Monday, December 31, 2007

Library closed on Jan. 1, 2008

The library will be closed on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2008. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Closing at 5:00 on Dec. 31, 2007

The library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday Dec. 31, 2007.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Movie Matinee - Shrek the Third Mon, Dec 31.

No registration necessary. 1:00 p.m. in the library's community room. The film lasts 90 minutes and is rated PG.

Parents please come with your children under the age of 8.


Fireman Jim's Safety Tips - Sat. Dec 29

It's a rock 'n rollin' good time as Fireman Jim Jansen teaches children ages 3 and up basic fire safety with songs and demos. rock 'n roll turns into drop and roll.


The Magic of Dan Bowen - Fri Dec 28th

Come to the library's community room for a magical experience with Dan Bowen! The show starts at 11:00 a.m.


TODAY! Dec 27 - Sam Pasco Orchestra

Today at 2:30 p.m. the Sam Pasco Orchestra will perform in the library's community room. Get a lesson about musical instruments as well as a concert. One lucky child will recieve a free drumming lesson.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Library Closed Sun, Mon and Tuesday

The library will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 25. We will open again at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Library Was Closed Sunday 12/16/2007

The library was closed Sunday Dec. 16, 2007. If you had any books due that day you will not be charged fees. If you would like to renew books due yesterday please stop by or call to renew. You will not be able to renew through My Account since the computer thinks the books are overdue.

We do apologize for any inconvenience being closed may have caused. We do hope you were able to stay home and keep warm and safe.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Wonderful World of Music

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear the Sam Pasco Orchestra perform in the library’s Community Room on Thursday, December 27, 2:30 p.m. The audience will receive a lesson on the sounds of each musical instrument and how notes are strung together to make beautiful songs. One lucky child will receive a free drumming lesson and all will participate in a march around the library.

Admission is free and no registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Newington Kiwanis.

Reading & Recipies for Children

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for Reading and Recipies on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. We’ll tell gingerbread stories and then make gingerbread cookies! Please wear washable clothing.

Call the Children’s Department at 665-8720 to register.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Stewart O'Nan to Visit Evening Book Group

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 in the Lienhard room. We will be discussing Stewart O'Nan's latest book, Last Night at the Lobster, with the author.

We will have a limited number of books for sale for $15.00.

In the NY Times Book Review on Nov. 4, 2007, in Food Chain Blues, Nathaniel Rich says-

"O’Nan’s empathy for his characters is one of his great gifts as a
novelist, and it is an impressive achievement that Manny’s misplaced affection for Red Lobster is not risible, but tragic."

In the NY Times Arts section on Dec 3, 2007, in Requiem for a Red Lobster: A Novel of Downsizing, Motoko Rich says

"Having swiped menus, scrutinized dining patterns and interrogated workers in Wethersfield and other locations while writing the book, Mr. O’Nan, 46, became steeped in Red Lobster trivia."

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thursday Night Book Discussion Planning Meeting

This Thursday night, December 6, the library book discussion group will have it's planning meeting. Bring two or three books you would like the group to read. Present your case for your books then vote on the books you would like to read in 2008.

Everyone welcome.


Big Read - Maltese Falcon

The library is encouraging it's patrons to join the Big Read for 2008. Along with people all over the country, we will be reading The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. The library will sponsor book discussions and a screening of the movie with Humphry Bogart.

Look for more details in the New Year.