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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Family Thanksgiving
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 AM
All are welcome! Join us for a special Thanksgiving-themed program, featuring stories, songs and activities related to the upcoming holiday! No registration is required.
An Introduction to C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 pm

Do you have an interesting life? Have you always wanted to get it down on paper but were not sure how? This course will lead you in the right direction. Through this creative nonfiction writing course students will learn the art and techniques of essay, long form articles, journalistic/newspaper articles, and memoir writing. Students will craft 5-10 pages of their own writing which will be workshopped in a safe group setting. Open dialogue and creative, gentle, critiques will be the heart and soul of this course. The main goal of this course is to help new writers gain strength through the use of techniques and creative play within their own writing, which will enable them to acquire the confidence to submit to a publication or publications of their choice, or continue their work on to a larger memoir-sized project. We will also discuss various nonfiction publications and their subject matter as they pertain to the students’ own nonfiction writing.
Course Objective: At the end of this course students will have a firm grasp on the techniques of creative nonfiction and how to utilize them within their own work. Students will have at least one publishable piece of 5-10 pages in which they can submit to a publication of their choice at the close of this course. Students will also have the confidence to continue or begin work on a memoir-length project should they feel their writing lean in that direction.
About the instructor: Nikki A. Sambitsky is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing, specifically focusing on lyric/fragment essay (creative nonfiction) in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA creative writing program. Mrs. Sambitsky holds a BA in journalism from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently working on her collection of lyric/fragment essays, which center on her family, her husband, and two autistic children.  Her journalism work and creative nonfiction has appeared in many publications including The Helix, Gravel Magazine, and West Hartford Magazine. 

Make & Take: Wine Gl
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 pm
Back by popular demand.  Sign ups will be by phone or in person beginning November 2nd.  We will have a small selection of various wine glasses to choose from, however, you are encouraged to bring your own glasses for etching .  Registration required.  If you register but cannot attend, please call the reference desk at 860-828-7126 to cancel.

There will be 5 time slots to sign up for this program: 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm and 3 pm.
Make & Take: Decorat
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 pm
Learn to create beautiful big bows to a decorate wreaths, presents or even a brand new car!  Please bring your own ribbon to this class.  To create one bow, your ribbon should be 2"-4" wide, at least 3 yards and have a wired edge. 

If you register but cannot attend, please call the reference desk at 860-828-7126 to cancel.
Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Make & Take: Holiday
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 pm
Create a beautiful tags for your holiday gifts!  Use paper, stamps, ribbon and more to create a collection of gift tags to complete your holiday gift-giving with a flourish!  All supplies included.  Adults, teens, and children 10 and up welcome!

 

**Tags will differ from those shown here


Registration required.  Materials have been purchased for use in this program.  If you register but cannot attend, please call the reference desk at 860-828-7126 to cancel. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Riverside Reptiles p
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2:00 PM
For ages 4 and up. Dragons?! No, not real dragons - lizards! Meet many different species of lizards: geckos that can climb glass, skinks with bright blue tongues, a legless lizard, a cousin of the Komodo Dragon, and a lizard with an impressive beard. Meet these and many more as we venture into the realm of living dragons. Registration is required and begins December 18. Please call (860) 828-7127 to register. Space is limited. 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Make & Take: Book Fl
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 pm
Learn to create a beautiful wall decoration using an old book and some simple supplies.  Please bring a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks. 

Registration required.  Materials have been purchased for use in this program.  If you register but cannot attend, please call the reference desk at 860-828-7126 to cancel. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.