Subject: January 2016 Newsletter

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
January 2016
WHAT'S NEW?
Seed Library. It's not too soon to start thinking about your garden. Our seed library will officially open at the end of the month! We are already taking seed donations and will begin to make them available for check-out beginning January 26th. 

Study Hours for students. The library will be open late just for high school students studying for exams. On January 19, 20, 21 we will be open 8-10 pm. Therapy dogs will also be around to provide some stress relief. Refreshments will be provided by Raising Berlin.
Author Event. Join author Janet Barrett on Saturday, January 30th @ 1 pm for a talk on her book, They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love And One Extraordinary Horse. She will discuss the story of the bond between Korean War Marines and a special horse. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please contact the library to register.

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Children's Events
STORYTIMES:

Walkers & Wigglers (for ages 18-36 months) Mondays @ 10:30 am: January 11, 25
Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months) Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: January 13, 20, 27
Bookworms (ages 3-5) Thursdays @ 10:30 am: January 14, 21, 28
Mother Goose on the Loose (birth-preschool) Fridays @ 10:30 am: January 15, 22, 29
Sleepytime Storytime (geared towards children 3+) Tuesday, January 19 @ 6 pm
Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers) Tuesday, January 26 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing!
MORE PROGRAMS:
Early Dismissal Movie: Wednesday, January 13 @ 2 pm
Join us for a showing of Minions. Rated PG.

Make & Take - Snowman: Wednesday, January 27 @ 2 pm
(Early Release Day). Build your own paper snowman and watch as we make Instant Snow - indoors! Geared toward children in grades K and up.  While supplies last.

Chapter Chat: Thursday, January 14 @ 6 pm
A book club for elementary school readers. This month we will discuss Mrs. Noodlekugel by Stower. Register here.

Lego Construction Zone: Saturday, January 16 @ 1 pm
What will you build? Bricks provided.
For grades K and up (younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver).


Teen Events
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, January 20 @ 6:30 pm. We're making DIY Sharpie Coasters! Get out of the cold and bring a little color indoors. For students in grades 6 and up. Snacks provided. Please register here
Adult Events

Coloring for Adults: Wednesday, January 6 @ 1 pm AND Monday, January 25 @ 6:30 pm

Sit & Knit: Thursdays, January 7 & 21 @ 6 pm AND January 14 & 28 @ 1 pm

Writing Group: Saturday, January 9 @ 1 pm 
Do you enjoy writing? Interested in getting together with fellow writers for feedback? Join The Berlin-Peck Writers' Group!

Stock Club: Tuesday, January 12 @ 1:30 pm
Discuss trends and ideas with local investors. No registration.


Purposeful Destiny: Monday, January 11 @ 6:30 pm
Author and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Joan Hoey, will focus on overcoming obstacles in work, relationships and communication. Handouts will be provided. Register here.

Senior Center Book Club: Wednesday, January 20 @ 1:30 pm
Discussion of Family Life by Akhil Sharma. Copies of book available at library. Meets at Senior Center. Register.
 Lost in Space: Thursday, January 28 @ 6 pm
A nostalgic gathering for fans of the Lost in Space classic TV series. We will be showing an episode of the show, followed by discussion and show and tell of collectibles. Register.
JANUARY MOVIES
Friday Matinees:

When Harry Met Sally: January 8 @ 1 pm
(Rated R)

Julie & Julia: January 22 @ 1 pm
(Rated PG-13)

NEW: Wednesday night feature film:

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:30 pm
(Rated PG-13)
Register here.


Did you know?
Need to print from your device? The library now offers wireless printing. Details here.

Reserve and print museum passes online! Free and discounted passes to local museums and attractions can be checked out with your library card! See details here.

We offer free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies for Berlin library cardholders. Click here for instructions.

Book a Librarian!  Do you need some one-on-one help? Personalized service is just a phone call away. Details here.
Friends of the Library
This newsletter and many of our library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Please consider supporting our library by joining our Friends group today. Click here for more information. The ongoing library book sale, run by our Friends of the Library group, is located in the Berlin Community Center. 

Book Sale Hours: M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-6 and F 12:30-2:30

The Friends of the Library have their own Facebook page! Click here to like the page.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library / 234 Kensington Rd. / Berlin, CT 06037 
860-828-7125 (main) 860-828-7126 (reference) 860-828-7127 (children's desk)

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4
Closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Town of Berlin, 234 Kensington Rd, Berlin, CT 06037, United States
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