Subject: September @ The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

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September 2016 Newsletter
Director's notes...
Hello Everyone. I have exciting news to share. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library will be debuting a new series of screenings from Lincoln Center, NY on Sunday afternoons this fall. Our first program is a screening of the NY Philharmonic’s 2013 Opening Gala Concert featuring special guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma. You will hear and see the beautiful music through our recently renovated audio-visual system. The date is Sunday, September 18 at 2pm. Other offerings will be presented on October 16 and November 20, so save the dates!

Also, September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. A library card is valuable, not only for checking out a myriad of materials from our physical building, but also to take advantage of many online resources such as eBooks, eMagazines and databases like Consumer Reports and our latest offering AtoZdatabases. A library card is free to anyone living in Berlin, from birth on upwards. Special incentives are offered during September and a Library Bingo Game could win you 2 tickets to a UConn sporting event!

Please send any feedback to me at hmalinka@berlinpeck.org.
Hope to see you soon!

Helen Malinka
In Conversation with Authors Joe Clifford and Tom Hazuka
Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for the hometown launch of Joe Clifford's December Boys. Joe is the author of several books, including Junkie Love and Lamentation.  A limited amount of his most recent title will be sold at the library prior to the event. 
Gargoyles of Yale University
Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30 pm
Author Mathew Duman explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures & their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment. 
Children's Events

Storytimes
For more information on our events, please visit our online calendar.
Walkers & Wigglers (ages 18-36 months)
Monday, September 12, 19, 26 @ 10:30 am

Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months)
Wednesday, September 14, 21, 28 @ 10:30 am

Bookworms (ages 3-5)
Thursday, September 15, 22, 29 @ 2 pm

Mother Goose on the Loose (birth-preschool)
Friday, September 16, 23, 30 @ 10:30 am

Sleepytime Stories (geared towards children 3+)
Tuesday, September 20 @ 6:30 pm

Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers)
Tuesday, September 20 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing!
MORE PROGRAMS
Chapter Chat
Thursday, September 8 @ 6:30pm
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 are available at the Children’s Reference desk.
 
Family Bingo (ages 4+)
Saturday, September 10 @ 1:30pm
Families with are invited to join us for several rounds of Bingo. Can you get the diagonal, square and the full card blackout during the day! Snack and fun will be provided! Drop-in; no registration is required. Click for more info.
Minecrafters (grades 2-12)
Wednesday, September 14 @ 2pm 
Berlin Schools Early Release Day
The library now has a Minecraft serverJoin other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! Visit the Children's Department and fill out a form to be granted access (whitelisted). Please bring a laptop with the PC or Mac version of Minecraft installed. If you don't have a laptop we have 3 laptops to share and a Wii and an Xbox One with Minecraft installed (first-come, first-served). There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items, and snacks will be provided. 
Nutmeg Book Review
Thursday, September 22 @ 6:30pm
The 2017 Nutmeg Nominees are here! Join us as we talk about whether or not A Snicker of Magic 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.
Teen Events
Get in the Game:
Family Bingo
 (ages 4+)
Saturday, September 10 @ 1:30pm
Families with are invited to join us for several rounds of Bingo. Can you get the diagonal, square and the full card blackout during the day! Snack and fun will be provided! Drop-in; no registration is required. Click for more info.
Minecrafters (grades 2-12)
Wednesday, September 14 @ 2pm 
Berlin Schools Early Release Day
The library now has a Minecraft serverJoin other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! Visit the Children's Department and fill out a form to be granted access (whitelisted). Please bring a laptop with the PC or Mac version of Minecraft installed. If you don't have a laptop we have 3 laptops to share and a Wii and an Xbox One with Minecraft installed (first-come, first-served). There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items, and snacks will be provided. Click here for more info and to register.
Adult Events
Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, September 6 @ 7 pm

Join us for a discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Please contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.

In Conversation with Authors Joe Clifford and Tom Hazuka
Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for the hometown launch of Joe Clifford's December Boys.  Click here for more info and to register.
Senior Book Club
Wednesday, September 21 @ 1:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of the book, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Please contact the reference desk to obtain a copy of the book. Please note: this discussion typically meets at the senior center, but due to scheduling conflicts, the September meeting will be in the library.  Click here for more info and to register.
Are You Prepared? New Social Security Regulations Could Change Your Retirement
Wednesday, September 7 @ 6:30 pm
When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make in context of planning your retirement. Learn the key concepts you need to know before applying. 
Book Discussion:
How to Raise an Adult
Monday, September 19 @ 7 pm
Join us in discussing the book, How to Raise an Adult by Julia Lythcott-Haims. BHS guidance counselor, Jeremiah Berard will join the conversation. Please contact the library to reserve a copy of the book. Click here for more info and to register.
Gargoyles of Yale University
Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30 pm
Mathew Duman explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures. Click here for more info and to register.
Coming up in October...
A Stroll Through Italy
Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:30 pm
Click for info and to register.

Planning for Long-Term Care with Attorney Paul Czepiga
Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:30 pm

Holistic Approaches to Menopause or PCOS
Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:30 pm

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30 pm

A Day in the Life of a Baseball G.M.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ 6:30 pm
Movie Matinees
Friday Matinees @ 1pm
Me Before You (Rated PG-13)
Friday, September 9 @ 1pm
Louisa 'Lou' Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to make ends meet. Taking a job at the local 'castle' she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for.
Mother’s Day(Rated PG-13)
Friday, September 23 @ 1pm
This celebration of mothers everywhere invites all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Sandy is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse is a fitness freak who doesn't tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower who's trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother's Day holiday takes on a special meaning.
Berlin-Peck patrons can access additional movies for FREE online streaming through InstantFlix.
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Did you know?
  • Need to print from your device? The library now offers wireless printing with PrinterOn.
  • 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 Regular Hours
Monday 12:30-2:30
Wednesday 12:30-6:00
Friday 12:30-2:30

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860-828-7127 (children's desk) 
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Saturday 10-4
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