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SUMMER READING PROGRAM starts June 21st for all ages!

Our library summer reading program, TAILS & TALES, starts on June 21st and runs through August 20th. All ages are welcome to participate! We have a terrific line-up of virtual programs this summer, and we’re happy to welcome people back into our building for browsing without appointments. Not sure how to register? Call Prosser (860-243-9721) or McMahon (860-242-0041) to speak with one of our library staff! Read more >

Tanglewood Marionettes present “Perseus and Medusa” (On-Demand video available July 26-Aug. 2)

Take a trip back in time to the dawn of civilization, to an ancient world of gods, goddesses, prophecies and heroes. In this masterful production, you will accompany Perseus through personal trials and glorious quests. Recommended grade levels: Appropriate for 1 – 8; best for 3 – 8.
Access link to video will be available July 26-August 2.
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Humble Bee Honey Company presents “The Honey Bee Files” (July 27 @ 10:30 AM) (Zoom)

In her presentation the “Bee Lady” will discuss how and why she became a Beekeeper. The presentation includes a short film called “The Honey Files, A Bees Life Movie.” Literature, activity sheets and honey sticks available for pickup at the library the week of the program. Registration required to receive Zoom information. Best suited for Gr. K-8. Read more >

DEEP presents “The Frightened Frog”(July 28 @ 10:30 AM) (Zoom)

In this storytime with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), kids will learn about the challenges of being a frog. Learn how to identify local frogs and toads by call and physical characteristics. We will cover ways to explore their habitats safely while protecting them and their amphibian and reptile friends. All Ages. Registration required to receive Zoom information. Read more >

Local Children’s Author Presentation: PATRICE PEACE (July 29 @ 10:00 AM) (Zoom)

Join local author, Patrice Peace as she talks about the making of her book, Backyard Bashment! The Backyard Bashment is the essence of West Indian culture, togetherness, self-love, and sisterhood! Find out what inspired her, hurdles she had to overcome, the editing process and more! She will even read a portion of her book. Best suited for Grades 3-5. Registration required to receive Zoom information. Read more >

Science Bytes: ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT & COLOR-CHANGING BEADS (YouTube, starting July 7)

In this episode of Science Bytes, Miss Nicole will show viewers a way to test how well their sunscreen works using color changing beads! You provide the sunscreen, and we’ll provide the nifty color-changing beads! Kits with supplies will be available at either of our locations starting on June 28th. Only one kit per child, and only while supplies last. The YouTube video with instructions will first be available on Wednesday, July 7th. Read more >

Social Justice Book Club: Good Talk (Virtual)(Tues., July 27th @ 6:30 PM)

Our July book will be Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob. When her bi-racial son asks the tough questions, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. This deeply relatable graphic (meaning the book contains images along with the text) memoir delves into American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us by offering hope in the midst of complexity. Read more >