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Andre Dubus III is the Southington Reads author

December 27, 2013
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Andre Dubus III is the Southington Reads author

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When award-winning writer Andre Dubus III became the 2014 Southington Reads Author for the library, he said that he felt honored. As an author of six books, all published in more than 25 different languages, Dubus never takes pride in rewriting everything he composes, feeling like his work is never…

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Library to offer Children’s Theatre group in January

December 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Children in third grade through age 12 will have a chance to show off their dramatic side in January with the Southington Library’s Theater Games, an annual program that helps youngsters develop their acting skills. The program will take place Monday, Jan. 6 and Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.…

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Library brings back popular Food for Fines program

November 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The annual Food for Fines program has returned to the Southington Library. In existence for more than a dozen years, the program will run through December 31. “The library started with the Mitten Tree then expanded to collecting non-perishable food items for Community Services,” said Southington Library Publicist Jeanne D. Chmielewski.…

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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

November 24, 2013
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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From hair combs to iPhone cases to bracelets, members of Southington Public Library have a variety of items to create with the help of the new three-dimensional printer, which uses corn-starched-based plastic filament to mold objects. “It is cool because it is environmentally-friendly,” said Sue Smayda, the executive director of…

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Southington Library will celebrate the freedom to read with event

September 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Library welcomes the local community to join them in celebration of Banned Books Week during its second annual Freedom to Read Event. Although Banned Books Week runs from September 22 to September 28, Freedom to Read will take place in the library’s cafe Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30…

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T.A.G.! Teens are it at the library

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in search of local teenagers interested in becoming participants of its new Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G). T.A.G offers teens ages 13 to 18 an opportunity to share ideas about activities, materials and improvements to help transform the library into a better place for young adults.…

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Bookstore helps Southington Library

September 6, 2013
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Bookstore helps Southington Library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From teen drama to biographies to children’s series, the Friends of Southington Library Book Store sells a variety of used books to local residents and non-residents of the town. Located in the basement of Southington Public Library, the bookstore offers high-quality used books, all organized by author and genre. Doris…

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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

August 19, 2013
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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The library has a new mascot: Mr. Bear—better known as “Flat Bear,” to the children who are members of the annual summer reading program. Dressed as a cowboy with a fanny pack, “Flat Bear” is a laminated library tool that children can check out for two weeks.  Cindy Wall, head…

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Young ladies to paint mural at Southington Library

August 5, 2013
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Young ladies to paint mural at Southington Library

By Ed Harris Editor A small group of young ladies has begun brainstorming a mural that will hang in the Southington Library. The mural is possible thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain. This is another part of the grant that allowed the library to recently purchase a 3D printer. “We…

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Library looks to expand; Hopes to pursue a grant next year

August 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the launch of its new 3-D printer earlier this year, the Southington Library has been expanding its technological services. But now there is a growing demand to expand the library itself in an effort to create more space for residents and educational programs. Built in 1974, the library is…

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