Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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Virtual Storytime wi
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!

Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. For those that would rather use a different online communication tool, please reach out and let us know. 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.
Knit Night! - Online
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:00pm (Wednesdays 6:00pm, September 23, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25, December 9 & 23)
or call 860-258-7623.
Our knit club meets at night too! Join us virturally most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm for 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 and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
 
Mother Goose on the
Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.

Join us for some fun rhymes, songs, stories and movement.  Mother Goose on the Loose is a nursery rhyme program that will help children develop foundational early literacy skills as they begin to read. Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parents or caregivers. Registration is required to get the Zoom code.

This program encourages interaction between the parent or caregiver and the child. Please plan a space where you can both sit on the floor and stand up and move around.

The Electoral Colleg
Online
Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 pm
How does your vote count? From the basics of what the Electoral College is, to what role it may play in the upcoming election, this online event will provide different perspectives on this process that directly impacts who leads our nation. Join this online panel discussion from Everyday Democracy on Thursday, October 29, 3:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.
 
Virtual Adult Music
Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Get your costumes ready- We'll be wearing ours and giving away a prize for the "Best Costume"! 

Your favorite DJ is back with her awesome co-host and we are conjuring up another great night of music in this Zoom program. We'll be spinning the biggest #1 Billboard hits through the decades on the Pop, R&B and Country charts.  From Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars- we'll be playing some great music! Listen to song clips, match them to your card and you could win a gift card on us! Try your hand at some Halloween music trivia and new music games too! Sing, dance, and chat with us- It's a fun time you won't want to miss!

Registration for this event closes on 10/29 at 4 pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Hocus Pocus virtual
online
Friday, Oct. 30
It's All Hallow's Eve and you accidentally wander into an empty house. You soon discover that it belongs to the Sanderson Sisters and those witches will be more than happy to get their hands on you! Can you escape before they return? You can if you are clever and use your knowledge of the Hocus Pocus movie!

All who enter will be admitted into a raffle prize drawing! Enter here if you dare! 
Virtual Storytime wi
Friday, Oct. 30, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!

Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Virtual Storytime wi
Monday, Nov. 2, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!

Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
One on One Tech Help
Monday, Nov. 2, 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 will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. For those that would rather use a different online communication tool, please reach out and let us know. 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.
Science Explorers Pr
Monday, Nov. 2, 4:30 pm

Explore the world of science through this interactive program, held on Zoom. Each session we will investigate a different scientific topic and complete at least two projects. This week we'll be learning about optical illusions! This program is best suited for children ages 5-10.

Register for the program and to pick up a Science Explorers kit the week before the live program. We will notify you when the kit is available for pick up. The kit contains all supplies needed to participate in the program’s projects, plus some information on the week's topic. 

A library card number is required to receive a Science Explorers kit. The card must be in the registered child’s name. If your child does not have a library card in their name, please stop in to the library or call 860-258-7623. Be sure to have your ID and proof of residency available to receive a card.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. (You will receive two e-mails, one will be a confirmation for signing up, and a second follow up e-mail with the Zoom login information.) Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.

Job Search Series: T
Monday, Nov. 2, 6:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Prior to COVID-19 many companies were implementing phone and video interviews as part of their hiring process. Now virtual interviews are becoming commonplace as it relates to remote hiring. This Zoom workshop will address many topics including ideal locations and conditions for conducting the interview, the importance of body language, technology overviews, appropriate dress codes, and strategies to build confidence.

This program will be presented by Gary Gekow, who has over 30 years of employment consulting and recruiting experience in the Boston marketplace. He has earned preferred vendor status with many high profile companies including Fidelity Investments and John Hancock. He also works with individuals in the greater Boston area and throughout New England assisting them with job search strategies. This includes resume writing, cover/thank you letter writing, interviewing skills, transitioning into new careers, salary and benefits negotiation, and on-line job search.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering, or view the class in your computer's web browser.
  Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library, Wethersfield Library, Berlin-Peck Library.
Music and Movement O
Monday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Join the fun with rhymes, a story and songs from your favorite artists that get you moving.  Recommended for families with children birth to 5 years.
Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
 
Preparation for the program:
- Find a place you can sit, stand and move around in with your child or children. 
- Find something that you and your child can each shake. It can be an egg shaker, a box of macaroni taped shut, a plastic bottle with lentils inside or anything else you create.  Make sure to always supervise your child when they are using the shaker.  If you can't find anything, you can just shake your hands for that part.
Special thanks to our musicians for giving us permission to play their music: Hap Palmer, Laurie Berkner (a new addition), Jim Gill, Ralph Covert/Ralph's World, Carole Peterson, Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael, Anne-Marie Akin, Julie Frost and Matthew Lewis and Susan Salidor.  Please support them. Many have music on Google Play, iTunes or Spotify that you can download:
 
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 am
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, 10/30 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, Nov. 3, 10:00 am
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, 10/30 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, Nov. 3, 10:30 am
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, 10/30 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.  
LEGO Club - Online w
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:30 pm (Tuesdays, September 15 through December 29, 4:30 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us for LEGO challenges and projects, plus share your own creations! Recommended for ages 5-10.
To participate, you'll need:
  • LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety!
Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. (You will receive two e-mails, one will be a confirmation for signing up, and a second follow up e-mail with the Zoom login information.) Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Virtual Storytime wi
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!

Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 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 will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. For those that would rather use a different online communication tool, please reach out and let us know. 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.
PomPom Fun Online wi
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.


Eyeballs, flowers or animals?  You decide. Learn how to make a basic pompom ball from yarn. Then we’ll show you how to make a concentric design.  Then you can experiment on your own and see what you can create.  The library will provide a starter kit with a pompom maker, some yarn and waxed thread.  You need to provide some sharp scissors to cut the yarn and trim the balls. Recommended for kids in 3rd grade and up.  Kits will be ready on October 28th.  Must register to get zoom code and reserve a kit.

Please register with your child's library card number. If your child does not have a library card, you can apply in person with the parent or guardian's current ID with address or apply for a digital card online here.  Questions? Call 860-258-7623.

You will receive two emails--one will confirm you registered for a kit and the second one will confirm your kit is ready.  
Special THANKS to the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library for sponsoring the kit supplies!  Consider supporting the Friends by joining:  www.cjbfriends.org Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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