Subject: January @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!

We’re going to bring in January with a bang for you with Hoopla!

We’re excited to announce a unique digital entertainment and media service, Hoopla, enabling you to borrow movies, videos, music and audiobooks straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone! Hoopla gives you access to thousands of titles anywhere and anytime you have an Internet connection, with more new content being added all the time. And, with Hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed, and no waiting for your title to buffer. Imagine being able to view hit movies or listen to your favorite artist and more without expensive subscription fees—all you’ll need is your valid library card to access 3 borrows per month!

Hoopla can be accessed on Apple iOS 6.0+ or Android devices, and via the four major web browsers. To access the system on your mobile device, you’ll need to first download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your device. There is no need to download an app or extension for your web browser.  Why wait?! To get started, visit berlinpeck.org (look under the “downloadable” tab) or hoopladigital.com and click Get Started.

No need to feel S.A.D. this winter…the Library will be providing special Seasonal Affective Disorder lamps for anyone craving the sun! Reading or relaxing for 30 minutes next to these lamps may improve your outlook for hours. Ask about them at the Reference Desk.

Our New Year’s Resolution here at the Berlin-Peck Library is to keep bringing you new services along with the great customer assistance that you’re used to. Hope to see you soon!

Helen Malinka
Library Director
Events New Books & Movies Museum Passes
eBooks & eAudiobooks Book a Librarian
Spotlight
Homebound Service
The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library offers volunteer delivery services to patrons who are homebound (temporarily or permanently) because of illness, disability or advanced age. A staff member will assist with the selection of materials, and all circulating library materials may be delivered: books, music, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs or large print books.

To be eligible for our Homebound Service, patrons must be Berlin residents and must have a current Berlin-Peck Library card. Applications can be mailed to residents who do not have a card.

Interested in our Homebound Service? Give us a call at (860) 828-7126 or email us at  illbpml@libraryconnection.info. Please include your name, address, telephone number, library barcode and any specific titles you'd like to borrow.
Keep our Seed Library going! 
Did you have a good growing season? Please consider sharing your seeds with us.
Click to learn more »

Children's Events
Storytimes
Walkers & Wigglers (ages 18-36 months)
Monday, January 23 & 30
@ 10:30 am

Bibliobop
(birth to preschool)
Tuesday, January 24 @ 10:30 am

Sleepytime Stories
(geared towards children 3+)
Tuesday, January 17 @ 6:30 pm

Peek-a-Baby
(birth to 18 months)
Wednesday, January 25 @ 10:30 am

Bookworms
(ages 3-5)
Thursday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm

