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.
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Ninth Annual Gingerb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 17

Create your own house and drop it off at the library between Friday,

December 14 - Monday, December 17 (please note we are closed Sunday).

There will be 2 categories: “Child” (individual child or groups of children under 10) and “Other”, which includes families, groups or any entry for someone over 10.

Entries will be displayed throughout the week of December 17th.

Patrons can vote for their overall favorite from December 17-December 20. Voting can be done in person at the library or online.

Online voting: Visit our website from December 17- December 20 to cast an online vote for Viewer’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st at noon.

Rules:

1. Bring in your creation any time between Friday, December 14th and Monday, December 17th. Please note: we are closed on Sunday.

 

2. All entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the name, address and phone number of the contestant.  Please also specify category: “Child” (an individual child or groups of children, ages 10 and younger) or “Other”.

 

3. All gingerbread projects will remain on display throughout the week of December 17th. All items may be picked up on Saturday, December 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made.  Any items left behind will be donated or discarded.

 

4. Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing. Gingerbread kits may be used.

 

5. Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”. No electricity may be used.

 

6. Spread the word: vote for your favorite gingerbread house.  Library patrons can come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread house between Monday, December 17th and Thursday, December 20th.  Visit the information desk for viewer’s choice ballots.  This year we will also offer online voting through a link on our website.  Online voting will take place from December 17th -20th. 

 

Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am (October 1 - December 29)
Bring your Read & Bead necklace/keychain from summer back to the library and pick up an Autumn Challenge activity sheet to earn seasonal beads! If you are new to Read & Bead visit the Children's Desk for your necklace or keychain. From October 1 through December 29.
Ninth Annual Gingerb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Dec. 18

Create your own house and drop it off at the library between Friday,

December 14 - Monday, December 17 (please note we are closed Sunday).

There will be 2 categories: “Child” (individual child or groups of children under 10) and “Other”, which includes families, groups or any entry for someone over 10.

Entries will be displayed throughout the week of December 17th.

Patrons can vote for their overall favorite from December 17-December 20. Voting can be done in person at the library or online.

Online voting: Visit our website from December 17- December 20 to cast an online vote for Viewer’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st at noon.

Rules:

1. Bring in your creation any time between Friday, December 14th and Monday, December 17th. Please note: we are closed on Sunday.

 

2. All entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the name, address and phone number of the contestant.  Please also specify category: “Child” (an individual child or groups of children, ages 10 and younger) or “Other”.

 

3. All gingerbread projects will remain on display throughout the week of December 17th. All items may be picked up on Saturday, December 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made.  Any items left behind will be donated or discarded.

 

4. Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing. Gingerbread kits may be used.

 

5. Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”. No electricity may be used.

 

6. Spread the word: vote for your favorite gingerbread house.  Library patrons can come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread house between Monday, December 17th and Thursday, December 20th.  Visit the information desk for viewer’s choice ballots.  This year we will also offer online voting through a link on our website.  Online voting will take place from December 17th -20th. 

 

Ninth Annual Gingerb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Dec. 19

Create your own house and drop it off at the library between Friday,

December 14 - Monday, December 17 (please note we are closed Sunday).

There will be 2 categories: “Child” (individual child or groups of children under 10) and “Other”, which includes families, groups or any entry for someone over 10.

Entries will be displayed throughout the week of December 17th.

Patrons can vote for their overall favorite from December 17-December 20. Voting can be done in person at the library or online.

Online voting: Visit our website from December 17- December 20 to cast an online vote for Viewer’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st at noon.

Rules:

1. Bring in your creation any time between Friday, December 14th and Monday, December 17th. Please note: we are closed on Sunday.

 

2. All entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the name, address and phone number of the contestant.  Please also specify category: “Child” (an individual child or groups of children, ages 10 and younger) or “Other”.

 

3. All gingerbread projects will remain on display throughout the week of December 17th. All items may be picked up on Saturday, December 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made.  Any items left behind will be donated or discarded.

 

4. Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing. Gingerbread kits may be used.

 

5. Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”. No electricity may be used.

 

6. Spread the word: vote for your favorite gingerbread house.  Library patrons can come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread house between Monday, December 17th and Thursday, December 20th.  Visit the information desk for viewer’s choice ballots.  This year we will also offer online voting through a link on our website.  Online voting will take place from December 17th -20th. 

 

Ninth Annual Gingerb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 20

Create your own house and drop it off at the library between Friday,

December 14 - Monday, December 17 (please note we are closed Sunday).

There will be 2 categories: “Child” (individual child or groups of children under 10) and “Other”, which includes families, groups or any entry for someone over 10.

Entries will be displayed throughout the week of December 17th.

Patrons can vote for their overall favorite from December 17-December 20. Voting can be done in person at the library or online.

Online voting: Visit our website from December 17- December 20 to cast an online vote for Viewer’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st at noon.

Rules:

1. Bring in your creation any time between Friday, December 14th and Monday, December 17th. Please note: we are closed on Sunday.

