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:
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
JFF Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:30 pm
(For grades 4+) Join our club and hang out with friends. We will provide games, crafts, and maker activities. This month we will play board games for the first half of the meeting and video games for the second half. Registration is strongly recommended.
Mother Goose on the
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Mar. 22, 10:30 am (Fridays)
For Birth to Preschool & Caregivers. Drop-In. 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.
Movie Matinee: Front
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Mar. 22, 1 pm
Movie description: American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 53 minutes. Movie released in 2018.
Book Tasting (Resche
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1:30 pm

Looking for a new book to read? Or would you like to try something outside of your usual genre? Expand your reading palate with a book tasting! Come “nibble” on some books to decide if you want to read the whole thing.

You will have the opportunity to sample numerous books in various genres in a short period of time and come away with a wish list of titles. We will even have the books available for instant check out at the end of the program. You might be introduced to some great books that you would never have thought to pick up before!

Refreshments served.

Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library and Swiches Restaurant.
Makerspace Monday: B
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Mar. 25, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
(Grades 3 and up)  Draw whatever comes to your creative minds and watch it turn into a button! No registration required.  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Cookbook Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30 pm
Join us for this fun twist on a book club. All cooks welcome!  Borrow the book, make a recipe, and share it at the club!  This time we'll be making and talking about recipes from the book My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow.  Contact the library at 860-828-7126 for a copy of the book.  
Plates, cutlery, napkins and juice will be provided.  Please bring in your own serving utensils and label your dish.

 
AARP Tax Aide
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 1 pm

ARP Tax-Aide provides free income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older.  They hold appointments in the library on Tuesdays throughout tax season, beginning February 5.
Call 860-828-7126 to make an appointment.

Hiking the Pacific C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30 pm

In 2010 Anne O'Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year.  Starting in Campo, California (on the Mexican border), she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada.  Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.


Anne spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston, then left corporate America behind to venture west to walk the PCT.  She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail, the John Muir (twice), Vermont's Long Trail (twice) and The Wonderland Trail (WA).  Anne is the author of Tamed.  A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail.  Her book is available on her website: www.anneoregan.com and will also be available at her presentation.

Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Senior Center Book C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1:30 PM
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower. Contact the library for a copy of the book.  Please note, thie discussion takes place at the Senior Center: 33 Colonial Drive.
Teen Tech Experts
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:30 pm

Wednesday afternoons in March.
Seniors, do you need help with your mobile phone, iPad or tablet?  Make an appointment with one of our teen “Tech Expert” volunteers. 
Contact the library for more information and to make an appointment.

Out of the Box: Colo
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm
Grades K-3. Registration begins March 13. Celebrate your inner creativity in this fun arts-and-crafts-based program! To kick off this monthly series, we will explore COLOR and its meaning through paint mixing, storytelling, and discussion. Please dress messy, i.e. smocks and play clothes.
Preserve Your Old Ph
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm

Remember the days before camera phones, when we had to bring little film canisters in to be developed and waited weeks to get them back? Bring those old photos into the digital age with the library’s new photo, slide, and film negative scanner!

 

Once you’ve scanned your photos, slides, and film negatives, you’ll be able to share them on social media, email them to friends, and safely back them up for future generations.

 

This class will provide a quick introduction to the process, including:

  • How to quickly scan multiple photos at once
  • How to scan slides and film negatives
  • How to use easy photo correction options

Feel free to bring in a few photos, slides, or negatives, and we can scan them with the class!

REGISTRATION and WAIT LIST: 
Registration is limited to 10 attendees, so please register ASAP and remember to cancel if you can't make it.
If registration is full, please sign up for the wait list. You will be notified if a spot opens up, or if we add another date.

 

Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 28, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Movie Matinee: Hecto
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Mar. 29, 1 pm
Movie description: A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 54 minutes. Movie released in 2014.
Tea with Abigail Ada
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Mar. 30, 1 pm
As "Abigail Adams", Carol Bielefeld will present a lively portrait of one of the most fascinating and remarkable women in our naiton's history. Abigail oversaw the family farm, raised their children, ran a business and invested money as John Adams, her husband and second President of the United Sates, was serving our Country. Her famous "Remember the Ladies" directive to her husband highlights her early push for equal rights under the law.

Carol Bielefeld brings Abigail Adams – Wife, Mother, Patriot & Witness to a Revolution – to life!
  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
U.S. Census
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Apr. 1, 11 am - 1 pm

The United States Census 2020 is hiring.  Meet with a representative to learn more.

AARP Tax Aide
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 1 pm

ARP Tax-Aide provides free income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older.  They hold appointments in the library on Tuesdays throughout tax season, beginning February 5.
Call 860-828-7126 to make an appointment.

Teen Tech Experts
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 3:30 pm

Wednesday afternoons in April.
Seniors, do you need help with your mobile phone, iPad or tablet?  Make an appointment with one of our teen “Tech Expert” volunteers. 
Contact the library for more information and to make an appointment.

Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Apr. 4, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
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