Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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One on One Tech Help
Monday, Jun. 27, 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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. 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.
Adult Knitting & Cro
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 11:00am (Tuesdays @ 11:00am)
Are you looking for a crafty gathering? Drop-in on Tuesdays mornings from 11 am-12:30 pm 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.
Career Counselor- Vi
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 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, 6/24 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.
Career Counselor- Vi
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 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, 6/24 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.
Career Counselor- Vi
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 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, 6/24 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 Tech Help
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. 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.
Great Island Getaway
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
After two years of COVID, are you looking to finally get away this summer and explore new places? Hit the waves and enjoy the crystal waters of amazing destinations like Jamaica, Aruba and more! Join us to learn about the best island destinations and cruises with French's Travel in Newington.  Sponsored by French’s Travel and Newington Chamber of Commerce.
One on One Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 1, 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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. 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.
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Welcome! Come join our Mystery Book Discussion. This group loves to read, you guessed it: mysteries! This month, we will be reading If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin. Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library.
 
Please contact the Information Desk at 860-258-7623 with any questions!
The meeting location will be subject to change, depending upon COVID-19 restrictions and rates. Registration is recommended so that we may notify attendees of any last minute changes. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Adult Knitting & Cro
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11:00am (Tuesdays @ 11:00am)
Are you looking for a crafty gathering? Drop-in on Tuesdays mornings from 11 am-12:30 pm 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.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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, July 8 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.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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, July 8 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.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 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, July 8 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.
Cookbook Club - In P
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
We are launching a new Cookbook Club this summer! Do you enjoy trying new recipes? Do you like tasting new things and discussing them with others? Then come to our new Cookbook Club! It's easy. Join us for our first meeting on July 12 at 6:30 PM. We'll have snacks to share and we'll pick a cookbook to try for our next meeting.

Then, check out a copy of each month's cookbook at our circulation desk and find your favorite recipe. Come to the next program with a prepared dish to share with the group! Come ready to discuss! We'll have some great food and conversation to share.

Paper plates and utensils will be provided, however please bring your own serving spoon and drink, if needed.

The Cookbook Club will meet monthly on the second Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 pm.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. 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.
Library Appy Hour: N
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us for the library's new "Appy Hour". We'll learn about free library apps and resources that you can use with your library card.

This week we'll dive into our brand new Library App! Our Library App is your one-stop access to your library account, library resources, searching the library catalog, reserving museum passes, and more! Come learn how to use this great new free tool, and have your library at your fingertips!

This program is hybrid. Join us online via Zoom, or stop by the library and participate in person. The choice is yours. Registration is required. Please indicate if you will attend online or in person.
Knit Night! Online m
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 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.
Naughty Nooks & Stea
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00pm (Thursdays, 6/23; 7/14, 7/28; 8/11 & 8/25 @ 6:00pm via Zoom)
or call 860-258-7623.
4 Books...9 Weeks...This summer is going to be a hot one!

 Join us for a steamy summer of Historical Romance!
 During this virtual book club, we'll delve into one of author Sarah Maclean's most popular series 
The Rules of Scoundrels
Set in the seedier side of London during the 1830's,
These heroines are bold, saucy and scandalous...this is not your mama's historical romance! 
Please be advised: Mature Audience
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
How to Detect and Av
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
The FTC recently reported that fraud cost consumers more than $5.8 billion in 2021, which was an increase of more than 70 percent over 2020. A large percentage of fraud now happens online via computers and mobile devices, whether it be through e-mail scams, phishing scams, scareware pop ups, computer malware, and more. Join us via Zoom as we take a look at a number of these popular online scams, how to detect them, and how to avoid them.
Summer Book Discussi
Friday, Jul. 15, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
or call 860-258-7623.

Join the Cora J. Belden Library and Bloomfield Public Library on Friday mornings this summer to chat about the All CT Reads books! Today we discuss Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. Tune in on Zoom at 9:45 am for a brief coffee chat, followed by the main book discussion at 10 am.

 

A woman who has dedicated her life to protecting the environment convinces a fishing captain and his salty crew to follow the world's last flock of Arctic terns on a migration of dark revelations.

 

Copies of the book are available for pickup at the library approximately one month before discussion. Digital ebooks or audiobooks are available online through Overdrive/Libby.

 

More discussions in this series: August 12 House of the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune and September 9 Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.

 

You must provide your email address at registration to receive the Zoom link. Your Registration Confirmation Notice includes the Zoom link for the program.

Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library and Bloomfield Public Library.
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