Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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Virtual Storytime -
Wednesday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
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. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Knit Night! Online m
Wednesday, May 12, 6:00pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Our knit club meets at night too! Join us virturally most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm for socializing and 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 location, we would love to have you!

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID.
Backyard Composting
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
or call 860-258-7623.

Join Tricia and Pete Halvordson, Master Gardeners and Composters from the UCONN Extension Center. Plants and gardens are healthier and more bountiful when rooted in fertile soil that provides an abundance of nutrients. Good soil is a function of several factors. These factors are influenced by location, soil composition and nutrients. Some ways that gardeners will supplement these factors are by providing adequate water, aerating the soil and adding nutrients. In this presentation they will discuss a way of providing nutrients. These sessions will be followed with a live Q&A to discuss any questions about compost and gardening.

Registration is required. Prior to the programs you will receive an email containing the Zoom meeting ID. This program will also be available as a recorded program to view, after the live presentation. Co-Sponsored by Newington Friends of the Library and the Rocky Hill, Berlin and Wethersfield Libraries.

Sponsored by Newington Library Friends, and the Rocky Hill, Wethersfield and Berlin Libraries.
Getting Started with
Thursday, May 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
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 meeting codes. Please make sure you download the free Zoom app before the start of the class if you are using a smartphone or tablet to join the meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lindsay at 860-258-7623. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
*Greenwich Hospital
Thursday, May 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please note: This event is hosted by Greenwich Hospital. Please register through their site here.

Insomnia and sleep deprivation can seriously affect your physical and mental health, as well as compromise your immune system. Learn about online resources to find researched and peer-reviewed techniques for a better night’s sleep, with recommendations for books and mobile apps. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit  greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Saul Rothenberg, PhD, clinical psychologist, sleep medicine specialist

Sponsored by Greenwich Hospital.
Baby Bop: Music and
Friday, May 14, 10:00 am (Fridays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 10 am)
or call 860-258-7623.
Babies and toddlers (and their caregivers!) are invited to join us for a program series all about movement! We'll sing songs and recite rhymes as we have fun with lap bounces, tickles, and lifting. Best suited for birth to age 2.

Register to get the Zoom link to participate. Registration is only required once. This program will also be streamed live to Facebook.
Virtual Storytime -
Monday, May 17, 11:00 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
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. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
One on One Tech Help
Monday, May 17, 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 will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. For those that would rather use a different online communication tool, please reach out and let us know. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Downloading E-books
Monday, May 17, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
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.  Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Yoga Inspired Storyt
Monday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m. (Mondays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
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 their parent or caregiver.  Note: this is not a yoga class. It is a storytime with yoga poses and larger movements incorporated within it.  Must register to get the zoom code.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 18, 9:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.
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, 5/14 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 18, 10:00 am
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, 5/14 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, May 18, 10:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.
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, 5/14 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
Knit One, Zoom Too!
Tuesday, May 18, 11:00am
or call 860-258-7623.
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 socializing and fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your location, we would love to have you join us!
 
Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID.
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Getting Started with
Tuesday, May 18, 2:00 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10 and are feeling lost with the new interface? Maybe you have had Windows 10 for awhile but are still feeling unsure? If so, join us for this one-hour introductory class on Zoom!

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering, or view the class in your computer's web browser.
Black Creators Serie
online
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm (The Third Tuesday of the Month)
The Black Creators Series

The 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 Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can transform lives.

Please join us on the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Facebook page on the third Tuesday of each month from November through June from 7:30–8 p.m. EST for these thoughtful, informative, and powerful conversations.
To access the program visit the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Facebook page

Schedue of Events:
3/16: Kekla Magoon author of X:A Novel
4/20: Sophia Thakur author of Somebody Give This Heart a Pen
5/18: Michael S. Bandy author of Northbound: A Train Ride Out of Segregation
6/15: T.R. Simon & Victoria Bond authors of the Zora & Me trilogy
 
Virtual Storytime -
Wednesday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
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. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, May 19, 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 will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. For those that would rather use a different online communication tool, please reach out and let us know. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
*CT DEEP Summer Wild
Wednesday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This summer, enjoy monthly webinars on Connecticut’s wildlife and the challenges facing them with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection! Meet state biologists and outreach specialists involved in the research of our local wildlife as they talk about current wildlife conservation issues.  Registration is required. Webinars are presented at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.

 These topics will also be featured in this summer’s issues of Connecticut Wildlife Magazine- get it from the Cora J. Belden Library!

Sponsored by State of CT DEEP.
Getting Started with
Thursday, May 20, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
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 meeting codes. Please make sure you download the free Zoom app before the start of the class if you are using a smartphone or tablet to join the meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lindsay at 860-258-7623. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
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