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:
PJ Storytime
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 pm
For birth - five. Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for this storytime. Join us for an upbeat time with the family! We'll share an interactive song and a very short book. Brief playtime follows. No registration required.
Author Joe Clifford
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm
Join Joe Clifford as he discusses his latest works, Broken Ground and The One That Got Away, as well as the re-release of his 2013 book: Junkie Love.  Copies of his books will be available for purchase/signing. Sponsored by The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2 - 5 pm (Thursday, October 11 & 18, 2 - 5 pm)
For grades 4 - 12. Drop in Thursdays any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm (October 18 between 2 and 5 pm) to explore our makerspace.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
JFF (Just for Fun) C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm
Recommended for grades 4 - 6. Come hang out with friends. We will provide games, crafts, and maker activities. Registration is strongly recommended.
*We will be meeting in the Makerspace!*
Make & Take: Glitter
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm
Turn a plain pumpkin into something amazing!  Please bring 1 foam pumpkin approximately 6 inches or smaller or 2-3 mini foam pumpkins.  All other supplies provided.

Cancellation policy: Please be courteous.  We purchase supplies for these Make & Take programs and they typically have a waiting list.  If you need to cancel your registration, you must notify us prior to noon on the day of the event.  Failure to do so will result in a $5 charge.
Movie Matinee: Black
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Oct. 19, 1 pm
Movie description: T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 2 hour, 14 minutes. 
Movie released in 2018.
Saturday Book Club:
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 AM
Join us in a discussion of Atonement by Ian McEwan. 

Book Description: In the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis wildly misinterprets the relationship between her sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, childhood friends home from Cambridge. So when her young cousin is assaulted, Briony gives in to her hyperactive imagination and blames the atrocity on Robbie. It is a terrible decision that alters lives and fills Briony with an everlasting sense of guilt.
Please contact the library for a copy of this book.
Mount Everest: In Se
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 pm
Into the Throne of the Mountain Gods: A Journey to Mount Everest, presented by CCSU Geography Chair, Dr. Richard W. Benfield. 

Dr. Benfield has published extensively and spoken widely on bio-geography. In total he has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the parks, botanic gardens and other private reserves in just about them all. In the summer of 2015 he returned to the Former Soviet Union by travelling to Siberia and Mongolia to undertake snow leopard research and in 2018 he travelled to Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal in the heart of the Himalayas and the location of Everest Base camp and recently the location of the sighting of snow leopards for the first time in 20 years. 

Join Dr. Benfield as he discusses his journey to Mount Everest's Sagarmatha National Park and the search for snow leopards there. 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 22, 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.
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 22, 10:30 am (Mondays, October 22, & 29; Nov. 12 @ 10:30 am)
(Recommended for ages birth-3) Help your child work their wiggles out in 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 is required. 
Cookbook Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 22, 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 book, 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: Dinner Solved by Katie Workman.  Please contact the library to obtain a copy of the book.

 
Halloween Cupcake De
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:00 PM
(For grades K+). Boo to you! Come decorate a spooky cupcake or two! Get a special Halloween airbrushed temporary tattoo with our tattoo machine, too! Space is limited, registration is required. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online.
Makerspace Family Dr
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(For families with children in grades K and up). Stop by any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our Makerspace! Children under eight must be accompanied by a caregiver in the Makerspace. Featured activity: Halloween Card-Making!
New Britain Symphony
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pm

Join us for a mini-concert from the New Britain Symphony Orchestra.

Sponsored by Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee .
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 25, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Thursdays, October 4, & 25, 2 - 7:30 pm)
For grades 4 - 12. Drop in Thursdays any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm (October 11 & 18 between 2 and 5 pm) to explore our makerspace.
Mother Goose on the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Oct. 26, 10:30 AM (Fridays, October 26; Nov. 2, 9 and 16@ 10:30 AM)
(Ages birth-preschool) Help your child develop early literacy skills while having a great time! This program combines music, movement, nursery rhymes, instruments, and books. The program will be followed by an open play session. No registration is required. 
Movie Matinee: A Qui
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Oct. 26, 1 pm
Movie description: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 30 minutes. 
Movie released in 2018.
Read & Bead: Autumn
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 29, 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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