Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2nd Annual Library M
Friday, Mar. 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
or call 8602587623.
2nd Annual Mini Golf Fundraiser! 
Friday night the library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course and you're invited to the party!

Don't miss out on this great night of food, friends, music and golf!  Registration opens 2/14. 

Adults Only Tournament: Friday, March 15, 6-8 pm
Friday evening's Adults Only Tournament requires a donation of $100 per foursome which must be paid in advanceThe event includes small bites from On the Border from 6-6:45 and a shotgun start at 7 pm. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for a chance to win some terrific prizes.

We really appreciate your support of this special fundraiser!  All proceeds help the Friends of the Rocky Hill Library group finance our library programs! 

Registration information:
Please register for the event using and pay in advance.  Use one name to register a foursome- be creative with your team's name!  You can make your donation by credit card using this link. If you are paying by cash or check please contact Jen Zappulla  (Jzappulla@rockyhillct.gov or 860-258-2523).

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2nd Annual Library M
Saturday, Mar. 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or call 8602587623.
2nd Annual Mini Golf Fundraiser! All Ages Welcome!

For this very special weekend the library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course! 


Saturday, March 16: 10 am - 4 pm and  Sunday, March 17 10 am - 2 pm
This is a fun-family event you don't want to miss!  The cost is $5 per person to putt the course on an 18-hole miniature golf course set up throughout the building. You can pay by cash, check or card at the door. Golfers can enjoy free treats and beverages after they have completed the course. Raffle tickets are also available to purchase for a chance to win some terrific prizes. Registration is recommended. Register here for Sunday.

We really appreciate your support of this special fundraiser!  All proceeds help the Friends of the Rocky Hill Library group finance our library programs! 

Please contact Jen Zappulla Jzappulla@rockyhillct.gov or 860-258-2523 with any questi
ons! 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Rocky Hill Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2nd Annual Library M
Sunday, Mar. 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
or call 8602587623.
2nd Annual Mini Golf Fundraiser! All Ages Welcome!

For this very special weekend the library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course! 


Saturday, March 16: 10 am - 4 pm and  Sunday, March 17 10 am - 2 pm
This is a fun-family event you don't want to miss!  The cost is $5 per person to putt the course on an 18-hole miniature golf course set up throughout the building. You can pay by cash, check or card at the door. Golfers can enjoy free treats and beverages after they have completed the course. Raffle tickets are also available to purchase for a chance to win some terrific prizes. Registration is recommended. Register here for Sunday.

We really appreciate your support of this special fundraiser!  All proceeds help the Friends of the Rocky Hill Library group finance our library programs! 

Please contact Jen Zappulla Jzappulla@rockyhillct.gov or 860-258-2523 with any questi
ons! 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Rocky Hill Library.
Playgroup Plus
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30am-11:30am
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary.  Please do not attend if you or your child are not feeling well.
 
Get Ready for the So
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Are you ready for the solar eclipse?  Join us for a hands-on, instructional program taught by Chris from the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford.  Participants will learn about the upcoming eclipse and will be able to make their own eclipse viewer.  Eclipse glasses will also be handed out to participants.  Recommended for adults and families with children ages 10 and up.  Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Monday, Mar. 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Join us for circle time where we’ll practice some developmental skills to help familiarize children, ages 2½ – 4, with topics related to preschool! Activities will include colors, numbers, letters, days of the week, sharing and socializing, and a themed craft!

Ages 2½ – 4. Registration required. One adult per child is welcome to come as there is limited space.
One on One Tech Help
Monday, Mar. 4, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.
Music and Movement
Monday, Mar. 4, 6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m. (Mondays, 6:30pm except Holidays)
or call 860-258-7623.
Stories, songs, dancing & more! Music develops listening skills, awareness of rhythm and sound which helps develop early literacy skills.   Fun for families with children 2 to 5 yrs.  Register for reminders.
Adult Knitting
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 11 am - 12:30 pm (Tuesdays 11 am - 12:30 pm)
Join our Adult Knitters! 
Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving it’s all good!
Grab whatever project you’re working on and join us for some fiber fun. Newbies are welcome!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Rocky Hill Library.
Montessori Group & S
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 10:30am-11:30am (March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 8, May 22)
Learn how to use Montessori principles in your daily routines to create a Montessori friendly home environment, develop practical life skills, language development and literacy, math skills and social skills with your children.  Meets March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 8, May 22.  Recommended for parents, caregivers with children newborn to age 3 and expecting mothers. Must register. Limited spaces.  Register one slot per family.  Each session is standalone; it is not a continuous course.

Faciliated by CREC Montessori Magnet School.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.
Virtual Author Talk
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships, an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

About the Author: Nina Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.
Click here for registration Sponsored by Friends of the Rocky Hill Library.
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:15pm-7:45pm
Volunteer to help with the Kids Chess Club. Must know how to play chess to volunteer. We need help setting up, assisting kids with playing chess.  Please arrive promptly at the designated time and sign in at the adult reference desk.  Then report to the children's area for instructions.  We appreciate your time and dedication!  Open to teens going into 9th-12th grade.
Kids Chess Club
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us for this chess club for kids, facilitated by Derek Caelin. Learn to play with other chess players.  Chess boards from around the world will be featured.  Recommended for children ages 5-10 who are Chess Beginners- already know the basic rules of chess and can complete a game without assistance.
Please pre-register to receive reminders, updates and to help us plan how many people will attend. 
Mystery Book Discuss
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Come join our monthly Mystery Book Discussion! This month, we will be reading The Killing Hills by Chris Offuttt.  Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library. Please contact the Information Desk at 860-258-7623 with any questions. Registration is requested so that we may notify attendees of any last minute changes.
About the book:
Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, returns home on a leave that is almost done. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren't getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just landed her first murder case, and local politicians are pushing for city police or the FBI to take the case. Are they convinced she can't handle it, or is there something else at work? She calls on Mick who, with his investigation experience and his familiarity with the terrain, is well-suited to staying under the radar. As he delves into the investigation, he dodges his commanding officer's increasingly urgent calls while attempting to head off further murders. And he needs to talk to his wife. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Thursday, Mar. 7, 9:45
Thursdays, January 11 - June 13
9:45AM - 10:45AM
Get little bodies moving with lap bounces, tickles, lifting songs and rhymes. Then enjoy baby playtime. Recommended for families
with babies to 18 months old. No registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
ESOL- Conversational
Thursday, Mar. 7, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Join us Thursdays for our English for Speakers of Other Languages Group. Our goal is to prepare participants for success in society through the development of cultural awareness and English language proficiency in listening, speaking and reading. This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.
Thursday, Mar. 7, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Opening reception for Rocky Hill Youth Art Show featuring students' art, Jazz by the Jazz Band, Food by Culinary and Fashion and Tech.
 
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:30am-11:30am
Drop in for free play with an assortment of toys provided by the library.  This is a great way to practice social and emotional skills including sharing and respecting each other. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary.  Please do not attend if you or your child are not feeling well.
 
One on One Tech Help
Friday, Mar. 8, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 can be conducted in person or online via Zoom. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.