Subject: April 2016 Newsletter

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
April 2016
Our Children's Department is OPEN!
Thank you for your patience over the past month. The damage from the burst water pipe was significant and we are still in the process of ordering replacement copies for the books we lost.  However, the children's department has been repaired and is back in business.  All children's programming has resumed. Come visit us soon!  See below for details on our welcome back celebration.
Ann Nyberg: Saturday, April 30 @ 1 pm
Meet news anchor Ann Nyberg and hear her discuss her new book, Slices of Life: A Storyteller's DiaryBooks will be sold/ signed at the event. Registration required.  Refreshments will be served.
Children's Events

Walkers & Wigglers (for ages 18-36 months) Monday, April 25 @ 10:30 am
Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months) Wednesday,April 27 @ 10:30 am
Bookworms (ages 3-5) Thursday, April 28 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose on the Loose (birth-preschool) Fridays, April 1 & 29 @ 10:30 am
Sleepytime Storytime (geared towards children 3+) Tuesday, April 19 @ 6:30 pm
Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers) Tuesday, April 26 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing!

Welcome Back Celebration (all ages)
Monday, April 11 from 12-3 pm
Face painting & balloon animals with Berlin Upbeat from 12-2 pm. Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will wander the library sharing tunes, puppets and lots of interaction from 2-3 pm.  

Flower Power Treasure Hunt: Tuesday, April 12 from 11-3 (grades K+)
Follow the clues to collect 10 flowers hidden throughout the children's department.  Then use your flowers to create a colorful spring picture!

Minecrafters: Wednesday, April 13 @ 2 pm (grades 3-12)
We have a new Minecraft Server!  View details here.  Snacks provided.  Registration is required.
Chapter Chat: Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 pm
A book club for elementary school readers. This month we will discuss Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Register here.

Lego Construction Zone: Saturday, April 9 @ 1 pm
What will you build? Bricks provided.
For grades K and up (younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver).

Movie Matinee: Open Season: Scared Silly Wednesday, April 27 @ 2 pm (all ages). This movie is rated PG and the runtime is 85 minutes.  No registration required.

Teen Events
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, April 6 @ 6:30 pm. 
Coloring! Unleash your creativity, channel your inner child, & relieve stress by joining us in a world of color! We'll provide colored pencils and coloring pages galore, plus iPads with Color Therapy installed (a really fun digital coloring app).  For students in grades 6 and up. Please register by calling (860) 828-7127 or register online. Snacks provided! 

Minecraft Program: Wednesday, April 13th.  Registration required.  Details here.
Adult Events

Passport to CT Libraries: Throughout the month of April. Discover the libraries in your state!  Details here.

What is Islam?: Saturday, April 2 @ noon
Listen to three panelists discuss some common misconceptions about Islam.  Details & registration here.

Writing Group: Saturday, Feb. 6 @ 1 pm
Do you enjoy writing? Interested in getting together with fellow writers for feedback? Join The Berlin-Peck Writers' Group!
Meal Planning: Monday, April 4 @ 6:30 pm
Learn how to prepare low tech, low stress menus.  An interactive demo with samples provided by Alissa Monteleone from The Art of Happy Eating. Registration required.

New Britain Symphony Orchestra: Tuesday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for a guitar & voice ensemble.  Register here.

Coloring for Adults: Wednesday, April 6 @ 1:30 pm AND Monday, April 18 @ 6:30 pm
Coloring pages & writing utensils provided. Register here.

Stock Club: Tuesday, April 12 @ 1:30 pm
Discuss trends and ideas with local investors. No registration.
Sit & Knit: Thursdays, April 14 & 28 @ 1 pm AND April 7 & 21 @ 6 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company.

Book Club: Tuesday, April 12 @ 7 pm
Join us for a discussion of Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
 Magician Jan Paris: Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 pm
Jan Paris is a professional magician specializing in close-up and strolling magic.  Register here for this fun night.

Public Utilities: Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm
Did you know that customers of Eversource and UI can choose their electric suppliers?  Staff from CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority can explain the process and provide information  about licensed electric suppliers, how you may reduce your monthly electric bill by switching suppliers and whether choosing a supplier is right for you.  Register here.

Senior Center Book Club: Wednesday, April 27 @ 1:30 pm
Discussion of The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. Copies of book available at library. Meets at Senior Center. Register.

Coming in May: 
Mindfulness with Stephen Cuddy: Monday, May 2 @ 6:30 pm.  Register.

Lou Gehrig Story with professional storyteller Carol Birch: Thursday, May 5 @ 6:30 pm. Register.

Wednesday Night Feature Film:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: April 27 @ 6:30 pm.  Register here.
(Rated PG-13)
Friday Matinees:

All Roads Lead to Rome: Friday, April 1 @ 1 pm  (Rated PG-13) No registration.

The Intern: Friday, April 15 @ 1 pm (Rated PG-13) No registration.

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.
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

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