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
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
Talks About Lobsters
Plainville resident, Russ James, will talk about his new book, “A New
England Lobster Tale: Growing up with Homarus Americanus” at the Plainville
Public Library on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. James is originally
from Voluntown, CT close to the Long Island Sound and starting fishing
there. The book is an autobiographical story of growing up with
lobsters in a small New England town. He will be talking about their
life cycle and habits that he learned from research and watching them in his
own salt water aquarium. He will also talk about the great 1999 die
off of the species and his theory about the cause.
addition, James is a chef. He won first place in a national lobster
festival “cook off” held in Maine and share his recipes. He was one of
five chefs invited to participate in the contest.
The program is
free and there is no registration required.