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:
- Stargazer Images with Therese Horwath. Through Nov. 30 at the Gallery at the Library. Therese Horwath is a retired public school special education teacher and amateur photographer. She always enjoyed giving her photos as gifts, but she never considered selling them until a colleague suggested it. Since that time she has exhibited photographs at local fairs and craft shows with the help of her brother Don Sega of Plantsville and husband Jeff, both of whom are contributing amateur photographers, her sister-in-law Lisa, and of various supportive friends over the years. Their collection of photographs includes lighthouses, sunsets, flowers and palm trees, wildlife, vineyards and wineries, shoreline sights, covered bridges, winter and fall scenery, local towns’ points of interest and attractions from cities and states they have visited.
- 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.
- Pages to Color Workshop. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 12 on the mezzanine. No registration required. The Southington Library is offering the latest stress busting technique for adults—coloring clubs. While it may seem a recent craze, therapists have recommended adult coloring to negate stress and negative emotions for years. The coloring sessions at the Library are a free, unstructured time for adults, 18 and over. The Library will provide coloring pages, pencils and markers. Feel free to bring your own pencils, markers and coloring sheets.
- Mindful Meditation for Teens. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Registration is required for this free program. Certified Meditation Teacher Bill Lynch will lead the class for teens aged 13-18 (grade 7-12). In this hour-long session, teens will learn how mindful meditation can help them to slow down and become more self-aware, improve concentration, worry less and deal with stress, and enjoy a healthier, more balanced life. Teens should bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to sit on.
- Children’s Department 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.