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   Tuesday, February 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Friends Book Sale News:
We have a fresh supply of recently donated adult, youth, and children's books, DVD movies and music CDs. 
           February 2 - 26, 2019 Book Sale Specials
 Categories and Authors: Buy 1 and get 1 FREE (mix and match)
·Categories: Poetry, Plays, Cookbooks, Biographies, Memoirs
·Authors: Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Debbie Macomber,         Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele
Paperbacks (any size): 6 for $1, must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
 



   Wednesday, February 20, 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. 



12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Booked for Lunch author visit
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Susan Harrison Rashid married a Pakistani in 1980; she has sinced visited Lahore Pakistan every year. Life as a member of a Pakistani family introduced her to a very different culture and country. She will be discussing Beneath a Shooting Star, her first novel. The novel follows best friends Nadira and Hameeda starting with their friendship as children. She details the difficulties of a Sunni child remaining friends with a Shia child and the girls are torn apart due to their families. When they meet again as adults, can they rekindle their friendship? Copies of the book will be available for purchase. No registration is necessary. Please bring a lunch; the Friends will provide beverages and dessert.


   Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cookbook Club
Event Location: Board Room - first level
Contact: Sandy or Mary   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Please Note the change in time and theme! Our theme this evening is Authentic/Original American Cooking. Some cookbooks have been set aside on the Circulation Desk at the library, including some with Native American recipes. Choose a book or recipe to make for this evening's pot luck dinner. Pick an entree, side dish or salad for 4-6 people. Bring the recipe with you. Registration is necessary. Call 860-644-1541 or sign up at the Information Desk.


   Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter Pops! Concert
Event Location: Reading Lounge near the windows.
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
If you missed this concert last year, here's your chance to experience a truly unique sound! An acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, Jiayi He is the winner of prestigious awards worldwide. His concerts showcase Chromatic, Diatonic, Tremolo, Bass, Wheel, and Keyboard harmonicas as well as the world's largest and smallest harmonicas. Jiayi He and his string quartet will present works from classical to modern. Doors will open at 7:00pm for the 7:30 concert. No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be served. 


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
February 2 - 26, 2019 Book Sale Specials
   Categories and Authors: Buy 1 and get 1 FREE (mix and match)
· Categories: Poetry, Plays, Cookbooks, Biographies, Memoirs
· Authors: Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Debbie Macomber,       Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele
Paperbacks (any size): 6 for $1, must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
Please support the Friends by purchasing our offerings with the benefit of enriching your life or someone else's. Thank you to all involved in making the Friends Book Sale possible.
 



   Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Friends Book Sale News:
We have a fresh supply of recently donated adult, youth, and children's books, DVD movies and music CDs. 
           February 2 - 26, 2019 Book Sale Specials
 Categories and Authors: Buy 1 and get 1 FREE (mix and match)
·Categories: Poetry, Plays, Cookbooks, Biographies, Memoirs
·Authors: Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Debbie Macomber,         Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele
Paperbacks (any size): 6 for $1, must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
 
Please support the Friends by purchasing our offerings with the benefit of enriching your life or someone else's. Thank you to all involved in making the Friends Book Sale possible.
 



   Tuesday, February 26, 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, 02/05/2019.



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, 02/05/2019.



9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Friends Book Sale News:
We have a fresh supply of recently donated adult, youth, and children's books, DVD movies and music CDs. 
           February 2 - 26, 2019 Book Sale Specials
 Categories and Authors: Buy 1 and get 1 FREE (mix and match)
·Categories: Poetry, Plays, Cookbooks, Biographies, Memoirs
·Authors: Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Debbie Macomber,         Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele
Paperbacks (any size): 6 for $1, must buy 6 or they are 25 cents each.
 



   Wednesday, February 27, 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 code. 
02/27/19: 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. Scratch upgraded to 3.0 in January.  We will be looking at the text-to-speech features which will allow your characters to speak with a voice instead of speech bubbles!
One parent may stay in the program if desired.

Registration is required and begins on Feb. 13. Space is limited.
 
 
 



   Friday, March 1, 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, March 2, 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.



1:30 PM -
Teen Scene Saturdays presents: Ready Player One
Event Location:
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Join us for a 6-12th grade event in the CPR. This month we are featuring a movie based on a popular teen book, Ready Player One. Refreshments will be served! PG 13


   Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2:00 PM -
Children's Programs Registration
Event Location: SWPL Children's Dept
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Register for SWPL Children's programs once a month, 2pm in person, 3pm by phone.


   Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7:30 PM -
Universal Class
Event Location: Computer Lab
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Several people started a class, Journaling and Memoir Writing, at our first meeting on January 16. We'll be meeting tonight to talk about the class and see how everything is going. If you are interested please join us. Bring a tablet or laptop or use one of the library computers. You also must have a South Windsor Library card - bring that too. We'll get you signed up for the Universal Class - an online class that you work on at your own pace. 


   Saturday, March 9, 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.



2:00 PM -
Superstar Readers: Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Pennypacker
Event Location: SWPL Children's Dept
Contact: Miss Sarah    860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Miss Sarah's Superstar Readers is a book club for 1st-3rd graders.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 3/9/2019 at 2pm. Please sign up at the CL's Circ desk. Pick up your book!



   Monday, March 11, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, March 12, 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.



   Wednesday, March 13, 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 3/13, we will continue learning basics of Blockly coding with a Minecraft-type activity from Code.org. We use Blockly coding as a basis for our Advanced Code Cadet activities.  
Pre-registration is required; registration opens on 2/27/19.
Space is limited, but one parent may stay if desired



   Friday, March 15, 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, March 16, 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
dnewbury@libraryconnection.com
For 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.



   Monday, March 18, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, March 19, 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.



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.



   Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:00 PM -
Teen Advisory Group(TAG)
Event Location:
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.com
SWPL Teen Advisory Group is Recruiting!
“TAG” is a group of 6th to12th graders who meet once a month to help choose teen books and plan teen programs for the library.  TAG meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8pm. This dedicated team of students also plan and assist staff with programs for our younger patrons.  If you were a volunteer this summer, you are invited to join TAG and become a member.



   Friday, March 22, 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, March 23, 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.



   Monday, March 25, 2019
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 PM -
Nutmeg Book Review
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Sarah Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Join us as we work our way through the ten Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees.  Please pick up a copy of what we are reading this month at the library when you register.  Registration begins on 02/28/2019.


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.



   Wednesday, March 27, 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 code. 
03/27/19: 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. Scratch upgraded to 3.0 in January.  We will be looking at the text-to-speech features which will allow your characters to speak with a voice instead of speech bubbles!
Registration is required and begins on 3/13/19. Space is limited, but one parent may stay if desired. 
 
 
 



   Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
AARP Tech Workshop
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
llabelle@libraryconnection.info
Attend a FREE, hands-on technology workshop from AARP and learn how to get the most from your iPad! You must register with AARP by calling 1-800-213-4587 or going online at aarp.cvent.com/tekconn.  
Thursday's schedule is as follows:
Intro to iPad                  10am to 11:30am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Beyond the Basics        12 pm to 1pm  and 4:30pm to 5:30pm

iPads will be provided for practice and all participants will get a free touchscreen stylus pen. 

                      



   Friday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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.