Cora J. Belden Library

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Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
Thursday, Jul. 1, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Mother Goose on the
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us for some fun rhymes, songs and stories for Mother Goose on the Loose!  Based on nursery rhymes, this program will help your child develop early literacy skills that will assist them when they begin to learn to read.  Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parent or caregiver.Thi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 1, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join this class to learn how to use Zoom to chat virtually with your friends and family! We will go over Zoom basics like how to mute yourself, turn your video feed on and off, and more.Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for the class. If you are using a mobile device like a sma...read more
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Scavenger Hunt - What Do You Hear?
Scavenger Hunt - What Do You Hear?
Friday, Jul. 2, Scavenger Hunt - Wha
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library groun...read more
Preschool Animal Adventures: Mammals - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Preschool Animal Adventures: Mammals - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 2, 11:00 amPreschool Animal Adv
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Learn about mammals through hands-on activities, then practice acting like some of your favorites! Best suited for ages 3-6. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Crafty Kids: Papier Mache - Outside in Person!
2:00 pm
Crafty Kids: Papier Mache - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 2, 2:00 pmCrafty Kids: Papier
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Create amazing animals and other 3D shapes using strips of paper and glue. Be prepared to get messy! Best suited for ages 5-10. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on th...read more

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 Library Closed
Saturday, Jul. 3,
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 Library Closed
Monday, Jul. 5,
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One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
9:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 9:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/2 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:00 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 10:00 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/2 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 10:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/2 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
11:00am
 Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 11:00amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
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 ...read more
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
2:00 pm
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pmComputer Science for
Online - Zoom
Join us on Zoom as we discover the FUNdamentals of computer science and coding using the free online resource Code.org. We will cover basic coding concepts using block coding in fun, interactive online activities, including sequencing, loops, and events. Registration is required to obtain the m...read more
Rocky Hill: Historic Disasters with Historian Bob Herron
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rocky Hill: Historic Disasters with Historian Bob Herron
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMRocky Hill: Historic
Online - Zoom
We've lived through a year of COVID-19, now come learn about other major incidents and disasters in Rocky Hill's past with Rocky Hill Historian Bob Herron. Bob will dive into natural disasters that shaped how and what Rocky Hill is today, including historic floods of the Connecticut River, m...read more
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Mystery Book Discussion - In Person, Outside
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Discussion - In Person, Outside
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMMystery Book Discuss
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Welcome! Come join our Mystery Book Discussion, now Outside, In Person. This group loves to read, you guessed it: mysteries! This month, we will be reading Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin. Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library. Please bring your own chair or bl...read more
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Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
Thursday, Jul. 8, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Mother Goose on the
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us for some fun rhymes, songs and stories for Mother Goose on the Loose!  Based on nursery rhymes, this program will help your child develop early literacy skills that will assist them when they begin to learn to read.  Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parent or caregiver.Thi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 8, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join this class to learn how to use Zoom to chat virtually with your friends and family! We will go over Zoom basics like how to mute yourself, turn your video feed on and off, and more.Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for the class. If you are using a mobile device like a sma...read more
*CT DEEP Summer Wildlife: Ovenbirds and Wood Thrush
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
*CT DEEP Summer Wildlife: Ovenbirds and Wood Thrush
Thursday, Jul. 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM*CT DEEP Summer Wild
Online - Zoom
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 wil...read more
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Preschool Animal Adventures: Birds - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Preschool Animal Adventures: Birds - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 9, 11:00 amPreschool Animal Adv
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Learn about birds through hands-on activities, then practice acting like some of your favorites! Best suited for ages 3-6. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the fie...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 9, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Scavenger Hunt - Go On, Scat!
10:00 am
 Scavenger Hunt - Go On, Scat!
Saturday, Jul. 10, 10:00 amScavenger Hunt - Go
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library groun...read more
Family Story Time - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Family Story Time - Outside in Person!
Saturday, Jul. 10, 11:00 amFamily Story Time -
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us live and in person for an animal-themed family story time! We'll hear stories, sing songs, and have some fun.This is a drop-in program. No registration is necessary. You may register for a reminder. Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage s...read more
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Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Monday, Jul. 12Discover an Adventur
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Sign up on our Beanstack app and record your reading.  Something for everyone!  From babies, toddlers, preschoolers, K-5, teens and adults.  Details coming soon.
