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:
Movie Matinee: Littl
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jun. 22, 1 PM
Movie description: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Starring  Steve Carell and Toni Collette.  Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 41 minutes. 
 
Summer Poetry Worksh
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 2:00 PM

Join Griswold School Reading Specialist Lori Donovan for a poetry workshop where students will craft and illustrate their own poems, inspired by summer adventures that are close to their hearts. Students will also have the opportunity to make friendship bracelets, read poems, and check out poetry collections from the library! For students entering grades 3-5. Registration is required and begins June 18.

Cookbook Club: Cooki
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 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: Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays - Thursdays, June 26th through August 9th)
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
Outback Steakhouse D
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2:00 PM

Make your own ice cream sundae with Outback Steakhouse, including fun ingredients like Oreos and M&M’s! While you wait, make a painting that will be displayed at the restaurant. For ages 6-10. Registration is required and begins June 19. Call the library at 860-828-7127 to register.

Sponsored by Outback Steakhouse.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays - Thursdays, June 26th through August 9th)
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 28, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Design Squad Global
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2:00 PM (Thursdays, June 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; August 2 @ 2:00 PM )

This 6-week club will meet every Thursday at 2 PM from June 28 -August 2.  Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together.  We will also be sharing our projects, photos, and ideas with and getting to know kids from a club in another part of the world - Lebanon - as well as a group from Independence, Missouri.  This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance by its members. For more information about the program sponsored by WGBH and others,
please visit: pbskidsgo.org/designsquad/engineers  For students entering grades 4-7. Registration is required and begins June 21.

Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
EMS & Ambulance Visi
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am
Ages 2 -8. Newington Emergency Medical Services will visit the library to tell us about their jobs and 911. They will also have the ambulance available for kids to look at. No registration required. Sponsored by Newington Emergency Medical Services.
Movie Matinee: Get L
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 1 PM
Movie description:A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek.  Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 43 minutes. 

Movie released in 2009.
Giraffes Can’t
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 2, 10:30 AM

For Grades K-2 students: Have you met Gerald? He LOVES to dance! Join Willard Elementary School Literacy Specialist Kristin Piraneo for a reading of the story Giraffes Can't Dance and learn more about Gerald. Then make a paper-bag puppet of your favorite jungle animal! Registration is required and begins June 25. Limited to 15 children.

 

Pet Care with Veteri
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 3, 1:00 PM

Dr. Laura Miller from the Animal Hospital of Berlin will talk about pet care and bring several animals to show us how a veterinarian performs a check-up! All ages. No registration is required.

Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays - Thursdays, June 26th through August 9th)
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays - Thursdays, June 26th through August 9th)
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
Design Squad Global
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 5, 2:00 PM (Thursdays, June 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; August 2 @ 2:00 PM )

This 6-week club will meet every Thursday at 2 PM from June 28 -August 2.  Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together.  We will also be sharing our projects, photos, and ideas with and getting to know kids from a club in another part of the world - Lebanon - as well as a group from Independence, Missouri.  This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance by its members. For more information about the program sponsored by WGBH and others,
please visit: pbskidsgo.org/designsquad/engineers  For students entering grades 4-7. Registration is required and begins June 21.

Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 5, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For grades 5 - 12. Starting June 26th drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 5, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Movie Matinee: Patri
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jul. 6, 1 PM
Movie description: The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons.  Rated R. Movie length: 2 hours, 13 minutes. 
Movie released in 2016.
Decoupaged Decor!
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 9, 1:00 PM

Join Griswold Elementary School teacher Kristin Beaudet and learn how to decoupage items using Mod Podge glue and wood or plastic objects. For students entering grades 3-8. Registration is required and begins July 2.

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