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From the Children's Department:

Fairy & Gnome Houses

Saturday, May 7th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your own collected nature items (sticks, stones, feathers, moss, etc.) and use some of ours to create magical fairy or gnome houses outside on the library grounds. All ages. (Adult supervision is required.)

Sensory Friendly Music & Movement Concert presented by Turtle Dance Music

Thursday, May 19th, 10:30 am. Music, movement, stories, instruments, visuals, sensory experiences - this show has it all!  This show is accessible for all children, including those on the autism spctrum. Ages 2+

From the Adult Department:

May Movie Schedule

The May monthly movie, The Big Short, will be shown Thursday, May 12th at 1:00pm and Saturday, May 21st at 1:30pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium at the Plainville Library. The movie is based on the 2010 non-fiction book of the same name by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007-2008. This film was nominated for five Academy Awards. It is rated R and runs 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Make Your Own Essential Oil Sugar Hand & Body Scrub

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Make your own essential oil sugar scrub in peppermint, lavender, or lemon with Jessica Lagassey on Wednesday, May 4th from 7-8:30pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium at the Plainville Public Library. Each sugar scrub jar will be garnished with yarn and a personalized tag to create a unique gift with an individual touch. Using a homemade sugar scrub will help make your skin feel refreshed. Participants will choose the essential oil that appeals to them. Lavender adds a calming effect, peppermint adds an energizing effect, and lemon adds an uplifting aroma to your scrub.

This class is free and open to all ages, however, space is limited. Please register at the Reference Desk or by calling 860-793-1446. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note children under 6 may have a reaction to the essential oil if it comes in direct contact with the skin. Sugar scrubs contain coconut oil, grapeseed oil, cane sugar and essential oils.

Author Joe Lindley

Author Joe Lindley will present a free discussion of his book Forgotten Hero, the story of Connecticut Vietnam veteran Calvin Heath of Putnam on Wednesday May 11th at 6pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium at the Plainville Library. During his presentation, Lindley will provide an overview of the War and discusses Calvin’s service, how he was wounded in action at PhuocVinh, and his struggles with PTSD and other issues after returning home. A number of visuals accent the discussion, including photos from Calvin’s personal collection.


Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale

Come and check out our new Friends of Library book store.  It is now located near the computer lab next to the reference area.


Computer & Technology Help

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Black Bears in CT

The Plainville Library will host “Black Bears in Connecticut” with Paul Colburn on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium. “Black Bears in Connecticut” focuses on the natural history of black bears in the state, including an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. Paul Colburn will also provide recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. This program is intended for ages 12 and up. 

Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC).  The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains participants in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. The purpose of the program is to develop a volunteer corps capable of providing education, outreach, and service for state agencies, environmental organizations, libraries, schools, and the general public.  In addition to his work as a MWC he volunteers for the Red Cross, Wesleyan University Admissions, and The Connecticut Sports Foundation. His interests include the outdoors, nature, hiking, biking, politics, and travel.  Paul holds a BA from Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army. 


Adult Colouring Program

Enjoy a relaxing evening of adult coloring at the Plainville Public Library. Drop-in at 6:30pm on Thursday May 19th and June 16th. Coloring will be held in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Colored pencils, markers, and coloring pages will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own coloring supplies if desired. Click here for a flyer.

Dash for the Stash

Local residents are encouraged to compete in the 2016 DASH for the STASH, an investor education and protection program and contest taking place March 15 - May 15, 2016 at the Plainville Public Library. One statewide winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants who logged the correct answer for all four posters. The winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to an existing or new Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for 2016. The DASH for the STASH program is being launched by the Connecticut Department of Banking and the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI). 

The DASH for the STASH contest is played much like a scavenger hunt. But instead of collecting objects, individuals collect information about saving and investing and leave answers to quiz questions. To enter the contest, individuals visit a participating library or other location where a set of four investor education topic posters (and one rules poster) are displayed. Contestants read each poster and then access the quiz question for each poster. The easiest way to participate is to use a smartphone or mobile device to scan each poster’s QR code, but you also will be able to use a laptop or desktop computer to enter. For more information or to play, stop by the Plainville Public Library.

Plainville Writer's Workshop - Free

This peer-led series is held at the library on Thursday evenings twice a month (see the library calendar for dates). This is an opportunity for you to share your original work and receive helpful support and respectful critiques from your peers. Open to the public. Call the Reference Desk for more information: 860-793-1446.
























Plainville Public Library
56 East Main St
Plainville, CT 06062
Adult Dept: 860-793-1446
Children's Dept: 860-793-1450

Library Director: Douglas Lord

Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
(Children's Room closes at 8pm)
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Open Sundays 1-5pm from Janurary - April


ABC Mouse is accessbible on the library's computers.  Visit or call the Children's Department if you have any questions.