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Artist Barbara Healy will be exhibiting her paintings in the Friends Room during February. Come and meet her---and watch as she works on an acrylic landscape---on Sunday, February 3 from 2 - 4 p.m.
TAX FORMS are here
We have received Federal and CT tax forms and instruction booklets. 
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.
About our Book Drops...
You may have noticed that the book drop that allows you to return books from your car is not in its usual place on the back driveway.  Unfortunately, the drop was damaged during the last storm and has been removed so repairs can be attempted.  If repairs prove unsuccessful, we will need to replace the drop so items can again be returned without risk of weather damage.    The drop located on the upper level to the left of the entrance (a marked slot through the brick wall itself) remains open.
We apologize for the inconvenience. 
Authentic American Food
On Thursday February 21 at 6:30pm our new Cookbook Club will meet in the Boardroom on the lower level of the library. Our theme this month is Authentic American Food (including Native American and Colonial cooking.)There are some cookbooks on display at the library that you can take home or peruse for a good recipe. Please bring an entree, side dish or salad to feed 6 and bring a copy of the recipe. Please register at the Information Desk or call 860-644-1541.

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E-BOOK CLASSES : Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, & RBDigital/OneClick
Learn how to download free ebooks, e-audio books, movies and music.
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. 
NEXT CLASS: WED. 03/06/2019, 2:00-3:30
NOTE: this is now an afternoon class
Learn basic skills at your own pace with online tutorials.  Staff will help you set up your free account and start learning email, word processing, Google, and more. Class meets first Wed. of the month in the Computer Lab on lower level.  Facilitator: Laura LaBelle.  Sign up required to ensure space.  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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