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: SoCCa All Access Art Program. SoCCA All Access Art is a thriving, multi-faceted program that works with more than 50 individuals weekly. These fun, interactive art sessions, taught by professional artists, connect adults with intellectual disabilities with their community, provide creative skills training, produce meaningful income, and enhance quality of life through the creative process. To learn more about having an exhibit at the Gallery contact Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 x6513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- College Financial Aid Workshop. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Jennifer Philips’ seminar, “Simplifying the Financial Aid Process, “ will provide parents and students with tips on securing the best possible financial aid package from the college of their choice, the best student loans, grants and scholarships available, the critical financial aid forms and deadlines, and the various components of a financial aid offer, tips, and more.
- Halloween Horror Movie Marathon. Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon to 8 p.m. No registration. Light refreshments will be served, while classic movies play. At noon, the 1931 film, “Dracula;” at 2 p.m., the 1956 thriller “Invasion of the Body Snatchers;” at 4 p.m., the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead;” and at 6 p.m., the 1960 terror, “Psycho.”
- Artist of the Month: Harriet Libby. Harriet Libby began her oil painting career in 2005 with landscape paintings of northern Maine’s vast skies and sprawling potato fields. See a collection of her work, inspired by Maine’s mountains, lakes, and ocean. To learn more about having an exhibit at the Gallery contact Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 x6513 or email email@example.com.
- Local Author and Motivational Speaker: William Gannon. Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Join William Gannon through his tragic journey in life and how he has found hope and happiness. His message is for everyone, especially those experiencing life’s difficulties. This program is not intended for small children, but appropriate for teens.
- City by the Bay book discussion with Carole Shmurak – ‘The Spellman Files.’ Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m. Registration required. Carole Shmurak returns to lead her popular fall mystery discussion series. This year’s series will focus on books set in San Francisco. The first book is “The Spellman Files,” a 2007 mystery by Lisa Lutz. Books are available for pickup at the reference desk.
- 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.
- QiGong. Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m. (Beginning Sept. 15). Certified teacher Gwen Valencis will lead this ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises (pronounced chee-gong). No equipment or mats required.
- Friends of the Library Bookstore. Mondays and Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level of the library. Browse a wide selection of movies (25 cents), music (25 cents), paperback books (50 cents), and hard cover books ($1).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Fridays beginning July 6, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the gazebo on the town green. No registration required. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. If it rains, story time moves to the library.
- Thor’s Day. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Create a different themed project each week to take home. All ages are welcome to participate. No registration is required. Stop by the children’s department desk.
- 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.
- Maker Kits. The library offers kits for residents learning to mend, solder, make jewelry, and knit, as well information on financial literacy. Try out the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ or Arduino kits. All our kits can be checked out for two weeks and are located at the Reference Desk. For ages 13 and up. Contact: Nicole Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.