Subject: May 2016 Newsletter

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
May 2016
Less Stressed, Less Depressed, Less in Pain: the Power of Mindfulness: Monday, May 2 @ 6:30 pm
Presenter Stephen Cuddy teaches a workshop on mindfulness, a mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment. Certified in several areas by the National Association of Mental Illness, Cuddy works with veterans and others at Pratt & Whitney and with many groups in the region to promote healthy lifestyle habits. Register.
Lou Gehrig Story: Thursday, May 5 @ 6:30 pm
The story of Lou Gehrig’s outstanding career and personal life will be told in detail by Carol Birch, a National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner. Register.  Sponsored by Myrna Pauloz Berlin Senior Center Fund and the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Register.

Children's Events
For more information on our events, please visit our online calendar.

Walkers & Wigglers (for ages 18-36 months) Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 10:30 am
Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months) Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30 am
Bookworms (ages 3-5) Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose on the Loose (birth-preschool) Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10:30 am
Sleepytime Storytime (geared towards children 3+) Tuesday, May 17 @ 6:30 pm
Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers) Tuesday, May 24 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing!

Nutmeg Release Party (suggested grade: 3+)
Tuesday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Nutmeg time is here! Those who’ve read and reviewed 5 out of 10 of the 2016 Nutmeg titles are welcome to join us for dinner, trivia, and of course a first look at the 2017 Nutmeg titles. Registration required. 

Minecrafters: Wednesday, May 11 @ 2 pm (grades 2-12)
The library now has a Minecraft server! Visit the Children's Dept. and fill out a form to be granted access (whitelisted) to play at home or at library meetings. Registration is required. More details here.
Chapter Chat: Thursday, May 12 @ 6:30 pm
A new book club for elementary school readers.
You read the book at home and then join us for a lively discussion and craft based on the book. There are no wrong answers in Chapter Chat, just fun!
Copies are available at the Children’s Reference desk. Registration Required.

Lego Construction Zone: Saturday, May 14 @ 1 pm
What will you build? Bricks provided.
For grades K and up (younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver).
Teen Events
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:30 pm. 
Unleash your creativity, channel your inner child, & relieve stress by joining us in a world of color! We’ll provide colored pencils and coloring pages galore, plus iPads with Color Therapy installed (a really fun digital coloring app). We may also bring out our Wii and Xbox One. For students in grades 6 and up. Please register by calling (860) 828-7127 or register online. Snacks provided!

Minecraft Program: Wednesday, May 11 @ 2 pm.  Registration required.  Details here.
Adult Events
Coloring for Adults: Wednesday, May 4 @ 1:30 pm AND Monday, May 23 @ 6:30 pm
Coloring pages & writing utensils provided. Register here.

Sit & Knit: Thursdays, May 5 & 19 @ 6 pm AND May 12 & 26 @ 1 pm
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company. 

Writing Group: Saturday, May 7 @ 1 pm 
Do you enjoy writing? Interested in getting together with fellow writers for feedback? Join The Berlin-Peck Writers' Group!
Senior Storytelling: Monday, May 9 @ 1 pm
Spend an hour turning one of your memories into a piece fit for the stage. Details & registration here.

Stock Club: Tuesday, May 10 @ 1:30 pm
Discuss trends and ideas with local investors. No registration.
Peace Corps: Make a Difference: Tuesday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm
Peace Corps volunteer, Kathy Fidler, will discuss her service as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Philippines, and provide information on opportunities available to get involved. Register.

Book Club: Tuesday, May 10 @ 7 pm
Join us for a discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.

You Wrote a Book, Now What? Monday, May 16 @ 6:30
Have you written something you would like to see published, but don't know where to start? Gain an insider's view of book publishing with literary agent, Jan L. Kardys. She will cover everything from developing a concept, to editing to finding a literary agent and much more. Register.
Riverboat Ramblers: Wednesday, May 18 @ 7 pm
Join us in the Community Center (lower level) for a fun musical event. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

Memory Care Series
Are you caring for someone with dementia? Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us at the library for this 5 week educational program:

Week One: Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:30 pm- Overview of Dementia.
Week Two: Tuesday, May 31st @ 6:30 pm- Basics of good communications and understanding behaviors.
Week Three: Tuesday, June 7th@ 6:30 pm- Safety in the environment and how to structure a day with activities.
Week Four: Tuesday, June 14th @ 6:30 pm- Taking care of the caregiver and care options.
Week Five: Wednesday, June 22nd @ 6:30 pm- Legal and financial issues.

Contact the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging to register: 1-877-424-4641. Sponsored by Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, Berlin Senior Center & Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.  Programs will be held at the library.

Friday Matinees
The 33: Friday, May 6 @ 1 pm  (Rated PG-13) No registration.

Learning to Drive: Friday, May 13 @ 1 pm (Rated PG-13) No registration.

Tea with Mussolini: Friday, May 20 @ 1 pm (Rated PG) No registration.

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

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.

We offer free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies for Berlin library cardholders. Click here for instructions.

Book a Librarian!  Do you need some one-on-one help? Personalized service is just a phone call away. 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 Regular 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.
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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, Monday, May 30th (open Sat. 5/29)

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