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:
- Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the Wheeler Clinic community outreach table at the Southington Library and meet Justine Micalizzi, Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator. She will provide information about mental health, substance use disorders and recovery resources, early childhood and other local programs and services in the community. Micalizzi will also help individuals and families navigate the complex systems by providing information and assistance with linkage to local providers. This collaboration is part of Wheeler’s Southington Health Outreach project, which is funded by a grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.
- Free Breast Cancer Awareness information. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Linda Ivey from Midstate Medical Center, a member of Hartford Healthcare, will be at the breast cancer information table with information on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Men are encouraged to stop by also because they are affected by breast cancer. General health information will also be available. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
- Children’s Department Children’s Holiday Craft Fair. Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to noon. In person registration is required. Kid crafters are wanted for the library’s children’s holiday craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 5. Reserve a free table to sell your already crafted handmade items. Each item for sale must be priced $5 or less. All items must be made by children. There is no cost for this event.
- 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.