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:
Tax Aide
Tax Aide
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1pm, 2pm, 3 pm
Free Tax Assistance thru AARP: call for appointment: 860-828-7126.  Every Tuesday : February 6 through April 17

 

AARP Tax-Aide, a free program, provides income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older. It’s free, it’s easy. Here’s all you need to do:

 

If married, both taxpayer and spouse must be present. Both signatures are required as well as photo identification.

 

Taxes are completed in one session, so taxpayers must bring with them all documentation necessary to complete their return:

 

Complete copy of last year’s 2017 tax return.  Regardless of where it was prepared.

 

Social Security or Individual Taxpayer ID numbers for all household members

 

A personal check showing bank account and routing numbers (if direct deposit/withdrawal is requested). 

 

All documents that relate to deductible expenses.

 

All 2017 income tax forms that have been received. This includes but may not be limited to:

 

         * SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement

         * 1099-R forms for pension, IRA and annuity 

         * 1099 forms,(1099-INT,1099 DIV,1099-B,1099-MISC) 

         * W-2, Wage and Tax Statement forms

         * W-2G, Certain Gambling Winner forms

 

Documentation showing original cost of assets sold during 2017

 

Health Insurance: Individuals should bring in health insurance coverage information for themselves and dependents. Also, anyone who purchased Health Insurance through the Health Exchange must bring in form 1095-A and income information for dependents with a filing requirement. Anyone receiving form 1095-B or 1095-C should bring that in as well.

 

To schedule an appointment with a certified Tax-Aide counselor or to obtain information, call the Berlin Senior Center at 828-7006 or the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at 828-7126.  The library will take appointments for Tuesdays and the Senior Center will take appointments for Thursdays.

 

Sit & Knit
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Nutmeg Book Club
Nutmeg Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 pm
(Recommended for grades 3 – 6) This month we are reading Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Copies are available in the Children’s Department. Join us for games, crafts, and all things Nutmeg!
Mother Goose on the
Mother Goose on the Loose
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 10:30 AM
(Ages birth to preschool) 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 regiatration is required. 
Movie Showing: Goodb
Movie Showing: Goodbye Christopher Robin
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 1 pm
Movie description: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Rated PG. Movie length: 1 hour, 47 minutes. 
Connecticut Civilian
Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 pm

Local author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a presentation on his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began in 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks and forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites and dams; stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines; fought fires; and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II.

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books: • Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC • Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts • Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches • 101 more Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and • The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories” in five Adirondack newspapers. Presently, Marty Podskoch is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book.

Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.
Refreshments will be served.

Busy Bumble Bees
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 10:30 am
New! Recommended for birth - 3. Help your little one 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. Drop in to any class, no registration required.
Cookbook Club: Cooki
Cookbook Club: Cooking by the Book
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 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 on Monday, February 26th. 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 will be: The Soup and Bread Cookbook by Beatrice Ojakangas.  Contact the library for a copy of the book.

 
Tax Aide
Tax Aide
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1pm, 2pm, 3 pm
Free Tax Assistance thru AARP: call for appointment: 860-828-7126.  Every Tuesday : February 6 through April 17

 

AARP Tax-Aide, a free program, provides income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older. It’s free, it’s easy. Here’s all you need to do:

 

If married, both taxpayer and spouse must be present. Both signatures are required as well as photo identification.

 

Taxes are completed in one session, so taxpayers must bring with them all documentation necessary to complete their return:

 

Complete copy of last year’s 2017 tax return.  Regardless of where it was prepared.

 

Social Security or Individual Taxpayer ID numbers for all household members

 

A personal check showing bank account and routing numbers (if direct deposit/withdrawal is requested). 

 

All documents that relate to deductible expenses.

 

All 2017 income tax forms that have been received. This includes but may not be limited to:

 

         * SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement

         * 1099-R forms for pension, IRA and annuity 

         * 1099 forms,(1099-INT,1099 DIV,1099-B,1099-MISC) 

         * W-2, Wage and Tax Statement forms

         * W-2G, Certain Gambling Winner forms

 

Documentation showing original cost of assets sold during 2017

 

Health Insurance: Individuals should bring in health insurance coverage information for themselves and dependents. Also, anyone who purchased Health Insurance through the Health Exchange must bring in form 1095-A and income information for dependents with a filing requirement. Anyone receiving form 1095-B or 1095-C should bring that in as well.

