Stafford — WILLINGTON – Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road, is hosting the following programs. Great American Film Noirs: Showings will take place the first Fridays of the month at 12:30 pm There is no cost to attend. The next showing is The Mask of Dimitrious on May 6.
On May 7 from 9 am to 2 pm, the Willington Public Library & Friends jewelry and bake sale will take place. The jewelry was created and donated by local artisan Marylin (Midge) Makuch of TBG at Dragonfly Studio. Necklaces, earrings, and bookmarks made from beads, shells, stones, gems, and a variety of crystals are available.
On Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 pm, author Marty Podskoch will present a book presentation and signing on “The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.” The travel book encourages travelers to visit all the towns and villages in Connecticut.
WPL Museum & Attraction Passes: The library has 18 passes for 28 different destinations. Anyone with a current and valid library card from any surrounding library will be able to borrow them. Each pass is good for three days. You may reserve by calling ahead of time at 860-429-3854. Visit www.willingtonpubliclibrary.org and check on the individual passes you are interested in borrowing.
Every month, the library has a monthly drawing to help raise money for the library. Each month holds a different theme and prize. Tickets are sold for $1 during open library hours and the winner is informed by phone on the first of the following month. April’s gift item is a $50 certificate to Chuck’s Steak House & Margarita Grill in Mansfield. May is a ‘Basket Full of Scents’ (flowers, soaps, and candles) donated by Howling Winds Homestead.
Sound healing meditation with Reiki master teacher and sound healer Edie Jemiola will take place from 7 to 8 pm May 12 and 24, June 9 and 21, July 14 and 19.
Jemiola’s program will feature the use of crystal alchemy bowls and voice toning, to bring patterns on a stress-reducing and rejuvenating meditation journey. The Community Room provides ample space for patrons to lie down. Bring a yoga mat, pillows, blanket or lounging chair. Regular chairs are available for those who prefer. Feel free to bring a journal.
Paws & Read with Willow will take place the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm to read with Willow. Willow is a Therapy Dog with “Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.” So, be a super reader with Willow! Children who are reading independently can sign up for a 15-minute reading slot by calling the library at 860-429-3854 or by stopping by the Circulation Desk to register ahead of time. You may register for multiple days, but only one slot per day, per person.
An adult must accompany the child and may wait nearby while the child is reading, but does not need to sit in on the actual session. If you cannot make your session for any reason, call the library to cancel so the spot can be filled. Spaces are limited. Upcoming dates are May 21 and June 18.
STAFFORD SPRINGS – The Stafford Fire Dept. No. 1 Auxiliary will hold its spring market from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, April 30, at the Witt Farm, 2 Stafford St.
There will be over 40 vendors and crafters as well as the Taylor Spring Farm Food Truck. Raffles and a bake sale will round out the offerings. There is no charge for parking or admission.