Subject: News and Events @ Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • October 2018 Newsletter 
Hello and happy autumn everyone!

We are "falling" into the season with a couple of fun fundraising events to supplement our programming budget. Due to the closure of the Friends Book Sale Room during elevator construction, we do not have sufficient funds to provide the level of programming that you have come to expect from us. 

To that end, we are planning a delicious "Dining for Dollars" event at Bertucci's Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington on Thursday, November 8. If you go there for lunch or dinner between 11:30am – 10:00pm, or even order carry-out, a percentage of the sale will be donated to the Library. Make sure you bring the flyer, show it on your phone, or even just mention it to your server to get the donation to us.

Bertucci's "Dining for Dollars" Flyer
Print, show on your phone, or mention to your server on Thursday, November 8th.
Up to 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the library!
Then, on Saturday, December 1st, put a dent in your holiday shopping list at our Baubles and Bling Sale! From 10am to 3pm, find beautiful bracelets, nifty necklaces, enticing earrings, and ravishing rings at bargain prices! Bring the kids to buy their gifts for mom, grandma and teachers. If you'd like to donate costume jewelry you no longer wear, we are accepting pieces through November 24. We sincerely appreciate your attendance at and support of these efforts to enable us to continue to bring you quality programs.

Finally, a new service we're rolling out mid-October – we'll be circulating mobile hotspots! They will be available on a 2-week loan and reservable, so you can plan to have it for your vacation. Learn more information on our website!

Enjoy this beautiful season!

Helen Malinka
Library Director
Sit & Knit
Thursday, October 4 & 18, 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 11 & 25, 1:00 pm

Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!

Movie Matinee
Tully (R)
Friday, October 5, 1:00 pm

The film is about Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn. Marlo's brother gives her a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant with the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Rated R. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Released 2018.
Stock Club
Tuesday, October 9, 1:30 pm

Join local investors to discuss stock market trends.

Did you know? Your Berlin-Peck Memorial Library card gives you free online access to Value Line investment research! Check out Value Line »
Waking Up Tired?
Could it be Sleep Apnea?

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm

Learn about Sleep Apnea with Dr. Brown, Chief Medical Officer of Kathy's Urgent Care in Berlin.  
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, October 10, 1:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of an illustrated biography by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Contact the library for a copy of the book. Discussion takes place at the Berlin Senior Center.
Mobile Electronic Devices 
and Your Child 
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 pm

Berlin Police Officer Catherine Griffin presents basic internet and phone safety, social media and messaging apps. This presentation is for grown-ups only, please.
Movie Matinee
Same Kind Of Different
As Me (PG-13)
Friday, October 12, 1:00 pm

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Released 2017.
One of Windsor
The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging
Saturday, October 13, 1:00 pm

Author Beth M. Caruso will discuss her book One of Windsor, a chilling story about Connecticut's first victim of the Connecticut witch trials. Books will be available for sale/signing after the event.
Author Joe Clifford
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm

Join Berlin native Joe Clifford as he discusses his latest works, Broken Ground and The One That Got Away (coming in December!) as well as the re-release of his 2013 book Junkie Love. Copies of his books will be available for purchase/signing.
Make & Take
Glittered Pumpkins
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm

Turn a plain pumpkin into something amazing! Please bring 1 foam pumpkin approximately 6 inches or smaller or 2-3 mini foam pumpkins. Registration is required.
Movie Matinee
Black Panther (PG-13)
Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Rated PG-13. 2 hour, 14 minutes. Released 2018.
Book Club
Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am

Join us in a discussion of Atonement by Ian McEwan. Please contact the library for a copy of this book.
Mount Everest
In Search of Snow Leopards and
Adventure at the Roof of the World
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Richard W. Benfield as he discusses his journey to Mount Everest's Sagarmatha National Park and the search for snow leopards there. 
Cookbook Club
Monday, October 22, 6:30 pm

Pick a recipe from this month's cookbook, Dinner Solved! by Katie Workman, make the dish on your own, then gather to eat and discuss! Registration is required. Contact the library for a copy of the book. 
NBSO String Quartet
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm

Join us for a mini-concert from the New Britain Symphony Orchestra.

