Thursday, May 31, 2012

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF

Our adult and children's summer reading programs will kick of on Saturday, June 16! The adult program, Home Grown Reading, will feature locally themed prizes and works by local authors. There is no obligation to read anything special, but if you're going to read anyways, why not sign up and have the chance to win some great prizes? If your kids are signing up, stop in and sign yourself up, too. The fun begins between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. If you can't make it on June 16 you can still register later on in the month.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SPRING BOOK SALE

Stock up on summer reading at our annual sping book sale! What could be better than lying in the shade with a glass of lemonade and a great mystery, or sitting on the beach catching some rays and reading a paperback romance without worrying about how much sand ends up in the book? Fiction, nonfiction, harcover, paperbacks, audio, dvds, and music... we have it all for all ages and tastes. The sale starts June 23 and will continue through mid-July, so don't worry if you can't make it on the first day. Prices range from 50 cents to $2.00 for most items. Cash and checks are accepted. Call 860-627-1495 for more information.

COZY MYSTERY MADNESS

For those of you who love a good cozy mystery, June will be a great month at Windsor Locks Public Library! Laura Bradford, author of the Southern Sewing Circle mysteries (writing as Elizabeth Lynn Casey) and also author of some award-winning romances, will visit us on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 PM to discuss her new Amish mystery series. The first in the new series, HEARSE & BUGGY, will be published next week, Laura will be bringing along some of her books for sale and signing for those who are interested.

Christie Capers, our mystery book discussion group, will meet on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 PM to discuss THE BODY IN THE BOOKCASE by Katherine Hall Page. This wonderful series, featuring Boston area caterer Faith Fairchild, is always a delight.

On Friday, June 22 at 7:00 PM we will have a special Friday night program, a visit from Anne Canadeo, author of the Black Sheep knitting mysteries. Anne is also the author of the Thomas Kinkade books, writing as Katherine Spencer. She will also have copies of her books available for sale. Since this program will take place outside of our normal hours of business, doors will open at 6:45 PM. Since we will be set up for our book sale on June 23 we will be meeting in the circulation area of the library.

Please call us at 860-627-1495 to register for one of our author programs. If you are interested in joining the Christie Capers, books are available at the circ desk and no registration is necessary!

Friday, May 4, 2012

LIGHTEN UP WITH SPRING VEGETABLES


Local cooking expert Chef Renee' will share her knowledge and expertise at Windsor Locks Public Library on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 PM.  She will offer tips and tricks for preparing spring vegetables in new and exciting ways, demonstrating how to create tasty, restaurant quality vegetable dishes at home. Chef Renee' studied at Johnson & Wales University and is currently working at a popular area restaurant in addition to providing personal chef services to several clients. She is passionate about food, people, and service and will be starting a cooking show on Windsor TV this summer. Join us at the Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main Street, for this informational program on healthy eating with seasonal produce. Call 860-627-1495 to register.