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:
- Katerina Kretsch is artist of the month. Nature’s Canvas exhibit by Katerina Kretsch is on display in The Gallery at the Southington Public Library. Kretsch is a photography enthusiast who originally started taking photos of her children before exploring other areas of photography such as landscape and macro photography. Her images were recently displayed at the Farmington Libraries’ 2016 Fall Art Show.
- Talking Probate with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec. Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. Registration is suggested. Judge Jalowiec will be available for approximately an hour to answer general probate questions.
- ‘Shipping News’ film screening. Friday, April 28, 1 p.m., in the library meeting room. Registration required. The Shipping News is a 2001 drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Annie Proulx. The movie stars Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn, Rhys Ifans, Jason Behr, and Gordon Pinsent. Rated R for some language, sexuality and disturbing images. Runtime, 111 minutes.
- Are You Playing April Library Bingo? Through Saturday, April 29. Enjoy the fun of Bingo while you explore and discover everything the Southington Public Library offers for free: programs, museum passes, eBooks, movies, art, bookstore, magazines, cake pans,online courses, and art and music classes. First 100 Bingo winners will receive a free library mug. Fill in the entire card for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Lewis Farms. Bingo cards are available at the new books display.
- Meet the Author – Diana Joya. Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet “Through Green Eyes” author Diana Joya, a travel writer, children’s book author, and speaker. The library makes available a “Meet the Author” table to local self-published authors for the opportunity to promote their book. The policy of offering space to self-published authors does not represent an endorsement of their work.
- Lions Club eye screenings. Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Members of the Lions Club of Southington will use the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener to detect risk factors of astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, anisometropia, strabismus, and anisocoria. No appointment is needed. Results will be printed for each individual, which is given to the parent or guardian.
- Lions Club eye screenings. Saturday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Members of the Lions Club of Southington will use the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener to detect risk factors of astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, anisometropia, strabismus, and anisocoria. No appointment is needed. Results will be printed for each individual, which is given to the parent or guardian.
- Anime Club (meets weekly). Beginning Thursday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Open to students in grades 7-12 (aged 13-18). Join the teen librarian, Nicole Kent, to watch new episodes of classic and contemporary anime. Not sure what anime is? Come by and see what all the fuss is about as the library screens episodes of legendary Japanese animation series such as Naruto, Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, and more.
- Cake Pan Collection. Are you celebrating a special holiday or do you have a fan of dinosaurs or cars? Visit the Southington Public Library to see the display of novelty cake pans now available to borrow. The pans are located in the children’s department.
- Exhibit space for local artists (Free). The Gallery at the Southington Public Library provides a venue for local community residents to share their artistic talents in the visual arts with the general public. The Gallery is located on the main level and viewing of the exhibits is available during the library hours, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Jeanne Chmielewski at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6513 or at email@example.com.
- 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.
- Behavioral Health Information. Mondays, 10 a.m., or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Wheeler Clinic senior community health outreach coordinator Justine Micalizzi will offer behavioral health information and connection with services available for local residents. For private consultations, contact Justine at (860) 414-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.