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:
- Community Speakout Wall. The library is planning for the future and wants to hear what you have to say about your life in Southington. In February the Library’s gallery space will be transformed into a “Post-it Wall” where you can share your thoughts about life in our town. Let your voice be heard. Stop by the Reference Department to post your thoughts on the Speakout Wall.
- Meet the Authors—Bruce and Karen Nelson. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Bruce and Karen Nelson will be located by the game table in the Tween area of the children’s department with copies of their children’s book “Mortimer the Wise” available to purchase. The authors will be answering any questions concerning their writing and publishing process. The book was illustrated by Christy Meyer follows Mortimer the Wise, a praying mantis who survived a terrible storm with the help of Lizzy and Isaac. As their friendship develops, Mortimer’s life lessons help support the children as they grow.
- Coronary Artery Disease: What you need to know. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Dr. Justin Lundbye, FACC Chief of Cardiology, The Hospital of Central Connecticut will talk about the risk factors and symptoms of coronary artery disease as well as testing and treatment for the condition. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about coronary artery disease and other aspects of heart disease.
- It’s your HEART-take good care of it. Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? It’s more than just chest pain. Do you know your cholesterol numbers? How about reading food labels? Come and learn how to be in the power seat for your heart health with Sandy Micalizzi, Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury.
- Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Through Feb. 29 at southingtonlibrary.org. Compete to win a Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera by participating in the Southington Library’s Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Your “treasure map” is a list of questions whose answers can be found within the confines of the electronic resources offered by the library. Once you have finished exploring the different research tools, report back your locations to be eligible for the drawing. The drawing takes place on March 2.
- Bundle Up and Read adult winter reading contest. Through March 21 (The first day of spring). Complete an entry form for every book you read from Ground Hog Day to the first day of Spring. Place your entries in the “Bundle Up and Read” entry box located by the Information desk. One reader’s entry will be selected at the conclusion of the program to receive the following prizes: a Town of Southington throw and mug donated by the Southington Chamber of Commerce and a Southington Library book bag and mug. In addition the winner will be able to fill the SLM book bag with paperbacks and children’s books, of their choice, from the Friends Bookstore. The winner will be chosen from all the entries on March 22.
- Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator Justine Micalizzi 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.
- 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 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.