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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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AWARD WINNING PHOTO DISPLAY      

                Award winning photographer, Judy Humphrey, will  displaY more than 30 works at the Plainville Public Library during the month of March with an opening reception for the show on Saturday March 7th from 2-4 p.m.  The exhibit, titled “Oh the Places I’ve Been”  features photographs that will take the viewer to Hawaii, Oregon, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, France, Hungary the Czech Republic, Greece and ending up back home in Connecticut.  Humphrey notes, “I am fortunate to have been able to visit all of these places and enjoy sharing my photographs and experiences.  This is not a traditional formal photo display.  I had fun taking them and hope that the viewers will have fun looking at them”.

 

            Her photo, ”The Basket Weaver”, was taken in Hawaii in January 2014 and won 3rd place in the Pomperaug Woods Senior Juried Art Show for Connecticut artists and photographers over 70 years old.  The Plainville exhibit will include 2 collages, 4 works printed on wood, 6 printed on metal and 3 on canvas.

 

          

              

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.

 

"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.

 

 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.

 

 

 

        

 

          

 

           

 

 



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