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:
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 28
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Ages 2-5) contains the materials you will need to create your own fall wreath!  Instructions and most supplies are included. The kit will also include fall themed reading recommendations!  This craft will require adult assistance.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, September 28th and Thursday, October 1st, from 10am-7pm, or Friday, October 2nd between 10am-4pm.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, October 2nd at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Votes for Women: Con
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 6:30 pm
In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The fight for women's right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join us to learn about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories to use your vote to give a voice to women.

Prior to meeting, we’ll send you an email with instructions and a meeting ID. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 5
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. 4+) contains everything you will need to create a fall luminary using a mason jar. This kit is intended for tweens and teens in grade 4 and up.  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, October 5th and Friday, October 9th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, October 9th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Lessons From Aparthe
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 pm
M. J. Soni is a former eye surgeon turned author. Originally from South Africa, she now lives in Mystic, Connecticut. In this talk, Ms. Soni will give a brief overview of her experiences growing up in South Africa under the system of racial separation called Apartheid, drawing parallels with America's own past and present experiences with racism. This is especially important as the recent Black Lives Matter protests sweeping through the nation have made many Americans question their own beliefs and long held assumptions about race and privilege in America. 
Ms. Soni's debut nonfiction book, "When Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid", was published by Amazon Kindle Singles in 2016. Her first short story, a psychological suspense, was published by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2017, She the winner of the Leon B. Burnstein/MWA-NY Scholarship, and the 2020 runner up to the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. She’s currently working on her #OwnVoices mystery/suspense which is set in a small town not that different to the one she lives in.
A link to attend this virtual program will be provided to all registered a few days prior to the event. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 12
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. K-5) contains everything you will need to make your own hanging bats using paper straws, just in time for Halloween!  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, October 12th and Friday, October 16th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, October 16th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 pm
Author, host of WXTK's "GardenLine", and co-host of the “Plantrama” podcast, C.L. Fornari will discuss conventional beliefs about fertilization, mulching and planting, with an eye to current research.
 

Read more about her online at GardenLady.com

Once registered, we will provide a link to attend via WebEx.

Sponsored by Kensington Garden Club.
Alzheimer’s Ca
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 19, 1 pm- 2:30 pm

Build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
• Develop a support system.
• Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
• Talk through issues and ways of coping.
• Share feelings, needs and concerns.
• Learn about community resources.

 

Third Mondays of every month, 1-2:30pm. Free.

 

Facilitated by Patty O’Brian, CDP, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
RSVP to Patty O’Brian, 203.859.1992
To Join Zoom Meeting:

https://hartfordhealthcare.zoom.us/j/98719138494

 

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Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Association. .
Learn to Make Homema
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 pm
Join Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd, from Food Explorers to make homemade ravioli. You’ll learn how to make your own pasta and whip up a delicious cheesy filling, without needing a pasta machine. Using just a rolling pin and some muscles, you’ll have perfect ravioli in no time. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: 2 eggs, AP flour, olive oil, salt, ricotta, shredded mozzarella, parsley, plus optional basil and nutmeg. You will also have the opportunity to ask Katie any food and nutrition related questions you may have.

A link to attend this virtual program will be provided to all registered a few days prior to the event. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Saturday Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the novel The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni.  Please contact the library to reserve a copy of this book. 
Once registered, we will send you a link to join prior to the event.
Meditation Made Easy
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 pm
This program will be presented by local yoga instructor, Liz Hall. 

Have you heard meditation is good for you? Have you heard meditation will relax you? Are you not sure how to do it or, if you tried,  you were anything but relaxed?

Meditation is a skill just like so many other activities.  There are steps to take to be able to go from a busy lifestyle to a quiet meditation practice that works for you. In this training you will learn these steps.
 
Liz will share how she went from being a Type A personality, always on the go, to someone who can find utter bliss sitting in meditation. Join her for the first step in making meditation work for you.

Once registered, we will provide a Zoom link to join.  This event will be through Liz Hall's Zoom account.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 2
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Ages 2-5) contains everything you will need to create a bird feeder and ornamental corn out of cheerios! Instructions and most supplies are included. This craft will require adult assistance.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, November 2nd and Friday, November 6th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, November 6th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 9
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. K-5) contains everything you will need to make your own tic tac toe game, to play at home or on the go!  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, November 9th and Friday, November 13th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, November 13th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 16
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. 4+) contains everything you will need to create one of a kind glass pebble magnets! This kit is intended for tweens and teens in grade 4 and up.  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, November 16th and Friday, November 20th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, November 20th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 pm
Sponsored by Kensington Garden Club
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 30
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Ages 2-5) contains everything you will need to create a gingerbread puppet!  Instructions and most supplies are included. This craft will require adult assistance.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, November 30th and Friday, December 4th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, December 4th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 7
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. K-5) contains everything you will need to create your own reindeer ornament for the holidays! Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, December 11th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 14
This grab and go activity kit (Recommended for Gr. 4+) contains a variety of materials you will need to make your own glass ornament!  This kit is intended for tweens and teens in grade 4 and up.  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit via curbside pickup anytime between Monday, December 14th and Friday, December 18th between 10am and 7pm Monday-Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Friday.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial on a table outside in front of the library. If you do not pick up your kit by Friday, December 18th at 4pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 pm
Kensington Garden Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 18, 7 pm
Sponsored by Kensington Garden Club
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