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:
*March Artist of the Month: Lucy DiMeo. View the work of Poland native Lucy DiMeo. Her favorite medium is oil paint, but she works with watercolors and charcoal, too.
- 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.
- Nursery School Showcase/Craft. Monday, March 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Representatives from schools in Southington and surrounding towns will be on hand with information about their programs. While you are there, fly on over to the crafting table to create a fun spring craft.
- Irish Step Dancing. Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. No registration. Adults and children of all ages will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the magic of Irish step dancing presented by the Shamrock School of Dance in the Café Corner.
- Leonard Bernstein – An American Treasure. Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Jeffrey Engel will lecture on Bernstein, one of the most gifted, famous, popular, and successful musician produced by America, and his influence on American music today.
- Jim Cameron: Getting There: Connecticut’s Transportation Past and Future. Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Jim Cameron will lead a presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis, including crowded highways, their state of disrepair, hundreds of bridges considered deficient and Metro-North trains running slower while fares increase.
- Poets on Poetry: Beginning Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the library will host a unique poetry reading and discussion series. Each discussion will be led by a local poet-scholar. The series is sponsored by the Connecticut Poetry Society. Series dates are: March 27, April 10, and May 22.
- 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.