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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • March 2024 Newsletter

Library Director's Message

Dear Library Patrons,

As we welcome the arrival of March (and hopefully some sunny days), I’m excited to say that we have a full month of fun and engaging activities planned! I would like to use this space each month to share announcements and updates on new library services and initiatives. Firstly, I am so happy to announce that Anne Henriques has been promoted to Head of Adult Services. Many of you know Anne through her Make and Take classes and her Courageous Conversations series. Anne’s creativity and dedication to the Berlin community make her the perfect fit for this role!

Next, I’d like to share a new database available to all Berlin-Peck cardholders: Craft and Hobby. This platform offers on-demand instructional videos spanning 22 different creative categories (ex: knitting, photography, fitness, painting, etc.) allowing users to learn new hobbies or improve skills in an existing area. We’d love you to try it out and let us know what you think!

As always, I welcome your feedback and encourage you to stop by to say hello, contact me to schedule a personal library tour or send me an email at

Thank you for being part of our vibrant library community!


Carrie Tyszka, Library Director

Closed for Good Friday

Friday, March 29

The library will be closed for Good Friday!

See our booklists at

Sit & Knit

Thursday, March 7 + 21, 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 14 + 28, 1:00 pm

We are a friendly and welcoming group of all skill levels from beginner to advanced. It’s a great opportunity to trade knitting tips and tricks and to socialize and make new friends—so come on down and join us for a fun and creative time!

Friday Movie Matinees

Friday, March 1, 15, 22, 1:00 pm

Please register for each movie you'd like to attend. See all upcoming movies.

Houseplant Help

Saturday, March 2, 1:00 pm


Bring a problem houseplant (or detailed pictures of one) for a one-on-one session with Stephanie Lutz from Fair Weather Growers.

Plant Swap

Saturday, March 2, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Swap your extra garden or houseplants, cuttings, seedlings, or seeds with your fellow plant lovers. This is a drop-in event. No registration required!

Book Tasting

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 pm


Looking for a new book to read? Expand your reading palate with a book tasting!

Mending Circle

Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 am

Join Jennifer Duff of Wildwood Mending for a mending circle, where we’ll share skills, knowledge, and resources to fix things that might otherwise be thrown away.

Success With Hydrangeas

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm


Learn all about hydrangeas, including their proper care, and the hardy cultivars that perform well despite over-enthusiastic pruning, wildlife, and finicky weather. You’ll leave this talk never again having to ask the question, “Why doesn’t my hydrangea bloom?” Sponsored by Kensington Garden Club.

Poetry Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm


Join poet and master teaching artist Victoria Nordlund to craft poems in response to artwork created by local community members.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monday, March 18, 1:00 pm


Join us to share practical information, feelings, needs and concerns. This group meets monthly as a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia.

English Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 20, 2:00 pm


Join us to practice your English in a comfortable group setting.

Raptors are the Solution

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm

Join Gary Menin from the Massachusetts chapter of the organization Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) for an informative presentation on the catastrophic effects of rodenticides on owls, hawks, falcons, eagles, and other birds of prey.

Make and Take: Upcycled Tin Can Planters

Thursday, March 21, 6:00 pm


Get ready for spring and turn trash into treasure. This craft takes place over two weeks. Week 2 is optional, but you MUST register and attend Week 1 before attending Week 2.

Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk Race

Saturday, March 23, 10:30 am


We’re joining with members of the Berlin Equity Action Team to present this conversation about racism, white privilege, prejudice and bias using the successful Let’s Talk Race curriculum created by the Richland Library in Columbia, SC.

Cookbook Club

Monday, March 25, 6:30 pm

This month’s cookbook is Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten.

Copies of the cookbook are available at the Adult Reference Desk. To participate, please register and let us know which dish you will bring. You can register first, call or email us your dish later. Then bring in your dish for a fun potluck!

You do not need to be an experienced cook, just an enthusiastic one!

Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Help

Monday, March 25, 5:30 pm / 6:30 pm / 7:00 pm


Sign up to receive free one-on-one legal advice, including landlord/tenant, immigration law, family law, employment, consumer rights, and personal injury.

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 pm

Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of The Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club by Julia Bryan Thomas. Contact the library for a copy of the book.

Dog Behavior: Your Dog’s Reactivity and the Tools You Can Use

Monday, April 1, 6:30 pm

John Jalbert gives you the tools you need to understand and manage your dog’s behavior!

🐶 This program is for humans only. Please leave pets at home.

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