure we're here before you venture out.  To see if we have closed early,
  • Look at our website.  This page is changed right away when we make a decision to change hours.
  • Call the Library's main phone number (860) 644-1541 to make sure we're open. If no one answers, please stay cozy at home.
  • Check television lists of special closings.  It may take some time for our listing to appear, so this is not as immediate a "check" as the first two methods.
  • Look at the Library's doors for signs indicating special closings.
  • If you are visiting us for a meeting sponsored by a community group other than the Library, please call the leader of your meeting to find out if it has been cancelled. (You might ask them if they've remembered to let us know, too!)
Enjoy those Library materials for an extra day without worry! Overdue fines are not charged for days we aren't open.    The book drops will always be available in case you don't have time to come back another day.

Thank you for your patience!  The elevator project is DONE
The elevator is once again available to all.

Many thanks to Clay Major, Public Building Superintendent, and to the excellent technicians from KONE Elevator for completing this project with minimal disturbance to Library activities and exactly on time.
If you have any questions about the elevator's new features, please ask us. 

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

The Friends Book Sale is held every Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 - 12 Noon, and  Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.


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NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online

Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
Want to learn how? Check links on the right for short "how-to" videos, or see calendar for class times.Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.

Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!
    (Universal Class)


For your convenience, the library now has a charging station for your mobile devices. There are five bays that can be individually locked and unlocked by a code known only by you. You just need to have your power cable with you.  It can also be used as a safe place to keep your laptop if you need to leave the library for a short time.   Ask at the Information Desk for instructions.
Coming to See an Exhibit at the Library? Don't be disappointed!
The Library is glad to provide many exhibit spaces used to display the talents of members of our community.  Most exhibits are here for a full calendar month. 
During the school year in particular, our meeting rooms are also used for gatherings of local organizations (as well as Library programs).  These "one-time events" are often scheduled with very little notice and are not part of the Library's monthly calendar.
If you are coming to see an exhibit in a Library meeting room, please call us at 860-644-1541 to be sure the room will not be in use when you arrive. 
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