Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We survived Hurricane Sandy with no major problems and we are open for business today.  Stop in!  Remember, if you had materials due yesterday (October 29), there will be no fines as long as they are returned today.  Please call us if you have a problem with returning materials.

Monday, October 29, 2012


In the interest of safety we have decided to close the library today, Monday, October 29.  The governor has recommended that people stay home and, since some of our employees travel from out of town, we decided  to heed his advice.  If you care to venture out you may return items to the book drop, but anything due today WILL be backdated if you return it tomorrow.  We will keep you posted, but we hope to see you tomorrow.  This is a great opportunity to read a good book as long as we have power!

Friday, October 26, 2012


The program on Identity Fraud and Scam scheduled for Monday, October 29 has been postponed.  Please watch for a new date soon!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


We still have seats left for Chef Renee's CT Food Day demonstration tonight at 6:30 PM.  This is a great time to get new ideas for holiday cooking from a trined expert!  The library is conducting a food drive in conjunction with CT Food Day.  Please bring a nonperishable food item to the program with you.  The food bin will be here throughout the week fo anyone who wants to donate.  Food will be given to a local food bank.  Thank you for your contribution!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Wednesday, Ocober 24 is Food Day, a national campaign for healthy, affordable, and fairly produced food for all. Our popular local Chef Renee' returns to the Windsor Locks Public Library on October 24 at 6:30 PM to help Windsor Locks celebrate Connecticut Food Day. Chef Renee's program will feature autumn comfort foods, flavors, and seasonings along with cooking tips that you can try in your own kitchen. Get some great tips on how to prepare healthy, delicious, and affordable meals from your autumn harvest. PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR DONATION TO A LOCAL FOOD BANK. Call the library at 860-627-1495 to register for this delicious program!


On Tuesday October 23 @ 6:30 PM  Ned Farrell, an avid beekeeper for 24 years, will appear at the Windsor Locks Library.  He and his wife Sharyn run The Bee Happy Company. As advocates of beekeeping, the Farrells have installed hives, produced honey and beeswax items, and educated the public on beekeeping. Berlin native Farrell will discuss the effects of environmental stresses on the honeybee population, whose numbers are dwindling. Bees are vital for pollination of plants and backyard beekeeping is an enjoyable and educational way to preserve honeybees in the U.S. Learn more about this fascination hobbey from an expert! Visit The Bee Happy Compnay blog at http://happiary.com/. 
Hurry and register for this fascinating program by calling 860-627-1495.

Friday, October 5, 2012


"Power" is a concept that touches our exisitence on a daily basis.  How do we attain and maintain power over our lives and those who seek to take power from us?  Who has power over us?  Why do we sometimes feel powerless?  When did mankind recognize the value of power?  In 1998 John Jacob Haksteen, MD, a Windsor Locks resident and a practicing psychiatrist for 38 years, decided to construct an understanding of the soul, eventually leading him to the question of how and where humans search for power.  On Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM Dr. Haksteen will be in the library's Community Room to share details of the book that resulted from his quest, "Searching 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, but walk-ins are welcome.