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.
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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.

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.
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.
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.

 

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.
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.

Middle School Book C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 10:30 AM (Tuesdays, July 10 & 31; August 21 @ 10:30 AM)

Do you love to read? Join McGee Middle School teacher Danielle McCorkel for a book club and meet every few weeks in the summer to discuss some of your favorite books in a relaxing group of entering 6th and 7th grade students. The first book will be Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Read this book and come to our first meeting to help us get to know you and your ideas about this book. At that meeting, we will choose another book to read and decide on one to discuss every few weeks. Bring several of your favorite books to share! Come as many times as you can. Registration is required and begins June 12. Books will be available at the Children’s Desk.

Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 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. 11, 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. 12, 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. 12, 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.
Kensington Fire-Resc
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Friday, Jul. 13, 10:30 AM
Firefighters from Kensington Fire-Rescue will be here to read a story and answer your questions about fighting fires, then we'll go outside and explore one of their fire trucks! All ages. No registration is necessary.  Sponsored by Kensington Fire-Rescue.
Makerspace Drop In H
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 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.
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