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The library will close on Monday January 26th at 5:00 PM due to the snow storm.

The library will be closed all day on Tuesday January 27th.

Please call the library Wednesday for the hours that day. 860-793-1446


Authors Read Fiction and Poetry at the Library

Local authors, Chuck Radda, Dawn Leger and David Fortier who all recently published books with Lefora Publishing will present readings and talks about their work at the Plainville Public Library on Thursday January 29 at 7 PM.


Chuck Radda, author and former Plainville High School English teacher, will read from his book, “Dark Times”. A woman survives the dramatic crash-landing of an airplane on the Hudson River, only to disappear into thin air. Her husband begins a journey to find her that leads him hundreds of miles from home, to uncover her secrets in the desolate tundra of northern Canada.

Dawn Leger will read from her new book, “Eagle Scouting”. On September 11, 2001, the entire country was swept up in feelings that were unfamiliar after the first attack on its land since Pearl Harbor. Along the Connecticut shore, in the small fictional town of Jerome, the looming naval base and its adjacent shipyard were not immune to this atmosphere of fear and suspicion, especially after a man was discovered murdered in a gruesome manner, tied to a bed in a Main Street apartment. Although dismissed as a sex-related killing by the local police, the victim’s sister was certain that the death was related to the terrorist acts that had taken place the same day the body was discovered.

David Fortier will read from his first book of poetry, “Paradise”. It is a whimsical look at the human experience with a cunning and critical consideration of the big questions that have plagued humanity for centuries.

The authors will be available afterwards for book signing and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments for this free program.


Movie Matinee

The Plainville Public Library will show the movie, “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall on Thursday Feburary 12 at 2:30 PM.  

The free showing is part of a series  of newly released DVDs and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  In the film, big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. 

Call the library for more information at 860-793-1446.

Free E-mail Account Class


             Kari Burgess, Adult Services Librarian, will give step-by-step instructions on how to setup a free email account using Gmail on Thursday, February, 19th  and again on Wednesday, March 18th from 9-10 a.m. at the Plainville Public Library.  Participants will only need to attend one of the free sessions.


            Once created, an email address gives people the ability to keep in touch with family and friends, receive up-to-date information from favorite businesses, register for newsletters, coupons, and special offers from countless websites, purchase goods online (i.e. Amazon) and create other web accounts (i.e. Facebook) if desired. No prior email address is required to register for an email account and participants can use the library’s public computer to access their new email account anytime.  It would be helpful for students to bring their cell phones if they have one although it’s not required. Participants must have basic mouse skills, a basic understanding of the internet and how to navigate a website.


            Each class is limited to 6 people and free registration is necessary. Register at the Plainville Public Library Reference Desk or call 860-793-1446.


Winter Time 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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