Subject: ☀ July Newsletter @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
July 2017 Newsletter

Summertime and the living is easy. And the reading is too!

This is a great time to catch up on all those titles you’ve been meaning to read. We’ve put together a display in the lobby showcasing some of our favorite 
beach reads.

We’ve also been adding lots of new titles to our downloadable eBook and audiobook collection. Remember, when using Overdrive, to sign in with your library card FIRST. We have many titles that are available solely to Berlin-Peck card holders and the only way to see those is to sign in with that card number!

Think about a day trip to visit some of the many museums and attractions Connecticut has to offer. Our generous Friends of the Library group sponsors passes to 18 of them! 

If travelling outside of Connecticut is on your agenda, we’d like you to know that we have upgraded our entire travel guide section in the non-fiction area. And look for a new travel database coming by the end of the month.

Please call or visit us if you have any questions about the above or our fabulous adult summer reading program, where you could win a new Kindle Fire 8!

Happy Summer!

Helen Malinka
Library Director

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Summer Reading
Summer Reading is Here!
Berlin-Peck is gearing up for a great summer with reading programs for children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Registration is NOW OPEN! 

Read books, attend programs, and complete challenges to earn entries in our raffle! Raffle prizes include gift certificates to local businesses, and the grand prize is a Kindle Fire 8. Make sure you record your books, programs, and completed challenges must be recorded online in Wandoo for your chance to win!

Check out any title from the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library to get an instant-win scratch ticket. No need to sign up: if you win a prize, you win instantly! If you don’t win, the ticket is put in the raffle for the grand prize, a $75 Visa Gift Card. For teens entering 6th to 12th grade. Get up to one ticket per day.

Read, complete challenges, and attend library programs to earn “energy credits”, Super-Action Play Packs, and prize-pack drawing tickets. Prizes include a $75 Amazon Gift Card; a Family Prize Pack which includes a $25 Big Y Gift Card, Assorted Tabletop Games and 1 Free Child’s Pass to Safari Golf; and more.
Children's Events View calendar »

Meet the MakerSpace!
Friday, July 7, 2:00 PM
For grades 6 and up. Drop by and learn about all of the technology, crafts, games and other fun stuff in our MakerSpace! The MakerSpace has Snap and Squishy Circuits, Ozobots, Spheros, Makey Makeys, a pop-up green screen, Magformers, Legos, a chalk wall, K'Nex, an Ellison die-cut machine, a button maker, crafts and more! Snacks provided. No registration is necessary. 
Grow with Nature (ages 5+)
Monday, July 10, 2:00 PM
Get to know the environment with the help of Dr. Seuss and the Lorax as you learn about the importance of plants and take part in planting your very own seeds to take home and watch grow! Registration is required and begins July 3.
Minecrafters (grades 2-12)
Tuesday, July 11, 2:00 PM
The library has a Minecraft server! Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items, and snacks will be provided.
Construction Club
Saturday, July 15, 1:00-2:30 PM
Calling all builders - come build with us! Lego, giant blocks, Duplos, Magformers and more. All you need to bring is your creativity! All ages (children under 8 with adult supervision). No registration required. 
Greg Frisbee: Comic Juggler (ages 3+)
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 PM
Come and see Greg Frisbee and his comedy entertainment with a new spin! You will experience juggling, magic, rubber chickens and above all else COMEDY! Registration is required and begins July 12. Call (860) 828-7127 to register. 
Family Movie Matinee
Beauty and the Beast
Monday, July 24, 2:00 PM
The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Rated PG. Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes. Bring comfy seating and snacks, if you wish! All ages, no registration required.
Book ’Em!: Police Officer Storytime
Monday, July 10, 10:30 AM & 
Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 AM
Join a Berlin Police officer for some police-themed stories! On July 10,  we'll go outside and get a tour of a police car!  On July 18, we'll meet K-9 Titan!  All ages. No registration is required.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Friday, July 7, 10:30 AM &
Friday, July 14, 10:30 AM & 
Friday, July 21, 10:30 AM &
Friday, July 28, 10:30 AM
Help your child develop early literacy skills with music, movement, nursery rhymes, instruments and books! No registration required.
Storytime With a Princess (ages 3+)
Thursday, July 20, 2:00 PM
Once Upon A Tiara Princess Parties invites you to join Belle and Rapunzel for a magical day at the library! We can't think of a more magical afternoon! Registration required, begins Jul 13.
Bibliobop (birth to preschool)
Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 AM
Are you ready to shake your sillies out? Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing, playing and bubbles! Geared to toddlers and preschoolers. No registration is required.
Teen Events View calendar »
Minecrafters (grades 2-12)
Tuesday, July 11, 2:00 PM
The library has a Minecraft server! Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team! There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items, and snacks will be provided.
Teen/Tween Game Night (ages 10+)
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 PM
Newington’s Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop will be here to teach us some fabulous tabletop and card games! All who attend will be entered into a prize drawing for tabletop games. Snacks provided. Registration is encouraged and begins July 5.
Adult Events View calendar »
Sit & Knit
Thursday, July 6 & 20, 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 13 & 27, 1:00 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company! 
Flash Mob @ The Farmer's Market
Saturday, July 8, 11:30 am
Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime! Come join a sizzling, beginner level dance flash mob created for all ages and abilities. No dance experience necessary.
Rehearsal days at the library:
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am (video)
Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 pm (video)
Saturday, July 8, 9:00 am (instructor Sharyn Farrell)
Learn the dance on YouTube »
Click to register »

Remembering the Berlin Depot
Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 pm

Since 1840, trains have run through Berlin, defining our town center in Kensington. Join the Berlin Historical Society for an encore presentation on the rebuild or construction of a historically appropriate new building. Bring your pictures for the museum’s archive!
Click to register »
Make & Take: T-Shirt Bag
Thursday, July 20, 6:30 pm
Do you have a t-shirt you never wear? Rather than donating it or letting it sit in your closet, learn how to make it into a cute tote bag. No sewing required!
Adults, teens, and children ages 10+ (with a parent) are welcome.
Click to register »
Henna Tattoos
Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-7:30 (by appointment)
Henna tattoos by Lauren Grover of Paisley Peacock Body Arts. Registration required, and begins July 6. Please call (860) 828-7126 to register.
Movie Showings
Introducing Monday night movies!
Friday, July 7, 1:00 pm
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 58 minutes.
Friday, July 14, 1:00 pm
A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
Rated R. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
The Girl on the Train
Monday, July 17, 6:30 pm
Friday, July 21, 1:00 pm
Unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce, Rachel fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking.
Rated R. 1 hour, 52 minutes.
Friday, July 28, 1:00 pm
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 3 minutes.
A Dog's Purpose
Monday, July 31, 6:30 pm
The soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 3 minutes.
Library Services

Digital Spotlight: JobNow
Get live one-on-one job coaching, resume templates and professional critique, basic training in computer skills, help with your job search, and more.
Get started with JobNow »
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, AtoZdatabases, and Consumer Reports! 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

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
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
Contact Us
860-828-7125 (main) 
860-828-7126 (reference) 

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