Take and Make Kit - In Your Backyard
10:00 am
Take and Make Kit - In Your Backyard
Monday, Jul. 12, 10:00 amTake and Make Kit -
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Have fun with neighborhood animals through various projects and activities. You'll fold up some origami animals, create mix and match cube animals, play a board game, and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up.Register to reserve a Take and Make Kit. A library card is required for registration. The...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 12, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
Science Explorers: Habitats - Outside In Person!
2:00 pm
Science Explorers: Habitats - Outside In Person!
Monday, Jul. 12, 2:00 pmScience Explorers: H
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to explore where and how animals live. Best suited for ages 5-10. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 12, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
New to downloading e-books or getting stuck? Join this class to learn how to download thousands of e-books, audio books, magazines and more free with your Cora J. Belden Library card.This class will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting ID.
PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.
 PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
Monday, Jul. 12, 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.PJ Storytime-Outdoor
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Bring a snuggly stuffed animal and a blanket to sit on. Enjoy some musical dancing, bedtime stories and lullabies to begin to quiet down before bedtime.  Recommended for families with children ages 2-6 years. Please register each family separately.  Register for each of the July PJ storyti...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
11:00am
 Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 11:00amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
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 ...read more
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
2:00 pm
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2:00 pmComputer Science for
Online - Zoom
Join us on Zoom as we discover the FUNdamentals of computer science and coding using the free online resource Code.org. We will cover basic coding concepts using block coding in fun, interactive online activities, including sequencing, loops, and events. Registration is required to obtain the m...read more
Summer Travel Series: A Passeggiata Through Italy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Travel Series: A Passeggiata Through Italy
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMSummer Travel Series
Online - Zoom
Come take a Passeggiata with us this summer and “stroll” through the richness and diversity of Italy with Mariann Millard, certified tour guide. Mariann's presentation weaves together fascinating historical and modern events and facts about Italy, guiding participants through the cou...read more
Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken Food Festival with Rob Scott on FACEBOOK
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken Food Festival with Rob Scott on FACEBOOK
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Balsamic and Rosemar
Online - Facebook
It's family time to learn to cook some delicious recipes with Rob Scott. On the menu tonight:   Zucchini Tacos with a Grilled Corn Salsa, Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken with local farm tomato and Blue cheese Relish, and Swirled Blueberry Crumb Cake Ice cream- no Ice cream m...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 14.
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
Knit Night! Online most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
6:00pm
Knit Night! Online most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 6:00pmKnit Night! Online m
Online - Zoom
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...read more
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Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
Thursday, Jul. 15, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Mother Goose on the
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us for some fun rhymes, songs and stories for Mother Goose on the Loose!  Based on nursery rhymes, this program will help your child develop early literacy skills that will assist them when they begin to learn to read.  Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parent or caregiver.Thi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 15, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join this class to learn how to use Zoom to chat virtually with your friends and family! We will go over Zoom basics like how to mute yourself, turn your video feed on and off, and more.Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for the class. If you are using a mobile device like a sma...read more
Rocky Hill Author Talk: LIVEr by John Hoffman - Outdoors, In Person
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rocky Hill Author Talk: LIVEr by John Hoffman - Outdoors, In Person
Thursday, Jul. 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMRocky Hill Author Ta
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Please join us for a special talk with local Rocky Hill author John Hoffman. John will discuss his new memoir, "LIVEr: My Journey of Transplant Survival". Born with a rare liver disease, John received risky experimental surgery to save his life. John ultimately survived two liver transplan...read more
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Preschool Animal Adventures: Fish - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Preschool Animal Adventures: Fish - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 16, 11:00 amPreschool Animal Adv
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Learn about fish and other sea animals through hands-on activities, then practice acting like some of your favorites! Best suited for ages 3-6. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be hel...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Crafty Kids: Marbleized Paper - Outside in Person!
