238 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786
Circulation/Children’s: (860) 582-3121
Reference: (860) 583-4467
Summer Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm, Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Closed Saturdays & Sundays**
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WE WELCOME OUR NEW CHILDREN’S ASSISTANT!
We are beyond thrilled to introduce our new Children’s Assistant, Cara Peterson. She joined our staff in mid-July. Cara has a background in human development and family science. She has worked as an assistant preschool teacher and camp counselor for several years. Cara will be taking over some storytimes, as well as introducing a new Music & Movement class. We believe she will be an outstanding resource for our library and community!
Come stop by and say hello!
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! For every book you read, complete a reading log and you’ll be entered to win a gift card to use at a local restaurant or shop! Thanks to the Friends of the Terryville Public Library for providing all of our Adult Summer Reading prizes.
TEEN DIY PINHOLE VIEWERS
Tuesday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Laurie Averill, a NASA Solar System Ambassador will teach teens about the optics of pinhole viewers and how we see color. Each teen/tween will make their own pinhole viewer to take home. Teens that want to stay a bit longer will get an introduction into how to make out-of-this-world images using NASA’s
Micro Observatory and Image Processing. Registration requested by calling 860-583-4467. Light snacks will be served.
DECORATIVE PLANNER WORKSHOP
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.
Jolene Cahill will provide an overview of the fun and functionality of a decorative planner. Try your hand at this hobby by bringing personal photos and a notebook to the event. Scrapbooking supplies will be provided to begin to create your very own decorative planner.
Thursday, August 15, 2:00 p.m.
Medicare can be very confusing to understand and navigate on your own. The North Central Area Agency on Aging will offer a comprehensive overview to teach you everything you need to know about Medicare.
ADULT GAME NIGHT
Thursday, August 15, 6 p.m.
Join us at our monthly Game Night. Learn and/or play some board games! Classic games such as Uno and Dominoes will share table space with Codenames, Indigo, Forbidden Island and others. No registration required.
Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend, or two, or five, for a fun night of laughter and community.
DAYTIME DISCUSSIONS: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
by Patti Callahan, Monday, August 26, 10:30 a.m.
From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack— she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had. At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk.
RECIPE TESTER COOKBOOK CLUB
“Harvest Foods” – Tuesday, September 3, 6:00 p.m.
About a month before the meeting, cookbooks will be displayed in front of the reference desk. Pick a recipe, copy it—free of charge— and mark the recipe so there is no duplication! Then, on the night of the program, bring in your completed recipe to share. Sounds like fun, right? While you enjoy each other’s creations, you can talk about any problems with, additions to, or helpful hints for making the recipe.
COMING Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in CT: History
and Lore with Author/Historian Marty Podskoch
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s New Deal to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks and forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites and dams, stocked fish,
built & maintained fire tower observers cabins & telephone lines, fought fires & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WWII.
Every Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Bring along a project in progress, projects to share or questions to ask. Newbie knitters welcome. This is not meant to be an instructional class, but there will be people there willing to help. For more information, call Lisa Courtney (860) 583-4467
ADVANCED COLORING SESSION
Tuesday, August 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. Bring your own book or choose from one of ours. Color pencils and markers provided. (last Tuesday of every month)
LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Board of Directors does not meet during July or August.
FRIENDS OF THE TERRYVILLE LIBRARY
Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. at the Booktique
The Friends of the Terryville Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization supporting the needs of the Terryville Public Library. They meet once a month on the third Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m at the ‘Booktique’. Parking for the Booktique is located off of Prospect Street, behind the Terryville Public Library. Meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. For more information, please call the Library Director at 860-583-4467.
BOOKTIQUE “Book Bag” SALE
Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Check out the Friends of the Library’s monthly book sale at the “Booktique” at 244 Main St. Terryville. Gently used books and other gifts are sold to raise funds for the Terryville Public Library programs. Booktique sales are held the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00am – 1:00 pm. (In the event of inclement weather, the Booktique sale may be cancelled.)
