Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CHEF RENEE' & UPCOMING EVENTS

Chef Renee' will be here tonight at 6:30 Pm to demonstrate delicious, easy to make steak dishes, including open-faced steak on crostini, steak salads, and steak stir fry.  There may be a few seats left if you call soon!  Chef Renee' will be back at Windsor Locks Public Library on Wednesday, October 24 to help us celebrate CT Food Day.  This program will feature fall comfort foods, seasonings, and cooking tips.  We are taking registrations for the CT Food Day program now, so sign up soon.  Chef Renee' is POPULAR so her programs fill up fast.

We also have Master Wildlife Conservationist Felicia Ortner, from the CT DEP, returning on October 4 at 6:30 PM to talk about Connecticut's increasing population of black bears.  Bears have been sighted in Windsor Locks and most of the surrounding towns.  How can we learn to coexist peacefully and safely with bears? Sign up for this educational program and find out!

We will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. 

On Wednesday, October 10, John Jacob Haksteen, MD will be in the Community Room to share details of his new book, "Searching for Power."  As a practicing psychiatrist for 38 years, Dr. Haksteen, a Windsor Locks resident, decided in 1998 to construct an understanding of the soul, eventually leading him to question how and where humans search for power. In his book he traces the concept of power through human history, looking at cave pictures, stories, leadership, cultural customs, logic, knowledge, and consciousness, ending with a discussion of how power is used and abused and his hope for the future. Copies of Dr. Haksteen's unique book will be available for sale and signing after the program. Registration is recommended.

Our Fall book sale will be held on Saturday, October 20.  We are busy right now organizing hardcover and paperback fiction, DVDs, music CDs, videos, and more for the sael.  It's a perfect time to stock up on Winter reading (although we still want you to come to the library!).

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS & MYTHS

David Law, PhD has worked as a research scientist in both academia and industry for more than 30 years and he currently volunteers at the Enfield Senior Center.  On Wednesday, September 26  at 6:30 PM Dr. Law will present a program on the facts and myths about global warming and the associated conflicts between science and politics. Dr. Law's talk will cover sources of scientific knowledge, facts about global warming, America's knowledge and beliefs about the subject, global warming and politics, and a Climategate update. Registration is recommended.

Monday, September 10, 2012

TITANIC

Many people from Connecticut and surrounding areas were involved in the Titanic disaster of April, 1912.  Local history buff Phil Devlin will present a program on local heroes and victims of this epic event in history.  Join us at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 13.  Registration is recommended.  Call 860-627-1495.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

AUTHOR VISIT: CYNDIE DEGNAN

On Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 PM, author Cyndie Degnan will share a personal story of hope and determination as chronicled in her book, His Strength Made Perfect: Michael's Story.  Cyndie's son, Michael Degnan, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age 4 and has grown into "a man of great spiritual and emotional strength despite his physical weakness." In her book Cyndie tells the inspirational story of Michael's struggle to meet life's challenges. Michael's story may serve as a source of hope and inspiration to those dealing with life challenges.  The author will be available to sign copies of her book after the program.  Please call to register.