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Please Note: Event Date Change
Strategic Plan Celebration Moved to January 22
Because of a necessary repair in the Friends Room, we've moved our celebration of the Library's new Strategic Plan to Wednesday, January 22, at 7 p.m.  If you served as a member of a Focus Group, participated on the Advisory Council, or took time for an interview with our Consultant, we'd like to treat you to a copy of the plan, an update on our progress, and something sweet to eat!   We apologize for the unexpected delay.
Happy Cookers
We'll meet in the Board Room on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30pm. Our theme this month is Soup and/or Salad. Find and make a recipe from a cookbook or online or a family recipe to bring to the meeting to share with the group. A selection of cookbooks will be displayed on the Circulation Desk on the upper level of the library. New members are always welcome. Please call 860-644-1541 or stop by the Information Desk to register for this meeting. We bring our own place setting, our dish (to feed 4-6) and the recipe. The library provides napkins, ice water and cups.
WinterPops! Dates Announced
WinterPops! is coming soon!  Our popular Saturday evening concert series will start on February 1 and continue on alternate Saturdays through mid-March.  Watch for an announcement of our 2020 performers soon! (Hint: you might want to polish your dancing shoes...)
Does the Library Close During Inclement Weather?
We try to keep Library hours as predictable as possible, so we don't often close for bad weather, but we'd like to have you make sure we're here before you venture out.  To see if we have closed early,
  • Look at our website.  This page is changed right away when we make a decision to change hours.
  • Call the Library's main phone number (860) 644-1541 to make sure we're open. If no one answers, please stay cozy at home.
  • Check television lists of special closings.  It may take some time for our listing to appear, so this is not as immediate a "check" as the first two methods.
  • Look at the Library's doors for signs indicating special closings.
  • If you are visiting us for a meeting sponsored by a community group other than the Library, please call the leader of your meeting to find out if it has been cancelled. (You might ask them if they've remembered to let us know, too!)
Enjoy those Library materials for an extra day without worry! Overdue fines are not charged for days we aren't open.    The book drops will always be available in case you don't have time to come back another day.

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NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online

Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
Want to learn how? Check links on the right for short "how-to" videos, or see calendar for class times.Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.

Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!
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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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