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:
- Students of Photography 2015. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 31 at the Gallery at the Library. Six local photographers who were involved in the library’s winter photography workshop series will be featured, including Ruxandra Iliescu, Lynda Mazur, Kathy Sokolowski, Andrew Zygmunt, and Su Zygmunt. Jennifer Piccirillo, a Meriden photographer and educator who lead the workshops also has her work in the exhibit. The photographs on exhibit show examples of the basics of photo framing, the rule of thirds, and positioning yourself to take the best photo.
- Pixels & Pencils. Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Children ages 7-10 will have the chance to create art with a MaKey MaKey.
- Oh Snap! It’s Electric! Monday, Oct. 26, 7:15 p.m. Children ages 8-12 will build with electrical circuits.
- Mangled Messes with Miss Molly. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:15 p.m. Children ages 9-12 will explore symmetry with some famous faces.
- Family Maker Nights. Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. No registration required. Bring your whole family to tinker, create, and play with technology and crafts.
- Free Yoga Class for Teens. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Open to teens in middle and high school (ages 13-18). Registered Yoga Teacher Jeanne Ouimet will lead the hour-long session. Participants will learn yoga poses that focus on fitness, fun, and relaxation. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable exercise clothing. Yoga mats will be provided.
- Books and Bagels. Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. Registration is required. Do you love to read? Are you always looking for the next great book? Come and discuss your favorite books and get recommendations from fellow reading enthusiasts. Find out about upcoming books by your favorite authors and discover hidden gems. Louise Champagne, Reference Librarian, will lead this lively book chat. Bagels and cold beverages will be served.
- A Pleasant Pairing—Tea and Gourmet Chocolate. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required to this free event. Kim of Klassic Kreations Gourmet will introduce participants to the pairing of different teas with various chocolates. Kim also provides humorous and insightful history about the chocolates and teas highlighted. Samples will be provided.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Information. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. Linda Ivey from Midstate Medical Center, a member of Hartford Healthcare will offer information on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Men are also affected by breast cancer. General health information will be available.
- Video Games for the Non-Gamer workshop. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Do you have gaming enthusiasts on your holiday gift list, but don’t know a thing about electronic games? Would you like to know more about games and the different gaming systems popular right now? Representatives from Game Stop will present an educational workshop on gaming rating system and age appropriateness, different types of games from educational to role playing, different systems, consoles, and what is hot right now, and the next big trend.
- Postcards from the Highway of Life. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Registration is required. Just like vintage postcards capture and share the memories of a favorite road trip, Postcards from the Highway of Life captures in words the people, places, and things that have influenced author Garrison Leykam on the experiential highway of his life. Whether it’s contemplating how to handle life’s stresses through his musings about a malted milk, lamenting the lost art of letter writing, or humorously recalling the potential for pressure cookers to take Sunday dinners airborne, Leykam’s Postcards from the Highway of Life is both a rich essay about baby boomer values as well as a wake-up call to preserve an entire generation’s identity. Leykam returns readers to the memory of one’s favorite diner booth where he serves a menu of life essays that will satiate even the greatest hunger for a return to basic values in today’s chaotic world.
- 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.