The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’
Here are some upcoming events:
The Gallery at the Southington Library presents Bruce Zaiko. The September exhibit features acrylic works by Southington resident Bruce Zaiko, a retired carpenter born in New Britain. Zaiko is a self-taught artist who has been painting landscapes primarily for over ten years as a hobby. Visitors to The Gallery will recognize many of the locations depicted in Bruce’s paintings such as Hubbard Park, the Connecticut River and peaceful road side areas along our back roads. Visit The Gallery at the Library while the exhibit is on display during the normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Italycious with Enzo Boscarino. Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., in the library café. Co-sponsored by the Southington UNICO Club and Sons of Italy. Registration is required. Enzo Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, Italy, will serenade the audience with Italian songs and world music. He will perform the songs in their original languages, with musical styles ranging from folk to romantic, classical to rock. Light refreshments will be served.
Meet and Greet Southington Native Linda Massucci, author of “Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine.” Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. at the author’s table in the Reference area. Linda Massucci captures the heart of family values in “Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine” by Helping Hands Press. The flashbacks throughout the story will find the reader laughing and reflecting about their own family memories and adventures as a child. The bond between the main characters, Elizabeth and Grandpa Frank, will have readers wanting to be a part of their special relationship.
- Freedom to Read. Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., in the Café at the library café. No registration required. Southington notables, including Town Manager Garry Brumback, Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, Town Attorney Mark Sciota, and representatives from the Literacy Volunteers as well as, educators, Library staff and Board of Directors, and others will read selections from their favorite banned or challenged books as part of Banned Books Week. Light refreshments will be available.
- Life Reimagined Checkup Session workshop. Friday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. Registration is required. Reimaging your life can mean new passions to pursue, work that’s rewarding, great people to connect with and a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. This session offers a personalized and thought-provoking approach to help you navigate the next phase of your life.
- Road to Livability workshop. Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. This interactive AARP presentation examines “What You Have” vs. “What You Need” when it comes to your home, car, and community. This program is of interest for the whole family; participants will gain an understanding of the tools and resources available to create a home where you can live in comfort and safety, no matter what your stage of life.
- Fraud Watch Network: The Con Artist Playbook workshop. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. Registration is required. Take a look at the psychology behind identity theft, fraud and scams with AARP. Through actual footage, insights, and advice, you will walk away armed with the tools you need to keep yourself and your family safe.
- 50+ Job Seeker: Tips and Tools workshop. Thursday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m. Registration is required. This workshop will take a look at the many job seeker resources available through AARP and other Connecticut organizations. 50+ job seekers will review the essentials they must consider to enter the job market, such as resume updates, job training and preparing for an interview in addition to employer access needed to get back into the workforce.