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February News

Take Your Child to the Library Day - Winter Crafts and Cocoa!

Saturday, February 6th is Take Your Child to the Library Day @ the Bill Memorial Library! Join us for a fun penguin craft, delicious cookies and cocoa, and a fun photo booth. If you complete our library scavenbger hunt, you receive a free book! The festivities will occur from 10am-3pm on Saturday - drop in any time! For more information, check out our flier here or call the library at (860)445-0392 with questions. No registration necessary.

Friends' Valentine's Cookie Swap & Basket Raffle

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library will host a fun evening for adults ages 21 and up at the Library on Thursday, February 11th from 6-8pm. Celebrate the sweetest day of the year with sweet treat, great raffle prizes, and a little wine tasting! Bring along 3 dozen of your favorite treats to share, and everyone will take home a cookie box with a sampling of goodies. For more information, check out our flier here or call the library at (860)445-0392 with questions or to RSVP.

Support the Bill Memorial Library - Adopt a Window
Our beautiful Bill Memorial Library needs your help!

Some of the most beautiful features of Bill Memorial Library are our stained glass and leaded glass windows that are original and date back to when the Library was first built. The windows, located in the reference room and young adult room, are now in need of substantial repair, as glass pieces are broken or cracked, bowed out, and leaking.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to Adopt a Window either yourself, or in honor of someone you love. In return for helping us preserve our historic building, we will place your (or your honoree's) name on a plaque displayed in the room where the adopted window is located.

For more information or to adopt a window, please visit our Support the Library Page. Adoptions will be accepted through April 15th.

Winter Storytime and Toddlertime Start Back Up!

Winter time is finally here, and that means Storytimes! Toasty Toddler Time for children ages 18 months - 36 months and their caregivers starts on Monday, January 25th, and Winter Storytime for children ages 3-5 years starts on Thursday, January 21st. Both programs begin at 10:30am in the children's room. For more information, check out our fliers for Toddler Time and Storytime Time. Please call the library at (860)445-0392 to register your child.

Tax Season Begins January 19th!

The IRS will begin accepting and processing both electronic and paper tax returns on Jan. 19th. Bill Memorial Library will receive a limited amount of tax forms and instructions from the IRS, which will be available to the public while supplies last. Most federal tax forms and instructions are available online at www.irs.gov. Our patron computers, printers, and staff are ready to help you get the forms you need. Note that library staff cannot provide help filling out forms or giving tax advice, and prints cost $0.10 per page.

Technology Help Sessions

A new service is available at the library! Are you enraged by your E-reader? Troubled by your tablet? Perplexed by your PC? You can now set up a free 30-minute Technology Help Session with a member of the Bill Memorial staff. Email us here or call the library for more information.

New January Adult Fiction

After She's Gone
A Perilous Alliance
The Bitter Season
The Drifter
The Forgotten Room
The Guest Room
I Am Your Judge: a novel
The Past
The Portable Veblen
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

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New January Adult Non-Fiction

DIY T-Shirt Crafts: From Braided Bracelets to Floor Pillows, 50 Unexpected Ways to Recycle Your Old T-Shirts
How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

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