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:
- July Artist of the Month. Through July 31. Artwork of Deb Herrick Clen experiments with several mediums, but discovered her voice through abstract painting. Learn more at HerrickArtStudio.com.
- Poets on Poetry. Monday, July 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discussions on poetry led by poet-scholars. Mark Sheridan will moderate a discussion on Sylvia Plath’s work.
- Roving on the Moon. Wednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. Registration required. Teens ages 13-18 will explore the engineering design process to build rubber-band-powered rovers out of cardboard.
- Poets on Poetry. Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discussions on poetry led by poet-scholars. Joe Senno will moderate a discussion on Rilke’s work.
- 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.
- Take Me Back Totes. Designed as a tool to encourage conversation and reminiscing for people experiencing cognitive change or who have dementia. Totes include items of a specific decade such as books, CDs, recipes and conversation cards.
- 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.