Subject: March 2016 Newsletter

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
March 2016
Author John Banks: Saturday, March 19 @ 1 pm
Over fifty thousand Connecticut soldiers served in the Union army during the Civil War, yet their stories are nearly forgotten today. John Banks, author of Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers, will shine a light on many of those forgotten Connecticut Yankees. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register here.

FIFA 16 Tournament: Wednesday, March 16 @ 6 pm
In conjunction with the 16th round of the UEFA (European Football) Champions League, we will be holding a FIFA 16 tournament. Pizza will be served and the winner will receive a prize. The tournament will be played on an Xbox One. Pizza will be served. Begins promptly at 6 so we can draw names to set the bracket!  Ages 13 to 18. Register here.
Children's Events
STORYTIMES:
Please note: Due to damage from a burst sprinkler pipe, our children's department will be closed until at least March 12th. We do have a small selection of children's books in our lobby available for checkout. Children’s programs are currently cancelled with the below exceptions. Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates on when storytimes will resume.
Early Dismissal Movie: Wednesday, March 2 @ 2 pm
The Good Dinosaur. In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. (Rated PG; Runtime is 93 minutes) Feel free to bring snacks and blankets. No registration is required.
Chapter Chat: Thursday, March 10 @ 6 pm
A new 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! Copies of the book are available. Registration Required.
Adult Events

Coloring for Adults Wednesday, March 9 @ 1:30 and Monday, March 21 @ 6:30 pm Register here.

Sit & Knit: Thursdays, March 3 & 17 @ 6 pm AND March 10 & 24 @ 1 pm. 

Writing Group: Saturday, March 5 @ 1 pm 
Do you enjoy writing? Interested in getting together with fellow writers for feedback? Join The Berlin-Peck Writers' Group!

Stock Club: Tuesday, March 8 @ 1:30 pm
Discuss trends and ideas with local investors. No registration.

Long Term Care: Tuesday, March 8 @ 6:30 pm
Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long Term Care, with the State Office of Policy & Management will discuss how the State’s Partnership for Long-Term Care can help you plan for the future. Register here.
Zentangle Class: Monday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm
This workshop will be led by Kelley Kelly, certified Zentangle teacher. For adults and teens. Please note: this class was originally scheduled for February, but rescheduled due to weather.  Register here.

Cut the Cable: Wednesday, March 23 @ 6:30 pm
The latest information on cable-free options for watching your favorite shows. We will have a Roku 3 on hand to demonstrate how streaming software and hardware works. Register here.

Estate Planning: Tuesday, March 29 @ 6:30 pm
Free presentation by Berlin Attorney, Paul T. Czepiga. Register here. 
 
Senior Center Book Club: Wednesday, March 30@ 1:30 pm
Discussion of Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall. Copies of book available at library. Register here.

MARCH MOVIES
Wednesday Night Feature Film:

Black Mass: March 9 @ 6:30 pm
(Rated R)


Friday Matinees (no registration) :

Big Stone Gap: Friday, March 4 @ 1 pm
(Rated PG-13)

Room: Friday, March 18 @ 1 pm (Rated R)

The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea: A Documentary Screening: Saturday, March 12 @ 1 pm
Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project ("KSCPP") will screen two documentary films at the library. The first film illustrates the artistic and cultural achievements of Korea's past, and the second film shows Korea's industrial achievements since the Korean War. The program will take approximately one hour. Refreshments will be served. Register.

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.
Coming in April
What is Islam? Saturday, April 2 @ noon

Meal Planning: Monday, April 4 @ 6:30 pm

New Britain Symphony Orchestra: Tuesday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm

Magician for adults: Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 pm

Public Utilities Information Session: Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm

Movie Showing- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Wednesday, April 27 @ 6:30 pm

TV anchor/ author Ann Nyberg: Satruday, April 30 @ 1 pm

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 Regular 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 Good Friday: March 25.

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