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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • July 2022 Newsletter

Library Director's Message


Summer days are full of possibilities! Which is exactly what makes them so enchanting. Maybe you’ve reserved some time at home just for yourself and your family. Or perhaps your calendar is packed with vacation plans, summer gatherings, bucket list items, or you're looking for things to do. Whatever kind of summer you have planned, the library has something for you!

Want to learn a new language? Mango provides lessons in more than 60 languages. Ready to bake a cake, but need a special pan? We’ve got more than 25 specialty pans to choose from. Want to try your hand at a new hobby? Creativebug offers textile arts, flower arranging, photography, and calligraphy among many other crafts. Hosting a summer gathering, but you don’t have yard games to entertain your guests? We’ve got you covered. In addition to corn hole and other lawn games, we have a pickleball kit (rackets & balls) and a giant Jenga! Want to turn your home into a calming oasis? Well, that one’s a little harder, but you can download New Age music for relaxing and sleeping using the Hoopla App (and many other musical genres, too!) And while you’re there you can watch certain Acorn TV Series or use the Hoopla Binge Pass to access The Great Courses on your smart phone or device. All you need is a library card. Scroll down for a listing of our upcoming events – just register and make a note on your calendar. We hope to see you soon!

July also represents a fresh new fiscal year at the library and we look forward to updated technology in the form of new public computers coming this year. The price of printing color copies will drop to $.25 and we’re getting an additional printer and scanner for public use. And that’s just the beginning. We have lots in store for you in the coming year – new programs, partnerships, and possibilities. Enjoy these summer days!


Kim McNally

Library Director

Closed for Independence Day

Saturday, July 2

Monday, July 4

The Library will be closed in celebration of Independence Day.

Sit & Knit

Thursday, July 7, 21, 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 14, 28, 1:00 pm

Join us for a relaxing session of knitting and good company.

Friday Movie Matinees

Friday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1:00 pm


With chairs spaced further apart, our movie room isn’t able to fit as many people as it could before the pandemic. We don’t want you to worry about whether or not you can get a seat—so for now, we are requiring registration.

Please register for each movie you'd like to attend.

Showing of PBS Documentary

My Garden of a Thousand Bees

Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary following wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn, who set out to record all the bees he could find in his tiny English garden.

Spice It Up! Pico Fruta

While supplies last—place your hold ASAP!

Pickup begins Wednesday, July 13

Try out a new spice (or herb) each month! This month's kit includes a sample of pico fruta seasoning mix, information sheets, and a few recipes to try.

Make & Take: DIY Dog Toys

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 pm

Learn how to create 2 types of dog toys. You may keep your finished creations for a special pup in your life or leave them with us for donation to the Friends of Berlin Animal Control. Please bring an old t-shirt. All other supplies will be provided.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am

Join us for a discussion of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb. Please contact the library for a copy of the book.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monday, July 18, 1:00 pm -Online-

A safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia. Join us to share practical information, feelings, needs and concerns. Sponsored and hosted by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP to Patty O’Brian: 203-859-1992.

Kitchen Secrets with Carbone’s Prime

Wednesday, July 20, 3:00 pm -Online-

Get a rare behind-the-scenes look inside Carbone’s Prime new food truck and a personal cooking lesson with Chef Matt and Paul.

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