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:
- “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.
- Learn How to Use the 3D Printer (Adults). Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m. Registration is required. Southington’s Matt Touma will lead this adult workshop about digital files, 3D printers, and how to use instructional websites, such as MakerBot’s Thingiverse.
- Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps. Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Learn about the Peace Corps with local recruiter Kate Schedel. An informational session with questions and answers. There are a wide variety of volunteer openings in more than 60 countries that have asked for assistance in the fields of education, health, business, youth and community development, agriculture, and the environment.
- Roaming Readers. Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m., beginning at the Mill Street parking lot of the rail trail. No registration required. If you like to read, walk and discuss books, this group is for you. Walk and discuss with others your past, present and future reads during a morning walk on the rail trail. Roaming Readers will pair off then trade partners during the walk. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and protective gear.
- “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.
- Talking Probate with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec. Last Friday of the Month through Sept. 30, 10 a.m. Registration is suggested. Judge Jalowiec will be available for approximately an hour to answer general probate questions. The Judge cannot give specific legal advice; all his responses will be procedural in nature and contain a general overview of the law.
- 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 and provide 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.