Subject: April Newsletter @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
April 2017 Newsletter

EventsNew Books & MoviesMuseum Passes
eBooks & eAudiobooksBook a Librarian
New Britain Symphony Orchestra: Jazz Quartet
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm
Jazz is the fusion of many different African-American styles of music that have evolved to become Americas’ contribution to the world of music. Come take your seat and immerse yourself in the culture of cool and soothing music.
Click to register »
Personalized recommendations from the Berlin-Peck librarians
Do you love Ursula's mystery picks? Is Carrie your best source for audiobooks? Or are you just looking for your next great read? Head over to our new MyLibrarian page, where you can check out our staff favorites--or let us know what you like, and we'll build you a custom reading list. 
Children's Events View calendar »
Berlin April School Vacation Week
Check out these awesome activities for your vacation week!
    Creature Teachers
    Monday, April 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
    Click to register »

    Tails of Joy: R.E.A.D. to a Dog!
    Tuesday, April 11, 1:00-2:30 pm
    Click to register »

    Planting Party
    Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 pm
    Click to register »

    Pokemon Party
    Thursday, April 13, 2:00 pm
Click to register »

Wednesday, April 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
The library has a Minecraft server! Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas, and work as a team. For grades 2-12. Registration is required and begins April 19. Snacks provided.
Click to register »
Book Clubs
Chapter Chat Book Club
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm
A 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! This week we will be discussing Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Copies are available at the Children’s Reference desk. Registration is required.
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Nutmeg Book Review
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 pm
Join us as we talk about whether or not this book 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. This meeting will focus on Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas.
Registration is required.
Click to register »

Walkers & Wigglers
Monday, April 24
 @ 10:30 am
Children ages 18-36 months

Sleepytime Stories
Tuesday, April 18 @ 6:30 pm
Geared towards children ages 3+

Tuesday, April 25 @ 10:30 am
Children ages birth to preschool
Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:30 am
Children ages birth to 18 months
Thursday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 years
Mother Goose on the Loose 
Friday, April 28 @ 10:30 am

Children Ages birth to preschool

Adult Events View calendar »
Sit & Knit
Thursday, April 6 & 20, 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 13 & 27, 1:00 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company! 
Remembering Katharine Hepburn:
Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm
A captivating look at a woman who was an inspiration for many and whose legacy endures. Author Ann Nyberg delves into the extraordinary life of Katharine Hepburn through personal remembrances from people whose lives she influenced.
Stock Club
Tuesday, April 11, 1:30 pm
Join local investors in discussing stock market trends. No registration necessary, drop-ins welcome.
Are you interested in the stock market and investing? Check out our online subscription to Value Line for the latest data, tools, and analysis. Use it from home--all you need is your library card. 
Found Poetry
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
In this unique poetry writing class, participants will gather language from existing sources like newspapers, magazine articles, cooking recipes and grocery lists, and "collage" those words into new and original poems. Open to adults and teens.
Fe Fi Fo Concert
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm
Join Fe Fi Fo, an all original, eclectic, multi-cultural acoustic group with a social conscience. Check out Nocheez Records for more information on the band and a sample of their music.
Living Donation Discussion
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
What does it mean to be an organ donor? What are the risks, and how can I get involved? Join Nancy Moody with the Center for Living Organ Donors at Yale New Haven Heath for an informative discussion about living organ donation. Refreshments will be served.
Book Clubs
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 pm
Join us in discussing The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist--even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. This group meets at the senior center.
Movie Matinees
Bridget Jones's Baby
Friday, April 7, 1:00 pm
Rated R
Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.
The Dressmaker
Friday, April 21, 1:00 pm
Rated R
After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly. She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Library Services

Digital Spotlight:
With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource. Available free on public computers at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
Available on any of the library's public computers,
or connect your own device to the library's WiFi.
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

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Friday 10-5 
Saturday 10-4
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