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Liz Sterner—Mixed Media
UPSTAIRS DISPLAY CASE
Mark Twain Collection
DOWNSTAIRS DISPLAY CASE
Summer Reading Prizes
Summertime and the Livin’ is BUSY!
NEW MATERIALS AT YOUR LIBRARY – ADULT NON-FICTION
Crowdsource Your Library – Sara A. Fiore
White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
The Dairy Free Cookbook – Pamela Ellgen
The Big Book of Practical Spells – Judika Illes
The Last Stone – Mark Bowden
Real Queer America – Samantha Allen
Captured – Alvin Townley
Visions of Earth – Susan Tyler Hitchcock
The Travel Atlas
Season: big flavors, beautiful food – Nik Sharma
Lyme: first epidemic of climate change – Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Everything is Horrible and Wonderful – Stephanie Wittles Wachs
The Uninhabited Earth – David Wallace-Wells
Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding – Asher Powell
Nuking the Moon – Vince Houghton
Searching for Sunday – Rachel Held Evans
The Hidden History of Gun – Thom Hartmann
The Second Mountain – David Brooks
The Moment of Lift – Melinda Gates
Sacred Liberty – Steven Waldman
Waking the Witch – Pam Grossman
I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics – Jeanne Safer, PhD
The Killer Across the Table – John Douglas
A History of the Bible – John Barton
The Queen – Josh Levin
Bitten: secret history of Lyme Disease – Kris Newby
The Way Home – Mark Boyle
Childfree By Choice – Dr. Amy Blackstone
Dinner for Everyone – Mark Bittman
A Woman of No Importance – Sonia Purnell
How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal – Velya Jancz-Urban
Becoming Dr. Seuss – Brian Jay Jones
More Than Enough – Elaine Welteroth
The Matriarch – Susan Page
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave – Darynda Jones
Patsy – Nicole Dennis-Benn
Paris, 7 A.M. – Liza Wieland
Man of the Year – Caroline Louise Walker
Sisters of Summer’s End – Lori Foster
One Minute Later – Susan Lewis
Waiting for Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
The First Mistake – Sandie Jones
Call Your Daughter Home – Deb Spera
The Islanders – Meg Mitchell Moore
The Oracle – Clive Cussler
Enemy Contact – Tom Clancy
Recursion – Blake Crouch
Mrs. Everything – Jennifer Weiner
The Ditch – Herman Koch
A Woman is No Man – Etaf Rum
Just One Bite – Jack Heath
The Summer Guests – Mary Alice Monroe
The Summer of Sunshine & Margot
Before I Wake – David Morrell
Bunny – Mona Awad
Ayesha at Last – Uzma Jalaluddin
Rogue Strike – David Ricciardi
The Little Teashop on Main – Jodi Thomas
Dream Sequence – Adam Foulds
The Flastshare – Beth O’Leary
Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse
Warning Light – David Ricciardi
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune – Roselle Lim
Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors – Sonali Dev
The Chain – Adrian McKinty
Knife – Jo Nesbo
Delayed Rays of a Star – Amanda Lee Koe
Under Currents – Nora Roberts
The Need – Helen Phillips
Dragonfly – Leila Meacham
Me Myself & Him – Chris Tebbetts
Copperhead – Alexi Zentner
The Sum of all Shadows – Eric Van Lustbader
Supper Club – Lara Williams
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING – SIT, STAY, READ!
Thursday, August 8th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading to a specially trained dog in a relaxed, fun environment. Participants sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Registration is required.
SUMMER READING FINALE
The last day to hand in logs and receive tickets for the Summer Reading Program is Thursday, August 8th! Winners will be contacted by Monday, August 12th. Congratulations to all participants. Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors: Friends of the Terryville Public Library, Plymouth Chamber of
Commerce, Beacon Prescriptions and Pottery Piazza (Plainville)
Thursday, August 15, 6:00-7:00 pm
What fruit is a perfect tool to create a volcano? What is a volcano anyway? Learn about different types of volcanos and why they erupt! Ages 4-8. Registration is required.
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