Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Library ’

Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

October 29, 2014
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Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

A local 16-year-old youth was held on robbery charges after he allegedly stole a cell phone from a woman exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of the Southington Library. Police responded to the call on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. According to police, the female victim was exiting her car in the parking…

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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

September 21, 2014
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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Library is once again hosting a slate of local leaders to celebrate Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week runs from Sunday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will showcase local leaders reading from and sharing anecdotes about their favorite banned books. Those reading include Town Manager Garry…

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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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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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A journey of ‘Ten Million Steps’

May 2, 2014
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A journey of ‘Ten Million Steps’

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When people ask Joe Hurley what he needed the most to walk 3,600 miles on Route 6, he replies, “luck.” Ten years ago, Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who worked at the News-Times in Danbury, walked 3,600 miles (ten million steps) on Route 6, the longest highway in the U.S,…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the 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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