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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

December 12, 2014
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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., for the Winter Storytimes program at the Southington Library. There are a host of programs aimed at children ages 10 months to 5 years. Wonderful Ones is a program designed to strengthen the development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, stories and iPad apps for children…

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A Book on Every Bed program at the library

December 10, 2014
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A Book on Every Bed program at the library

To ensure that every child experiences the joy of reading this holiday season, the Southington Library wants to give adult caregivers a free book for each of their children with a valid Southington library card. The program will be ongoing throughout the month of December. Patrons should visit the Children’s Desk before Dec. 31 and request…

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Community puzzles in the library café

December 4, 2014
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Community puzzles in the library café

The Southington Public Library has found a new way for patrons to while away the winter hours and have some fun. A new puzzle table has been set up in the café area where adults are encouraged to help build the community puzzle. The puzzle, “The Bizarre Bookshoop,” was recently completed, and patrons 18 years…

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I Spy Contest at library through Nov. 20

November 5, 2014
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The Southington Library is presenting, “Make Your Own I Spy Game” and an I Spy Contest. The Make Your Own I Spy Game will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly and few other silly things. The library will provide the Old Lady and the found objects and…

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Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

August 22, 2014
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Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Library was recently granted permission by the Town Council to apply for a grant that could help fund an expansion project at the library. Though the expansion is not set to begin until 2017, Library Director Susan Smayda described moving the grant application forward as an important first…

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Local photographers to have work showcased at New Britain Museum of American Art

August 14, 2014
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See artwork from the summertime library programs in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington at a free exhibit highlighting programs funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The reception will be held at the New Britain Museum of American Art Thursday, August 21, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on…

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Southington Library starts its adult summer reading series

June 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With people barbecuing on the grill and experimenting with their gardens this summer, the Southington Library has made the theme of their Adult Summer Reading programs food. The first two events to kickoff the “Tasteful Reads” programs will fuse culinary talent and literary knowledge. On Thursday June 26 at 6:30…

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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Murals depicting a tropical landscape, a butterfly and abstract flower remain on display at Southington Public Library as part of the Kelley Elementary School Art Club’s cause to continue its outreach to the community. Throughout the month of June, the library will display five murals in the gallery to benefit…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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Library to apply for grant; Funds could cover expansion costs

May 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in the process of applying for a state grant that would cover the construction costs of its planned expansion. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to support the grant, which is provided by the State Library Board. Town Manager Garry Brumback said…

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