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:
- ‘Long Ago and Far Away’ Book Discussion with Carole Shmurk. Thursday, June 8, 3 p.m. Registration required. Discussion will focus on “In a Dry Season,” the 10th novel (1999) by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series. Books are available at the reference desk.
- Teen Crafternoon – Concrete Planters. Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, Jun 17, at 2 p.m. Registration required. In this two part program, teens will make a concrete planter. Mixing and molds on June 10. Decorating on June 17. Space is limited.
- Community Pet Loss Support – COPES. Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Southington COPES is a community support group created by volunteers from the surrounding veterinary community and the Southington Community Services. Beneficial resources, reading material and community clergy contact information will be available. Pet food donations are welcome for Southington Pet Pantry. More info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teen Movie Matinee – ‘Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.’ Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 p.m. Matthew Broderick stars as a charismatic high-school student who convinces his repressed best friend to play hooky with him and his girlfriend during a memorable day in Chicago. Runtime is approximately 103 minutes. Rated PG-13.
- Community Pet Loss Support – COPES. Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Southington COPES is a community support group created by volunteers from the surrounding veterinary community and the Southington Community Services. Beneficial resources, reading material and community clergy contact information will be available. Pet food donations are welcome for Southington Pet Pantry. More info contact email@example.com.
- Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Wednesday, July 12, 4 p.m. Share your ideas about activities, materials, and improvements to help make the library teen space an even better place for you and your friends. Fulfills school community service requirements, if applicable. Led by teen librarian Nicole Kent.
- Teen Crafternoon – Constellation Canvases. Wednesday, July 26, 3 p.m. Registration required. Teens will make constellation canvases using canvas boards, paint, sharpies, and string lights. Space is limited.
- Teen Crafternoon – Constellation Jewelry and Keychains. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3 p.m. Registration required. Teens will either make a necklace out of wire, chains, glue, and crystals or a keychain using leather and leather punches. No experience is needed. Space is limited.
- Stellar Summer Party (Teens). Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m. Summer reading program culminates with games galore, including Giant Jenga, Hungry Hungry Humans, King-sized Kerplunk, and more. Winners will be drawn for the summer reading program gift cards.
- Teen Movie Matinee – ‘Night of the Comet.’ Wednesday, August 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. Robert Beltran and Catherine Mary Stewart, in which a comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. Runtime is approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes. Rated PG-13.
- Stellar Summer Teen Reading. From June 20 to Aug. 16. Open to Southington teens. Register each book, audiobook, comic book, and/or graphic novel read to receive a raffle ticket and enter to win a gift card for Amazon, Kiwi Spoon, Panera Bread, Dunkin Donuts, and more. Winners will be chosen at the summer reading party on Aug. 16. Forms available at southingtonlibraryteens.weebly.com starting June 20.
- Anime Club (meets weekly). Thursdays, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.