Cora J. Belden Library

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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 19, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Apr. 19, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Apr. 19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Come learn how to use our library databases to get FREE ebooks. This class will go over how to set up an account, how to search for ebooks or audiobooks, and how to add them to your device. Registration is required to receive the Zoom ID. 
Science Explorers Program - The Human Body - Online with Zoom
4:30 pm
Science Explorers Program - The Human Body - Online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 19, 4:30 pmScience Explorers Pr
Online - Zoom
The human body is an amazing machine, and in this session we'll explore how some parts of that machine work as we build interactive models! Recommended fo kids ages 5-10.This program will take place live on Zoom and includes a Science Explorers Kit, which can be picked up the week before the pro...read more

*CANCELLED* Library Board of Trustees
5:30 pm
*CANCELLED* Library Board of Trustees
Monday, Apr. 19, 5:30 pm
Online - Zoom
All meetings are held in the Cora J. Belden Library or via Cloud-Based Video/Telephone Conferencing Service.
Yoga Inspired Storytime online with Zoom
6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
Yoga Inspired Storytime online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 19, 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
(Mondays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30pm)
Yoga Inspired Storyt
Online - Zoom
Join us for yoga inspired storytime with songs, movement, stories and simple child friendly yoga poses.  Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and participate in an area you can move around, lie on the floor and stand up.Yoga mats are not required. Recommended for children ages 3-6 years old with ...read more
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One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
9:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 9:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 4/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the...read more
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:00 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 10:00 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 4/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the...read more
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 10:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 4/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the...read more

Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online with Zoom
11:00 am
Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 11:00 amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
Join us remotely for some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving, it’s all good! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your l...read more
Getting Started with ’The Cloud - Online
2:00 pm
Getting Started with ’The Cloud - Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2:00 pmGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Have you ever wondered what people were talking about when they refer to ‘the Cloud’, such as using ‘the Cloud’ to store & backup their files or to sync their data? Join us for this Zoom session to go over cloud computing services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and iClou...read more
Gone to the Dogs - on Zoom
6:00 pm
 Gone to the Dogs - on Zoom
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:00 pmGone to the Dogs - o
Online - Zoom
Our favorite dogs are back – this time on Zoom! The amazing dogs and volunteers with Faithful Friends Therapy Dogs have missed you. While you may not be able to give them a hug, what is a better way to spend your time than reading to a dog? You provide the book – we provide the cuteness....read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Green Initiatives for Homeowners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Green Initiatives for Homeowners
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMGreen Initiatives  f
online
Rocky Hill homeowners, join us to learn more about state incentives designed to encourage green investments in our homes and communities. Join representatives from Energize CT for an informational webinar on the programs and resources available to residents interested in making home e...read more
Black Creators Series: Conversations with Black Authors and Illustrators
7:30 pm
Black Creators Series: Conversations with Black Authors and Illustrators
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7:30 pm
(The Third Tuesday of the Month)
Black Creators Serie
online
The Black Creators SeriesThe Cora J. Belden Library believes Black History should be taught year round- not ony in February. The Black Creators Series highlights the work of Black authors and illustrators monthly through June.  Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Tea...read more
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

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Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Come learn how to Zoom! Zoom is a free video conferencing program that will enable you to video chat with your friends and family, attend library programs, church services, and more. This class will go over the basic Zoom functions and how to get started.Registration is required to receive the Zoom ...read more
Rocky Hill Earth Day Program: Composting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rocky Hill Earth Day Program: Composting
Thursday, Apr. 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMRocky Hill Earth Day
Online - Zoom
Plants and gardens are healthier and more bountiful when rooted in fertile soil that provides an abundance of nutrients. Composting is a simple way we can recycle our organic waste into nutrient-rich soil for growing food. Celebrate Earth Day in Rocky Hill by learning the basics of composting a...read more
*Greenwich Hospital Health: Home Safety Resources
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
*Greenwich Hospital Health: Home Safety Resources
Thursday, Apr. 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM*Greenwich Hospital
Online - Zoom
Please note: This event is hosted by Greenwich Hospital. Please register through their site here. Avoid accidents and serious injuries inside your home using checklists and tips from reliable online home safety websites. Topics include poison prevention, fire alarm checks, food safety, fall pre...read more
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Grow it Forward: Community Gardening Project
10 am
Grow it Forward: Community Gardening Project
Friday, Apr. 23, 10 am
(Fridays)
Grow it Forward: Com
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN OUR COMMUNITYPlease help us plant and grow our Rocky Hill  Intergenerational Food Pantry Garden to feed those in need in our community! Plant some seeds, watch them grow and help us grow it forward! Sign up for a kit containing seeds, soil, signs and biodeg...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Learning Bites for Preschoolers - Online
11:00 am
Learning Bites for Preschoolers - Online
Friday, Apr. 23, 11:00 am
(Fridays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 am)

Online - Zoom
Encourage early learning with hands-on activities using items you have around your home! Each short (10-15 minutes) program will offer tips and ideas for simple, low-prep activities that will engage your preschooler.Program schedule:April 9: Practice symbol recognition and early writing skills ...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Apr. 23, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Explore the Ocean! Climate change and conservation in the Oceans online with Zoom
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Explore the Ocean! Climate change and conservation in the Oceans online with Zoom
Saturday, Apr. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Explore the Ocean! C
Online - Zoom
“We are Water Protectors” Sometimes it is easy to forget how much of the world is water – over 70% (about ¾) of the planet is covered in water! But, because of climate change and other issues like pollution, and overfishing that water is in trouble. As a scientist, Kharis Re...read more
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 26, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Apr. 26, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Apr. 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Come learn how to use our library databases to get FREE ebooks. This class will go over how to set up an account, how to search for ebooks or audiobooks, and how to add them to your device. Registration is required to receive the Zoom ID. 
Science Explorers Program - Tricky Science - Online with Zoom
4:30 pm
Science Explorers Program - Tricky Science - Online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 26, 4:30 pmScience Explorers Pr
Online - Zoom
Some science boggles our minds or tricks our senses, so we are left feeling as if it's magic. In this session we'll be learning "magic tricks" that are really science at work!This program will take place live on Zoom and includes a Science Explorers Kit, which can be picked up the ...read more

Genealogy Series: House History Part 2 - Who Has Lived in Your House?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Genealogy Series: House History Part 2 - Who Has Lived in Your House?
Monday, Apr. 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMGenealogy Series: Ho
Online - Zoom
Would you like to learn the history of your home, discover who lived there, and what it looked like in the past?  In part two, we’ll cover some of the many resources available to learn more about the past of your home and its occupants. From maps to the census to local photo collections, ...read more
Yoga Inspired Storytime online with Zoom
6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
Yoga Inspired Storytime online with Zoom
Monday, Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
(Mondays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30pm)
Yoga Inspired Storyt
Online - Zoom
Join us for yoga inspired storytime with songs, movement, stories and simple child friendly yoga poses.  Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and participate in an area you can move around, lie on the floor and stand up.Yoga mats are not required. Recommended for children ages 3-6 years old with ...read more
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Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online with Zoom
11:00 am
Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 11:00 amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
Join us remotely for some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving, it’s all good! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your l...read more
New Date! Zoom talk with Dr. Nicole Klughers: Memory and Brain Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Date! Zoom talk with Dr. Nicole Klughers: Memory and Brain Health
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMNew Date! Zoom talk
Online - Zoom
Join us for another talk with Dr. Nicole Klughers, a Rocky Hill-based naturopathic physician. This month, Nicole will give tips to help maintain a strong memory as we age. From nutrition to exercise, there are many steps you can take to help maintain a sharp mind!Registration is required to receive ...read more
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Apr. 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Come learn how to Zoom! Zoom is a free video conferencing program that will enable you to video chat with your friends and family, attend library programs, church services, and more. This class will go over the basic Zoom functions and how to get started.Registration is required to receive the Zoom ...read more
How to Detect and Avoid Online Scams - on Zoom
6:30 pm
How to Detect and Avoid Online Scams - on Zoom
Thursday, Apr. 29, 6:30 pmHow to Detect and Av
Online - Zoom
As our lives are being lived more and more in the digital world, criminals are becoming more creative and inventive in their methods to try to scam us for our private information and financial data. Join us on Zoom to learn about the most popular online scams, how to detect them, and how to avoid th...read more
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Learning Bites for Preschoolers - Online
11:00 am
Learning Bites for Preschoolers - Online
Friday, Apr. 30, 11:00 am
(Fridays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 am)

Online - Zoom
Encourage early learning with hands-on activities using items you have around your home! Each short (10-15 minutes) program will offer tips and ideas for simple, low-prep activities that will engage your preschooler.Program schedule:April 9: Practice symbol recognition and early writing skills ...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Apr. 30, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

 
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