Mother Goose on the Loose
(birth to preschool)
Friday, January 27 @ 10:30 am

Chapter Chat Book Club
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 pm
A book club for elementary school readers. You read the book at home and then join us for a lively discussion and craft based on the book. There are no wrong answers in Chapter Chat, just fun! This week we will be discussing Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor. Copies are available at the Children’s Reference desk. Registration is required.
Click to register »
Nutmeg Book Review
Thursday, January 26, 6:30 pm
The 2017 Nutmeg Nominees are here! Join us as we talk about whether or not this book has what it takes to be the 2017 Nutmeg winner. No right or wrong answers, just bring your opinions! Each month we’ll read one nominee and see if we can predict the state wide winner by the end of the voting period. Geared toward grades 3 and up. This meeting will focus on Masterminds by Gordon Korman. Registration is required.
Click to register »
Minecrafters
Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The library has a Minecraft server! Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team. For grades 2-12. Registration is required.
Click to register »
Teen Events
Minecrafters
Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The library has a Minecraft server! Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team. For grades 2-12. Registration is required.
Click to register »
Adult Events
Sit & Knit
Thursday, January 5 & 19, 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 12 & 26 1:00 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!
Stock Club
Tuesday, January 10, 1:30 pm
Join local investors in discussing stock market trends.
Reviving 5000 years of Chinese Civilization
Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 pm
When the European renaissance was taking place 6 to 7 centuries ago, very few people knew about it. But now the renaissance of Chinese culture is happening in our time and we have the opportunity to witness it and be part of it. The presentation will explore the essence and uniqueness of the traditional Chinese culture, how the rich tradition was interrupted, and how the authentic culture is coming back to world stage through groups like New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Click for more information »
The Florence Griswold Museum: From A to Z!
Saturday, January 14, 1:00 pm
Join David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach at the Florence Griswold Museum, to learn about the history of the Museum as well as all the exhibitions and events in store for 2017.
Click for more information and to register »
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, January 25, 1:30 pm
Join us in discussing The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. A troubling family crisis brings brothers Jim and Bob Burgess back to the town where they grew up and where their father died when they were just children. Their hasty flight back to their sister Susan's home becomes the catalyst for surprises and unexpected relationship changes. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.
This group meets at the senior center.
Click for more information »
Author Event
Literary Connecticut
Saturday, January 28, 1:00 pm
Explore Connecticut's literary landscape with Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki, authors of Literary Connecticut: The Hartford Wits, Mark Twain and the New Millennium,as they introduce you to some of the greatest writers who found a home in the Constitution State.
Click for more information and to register »
Movie Matinees
Sully
Friday, January 6, 1:00 pm
Rated PG-13

On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) makes an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media.
Curtain Up:
The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances
Friday, January 13, 1:00 pm

Go behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their end-of-year performances. Featuring Serenade and excerpts from Swan Lake, and Western Symphony.
A Lincoln Center Screening.
Click for more information and to register »


Florence Foster Jenkins
Friday, January 20, 1:00 pm
Rated PG-13

New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.
Mozart Celebration
Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm
Rated PG-13

This festive all-Mozart program features the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major.
A Lincoln Center Screening.
Click for more informantion and to register »
Library Services
Digital Spotlight: hoopla
Introducing our newest downloadable service!
With hoopla, Berlin-Peck Library patrons have immediate access to movies, full music albums, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV episodes, comics and graphic novels. Read in your browser, or download to your phone, tablet, or other smart device. The collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day! BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles.
Get started with hoopla »
Keep our Seed Library going! 
Did you have a good growing season? Please consider sharing your seeds with us. Click to learn more »
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. 
Berlin-Peck cardholders have free access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies in our digital library »

Online resources.
Your Berlin-Peck library card gives you access to databases like Ancestry.com, AtoZdatabases, and Consumer Reports -- right in your own home! Visit our Resources page to get started »

Homebound delivery service.
Berlin-Peck offers volunteer delivery services to patrons who are homebound (temporarily or permanently) because of illness, disability, or advanced age. To be eligible for our Homebound Service, patrons must be Berlin residents and must have a current Berlin-Peck Library card.
Give us a call at (860) 828-7126 or email us at  illbpml@libraryconnection.info.


Need to print from your personal computer or smart device? 
The library offers wireless printing »

Reserve and print museum passes online! 
Free and discounted passes to local museums and attractions can be checked out with your library card. Most passes can be printed at home, with no need to return (and no late fees!)
Check out available passes »

Book a Librarian! 
Do you need some one-on-one help? Personalized service is just a phone call away.
Call (860) 828-7126 to book an appointment. 

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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 »

The ongoing library book sale, run by our Friends of the Library group, is located in the Berlin Community Center. Check out the Friends of the Library Facebook page! »

Book Sale Regular Hours
The book sale will be closed on Mondays, January to March.
Wednesday 12:30-6:00
Friday 12:30-2:30

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5 
Saturday 10-4
The library will be closed January 2 for New Years, & January 16 for MLK Jr. Day
Library holiday closings
Contact Us
860-828-7125 (main) 
860-828-7126 (reference) 
234 Kensington Rd, Berlin, CT 06037, United States
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