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Music Trivia
Join us on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30pm for a night of music trivia. Form a team or we'll help you find one. Subjects will include: Broadway Shows, Movie music, A Cappella music and groups, Country music, Music from the '60s through now and Rock music. Small prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.
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CHANGES ARE COMING...
After 21 years, our carpets are showing signs of wear!  We are awaiting the arrival of replacement carpeting for the three most troublesome areas: our stairs, the lower level hallway, and the Friends Room.  We will schedule the installation to cause the least disruption of service, but we may have to close for brief periods to allow the job to be done efficiently.   (At the moment, we have no planned closures.)
***To avoid the need to cancel planned events, we are not booking use of the Friends Room during the last week in August. *** We will adjust these dates when the installation schedule is confirmed. 
We will appreciate your patience while this project is completed...and we hope you will like our new look!
Let Your Creativity Shine!
Join the Friends of the Library Summer Fundraiser
Participate in a new activity for the Friends of the Library by crafting a unique door decoration and donating it to a Silent Auction to be held this summer.  Use your creative whimsy to style a wreath, spray, or other decorative door hanging.  Contributions can follow any theme: holiday, hobby, sport, or anything else that strikes your fancy.  Bring your finished creation to the Library Board Room (through the door marked "Administration" on the lower level) on July 6, 7, 9, or 10.  Registration forms will be available for each piece.
All decorations will be hung in the Friends Room Gallery and an opening reception will be held from 7 - 8:30 on Thursday, July 12.  From that evening until August 4, you will be able to place bids on any piece with forms available at the Adult Circulation Desk.  
Winning bids will be announced at a Silent Auction Party on Monday, August 6 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Windsor doors will celebrate your creativity the next day!

Summer Reading 2018 for ages 18 and up!
The Great American Read
- began in May and ends in October. We've got the check list and books for you! Click here to vote
Libraries Rock! - Begins June 21 and ends August 21; try some books from our suggested reading list of "musical" books. Watch for some rockin' programs, too! 
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                                                                                                       Libraries Rock!
                                                                    

Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens
                                                     

For ages Pre-K through 5th grade                                    For grades 6 through 12

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Sunday Hours
We are now CLOSED ON SUNDAYS until September 9, 2018.
NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online
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E-BOOK CLASSES : Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, & RBDigital/OneClick
Learn how to download free ebooks, e-audio books, movies and music.
Next group class: Wed. August 22, 6:00 - 7:30.
Individual sessions available by appointment.  Ask at Reference Desk. 
 
Class will be in the Seminar Room on upper floor. 

Space is limited; please call Reference Department to register.  
BRING: 1.) charged portable device (tablet, Kindle, phone, etc.), 2.) up-to-date library card 3.)  your email address  4.)app download password for your device. 

DOWNLOADABLE COLLECTION
Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
ONLINE LEARNING
Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!




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NEW AT SWPL!!!
For your convenience, the library now has a charging station for your mobile devices. There are five bays that can be individually locked and unlocked by a code known only by you. You just need to have your power cable with you.  It can also be used as a safe place to keep your laptop if you need to leave the library for a short time.   Ask at the Information Desk for instructions.
Coming to See an Exhibit at the Library? Don't be disappointed!
The Library is glad to provide many exhibit spaces used to display the talents of members of our community.  Most exhibits are here for a full calendar month. 
During the school year in particular, our meeting rooms are also used for gatherings of local organizations (as well as Library programs).  These "one-time events" are often scheduled with very little notice and are not part of the Library's monthly calendar.
If you are coming to see an exhibit in a Library meeting room, please call us at 860-644-1541 to be sure the room will not be in use when you arrive. 
 
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