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Library Open Last Sunday for the 2014


The Plainville Public Library will be open for the last Sunday afternoon of the season on April 27 from 1-5 p.m.  Starting in May, the library will be open Monday - Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9 pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 10 - 5, but not Sunday afternoons.

    

     Mini Movie Theater Featuring BookFLIX

On Wednesday April 23 at 2 PM the Plainville Public Library will host a mini movie theater featuring the newly available Scholastic program BookFLIX.  Participants will enjoy watching classic and popular children’s book titles come to life on our big movie screen.  

The Library is proud to announce that this new program is available to Plainville residents by using their active Plainville Public Library card. Scholastic BookFLIX pairs quality videos of picture books with related nonfiction ebooks.   

This is a drop-in program, no registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.

Homeschooler Book Swap and LEGO® Build

The Plainville Public Library will host a Homeschooler Book Swap and LEGO® Build on Thursday April 24th at 1:30 PM.  Homeschooling families are welcome to meet fellow families, bring books in decent to great condition that they may not use anymore and swap them with others. In addition, kids can enjoy some building fun with building bricks. No preregistration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information. 

 (Please Note: LEGO® is a registered trademark and this program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the LEGO® Company.)

April Kid’s Krafts

Heather Fontaine will present Kid’s Krafts at the Plainville Public Library on Friday April 25 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program is designed for children ages 3-5 and features age appropriate craft activities. The program is free and open children ages 3-5. Please register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

Home Depot of Southington present Kids Workshop at the Library

On Saturday April 26 at 1 PM the Home Depot of Southington will host a kid’s building workshop at the Plainville Public Library. This month kids in grades kindergarten – grade 4 are welcome to register for this hands-on workshop. Participants will use learn how to create a wood project from start to finish. 

Space is limited; registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 to sign up or for more information.

April Mad Science Monday

On Monday April 28 at 6:30 PM the Plainville Public Library will have it's monthly Mad Science Monday. This month kids in grades 2 - 5 are welcome to register for this program entitled “Operation Espionage”. Participants will use household items to create and write with invisible ink and figure out the best way to reveal a secret message. Mad Science Mondays is a monthly program, based off of the PBS television show FETCH. Space is limited; registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 to sign up or for more information. 

Circle of Friends Music Studio presents Music Together

Felice Danielson from the Circle of Friends Music Studio in Southington will be at the Plainville Public Library on Tuesday April 29 at 11:30 a.m. to present a free interactive “Music Together” class for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Miss Felice will bring instruments and musical activities to keep all engaged for this 45 minute class.  

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program. The classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Miss Felice is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and is committed to sharing and making music with families.  The program is free and open to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Please register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

May Preschool Crafts

Heather Fontaine will present Kid’s Krafts at the Plainville Public Library on Friday May 2 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program is designed for children ages 3-5 and features age appropriate craft activities. The program is free and open children ages 3-5. Please register for one or both programs by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

Plant Sale Benefits Friends of Library and Petit Family Foundation

PLANT SALE BENEFITS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND PETIT FAMILY  FOUNDATION

The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will sponsor a plant sale from Monday May 5th. through Saturday May 10th (Mother’s Day) at the library and various other locations around Plainville including: the Plainville Senior Center and Gnazzo’s Supermarket  The proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the library and the Petit Family Foundation.  The plants are Four O’Clocks so named because they open their flowers in late afternoon about 4 o’clock.  During the heat of the day blossoms are closed.  The blooms remain open overnight, and close again in the early morning.  They are also known for their strong, aromatic fragrance. They are sturdy, bushy plans with showy red, pink, yellow and white trumpet-shaped flowers.

The plants are part of the Michaela’s Garden project.  After the tragic July 2007 home invasion and fire in Cheshire, CT that took the lives of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, family members tried to salvage anything of value. The Four O’Clock plants in the family garden were particularly dear to Michaela, so they were dug up and replanted in Plainville. Their seeds were harvested to grow anew.  All the plants in this sale were cultured from the original Four O’Clocks in Cheshire.

The plants are available for a $5.00 donation and just in time for Mother’s Day.

ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED FILM TO BE SHOWN

A film nominated for an academy award will be the next movie matinee film at the Plainville Public Library.  “Savings Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson was widely acclaimed.  It brings to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time, “Mary Poppins”. John Lee Hancock directs this film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of children’s classic.

Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.

The free matinee will be held at 2:30 on May 8 at the Plainville Pubic Library.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCAL AUTHOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION

Matthew Dicks, a local author from Newington, will give a talk about his life and work on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00at the Plainville Public Library.  Dicks is an author, story teller and teacher.  He wrote three novels, “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend”, “Something Missing” and Unexpectedly, Milo”.  He has published work in the Hartford Courant, the Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and on the Washington Post – Los Angeles Times wire service.  He fills his days as an award winning elementary school teacher, a storyteller, blogger and wedding DJ.  Matthew is a 10 time Moth StorySLAM champion and a Moth Mainstage performer whose stories have been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. 

His book, “Something’s Missing” was the topic of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion group.  It is a mystery novel set in Central Connecticut. The book concerns a career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes.  He’s been able to steal from the same people for years on end, virtually undetected. Even though Martin has never met these homeowners, he’s spent hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals.  He plays the role of an odd guardian angel and along the way not only improves the lives of others, but discovers love and finds that his own life is much better lived on the edge.

The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library.

Wee Jamboree

On Saturday May 3 at 11 AM the Plainville Public Library will host “Wee Jamboree”, a sing-along musical program of children’s songs. Local resident Chris Sinacore will bring his ukulele and lead the sing-along.  Drop in, no registration is necessary. This program is aimed at children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but siblings are welcome. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.

 

WINTER CHESS CLUB AT THE PLAINVILLE AND FARMINGTON LIBRARIES

Alexander Lumelsky, instructor and tournament winning coach, is leading a weekly chess club this winter. The Winter/ Spring 2014 session is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00PM - 7:30PM and runs through April 30th. The meetings include lessons, home assignments, and an opportunity for weekly practice play. Classes are being hosted jointly by the Plainville Public Library and the Farmington Library with a shared schedule. 

 

Enrollment is on a rolling basis. The program is free and open to children in grades 2-12. Please register by visiting the Plainville Public Library Children’s Department or by calling (860) 793-1450.

 

 

WINTER/SPRING 2014 DROP-IN STORYTIMES

JANUARY 27 - MAY 1, 2014

 

Beginning the week of January 27, 2014, the Plainville Public Library will begin offering winter drop-in storytimes. These classes are free and open to the public. No registration necessary. 

 

Tuesdays from 10:30 –11 am – On the Loose with Mother Goose. Children ages 0-23 months and their caregivers are invited to this fun-filled interactive morning of stories, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, puppets, and more. 

 

Tuesdays from 6:30 –7:15pm – Books and a Bonus. A book-based program for kids in grades k-3 will explore great read alouds including narrative non-fiction with lots of interactive fun and games. 

Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:15am – 2s & 3s. This class is recommended for two and three-year olds and their caregivers (sibling are welcome). Stories, fingerplays and songs are built upon, and we will begin working on fine motor skills and tactile discovery through the introduction of simple crafts exploring shape and form.

 

 

           

 


 

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