The Plainville Public Library will be open Sunday
afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. starting on January 4th.
Patrons will find a full range of services available including: books and
videos, computer access, reference assistance, programs and more.
Winter Sunday afternoons have
always been a popular time to visit the library. Students need a quiet
place to study, children enjoy a special trip out of the house and readers
have more time to browse in the collection of 90,000 books. Last year,
an average of 155 people visited the library each Sunday afternoon.
The Library will be open on the 14 Sunday afternoons
from January 4th to April 26, excluding Easter and the weekends of Martin
Luther King Day and Presidents Day. Through the winter, the regular hours of
the library will be Monday – Thursday 10
– 9, Friday & Saturday
10 – 5 and Sundays 1 – 5.
Call the library at 860-793-1446 for
GARDENING TALK AT THE LIBARY
landscape designer, Maureen Haseley-Jones, known as the “English Lady” on
her month radio show on WRCH, will give a talk on “Garden Earth” at the
Plainville Public Library on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.
In her naturally
humorous and upbeat manner, The English Lady will teach how each of us can
oxygenate our environment and feed our souls in a co-creative and symbiotic
relationship with earth. She will teach not only how to create a
beautiful garden that flourishes but more importantly how to maintain it
organically and without the use of harmful poisons. But even closer to
her heart, The English Lady will discuss ways in which we can, through our
garden’s living spirit, become grounded in our bodies, inspired to reach
beyond them, and connect at a deeper level of our beings with the mean and
purpose of Mother Nature and her changing seasons.
Seating for the
program is limited. Admission will be cut off when the when the
auditorium reaches full capacity.
PROGRAM AND TELESCOPE VIEWING AT THE LIBRARY
astronomer, James Hannon, will be at the Plainville Public on Tuesday,
April 28, at 7:00 pm.m. to give a talk on observing the universe and
then, weather permitting, will let participants view close up detail of the
moon as well as the planet Jupiter and its moons using one of his travel
Hannon has been
an amateur astronomer for the past 59 years. His fascination with the
stars began when he was 12 years old and helped an older friend build an
astronomical telescope. He eventually joined the American Association
of Variable Star Observers and worked with professionals from Columbia and
library talk, Hannon, will explain how the human race looked at the universe
over the years, from the view that we were the center of everything to the
huge surprise that we are just a spec in an average sized galaxy located out
on one its spiral arms. He will show some of the beautiful objects in
our universe using CCD images obtained from his own backyard observatory.
Following the talk and weather permitting, participants will view the
heavens from a telescope set up in the library’s below grade patio.
The Plainville Public Library will sponsor a series of four workshops for
aspiring writers on the third Thursdays of February, March, April and May
from 6:00 - 8:00 at
the library. This new workshop series will provide opportunities for area
writers to read their original work, and receive helpful criticism and
support. It is open to the general public, for writers at least 18
years of age. Guests are welcome to attend and contribute to the
discussions. Call the library at 860-793-1446 to
register for the series and receive additional information. The
workshops are planned for February 19,
March 19, April 16 and Mat 21.
A public reading by workshop participants is planned for June at a date to
series is facilitated by Candace C. Hall, former editor/owner of Andrew
Mountain Press, Hartford, CT. Her areas of publication include poetry,
creative non-fiction, and op-ed.
Public Library is located at 56 East Main Street, Plainville, and is