Posts Tagged ‘ Library ’

Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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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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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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This piece by ALTA student Andy D’Agostino is just one of the paintings that are hanging at the Southington Library this month.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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Southington Library celebrates success of women

March 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer National Women’s History Month kicks off each year in March to recognize and celebrate the history of American women in schools, workplaces and communities throughout the U.S. This month, Southington Public library will host a free program of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) called “Pushing Past ‘No’: Overcoming…

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Library users gain access to hoopla digital

March 2, 2014
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Southington residents are now able to utilize hoopla digital with their library cards from the Southington Library.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From movies and TV shows to music to audiobooks, valid Southington Library card holders now have access to a variety of content they can stream instantly on their tablets, iPhones, PCS and other devices through “hoopla digital”—a category-creating service that partners with public libraries nationwide to offer online and mobile…

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Andre Dubus III is the Southington Reads author

December 27, 2013
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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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By Lisa Capobianco
A 3D printer is available, free of charge to residents, at the Southington 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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