Library announces summer programs for July


The Southington Library has announced a number of summer programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’

Here are some upcoming events:

DAUGHTERS, DADS, AND THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF: TALES FROM ITALIAN AMERICA. Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Donna H. DiCello, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Antioch University New England , will speak about their book, “Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America.”

The pair will discuss their book and the journey to reconciliation after the loss of a father. The stories, offer glimpses into the many aspects of the father/daughter relationship that are warm and nurturing, sometimes complicated and conflicted, and always solid and enduring.

Three major themes encompass their book: the strong connections between daughters and dads throughout life, the process of grief and loss and the impact of Italian American culture on such relationships and loss.

The interwoven narratives are important to hear for daughters who have lost their dads as well as dads who love their daughters and also daughters whose fathers are alive and well.

GET IN THE GAME, READ! A 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program open to Southington Library card holders ages 18 and older. Participants commit to reading at least one book over the eight-week summer. Pick up entry forms at the display by the Reference/Information desk. Participants complete an entry form for each book read or listened to that will be entered in a weekly drawing for: gift cards, Southington Library and Museum book bags, or 1 year memberships to the Friends of the Southington Library. A final drawing for a Kindle and Amazon gift card will be held on Aug. 24.

CELEBRATE 80 YEARS OF MONOPOLY. A 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program open to Southington Library card holders ages 18 and older. Eighty SLMonopoly paper money entry forms have been inserted into randomly selected library books. When found, participants can enter in the ‘Community Chest’ at the Reference/Information Desk. One entry per person. A drawing will be held for gifts, including: a Monopoly 80th Anniversary edition game, the book Monopoly Strategy: How to Win, Southingtonopoly board game created by Southington Rotary (available in September), and a gift card to a local eatery.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Open Southington children of all ages. Children who report their summer reading may enter a drawing to win an iPad mini.  One iPad mini will be awarded for the Children’s Summer Reading Program and one for the Tween Summer Reading Program. Children may also register to ride the Roaming Railroad, take part in Robotics classes, rock and read with Pete the Cat, paint a mural in the library, and so much more. Tweens who join Summer Reading will once again receive a free book from the Southington Middle School Summer Reading List.  They also have the chance to take part in Art: Human vs. Machine, where they will test their artistic skills against a painting robot and a 3D printer. Stop by the Children’s Services Desk to join and receive a calendar of events.

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