Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wireless internet access is working again!

All of you who have been visiting Panera for their free wireless connection come on back! Feel free to bring a cookie or bar from Panera and we have our self serve coffee bar.

Yes our wireless is up and running. We apologize for the long down time and thank you for your patience.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Annual Teen Poetry Slam .......NOT!

On Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. poets in grades 6-12 are invited to read aloud their own poetry, a favorite poem or a poem written by a friend. Friends and family please come to listen and enjoy these readings.

Refreshments will be served.

No registration necessary.


Favorite Children's Programs Return

Many of your favorite children's programs are returning this spring.
Pick a few and come visit us .

Drop-in Spring Preschool Storytimes
March 26- May 10

Family Storytime
Thursdays, April and May at 6:30 p.m.

Play for all
Saturdays, April 7 & 21 and May 5 & 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Chess Club
Wednesdays, April 11 & 25 and May 9 & 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Parent/Child Workshop
Mondays, April 20-May 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, April 24-May 22 at 10:15 a.m.

Nutmeg Nights
Wednesdays, April 18 and May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Call 665-8720 for more information or visit our Children's Events page on our website.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Parent/Child Workshop

We will be taking registrations for the spring session of the Parent/Child Workshop in April. New Newington families may register beginning April 9. Repeat and/or out-of-town families may register beginning April 16. For those of you unfamiliar with the workshop, it is an organized playtime for parents and caregivers and their 1-3 year old children. There's also an opportunity to speak with community representatives and child development experts on a variety of subjects. This session we are happy to welcome Jane Bisantz & Associates, a Birth to Three program and CPTV as our resource professionals for the morning session.

One Book 4 Towns

Next week on March 27 @ 7:00 the One Book 4 Town reading program will Kick-Off at the Rocky Hill Public Library. A free bus will leave from Newington Town Hall parking lot directly across the street from the Lucy Robbins Welles Library on March 27 @ 6:15 p.m. Car pool with us to save some gas and help free up some parking spaces at the Rocky Hill Library.

Archer Mayor will speak on at the program on Tuesday and local community members will read from sections of The Surrogate Thief. Mr. Mayor will also sign books. If you haven't bought you book yet you can buy one at the program.

Rocky Hill is a lovely library. I you have never been there take this opportunity to go visit. They will have a nice selection of light refreshments available.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Book News

The library is offering a new service. Look at our Book News page for a selection of the new additions to our collection by subject area. You can view the new additions from this page and link to the catalog or you can have individual monthly newsletters emailed to you on the 15 of each month. If you have a blog reader you can also add the rss feed to your blog reader.
From the Book News page you can also link to authors on the web, and awards and best seller lists. You can search the catalog from the awards and best seller lists and if we don't own a book you are interested in please contact us and we will be happy to get it for you.
Try this new service and let us know what you think about it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tax Time!

We have a huge supply of the most common Federal and State tax forms and instruction booklets. They are on a table in the library's magazine area.

If we don't have the form you need, tax forms can be printed from the IRS website and the State of CT website.

Need assistance preparing your Federal tax return? Call 1(800)829-1040.

Sue S.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Prickly Things! 3/15/2007

Tomorrow @ 10:15 a.m. bring your 3-6 year old children to Prickly Things! Educators from the Lutz Children's Museum will teach them how to handle a puffer fish, porcupine quill, catcus and a live prickly visitor. There is still room so call 665-8700 to register or stop by in the morning.

Time Travel

On Thursday March 15 @ 7:00 p.m., Ronald Mallett, professor of physics at University of Connecticut, will discuss his theory that time travel is possible.
If it were possible would you like to travel forward or backward in time?

Time Travel Books


Friday, March 09, 2007

Surrogate Thief

Archer Mayor's book Surrogate Thief is now available for checkout or purchase at the circulation desk. Archer Mayor is our One Book 4 Towns author this year. Surrogate Thief won the 2004 New England Book Award for fiction. Publisher's Weekly says, "This is the prolific Mayor's most accomplished book - a character-driven novel that's enhanced by graceful prose and compelling narrative."
Watch for the Library News for more special events related to One Book 4 Towns.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

FilmFest Italiana

Library Director, Marian Amodeo's 5th annual FilmFest Italiana was well attended, as usual. Monday night over 60 people enjoyed watching Sophia Loren in Houseboat and eating italian cookies. Deb Gaudet gave an interesting talk on the star of our film festival, Sophia Loren and moderated a lively discussion after the film. The film festival has been co-sponsored by the local Newington Chapter of UNICO for all 5 years.

Come early next week to make sure you have a seat for the movie Black Orchid starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Trinity College Class at Newington Library

On Tuesday March 6 Andrew DeRocco will teach E=MC²: “THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS EQUATION” in the Lienhard Room at the Library.

E=MC²: “THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS EQUATION”Hardly a day passes but what the word "energy" does not enter into conversation. When and how did the notion arise? And what, after all, does it mean? We will trace the history of its development, meet the important figures who contributed both to it and to its companion, "mass;" and, finally, unite them in what our author, David Bodanis refers to as the "world's most famous equation." Ours will not be a "technical" excursion. Curiosity and a little imagination will suffice.
Text will include E=mc², A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, David Bodanis. Berkley Books, New York, 2000, a division of Penguin Books.
Andrew De Rocco
Four Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30 pm
Newington Public Library
March 6, 13, 20, 26.
Andrew De Rocco, former dean of the Faculty at Trinity, has also served as the president of Denison University and as Connecticut's Commissioner of Higher Education. His Ph.D. was awarded by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, where he began his academic career before becoming Institute Professor of Molecular Physics at the University of Maryland.


If you would like to sign up contact Trinity:

Enrollment information:Academy of Lifelong LearningTrinity College300 Summit StreetHartford, CT 06106(860) 297-2125