Subject: July Newsletter @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
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— July Newsletter —

—Adult Programs
Sit & Knit
Thursday, July 5 & 19, 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 12 & 26, 1:00 pm


Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!

Movie Matinee
Patriot's Day (R)
Friday, July 6, 1:00 pm

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons. Rated R. 2 hours, 13 minutes. Released in 2016. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments!
Movie Matinee
Breathe (PG-13)
Friday, July 13, 1:00 pm

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 58 minutes. Released in 2017. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments!
Make & Take
Painted Rocks
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 pm

Painted rocks are so much fun -- add them to a garden for a touch of whimsy, leave in a park to brighten someone's day, or use in your decor. We'll provide the rocks, paints and ideas, you provide the creativity! Open to adults, teens, and children ages 8+ with an adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Movie Matinee
LBJ (R)
Friday, July 20, 1:00 pm

Lyndon Baines Johnson aligns himself with Jack Kennedy, rises to the presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Starring Woody Harrelson, directed by Rob Reiner. Rated R. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Released in 2016. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments!
Open Sew
Saturday, July 21, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a day of sewing! Drop in between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and bring your hand sewing or your sewing machine and work on your projects while in the company of others. We will have an ironing station, a cutting station and power strips for you to use. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Paper Quilling
Monday, July 23, 2:00 pm

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Learn the basics of paper quilling and how to make a simple flower. All supplies included. Registration required. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Cookbook Club
Monday, July 23, 6:30 pm

The Cookbook Club is trying something new this summer! Please choose a library owned cookbook and make something within this month's theme. July's theme will be "Farmer's Market". Please choose something primarily made from items you might find at a farm stand or farmer's market. Registration is required. Visit the library for a copy of the cookbook. To register (and let us know what you're bringing!) call (860) 828-7126 or register online »

Movie Matinee
All the Money in the World (R)
Friday, July 27, 1:00 pm

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg. Rated R. 2 hours, 12 minutes. Released in 2017. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments!
Want more movies? Check out the library's streaming services!

InstantFlix: Thousands of award-winning indie films, documentaries, classic TV, and more.
hoopla: Popular feature films, documentaries, children's video, popular and classic TV.
OverDrive: Popular feature films, documentaries, and children's video.
Teen Programs
Makerspace Drop In Hours
Tuesday through Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For grades 5 - 12. Drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace! June 26 through August 9. 
Design Squad Global
Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, & 26 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online for each date: July 5 - July 12 - July 19 - July 26

Decoupaged Decor!
Monday, July 9, 1:00 pm

Join Griswold Elementary School teacher Kristin Beaudet and learn how to decoupage using Mod Podge glue and wood or plastic objects. For students entering grades 3-8. Registration is required and begins July 2. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Middle School Book Club
Tuesday, July 10 & 31, 10:30 am

Do you love to read? Join McGee Middle School teacher Danielle McCorkel to discuss some of your favorite books in a relaxing group. The first book will be Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Read this book and come to our first meeting to help us get to know you and your ideas about this book. Bring several of your favorite books to share, to help us pick the next book! For students entering 6th and 7th grade. Books will be available at the Children’s Desk. Registration is required. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online for each date you plan to attend: July 10 - July 31

High School Book Talks & Share
Monday, July 16, 6:00 pm

Join Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Pappas from Berlin High School to talk about some books you may be interested in reading over the summer, and discuss books that you would like to share with us. We’ll choose a book to read for the Book Club meeting on August 16th. For students entering grades 9-12. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

LEGO Stop Motion Animation
Thursday, July 26, 10:30 am

Join Griswold Elementary School Library Media Specialist Danielle Salina to make a LEGO stop motion movie that makes use of LEGO bricks and figures! Learn to build basic LEGO sets, animate your figures, and use an editing app to create a movie. For students entering grades 4-8. Registration is required and begins July 19. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

—Children's Programs
Giraffes Can't Dance Story & Craft
Monday, July 2, 10:30 am 

For Grades K-2 students: Have you met Gerald? He LOVES to dance! Join Willard Elementary School Literacy Specialist Kristin Piraneo for a reading of the story Giraffes Can't Dance and learn more about Gerald. Then make a paper-bag puppet of your favorite jungle animal! Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Pet Care with Veterinarian Dr. Laura Miller
Tuesday, July 3, 1:00 pm

Dr. Laura Miller from the Animal Hospital of Berlin will talk about pet care and bring several animals to show us how a veterinarian performs a check-up! All ages. No registration is required.

Design Squad Global
Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, & 26 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online for each date: July 5 - July 12 - July 19 - July 26

Decoupaged Decor!
Monday, July 9, 1:00 pm

Join Griswold Elementary School teacher Kristin Beaudet and learn how to decoupage using Mod Podge glue and wood or plastic objects. For students entering grades 3-8. Registration is required and begins July 2. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Kensington Fire-Rescue Storytime & Firetruck!
Friday, July 13, 10:30 am

Firefighters from Kensington Fire-Rescue will be here to read a story and answer your questions about fighting fires, then we'll go outside and explore one of their fire trucks! All ages. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by Kensington Fire-Rescue.
LEGO Stop Motion Animation
Thursday, July 26, 10:30 am

Join Griswold Elementary School Library Media Specialist Danielle Salina to make a LEGO stop motion movie that makes use of LEGO bricks and figures! Learn to build basic LEGO sets, animate your figures, and use an editing app to create a movie. For students entering grades 4-8. Registration is required and begins July 19. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Storytimes
Summer Storytime!
Friday, July 20 & 27,10:30 am

Beat the summer heat in the cool of the library! We'll share an interactive song and a very short book. A brief playtime will follow. Recommended for birth-preschool. No registration is required.

—Library Services—
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
Berlin-Peck cardholders have free access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more—at home, or on a smartphone or tablet. Start downloading today »

Online resources.
Your Berlin-Peck library card gives you access to databases like Ancestry.com, AtoZdatabases, The New York Times, and Consumer Reports! See all our online resources »

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. Register online, 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 »
These passes are made possible by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
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Berlin Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
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Friday 10-5 
Saturday 10-4
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