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.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.
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.
- Pages to Color Workshop. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 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.
- Superhero Storytime. Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. No registration required. Join Miss Molly in welcoming a special superhero guest for evening storytime. Participants will sing, dance, read some stories, and connect with a different superhero each month. Photographs and costumes are encouraged.
- 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.
- Pajama Jam. Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. No registration required. This drop-in evening story time is fun for the whole family. Participants sing, dance, move, groove, and listen to stories. Wearing pajamas is encouraged. Stuffed animals are welcome to attend.
- Mangled Messes with Miss Molly. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 7:15 p.m. In Person Registration Required. Do you have what it takes to use the Force? Scientists aged 9-12 are invited to unlock the science behind the Star Wars universe. Sign up at the Children’s Services desk.
- 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.