Subject: February 2016 Newsletter

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
February 2016
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Saturday, Feb. 6th from 10-2
Our craft supplies plus your imagination = awesome works of art! We'll showcase your masterpieces in the Children's Department (if you wish). There'll also be a special library-wide Scavenger Hunt! All ages. No registration is required.
Zentangle for Adults: Monday, Feb. 8th @ 6:30 pm
What better way to personalize your Valentine’s Day greetings than with a unique, self-created Zentangle design? Join instructor Kelley Kelly as she helps you create beautiful images using repetitive patterns. This program is geared towards adults, but teens may also attend.  Register here.
Children's Events

Walkers & Wigglers (for ages 18-36 months) Mondays @ 10:30 am: Feb. 8, 29
Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months) Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 10:30 am
Bookworms (ages 3-5) Thursday, Feb. 11 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose on the Loose (birth-preschool) Friday, Feb. 12 @ 10:30 am
Sleepytime Storytime (geared towards children 3+) Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 6 pm
Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers) Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing!
Valentines Storytime (ages 3+) Saturday, Feb. 13 @ noon.  Register here.
Movie: Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 2 pm
No school today!  Join us for a showing of Goosebumps. Rated PG.

Chapter Chat: Thursday, Feb. 11 @ 6 pm
A book club for elementary school readers. This month we will discuss Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Davenier. Register here.

Lego Construction Zone: Saturday, February 20 @ 1 pm
What will you build? Bricks provided.
For grades K and up (younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver).

Teen Events
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, Feb. 17 @ 6:30 pm. 
Coloring & Gaming! 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). We'll also pull out our Wii and Xbox One. For students in grades 6 and up. Please register by calling (860) 828-7127 or register online. Snacks provided! Please register here

College Financial Planning: Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 6 pm
Join College4Less for an Educational College Financial Planning workshop that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. They'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive. Register here.
Adult Events

Coloring for Adults: Monday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30 pm Register here.

Sit & Knit: Thursdays, Feb. 11 & 25 @ 1 pm AND Feb. 18 @ 6 pm

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!

Stock Club: Tuesday, Feb. 9 @ 1:30 pm
Discuss trends and ideas with local investors. No registration.

Senior Center Book Club: Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 1:30 pm
Discussion of History of Love by Nicole Kraus. Copies of book available at library. Meets at Senior Center. Register.
 Author Event: Saturday, Feb. 27 @ 1 pm
What is Connecticut food? Which crops, livestock and beverages have shaped the complex cuisines that its people have cherished for more than four centuries? Authors Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki will open the mind and the mouth with their fun presentation about local food and wine. Copies of A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard and A History of Connecticut Food will be available for purchase.  Register here.
Wednesday Night Feature Film:

Sicario: Feb. 10 @ 6:30 pm
(Rated R)
Friday Matinee:

A Walk in the Woods: Friday, Feb. 19 @ 1 pm
(Rated R)

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

*Special February Winter Book Sale Bonanza Hours: Feb. 8 open 12 pm-6 pm, 
Feb.10 open 12 pm-6 pm and Feb. 12 open 12 pm-4:30 pm
($5 a bag)

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 Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day.

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