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Warming Centers Open

Library in Bloomfield welcomes chilled people while church group reaches out to needy in Waterbury before deep freeze arrives (Published Monday, Jan. 5, 2015)

As temperatures dip and wind chills plunge below zero, warming centers are opening up.

Bloomfield

The town of Bloomfield is opening warming centers from Jan. 5 through 9.

The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center, at 330 Park Avenue, will be open from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Use the Community/Youth Center entrance on the west side of the building. For information, call 860-769-3566.

Prosser Library, at 1 Tunxis Avenue, will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. For information, call 860-243-9721.

McMahon Wintonbury Library, at 1015 Blue Hills Avenue, will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. For information, call 860-242-0041.

The town will provide water, but residents should bring their own food. Bring medications, emergency contact phone numbers and any other items you might need during the day. Service dogs are always welcome.

Bridgeport

The Greater Bridgeport Transit Main Bus Terminal at 710 Water Street will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the week.

Canton

Canton Public Library, at at 40 Dyer Avenue in the Collinsville section of Canton, is open, Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Senior Center is also located at 40 Dyer Avenue. See the calendar online for activities offered.

East Hartford

South End Senior Center, at 70 Canterbury Street, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Monday through Friday.

The police lobby at the Public Safety Complex, at 31 School Street, is open 24 hours on all days.

Hamden

The Miller Memorial Library and the Hamden Senior Center at 2901 Dixwell Avenue, the Whitneyville Branch Library at the corner of Carleton and Putnam avenues, the Brundage Community Branch Library at 91 Circular Avenue and the Hamden Government Center at 2750 will serve as warming centers during business hours.

After-hours warming centers are located at Hamden Police Headquarters at 2900 Dixwell Avenue, Fire Station 2 at 71 Circular Avenue, Fire Station 3 at 421 Hartford Turnpike, Fire Station 4 at 2372 Whitney Avenue, Fire Station 5 at 2993 Whitney Avenue and Fire Station 9 at 245 Johnson Road.

More information on hours and locations is available online or by calling 203-287-7100 during business hours.

Hartford

All Hartford city shelters will be opened because of the cold weather.

Meriden

The Meriden Senior Center at 22 West Main Street is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a warming center.

The Meriden Public Library will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a warming center. The library is located at 105 Miller Street.

Westfield Meriden Square is another place you can go to get warm at 470 Lewis Avenue. It's open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Middletown

Church of the Holy Trinity, at 381 Main Streett. The center will be open to the public, seven days a week, from 9 p.m until 7 a.m.

New Haven

The New Haven Public Library at 133 Elm Street will serve as a warming center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Residents can warm up at the Fair Haven Branch Library at 182 Grand Avenue Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Mitchell Branch Library at 37 Harrison Street will be open Monday from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Stetson Branch Library at 200 Dixwell Avenue will be open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library located at 303 Washington Avenue will serve as a warming center from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Haven Union Station at 50 Union Avenue is open daily from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The city has also added the Beth L Fellowship Hall, at 255 Goffe Street, as a temporary warming center. Enter through the main entrance at the corner of Orchard and Goffe Streets should be utilized.
The center is open from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.

New London

The city of New London will open a warming center at the Senior Center at 120 Broad Street during business hours from Tuesday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Jan. 9.

Simsbury

The Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow Street is serving as a warming center from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Residents are advised to use the lower level entrance.

The Eno Memorial Hall Senior Center at 754 Hopmeadow Street is also available as a warming center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

More information is available by calling Simsbury Social Services at 860-658-3283.

South Windsor

The South Windsor Community Center on Nevers Road and the South Windsor Library on Sullivan Avenue are both serving as warming centers during regular hours. After-hours help is available by calling 211.

Thomaston

The fire house at 245 South Main Street in Thomaston will function as a warming center as necessary. Anyone seeking shelter should call the police department at 860-283-4343 to make accommodations.

West Haven

West Haven will open a warming center on Jan. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement conference room of city hall at 355 Main Street. No food or beverages will be served.

You can also check the state's 211 Web site for temporary warming centers.

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