 

2. All entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the name, address and phone number of the contestant.  Please also specify category: “Child” (an individual child or groups of children, ages 10 and younger) or “Other”.

 

3. All gingerbread projects will remain on display throughout the week of December 17th. All items may be picked up on Saturday, December 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made.  Any items left behind will be donated or discarded.

 

4. Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing. Gingerbread kits may be used.

 

5. Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”. No electricity may be used.

 

6. Spread the word: vote for your favorite gingerbread house.  Library patrons can come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread house between Monday, December 17th and Thursday, December 20th.  Visit the information desk for viewer’s choice ballots.  This year we will also offer online voting through a link on our website.  Online voting will take place from December 17th -20th. 

 

Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Ninth Annual Gingerb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Dec. 21

Create your own house and drop it off at the library between Friday,

December 14 - Monday, December 17 (please note we are closed Sunday).

There will be 2 categories: “Child” (individual child or groups of children under 10) and “Other”, which includes families, groups or any entry for someone over 10.

Entries will be displayed throughout the week of December 17th.

Patrons can vote for their overall favorite from December 17-December 20. Voting can be done in person at the library or online.

Online voting: Visit our website from December 17- December 20 to cast an online vote for Viewer’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st at noon.

Rules:

1. Bring in your creation any time between Friday, December 14th and Monday, December 17th. Please note: we are closed on Sunday.

 

2. All entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the name, address and phone number of the contestant.  Please also specify category: “Child” (an individual child or groups of children, ages 10 and younger) or “Other”.

 

3. All gingerbread projects will remain on display throughout the week of December 17th. All items may be picked up on Saturday, December 22nd, unless special arrangements have been made.  Any items left behind will be donated or discarded.

 

4. Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing. Gingerbread kits may be used.

 

5. Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”. No electricity may be used.

 

6. Spread the word: vote for your favorite gingerbread house.  Library patrons can come in and vote for their favorite gingerbread house between Monday, December 17th and Thursday, December 20th.  Visit the information desk for viewer’s choice ballots.  This year we will also offer online voting through a link on our website.  Online voting will take place from December 17th -20th. 

 

Movie Matinee: Chris
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Dec. 21, 1 pm
Movie description: A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard. Rated TV-G. Movie length: 1 hour, 26 minutes. Movie released in 2017.
Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 24, 10:00 am (October 1 - December 29)
Bring your Read & Bead necklace/keychain from summer back to the library and pick up an Autumn Challenge activity sheet to earn seasonal beads! If you are new to Read & Bead visit the Children's Desk for your necklace or keychain. From October 1 through December 29.
Movie Matinee : The
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2:00 pm
For all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Based on a book, the film tells the story of a young orphan who aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Rated PG; run time 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Harry Potter Drop-In
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:00-4:30 PM
Join the Children's staff in celebrating the magical world of Harry Potter at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Write a letter to Professor McGonagall telling why YOU should be accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to earn a Harry Potter prize while supplies last! Take a fun quiz to be sorted into your Hogwarts House! Enjoy Harry Potter themed coloring pages for all ages! All are welcome.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 27, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Pilkey Party : Dog M
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2:00 pm
(For grades 3+ only) Do you love the Dog Man & Captain Underpants books as much as we do? Come enjoy a craft and games inspired by the author, Dav Pilkey. Registration is required and begins December 18.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Teen Chocolate Make
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Dec. 28, 2:00 pm
Want to learn more about CHOCOLATE?! Experience the world of chocolate with special guest, Kim Larkin! You'll learn about the history of chocolate, partake in some chocolate trivia, and last but not least, MAKE and TAKE your CHOCOLATE creations home! There will even be a toppings bar for you to explore. This event is for ages 11+. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Dec.19. 
 
Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 31, 10:00 am (October 1 - December 29)
Bring your Read & Bead necklace/keychain from summer back to the library and pick up an Autumn Challenge activity sheet to earn seasonal beads! If you are new to Read & Bead visit the Children's Desk for your necklace or keychain. From October 1 through December 29.
Noon Year’s Ev
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 31, 11:00 am
For all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Join us for this rockin' child-friendly version of New Year's Eve as we count down to noon! We'll make crafts, jump on bubble wrap, eat snacks and have a special countdown. Registration is required and begins December 20.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Wildlife and Connect
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 pm
This presentation will provide a brief natural history and address the current state of the wildlife in Connecticut.   Sponsored by Berlin Land Trust.
Movie Matinee: Black
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jan. 4, 1 pm
Movie description: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Rated R. Movie length: 2 hours, 15 minutes. Movie released in 2018.
Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jan. 7, 10:00 am (October 1 - December 29)
Bring your Read & Bead necklace/keychain from summer back to the library and pick up an Autumn Challenge activity sheet to earn seasonal beads! If you are new to Read & Bead visit the Children's Desk for your necklace or keychain. From October 1 through December 29.
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