Library events in April

Photo by David Castillo-Dominici

Photo by David Castillo-Dominici

The Southington Public Library has announced the following events in April. If pre-registration is indicated, visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on the calendar or contact the reference/ information desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5. unless otherwise indicated.

American Girl Book Club (children). Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Children ages 7 to 10 will explore and travel back in time with an “American Girl” by reading her story, discussing it, and creating an art project. Spaces are available for April’s discussion about “Kirsten Learns a Lesson” by Janet Shaw. Please visit the Children’s Services department to register for this class.

Finding the Poet in You, Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The library celebrates National Poetry Month with award-winning poet and educator, Pat Mottola returning to lead a second poetry workshop sponsored by the Southington Arts Council. Take the opportunity to learn how emotion is recreated on the page; to explore famous poets and poems; and to examine the craft of writing. According to Pat, “Writing allows you to be whoever you want to be, absorb the world around you and turn it into poetry!” Registration is required.

Once Upon A Storytime (children). Saturdays, April 18, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20 at 3:30 p.m. Join Miss Molly at “Once Upon a Storytime,” a drop-in Saturday program full of music, movement. and marvelous stories for children of all ages and their favorite adult. No registration.

Forgetting names and keys? Is this normal aging or dementia? Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. or Friday April 24th at 10 a.m. We all have ‘senior’ moments. At what point should we worry? Come learn about brain health, brain aging, and brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Sign up for a free memory screening. This free seminar given by the Alzheimer’s Resource Center to Southington residents is funded by a grant from the Barnes Memorial Trust. Registration is required.

Helping teens to find jobs. Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. John Sperduti, a counselor with Southington Youth Services, will offer tips and answer questions about filling out a job application and making a good impression during a job interview. The program will be held in the Southington Library meeting room. Registration is required.

Free Comic Book Day. Saturday, May 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Drop-in Program for All Ages. Look over there! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s Free Comic Book Day! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the Southington Public Library to meet-and-greet your favorite heroes, take a picture, snag a free comic book, and much more. No registration.

Do you love someone with dementia? Caring for the Caregiver. Tuesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Is your life affected by someone living with dementia? Family members and friends can easily become overwhelmed in their new role as “care-giver.” The Alzheimer’s Resource Center will explore the struggles and hopes for dementia caregiving and focus on ways to support well-being. The free resources available including classes, support groups, coaching, and counseling services will be highlighted for Southington residents through a grant from the Barnes Memorial Trust. Registration is required.

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