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Story time begins Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11 a.m.

Writer’s group Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 7:15 p.m.

New Hours at Voluntown Library (effective 7/2010)

Website:
http://voluntown.gov
Mon:
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tues:
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thurs:
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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With the recent grant of $1,000 from Jewett City Savings Bank, close to $3,000 from the Friends of Voluntown Library, funds from Voluntown Library, and $500 from the Pachaug Grange, Voluntown Library will soon offer web access to what is in the physical library in the very near future. The future is almost now!

Last year, the library webpage moved its home to the town websiteVoluntown Library  and has built its web presence in Facebook .

Now the library is pleased to present a web accessible catalog for our patrons. Watch this space because in the very near future as you will be able to see what you have checked out, and find books on the shelves at Voluntown Library. Right now you can see what the library owns. Soon, you will be able to reserve an item from the comfort of home.

Deborah Fleet, Library Director

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This past year I have been so busy with posting on the library’s page on facebook, and building the new site at Voluntown.gov, that I have badly neglected the library’s blog page. We have recently revamped the library’s circulation area with a  “new” desk (courtesy of Bridgeport Public Library), and a new storage unit for staff use. Then on the emergency end, the library had to close a few days in January due to a lack of heat, and most recently our newly installed main doors were damaged by the wind, and cannot be used at the moment, and the library basement flooded. Now, on to the events that are of interest to you…

Events at Voluntown Public Library

Library Holiday Closings: Monday, May 31, 2010 (Memorial Day); Monday, July 5, 2010 (Independence Day Observed)

Library Board of Trustees Meetings Thursdays March 10, April 8, May 13, June 10, 2010 @ 6 p.m.

Young Writer’s Group – Wednesday March 3, 2010 @ 5 p.m. For teens and young adults.

Nutty about Knitting, Crazy about Crochet   

 ~ Tuesdays March 30, and April 13, May 4, 2010 @ 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Bring your needlework, and enjoy a social time of chat,and needlework. Future dates for 2010 to be discussed. This group enjoys creating gifts, as well as items to donate (such as blankets for the Project Linus). In January, feel free to bring your Linus blanket projects to work on.

Story Time – Story Time Tuesdays @ 10: 30 a.m. (Social time 10-10:30 a.m.) March 23, April 6, 2010. Ages 2 and up. Space limited to 12 children. Spring Story time begins April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 8, 2010.

Connecticut Author Eileen Kaplan 

Author Eileen Kaplan

“Laughter is the Breast Medicine” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 16, 2010. Eileen is a breast cancer survivor and an Awareness Advocate who mentors women dealing with health and physical issues associated with breast cancer and its aftermath. Throught her diagnoses and treatments for breast cancer, she discovered that Laughter is the Breast Medicine. Laughter helped her to heal her body and her mind. Call the library for information.

Writer’s Group, Wednesday, March 24, April 28, May 26, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. Group meets the last Wednesday of the month at the Voluntown Public Library. Do you dabble in poetry? Do you journal, or are you working on a story? Interested I meeting other aspiring writers? Writers of all ages are welcome to attend.

Call 860-376-0485 for more information.

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 Upcoming Spring Events at Voluntown Public Library (updated 4-06-09)

 March – Art Month! See the display of artwork by Mrs. MacBride’s art class students from Voluntown Elementary School in the Library display case. It will be here a little while longer!

April is Poetry Month!

April 1 Wednesday – Young Writer’s – 5 – 6 p.m.

April 7 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

April 7 Tuesday – Knitters and Crochet Group 6 – 7:45 p.m.

April 9 Thursday – Library Board of Trustees meeting – 6 p.m.

April 21 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

April 21 Tuesday – Knitters and Crochet Group 6 – 7:45 p.m.

April 25 Saturday 11 a.m., Tuesday April 28 6:30 p.m. adult program: Extreme Home for the Girard Family – ”A Chronology of Project 615, Voluntown Connecticut “ with  author  David P. Schulze, AIBD, Nationally certified in Building Design by NCBDC. Each identical session is limited to 30 attendees, please choose the time that best suits you. Mr. Schulze’s books will be available at the program for purchase.

April 29 Wednesday – Writer’s Group – 7:15 p.m.

May 2009

May 5 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

May 6 Wednesday – Young Writer’s – 5 – 6 p.m.

May 14 Thursday – Library Board of Trustees meeting – 6 p.m.

May 19 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.       

May 27  Wednesday – Writer’s Group – 7:15 p.m.       

May 30 Saturday at 12:30 James Adams will present Cedar Flutes, combining history with art as well as story telling. 

 

Other events TBA

 Summer Reading Theme – Be Creative @ Voluntown Library begins Thursday June 18, 2009. If you have a program idea or a creative skill you would love to share with the community, and especially the youth, for this summer, or anytime, contact Deborah Fleet or Sharon Geer at Voluntown Public Library, 860-376-0485, vltnlib@yahoo.com Don’t be shy, sharing your skills and knowledge is a great way to promote community and volunteerism in our town.

 Many thanks to the library staff and volunteers who have helped at the library during my recent absence/injury. I am hoping to be back in full swing soon.

Deborah Fleet

Library Director

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Summer Reading will be here before you know it! Sign up begins Wednesday June 18 at 2 p.m. at Voluntown Public Library and will end on Friday August 1 at 6 p.m. (last time for youngsters to turn in reading lists – these will be forwarded to Voluntown Elementary School).

Closing event will feature Jay Mankita on Friday August 8 at 6 p.m.

Be looking here for updates coming soon! Summer Reading Fun is for all ages

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It’s not just the bunnies hopping this spring! Voluntown Public Library has a great slate of events for the community up ahead. Spring has sprung and there are some wonderful new features available at Voluntown Public Library. This past November, the library joined a DVD “swap” with other eastern Connecticut Libraries funded by $500 received from the Pachaug Grange. The setup fee was $250 and the yearly fee is $250. The library will have about 30 different DVD’s arrive monthly. That amounts to about 360 different movies available to loan for the year that takes a minimal of shelf space. This special collection of DVD’s loan out for one week at a time, $1 late fee per day, no renewals so lots of people can have the chance to watch these newer features. These movies have been flying off the shelf. Come take a look and check them out today. As always, movies that belong to Voluntown Library circulate for 2 weeks at a time and patrons can check out 4 VHS or DVD’s at a time, and if they have children, can check out 4 children’s movies as well

There is a whole new world to explore from the comfort of your home, or the library computer. Come and take a ride to Voluntown Library and learn how to surf the web, mousercise, and more. These short sessions in introductory computer skills are filling fast. Class size is limited to 4 participants, and will run as long as there is interest, so if you can’t make it to one class or it fills up, there will be other sessions. Class offerings include Mousercise; Safe Surfing; E-Mail How-To; and classes for more advanced users – Blogs and Del.icio.us Bookmarks, Flickr Photo, etc. The March schedule for computer help classes has been posted. They will be offered March 20 and by special arrangement with the librarian. Register for new beginning computer classes by calling 376-0485 or e-mailing vltnlib@yahoo.com or speak with the librarian to schedule a time. April class schedule TBA. Library Homepage

Be sure to look at the Library Event Page to see what is happening at the library!

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Welcome to Voluntown Public Library, on the virtual side. In staying in touch with new technology, we think that blog pages may be an easier way to keep our library citizens uptodate with news and events at the library.

Please feel free to view the pages, and let me know if we at the library can help you.

Deborah Fleet
Library Director
Voluntown Public Library
vltnlib@yahoo.com

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