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:
- Kelley Elementary School is Artist of the Month. Through April 30 at the Gallery and Café. Art for a Cause, an after school art club at Kelley Elementary School, presents a very special exhibit, “Come Fly with Us.” Patrons can bid on the art, a wide variety of bright and cheerful hand-made decorative kites and hot air balloons. All proceeds will be donated to Heifer International. The goal is to raise $1,200.
- Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program. Through April 30, state-wide. To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit all of the participating Connecticut public libraries to explore books, vibe, and architecture. Pick up your Passport at the Southington library and hit the road to get your stamps. Each stamp earns a gift at 124 libraries across the state. State-wide drawings in May for participants.
- Poetry Reading with Patricia Mottola. Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. Registration is suggested. Patricia Mottola will be reading from her recently published book of poems, “Under the Red Dress.” Patricia J. Mottola is an artist and poet who lives in Connecticut. She practices art therapy, helping people understand themselves through poetry and fine arts.
- “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents” by David Pietrusza. Monday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Second of four scholar-led book discussions about pivotal Presidential races, led by Dr. Paul Petterson, Chair of the Political Science Dept. at Central Connecticut State University. This one focuses on the race between Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt. It was the first election where women were allowed to vote.
- “The Making of the President 1960” by Theodore H. White. Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Third of four scholar-led book discussions about pivotal Presidential races, led by Dr. Paul Petterson, Chair of the Political Science Dept. at Central Connecticut State University. This one focuseson the battle that pitted Senator John F. Kennedy against Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, including their history-making televised debates.
- “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Monday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Fourth of four scholar-led book discussions about pivotal Presidential races, led by Dr. Paul Petterson, Chair of the Political Science Dept. at Central Connecticut State University. This one focuses on Barack Obama’s first election.
- 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.