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 Kit: Boo
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 20
Looking for a place to hold your pencils on your desk? Create your own bookworm pencil holder!  Instructions and most supplies are included. Registration is required and begins Monday, Sept. 13th.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit in the Children's Area anytime between Monday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 22nd.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with the last name and first initial (*Please register using your child's name) in the Children’s Department for pick-up.  Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127. 
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 20, 1 pm
A safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia. Join us to share practical information, feelings, needs and concerns. Sponsored and hosted by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.

RSVP to Patty O’Brian: 203-859-1992
Join the Zoom meeting: https://hartfordhealthcare.zoom.us/j/98719138494

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.

 
Little Owls Storytim
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Sep. 23, 10:30am
(Birth - Preschool)  Come get your wiggles out in this outdoor storytime featuring a story, songs, action rhymes, and bubbles!  For children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.  Bring your own blanket or chair and please practice social distancing.  Caregivers must be present.  If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via email and our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation.  Weather permitting, registration is required and begins September 2nd.
We will be meeting in the Sage Park auxiliary field, a grass field located next to Scalise Football Field. It is labeled as a soccer field on the following map: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/5b425745_b863_0694_4f36_10c8c932bc2c.pdf. Sage Park's physical address is Suranna Drive, Berlin, CT 06037.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Sep. 23, 1 pm
Join local knitters for knitting and good conversation.
Mother Goose on the
Sage Park, Berlin
Friday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am (Fridays, Sept, 24; Oct. 8; Oct. 22)
(Birth - Preschool) Join us at Sage Park for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and bubbles! Bring your own blanket or chair and please practice social distancing. Caregivers must be present. If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via email and our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation. Weather permitting; registration is required and begins September 10. 

We will be meeting in the Sage Park auxiliary field, a grass field located next to Scalise Football Field. It is labeled as a soccer field on the following map: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/5b425745_b863_0694_4f36_10c8c932bc2c.pdf. Sage Park's physical address is Suranna Drive, Berlin, CT 06037.
Grab & Go Kit: Rainb
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 27, 10:00 AM
(Ages 2-5) Explore the colors of the rainbow with this adorable craft! Instructions and most supplies are included. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 20. Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit between Monday, September 27, and Wednesday, September 29th.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with the last name and first initial (*please register using your child's name) in the Children’s Department for pick-up.  Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.
Grab and Go Kit: Des
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 27

Design and create your own notebook that is customized to you!  Instructions and most supplies are included. Registration is required and begins Monday, Sept. 20th.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit anytime between Monday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 29th.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with the last name and first initial in the Children’s Department for pick-up.  Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127. 

 

Author Talk: Libby C
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Sep. 27, 6:30 pm
Join Libby Copeland for a discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with no thought to the long-term effects. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe. Copeland weaves this exploration with the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless search for answers that becomes a genetic detective story.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration required to receive the Zoom meeting ID. Sponsored by Newington, Berlin, Wethersfield, and Rocky Hill Libraries..
Just for Fun (Outdoo
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 3:30 pm
(Gr. 4-7) Berlin Schools Early Dismissal Day. Come hang out outside - read, chat, draw, dance, play! Enjoy MakerSpace-style activities and materials. Bring your friends and any supplies you might need to be safe and comfy outside (i.e., sunscreen, outdoor blankets). Snacks provided. Registration is required and begins September 22. Weather permitting. 
Little Owls Storytim
Sage Park, Berlin
Thursday, Sep. 30, 10:30am (Thursdays, Sept. 16, Sept. 30)
(Birth - Preschool)  Come get your wiggles out in this outdoor storytime featuring a story, songs, action rhymes, and bubbles!  For children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.  Bring your own blanket or chair and please practice social distancing.  Caregivers must be present.  If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via email and our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation.  Weather permitting, registration is required and begins September 2nd.

We will be meeting in the Sage Park auxiliary field, a grass field located next to Scalise Football Field. It is labeled as a soccer field on the following map: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/5b425745_b863_0694_4f36_10c8c932bc2c.pdf. Sage Park's physical address is Suranna Drive, Berlin, CT 06037.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Sep. 30, 1 pm
Join local knitters for knitting and good conversation.
Grab and Go Kit: Alp
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Monday, Oct. 4

Color your own animal alphabet finger puppets and put on a puppet show!  This kit also includes two alphabet play mats!  Instructions and most supplies (you provide glue/tape/markers) are included. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 27.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit in the Children's Area anytime between Monday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 6.  Your kit will be in a bag labeled with the last name and first initial (*Please register using your child's name.) Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 pm
Are you finding yourself with more and more tasks to do, yet there’s never enough time to get everything done? Are you stumped about how to accommodate kids, spouse and yourself, learning and working virtually from home at the same time, or in limited space? Are you planning to downsize, but have no clue on how to begin the process of getting rid of stuff you haven’t touched or needed for the past 20+ years? Have you become an expert juggler, but there’s that little voice of dissatisfaction and guilt in your ear, chiding you about not doing your best at anything? If you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios, Ronni’s workshop series on “Time Management and Organization” is for you. With patience, self-deprecating humor and understanding, Ronni will step you through practical solutions, that will motivate you and leave you thinking, ‘now, why didn’t I think of that?’ 