Movie Matinee
A Quiet Place (PG-13)
Friday, October 26, 1:00 pm

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Released 2018.
Open Sew
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a day of sewing! Drop in any time and bring your hand sewing or your sewing machine and work on your projects while in the company of others. We will have an ironing station, a cutting station and power strips for you to use. 
Call (860) 828-7126 to register by phone.
Want more movies? Check out the library's streaming services!

hoopla — Popular feature films, documentaries, children's video, popular and classic TV.
OverDrive — Popular feature films, documentaries, and children's video.

Create a free RBdigital account to access:
IndieFlix — Thousands of award-winning indie films, documentaries, classic TV, and more.
Qello Concerts — Full-length concerts and documentaries from the 1920s to today's hottest artists.
AcornTV — World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
Great Courses — Video learning from some of the world's most engaging professors and experts.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • Teens
Makerspace Drop In Hours
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2:00 pm

For grades 4-12. Drop-in Thursday any time between 2:00 pm and 7:30 (October 18 between 2:00 and 5:00 pm) pm to explore our makerspace! 
JFF (Just For Fun) Club
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm

Recommended for grades 4-6. Come hang out with friends. We will provide games, crafts, and maker activities. Registration is strongly recommended.
Call (860) 828-7127 to register by phone.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • Kids
Read & Bead: Autumn Edition
October 1 through December 29

Grades K-5. Bring your Read & Bead necklace/keychain from summer back to the library and pick up an Autumn Challenge activity sheet to earn seasonal beads! If you are new to Read & Bead visit the Children's Desk for your necklace or keychain. 

Mobile Electronic Devices 
and Your Child 
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 pm

Berlin Police Officer Catherine Griffin presents basic internet and phone safety, social media and messaging apps. This presentation is for grown-ups only, please.
JFF (Just For Fun) Club
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm

Recommended for grades 4-6. Come hang out with friends. We will provide games, crafts, and maker activities. Registration is strongly recommended.
Halloween Cupcake Decorating
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 pm

Grades K+. Boo to you! Come decorate a spooky cupcake or two! Get a special Halloween airbrushed temporary tattoo with our tattoo machine, too! Space is limited, registration is required. 
Makerspace Family Drop In
Wednesday, October 24, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For families with children grades K+. Drop any time between 2 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Thursday, October 11, 6:00 pm

For ages 7-12. Outback Steakhouse is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest with our library. Donated pumpkins and decorating supplies will be available at the library for teams of kids to decorate. After our decorating night, pumpkins will be on display at Outback for guests to vote on. The winner will be chosen on Halloween (10/31).
If you would like to bring anything special for decorating your pumpkin, please do! We will have the basics. Registration is required and begins September 27th.
Call (860) 828-7127 to register by phone.
Busy Bumble Bees
Mondays, October 1, 22, & 29, 10:30 am

Recommended for ages birth to 3. Help your child work their wiggles out in this lively storytime that includes early literacy fun with stories, songs, and action rhymes. The program will be followed by an open play session. No registration required.
All About Teeth Storytime
Monday, October 15, 10:30 am

Recommended for ages 2+. A hygienist from Dr. C. Scott Buonanno's office will be joining us to teach us about our teeth and read us a story. No registration is required.
PJ Storytime
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

Recommended for ages birth to five. Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for this storytime. Join us for an upbeat time with the family! We'll share an interactive song and a very short book. Brief playtime follows. No registration required.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Friday, October 5 & 26, 10:30 am

Ages birth-preschool. Help your child develop early literacy skills while having a great time! This program combines music, movement, nursery rhymes, instruments, and books. The program will be followed by an open play session. No registration required.
—Library Services—
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
Berlin-Peck cardholders have free access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, children's materials, magazines, movies, and more—at home, or on a smartphone or tablet. Start downloading today »

Online resources.
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Homebound delivery service.
Berlin-Peck offers volunteer delivery services to patrons who are homebound (temporarily or permanently) because of illness, disability, or advanced age. To be eligible for our Homebound Service, patrons must be Berlin residents and must have a current Berlin-Peck Library card. Register online, give us a call at (860) 828-7126, or email us at
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Reserve and print museum passes online!
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These passes are made possible by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
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234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
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