Thursday, March 28, 2013


Because Good Friday is a legal holiday in Connecticut we will be closed on Friday, March 29.  We will be open as usual (10-5) on Saturday.  We hope that everyone who celebrates Easter has a wonderful holiday and that all of our friends have a safe and happy weekend!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fay Taylor, Author of "Steel"

STEEL is the inspiring memoir of a woman whose faith and courage have helped her to remain as strong as steel while fighting back from severe spinal cord injuries. Author Fay Taylor will discuss STEEL at the Windsor Locks Public Library, on Tuesday April 9 at 6:30 PM. Her story is one of triumph over adversity, of a tragic fall from a horse in 1989 that resulted in a broken back and a changed life. Her story will be an inspiration to all who live with or care for someone with spinal cord injuries. Join us to meet Fay Taylor and hear, in her own words, the story of her rollercoaster ride from the depths of despair to triumphant heights and back again. Copies of STEEL will be available for sale and signing after the program. Please call the library at 860-627-1495 to register.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Leslie will be reading the first two chapters of her book, Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup, while we relax and listen with a hot cup of tea and delicious homemade cookies.  Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.  We can guaranty that you will emjoy the evening!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Madeline's Tea House Mysteries

A local author, Windsor Locks' own Leslie Matthews Stansfield, returns to the library on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM to discuss her first cozy mystery, Mr. Tea & the Traveling Teacup. This initial book in the Madeline's Tea House series has been described by readers as "a delightful encounter that happened to be a book" and "a nice mix of mystery, spookiness and humor." Leslie will introduce us to teahouse proprietors Terry and Karen Sutter, who have opened their new business in their childhood home, and to Mr. Tea, a psychic macaw that will leave you laughing! Join us for an hour of mystery and fun with Leslie and her characters. I've read the book and Iiked it!  If you are interested in more information, visit for my review.  Copies of Mr. Tea & the Traveling Tea Cup will be available for sale and signing after the program. Please call 860-627-1495 to register.

Author David K. Leff

Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 PM:  David K. Leff, author of Hidden in Plain Sight: A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut, invites readers to "join me on adventures discovering drive-in theaters, Quonset huts, old growth forests, cider mills, ghost towns, roadside springs, Nike missile sites, neglected graveyards and many other quirky wonders. Hidden in Plain Sight explores my home turf of Connecticut, but the method of deep travel and the kinds of objects and phenomena awaiting discovery can be found anywhere. You just have to look! This book will teach you how." Join Mr. Leff as he describes how to "see the magic in the mundane," enriching our lives by finding the importance in commonplace things and places around us. The program will include a PowerPoint slide show and question and answer period. Copies of Mr. Leff's book will be available for sale and signing after the program. Please call 860-627-1495 to register. For more information on Mr. Leff and his books, please visit  We look forward to seeing you on March 13 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room.  The library is located at 28 Main Street in Windsor Locks.    


Today is the final day to submit entries for the adult winter reading grand prize drawing.  The winner will be chosen and contacted on Friday morning.  Thanks to all of you who have participated this year and good luck!  Check out our Cozy Up to a Good Book page at to find out how many books were submitted and who won!