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.
- Closed for Labor Day. Library is closed on Monday, Sept. 3
- Artist of the Month—Bob Savage and Charles Michalak. Exhibit includes paintings by two men diagnosed with dementia who learned to deal with their diagnoses and to express themselves through art. Artist reception is Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Library Café Corner. To learn more about having an exhibit at the Gallery contact Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 x6513 or email email@example.com.
- 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.
- BRIDGE meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m. No registration required. Partnership between the Southington Public Library, the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department, the Southington Recreation Department, and The ARC of Southington. The Bridge is a group of professionals and participants that work together in facilitating and developing social events for adults with disabilities.
- Music Together—In Spanish. Friday, Sept. 7, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Registration required.
- Teen Craft—Wire Tree Earring Holder. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3 to 5 p.m. Join the teen librarian to make a unique wire tree earring holder out of wire, glue, and rocks.
- Behavioral Health Information. Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 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.
- Crafters Night Out—Yarn Wrapped Vases. Monday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Create an autumnal inspired wrapped vase using a variety of fall colored yarns. All supplies will be provided.
- 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.
- Dementia Friendly Southington Information Session. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Information session to learn five key messages and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend, your new understanding and attitudes will guide the practical actions you can take to help someone with dementia living in your community.
- Social Security Benefit Program. Monday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Dave Cowan, a AAA endorsed retirement advisor will help you learn how to maximize your benefits and how to get the most out of your Social Security retirement income.
- Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows Book Discussion with Jenna Weiss. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration required. Led by Jenna Weiss, a clinician and leader for 20 years, in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month. Discuss “Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows,” by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle.
- Veterans Coffee Hour. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- QiGong. Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m. (Beginning Sept. 15). Certified teacher Gwen Valencis will lead this ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises (pronounced chee-gong). No equipment or mats required.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.