Southington Public Library listings for the Nov. 16 edition

The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

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 and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext.3.

Here are some upcoming events:


  • November Movie Matinee – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Friday, Nov. 16, noon. Registration required. This documentary paints a portrait of the life, and work of children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
  • Dyke Spear Evaluates UFO Evidence. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Attorney Spear is a spokesman and field investigator for the CONNECTICUT chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) and is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the last 35 years, he has interacted, researched and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world. Much of the information he has learned is unknown to the general public and involves such personalities as astronauts Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra, abductee Travis Walton and show business star Eartha Kitt.
  • Opioids What the Community Needs to Know. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. Justine Micalizzi, Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator will lead this informational program on opioids and naloxone, including the scope of the opioid problem in Connecticut, how to recognize the signs of an overdose, and where to obtain naloxone (Narcan) and how to administer it.

Ongoing Health/Legal

  • 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.

Ongoing Programs

  • STEAM Storytime will engage kids aged 2-6 with stories, iPad apps, music, movement, and activities related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
  • StoryART is an artistic exploration of a beloved children’s book character for kids aged 2-6.
  • Our Town features stories, free play, and a community helper special guest.
  • Little Foodies offers a gastronomic twist on storytime and a craft for kids aged 2-6 and an adult.
  • 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.
  • Thor’s Day. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Create a different themed projeConnecticut each week to take home. All ages are welcome to participate. No registration is required. Stop by the children’s department desk.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Items

  • Veterans Coffee Hour- A coffee hour just for veterans. The Southington Public Library and the Southington Veterans committee co-sponsor this monthly coffee hour. It’s an hour to meet with other veterans and have questions or concerns answered by a member of the Southington Veterans committee. Please check the Calendar of Events at for monthly dates.
  • The Bridge- A committee co-sponsored by the Southington Public Library, The Southington Recreation Department, The Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department and the ARC of Southington. The committee is comprised of adults with disabilities and facilitators to create regionalized social events for disabled adults. Please contaConnecticut Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 at 6513 or for more information. Next meeting is Nov. 3, 6 p.m., at the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Building located at 6 Fairfield Blvd.,


  • Friends of the Library Bookstore. Mondays and Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level of the library. Browse a wide selection of movies, music, paperback books, and hard cover books.