Subject: September 2015 Newsletter

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
September 2015 Newsletter
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!  
Has your card expired?  Do you know someone who has never had a library card?  Did you know library cards are free to all town residents- even babies?  Celebrate all that the library has to offer! Stop in and get your new library card today. 
Children's Events
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 yrs) Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10:30 AM

Mother Goose Storytime (birth -5) Fridays, September 4, 11, 25 @ 10:30 AM

Circle of Friends Music: Twirlin' in Berlin: Wednesday, September 9 @ 10:30 AM
Join Miss Felice of Circle of Friends Music/Music Together for a rollicking program of musical fun for children from birth to preschool and their caregivers. 
Make & Take: Minion Madness: Wednesday, September 16 @ 2 PM  (Early Dismissal Day) Make & Take Minion crafts, while supplies last. Geared to children in grades K and up. 
Bibliopop: Thursday, September 17 @ 10:30 AM
Are you ready to shake your sillies out? Join us for a story followed by some energetic dancing, singing and playing! For all ages (geared to toddlers and preschoolers). 
Lego Zone (gr K+) Saturday, September 26 @ 1 PM
What will you build? Bricks provided. For children in grades K and up; younger children permitted with adult supervision. 
Teen Events
Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Agenda TBA. Snacks provided. Registration is appreciated. For those entering grades 6 and up.  
Adult Events
Visit our events calendar for detailed listings, times and registration info.
Sit & Knit: Thursdays, September 3 & 17 @ 6 PM & September 10 @ 1:30 PM
Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company.  

Book Club: Tuesday, September 8 @ 7 PM
Join us in discussing Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. All welcome. 
Travelogue: Mongolia: Tuesday, September 15 @ 6:30 PM
Marian Amodeo, Director of the Hamden Public Library, will share with her audience one of her latest travel adventures- Mongolia, the Land of the Big Sky. Join her for this unique photo presentation and learn about the Mongolian culture. Registration.
Senior Center Book Club: Wednesday, September 16 @ 1:30 PM
Join us at the Berlin Senior Center for a discussion of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Registration.
Amazon Echo: Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:30 PM
Join us for a demonstration of Amazon's newest product: the physical voice assistant Echo. Watch the Echo as it responds to voice commands and get a chance to interact with it yourself! Registration.
Gardening Programs
Tomato Tasting Party: Thursday, September 10 @ 6:30 PM
Did you race to harvest the first tomato on your block? Can’t wait for that first tomato to ripen on the vine?  Seeds will be saved from the tomatoes brought in for the event and added to our new seed library, which will be opening January 2016. Please bring 2 or 3 tomatoes of each variety to be tasted. Tomatoes will be cut up and sampled.  Didn't grow any tomatoes this year? No problem, you're still welcome to join us!  Information on the upcoming seed library will also be provided during the event.  Registration.
Introduction to Sustainable Nutrient Dense Gardening Techniques: Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm
A presentation by The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition ( on sustainable gardening. How does one grow nutrient dense foods, measure the nutrient density of fruits and vegetables? Are your present gardening practices enhancing the soil your plants grow in year after year? Registration.
Friday Movie Matinees 

September 11@ 1 PM: Where Hope Grows  Rated PG-13

September 25 @ 1 PM: Age of Adaline  Rated PG-13

Streaming Movies
Did you know you can stream videos for free with your Berlin library card? 
Indieflix is a streaming movie service with unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. 
Overdrive also offers hundreds of free streaming titles ranging from animated movies to documentaries to feature films.
Click the above links to access these services.  Contact the reference desk if you need further assistance.  We are here to help!
Did you know?
We offer free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more for Berlin library cardholders. Click here for instructions.

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

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with our happenings!

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.

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 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.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library / 234 Kensington Rd. / Berlin, CT 06037 
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 for Labor Day Weekend: September 5th-7th
Town of Berlin, 234 Kensington Rd, Berlin, CT 06037, United States
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