 

To schedule an appointment with a certified Tax-Aide counselor or to obtain information, call the Berlin Senior Center at 828-7006 or the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at 828-7126.  The library will take appointments for Tuesdays and the Senior Center will take appointments for Thursdays.

 

FREE College Plannin
FREE College Planning Workshop
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 1, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Join College4Less for a FREE College Financial Planning Workshop designed to help you prepare for the college years and beyond! They'll share vital college financial planning information, as well as take time to answer some of your questions. Please visit College4Less to register. 
Sit & Knit
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 1, 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Mother Goose on the
Mother Goose on the Loose
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Mar. 2, 10:30 AM
(Ages birth to preschool) 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 regiatration is required. 
Movie Showing: 20th
Movie Showing: 20th Century Women
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Mar. 2, 1 pm
Movie description: The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979. Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 59 minutes. 
SaturPLAY
SaturPLAY
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Mar. 3, 10:30 AM-12 PM
A playgroup that includes fun toys, sensory materials, musical instruments and other activities while providing caregivers an opportunity to interact and build skills with their children and network with one another. No registration is required.
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." --Fred Rogers
Saturday Afternoon A
Saturday Afternoon Adult Book Group
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Mar. 3, 1 pm

Join us for a discussion of the book, Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy.  Please contact the library to reserve a copy of the book. 

Book Description: 

"From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge of living up to our own expectations"-- Provided by publisher.
Busy Bumble Bees
Busy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Mar. 5, 10:30 am (Mondays, March 5 & March 12, 10:30 am)
New! Recommended for birth - 3. Help your little one 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. Drop in to any class, no registration required.
Tax Aide
Tax Aide
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 1pm, 2pm, 3 pm
Free Tax Assistance thru AARP: call for appointment: 860-828-7126.  Every Tuesday : February 6 through April 17

 

AARP Tax-Aide, a free program, provides income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older. It’s free, it’s easy. Here’s all you need to do:

 

If married, both taxpayer and spouse must be present. Both signatures are required as well as photo identification.

 

Taxes are completed in one session, so taxpayers must bring with them all documentation necessary to complete their return:

 

Complete copy of last year’s 2017 tax return.  Regardless of where it was prepared.

 

Social Security or Individual Taxpayer ID numbers for all household members

 

A personal check showing bank account and routing numbers (if direct deposit/withdrawal is requested). 

 

All documents that relate to deductible expenses.

 

All 2017 income tax forms that have been received. This includes but may not be limited to:

 

         * SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement

         * 1099-R forms for pension, IRA and annuity 

         * 1099 forms,(1099-INT,1099 DIV,1099-B,1099-MISC) 

         * W-2, Wage and Tax Statement forms

         * W-2G, Certain Gambling Winner forms

 

Documentation showing original cost of assets sold during 2017

 

Health Insurance: Individuals should bring in health insurance coverage information for themselves and dependents. Also, anyone who purchased Health Insurance through the Health Exchange must bring in form 1095-A and income information for dependents with a filing requirement. Anyone receiving form 1095-B or 1095-C should bring that in as well.

 

To schedule an appointment with a certified Tax-Aide counselor or to obtain information, call the Berlin Senior Center at 828-7006 or the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at 828-7126.  The library will take appointments for Tuesdays and the Senior Center will take appointments for Thursdays.

 

Preparing for Your H
Preparing for Your Home Transition, with Tips on Staging and Downsizing.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 6:30 pm
Thinking about downsizing your home? Learn some new tips before you begin the transition. 
Presenter Donna Finocchiaro is an Estate Organizer, specializing in downsizing and staging homes to increase their value and competitive edge in the market place.
Senior Center Book C
Senior Center Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 1:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of The One-in-a Million Boy by Monica Wood.  Book description: 
After his eleven-year-old son dies, guitarist Quinn Porter does yard work for an aged Lithuanian immigrant, Ona Vitkus, whom his son had often visited and comes to a resolution about his son's death as Ona discusses his son's capacity to listen and learn.
Contact the library for a copy of the book.  Please note that this discussion will be held at the Berlin Senior Center, 33 Colonial Drive.
Early Release Movie:
Early Release Movie: Wonder
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2:00 PM
Berlin Schools Early Release Day
Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Rated PG. Runtime: 113 minutes. Bring comfy seating and snacks, if you wish! No registration is required. 
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