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News from the Adult Department:

Plainville Public Library to participate in the Passport to CT Libraries Program

The Plainville Public Library is proud to be participating the first Passport to CT Libraries program (sponsored by in the Connecticut Library Association), running in all participating public libraries from September 2nd through September 30th.  Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program in CT, this program will run during Library Card Sign Up Month in September.

Every library will offer a Passport to their patrons, that each patron will take to any participating library to be stamped and receive a small gift. At the end of the month, patrons will turn in their passports to any participating library to be entered in two drawings:  Most Libraries Visited and one Random Drawing for all participants.

The drawing will be for two adult prizes of $150.00 each and two children’s (under 18) of $100.00 each. Find us on Facebook under “Passport to Connecticut Libraries”! 

For more information on this program please contact The Plainville Public Library at 860-793-1446


Library Resumes Saturday Hours

The Plainville Public Library will resume Saturday hours on September 6. It will be open from 10am to 5pm through the fall, winter and spring. All library services will be available during Saturday hours including reference service, book borrowing, and computer access.

The library's regular weekly hours in fall are: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. To 9 p.m. (The children's room closes at 8) and Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 For additional information call the library at 860-793-1446.

Library Movie Matinee

A film based on John Green’s best selling novel, “The Fault in our Stars”, will be shown at the Plainville Public Library on Thursday October 9th @ 2:30 PM.  The series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, shows films recently released on DVD format.


 “The Fault in our Stars” features two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.


The program is free.



                       Book Sale at the Library

          More than 7,000 books, tapes and CDs will go on sale at the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Sale spread over 2 days.  The event starts Friday night October 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.  There is an entrance fee of $3.00 per family for people who are not members of the Friends.  The event continues of Saturday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free on Saturday. 

            Most of the books were donated to the library for the sale.  Prices range from $1.00 for hard cover books and tapes to $.50 for paperbacks.  In addition, the final hour of the sale is $3.00 per bag of books.  All the proceeds go to benefit the library and were used in part to sponsor the summer reading club for children.

            The books are divided into dozens of categories including, “Best Sellers”, “Cooking”, “Mysteries”, “General Fiction”, “Science”, “Home”, “Hobbies”, “Children’s” and many more.  Readers and browsers will find a bonanza of useful and interesting additions for their home libraries. 

            The Friends of the Library are seeking volunteers to help sort the books on the week before the sale.  Call the library at 860-793-1446 for more information.


 Sherlock Holmes Radio Play at Library


            Actors from the East Haddam Stage Company will present “Adventure of the Speckled Band” featuring detective Sherlock Holmes on Tuesday October 21 @ 7 PM. at the Plainville Public Library.  Step back in time and become part of the “studio audience”. The play is sponsored by the Plainville Historical Society and the Library.


The production is William Gillette's actual 1930 radio script of one of the first Sherlock Holmes dramas ever broadcast via radio.  This 'sketch' as Gillette called it was originally written by Edith Meiser but extensively edited by Gillette himself. He knew Sherlock like no other actor at that time, having created and played the detective for many years on stages all over the world. He would go on to do at least two other radio broadcasts portraying England's most famous sleuth (1933 and 1935). Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band was originally broadcast in NY City on October 20th 1930. This mystery drama production features 4 actors portraying 7 characters, and of course it includes sound effects! With an introduction by EHSCO’s Producing Artistic Director, Kandie Carle, the presentation runs one hour, including Q &A with the audience.

The program is free, call the Plainville Public Library at 860-793-1446 for more information.


 Writers Group Forms at the Library


            A group for aspiring writers will be formed at the Plainville Public Library, led by Chuck Radda, a retired Plainville High School teacher and author. Radda also recently started a publishing company, “Lefora”, with two friends.  The writing group will meet for 5 consecutive Mondays at the library starting on October 27 and going through November 24. It will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $10.00 fee to attend all 5 sessions.  The fee is payable on registration for the group.


            The purpose of the course is not instruct people how to write, but instead to work with those who want to polish the skills they already have and provide an atmosphere for them to do so.  As such there will not be lessons so much as there will be writing practices that will then be shared with the group in a non-judgmental, comfortable setting.  Since all writing is creative writing, there will be no limitations: fiction, memoir, poetry – any genre short of a research assignment for another course … unless you are willing to share your grade with the rest of the group.   The course is limited to college age writers and older.


            To register for the group, visit the library at 56 E. Main St., Plainville.  For more details call the library at 860-793-1446


Author Joins Book Discussion


            Local author, Matthew Dicks will join the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Group when they discuss his book, “Unexpectedly Milo” on Tuesday October 28 @ 7 PM. at the library.  


Stumbling on a video confession detailing a decade-old missing-persons cold case, the neurotic Milo embarks on a madcap journey to solve the mystery, which enables unexpected personal revelations. 


The program is free and open to the public.  Extra copies of the book are available at the library.



"Four Hands" Piano Concert at the Library


            Musicians from the New Britain Symphony will give a “Four Hands” piano concert on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. 

            The lecture – demonstration will include mostly original works by the great composers for four hands piano, including the Carnival of the Animals by Saint Seans.  Piano four hands is a term for a specific kind of  duet for a single piano with two players.  The program was provided by the New Britain Symphony Education Committee and designed to bring musical education to adults and children.













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