Monday, November 19, 2012

IDENTITY FRAUD & SCAMS - TONIGHT @ 6:30!

Free identity fraud program - tonight at 6:30 PM.  Can you afford to miss it?  Listen to what an expert says about how to protect yourself from scams, identity theft, and other forms of financial fraud.  Seats available and walk-ins are welcome!

Friday, November 16, 2012

OverDrive eBooks and audio

OverDrive, our primary eBook and audi book provider, will be conducting maintenance next week during the following times:
5:30 - 7:30 AM US Eastern Time
Monday, November 19 through Friday November, 24.
 
During these periods you will most likely be unable to download eBooks or audio books.  We appreciate your patience.  At least they chose early morning during a week when we will all be thinking more about food than literature!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

IDENTITY THEFT - ARE YOU SAFE?

During the holidays we are prime targets for identity fraud and scams.  Our credit cards are in constant use both online and in retail stores, various charitable organizations are asking for our help, and our mailboxes are filled with bill, offers, and personal correspondence.  The distracted, the elderly, and the trusting are all vulnerable.  How can we protect our identity and our good credit? 

Mike Savenelli of BCI Financial (Cheshire, CT) will be at the library on Monday, November 19 at 6:30 PM to present a workshop on Identity Fraud and Scams. He will cover 10 major points that will help you to prevent becoming a victim of these crimes and teach you what to do if you have been a victimized already. In 2010, 8.3 million people were victims of identity theft and scams and more people are being targeted each year. The year 2011 saw an increase of 13%, to 11.6 million victims.

Mike Savenelli has been in the credit industry for 43 years and has an extensive background in the area credit fraud. He has served with a number of credit fraud organizations and has worked with law enforcement professionals. Handouts with information on identity fraud and related issues will be available for attendees.

Consider taking an hour from your busy life to learn how to protect yourself from this increasing prevalent crime.  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

Monday, November 12, 2012

VETERANS' DAY

We are open for business as usual today.  Thank you to all our veterans and active duty military for your service to our country.  Stop in!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

This year we are having trouble fitting in all of the great programming that comes our way! Despite the upcoming holidays we have a full calendar in November, so plan to take a break from food preparation, parties, and shopping to stop down and take advantage of some wonderful FREE events at Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main Street this month. Call us at 860-627-1495 to register for a program or for more information.

Thursday, November 1 @ 6:30 PM:
Mandi Gavlak, a certified esthetician from FitSpa at Enfuse Fitness in Enfield, will present a total body appraoch to maintaining your skin during the cold winter months. The program will feature information on cleansing,
hydrating, and protecting your skin along with a focus on the benefits of good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Registration is recommended since space is limited.
Tuesday, November 6 @ 6:30 PM
BookBuffs book club members share information and reviews on novels or nonfiction. Everyone has at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading. Email me, Adult Services Librarian Eileen Pearce, at epearce@libraryconnection.info for more information.
Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30 PM
Brian and Marcey Hickey of Hickey Healing will present a demonstration of vibrational healing with Tibetan bowls. This ancient art, designed to help listeners achieve harmony of mind, body, and spirit, is based on repetitive rythmns and tones that encourage meditation, relaxation, and spirtual well-being. The Hickeys are theratpuetic recereational healers and perform at nursing home, hospitals, and rehab facilities in addition to libraries and other venues. The program is free, but registration is necessary due to space limitations.
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Greenshare Technology, an award-winning charitable organization located in Farmington, CT will be in the library lobby selling refurbished computer packages for as little as $225, with upgrades available for as little as $25. A typical package includes Windows 7 Professional, 1BG of memory, an 80 GB hard drive, a 17" monitor and accessories. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Visit http://www.greensharetechnology.org for more information on Greenshare.
Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30 PM
One of our own hometown authors, Leslie Matthews Stansfield, has written a new cozy mystery, Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup, the first in the Madeline's Tea House series starring sisters Terry and Karen Sutter and Mr. Tea, the sisters' psychic macaw. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing after the program. If you love a mystery you'll want to sign up for this!
Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:30 PM
The Christie Capers mystery book club meets this month to discuss Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, a Flavia deLuce mystery by Alan Bradley. Copies of the books will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome and no registration is necessary!
Monday, November 19 @ 6:30 PM
Mike Savenelli of BCI Financial (Cheshire, CT) will present a workshop on Identity Fraud and Scams, sponsored by the Windsor Locks Federl Credit Union. He will cover 10 major points that will help you to prevent becoming a victim of these crimes and teach you what to do if you have been a victimized already. Please call to register.
Tuesday, November 20 @ 6:30 PM
The armchair travelers of the Around the World in a Year Book Club travel to Brazil this month, discussing State of Wonder (Ann Patchett). Copies of the book will be available at the circ desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!
Thankgiving holiday:
The library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21 and reopen on Saturday. We ill be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Monday, November 26 @ 6:30 PM
Jon E. Purmont served as Grasso’s executive assistant during her time as governor of Connecticut. Now, drawing on archival research, his own records , and interviews with Grasso’s family and friends, he has produced a personal and
richly detailed biography of Windsor Locks' own Ella Grasso, the first woman elected governor in her own right. Purmont will share reminiscences of his years with Grasso and read from his recently published book, described by Walter
Mondale as a "rich portrait of the woman who became a role model for so many.”  Copies of Ella Grasso: Connecticut's Pioneering Governor will be available for sale and signing for $28.95. Seating is limited, so advanced
registration is required.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope to see you down at the library soon!