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We want to hear from You
We want to hear from You
Over the next 10 weeks
members of the Library's Strategic Planning Committee will be throughout
Town asking community members, town representatives and businesses to
take 10 minutes to complete a 4 question survey. The results of these
and the town-wide survey last summer will be the basis for the
development of the Library's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Surveys will be
available at the Library and everyone is invited to visit and complete
one. Open discussions and opportunities to be part of the process will
be held Wednesday, February 24 at
and Monday, February 29 at
in the Library's main Program Room. Other Town locations will be
scheduled in the coming weeks.
Co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee are Library Trustees Dave Blume and Gail Ryan. If you'd like more information, please feel free to contact Dave, Gail or Library Director Lisa Karim at 860-658-7663 ext 2103.
Date with a Book
February is the month of love. It's time to fall in love with a new author! Take a chance on a book, rate your "date" and enter to win a romantic gift basket for two.
What would your library visit cost you if you paid out of pocket? Find out with the SPL Library Value Calculator.
Friday Flicks - Self/Less (2015)
Action, Drama, Mystery
Do you love a good
mystery? Join this monthly group led by Carole Shmurak. This month's
book is Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianna Franklin. Books are
available for at the circulation desk.
Come learn how the
Join this lively
discussion on foreign policy events. Sessions are open to new people and
Learn how to
download books to your Kindle with Gita Agrawal. Preregistration is
Elizabeth Lyra Ross
presents an entertaining, educational and inspirational history of
African American music, combining singing and an interpretive narrative
to give historical context to each piece. She encourages all of us to
work towards embracing ethnic and cultural diversity. Gerald Mosshell,
Professor of Music at
Free Tax Help at
Counseling with SCORE®
Are you an
entrepreneur who wants to expand, improve profitability, or improve
operations? Or are you thinking of starting a new business? If so, SCORE®
can help! One hour, face to face appointments are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. Follow-up appointments are also
available. Registration is required in advance.
Being an active
user of LinkedIn or some of the other social media sites is a critical
piece in a job search. Carol Mon
will teach you: how to create a LinkedIn profile, how to search and make
connections, and how to find job openings and information on companies.
Space is limited; please pre-register.
Tree Care 101
It's important for
anyone to be able to recognize the early warning signs of a tree in
decline before it becomes too late. Join CT and MA arborists Mike
LeBlanc of LeBlanc Arborists, Mike Desantos and Rick Daniels from
Bartlett Tree Experts, Rich Cartier of Rainbow Treecare Scientific
Advancements, and Jeff Thomas of Grimshaw Tree Service.as they cover
both old and new tree pests and pathogens. This program is supported by
the CT Agricultural Experiment Station. Registration suggested.
Jackie Takiff will
lead a lively discussion of the book The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk
Kidd. Everyone is welcome to join at any time. Copies of books can be
checked out at the Circulation Desk. Share a good book with friends, new
Sit & Stitch
Bring a project to
work on and share ideas while you enjoy the company of other crafters.
Held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Drop in.
Receive a free
blood pressure screening from the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse
Friday Flicks -
The Notebook (2004)
Interested in learning how the Library's 3D printer works? Come in for live demonstrations and instructions. Learn how to find and print items for your home or business. You may choose an object to print or send us your file and we'll print it for you.details to come. Drop in.
Soles4Souls - You Can Help
Tanner, one of our extraordinary teens, is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls, an organization that donates shoes to kids in Africa. A collection box will be located on the lower level from January 20 - February 14. Any usable footwear will be accepted.
Super Smash Bros.
Wii Tournament for Teens
, Teen Space
Smash Bros.? Join us for a tournament! Snacks
provided, prizes awarded. PLEASE
READ CAREFULLY: Registration Required. This
tournament is in teams. Please find your
teammate and then register with both of your
names in the name slot, for example 'Bob &
Bill' and your Team Name (appropriate names
only). If you do not have a teammate, please
contact Sara, Teen Librarian at 860-658-7663 ext
2118, and she will try to connect you with
someone else looking for a teammate, if
possible. All participants must arrive by
is limited to 16 teams and closes at
the day of the
Book Speed Dating
for Teens with Chocolates
, Teen Space
Love books? Love chocolate? Teens will share their favorite books in a speed dating style while eating chocolates. We can all go home with new books to love! Drop-in.
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