Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Different Look for the YA Area

The Young Adult area has some new furniture and a bulletin board.

Surf the net at the new computer station or read for a while in the new chairs or work on a project at the new tables.

A Big Thank You to the Board of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library for making this possible.


Town Wide Clue Game

As part of our summer reading program, Get a Clue @ Your Library, the children's department is sponsoring a town wide clue game.

Here's how children in town can join in on the fun.

  1. Come to the children's department at the library and pick up your list of locations, books and suspects.
  2. Visit the locations in town and look for the clue poster with a suspect reading a book.
  3. When you find the poster cross out the person, the location and the book on your list.
  4. When you know who did it - Fill out your accusation card and deliver it to the library by August 1.

Prizes will be announced.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Tool Chest for Self Marketers

For those of you who participated in our brochure workshop or other patrons who are interested in the book Tool Chest for Self Marketers by Cheryl Dauphin and Nancy Simonds the link in iBistro is fixed. I contacted Library Connection, our library network that provides our catalog, and here is the response.

Hi Vicki,
Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. There were a few problems with the record that caused it not to show. It's all set now. Actually, South Windsor had the book, too, but the title was typed in differently, so there are now three copies available for interested patrons.

If you attended this program, post a comment and let us know what you thought of it.


Magic the Gathering

Registration is still open for the Magic program on
Thursday, June 28 @ 2:00 p.m.

Call the library 860-665-8700 or
stop by the information desk to sign up.

Teens in grades 7 - 12 are welcome to come play Magic. All levels of of players from experienced to new are welcome. The program is free and refreshments will be provided.


Bus Trip to Block Island

Join the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library on a bus trip to Block Island.

The bus will leave the back parking lot of Newington Town Hall at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. It will take approximately 2 hours to get to Pt. Judith where passengers will board the ferry for the one hour ride to Block Island. Once on Block Island, passengers will be free to explore the Island on their own. An optional tour of the Island by minivan will be available for approximately $10. Passengers should take the 5:00 p.m. ferry back to Pt. Judith. The bus will leave Pt. Judith at 6:00 p.m. for the two hour return trip to the Town Hall parking lot.

The cost is $43 per person. Register at the Adult Information Desk.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fossil Hunter

Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. Walter Heinz, the fossil hunter, will be at the library. He will bring

  • Megaladon shark tooth
  • woolly mammoth molar and
  • amber with an insect embedded

Free tickets are available NOW.

For children in grade 1 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Library.


Summer Reading Programs for the Whole Family

Everyone is invited to join one of the three summer reading programs the library is offering this summer. They are all free.

  • Adult readers will earn a raffle ticket for each book they read, which will be entered in weekly drawings for special gift baskets. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk.

  • Teens will earn book bucks throughout the summer to use at the teen finale auction in August. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk.

  • Children up through grade 8 can earn prizes by reading or being read to for at least twenty minutes a day. Sign up in the Children's Department.

** All the summer reading events, giveaway books and raffle prizes are provided by a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

Wizard Rock for ages 9 to 90

If you like rock music, 80’s music or Harry Potter books then consider joining us for the Wizard Rock Concert. Draco and the Malfoys, an energetic two man band will perform wicked wizard rock, as inspired by their namesakes.

The concert will be on July 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Center Auditorium.

Free tickets are available at the Adult Information Desk.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Learn What Makes a Good Business Brochure

Join Cheryl Dauphin and Nancy Simonds on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m., as they talk about what makes an effective business brochure. Bring your brochure to share and get feedback on the content and design. This program is geared to the small business owner and home-based business.

To Anonymous: Thank you for your diligence in searching out errors on our website, to the extent that you look at other websites to find them. However this time the website appears to have a typo. The business brochure program will be on June 18 at 7:00 p.m. as previously stated in this post.

Vicky Chase, Librarian at Lucy Robbins Welles Library.

Bus Trip to New York City

Join the Friends of Lucy Robbins Welles Library for a special trip to New York City and spend the day as you wish.

The bus will leave from the back parking lot of Newington Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, June 16. It will arrive in New York City at approximately 9:30 a.m. The bus will drop passengers off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Passengers will have plenty of time to enjoy the city before boarding the bus at 6:00 p.m. behind St. Patrick's Cathedral for the trip back to Newington.

The cost of the trip is $27. Register at the Adult Information Desk.

Sue S.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lucy's Librarians Learn Library2.0

About on month ago the librarians and staff at the library started learning about Library2.0. Two of us have created a learning blog. We post lessons once a week. The rest of the staff do the lessons at their own pace. We are available for one on one instruction or other help along the way. As I have been researching for my entries and reading Sue's entries in the learning blog I too am learning. I wanted to share this youtube video with you. It's a video explaining RSS. I found it entertaining and informative. Hope you enjoy it and learn something.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Get a Clue @ Your Library

This Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the library will officially kick off the summer reading program, Get a Clue @ Your Library, with an all ages outdoor fair in the Town Hall parking lot. Besides registration for the 3 different reading programs, adult, teen and children, activities will include the popular Touch-a-Truck event co-sponsored by Parks and Rec and the Newington/Wethersfield Women's Club, with 11 different vehicles lining Mill Street (which will be closed to the public until noon). Also there will be face painting, tattoos, fingerprint pictures, a mystery word game, free balloons, chess, checkers and Radio Disney!

Parking will be available in the Garfield St. lot, along Garfield St. and at the Senior and Disabled Center.

Bring the whole family and start reading!

Here's a photo from a previous kick-off to whet your appetite! Hope to see you there!


Friday, June 01, 2007

Chess Club 6/6/2007 @ 3:30 p.m.

Join the Newington High School Chess Club members Wednesday for their last meeting of the youth chess club for the school year. Bring your own boards and meet other's interested in chess.

The club is open to all levels of players in grades 3-8.
No registration required.


Organize your kitchen

Monday June 4, 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room

Is your kitchen cluttered; are your closets crowded?
Stop by the library Monday evening and
JoAnne Grabinski will tell you how to get organized.