ABOUT RONNI: Ronni Eisenberg is a pioneer in the field of organization and author of ten books on getting organized, including “Organize Yourself” which has sold over 1 million copies. For over 40 years she’s helped millions of people with some of life‘s most overwhelming tasks- from how to find balance in their lives and manage the enormous daily stressors that consume their time, to teaching them how to make the important choices that will add quality to their lives and well-being. As a spokesperson for numerous companies, she was able to capitalize on her status as an organizational expert. Her book series became the hook that drew audiences and sales. Over the years Ronni has made numerous appearances as a motivational speaker, and media contributor. She’s consulted with corporations and individuals around the country. Her work includes home life organization and personal and corporate consulting. Ronni’s focus now is to share her knowledge with others through her blog, The Organizing Confessions. She hopes that her experience can provide important insights and teach people lifelong organizational skills and solutions. To learn more visit www.ronnieisenberg.com www.blog.ronnieisenberg.com or connect with Ronni on Instagram @ronnieisenberg
 
Medicare Supplement
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion about Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance. We’ll go through the basics and help you answer some of these questions:

· What are the Hidden Costs of Medicare?

· Do I need Medicare Supplement Insurance?

· Which Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan is Right for me?

· How Much Does Medicare Supplement Insurance Cost?

· Am I Getting the Best Rate?   How Can I Compare Prices?

 

Plus, we’ll tell you how you can get your own Medicare Supplement Insurance Pricing Report, customized just for you, for FREE with your library card! 

 

Presented by Weiss Financial Ratings & Grey House Publishing. Weiss Ratings online is available free with your Berlin-Peck Library Card.

Sit & Knit
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 pm
Join local knitters for knitting and good conversation.
Wine Cork Pumpkins
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm

You don't need to be an oenophile to love these little pumpkins!  Join us in person (limited space available) or make it at home with one of our kits.  If you register for the program, you do NOT need to place a hold on a kit.  If you are on the waiting list and want to ensure you get a kit if a spot does not open up, please place a hold on a kit here. Kits will be available beginning October 8th.

 

 

Mother Goose on the
Sage Park, Berlin
Friday, Oct. 8, 10:30 am (Fridays, Sept, 24; Oct. 8; Oct. 22)
(Birth - Preschool) Join us at Sage Park for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and bubbles! Bring your own blanket or chair and please practice social distancing. Caregivers must be present. If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via email and our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation. Weather permitting; registration is required and begins September 10. 

We will be meeting in the Sage Park auxiliary field, a grass field located next to Scalise Football Field. It is labeled as a soccer field on the following map: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/5b425745_b863_0694_4f36_10c8c932bc2c.pdf. Sage Park's physical address is Suranna Drive, Berlin, CT 06037.
Grab and Go Kit: Fal
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Oct. 12

Celebrate the fall season by creating your own 3D pumpkin from scrapbook paper!  Instructions and most supplies are included. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, October 5th.  Once you have registered, you may pick up your kit in the Children's Area anytime between Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14. Your kit will be in a bag labeled with the last name and first initial (*Please register using your child's name).  Questions? Call us at (860) 828-7127.

Lead Like a Pro (onl
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Matthew Raidbard as he discusses his new book, Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic CoachesDr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful. Dr. Raidbard's practical, yet informative advice provides coaches with the resources to transform their leadership practice and reach their full potential.

Athletic coaches today are being asked to take on more responsibilities, but don’t necessarily have the leadership tools to help them take on this outsized challenge. Whether you are a volunteer coaching your child’s team, a part-time high school coach who’s also a teacher, or a full-time college or professional coach, Dr. Raidbard will teach you new ways to enhance your leadership style and become a better coach for your athletes and team.

Little Owls Storytim
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:30am (Thursdays, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28)
(Birth - Preschool)  Come get your wiggles out in this outdoor storytime featuring a story, songs, action rhymes, and bubbles!  For children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.  Bring your own blanket or chair and please practice social distancing.  Caregivers must be present.  If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via email and our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation.  Weather permitting, registration is required and begins September 30th.
We will be meeting in the Sage Park auxiliary field, a grass field located next to Scalise Football Field. It is labeled as a soccer field on the following map: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/5b425745_b863_0694_4f36_10c8c932bc2c.pdf. Sage Park's physical address is Suranna Drive, Berlin, CT 06037.
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