The Southington Public Library has announced the following programs for June. If registration is required, contact the Reference/Information Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit the library’s website at www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on “Calendar.”
MINDFUL MEDITATION—HOW TO BEGIN. Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southington Library program room. Bill Lynch, a meditation leader, returns to the library to conduct mindful meditation, a program designed to alleviate psychological stress. Mindful meditation has been shown to quell anxiety symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder, a condition marked by hard-to-control worries, poor sleep, and irritability. Lynch has trained at Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne, Mass. and received his certification from Transformation Meditation. He currently leads meditation sessions at Bloom Yoga and the Southington-Cheshire YMCA. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring a yoga mat or thick towel for your use. Registration is required.
SUMMER NIGHT WRITERS. Wednesdays, June 3 to June 24, 6:30 p.m. Attendance at each writing workshop is encouraged but not required. Each workshop will focus on a different form of writing, including poetry (June 3), non-fiction (June 10), fiction (June 17), and the last opportunity to get feedback on writing samples (June 24). Angelica Beerbaum, a recent honor graduate from the University of Hartford, will lead the workshop. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. She has completed an honors thesis which analyzes the significance of gender in the character development of some of her own fictional work, as well as work from other writers. Registration is required.
T.A.G.–YOU’RE IT! Thursday, June 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Southington Library meeting room. Are you a teen in grades 7-12? Are you aged 13 to 18? The Southington Library wants to hear from you. Become a member of T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group) to share ideas about fun activities, new materials, and redesigns to make the Southington Library the go-to place for teens. Registration is required. Contact Teen Librarian Julie Rio at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE LOST TRIBES CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, CHRISTINE TAYLOR-BUTLER. Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Christine Taylor-Butler, the author of “The Lost Tribes,” will bring her new adventure story to life for children ages 9-12. Children will participate in hands-on experiments and fun activities that relate to the world of science and puzzles presented in the opening book in her science fiction series. In person registration is required to attend this program. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6506.
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? GET THE FACTS. Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Part of the Healthy Living Series at the Library, Dr. Subramani Seetharama a physician with Hartford HealthCare Network will offer information about concussions and the services available to provide proper care of injured young people. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms can show up right after the injury but may not be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. Dr. Seetharama is a physiatrist with over 30 years of experience in physical medicine. He is Chief of the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Hartford Hospital and is also Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network. Dr. Seetharama is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and sports medicine. Registration is required.
THE SMOOTHIES OF SUMMER. Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 pm. Learn delicious ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables to make tasty, nutritional smoothies for those sunny, summer days. The event includes delicious samples and recipes for nutritious smoothies from Kailee Conrad, a registered dietitian from the Southington ShopRite. Registration is required.