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Monday, April 25, 2016

 

Poetry Celebration Wednesday @ 7PM


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-26-16 | image courtesy of image chef.com
Wednesday
Poetry Celebration with Local Poet Paul Bellerive @ 7:00PM
Local poet Paul Bellerive speaks about poetry and shares his own poems.  Attendees are welcome to bring and read their own poetry.  Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 6:00PM-8:00PM
iIf your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. Unraveled  meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers
Book of the Month Club: Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon
Book Bunch: Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
Page Turners: Keepers of the Labyrinth by Erin Moulton

 

Tween Book Group Reads Keepers of the Labyrinth for May 12th


Tween Book Group Reads "Keepers of the Labyrinth" for May 12, 2016
Keepers of the Labyrinth by Erin Moulton is the next read for Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8.  Join the group on Thursday, May 12th @ 2:30PM for a snack, discussion and short activity.

Copies of the book are available in both the Teen Area and Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Lilith Bennette runs at midnight. She scales walls in the dark and climbs without a harness. She hopes that if she follows exactly in the steps of her strong air force pilot mother, she’ll somehow figure out the mystery of her mother’s death—and the reason why her necklace of Greek symbols has been missing ever since.

So when Lil is invited to Crete for a Future Leaders International conference, the same conference her mom attended years ago, she jumps at the chance to find some answers. But things in Melios Manor are not what they seem. Lil finds herself ensnared in an adventure of mythological proportions that leads her and her friends through the very labyrinth in which the real Minotaur was imprisoned. And they’re not in there alone. What secrets does the labyrinth hold, and will they help Lil find the truth about her mother?

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Kid's Book Group Reads The Treasure Hunters for May 18th


Kid's Book Group Reads "The Treasure Hunters" for May 18, 2016Join the Book Bunch for their May 18th gathering at 4:00PM.  The group discusses Treasure Hunters by James Patterson, followed by a fun activity. Books are available in the Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents mysteriously disappear, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit by an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents—and find out if they're still alive.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Loads of Fun!


2016 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The 7th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover was loads of fun! Once Pajama Story Time was finished, Miss Carrie-Anne was left with lots of stuffies to supervise.  And well, stuffies will be stuffies.  After finally getting them down to sleep, she slept with one eye open just in case.

The next morning the animals were surprised with a field trip to the Litchfield Fire Department where they were given a tour of the building and trucks, and learned how to "stop, drop & roll."  They didn't want to leave, but many of their kids were waiting at the library to pick them up so they said good-bye.

Click on the arrows above to scroll through the photo album, or click on the photo to view the album in flickr.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-19-16
Tuesday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. In Stitches  meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Wednesday
Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM

Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry and complete a short activity.

Tween & Teen Drop-in Tabletop Game Night from 6:00-8:00PM
Drop-in on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and play a variety of games.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. 


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers
Book of the Month Club: Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon
Book Bunch: The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners: Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

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Adult Book Group Reads The Life We Bury for May


Adult Book Group Reads "The Life We Bury" for May 2016
All Booked Up's selection for May is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Join the Wednesday evening group on May 4th at 6:30PM or the Friday afternoon group on May 6th at 1:00PM.

Copies of the book are available on the Upper Level of the library.


About the Book
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.


Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran—and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. 

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Join Us For a Celebration of Poetry on April 27th



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Sunday, April 10, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-12-16
Tuesday
Library CLOSED

Wednesday
Downloadable Book Training @ 2:00-3:00PM

Learn how to use Overdrive's free downloadable book service.  Call to register. 

High School Drop-in Tabletop Role-Playing Game Night from 6:00-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. New faces are always welcome!

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:30PM

Page Turners in grades 6-8 meet to discuss Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon, along with a snack and short activity.

Kid's Drop-in Tabletop Game Night from 6:00-8:00PM
You may drop-off** kids age 8-13 or stay and play with them!  Led by Nick Ozmore, the tabletop game group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month and involves a wide selection of games on rotation.  **Note: For children under 10 years of age, a parent or caregiver age 14 or older must remain in the building.

Drop-in Knitting Group from 6:00-8:00PM
If your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. Unraveled  meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. 


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: TBA
Book of the Month Club: Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon
Book Bunch: The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners: Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

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Bread and Butter is the Book of the Month in April


Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen is our featured novel in April. Copies are available in the "New" room on the upper level of the library. 

About the Book
Kitchen Confidential meets Three Junes in this mouthwatering novel about three brothers who run competing restaurants, and the culinary snobbery, staff stealing, and secret affairs that unfold in the back of the house.

Britt and Leo have spent ten years running Winesap, the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers; they don't sleep with the staff; and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night. But when their younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant—a hip little joint serving an aggressive lamb neck dish—Britt and Leo find their own restaurant thrown off-kilter. Britt becomes fascinated by a customer who arrives night after night, each time with a different dinner companion. Their pastry chef, Hector, quits, only to reappear at Harry's restaurant. And Leo finds himself falling for his executive chef-tempted to break the cardinal rule of restaurant ownership. Filled with hilarious insider detail—the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday—Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-5-16
Tuesday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. In Stitches  meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Wednesday
Adult Book Discussion Group @ 6:30PM

Join All Booked Up as they discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Thursday
Stuffed Animal Sleepover @ 6:30PM

Stuffed animals may be dropped off any time from 5:00-7:00PM. Story Time begins at 6:30 for the animals and any of the children who wish to stay.  After the children will sing a final lullaby to their animals and give them a good-night kiss, the animals will be tucked in for the night and the children will be sent home. That's when the real adventures begin!

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. 

Beginning Scrapbooking with Janine @ 1:00PM
Join Janine for a bit of scrapbooking. All supplies provided.


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Book of the Month Club: TBA
Book Bunch: The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners: Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

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