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.
 Limit by audience:
Grab and Go Activity
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, May 10
Make your own gnome home from a paper bag!  Instructions and most supplies are included.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, May 3Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit in the Children's Area anytime between Monday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 12th.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with your last name and first initial.  If you prefer to pick up your kit outside, please call the library and we will bring it out to you.  If you do not pick up your kit by Wednesday, May 12th at 8pm it will be given to the next spot on the waiting list. Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, May 11, 6:00 pm

Learn how people can use their senses (smell, hearing, sight and touch) to connect with their loved ones. The presentation will include a very detailed explanation of the “how” our loved ones are still here and explore how we can tune-in to their presence and communicate with them after they have died. Participants are given step-by-step instructions and demonstrations for each sense.  This presentation will be approximately 2 hours in length with a Q&A.
Presented by Sydney Sherman: https://www.sydneyshermanauthor.com/

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 pm
The purpose of the presentation is to briefly “walk” participants through the richness and diversity of Italy by weaving historical and modern events and facts about the country to illustrate its geography, language, cuisine, culture, politics and economics. The presentation is designed to be lively, humorous and engaging—all to foster participants’ visualization and enjoyment of the story being told to appreciate not only Italy’s complexity about its past and present culture, but about its future. 

Participants wishing to travel to Italy will leave with a better understanding of how to travel successfully among Italians to fully enjoy their experience. 

Personal anecdotes will be brief and judiciously used to enhance the experience by including tidbits on personal family history and Tour Director work experience in Italy.

Presented by Mariann Millard.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, May 13, 2 pm
Join us for an outdoor gathering of Sit & Knit.  Weather permitting.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, May 17, 1 pm
RSVP to Patty O’Brian: 203-859-1992.
Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
Develop a support system.
Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
Talk through issues and ways of coping.
Share feelings, needs and concerns.
Learn about community resources.
Meets on the third Mondays of every month.
Facilitated by Patty O’Brian, CDP, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.

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Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, May 20, 2 pm
Join us for an outdoor gathering of Sit & Knit.  Weather permitting.
Saturday Book Club (
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Saturday, May 22, 10:30 am
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the book Beartown by Frederik Backman.  Please contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.  This book is also available as an eBook and downloadable audiobook on Overdrive.
Book description: 
In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized.
Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, May 27, 2 pm
Join us for an outdoor gathering of Sit & Knit.  Weather permitting.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jun. 1, 7 pm

Are you starting to grown your first vegetable garden, but don't know what to do next? Attend this lecture to keep your garden healthy and productive through the growing season ahead. CT garden expert, Jillian Shea of PlantHer Garden Coaching will give you an easy-to-follow checklist for growing food in any size space while sharing some tricks of the trade to keep growing with confidence. This program is appropriate for beginners, but experienced gardeners will also enjoy learning some tips along the way! 

This session will be followed with a live Q&A to discuss any questions you have about gardening at home. Registration is required.  Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  This program will also be available as a recorded program to view, after the live presentation.  
Co-Sponsored by Newington, Rocky Hill, Berlin and Wethersfield Libraries

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Jun. 21, 1 pm
RSVP to Patty O’Brian: 203-859-1992.
Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
Develop a support system.
Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
Talk through issues and ways of coping.
Share feelings, needs and concerns.
Learn about community resources.
Meets on the third Mondays of every month.
Facilitated by Patty O’Brian, CDP, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.

https://hartfordhealthcare.zoom.us/j/98719138494

 

Meeting ID: 987 1913 8494

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