Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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Snowy Day Special Ed
Saturday, Feb. 6
Did you know even babies can get library cards?  To celebrate 225 years of serving the Rocky Hill community, the Cora J. Belden Library is giving new library applicants who live in Rocky Hill a special edition library card featuring Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Special thanks to the Ezra Jacks Keats Foundation for permission to do this.  Already have a card and want the special edition one?  Pay $1.00 for a replacement and get the special edition one. To sign up for a library card click here.
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Celebrate Take Your
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day by joining us for this fun musical program that will have you dancing on your feet.  Rockabye Beats is a virtual program for you and your child or children. It is hands on learning through music, dancing, Spanish, and fun. No matter your age, our program is enjoyable for the whole family. Come sing, dance, and get a little loco with Rockabye Beats.  Registration required to get the zoom code.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for supporting this program. Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
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Monday, Jan. 18
Knit One, Zoom Too!
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 11:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us remotely 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 join us!

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.
Getting Started with
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Have you purchased or received a new Android phone or tablet, but are not sure how to fully use it? Have you had your device for a while but have been hesitant to use it because it seems overwhelming? Come to this introductory class and start learning about Android phone and tablet fundamentals! Registration is required.

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.
Zoom talk with Dr. N
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Winter weather can have a negative impact on arthritis and aching joints. Come get some relief with Dr. Nicole Klughers, naturopathic physician. She will discuss natural methods to lessen symptoms and protect your joints.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom ID. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Virtual Storytime -
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
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, Jan. 20, 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.
Getting Started with
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Come learn how to Zoom! Zoom is a free video conferencing program that will enable you to video chat with your friends and family, attend library programs, church services, and more. This class will go over the basic Zoom functions and how to get started.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting codes. Please make sure you download the free Zoom app before the start of the class if you are using a smartphone or tablet to join the meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lindsay at 860-258-7623. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Winter Reading Chall
Friday, Jan. 22
Read 5 books and earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win an e-gift card.  Open to everyone, babies, children, teens and adults! More details coming soon.
Virtual Storytime -
Friday, Jan. 22, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
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 Hangout - Li
Friday, Jan. 22, 4:30 pm (January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 4:30 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
Hang out with your friends, chat about your week, and play with your Zoom screen! The school week is over - it's time to relax and have fun!

This is a casual program to encourage social interaction. Designed for kids ages 5-10.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Facilitated by Vanessa Kelman.
Kindness Club Take a
Monday, Jan. 25, 10:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Help us spread some cheer, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Register to reserve a project bag that contains everything you need to put together some Valentine's Day greeting cards. Keep one or two for your family, then drop off the rest at the library to spread cheer to local seniors!

Donated cards must be submitted to the library by Saturday, February 6.

Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Please register each child separately. You will get two emails - one saying you have registered, and a second one letting you know your kit is ready. Must have a library card to reserve a kit. Don't have one?  Apply here.

Special Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the kit supplies.
Virtual Storytime -
Monday, Jan. 25, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 860-258-7623.
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, Jan. 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 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.
Downloading E-books
Monday, Jan. 25, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Come learn how to use our library databases to get FREE ebooks. This class will go over how to set up an account, how to search for ebooks or audiobooks, and how to add them to your device. 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom ID.  Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Science Explorers Pr
Monday, Jan. 25, 4:30 pm
Decode clues, discover secret messages, and track the culprit as we learn the science of detection. Each participant will get a Science Explorers kit that includes informational handouts and all the supplies they will need to complete the projects. This program is recommended for children ages 5-10.

Register to get the Zoom meeting ID and password and reserve a Science Explorers kit. A library card is required for registration. 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 on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Yo Storytime- Yoga I
Monday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Mondays, January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 8, 6:30pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us for yoga inspired storytime with songs, movement, stories and simple child friendly yoga poses.  Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and participate in an area you can move around, lie on the floor and stand up.Yoga mats are not required. Recommended for children ages 3-6 years old with their parent or caregiver.  Note: this is not a yoga class. It is a storytime with yoga poses and larger movements incorporated within it.  Please register to get the zoom code.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 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, 1/22 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, Jan. 26, 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, 1/22 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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