Subject: May 2015 Newsletter

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 2015 Newsletter
Do you love all things Downton Abbey? Join us on Tuesday, May 12th @ 6:30 for Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change. More details here.

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.

Toddle Time (ages 18-36 months) May 4, 11, 18 @ 10:30 (Mondays)

Independent Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 years) May 5, 12, 19 @ 10:30 (Tuesdays)

Babygarten (birth to 18 months) May 6, 13, 20 @ 10:30 (Wednesdays) 

Mother Goose on the Loose (ages birth to preschool) May 8, 15, 22 @ 10:30 (Fridays)

Play for All (all ages) Saturday, May 9 @ 10:30

Evening Family Storytime: Wednesday, May 13 @ 6:30

Early Dismissal Movie (Strange Magic) Wednesday, May 20 @ 2 PM
A madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Feel free to bring in a comfy seat and snacks. Rated PG. All Ages.

Lego Construction Zone (grades K and up) Saturday, May 23 @ 2 PM
Other Programs
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Senior Center Book Club (Round House by Erdrich) Wednesday, May 6 @ 1:30
Wildlife Rehabilitation: Wednesday, May 6 @ 6:30
A look at what it takes to care for wildlife and what you need to know if you find an animal that might need help. Join us as we learn about native CT wildlife and what to do if you find an animal you think might need help. Presented by Hungerford Park Museum staff. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Call to register.

Sit & Knit: May 7, 14, 21 (Thursdays)

Investor’s Group: Tuesday, May 12 @ 1:30

Friday Movie Matinee
(showing Wild starring Reese Witherspoon) May 15 @ 1 PM
Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive: Saturday, May 16
Drop in between 10 AM and 3 PM in the library meeting room. Registration requires paperwork & a cheek swab sample. Most donations, if you later match a patient, are done through an automated blood donation. To register you must be between the ages of 18-44, in generally good health and willing to donate to any patient in need. No registration.

Book Discussion (Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Zevin ) Tuesday, May 19 @ 7 PM

Foster Care Awareness: Wednesday, May 20 from 1-3 PM
A representative from The Wheeler Clinic will be here to provide information and answer questions.
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:30
We'll be decorating cupcakes and cookies at this meeting...bring your appetites! Registration is appreciated so we know how many cupcakes and cookies to bake. For questions and registration contact Jennifer Needham at (860) 828-7117 or

Tips for Homebuyers: Wednesday, May 27 @ 6 PM
Co-sponsored by the Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). Learn what to know before searching, how to work effectively with your real estate agent, what you will need to apply for a loan and what financing options may be available. Contact the library to reserve a seat.
Coming in June
New Britain Symphony Orchestra- outdoor Dixieland concert: Tuesday, June 2nd

Health Literacy- learn the best ways to research health topics online: Thursday, June 4th
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
Saturday, May 9th from 8:30-11:30 AM
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 Memorial Day, May 25
Town of Berlin, 234 Kensington Rd, Berlin, CT 06037, United States
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