Subject: June 2015 Newsletter

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
June 2015 Newsletter
Join us Tuesday, June 2 @ 6:30 PM for a Dixieland Concert from New Britain Symphony Orchestra! Registration not required.
BHS students: We will be open for extended hours during exam week! From June 8 - June 11, the library will be open 8-10 PM just for students.  They must arrive before 8 PM. Refreshments, donated by Raising Berlin, will be provided.  
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 25 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!

Children's Events
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Superhero Summer Reading Kick-Off: Join us on Saturday, June 27 for fun for all ages! Spiderman bouncy house, face painting, balloon animals with Fifi Feathers & Mr. Joe, Touch-A-Truck with local heroes, superhero activities and food!  

Toddle Time (ages 18-36 months) Monday, June 29 @ 10:30 AM

Independent Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 years) Tuesday, June 30 @ 10:30 AM

Fancy Flower Pots: Tuesday, June 30 @ 1 PM
Take a plain pot, add beads, buttons, gems and more! Grades 3-5. Adult helpers welcome! Registration required beginning 6/23.
Other Programs
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Friends of the Library annual meeting: Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:30 PM: Public welcome to attend.
Health Literacy: June 4 @ 1:30 PM
When it comes to your health, don’t leave anything to chance. A UConn Health Center librarian will share tips and techniques for finding reliable online answers to your medical questions. Call to register.

Sit & Knit: Thursdays, June 4 & 18 @ 6 PM, June 11 @ 1:30 PM
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company. No registration necessary.
Keeping Chickens: Wednesday, June 10 @ 6:30 PM
Have you thought about raising chickens? Learn about regulations, requirements and benefits. Presented by the staff at Hungerford Museum. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Contact the library to register.

Online Resources for Genealogy: Monday, June 15 @ 6:30 PM
Have you always wanted to learn more about your ancestors? Presented by Jennifer Zinck, a genealogical researcher and educator. Register. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

The Mattabesecs & the Indigenous Communities of CT: Tuesday, June 16 @ 6:30 PM
This presentation shows that although ravaged by European diseases, war, land losses, poverty, and discrimination, Native American peoples adapted to their constantly changing social landscapes through a series of survival strategies. No registration required. Presented by Lucianne Lavin, author of Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures. Books for sale at event. Sponsored by Berlin Historical Society.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Wednesday, June 17 @ 1:30 PM
Join us in discussing Back When We Were Grownups by Tyler. Copies of the book will be available for pick-up at the library. Please contact the library to reserve a spot. This book group meets at the Berlin Senior Center.
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:30
Upcycle broken crayons into new shapes! Bring any old crayons you have lying around. Grades 6 +.  For questions and registration contact Jennifer Needham at (860) 828-7117 or

Friday Movie Matinee: June 19 @ 1 PM (Best of Me, Rated PG-13)
Coyotes: Tuesday, June 23 @ 6 PM
Keep coyotes out of your backyard and keep your pets safe. Presented by a representative from The Humane Society of the United States. Call Berlin Animal Control for more information: 860-828-7055. Sponsored by Berlin Animal Control and Friends of Berlin Animal Control.  No registration.

Your Healthy Skin: Wednesday, June 24 @ 6:30 PM
A medical doctor will present information on how to keep your skin healthy year round. Please contact the library to register.

Get to Know Your iPhone: Thursday, June 25 @ 1 PM
Have an iPhone, but not sure what to do with it? This program is for you. Please contact library to register.

Path to Wellness: Friday, June 26 @ 1:30 PM
Mark Colello, exercise physiologist at Southington Care Center, will discuss each of the "Stepping Stones" to take on the way to wellness! Learn more about the steps you can take to a happier, healthier life.  Please contact the library to register.

Book Club: Tuesday, June 30 @ 7 PM
Join us for a discussion of the book We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. All welcome.
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!
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
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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