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January News

Wonderful Winter Story Time - Starting January 23rd

The Bill Memorial Library is now taking registration for our Wonderful Winter Story Time, a story program for children ages 18- months up to age 5 with a caregiver. Story Time is held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and will begin on January 23, 2017 and meets every Monday through March 27, with no session on President’s Day, February 20. Story Time features stories, songs with live music, and finger plays in the Children’s Room.

Registration is required and space fills up quickly; please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392 for further information or to register. For more information, check out our flyer here.

A white plush bear



What Does the Bill Memorial Library mean to you?

Do you have a fond memory of the Bill Memorial Library, or a story about how the Library shaped your life? The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library want to hear it! We are seeking stories, memories, and testimonials about the impact of the Library for a community exhibition to be hosted on February 2nd, 2017. Submission slips are located at the library's circulation desk and online here. Submissions will be accepted through January 21st. For more information, please contact the library at (860)445-0392 or check out our flyer here.

An old postcard of the Bill Memorial Library



Video Game Mania - Grades 6-8

Game on! The Library invites students in grades 6-8 to a Video Game Mania on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. Drop in during that time for video games on multiple consoles, snacks, and fun! For questions or to register, please call the library at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Teen Advisory Board Post-Holidays Shindig

The Bill Memorial Library invites all teens in grades 6-12 to a meeting of the Library Teen Advisory Board and a Post-Holidays Party on Friday, January 20th at 5:00pm. Join us as we plan for upcoming library events, including our popular Haunted Library program, and have an after-the-holidays shindig! The evening will feature a gift exchange, cookie decorating, making thank you cards for our service men and women, and good friends. Participants are asked to bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $5, if you are able. For questions or to register, please call the library at (860) 445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Study Break - Grades 9-12

Midterms making you crazy? The Bill Memorial Library invites teens in grades 9-12 to take a break from the books, put down the pencils, and join us for an After Hours Study Break. Swing by the Library on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 6:30pm for pizza, board games, and crafts. The Library will be closed to all other patrons during this After Hours program. Please call (860) 445-0392 to register or for questions. For more information, check out our flyer here.



Take Your Child to the Library Day

Come one, come all! It's Take Your Child to the Library Day! On Saturday, February 4th from 10am-3pm, drop in and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, make a winter craft, and try out our scavenger hunt to win a free prize! Kids in grades K-5 who sign up for their own library card get to choose a free book to keep! For more information, check out our flyer here.



Bill Memorial Library's New Fiction - August

Bullseye
Crowned and Dangerous
Murder on Brittany Shores
Sting
The Jealous Kind
Results May Vary
Time Siege
Insidious
The Dollhouse
Curious Minds
Killfile: A Novel
Guilty Minds
A Hero of France
First Comes Love
Three Sisters, Three Queens
The Woman in Blue
Monterey Bay
The Nix
The Widower's Wife
Pod vs. Pod


Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »

Bill Memorial Library's aug-2016-nonfic book montage

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
Paths to Happiness: 50 Ways to Add Joy to Your Life Every Day
The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
You'll Grow Out of It
Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel
The Kingdom of Speech


Bill Memorial Library's favorite books »