Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

 Limit by audience:
Darshana: A Glimpse
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in person for a traveling exhibition presented by the Dharmic Organizations of the United States - Darshana: A Glimpse Into The Hindu Civilization. This exhibition presents a colorful overview of Hindu concepts and practices, offering an opportunity to learn about one of the oldest civilizations in the world with continuing global presence today. It features a variety of topics, ranging from yoga and divinity to mathematics and administration, demonstrating how Hindu knowledge has manifested in all aspects of human endeavor. The exhibition is created to raise awareness on Hindu thinking, contributions, and common practices. Compiled by a group of Hindu-Americans, it aims to clear misconceptions, introduce some key terms, and inspire further research into the rich culture that has found its home in the United States and globally.

No registration is required, simply drop in anytime between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and visit the various booths and stations setup in the library!

CLICK HERE for a video preview of the program.
Rocky Hill Community Center
Saturday, May 21, 10:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.

Calling all travel enthusiasts! Join the Greater Hartford chapter of Friendship Force and their guest speaker Deborah Roe, who will share her insights and adventures from traveling in Nepal. Friendship Force International is a nonprofit organization that strives to cultivate experiences that promote cultural understanding, exploration, and service through a network of individuals around the world. Learn more about Friendship Force at their website: https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/who-we-are/

 

*Please note that this program will take place in person at the Rocky Hill Community Center, located at 55 Church Street directly next to the library.*

Sponsored by Friendship Force International.
One on One Tech Help
Monday, May 23, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions can be conducted via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone (we have temporarily suspended in-person appointments due to the high COVID numbers). Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
LEGO Club - in perso
Monday, May 23, 4:30 pm (Mondays, April 18 - June 13, 4:30 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
LEGO Club is moving into the library! Get ready for new challenges, free builds, and more. All bricks and supplies provided! Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

This program will be held in person. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. If space permits, drop-ins will be allowed. Priority will be given to pre-registered participants.

Masks are recommended but not required. Please do not attend if your child is not feeling well. Program subject to change depending on health regulations.
Discover the Animals
Monday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us each week to see what animal we will pretend to be. Learn a few facts about that animal, then sing songs, do stretches and movements, hear a story and end the time together with a quiet time of rest. Each week will include some stress reducing tools for you and your child presented in a fun, kid friendly way.  Includes a taste of Yoga, Qigong, breathing exercises and Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a positive presence.  Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver.
Runs from April 4 - May 23, 2022

This program will be held in person. Please pre-register for each week separately.  Space is limited.  Priority will be given to pre-registered families. 
Adult Knitting & Cro
Tuesday, May 24, 11:00am (Tuesdays @ 11:00am)
Are you looking for a crafty gathering? Drop-in on Tuesdays mornings for our adult Knitting & Crochet Meet-up! We're not just knitting and crochet though, grab whatever fiber craft you're passionate about come on down for crafting and friendship!
Beginners Welcome!
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Buying a New Compute
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Are you in the market for a new computer or laptop but you don’t know the difference between an HDD and an SSD, or 4GB of RAM vs. 16GB of RAM? Are you worried that a salesperson may try to talk you into spending more than you need to? Join us either in person or via Zoom to learn all the essentials when it comes to buying a new computer or laptop! 

Please indicate when registering whether you will attend in person or via Zoom.
Health and Wellness
Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us for another talk with Naturopathic physician, Dr. Nicole Klughers! It's that time of year again. The dreaded allergy season. Whether you suffer from asthma, have seasonal allergies, or other breathing issues, Dr. Nicole will offer some natural support to help you breath a little easier this spring.

Registration is required to join the Zoom meeting. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, May 25, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions can be conducted via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone (we have temporarily suspended in-person appointments due to the high COVID numbers). Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
DIY Clay Bowls
Wednesday, May 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Wednesday, May 25 @4:30-5:30PM in person in the Stepney Room

Decorate your own clay bowls using air dry clay and colorful stamps! These bowls are perfect for gifts or to use for yourself. We will also play some creative games with clay, and you can take home your creations to dry and paint! Supplies included! Suggested age: 8 and up.

  Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Knit Night! Online m
Wednesday, May 25, 6:00pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Our knit club meets at night too! Join us virturally most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm for socializing and some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving it’s all good! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your location, we would love to have you!

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID.
NEW TIME!! Wiggles a
Thursday, May 26, 9:30 am (Thursdays, April 21 - May 26, 9:30 am)
Get ready for stories, songs, and movement! We'll be building early literacy and exploring our senses in this interactive program for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3, and their caregivers.

This program will take place in person at the library. No registration necessary. This program will be limited on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed.  Please do not attend if you or your child is not feeling well. Program subject to change depending on health regulations.
ESL Conversation Gro
Thursday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Are you looking to improve your English skills? Come join our English Conversation Group! The group will meet on Thursday morning at 10:30 am - 12 pm in the Stepney Room at the Cora J. Belden Library. This group is for Adult learners. Limited to 10 people.

Please contact the Information Desk with any questions at 860-258-7623. Sponsored by Cora J Belden Library.
Playgroup Plus
Friday, May 27, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed.  Please do not attend if you or your child are not feeling well.
Program subject to change depending on health regulations.
One on One Tech Help
Friday, May 27, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions can be conducted via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone (we have temporarily suspended in-person appointments due to the high COVID numbers). Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Saturday, May 28
Monday, May 30
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 31, 9:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 5/27 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 31, 10:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 5/27 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 5/27 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
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