Southington Public Library listings for the Feb. 15 edition

The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

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:

February

  • 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.
  • Creativebug: The online crafting site Creativebug is now accessible to library cardholders. It offers more than 1,000 online art and crafting tutorials for free. Classes never expire, and the site offers ad-free video tutorials taught by artists and creative individuals.
  • Cherry Pie Day Pop-Up. Saturday, Feb. 16, 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.
  • Books and Bagels. Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. Registration required. Discuss your favorite books and get recommendations from fellow reading enthusiasts.
  • Cooking the Books: Taste of France. Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Check out a Southington Library cookbook, magazine, or e-book fitting February’s topic, Taste of France, and then spend some time experimenting with it. Please bring your own plate, utensils, and serving spoon.
  • A Passeggiata (Stroll) Through Italy: Past, Present and Future. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Participants wishing to travel to Italy will leave with a better understanding of how to travel successfully among Italians to fully enjoy their experience. Presented by Mariann Millard.

March

  • Mardi Gras Party. Tuesday, March 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with Dr. Ya Ya’s Dirty Rice Review—one of Connecticut’s most popular New Orleans-style party bands.
  • 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.

Ongoing Health/Legal

  • 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.

Other Items

  • 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 chubete@southington.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.

Ongoing Programs

  • 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.

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