2:00 pm
Crafty Kids: Marbleized Paper - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 16, 2:00 pmCrafty Kids: Marblei
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Create unique, colorful designs using shaving cream and paint. Be prepared to get messy! Best suited for ages 5-10. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the field near...read more

One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 16, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Scavenger Hunt - Bloom Where You Are Planted
10:00 am
Scavenger Hunt - Bloom Where You Are Planted
Saturday, Jul. 17, 10:00 amScavenger Hunt - Blo
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library groun...read more
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Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Monday, Jul. 19Discover an Adventur
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Sign up on our Beanstack app and record your reading.  Something for everyone!  From babies, toddlers, preschoolers, K-5, teens and adults.  Details coming soon.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 19, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
Science Explorers: Biodiversity - Outside In Person!
2:00 pm
Science Explorers: Biodiversity - Outside In Person!
Monday, Jul. 19, 2:00 pmScience Explorers: B
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to explore the circle of life and how plants and animals work together. Best suited for ages 5-10. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This progr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Monday, Jul. 19, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
New to downloading e-books or getting stuck? Join this class to learn how to download thousands of e-books, audio books, magazines and more free with your Cora J. Belden Library card.This class will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting ID.
PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
6:30-7:15
 PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
Monday, Jul. 19, 6:30-7:15PJ Storytime-Outdoor
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Bring a snuggly stuffed animal and a blanket to sit on. Enjoy some musical dancing, bedtime stories and lullabies to begin to quiet down before bedtime.  Recommended for families with children ages 2-6 years. Please register each family separately.  Register for each of the July PJ storyti...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
9:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 9:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:00 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 10:00 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 10:30 amOne-on-One Virtual M
Online - Zoom
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, 7/16 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
11:00am
 Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 11:00amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
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 ...read more
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
2:00 pm
Computer Science for Kids! - Grades K - 2 - via Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pmComputer Science for
Online - Zoom
Join us on Zoom as we discover the FUNdamentals of computer science and coding using the free online resource Code.org. We will cover basic coding concepts using block coding in fun, interactive online activities, including sequencing, loops, and events. Registration is required to obtain the m...read more
Zoom talk with Dr. Nicole Klughers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom talk with Dr. Nicole Klughers
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom talk with Dr. N
Online - Zoom
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
Thursday, Jul. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Mother Goose on the
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us for some fun rhymes, songs and stories for Mother Goose on the Loose!  Based on nursery rhymes, this program will help your child develop early literacy skills that will assist them when they begin to learn to read.  Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parent or caregiver.Thi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 22, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join this class to learn how to use Zoom to chat virtually with your friends and family! We will go over Zoom basics like how to mute yourself, turn your video feed on and off, and more.Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for the class. If you are using a mobile device like a sma...read more
Rain Date - Rocky Hill Author Talk: LIVEr by John Hoffman - Outside, In Person
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rain Date - Rocky Hill Author Talk: LIVEr by John Hoffman - Outside, In Person
Thursday, Jul. 22, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMRain Date - Rocky Hi
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Please join us for a special talk with local Rocky Hill author John Hoffman. John will discuss his new memoir, "LIVEr: My Journey of Transplant Survival". Born with a rare liver disease, John received risky experimental surgery to save his life. John ultimately survived two liver transplan...read more
Getting Started with 3D Design & 3D Printing - via Zoom
6:30 pm
Getting Started with 3D Design & 3D Printing - via Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 22, 6:30 pmGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join us via Zoom to learn how to design your very own 3D object using a free online 3D design program called Sketchup, which can then be printed out on the library’s 3D printer for you to keep! Recommended for grades 4 and up, including adults!Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID ...read more
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Preschool Animal Adventures: Reptiles and Amphibians - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Preschool Animal Adventures: Reptiles and Amphibians - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 23, 11:00 amPreschool Animal Adv
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Learn about reptiles and amphibians through hands-on activities, then practice acting like some of your favorites! Best suited for ages 3-6. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held o...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Wild Trivia Contest online with Zoom
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wild Trivia Contest online with Zoom
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Wild Trivia Contest
Online - Zoom
Test your knowledge about animals and wildlife. You can create a team with your family or a group of friends.  Don’t have a team? We’ll add you to one. The team with the highest number of points will win the Wild Trivia Trophy!  Create a team name and then register online to ge...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Scavenger Hunt - Whale of a Tail
10:00 am
Scavenger Hunt - Whale of a Tail
Saturday, Jul. 24, 10:00 amScavenger Hunt - Wha
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library groun...read more
Mindful Movements - Animal Edition - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Mindful Movements - Animal Edition - Outside in Person!
