The Southington Library at 255 Main St. has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, option 5 or visit southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.
Here are some upcoming events:
- Artist of the Month—Jane Bruton and Megan Rose Perras. Exhibit includes needle felting by Southington resident Jane Bruton and paintings by Megan Rose Perras.
- COPES-Community Pet Loss Support Group. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required. Southington COPES is a community support group created by veterinary volunteers from Southington to help ease the sense of loss when a pet passes.
- Crafters Night Out – Open Craft Night. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Bring a project you are working on and enjoy some conversation while you craft. Plenty of table space and light refreshments.
- Veterans Coffee Hour. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required. The library and the Southington Veterans Committee will be hosting this coffee hour for discussion and meeting other veterans. Representatives from the Veterans Committee will be there to answer any questions that they can address.
- Evening Book Discussion: ‘The Almost Sisters.’ Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m. Registration required. Librarian Shelley Holley will lead the discussion on “The Almost Sisters” by Joshilyn Jackson.
- City by the Bay book discussion with Carole Shmurak – ‘Listen to the Silence.’ Tuesday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Registration required. Carole Shmurak returns to lead her popular fall mystery discussion series. This year’s series will focus on books set in San Francisco. The first book is “Listen to the Silence,” a 2001 mystery by Marcia Muller. Books are available for pickup at the reference desk.
- City by the Bay book discussion with Carole Shmurak – ‘Schemers.’ Tuesday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. Registration required. Carole Shmurak returns to lead her popular fall mystery discussion series. This year’s series will focus on books set in San Francisco. The second book is “Schemers,” a 2009 mystery by Bill Pronzini. Books are available for pickup at the reference desk.
- City by the Bay book discussion with Carole Shmurak – ‘The Spellman Files.’ Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m. Registration required. Carole Shmurak returns to lead her popular fall mystery discussion series. This year’s series will focus on books set in San Francisco. The first book is “The Spellman Files,” a 2007 mystery by Lisa Lutz. Books are available for pickup at the reference desk.
- Teen Summer Reading Raffle. Now through Aug. 22. Open to Southington teens. Each book, audiobook, comic book, and/or graphic novel read becomes a raffle ticket for a chance to win gift cards for Amazon, Panera Bread, Dunkin Donuts, or Barnes and Noble. Winners will be chosen at the summer reading party on Aug. 22. Forms available at southingtonlibraryteens.weebly.com or on the counter across from the Reference Desk.
- Anime Club. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gamers Gathering. Mondays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by the Teen Zone and spend a few hours playing your favorite board games and card games or trying new ones. Ages 13 and up.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Saturday Morning Movies. Saturdays, beginning at 10 a.m. in the children’s department. Popular kid’s movies are shown.
- 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.
- Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Fridays beginning July 6, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the gazebo on the town green. No registration required. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. If it rains, story time moves to the library.
- Talking Probate with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec. Last Friday of the month, 10 a.m. Registration is suggested. Judge Jalowiec will be available for approximately an hour to answer general probate questions.
- Teen Chess Club. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the Teen Zone and pit your mind against other chess enthusiasts.
- Thor’s Day. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Create a different themed project each week to take home. All ages are welcome to participate. No registration is required. Stop by the children’s department desk.
- 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.
- 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 Elizabeth Chubet at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6513 or email her at email@example.com.