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:
- John Atashian is artist of the month. Atashian is often seen working at local venues such as the Apple Harvest Festival, ESPN, UConn Health Center and Central Connecticut State University. The concert photo display includes prints from a collection he created last year to promote his book, “The Ultimate Photo Book of the World’s Greatest Guitarists.”
- Senior Care Outreach Balance and Fall Prevention. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Mark Colello, exercise [hysiologist for Southington Care Center, will discuss how to improve balance and strengthen muscles, as well as other strategies to lower the risk of winter falls.
- “Oldies but Goodies” Concert with Jerry Limmer. Friday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. Registration required. Free concert with Southington musician Jerry Limmer, including hit songs from the 50s and 60s. Bring a bagged lunch. The library will provide beverages and cookies.
- Read and Relate Book Club. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. Registration required. Book club will discuss “Under the Wide and Starry Sky,” by Nancy Horan, a novelization of the love affair of Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk.
- Talking Probate with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec. Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. Registration is suggested. Judge Jalowiec will be available for approximately an hour to answer general probate questions.
- Books to Movies, “The Help.” Friday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. Come watch “The Help,” based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Starring: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain and Ahna O’Reilly. The runtime is 146 minutes and the rating is PG-13.
- Non-Fiction Book Discussion. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration required. Reference ibrarian Julie Rio leads a discussion about “Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person,” by Shonda Rhimes. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.
- Free Blood Pressure Check. Friday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., near the library back entrance. Stop by the Community Outreach table near the library back entrance to have a Wheeler Clinic Registered Nurse check your blood pressure.
- The Mitten Tree. The library Mitten Tree display is up to collect new hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and socks. All items will be delivered to the Southington Community Services Department.
- Two-gether Tales. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 2 and 3 year olds, along with siblings and adults.
- Read, Rock & Rhyme. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 10 to 23 months old, along with siblings and adults.
- Budding Bookworms. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 3.5 to 5 years old, along with siblings and adults.
- 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 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.