Waived with Food Pantry Donation During Library Week
National Library Week (April 12-18) is a
time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and the
perfect time to discover this year’s theme, “Unlimited Possibilities @ your
The Plainville Public Library is
celebrating by waiving overdue fines on its books for any patrons who make a
contribution to the Plainville Food Pantry at the library. Items
needed especially are: pasta sauce, boxed potato/rice, hamburger helper,
cereal/oatmeal, laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper and toothbrushes.
A special laundry basket will be set up at the circulation desk to receive
Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and
librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives
through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.
Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the
playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that
many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by
providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability,
sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.
“The library has always been a place
of unlimited possibilities,” said Peter Chase, Library Director. “Whatever
your interest or need, the library and the library staff are here to provide
you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance
sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the
country each April.
For more information call the library at 860-793-1446 or
see the library’s Web site at www.plainvillelibrary.org.
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.
Novel Topic of Discussion
A widely acclaimed novel by award winning writer, Ann Patchett, will be the
next topic of the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion
Group at their meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 at the library.
“State of Wonder” was first published in 2011.
Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota based pharmaceutical company,
is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who
seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is
destined to be an extremely valuable new drug.
of the meeting was changed to April 21 to
avoid conflicts with another program scheduled for the following week.
Extra copies of the book are available at the library. The discussion
is free and new members are always welcomed.
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
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