Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
SaturPLAY
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Apr. 21, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
A playgroup that includes fun toys, sensory materials, musical instruments and other activities while providing caregivers an opportunity to interact and build skills with their children and network with one another. No registration is required.
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." --Fred Rogers
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 23, 10:30 am (Mondays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30 am)
(Recommended for ages birth - 3). Enjoy this interactive, lively storytime with your little mover and shaker. Focuses on literacy through books, songs, musical instruments, and dancing. The program will be followed by an open play session. Drop in to any class, no registration required.
New Britain Symphony
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 23, 6:30 pm
You will learn how  the instrument started in the Caribbean and is now enjoyed all over the world.   Join  a celebration of the infectious sounds of the Steel Drum Ensemble.  Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by New Britain Symphony Orchestra and the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation.
Essential Oils 101:
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 6:30 pm
Learn about essential oils: what they are, how to use them, how they benefit different systems of the body, and why you should use them. The class will run about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Presented by Katie Marquis.

Katie will present another essential oils class on May 9th at 6:30.  The topic will be: The Chemical Free Home.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Apr. 26, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Demonstration of New
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:30 pm
Max Rowe, Library Connection Inc., returns to give a lecture and live demo on how to use the new Libby by OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, please:
Bring your valid library card in good standing;
Fully charge your device in advance;
Bring the ID and password to your device’s app store;
Bring your email address, user name and password; and
Have a basic operational understanding of your device.
Makerspace: KEVA Pla
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:30-7:45 PM
Hang out in our Makerspace and build! KEVA Planks, K'Nex, Strawbees, and OFFBITS will be available to experiment with. For grades 4 and up. No registration is required. Girl Scout Troop 66312 will be on hand to help with instructions!
Mother Goose on the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Apr. 27, 10:30 AM
(Ages birth to preschool) Help your child develop early literacy skills while having a great time! This program combines music, movement, nursery rhymes, instruments and books. AIds in developing literacy skills, and strengthens bonds between caregiver and child. No regiatration is required. 
Movie Showing: Murde
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Apr. 27, 1 pm
Movie description: When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 54 minutes. 
 
George Washington&rs
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Apr. 28, 1 pm

Bestselling author Stephen Spignesi presents: George Washington’s 30 Ways to be Polite in an Impolite World

While in his teens, George Washington copied into a notebook “100 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation” that he found in a set of rules written by French Jesuits in 1595.  This lecture looks at 30 of those rules which can be considered particularly relevant, augmented by a contemporary interpretation of their meaning.  There will also be a slideshow and Q &A.

Stephen Spignesi, New York Times bestselling author and retired Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven, writes extensively about popular culture and history.

Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 30, 10:30 am (Mondays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30 am)
(Recommended for ages birth - 3). Enjoy this interactive, lively storytime with your little mover and shaker. Focuses on literacy through books, songs, musical instruments, and dancing. The program will be followed by an open play session. Drop in to any class, no registration required.
Cookbook Club: Cooki
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 30, 6:30 pm
Do you enjoy flipping through cookbooks to decide what to make? Do you search through recipes for inspiration? Come join our newest monthly book club, featuring cookbooks! Just register for "Cooking by the Book," pick a recipe from the specified cookbook, make the dish on your own, and then gather for a feast. While you eat, you can discuss the cookbook, its recipes and the process of choosing what to make and how to make it. Dishes will be evenly distributed among starters and sides, main courses, and desserts. You do not need to be an experienced cook, just an enthusiastic one! The library will provide plates, bowls and eating utensils.
This month's cookbook: Food, Health and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey.

 
Senior Center Book C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, May. 2, 1:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of Girl Waits with a Gun by Amy Stewart.  Please contact the library for a copy of the book.  This discussion takes place at the Berlin Senior Center, 33 Colonial Drive.

Book description: Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since afamily secret sent her and her sisters from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has a knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element which might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way. Through Amy Stewart's exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from forgotten historical anecdote to unforgettable historical fiction heroine-- an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours.  Based on a true story
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, May. 3, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Nutmeg Release Party
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, May. 3, 6:30 pm
(Recommended for grades 3 – 6) Come celebrate with us! Have first pick of the 2019 Nutmeg titles! Be ready for snacks, activities, and lots of fun. No requirements, just come if you love to read.
This will be our last book club meeting of the school year! You're welcome to discuss your favorite Nutmeg or any of the titles we haven't discussed this year including: Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth (Intermediate), When the Beat Was Born by Laban Hill (Elementary), Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton (Teen), Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Intermediate), Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen (Intermediate), Lindbergh by Torben Kuhlmann (Elementary), Miss Mary Reporting by Sue Macy (Elementary), Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski (Elementary), The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelly Pearsall (Teen), Wet Cement by Bob Raczka (Elementary), and The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Jeff Rodkey (Intermediate).
Mother Goose on the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, May. 4, 10:30 AM
(Ages birth to preschool) Help your child develop early literacy skills while having a great time! This program combines music, movement, nursery rhymes, instruments and books. AIds in developing literacy skills, and strengthens bonds between caregiver and child. No regiatration is required. 
Movie Showing: Darke
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, May. 4, 1 pm
Movie description: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.Rated PG-13. Movie length: 2 hours, 5 minutes. 
 
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, May. 7, 10:30 am (Mondays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30 am)
(Recommended for ages birth - 3). Enjoy this interactive, lively storytime with your little mover and shaker. Focuses on literacy through books, songs, musical instruments, and dancing. The program will be followed by an open play session. Drop in to any class, no registration required.
Stock Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, May. 8, 1:30 pm
Join local investors to discuss stock market trends.
Chemical Free Cleani
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, May. 9, 6:30 pm
The class will run about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Presented by Katie Marquis.
 
powered by engagedpatrons.org