Library listings for the May 13 edition

The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489. (860) 628-0947

The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.

Here are some upcoming events:


  • Joanne Cyr and Starr Erkel—The Friendship Exhibit. Through May 31 at The Gallery at the Library. May’s artists of the month. Starr Erkel studied photography at Endicott College and has taught photography to students of Wesleyan University’s Upward Bound program. Her show is “Photo Prose, Naturally.” Joanne Cyr studied painting at Southington High School, Tunxis Community College and Paier College of Art. They will combine as artists of the month for May.
  • 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.

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