Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Registration is open for Couponing 101, which will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 6-8 PM.  Couponing expert Gina Juliano will present a two hour course on saving money with savvy shopping.  Participants will learn how to maximize their savings and use coupons to shop for FREE and to find coupon savings online and in stores.  Several tips and tricks for “frugalizing” your pets and home will also be discussed.  A basic understanding of computers and the Internet is necessary in order to fully benefit from this class.  Using the tools taught in this workshop, participants should be able to cut their grocery bill in half, find online grocery and drug store deals, understand stockpiling, and organize and use coupons.  Register today!  This program is jointly sponsored by the Windsor Locks Public Library and the  General Federated Woman's Club of Windsor Locks.

April book clubs:
BookBuffs will meet on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 PM to review and recommend books.
Around the World will meet on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM.  This month's selection is The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama, set in India.
The Christie Capers will discuss A Stitch Before Dying by Ann Canadeo on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM.
Newcomers are always welcome to attend our book clubs!  Copies of selected books are available at the circulation desk one month before.

Don't forget that our Needlework Club meets every Tuesday night from 7-8PM.  Nancy Wenzel, a certified knitting instructor, is available to help beginners with both knitting and crochet projects.  It's a great group!


Windsor Locks Library staff offer technology help on a drop-in basis twice a month during Ask Winnie!  Tonight's session will be held from 6-8 PM.  Librarians Eileen and Kristin will be available to help with specific problems and questions related to  Microsoft Office, Internet searching, email, using the library catalog and databases, downloading eBooks and audio books, and other library-related technology questions.  If we are unable to help you during the scheduled session we have additional staff who will be happy to contact you by phone and discuss your technology issue with you.  No registration is necessary.

Our next Ask Winnie sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 (2-4 PM) and Tuesday, April 24 (6-8 PM).

Friday, March 16, 2012


As I mentioned before, Art Horn will be back at the Windsor Locks Public Library on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM with another exciting program, Weather Warriors.  Any of you who have experienced Art's presentations in the past (Extreme Weather, Weather Myths & Mysteries) know that this is a not-to-be-missed event! Many of us have jobs that  require driving through bad weather and sometimes we have to deal with cancellations and delays due to storms and their aftermath, but what if your career required facing Mother Nature head-on, no matter how dangerous or rapidly changing conditions might be?  From commercial fishermen, pilots, and big-rig truckers to farmers, construction workers, and hurricane hunters, those that face nature's fury every day on the job are profiled in this PowerPoint presentation.  After seeing this program, you'll have a greater appreciation of your view of the weather from the inside out!

Meteorologist Art Horn has been forecasting the weather for more than 30 years and will be a familiar face to those of you who watched him on channel 30 from 1992-2005.  Knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining, Art will amaze you with his practical and in-depth look at how the weather affects the lives and our jobs.  He will be available to answer questions after the presentation.  Call us at 860-627-1495 to sign up.  Seating is limited, so register early!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Our 2nd annual adult winter reading program has come to a conclusion with the drawing of our grand prize winning entries.  One of our lucky readers won a beautiful blanket created by our library knitting group, featuring all 50 states and USA maps knitted into colorful squares.  The other grand prize was a 12-block crocheted throw in green, blue, rose, and brown.  For more details on our adult winter reading program winners and all of our prize baskets visit www.windsorlockslibrary.org/brrrr2.html.  In all, 324 books were submitted and 61 people participated.  The library's adult winter and summer reading programs are fun and stress free, designed to add a little extra spice to your reading life!  Watch for information on our summer programs, coming up in June!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Encore presentation!  The Windsor Locks Library History Club welcomes local Attorney Christopher Kervick on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 PM for a repeat of his popular program on the history of the Windsor Locks Canal.  This  presentation will focus on recent information brought to light during Kervick's continued research regarding the Canal's Irish construction workers.  The program is free, but seating is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call 860-627-1495 to register