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FLUTE JUICE IN CONCERT TO BE RESCHEDULED
Join us for a journey through JAZZ AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
We apologize for the late notice that our " NOT-SO-WINTERY POPS! CONCERT" was upset by weather even without the threat of snow and ice!   Shortly before the time of the show, we learned that our performer had lost power at his Florida home. An hour of hoping for restoration wasn't enough!  We will let you know as soon as a new date has been selected.
Galen Abdul-Razzaq, Master Flautist, and members of FLUTE JUICE!  will bring us an appreciation of the role of Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement.  Please register by EMAIL: refswpl@libraryconnection.info by 5:30 p.m.  on the day of the concert to receive the zoom link to access this virtual program.  We'll need your name, phone number, and email address.


Registration for our virtual programs can be done by emailing:

refswpl@libraryconnection.info

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!
 

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

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.


 
 
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 UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

COYOTES - April 5  7:30 p.m. Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn will share information about our wild neighbors and will offer recommendations for peaceful coexistence with a sometimes dangerous population. Did you miss this? Information is available on Paul's website here and on the DEEP website here!

A NOT-SO-WINTERY POPS! CONCERT Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 10, 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 <refswpl@libraryconnection.info> to receive the zoom link to access this virtual program.

Comedy Film Series Tuesday April 13 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.

South Windsor Library Unraveled Wednesday April 21 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 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.  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! 

Monday, April 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.

BOOKED FOR LUNCH - Friday, April 30, 1 p.m.  Author Jennifer Smith Turner introduces her book CHILD BRIDE  Make your lunch, make yourself comfortable, and join our virtual version of our popular mid-day program. Jennifer Smith Turner will share her both her poetry and her first novel, Child Bride, which follows Nell, a young woman from Louisiana whose life in Boston reveals the discrimination ingrained in our society in the fifties and sixties. 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!

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.
Coronavirus Update
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South Windsor Coronavirus Information
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(Hartford Courant from1923-1990)


South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS