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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Busy Bumble Bees
10:30 am
 Busy Bumble Bees
Monday, Oct. 2, 10:30 amBusy Bumble Bees
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
(Recommended for ages 1 – 3) Help your toddler work out their wiggles with this lively storytime that i...read more
Movie Showing: Arrival
6:30 pm
 Movie Showing: Arrival
Monday, Oct. 2, 6:30 pmMovie Showing: Arriv
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Movie description: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Starring Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker.  Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 56 minutes. 
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Dementia & Caregiving
6- 7:30 pm
 Dementia & Caregiving
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6- 7:30 pmDementia & Caregivin
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Dementia and Caregiving:  Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression
Are you caring for someone with dementia?  Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips?  Would you like to be able to recognize common behav...read more
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Itsy Bitsy Storytime
10:30 am
 Itsy Bitsy Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10:30 am
(Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 & October 4 & 11, 10:30 am)
Itsy Bitsy Storytime
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
(Recommended for pre-walkers) Help your baby begin a lifelong love of...read more
Senior Center Book Club
1:30 pm
 Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:30 pmSenior Center Book C
Senior Center
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a book discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  
Book description: After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To t...read more
Early Release Program - Marshmallow Construction
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Early Release Program - Marshmallow Construction
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2:00 - 3:30 pmEarly Release Progra
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(K+ and up) Drop in and build!! Be creative and improve your engineering skills while building a skyscraper, a bridge, or anything you’d like out of marshmallows! No registration is required.
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Sit & Knit
6 pm
 Sit & Knit
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 pmSit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Tween Scene - Giant Sticker Mosaic
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tween Scene - Giant Sticker Mosaic
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pmTween Scene - Giant
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(Grade 4 and up) Drop in and make!! As a group, we will create a giant piece of community pixel art on a wall of the library with only stickers! No registration is required.
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Mother Goose on the Loose
10:30 AM
 Mother Goose on the Loose
Friday, Oct. 6, 10:30 AMMother Goose on the
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Help your child develop early literacy skills while having a great time!  This program combines music, movement,
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World War One Digitization Day
11 am- 3 pm
 World War One Digitization Day
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 am- 3 pmWorld War One Digiti
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
During this event, patrons may bring in their WWI photos, letters, keepsakes and stories to be preserved for future generations.

Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One Digitization Days, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the ...read more
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Stock Club
1:30 pm
 Stock Club
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1:30 pmStock Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Join local investors for discussions on stock market trends.
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Itsy Bitsy Storytime
10:30 am
 Itsy Bitsy Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am
(Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 & October 4 & 11, 10:30 am)
Itsy Bitsy Storytime
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
(Recommended for pre-walkers) Help your baby begin a lifelong love of...read more
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Sit & Knit
1 pm
 Sit & Knit
Thursday, Oct. 12, 1 pmSit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Page Turners
6:30 pm
 Page Turners
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 pmPage Turners
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
For grades 1-3. This month we are reading Zita the Spacegirlread more

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Movie Matinee: Arrival
1 pm
 Movie Matinee: Arrival
Friday, Oct. 13, 1 pmMovie Matinee: Arriv
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Movie description: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Starring Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker.  Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 56 minutes. 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 pm
 PJ Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pmPJ Storytime
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
(Birth to preschool and families) Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a bedtime-themed storytime! A great opportunity for caregivers who work during the day to join us at the library. No registration required.
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Minecrafters
2-3:30 PM
 Minecrafters
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2-3:30 PM
(Wed., September 13 & October 18 )
Minecrafters
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Early Release Day for Berlin Schools. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The library has a Minecraft server! Visit the Children's Dept. and fill out a form to be granted access (whitelisted). Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! Bring your...read more

Polka Ensemble: New Britain Symphony Orchestra
6:30 pm
Polka Ensemble: New Britain Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pmPolka Ensemble: New
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The world tradition and history of the Polka will be performed and explained in the rousing performance that is sure to tempt you to get up and dance.  This program is presented through the kindness of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra and the generosity of the Marjorie Moore Charitable Founda...read more
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Sit & Knit
6 pm
 Sit & Knit
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 pmSit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Make & Take: Scrapbooking 101
6:30 pm
 Make & Take: Scrapbooking 101
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 pmMake & Take: Scrapbo
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Do you want to try scrapbooking but don’t know where to begin?  We will teach you some simple techniques and strategies to make that blank scrapbook page less daunting and help you complete a book in no time!  An 8x8 scrapbook, papers, and accessories will be provided to help you get...read more

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Movie Matinee: Zookeeper’s Wife
1 pm
Movie Matinee: Zookeeper’s Wife
Friday, Oct. 20, 1 pmMovie Matinee: Zooke
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Movie description: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Starring Jessica Chastain.  Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 7 minutes. 
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Rise and Fall of the Opioid Epidemic: A Talk by Dr. Michael Saxe
6:30 pm
Rise and Fall of the Opioid Epidemic: A Talk by Dr. Michael Saxe
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 pmRise and Fall of the
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The Opioid Epidemic, one our major health problems facing our nation, has caused the deaths of over 200,000 Americans.  Dr. Michael Saxe will discuss this epidemic's history, its causes and what each of us can do to end it.

About the presenter: Dr. Michael Saxe has practiced...read more
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Bibliobop
10:30 AM
 Bibliobop
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 AMBibliobop
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Are you ready to shake your sillies out? Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing, and playing! For all ages (geared to toddlers and preschoolers). No registration is required.
Legal Family Matters
6:30 pm
 Legal Family Matters
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pmLegal Family Matters
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Rembish & LaSaracina, LLC, Attorneys-At-Law, will discuss topics dealing with legal separation, divorce and child support.

 
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Sit & Knit
1 pm
 Sit & Knit
Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 pmSit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
 
Nutmeg Book Club
6:30 pm
 Nutmeg Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pmNutmeg Book Club
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
(Recommended for grades 3 – 6) This month we are reading one of the 2018 Nutmeg nominees, A Whole New Ballgame by Phill Bildner. Copies are available in the Children’s Department. Join us for Join us for games, crafts, and all things Nutmeg!

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Movie Matinee: Sense of an Ending
1 pm
Movie Matinee: Sense of an Ending
Friday, Oct. 27, 1 pmMovie Matinee: Sense
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Movie description: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Based on the book by Julian Barnes.  Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 48 minutes. 
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