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.
- Artist of the Month is Ruxandra Iliescu. Photographer Ruxandra Iliescu is the November artist of the month in the Gallery at the Library. Iliescue was recipient of a Student Award for Excellence at the Connecticut Art Director Club’s 27th Annual Award Show, along with Best in Photography in 1998 and an Honorable Mention at the Southington Art Show in 2000 and 2003. She finds inspiration in nature and in the beauty that landscapes have to offer.
- Healthy Food, Healthy Kids: Make Your Own Baby Food and Toddler Finger Food. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. Registration required. Marisa McCoy, a registered dietitian, will demonstrate how to make sure your little one is eating food filled with healthy, affordable ingredients by making it yourself. Part of the Library’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Food series, this program will include handouts, recipes, and tastings.
- How to Build your Financial Future. 6:30 p.m. This free workshop will help participants identify ways they can save money and will explain savings options that will help them reach their goals. Topics covered include: why it is important to save; various saving options; ways to save for retirement, children’s college tuition, a car or home purchase, or a vacation.
- Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Discuss “Happy People Read and Drink Coffee,” the international best-selling story of loss and healing by Agnes Martin-Lugand with librarian Shelley Holley.
- International Games Day. Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Teen Zone will be converted into a game area to celebrate International Games Week. Try out the PS4 or join a group to play some of your favorite board or card games, or try something new. All ages are welcome.
- Coyotes in Connecticut: Friend or Foe. Monday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. Wildlife conservationist Paul Colburn will give a presentation on Connecticut coyotes, including facts about history, habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction. The program is appropriate for teens and up.
- 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.
- Come Write In: How to get your book published. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. A free webinar on Biblioboard’s self-publishing tools. Learn to use these free utilities to create your manuscript, submit it for review and have it published in Biblioboard’s digital library.
- 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.