Subject: July 2015 Newsletter

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
July 2015 Newsletter
Summer Reading!  
Celebrate your love of reading!  Adults, teens and children: sign up here and see what kinds of fun prizes we have in store for you this summer.  
Children's Events
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Babygarten (ages 0-18 mo.) Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 @ 10:30 AM

Toddle Time (ages 18-36 mo.) Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 @ 10:30 AM

Independent Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 yrs) Tuesdays, July 14, 21 @ 10:30 AM
Hungerford Bugs (ages 5+) Tuesday, July 7 @ 2 PM
Learn about the fascinating world of insects! Registration required.

Lego Zone (gr K+) Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30 PM & Saturday, July 25 @ 1 PM
Bending Gravity: A Super Yoyo Show (gr K+) Monday, July 13 @ 1 PM
Performance by world-ranked yoyo player, juggler, top spinner and stilt walker Eric Girardi. Registration required.

Super Summer Stuff: Mystery Craft-Bag (gr 3-5) Tuesday, July 14 @ 1 PM
Choose a grab-bag filled with craft supplies and create something fun! Register beginning 7/7.

Toddler/Preschool Dance Party: Thursday, July 16 @ 10:30 AM
Registration begins 7/9.

Messy Fun (gr K-3 with adult) Thursdays, July 16 & 30 @ 2 PM (registration required)

Mother Goose on the Loose (birth- preschool) Fridays July 17 & 24

Parachute Playtime (ages 2-6 with adult) Saturday, July 18 @ 10:30 AM
Dancin' with Hoops (kids of all ages) Wednesday, July 22 @ 2 PM
Learn new tricks and see a performance by hoop dancer, Judy Ann Jones. Registration required.

Super Summer Stuff: Climbing Spiderman (gr 1-5) Tuesday, July 28 @ 1 PM
Make a Spiderman figure that climbs and enjoy a spidey-snack. Registration required.
Teen Events
Learn to code (ages 12+) Wednesday, July 8 @ 6:30 PM
Register online.
Jewelry Works (gr 8-12) Tuesdays, July 7, 14 & 21 @ 6 PM
Create beautiful jewelry with instructor Debbie Jaffe.  Register online.

Teen Advisory Board (gr 6+) Wednesdays, July 15 & July 29 @ 6:30 PM
Settlers of Catan (ages 12+) Saturday, July 18 @ 1 PM
Come play this fast paced strategy board game. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Improv (gr 8+) Tuesdays, July 28 & August 11 @ 6:30 PM
Learn basics and techniques, then come together to prepare for a showcase at New Britain Museum of Art. Registration required.
Adult Programs
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Sign up for summer reading all summer long!  Details here.
Sit & Knit: Thursdays, July 9 @ 1:30 PM & July 16 @ 6 PM
Join local knitters for a relaxing evening filled with knitting and good company.  No registration necessary.
Zentangle Workshop: Monday, July 13 @ 6:30 PM
Tired? Stressed? A certified Zentangle instructor will teach you the basics of an art created from illumination and mediation. Materials provided. Teens can attend, as well.  Register online.
Book Chat & Mocktails: Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:30 PM
Join us outside (weather permitting) for a casual talk about good books. Mocktails provided. Registration appreciated.
Learn Windows 10: Wednesday, July 22 @ 6:30 PM
Are you ready for the release of Windows 10? Come in and get an introductory preview. Call to register.
Friday Movie Matinees (Fridays @ 1 PM)

July 10- Ladies in Lavender with Maggie Smith.  Rated PG-13

July 17- McFarland USA with Kevin Costner.  Rated PG

July 24- Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench.  Rated PG

July 31- On Golden Pond starring Henry Fonda.  Rated PG.

Streaming Movies
Did you know you can stream videos for free with your Berlin library card? 
Indieflix is a streaming movie service with unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. 
Overdrive also offers hundreds of free streaming titles ranging from animated movies to documentaries to feature films.
Click the above links to access these services.  Contact the reference desk if you need further assistance.  We are here to help!
Did you know?
We offer free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more for Berlin library cardholders. Click here for instructions.

Going on vacation? Check out a Kindle! Our Kindles are pre-loaded with over 30 best-selling titles.

Need to print from your device? The library now offers wireless printing. Details here.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with our happenings!

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.

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 Hours: M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-6 and F 12:30-2:30
Special Hours for Summer Book Sale Bonanza: 
Monday, July 6 open 12-6 PM
Wednesday, July 8 open 12-6 PM
Friday, July 10 open 12-4:30 PM
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
We are open Saturdays in the summer!
Town of Berlin, 234 Kensington Rd, Berlin, CT 06037, United States
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