Saturday, Jul. 24, 11:00 amMindful Movements -
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Pose, move, and even breathe like animals in this family program! We'll get silly, have fun, and look at animals in a whole new way, all while practicing mindfulness and learning to pay attention to our bodies and the world around us. Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up.This is ...read more
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Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Discover an Adventure! Tails and Tales June 22 - August 31
Monday, Jul. 26Discover an Adventur
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Sign up on our Beanstack app and record your reading.  Something for everyone!  From babies, toddlers, preschoolers, K-5, teens and adults.  Details coming soon.
Take and Make Kit - Mythical Creatures
10:00 am
Take and Make Kit - Mythical Creatures
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:00 amTake and Make Kit -
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Discover mythical creatures through fun projects and activities. Design dragon, unicorn, and phoenix puppets, assemble a dragon mobile, create your own outrageous animal, and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up.Register to reserve a Take and Make Kit. A library card is required for registration. The...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 26, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
Science Explorers: Paws and Claws - Outside In Person!
2:00 pm
Science Explorers: Paws and Claws - Outside In Person!
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:00 pmScience Explorers: P
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to explore how different types of animal extremeties affect their ability to move and use tools. Best suited for ages 5-10. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social di...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
New to downloading e-books or getting stuck? Join this class to learn how to download thousands of e-books, audio books, magazines and more free with your Cora J. Belden Library card.This class will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting ID.
PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
6:30-7:15
 PJ Storytime-Outdoors in Person
Monday, Jul. 26, 6:30-7:15PJ Storytime-Outdoor
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Bring a snuggly stuffed animal and a blanket to sit on. Enjoy some musical dancing, bedtime stories and lullabies to begin to quiet down before bedtime.  Recommended for families with children ages 2-6 years. Please register each family separately.  Register for each of the July PJ storyti...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
11:00am
 Knit One, Zoom Too! - Online
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 11:00amKnit One, Zoom Too!
Online - Zoom
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 ...read more
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Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Storytime -
Online - Zoom
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. Be...read more
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Knit Night! Online most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
6:00pm
Knit Night! Online most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 6:00pmKnit Night! Online m
Online - Zoom
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...read more
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Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose- Outdoors in Person
Thursday, Jul. 29, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Mother Goose on the
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Join us for some fun rhymes, songs and stories for Mother Goose on the Loose!  Based on nursery rhymes, this program will help your child develop early literacy skills that will assist them when they begin to learn to read.  Recommended for babies to age 3 and their parent or caregiver.Thi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Getting Started with Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Getting Started with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Join this class to learn how to use Zoom to chat virtually with your friends and family! We will go over Zoom basics like how to mute yourself, turn your video feed on and off, and more.Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for the class. If you are using a mobile device like a sma...read more
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Preschool Animal Adventures: Bugs - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Preschool Animal Adventures: Bugs - Outside in Person!
Friday, Jul. 30, 11:00 amPreschool Animal Adv
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Learn about insects and other bugs through hands-on activities, then practice acting like some of your favorites! Best suited for ages 3-6. Registration is required.Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held ou...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help
2:00 pm
 One on One Tech Help
Friday, Jul. 30, 2:00 pm
(Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
One on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
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, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please registe...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Scavenger Hunt - Weird and Wonderful
10:00 am
Scavenger Hunt - Weird and Wonderful
Saturday, Jul. 31, 10:00 amScavenger Hunt - Wei
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library groun...read more
Crafty Kids Drop-in - Outside in Person!
11:00 am
Crafty Kids Drop-in - Outside in Person!
Saturday, Jul. 31, 11:00 amCrafty Kids Drop-in
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Get creative as we make animals out of pipe cleaners! Try one of our designs or make your own. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.This is a drop-in program. No registration is necessary. You may register for a reminder. Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts ...read more
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