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   Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets:ADVANCED
Event Location: Children's Program Room, lower level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Grades 3-5
This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity. Advanced class participants should have some experience with Blockly or Scratch code. 
04/24/19: We will use additional CS First activities to learn more features of Scratch and Blockly coding, We will be animating stories.  Our focus today will be to try different ways to make your characters move across the screen. 
Registration is required and begins on 04/10/19. Space is limited, but one parent may stay if desired. 
 
 
 



   Friday, April 26, 2019
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   8606441541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
April Book Sale Specials:
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE, Mix and Match: Gardening and Plant Books, Outdoor Project Books, Decorating and Renovation Books, and Cookbooks.
Bibles are FREE while supplies last
Paperbacks (any size) are 6 for $1. You must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
Bag of Books Sale is coming! May 1 - May 5



   Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
April Book Sale Specials:
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE, Mix and Match: Gardening and Plant Books, Outdoor Project Books, Decorating and Renovation Books, and Cookbooks.
Bibles are FREE while supplies last
Paperbacks (any size) are 6 for $1. You must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
Bag of Books Sale is coming! May 1 - May 5



   Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, a craft and parachute play.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, 03/05/2019.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories, songs and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, 03/05/2019.



7:30 PM -
Black Bears in Connecticut!
Event Location:
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Our guest speaker is Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist. He is a 2015 graduate of the DEEP certification program. The program trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. He is an avid outdoorsman, a graduate of Wesleyan University and served in the US Army. His presentation on black bears will include their history, diet, behavior and reproductions. He will also provide practical recommendations for coexistence with our bear neighbors! Visit his web site here!


9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
April Book Sale Specials:
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE, Mix and Match: Gardening and Plant Books, Outdoor Project Books, Decorating and Renovation Books, and Cookbooks.
Bibles are FREE while supplies last
Paperbacks (any size) are 6 for $1. You must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
Bag of Books Sale is coming! May 1 - May 5



   Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mini Tech Help Session (New class format)
Event Location: Computer Lab, Lower level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   8606441541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
New Format: Technology assistance in individual 1:1 sessions of 30 minutes each 2 pm through 4 pm.. Sign up for help with basic topics such as email, word processing, Microsoft Office tools, Google tools, maps/GPS, podcasts, etc. MiniTech Help Sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of the month, in the computer lab on the lower level.  Other times available by appointment.   
Pre-registration is required to ensure a place.  Visit the Adult Reference Desk or call 860-644-1541, or email Laura LaBelle at llabelle@libraryconnection.info
 



6:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Bag of Books Sale!
Event Location: Lower level of the library
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
Buy a bag provided by the Friends for $8 and fill it with your choice of books!


2:00 PM -
Mini Technology Help Sessions
Event Location:
Contact: Laura   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Laura will offer technology assistance in individual 30 minute sessions. You must call or come in to register for a session that meets at 2, 2:30, 3 or 3:30 pm.  Other times are available by appointment. Laura will help with topics such as email, word processing, Microsoft Office tools, Google maps and more.


   Thursday, May 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bag of Books Sale!
Event Location: Lower level of the library
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
Buy a bag provided by the Friendsd for $8 and fill it with your choice of books.


   Friday, May 3, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bag of Books Sale!
Event Location: Lower level of the library
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
Buy a bag provided by the Friends for $8 and fill it with your choice of books!


   Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Attention Jedi Masters! A Star Wars Trivia Event
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Do you think you know more about Star Wars than anyone else?  Can you tell the difference between a Talz and a Chadra-Fan?  Do you know the names of all of the sentient species on the forest moon of Endor?  If you have a holocron's wealth of knowledge on that galaxy far, far away, join us for an intense, but fun, session of Star Wars trivia on May 4th! Registration is required; teams are encouraged, but individuals are welcome.  Call 860-644-5404 to sign up.  Due to the difficulty of some of the questions, participants are limited to those 18 and up.  Prizes will be handed out for those who can master the force. 


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   8606441541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Bag of Books Sale is coming! May 1 - May 5
Buy a bag provided by the Friends for $8 and fill it with your choice of books.



   Sunday, May 5, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Bag of Books Sale! May 1 - May 5
Buy a bag provided by the Friends for $8 and fill it with your choice of books.



   Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!


   Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets: Beginners
Event Location: Computer lab, Lower level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Code Cadets offers children in grades 3-6  the chance to try different types of computer coding and simple robotic technology in a fun way.  
On 5/8, we will continue learning basics of Blockly coding with activities from Code.org. We wil use "Frozen" to teach "LOOPS", and Minecraft to teach "IF" statements, or "Dance Party" to learn basic animation features. Blockly-type (Scratch) coding is the basis for our Advanced Code Cadet activities.  
Pre-registration is required; registration opens on 4/24/19.
Space is limited, but one parent may stay if desired



   Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   8606441541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Sunday, May 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Monday, May 13, 2019
7:30 PM -
Murder & Mayhem
Event Location: Board Room - first floor
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Tonight we'll be discussing the book "The Case of the Missing Servant" by Tarquin Hall. This book is the first in a series about Vish Puri, India's "most private investigator!" Puri must use all his resources to investigate this case, including his undercover operatives - Tubelight, Flush and Facecream. Copies of the book are available in the library. Please read the book before attending. New members are welcome.


   Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!


6:30 PM -
International Film Series
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
metter@libraryconnection.info
We'll be showing My American Cousin, a 1985 Canadian film depicting the summer of 1959. 12-year old Sandy is looking forward to a boring summer until her California Cousin, Butch, drives up in a red Cadillac convertible. Sandy and her friends think Butch is the coolest; but Butch is more interested in older girls and fighting. They both chafe under the strict rule of Sandy's father and vow to have an unforgettable summer. Fresh and funny, director Sandy Wilson contrasts the difference between American and Canadian attitudes. No registration is necessary; snacks will be provided. Prof. Michael DiRaimo will lead a discussion of the film.


   Wednesday, May 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Download class
Event Location: Seminar Room, upper level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   8606441541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Adults: learn how to stream or download our free digital content:
E-Books, E-Audio books, movies, TV shows, comic books, and music from Hoopla, OverDrive/Libby, and RB Digital.  Bring: your up-to-date library card, charged device, app download password, and your personal email info. 



7:00 AM -
Teen Advisory Group
Event Location: SWPL Children's Dept
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Teen Advisory is a group of 6-12th graders who volunteer at the library and have been invited to help the SWPL Staff choose books and programs for our teen patrons.  They meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


2:00 PM -
Download Tech Class
Event Location:
Contact: Laura   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Learn how to stream from your laptop or desktop computer, or download books, audio books, movies and music onto your mobile device. Space is limited and registration is required. Bring your charged device, an up-to-date library card, your email address and your password for downloading apps to your device.


   Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30 PM -
Cookbook Club
Event Location: Board Room - first floor
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
A celebration of the beginning of summer, May is Barbecue Month. Barbecues are the theme of tonight's Cookbook Club. The meat will be provided, so please bring a side dish for 4-6 people. There are cookbooks on display at the Circulation Desk or you can use a recipe from a home cookbook or something that you find online. Don't forget to bring the recipe with you to our potluck dinner! Registration is necessary. You may register at the Information Desk or call 860-644-1541


6:30 PM -
International Film Series
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
metter@libraryconnection.info
We'll be showing My American Cousin, a 1985 Canadian film depicting the summer of 1959. 12-year old Sandy is looking forward to a boring summer until her California Cousin, Butch, drives up in a red Cadillac convertible. Sandy and her friends think Butch is the coolest; but Butch is more interested in older girls and fighting. They both chafe under the strict rule of Sandy's father and vow to have an unforgettable summer. Fresh and funny, director Sandy Wilson contrasts the difference between American and Canadian attitudes. No registration is necessary; snacks will be provided. 


   Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories.
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff, 860-644-5404   860-644-5404
For children ages 4 and up. 

Join others who love to build with LEGO® bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases. 

No registration is required. 
 



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   8606441541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Sunday, May 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Tuesday, May 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!


   Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets:ADVANCED
Event Location: Children's Program Room, lower level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Grades 3-5
This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity. Advanced class participants should have some experience with Blockly or Scratch code. 
05/22/19: We will use additional CS First activities to learn more features of Scratch and Blockly coding, We will be animating stories, creating conversations between characters and exploring special effects in Scratch 3.0.  The focus today will be different ways to make your characters move across a screen, and how to create conversations between them.
Registration is required and begins on 05/8/19. Space is limited, but one parent may stay if desired. 
 
 
 



   Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
No Family Stories today.
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   8606441541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Sunday, May 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info

Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!



   Monday, May 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Library is Closed!
Event Location:
Contact:    



   Tuesday, May 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Browse through our collection of hard cover and paper cover gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, and audio book CDs. You'll be amazed by our selection and our extremely reasonable prices!


   Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children, who are able to sit through a story, and at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Friday, July 5, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff, 860-644-5404   860-644-5404
For children ages 4 and up. 

Join others who love to build with LEGO® bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases. 

No registration is required. 
 



   Friday, July 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff, 860-644-5404   860-644-5404
For children ages 4 and up. 

Join others who love to build with LEGO® bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases. 

No registration is required. 
 



   Friday, July 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff, 860-644-5404   860-644-5404
For children ages 4 and up. 

Join others who love to build with LEGO® bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases. 

No registration is required. 
 



   Friday, July 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff, 860-644-5404   860-644-5404
For children ages 4 and up. 

Join others who love to build with LEGO® bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases. 

No registration is required.