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:
- Artist of the Month is Calendar House student artists. Calendar House classes, taught by Patricia Mottola, allow artists of all levels to express their creative talents to create lasting works of art. This exhibit features a variety of artistic media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, acrylic and pastel.
- Spooktacular Animal Adventure. Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. In person registration required. Meet some of the animals that haunt our dreams, make our “skin crawl,” and the hair stand up on the back of our necks. Ages 4 plus.
- Talk the Talk writing workshop. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. In person registration required. Steve Liskow returns to introduce the importance of dialogue in your story-telling for depicting character, enhancing mood, and creating tension using examples from contemporary fiction.
- Forgetting names and keys? Normal aging or dementia? Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. Registration required. Healthcare representatives from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Southington will lead the discussion. Sponsored by a grant from The Barnes Memorial Trust.
- The Ins and Outs of Applying for College. Monday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Shannon Duffy, a Quinnipiac University graduate, recipient of the President’s Award for the highest GPA in her class, and a person with experience at Quinnipiac’s undergraduate admissions office, will give a free seminar for students and parents on how to successfully navigate the complex process.
- Love someone with dementia? Caring for the Caregiver. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Registration required. Healthcare representatives from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Southington will lead the discussion. Sponsored by a grant from The Barnes Memorial Trust.
- Understanding College Financial Aid. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Former Fairfield University assistant director of financial aid Jennifer Philips will share tips on how you can get the best financial aid package. She will discuss student loans, grants, scholarships, and how to compare offers.
- Book Discussion – And the Award Goes To… Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Carole Shmurak facilitates this discussion of “What the Dead Know,” by Laura Lippman made into a 2007 feature film.
- 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.
- 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.
- Southington Sassy Skeins. Mondays, at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, at 1 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. Library sponsored knitting and crocheting group welcomes all levels of experience in both crafts. Mentors will help get you started. Needles, yarn, and instruction books available.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pajama Jam. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. No registration. Drop-in evening storytime. The whole family will sing, dance, move, grove and listen to stories. Wearing pajamas is encouraged. Stuffed animals are welcome.
- Saturday Morning Movies. Saturdays, beginning at 10 a.m. in the children’s department. Popular kid’s movies are shown.
- 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 during the library hours, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the library at (860) 628-0947.