Some of the different varieties are:
Cyprus Black Flake Salt: Four-sided pyramidal flakes due to the speed of
crystallization. Nice and crunchy, great as a decorative salt on a
tomato-mozzarella salad plate.
Bali Smoked Sea Salt: the Balinese split a coconut palm, scoop out the
inside so it looks like 2 dugout canoes, and then ladle seawater into it
for solar evaporation. After the salt is harvested and dried, it’s
smoked over Kaffir lime leaves and coconut.
Korean Roasted Bamboo Salt: In Korea, superfine sea salt and bamboo
shoots are put inside clay jugs, which are then fired in a kiln. Little
black specks are what’s left of the bamboo.
Trapani Sicilian Sea Salt: Harvested the same way that the Romans did
The free program does not require registration. Call the library
for details at: 860-793-1446.
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Plainville Public Library celebrates The
Fourth Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February
7, 2015. Stop by the children’s department to explore the newly
created “Reading Igloo”, which was made out of donated plastic gallon
jugs. Throughout the day, the Winter Scavenger Hunt will be available
for families. Find the winter clues hidden throughout the children’s
department and earn a beautiful ceramic snowflake (donated by the
Harris in Wonderland from Avon, will present “Reptiles and Amphibians
from Around the World.” Adam Harris will bring a
corn snake, ball python, Burmese python, tegu lizard, turtles and
tortoises, a milk snake, king snake, leopard gecko, crested gecko,
“pixie” frog, panther chameleon, bearded dragon and more! This program
is sponsored by The Friends of The Plainville Public Library.
Families are invited to
drop-in anytime between 1pm and 3pm to
construct a “Turbo the Snail” pullback toy. Goggles, aprons, and project
materials have been generously provided by the Lowe’s of Plainville).
This project is best for children ages 5 and older, and is limited to
the first 50 children. Children should bring a hammer (there will be a
limited supply available) and a grownup friend to help.
Take Your Child to the Library is an
annual event that was first celebrated in February 2012. Nadine
Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut, came up with
the idea for Take Your Child to the Library Day and selected the first Saturday in
February as the annual day of celebration. The idea gained popularity
immediately, and librarians started planning special events, programs,
and displays. This year over 600 libraries will be participating,
including libraries from 44 different states.
All events are free and open to the
public. No registration necessary. Call the library for information at 860-793-1450.
The Plainville Public Library will show the movie, “The Judge” starring
Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall on Thursday
Feburary 12 at 2:30 PM.
The free showing is part of a series of newly released DVDs and is
sponsored by the Friends of the Library. In the film, big
city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his
estranged father, the town's judge,
is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth
and along the way
reconnects with the family
he walked away from years before.
Call the library for more information at 860-793-1446.
Kari Burgess, Adult Services Librarian, will
give step-by-step instructions on how to setup a free email account
using Gmail on
Thursday, February, 19th and
again on Wednesday, March 18th from 9-10
a.m. at the
Plainville Public Library. Participants will only need to attend
one of the free sessions.
Once created, an email address gives people
the ability to keep in touch with family and friends, receive up-to-date
information from favorite businesses, register for newsletters, coupons,
and special offers from countless websites, purchase goods online (i.e.
Amazon) and create other web accounts (i.e. Facebook) if desired. No
prior email address is required to register for an email account and
participants can use the library’s public computer to access their new
email account anytime. It would be helpful for students to bring
their cell phones if they have one although it’s not required.
Participants must have basic mouse skills, a basic understanding of the
internet and how to navigate a website.
Each class is limited to 6 people and free
registration is necessary. Register at the Plainville Public Library
Reference Desk or call 860-793-1446.