Subject: October @ The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Discover. Connect. Inspire.
October 2016 Newsletter
Director's notes...
Hello everyone and Happy Fall!

Besides all of the diverse entertaining and educational programming we have coming up this month, I am proud to announce that we have been approved by the US Government to become a Passport Acceptance Facility! Beginning the first week of November, you will be able to apply for a new passport or renew one here at the library. As of this writing, we are still working out final details, and will post them very soon.

To kick off this new service, on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 3:30pm, we will host a Passport Day Event in conjunction with the regional passport office. During these hours, you may bring in your required documents and apply for a U.S. passport on site.

The library’s Lincoln Center screening of the NY Philharmonic Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma was simply glorious! Hopefully you can come on Sunday, October 16 at 2pm when our program will feature Latin Beat!

As always, any feedback or suggestions can be sent to me at

Hope to see you soon!

Helen Malinka


VNA Flu Shot Clinic @ the library
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:00-2:30 pm
The Berlin VNA will hold a Flu Clinic open to Berlin residents and town employees over the age of 18. Traditional Medicare, Aetna, Connecticare, Cigna and Blue Cross will be accepted. If no insurance: $25 cash or check. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
Click here for more info.

Children's Events

For more information on our events, please visit our online calendar.
Walkers & Wigglers (18-36 months)
Monday, October 3 &31 @ 10:30 am

Peek-a-Baby (birth-18 months)
Wednesday, October 5 & 12 @ 10:30 am

Bookworms (ages 3-5)
Thursday, October 6 & 13 @ 2:00 pm

Sleepytime Stories (geared towards children 3+)
Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30 pm

Bibliobop (toddlers & preschoolers)
Tuesday, October 18 @ 10:30 am
Minecrafters! (grades 2-12)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:00-7:30 pm
The library has a Minecraft server (you must own the PC or Mac version of Minecraft). Join other super-fans to show off your build skills, trade ideas and work as a team. There will be prize drawings of Minecraft items and refreshments will be served. Bring your own laptop if you can; the library will supply 3 laptops with Minecraft installed (first-come, first-served). Registration is required.
Click here for more info and to register.

Reptile Program with Hungerford Park
(ages 3+)

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2:00 pm

Berlin Early Release Day
Join us at the library for Hungerford Park's reptile program to learn interesting facts about reptiles and to meet some of these fascinating animals up-close. Registration is required.
Click here for more info and to register.
Rock the Block: Lego (grades K+)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:00-2:30 pm
We provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination! For grades K and up (younger children welcome with an adult caregiver). 
Chapter Chat
Book Club

Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 pm
A new book club for elementary school readers. This month we will be reading Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us. 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.
Click here for more info and to register.
Nutmeg Book Review (grades 3+)
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 PM
The 2017 Nutmeg Nominees are here! Join us as we talk about whether or not each nominee has what it takes to be this year's winner. No right or wrong answers, just bring your opinions!  This month we will be reading The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. Registration is required.
Click here for more info and to register.
Teen Events
Minecrafters! (grades 2-12)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:00-7:30 pm
Adult Events
A Stroll Through Italy
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 pm
Experience Italy through photographs and stories portrayed in a lively and engaging manner.  Click here for more info and to register.
Planning for Long-Term Care with Attorney Paul Czepiga
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 pm
Learn how to plan ahead to protect your hard-earned assets.
Click here for more info and to register.
Holistic Approaches to Menopause or PCOS
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 pm
This program will discuss how to help women successfully navigate the lifestyle and hormonal changes encountered during menopause or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Click here for more info and to register.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
An American Story
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm
This presentation by the Mark Twain House and Museum reaffirms the importance of Mark Twain's masterpiece by placing it within the context of the larger history of race relations in America, from slavery to modern Civil Rights Movement. 
Click here for more info and to register.
Coloring for Adults
Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a relaxing night out. We'll supply the coloring pages and writing utensils.
Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. 
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of the book, In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume. Please contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.  This discussion takes place at the Berlin Senior Center, 33 Colonial Drive.
A Day in the Life of a Baseball G.M.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pm
Join us when Patrick Day, general manager of the New Britain Bees, talks about his experiences putting together professional baseball teams. Day is the 2015 Atlantic League Executive of the Year. He'll share the challenges and amusing stories of a day-in-a-life of a minor league baseball administrator. He'll also touch on the state of baseball and recent rule changes. Click here for more info and to register.
Passport Acceptance Event
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-3:30 pm

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is now a Passport Acceptance Facility! Apply for your U.S. passport at the library with a certified agent. Make an appointment by emailing Walk-ins are also welcome. Make sure you have all you necessary documents and payments! Click here for more info on what to bring.
Sit & Knit
Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company! Every Thursday in October.  Check the library calendar for times.
Coming up in November...
New Britain Symphony Orchestra: Beatles String Quartet
Wednesday, November 2 @ 6:30 pm
Click for info and to register.

Connecticut Ballet Presentation
Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:30 pm
Click for info and to register.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss
Saturday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Click for info

Lincoln Center Screening- Sinatra: Voice for a Century
Sunday, November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Movie Matinees
Friday Matinees @ 1pm
Hello, My Name is Doris (Rated R)
Friday, Oct. 7, 1:00 pm
A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker, with the help of her best friend's granddaughter. Starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield.
Trumbo (Rated R)
Friday, Oct. 21, 1:00 pm
 In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Starring Brian Cranston and Diane Lane.
Berlin-Peck patrons can access additional movies for FREE online streaming through InstantFlix.
Browse by genre, or check out film festival winners!
Sunday Lincoln Center Screenings @ 2pm
Latin Beat
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2:00 pm
Alexander Wu and the ZigZag Quartet take audiences of all ages on a journey across Latin culture to find the threads of salsa, samba, tango, and meringue throughout classical, jazz, and modern musical compositions. Latin influences abound if you listen carefully, and top tango dancers Carolina Jaurena and Diego Blanco bring Argentine music to life with their smooth moves. No registration required. Click here for more info.
Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation. Metlife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. © 2016
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