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:
Flash Mob Dance Prac
Saturday, Jul. 1, 10:30 am
Interested in joining us for the July 8th Flash Mob?  Come in and practice with us!  We will show the tutorial dance videos on a big screen in our meeting room for those who wish to get some extra practice.  These extra practices are not mandatory to participate in the Flash Mob.  
Flash Mob Dance Prac
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 6:30 pm
Interested in joining us for the July 8th Flash Mob?  Come in and practice with us!  We will show the tutorial dance videos on a big screen in our meeting room for those who wish to get some extra practice.  These extra practices are not mandatory to participate in the Flash Mob.  
Sit & Knit
Thursday, Jul. 6, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Mother Goose on the
Friday, Jul. 7, 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. No registration is required.
 
Movie Matinee: Lion
Friday, Jul. 7, 1 pm
Movie description:At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.  Starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.  Rated PG-13.  1 hour, 58 minutes.
Meet the MakerSpace!
Friday, Jul. 7, 2 PM
For grades 6 and up. Drop by and learn about all of the technology, crafts, games and other fun stuff in our MakerSpace! The MakerSpace has Snap and Squishy Circuits, Ozobots, Spheros, Makey Makeys, a pop-up green screen, Magformers, Legos, a chalk wall, K'Nex, an Ellison die-cut machine, a button maker, crafts and more! Snacks provided. No registration is necessary.  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Flash Mob
Saturday, Jul. 8, 9 am
Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime!  Come join a sizzling, beginner level dance flash mob created for all ages and abilities.  No dance experience necessary, however flexibility to do some basic cha-cha steps and access to computer for choreography tutorial is necessary.
 
We will be dancing to El Mismo Sol by Jennifer Lopez.  You will have easy access to 3 brief online tutorials created by master instructor and leader of this mob, Sharyn Farrell.  It will be fun!  There will be one,1-hour rehearsal in person on the day of the mob.  Please arrive with solid knowledge of steps.  Rehearsal will be from 9-10 am at the library. Please note: This is before the library opens for business, but special access will be given to dance mob participants.  The actual flash mob will take place at the Berlin Farmer's Market.
 
All ages welcome - children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Maximum registration for this space: 40 people.  
 
Parking at Farmer's Market:  Parking is limited.  Please try to carpool or be dropped off and picked up at the farmer's market.  The market runs 9-1 and we are mobbing at 11:30 so there will be plenty of time to shop after the mob, if you like. This is meant to be a surprise to the customers at the market so MUM'S THE WORD!! 

In the event of heavy rain or lightning, rain date will be 7/29.

Instructional Videos:  Prior to rehearsal, please become familiar with the dance by watching and practicing ahead of time.  View the following videos in order:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM4NPZ9hxSc&t=1s      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0HiXyEzCOw         
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur1YxlpkR9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZeMHWs7go&feature=youtu.be

We are offering extra practice sessions for the flash mob dance.  We will be showing the above videos so that participants can practice in a group setting if they choose.  These are not mandatory.  Dates for practice sessions: June 28 (Wed) @ 6:30 pm, July 1 (Sat) @ 10:30 am and July 5 (Wed) @ 6:30 pm.


  
  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Book ’Em!: Pol
Monday, Jul. 10, 10:30 AM

Join Berlin Police Detective Scott Schreiner for some police-themed stories! After the stories there'll be time for questions, then we'll go outside and get a tour of a police car! All ages. No registration is required. 

Grow with Nature
Monday, Jul. 10, 2:00 PM
Get to know the environment with the help of Dr. Seuss and the Lorax as you learn about the importance of plants and take part in planting your very own seeds to take home and watch grow! For ages 5 and up. Registration is required.
Minecrafters
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2:00 PM
The library has a Minecraft server! Visit the library to fill out a form to be granted access (whitelisted). Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items, and snacks will be provided. Bring your laptop, or use our Xbox One, Wii, or library laptops (first-come, first-served). Please note: only the PC and Mac version of Minecraft work with our server. Mobile, Playstation, etc., versions of the game are not compatible. For grades 2-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Teen/Tween Game Nigh
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 PM

Newington’s Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop will be here to teach us some fabulous tabletop and card games! All who attend will be entered into a prize drawing for tabletop games. Snacks provided. For ages 10 and up. Registration is encouraged and begins July 5. 

Sponsored by Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop.
Remembering the Berl
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 6:30 pm

An encore presentation from the Berlin Historical Society.  
Since 1840, trains have run through Berlin, defining our town center in Kensington. The Berlin Depot is part of a uniquely Berlin story we need to share. So many of us are in mourning over the loss and wondering what will become of the site. The Historical Society is advocating for a rebuild or construction of a historically appropriate building that would at least partially be devoted to the history of the Berlin station. What would you like to see happen?  

Bring your pictures for the museum’s archive!  
Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Berlin Historical Society and the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Sit & Knit
Thursday, Jul. 13, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Mother Goose on the
Friday, Jul. 14, 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. No registration is required.
 
Movie Matinee: Jacki
Friday, Jul. 14, 1 pm
Movie description: A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard.  Rated R.  1 hour, 40 minutes.  
Construction Club
Saturday, Jul. 15, 1:00-2:30 PM
Calling all builders - come build with us! Legos®, giant blocks, Duplos, Magformers and more will be available. All you need to bring is your creativity! All ages (children under 8 with adult supervision). No registration is required. 
Movie Matinee: Girl
Monday, Jul. 17, 6:30 pm
Movie description: Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery.  Rated R.  1 hour, 52 minutes.
Book ’Em!: Pol
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:30 AM

Join Berlin Police Officer Aimee Krzykowski and K9 Titan for some police-themed stories. After the stories there'll be time for questions. All ages. No registration is required. 

Greg Frisbee: Comic
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 6:30 PM
Come and see Greg Frisbee and his comedy entertainment with a new spin! You will experience juggling, magic, rubber chickens and above all else COMEDY! You’ll cheer as one hapless volunteer stands center stage and manages to spin large rubber balls on the beaks of rubber chickens. You'll witness a Houdini style escape - will Greg be able to escape in time? For ages 3 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins July 12. Call (860) 828-7127 to register. 
Storytime With A Pri
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00 PM
Once Upon A Tiara Princess Parties invites you to join Belle and Rapunzel for a magical day at the library! Join us for pictures and autographs with each princess, an interactive reading of their fairytales, and of course Princess games, music, and glitter! Each child who attends will recieve a Princess Temporary Tattoo and a Glitter Nail makeover. We can't think of a more magical afternoon! For ages 3 and up. Space is limited.