PLANT SALE BENEFITS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND PETIT FAMILY
The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will sponsor a plant sale
from Monday May 5th.
through Saturday May 10th (Mother’s
Day) at the library and various other locations around Plainville
including: the Plainville Senior Center and Gnazzo’s Supermarket The
proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the library and the Petit
Family Foundation. The plants are Four O’Clocks so named because they
open their flowers in late afternoon about 4 o’clock. During the heat
of the day blossoms are closed. The blooms remain open overnight, and
close again in the early morning. They are also known for their strong,
aromatic fragrance. They are sturdy, bushy plans with showy red, pink,
yellow and white trumpet-shaped flowers.
The plants are part of the Michaela’s Garden project. After the tragic
July 2007 home invasion and fire in Cheshire, CT that took the lives of
Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, family
members tried to salvage anything of value. The Four
in the family garden were particularly dear to Michaela, so they were
dug up and replanted in Plainville. Their seeds were harvested to grow
anew. All the plants in this sale were cultured from the original Four
O’Clocks in Cheshire.
The plants are available for a $5.00 donation and just in time for
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED FILM TO BE SHOWN
A film nominated for an academy award will be the next movie matinee
film at the Plainville Public Library. “Savings Mr. Banks”, starring
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson was widely acclaimed. It brings to life the
untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney
classics of all time, “Mary Poppins”. John Lee Hancock directs this film
that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of children’s
Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney tries for
20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ beloved book.
Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but
the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his
own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts
that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.
The free matinee will be held at 2:30
on May 8 at
the Plainville Pubic Library. It is sponsored by the Friends of the
LOCAL AUTHOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION
Matthew Dicks, a local author from Newington, will give a talk about his
life and work on Thursday,
May 8 at 7:00at
the Plainville Public Library. Dicks is an author, story teller and
teacher. He wrote three novels, “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend”,
“Something Missing” and Unexpectedly, Milo”. He has published work in
the Hartford Courant, the Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor
and on the Washington Post – Los Angeles Times wire service. He fills
his days as an award winning elementary school teacher, a storyteller,
blogger and wedding DJ. Matthew is a 10 time Moth StorySLAM champion
and a Moth Mainstage performer whose stories have been featured on the
Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast.
His book, “Something’s Missing” was the topic of the Plainville Public
Library Book Discussion group. It is a mystery novel set in Central
Connecticut. The book concerns a career criminal with OCD tendencies and
a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes. He’s been
able to steal from the same people for years on end, virtually
undetected. Even though Martin has never met these homeowners, he’s
spent hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and
reading their journals. He plays the role of an odd guardian angel and
along the way not only improves the lives of others, but discovers love
and finds that his own life is much better lived on the edge.
The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Public
On Saturday May 3 at 11 AM the Plainville
Public Library will host “Wee Jamboree”, a sing-along musical program of
children’s songs. Local resident Chris Sinacore will bring his ukulele
and lead the sing-along.
Drop in, no registration is necessary. This program is aimed at children
ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but siblings are welcome. Please call the
Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.
WINTER CHESS CLUB AT THE PLAINVILLE AND FARMINGTON LIBRARIES
Lumelsky, instructor and tournament winning coach, is leading a weekly chess
club this winter. The Winter/ Spring 2014 session is held weekly on Wednesday evenings
from 6:00PM - 7:30PM and runs
through April 30th. The meetings include lessons, home assignments, and an
opportunity for weekly practice play. Classes are being hosted jointly by the
Plainville Public Library and the Farmington Library with a shared schedule.
Enrollment is on a rolling basis. The program is free and open to children in
grades 2-12. Please register by visiting the Plainville Public Library
Children’s Department or by calling (860)
2014 DROP-IN STORYTIMES
27 - MAY 1, 2014
the week of January 27, 2014, the Plainville Public Library will begin offering
winter drop-in storytimes. These classes are free and open to the public. No
from 10:30 –11 am – On the Loose with Mother Goose. Children ages 0-23
months and their caregivers are invited to this fun-filled interactive morning
of stories, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, puppets, and more.
from 6:30 –7:15pm – Books and a Bonus. A book-based program for kids in
grades k-3 will explore great read alouds including narrative non-fiction with
lots of interactive fun and games.
from 10:30 – 11:15am – 2s & 3s. This class is recommended for two and
three-year olds and their caregivers (sibling are welcome). Stories, fingerplays
and songs are built upon, and we will begin working on fine motor skills and
tactile discovery through the introduction of simple crafts exploring shape and
Weather Policy: If Plainville Public Schools close due to inclement weather, we
cancel our storytimes. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450
for more information.