Saturday, May 7th, from 11:00 am to
1:00 pm. Bring your own collected nature items (sticks, stones,
feathers, moss, etc.) and use some of ours to create magical fairy or
gnome houses outside on the library grounds. All ages. (Adult
supervision is required.)
Sensory Friendly Music & Movement
Concert presented by Turtle Dance Music
Thursday, May 19th, 10:30 am. Music,
movement, stories, instruments, visuals, sensory experiences - this show
has it all! This show is accessible for all children, including
those on the autism spctrum. Ages 2+
From the Adult Department:
May Movie Schedule
The May monthly movie, The Big
Short, will be shown Thursday, May 12th at
1:00pm and Saturday, May 21st at 1:30pm in the Peter F. Chase
Auditorium at the Plainville Library. The movie is based on the 2010
non-fiction book of the same name by Michael Lewis about the financial
crisis of 2007-2008. This film was nominated for five Academy Awards. It
is rated R and runs 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Make Your Own Essential Oil Sugar Hand &
The perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
Make your own essential oil sugar scrub in peppermint, lavender, or
lemon with Jessica Lagassey on Wednesday, May 4th from
7-8:30pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium at the Plainville Public
Library. Each sugar scrub jar will be garnished with yarn and a
personalized tag to create a unique gift with an individual touch.
Using a homemade sugar scrub will help make your skin feel refreshed.
Participants will choose the essential oil that appeals to them.
Lavender adds a calming effect, peppermint adds an energizing effect,
and lemon adds an uplifting aroma to your scrub.
This class is free and open to all
ages, however, space is limited. Please register at the Reference Desk
or by calling 860-793-1446. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note children under 6 may have a reaction to the essential oil if
it comes in direct contact with the skin. Sugar scrubs contain coconut
oil, grapeseed oil, cane sugar and essential oils.
Author Joe Lindley
Author Joe Lindley will present a
free discussion of his book
Forgotten Hero, the story of Connecticut Vietnam veteran Calvin
Heath of Putnam on Wednesday May 11th at 6pm in the Peter F.
Chase Auditorium at the Plainville Library. During his presentation,
Lindley will provide an overview of the War and discusses Calvin’s
service, how he was wounded in action at PhuocVinh, and his struggles
with PTSD and other issues after returning home. A number of visuals
accent the discussion, including photos from Calvin’s personal
Come and check out our new Friends of Library book store. It is
now located near the computer lab next to the reference area.
Black Bears in CT
The Plainville Library will host “Black Bears in Connecticut” with Paul
Colburn on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the Peter F. Chase
Auditorium. “Black Bears in Connecticut” focuses on the natural history
of black bears in the state, including an overview of black bear
habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. Paul
Colburn will also provide recommendations for optimum coexistence with
our black bear population. This program is intended for ages 12 and up.
Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program
(MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The
MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
(DEEP) adult education program that trains participants in the fields of
wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. The purpose of
the program is to develop a volunteer corps capable of providing
education, outreach, and service for state agencies, environmental
organizations, libraries, schools, and the general public. In addition
to his work as a MWC he volunteers for the Red Cross, Wesleyan
University Admissions, and The Connecticut Sports Foundation. His
interests include the outdoors, nature, hiking, biking, politics, and
travel. Paul holds a BA from Wesleyan University and served honorably
in the United States Army.
Adult Colouring Program
Enjoy a relaxing evening of adult coloring at the
Plainville Public Library. Drop-in at 6:30pm on Thursday May 19th
and June 16th. Coloring will be held in the Peter F. Chase
Auditorium with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Plainville
Public Library. Colored pencils, markers, and coloring pages will be
provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own coloring supplies
if desired. Click here for a flyer.