The library will close on Monday January 26th at 5:00 PM due to the snow
The library will be closed all day on Tuesday January 27th.
Please call the library Wednesday for the hours that day. 860-793-1446
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
The authors will be available afterwards for book signing and the
Friends of the Library will provide refreshments for this free program.
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.
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.