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:
*Richard Lopatosky and Jasmine Cedeno are February Artists of the Month. :Now thru Feb. 28, the library will showcase Richard Lopatosky and Jasmine Cedeno as Artists of the Month. Exhibits are on display during regular business hours of the library.
*Project Iridescence with Giulianna Montana: Monday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; “Share the Love” initiative in hopes of creating a better life. Talk about love for yourself and others while creating crafts for loved ones for Valentine’s Day.
*Book discussion: ‘Soldiers of a Foreign War:’ Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., join author and Vietnam veteran Charles McNair in discussion of his novel, telling the story of combatants, civilians, and mindless policies which drove them all through a futile war.
- Southington Supports Public Transportation presentation. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Southington Supports Public Transportation is a group formed by people in town who support public transportation for Southington. The group, headed by George Pohorliak, has put together a presentation with abundant data to inform the public about the need for this service.
*Teen Crafternoon: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m., join the teen librarian in crafting a cute foxy phone case using felt, glue, embroidery thread and needles. No hand sewing experience required. Registration required online or by phone.
- Cherry Pie Day Pop-Up. Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kids of all ages create their own scented pie crafts.
- How to Train Your Dragon Pop-Up. Monday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kids of all ages create their own Viking medallion.
*Southington Reads. Thursday, March 7 at the Aqua Turf Club. This year’s 14th annual event will feature National Book Award winner Julia Glass. Registration for the free, popular event will open Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Register online or call the library.
- 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.
- Veterans Coffee Hour. A coffee hour just for veterans. The Southington Public Library and the Southington Veterans committee co-sponsor this monthly coffee hour. It’s an hour to meet with other veterans and have questions or concerns answered by a member of the Southington Veterans committee. Please check the Calendar of Events at southingtonlibrary.org for monthly dates.
- The Bridge. A committee co-sponsored by the Southington Public Library, The Southington Recreation Department, The Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department and the ARC of Southington. The committee is comprised of adults with disabilities and facilitators to create regionalized social events for disabled adults. Contact Elizabeth Chubet at 860-628-0947 at 6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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, music, paperback books, and hard cover books.
- StoryART is an artistic exploration of a beloved children’s book character for kids aged 2-6.
- Our Town features stories, free play, and a community helper special guest.
- Little Foodies offers a gastronomic twist on story time and a craft for kids aged 2-6 and an adult.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.