Subject: Library News and Events

NEWS & EVENTS at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • September 2019 Newsletter 
Where Did Summer Go?

Summer Reading ended mid-August and the Berlin-Peck Library’s three programs all saw increased participation over last year’s numbers. The elementary school’s program, Read & Bead, had 754 participants, a 134% increase from last year. The Teen Scratch Ticket Challenge showed 909 Scratch Tickets redeemed (representing items checked out of the Teen Department), a 163% increase from last year. Our Adult readers’ participation rose to 198, 13% over last year. Our gratitude to the Kensington-Berlin Rotary, as well as many businesses in and around town for their support.

Boscov's Fundraiser

Purchase a $5 shopping pass at the Library, Friends' Booksale or from a Board member and receive a 25% discount shopping pass for purchases made only on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at all Boscov’s locations (not valid online.) In addition, you are eligible to win fabulous register-to-win prizes including shopping sprees and more! All Shopping Pass proceeds go directly to the Berlin-Peck Library.

Seed Library

Before you close up your garden this fall, please give some consideration to donating some seeds to our Seed Library for use next spring. Many patrons took advantage of the many varieties we accumulated, and we can always use more. Look at the beautiful items grown with our seeds this year! 
Helen Malinka, Library Director
Have a wonderful month, and don't forget to Read Local, Shop Local!

Helen Malinka
Library Director
Read Local. Shop Local.
Sit & Knit
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!

Thursdays, September 5 & 19, 6:00 pm
Thursdays, September 12 & 26, 1:00 pm
Movie Matinees
Join us on Fridays at 1:00 pm for a free movie!

September 6: The Puzzle
September 20: Poms
Walking Book Club
Join us on Wednesdays at 9:00 am for a walk through Pistol Creek. This month we're discussing the short stories in "You Think it, I'll Say It" by Curtis Sittenfeld.

September 4: Stories 1-2
September 11: Stories 3-5
September 18: Stories 6-7
September 25: Stories 8-10

Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Saturday, August 31
Monday, September 2
Stock Club
Tuesday, September 10, 1:30 pm

Discuss investment trends with local investors! No registration required.
The Bear Reality
Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 pm

Learn about the Connecticut black bear—including facts, myths, and common misunderstandings—with Master Wildlife Conservationist and bear enthusiast Felicia Ortner.
Bats: Their Lives and Lore
Monday, September 16, 6:30 pm

Get the facts about bats, including persisting myths and misconceptions about these fascinating creatures, the many roles bats play to ensure a healthy planet, and the perils bats face in their struggle for survival.
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 pm

Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. Please contact the library for a copy of the book.
Urban Dental Myths Debunked!
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 pm

Can you really whiten your teeth with charcoal? Do baby teeth really matter? If I don’t have tooth pain, how can I have an infection? These myths and questions answered along with so much more! 
Saturday Book Club
Saturday, September 21, 10:30 am

Join us for a discussion of The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Please contact the reference desk to reserve a copy of the book.
The Grotesque 10
Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari” to photograph the grotesques and gargoyles roosting on academic buildings.
Arts & Crafts Swap

Want to try a new craft without emptying your bank account? Have arts and craft supplies that you no longer need? Let's swap! The swap is open to all. You DO NOT have to donate to be able to take items, but those who donate on Friday will receive Early Bird admission tickets for Saturday. 
Friday, September 27, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
Receive an Early Bird ticket for Saturday's swap!

Early Bird Ticket
Saturday, September 28, 10:00 am–11:00 am

General Admission
Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Cookbook Club
Monday, September 30, 6:30 pm

Join us for this fun twist on a book club. Borrow a book, make a recipe, and share it at the club! This month, we're working with an ingredient theme! Bring any recipe that uses buttermilk as an ingredient. Please contact the library to let us know your recipe.
Shoreline Ringers
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 pm

Come and learn about the beautiful art of handbell ringing with the Shoreline Ringers. Enjoy a few performance pieces, plus some audience participation!
You can register for programs onlinevisit the Adult Reference Desk to register in person, or call (860) 828-7126 to register by phone.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library TEENS
Nutmeg Book Club
Wednesdays, September 4 & 25, 6:30 pm

Grades 4-6. Read, discuss, and vote for your favorite Nutmeg Award Nominees! Contact the library for a copy.
Drop-In Makerspace Hours
Thursday, September 12, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grades 4 and up. Drop in and explore our Makerspace! We have craft supplies, Keva Planks, Cubelets, video game systems (Switch, Xbox One, Wii), K'Nex, Board Games, Magformers, 3D Printing Pens and lots more! 

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library KIDS
It's Library Card Sign Up Month!

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends from Toy Story 4 want you to get a library card, so sign up for one today! Every child who registers for a new card (or renews an expired one) this month receives a special Toy Story bookmark and sticker!

Ongoing Fun in the Children's Department

Fall is in the air and Festival Season is in full swing! Celebrate 138 years of Berlin Fair History here at BPML! Check out books about your favorite Fall activities, foods, and animals and complete a Harvest Scavenger Hunt! Get creative with our Craft Cart art projects! This month features sunflowers, candy apples, and even the man in the moon!

Nutmeg Book Club
Wednesdays, September 4 & 25, 6:30 pm

Grades 4-6. Read, discuss, and vote for your favorite Nutmeg Award Nominees! Contact the library for a copy.
Drop-In Makerspace Hours
Thursday, September 12, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grades 4 and up. Drop in and explore our Makerspace! We have craft supplies, Keva Planks, Cubelets, video game systems (Switch, Xbox One, Wii), K'Nex, Board Games, Magformers, 3D Printing Pens and lots more! 
Silly Song Sing-Along with Edward Leonard
Monday, September 16, 10:30 am

All ages. An educational and creative program that allows children, accompanied by guitars, drums, and a grab bag full of musical surprises, to sing, dance and act silly!
Wiggles & Giggles Storytime
Tuesdays, September 17 & 24, 10:30 am

Ages birth to 2 years. Storytime for children ages birth to 2 years old and their caregivers that focuses on enriching your child’s life and supporting pre-literacy with nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and books. Program is followed by an open play and chat session. No registration is necessary.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Thursday, September 19, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All ages. Yarr! Bring your best Pirate talk and your imagination to the library for our celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day and enjoy some serious silliness in the children’s area! There'll be a Treasure Hunt and Pirate Crafts. No registration is necessary. 
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Fridays, September 20 & 27, 10:30 am

Ages birth to 4. A fun-filled, interactive program featuring simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movement. Program is followed by an open play period. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. No registration is required.
Makerspace: Shrinky Dinks!
Wednesday, September 25, 2:00–3:00 pm
Berlin Public Schools Early Release Day

We’ll draw or trace our designs onto shrink film, then pop them in a toaster oven and watch them transform! Turn your designs into pins, key chains and jewelry. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins September 18.

You can register for programs onlinevisit the Children's Reference Desk to register in person, or call (860) 828-7127 to register by phone.

Berlin Peck 
Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
Contact Us
860-828-7125 (main) 
860-828-7126 (reference) 
860-828-7127 (children's) 
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5 
Saturday 10-4
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