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:
- Megan Rose Perras and Kyle Fickel are January Artists of the Month. Now through Jan. 31. Megan Rose Perras is a Southington resident and nurse who has been painting for five years. Her subjects include flowers, trees, paths, and the woods. She also creates abstract paintings with splatters and chemical reactions. Kyle Fickel is a local photographer who has dreamed of becoming a photojournalist, or celebrated landscape photographer since the ninth grade when he took his first photography course. His subjects vary from people and objects to landscapes. His work is made up of everyday images with an artist’s touch.
- Crafts Against Mental Health Stigma and Bullying. Monday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m. Registration required. An informational and crafty program on mental health stigma awareness and the effects of bullying led by Southington teen Giulianna Montana. Guests are encouraged to explore different areas of mental health stigma and bullying through crafts. Open to both teens and adults.
- Teen Crafternoon – DIY Picture Frame Jewelry Organizer. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. Registration is required. Join teen librarian Nicole Kent and learn to make jewelry organizers out of picture frames, paint, and wooden knobs.
- Jazz Social – La Hot Jazz and Company. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. LaHot Jazz and Company will be performing their show called “Jazz Social” on the main floor of the library. Registration is required.
- Cooking the Books – Cakes. Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Discuss all types of cake—sweet or savory, frosted or plain, tiered or tube. Find a cake recipe in a Southington Public Library cookbook, magazine, or e-book and spend some time experimenting. Come ready to share the dish and discuss your experience. Bring, plates, utensils, cake server, and 13 copies of the recipe.
- State Education Resource Center (SERC) assistive technology open house. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2 to 5 p.m. No registration required. Walk through a display of low-, mid- and high-tech assistive technology (AT) devices. Try them out, and learn about the latest research and trends in the field of assistive technology.
SERC staff will demonstrate the use of the devices, provide information on the accessibility features of your personal devices to maximize their use, and teach the importance of AT in the general education curriculum.
- Southington Supports Public Transportation presentation. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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.
- Take Your Child to the Library Day. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Registration required. Children will create a stuffed animal from the arctic. Participants will listen to a story about arctic animals and then be given their own arctic friend, complete with wishing star and birth certificate.
*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 email@example.com 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.