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:
Fidelco Guide Dog Pr
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2:00 PM
(Ages 3 and up) A representative from the Fidelco Guide Dog Organization (a local organization that raises and trains guide dogs) will be here to talk about what they do . Meet one of their dogs, hear about all the hard work that goes into training them, and learn how you can help!
Walking Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 9:15 am

As part of our new Get Moving series, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Our Walking Book Club is similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss books. It will be a fun, social outing, but at the same time offering the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. During the month of July we will meet on Wednesdays at 9:15 am at the entrance to Pistol Creek and will walk for about 1.2 miles.  This month, we will meet and discuss a specific book as we read it throughout the month.  Our July selection will be A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison.  Please contact the library to obtain a copy of the book.
In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of a cancellation.  Please be sure to include the best number/email in which to reach you.

 


 
Turtle Dance Music:
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 6:30 pm
(All ages) Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for the whole family! Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our universe to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, sing about our solar system, participate in a rap battle with the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Registration is required and begins July 10. Call 860-828-7127 to register. 
Kensington Fire-Resc
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 AM
~~Rescheduled from June 20~~
(All ages) Firefighters from Kensington Fire-Rescue will be here to read a story and answer questions about fighting fires, then we'll explore a firetruck! No registration is necessary.  Sponsored by Kensington Fire-Rescue.
Movie Matinee: Findi
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jul. 19, 1 pm
Movie description: On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 51 minutes. Movie released in 2017.
Saturday Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell.
Book description: Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?.
Please contact the reference desk to reserve a copy of the book.
Walking Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 9:15 am

As part of our new Get Moving series, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Our Walking Book Club is similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss books. It will be a fun, social outing, but at the same time offering the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. During the month of July we will meet on Wednesdays at 9:15 am at the entrance to Pistol Creek and will walk for about 1.2 miles.  This month, we will meet and discuss a specific book as we read it throughout the month.  Our July selection will be A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison.  Please contact the library to obtain a copy of the book.
In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of a cancellation.  Please be sure to include the best number/email in which to reach you.

 


 
Silly Sing-Along wit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 AM
A Silly Sing-A-Long is a mix of popular children's songs, interactive musical games, dance, movement, and rhythms. Kids of all ages (and their grown-up friends) will sing, dance, and act silly with Edward and his guitars, drums, and other assorted musical surprises and gags. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Movie Matinee: Overb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jul. 26, 1 pm
Movie description: After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 5 minutes. Movie released in 2018.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Jul. 27, 1 pm

Create a beautiful piece of art by pouring acrylic paint onto a 8x10 canvas.  No artistic skills required and all 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.

Cookbook Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 29, 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 month's title will be Everyday Cook by Alton Brown.  Please contact the library 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.

 
Walking Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 9:15 am

As part of our new Get Moving series, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Our Walking Book Club is similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss books. It will be a fun, social outing, but at the same time offering the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. During the month of July we will meet on Wednesdays at 9:15 am at the entrance to Pistol Creek and will walk for about 1.2 miles.  This month, we will meet and discuss a specific book as we read it throughout the month.  Our July selection will be A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison.  Please contact the library to obtain a copy of the book.
In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of a cancellation.  Please be sure to include the best number/email in which to reach you.

 


 
Make and Take: Galax
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 pm

Turn a plain composition notebook into an astronomical wonder!  All 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: Isn&r
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Aug. 2, 1 pm
Movie description: A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 29 minutes. Movie released in 2019.
Walking Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 9:15 am

As part of our new Get Moving series, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Our Walking Book Club is similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss books. It will be a fun, social outing, but at the same time offering the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Location: to be announced.
In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of a cancellation.  Please be sure to include the best number/email in which to reach you.

 


 
Movie Matinee: The M
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Aug. 9, 1 pm
Movie description: A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel. Starring Clint Eastwood.  Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 56 minutes. Movie released in 2018.
Movie Matinee: Five
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Aug. 16, 1 pm
Movie description: A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love.  Rated PG-13. Movie length: 1 hour, 56 minutes. Movie released in 2019.
Saturday Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton.
Book description: A revelatory memoir by a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a dangerously flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with dozens of fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration and his post-release decision to commit his life to prison reform.
Please contact the reference desk to reserve a copy of the book.
 
Walking Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 9:15 am

As part of our new Get Moving series, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Our Walking Book Club is similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss books. It will be a fun, social outing, but at the same time offering the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Location: to be announced.
In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of a cancellation.  Please be sure to include the best number/email in which to reach you.

 


 
Movie Matinee: Can Y
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Aug. 23, 1 pm
Movie description: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.  Starring Melissa McCarthy.  Rated R. Movie length: 1 hour, 46 minutes. Movie released in 2018.
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