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THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET CUTS WILL AFFECT EVERY LIBRARY USER IN THE STATE.  PLEASE READ THESE ATTACHMENTS TO LEARN MORE/TAKE ACTION:

 

1. LETTER FROM STATE LIBRARIAN

 

2. HOW TO TAKE ACTION

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APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS

The Plainville Public Schools will be on spring vacation during the week of April 20 so the Plainville Public Library, in cooperation with the Plainville Recreation Dept., has planned a nice variety of programs for children for their education and delight.

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Overdue Fines Waived with Food Pantry Donation During Library Week

National Library Week (April 12-18) is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and the perfect time to discover this year’s theme, “Unlimited Possibilities @ your library”. 

The Plainville Public Library is celebrating by waiving overdue fines on its books for any patrons who make a contribution to the Plainville Food Pantry at the library.  Items needed especially are: pasta sauce, boxed potato/rice, hamburger helper, cereal/oatmeal, laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper and toothbrushes.  A special laundry basket will be set up at the circulation desk to receive the donations.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.  Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.  

            “The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Peter Chase, Library Director. “Whatever your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.”

          First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. 

For more information call the library at 860-793-1446 or see the library’s Web site at www.plainvillelibrary.org

 

"ENGLISH LADY" GARDENING TALK AT THE LIBARY

 

          Renowned landscape designer, Maureen Haseley-Jones, known as the “English Lady” on her month radio show on WRCH, will give a talk on “Garden Earth” at the Plainville Public Library on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

 

            In her naturally humorous and upbeat manner, The English Lady will teach how each of us can oxygenate our environment and feed our souls in a co-creative and symbiotic relationship with earth.  She will teach not only how to create a beautiful garden that flourishes but more importantly how to maintain it organically and without the use of harmful poisons.  But even closer to her heart, The English Lady will discuss ways in which we can, through our garden’s living spirit, become grounded in our bodies, inspired to reach beyond them, and connect at a deeper level of our beings with the mean and purpose of Mother Nature and her changing seasons.

 

            Seating for the program is limited.  Admission will be cut off when the when the auditorium reaches full capacity.

 

 

Acclaimed Novel Topic of Discussion

 

         A widely acclaimed novel by award winning writer, Ann Patchett, will be the next topic of the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion Group at their meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 at the library.  “State of Wonder” was first published in 2011.

            Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota based pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug.

            The date of the meeting was changed to April 21 to avoid conflicts with another program scheduled for the following week.  Extra copies of the book are available at the library.  The discussion is free and new members are always welcomed.

 

 

 ASTROMONY PROGRAM AND TELESCOPE VIEWING AT THE LIBRARY

 

 Amateur astronomer, James Hannon, will be at the Plainville Public on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm.m. to give a talk on observing the universe and then, weather permitting, will let participants view close up detail of the moon as well as the planet Jupiter and its moons using one of his travel telescopes.

 

            Hannon has been an amateur astronomer for the past 59 years.  His fascination with the stars began when he was 12 years old and helped an older friend build an astronomical telescope.  He eventually joined the American Association of Variable Star Observers and worked with professionals from Columbia and Vanderbilt Universities.

 

            During his library talk, Hannon, will explain how the human race looked at the universe over the years, from the view that we were the center of everything to the huge surprise that we are just a spec in an average sized galaxy located out on one its spiral arms.  He will show some of the beautiful objects in our universe using CCD images obtained from his own backyard observatory.  Following the talk and weather permitting, participants will view the heavens from a telescope set up in the library’s below grade patio.

 

 

Plainville Writers Workshop

 

        The Plainville Public Library will sponsor a series of four workshops for aspiring writers on the third Thursdays of February, March, April and May from 6:00 - 8:00 at the library. This new workshop series will provide opportunities for area writers to read their original work, and receive helpful criticism and support.  It is open to the general public, for writers at least 18 years of age. Guests are welcome to attend and contribute to the discussions. Call the library at 860-793-1446 to register for the series and receive additional information.  The workshops are planned for February 19, March 19, April 16 and Mat 21.  A public reading by workshop participants is planned for June at a date to be determined.

 

            The workshop series is facilitated by Candace C. Hall, former editor/owner of Andrew Mountain Press, Hartford, CT. Her areas of publication include poetry, creative non-fiction, and op-ed.     

            The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 East Main Street, Plainville, and is handicap accessible.

 

 

 Winter Sunday Hours

       The Plainville Public Library will be open Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. starting on January 4th.   Patrons will find a full range of services available including: books and videos, computer access, reference assistance, programs and more.

         Winter Sunday afternoons have always been a popular time to visit the library.  Students need a quiet place to study, children enjoy a special trip out of the house and readers have more time to browse in the collection of 90,000 books.  Last year, an average of 155 people visited the library each Sunday afternoon.

 

             The Library will be open on the 14 Sunday afternoons from January 4th to April 26, excluding Easter and the weekends of Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day. Through the winter, the regular hours of the library will be Monday – Thursday 10 – 9, Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 and Sundays 1 – 5.  Call the library at 860-793-1446 for details.

 

           

 

 



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