The Southington Library at 255 Main St. has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, option 5 or visit southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.
Here are some upcoming events:
- Artist of the Month-Janice St. Hilaire. Janice St. Hilaire of Wallingford decorated children’s bedrooms with murals and eventually start her own design business. The library will be showcasing a selection of her paintings.
- Library Board Meeting. Monday, May 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Public is welcome.
- Essential Oils. Tuesday, May 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Natural wellness advocate Maria Egidio will discuss how essential oils can be used to support wellness, toxin-free cleaning and personal care, as well as relaxation and emotional support for you, your family, and possibly even your pet.
- Writers’ Workshop. Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Award-winning novelist Susan Strecker will host the final session of her three-part workshop. The group will discuss in depth what makes novels successful and keeps readers interested. Writers of all experience and ability levels are welcome.
- Cooking the Books: The Flavors of Mexico. Thursday, May 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration required. May’s theme is the Flavors of Mexico. Arrive with 12 copies of your recipe, ready to share a dish and discuss your experience. Please bring your own plate, utensils, and serving spoon.
- Hats Off to Harry & Meghan Pop-Up. Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m. in the children’s department. All ages. Make a festive hat in honor of the Royal Wedding.
- Hospice Volunteering: What Is It? How Can I Help? Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Holly Beck, the hospice volunteer coordinator for Hartford Healthcare at Home, will discuss hospice care common myths, along with the requirements for volunteers and different training options.
- Opioids and Naloxone: What Community Members Need to Know. Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m. Registration required. Aisha Hamid, MPH, CPS, CHES, program manager at Wheeler Clinic will discuss the opioid epidemic in Connecticut, including how to recognize an opioid overdose, where to obtain Naloxon (Narcan), how to administer it to reverse an overdose, and sources of services and resources.
- Crafters Night Out: T-Shirt Scarf. Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Recycle t-shirts into infinity scarves. Bring two 100 percent cotton t-shirts with no side seams in colors that you will wear.
- Book Discussion Series – City of Angels. Tuesday, June 12, 3 p.m. Registration required. Carole Shmurak leads this three part series featuring discussions of mysteries set in Los Angeles. This discussion centers on “LA Requiem” by Robert Crais.
- Roundtable: Programming for Adults with Disabilities. Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. The Southington Public Library, in collaboration with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, The Arc of Southington, and the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department, is holding a roundtable to discuss the need for adult adaptive programming. The objective of this discussion is to identify what resources are lacking as far as adults with disabilities are concerned.
- Anime Club. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. Open to students in grades 7-12 (aged 13-18). Join the teen librarian, Nicole Kent, to watch new episodes of classic and contemporary anime.
- Behavioral Health Information. Mondays, 10 a.m., or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Wheeler Clinic senior community health outreach coordinator Justine Micalizzi will offer behavioral health information and connection with services available for local residents. For private consultations, contact Justine at (860) 414-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Budding Bookworms. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 3.5 to 5 years old, along with siblings and adults.
- Gamers Gathering. Mondays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by the Teen Zone and spend a few hours playing your favorite board games and card games or trying new ones. Ages 13 and up.
- Pages to Color Workshop. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the mezzanine. No registration required. The coloring sessions at the Library are a free, unstructured time for adults, 18 and over.
- Pajama Jam. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. No registration. Drop-in evening storytime. The whole family will sing, dance, move, grove and listen to stories. Wearing pajamas is encouraged. Stuffed animals are welcome.
- Read, Rock & Rhyme. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 10 to 23 months old, along with siblings and adults.
- Saturday Morning Movies. Saturdays, beginning at 10 a.m. in the children’s department. Popular kid’s movies are shown.
- Southington Sassy Skeins. Mondays, at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, at 1 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. Library sponsored knitting and crocheting group welcomes all levels of experience in both crafts. Mentors will help get you started. Needles, yarn, and instruction books available.
- Talking Probate with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec. Last Friday of the month, 10 a.m. Registration is suggested. Judge Jalowiec will be available for approximately an hour to answer general probate questions.
- Teen Chess Club. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the Teen Zone and pit your mind against other chess enthusiasts.
- Two-gether Tales. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. This story time is meant to engage 2 and 3 year olds, along with siblings and adults.
- Cake Pan Collection. Are you celebrating a special holiday or do you have a fan of dinosaurs or cars? Visit the Southington Public Library to see the display of novelty cake pans now available to borrow. The pans are located in the children’s department.
- Exhibit space for local artists (Free). The Gallery at the Southington Public Library provides a venue for local community residents to share their artistic talents in the visual arts with the general public during the library hours, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Chubet at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6513 or email her at email@example.com.