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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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Event to offer a Taste of Southington

August 1, 2013
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Event to offer a Taste of Southington

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Barnes Museum has been gearing up for its 12th annual Taste of Southington, an event full of food, live music and a tour of the historical homestead which dates back to 1836. More than a dozen restaurants in Southington including Smokin’ With Chris, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Machiavelli’s will…

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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

May 15, 2013
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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Library will join over 4,000 over libraries in the first ever Big Library Read. The Big Library Read begins today and runs through June 1. This event entails the participating libraries reading “Four Corners of the Sky,” by Michael Malone simultaneously via e-readers. “We choose to join with…

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Foundation awards grants for the arts; Southington Library to purchase 3D printer

May 10, 2013
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The Southington library has received a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain to fund two upcoming arts programs – a canvas mural and a three-dimensional printer. As part of its most recent round of grants, the foundation has awarded funding to libraries in each of the four towns they represent – Southington, Plainville,…

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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

May 3, 2013
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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This weekend’s Free Comic Book Day event at the library is just one of many activities that new children’s librarian Molly Virello hopes to introduce to the young people of Southington. A 2006 graduate of Southington High School, Virello studied English at Central Connecticut State University before traveling to the…

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Town offices resume operations after storm does minimal damage to Southington

October 30, 2012
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Southington emerged from Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed, in stark contrast to many towns on Connecticut’s shoreline. According to the “outage map” on Connecticut Light and Power’s website, only 0.3 percent of residents in Southington are out of power as of Tuesday afternoon. During the worst of the hurricane on Monday evening, that percentage stayed under…

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Looking at library expansion

August 3, 2012
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Looking at library expansion

By Rob Glidden Staff Reporter Inside the town’s new capital improvement plan is a small $30,000 expense that may have a major impact on Southington. A planned architectural study will examine the possibility of expanding the Southington Library, which has had to find more and more ways to fit a large amount of regular visitors…

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