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:
Rise and Fall of the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 pm
The Opioid Epidemic, one our major health problems facing our nation, has caused the deaths of over 200,000 Americans.  Dr. Michael Saxe will discuss this epidemic's history, its causes and what each of us can do to end it.

About the presenter: Dr. Michael Saxe has practiced Emergency Medicine in Connecticut for 32 years at Middlesex Hospital in its three Emergency Department sites in Middletown, Westbrook, and Marlborough, Connecticut.  As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Saxe served as the Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine for 22 years, from 1994 to 2016.
 
As a result of Dr. Saxe’s exposure to thousands of patients affected by the opioid epidemic, he has developed a special interest in the epidemic’s causes and solutions, and has spoken and written widely to audiences of healthcare professionals and lay people.  He has also been active in statewide physician organizations and the Connecticut state government, in creating guidelines and regulations regarding the prescribing of opioids and opioid addiction medications.
 
Bibliobop
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 AM
Are you ready to shake your sillies out? Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing, and playing! For all ages (geared to toddlers and preschoolers). No registration is required.
Legal Family Matters
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pm
Rembish & LaSaracina, LLC, Attorneys-At-Law, will discuss topics dealing with legal separation, divorce and child support.

 
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Nutmeg Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pm

(Recommended for grades 3 – 6) This month we are reading one of the 2018 Nutmeg nominees, A Whole New Ballgame by Phill Bildner. Copies are available in the Children’s Department. Join us for Join us for games, crafts, and all things Nutmeg!

Movie Matinee: Sense
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Oct. 27, 1 pm
Movie description: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Based on the book by Julian Barnes.  Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 48 minutes. 
Meet the Real Ghostb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 pm
Please come out and meet long-time Connecticut ghost hunters and founders of the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society, Joe Franke and Orlando Ferrante, as they share true stories from their private case files. Joe and Orlando will recount spine tingling tales of ghostly apparitions, mysterious voices and pesky poltergeists. The duo, with over 57 years of combined knowledge and experience, is considered to be one of the most prominent and highly respected paranormal research teams in New England. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 30, 10:30 AM
(Recommended for ages 1 – 3) Help your toddler work out their wiggles with this lively storytime that includes early literacy fun with stories, songs and action rhymes. The program will be followed by an open play session. No registration required.
AtoZ databases
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:30 pm

Did you know you have free access to AtoZdatabases with your Berlin-Peck Library card?  The library even offers special business library cards to all Berlin businesses for easy database use.  Come learn about AtoZ and how you can use it to improve your searches, both business and personal.

AtoZdatabases is ideal for finding friends, relatives, businesses, healthcare professionals, sales leads, as well as mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, and more.  Refreshments will be served.
 

Trick-or-Treat at th
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wear your costume and visit each desk for a different treat! Make and take a Halloween craft project, too. All ages. No registration is required.  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Itsy Bitsy Storytime
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 am
(Recommended for pre-walkers) Help your baby begin a lifelong love of reading by joining us for this fun program, featuring stories, songs and movement activities. The program will be followed by an open play session. No Registration required.
Senior Center Book C
Senior Center
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1:30 pm
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a book discussion of The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman.  
Book description: Two women, sisters by marriage who share a two-family brownstone in Brooklyn in the 1950s, form a strong bond when they each give birth minutes apart on the same night, but as the years pass, a deeply buried family secret causes their friendship to unravel. Discussion takes place at Senior Center: 33 Colonial Drive, Berlin
Contact the library for a copy of the book.
Charlton Comics Even
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 pm

Are you a fan of comic books and superhero tv shows and movies? Charlton Comics: The Movie is about a comic book company right here in Connecticut, featuring legendary artists and writers from the golden and silver age of comics. The movie's Producer/Director Jackie Zbuska and Producer Keith Larsen will spend the evening discussing the crazy and hilarious story of what Charlton Comics was and why it matters in the annals of comic book history. They’ll also be discussing the production of the film and showing some clips and footage from the upcoming documentary feature.  Join us for a behind the scenes glimpse of the movie to be released next year.
 

Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
International Games
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Family fun for all ages! So you think you’ve got game? If you are a beginner or an expert, come play and enjoy the educational, recreational, and social value of games! Drop in anytime, no registration required.
Mother Goose on the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Nov. 3, 10:30 AM
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. Geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, all ages welcome. No registration is required.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Nov. 3, 1 pm
Movie description: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Rated R. Movie length: 2 hours. 
A Conversation on Ru
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 pm

Russia is in the news. Be it the Olympic games in Sochi  or the upcoming World Soccer Cup, the annexation of Crimea, the crisis with separatist in Eastern Ukraine, or the deterioration of ties with Europe and the US through sanctions. Vladimir Putin’s all encompassing presence, political triumphs and focus on nationalism  may lead the country into an economic stagnation and a renewal of the cold war with a more strident  East-West antagonism. How will Russia manage its relations with neighboring Ukraine and Europe;  what are the prospects for the Russian economy and further East-West trade; to what extent will President Putin be able to control nationalist sentiment within Russia and among ethnic Russians living in countries of the collapsed Soviet Union?

The United Nations Association of Connecticut will explore these current global geo-political issues and concerns within the broader context of the United Nations. The knowledgeable and widely traveled speaker will explore these complex issues and invite a dialogue with those present.  Speaker Sergei Kambalov is a Russian economist has served at the UN for 21 years and is now an American citizen.

 

 

 

Sponsored by The United Nations Association of Connecticut..
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 6, 10:30 AM
(Recommended for ages 1 – 3) Help your toddler work out their wiggles with this lively storytime that includes early literacy fun with stories, songs and action rhymes. The program will be followed by an open play session. No registration required.
Adult Coloring
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Nov. 6, 1:30 pm (Monday afternoons in November)
It is said that coloring can be almost as relaxing as meditation! Coloring pages and colored pencils provided.  Refreshments provided.