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:
- June Artist of the Month. June 1 through 30. The “Van Goat” artists from Bradley Mountain Farm. Paintings by the talented goats using positive reinforcement and non-toxic materials. A reception and chance to see the goats painting in action will be held on June 12 at 6 p.m.
- June 3D Artist of the Month. June 1 through 30. Jane Bruton’s needle felting using wool fibers. Bruton will hold a live demonstration at a reception June 12 at 6 p.m. with Bradley Mountain Farm goats and their wool.
- Fairy Tale Garden Tea Party at the Barnes Museum. Saturday, June 1, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St, Southington. Live fairies roaming the grounds, story time, crafts (while supplies last), a fairy dance party, photos with your favorite fairy, free tours of the museum for children, and half priced tours for adults, and much more. Tea and bottled water will be available.
- Out of This World Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Club Meeting. Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m. Registration required. Discussion of Martha Wells’ award-winning novella, “All Systems Red,” the first volume in “The Murderbot Diaries.”
- Memory Café. Tuesday, June 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required. Social event for individuals experiencing cognitive changes from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well as for their family members. Each memory cafe is unique and offers an easy and fun way to socialize with others who have this shared experience.
- Spring Mystery Group: ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Tuesday, June 11, 3 p.m. Session III. Carole Shmurak leads a three-part mystery series featuring crime-solving clergy.
- Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Eco-System. Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Catherine Wolko of the Humble Bee Honey Co. will discuss how plants pollinate and which plants and crops are relying upon on pollinators, and more.
- Teen Craft: Solar System Earrings and a Movie. Wednesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. Make spiral solar system earrings and watch “The Fifth Element” (PG-13). Ages 13-18.
- Books and Bagels. Thursday, June 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Come discuss your favorite books and upcoming books by your favorite authors with others.
- Cooking the Books anniversary party. Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. The library will supply the tea and cucumber sandwiches. You bring the biscuits, muffins, or scones you made using a recipe from a Southington Library cookbook, magazine, or e-book. Plates and napkins will be supplied. Open to ages 15 and up.
- First-time Homebuyers Seminar. Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to put an offer on a house, completing home inspections, getting the best mortgage possible, and understanding the closing process with presenter Melanie Schneider, local real estate agent. Local attorney Alex Ricciardone will discuss how to avoid common pitfalls.
- 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.
- Check-out musical instruments. This new collection will allow library patrons to explore different instruments before buying or check out instruments for a special event. You may bring your gently used donations directly to The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington or the children’s department.
- 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 southingtonlibrary.org 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. Contact Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 at 6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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.
- 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.
- DMV Practice Driving-Tests. Driving.Tests.org is now available for free at the library.
- Drawing with Artist Brenna-Lea Whary (teens). Fridays, 4 p.m. Registration is required, seating limited. Open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Artists will hone skills in this drawing class, focusing on manga-style characters. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
- Little Foodies offers a gastronomic twist on story time and a craft for kids aged 2-6 and an adult.
- Our Town features stories, free play, and a community helper special guest.
- 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.
- StoryART is an artistic exploration of a beloved children’s book character for kids aged 2-6.
- 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.
- 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.
- Teens-Drawing with Artist Brenna-Lea Whary. Fridays at 4 p.m. Drawing classes for grades 6-12 focusing on manga-style characters. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own.