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Irish Food
On Thursday March 21 at 6:30pm our Cookbook Club will meet in the Boardroom on the lower level of the library. Our theme this month is Irish cooking. There are some cookbooks on display at the library that you can take home or peruse for a good recipe. Please bring an appetizer, entree, side dish or dessert to feed 4-6 and bring a copy of the recipe. Please register at the Information Desk or call 860-644-1541.
Booked for Lunch
Wednesday March 27 at 12:30pm
Author Marie Benedict has written three books about overlooked women: The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid and The Only Woman in the Room. The Only Woman in the Room is about Hedy Lamarr, revealing a side to Lamarr that most of us never knew. Born in Austria, Lamarr married an arms dealer who worked for the Third Reich. She was frequently over-looked by the Nazis who visited her husband and she overheard many of their plans. When she managed to escape, she wound up in Hollywood and became a screen star. But Hedy wanted more; she wanted to help the Allies win World War II. Our guest today will be Hedy Lamarr as played by Judith Kalaora of History at Play. Bring your lunch; the Friends of the Library will provide beverages and desserts.
TAX FORMS are here
We have received Federal and CT tax forms and instruction booklets. We regret to say that we have no CT tax forms left and the CT Department of Revenue Services will not be sending us any more. Please visit the CT web site at Ct.Gov/DRS to print out the forms you need or you may visit us at the Information Desk in the library and we'll be glad to help you.
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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Our next group class will meet on Wed. 03/20/2019, 2:00-3:30 pm (an afternoon class)
Individual sessions available by appointment.  Ask at the Reference Desk. 
Class will be in the Seminar Room on upper floor. 

Space is limited; please call Reference Department to register at 860-644-1541  
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. 
Mini Technology Help Sessions
Individual 30 minute sessions
NEXT SESSIONS: WED. 04/03/2019, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30
NOTE: New! Individual format, not a group class.
Sign up for help with topics such as email, word processing, Microsoft Office tools, Google tools, maps/GPS, pocdcasts, etc. First Wed. of the month in the Computer Lab on lower level.  Facilitator: Laura LaBelle.  Sign up required to ensure space.  Sign up at Adult Reference Desk or call 860-644-1541.

Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!
    (Universal Class)


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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