Subject: June Newsletter @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
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June Newsletter
I am happy to tell you that we have added two more online resources to our digital platform.

Fold3 by
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

The wonderful thing about Fold3 is that you have access from home as well as the Library – just set up a free Fold3 member account with your library card and off you go!

New York Times Digital
Due to price constraints, we need to discontinue the print edition of the NY Times. BUT! We are providing digital access instead. Key benefits of the program include:
  • Access from home or in the library
  • More than 25+ newsletters which can be customized by each user to suit their individual interest and emailed directly to your inbox
  • Access to the Today’s Paper web app that brings the convenience of The New York Times in print to your tablet or desktop
  • Access to the mini crossword section (full crosswords are not included)
Fold3 is already on our website, and the NY Times will be available in June.
Happy researching!


Helen Malinka
Library Director

Dog Safety and Bite Prevention 
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm

Let's face it: dog bites happen. But many bites are preventable with a little education. This program will provide the tools needed to be safe around dogs, including how to understand dog body language; how to safely approach, greet, and interact with friendly dogs; and what to do when approached by an unfamiliar dog. Presented by Elizabeth Merow of the CT Humane Society.

As an admission to the program, we'd like to request you bring a donation item (pet supplies or pet food) for the humane society. 
To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »

Adult Programs
Sit & Knit
Thursday, June 7 & 21, 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 & 28, 1:00 pm

Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!

Connecticut Predators
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm

Learn about coyotes, bobcats and large birds of prey found in our state. Presented by Holly Gagnon, Environmental Educator and Animal Care Supervisor for New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford. Family friendly. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Saturday Afternoon
Adult Book Group

Saturday, June 9, 1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of the book Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks, a librarian's love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life, by Annie Spence. Please contact the library to reserve a copy of the book.
To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Stock Club
Tuesday, June 12, 1:30 pm

Join local investors to discuss stock market trends.
Interested in investing? Check out the library's subscription to Value Line online, at home or in the library!

Cracking the 21st Century Career Code

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm

Join author Marcia LaReau as she discusses the things we all need to know about our jobs in the 21st century — whether or not you’re currently employed. Books available for purchase. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
No Place Like Home: 
The World-Class Landscapes and Environmental History of the Berlin Region
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 pm

Discover the history of New England's "boldest and most beautiful" landscapes, with author Peter M. LeTourneau, Ph.D. and the photography of Robert Pagini. Sponsored by Berlin Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »

Make & Take
Rock Your T-Shirt
Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm

Tired of boring t-shirts? Learn how to alter your t-shirt into something entirely new! No sewing required. There will be a variety of designs to inspire you. Please bring at least one t-shirt. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Open to adults, teens, and children ages 10+ with an adult. To register, call (860) 828-7126 or register online »
Cookbook Club
Monday, June 25, 6:30 pm

Choose a recipe from Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook, make the dish on your own, and then gather for a feast! While we eat, we'll discuss the cookbook, its recipes and the process of choosing what to make and how to make it. Registration is required. Visit the library for a copy of the cookbook. To register (and let us know what you're bringing!) call (860) 828-7126 or register online »

Teen Programs
BHS Student Study Hours
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00-10:00 pm
Thursday, June 14, 8:00-10:00 pm

The library will be open late for high school students to study. Refreshments will be served. Students must arrive before 8 pm and cannot re-enter the building once they have left. BHS STUDENTS ONLY. Sponsored by Raising Berlin.

Design Squad Global
Thursday, June 28, 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7. Registration is required. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Teen Volunteer Opportunities 
Want to help your community, but don’t know how? Try the Library this summer!

You’ll meet other teens, help kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and assist staff with important tasks. It’s a fun way to get experience that looks good on a college application or resume! If your school or club requires community service hours, volunteering at the Library could help you meet your goals. 

To volunteer, you must be entering grades 6-12 in the Fall. Fill out and return the Teen Team Application. Questions? Email Jennifer Needham or Alyssa Skorski or call (860) 828-7125.

Ask us about our Makerspace! It's a place for students in grades 4 and up to hang out and experiment with crafts, games, a LEGO wall, video gaming, technology and a lot more! We'll be offering pop-up programs in the Makerspace throughout the summer, so keep an eye on our Facebook page! 

Children's Programs
Summer Poetry Workshop
Monday, Jun 25, 2:00 pm

Join Griswold School Reading Specialist Lori Donovan for a poetry workshop where students will craft and illustrate their own poems, inspired by summer adventures that are close to their hearts. Students will also have the opportunity to make friendship bracelets, read poems, and check out poetry collections from the library! For students entering grades 3-5. Registration is required and begins June 18. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

Outback Steakhouse 
DIY Sundaes
Monday, Jun 25, 2:00 pm

Make your own ice cream sundae with Outback Steakhouse, including fun ingredients like Oreos and M&M’s! While you wait, make a painting that will be displayed at the restaurant. Sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. For ages 6-10. Registration is required and begins June 19. Call the library at (860) 828-7127 to register. 

Design Squad Global
Thursday, June 28, 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7. Registration is required. Call (860) 828-7127 or register online »

EMS & Ambulance Visit
Friday, June 29, 10:30 am 

Ages 2 -8. Newington Emergency Medical Services will visit the library to tell us about their jobs and 911. They will also have the ambulance available for kids to look at. No registration required. Sponsored by Newington Emergency Medical Services.

Storytimes will return in July!

Movie Showings
The Shape of Water
Friday, June 8, 1:00 pm

Rated R. 2 hours, 3 minutes. At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. 

Beatriz at Dinner
Friday, June 15, 1:00 pm

Rated R. 1 hour, 22 minutes. A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow. 
Little Miss Sunshine
Friday, June 22, 1:00 pm

Rated R. 1 hour, 41 minutes. A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Starring Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

Get Low
Friday, June 29, 1:00 pm

Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 43 minutes. A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek.

Want more movies? Check out the library's streaming services!

InstantFlix: Thousands of award-winning indie films, documentaries, classic TV, and more.
hoopla: Popular feature films, documentaries, children's video, popular and classic TV.
OverDrive: Popular feature films, documentaries, and children's video.

Library Services
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
Berlin-Peck cardholders have free access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more—at home, or on a smartphone or tablet. Start downloading today »

Online resources.
Your Berlin-Peck library card gives you access to databases like, AtoZdatabases, and Consumer Reports! See all our online resources »

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. Register online, 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 »
These passes are made possible by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
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