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Welcome to our Adult Summer Reading Program: Exercise Your Mind: READ!

Our gift to you:
Once you create an account here, you automatically earn a coupon for a free Pralines ice cream (while supplies last). Please visit the reference desk to pick up your coupon.

How the program works:
Every time you read or listen to an audiobook over the summer, enter your titles into your log. We will be holding random drawings of fun gift bags throughout the summer. Each book counts as an entry into the drawing. So, the more you read, the more chances you have to win! Happy summer reading!  Prize drawings will be held on 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/29.

Summer Events for Adults: 
(click here to register for the below programs)

Gettysburg: The Forgotten Day: Mon., June 20 @ 6:30 pm
Matthew Bartlett, author of the Gettysburg Chronicle, will discuss the first day of battle during the Civil War's most decisive moment. This is not a strategy or military lecture, but focuses instead on the stories of people, places, things which set the tone for the rest of the battle.  Register.

 Zentangle: Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:30 pm
Zentangle is a fascinating, meditative art form that is fun and relaxing.  It is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  It is known to increase focus and creativity.  In this session you will learn how to create your own unique designs.  Register.

Henna Tattoos: Tuesday, July 19 @ 5:30 pm
Make your appointment for a henna tattoo! Call 860-828-7126 after 7/1/16

2nd Annual Tomato & Pepper Tasting Party: Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:30 pm
Bring a few of your favorite tomatoes and/or peppers and compare them with your friends and neighbors. Please bring 2-3 of each variety you would like to have tasted. Plates/rating cards will be provided. They will be cut up and you can sample any and all the tomatoes and peppers you like. Didn't grow any this year? No problem, you're still welcome to join in the tasting!  Register. 

Ballroom Dancing: Wednesday, August 3 @ 6:30 pm
Learn the basics from an instructor!  Register.

Kenn Morr Band: Monday, Aug. 15 @ 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand!  This concert will be outdoors, weather permitting.  No registration.


2017-04-30 Walkers & Wigglers

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 1, 10:30 AM

(Ages 18 – 36 months)

Help your toddler work out his wiggles with this fun storytime.  Toddlers will read stories, sing, and complete a light craft.    The program will be followed by an open play session.  
No registration is required


2017-04-30 Nutmeg Release Party

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 2, 6:30 PM

Registration required. Call -- or Register Online.
Nutmeg time is here! Those who’ve read and reviewed 5 out of 10 of the 2017 Nutmeg titles are welcome to join us for a first look at the 2018 Nutmeg titles as well as other Nutmeg fun! 

Geared toward grades 3 and up. 

Registration is required.

Now Sponsored By Bella Pizza located at 41 Chamberlain Hwy  Berlin, Ct. 06037  



2017-04-30 Peek-A-Baby

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 3, 10:30 AM

(Ages birth to 18 months)
Help your baby begin a lifelong love of reading by joining us for this fun program.   Babies will listen to stories, do lap sits, and sing songs.  The program will be followed by an open play session.  
No registration is required.


2017-04-30 Mozart and Mendelssohn: Musical Prodigies

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 3, 6:30 pm

Registration required. Call -- or Register Online.
Mozart and Mendelssohn: Stupendous Child Prodigies
The name Mozart is synonymous with the word prodigy. He certainly displayed incredible talent as a composer, pianist and violinist at a ridiculously young age. Mendelssohn is usually ignored in the conversation about prodigies, but he was no less extraordinary and topped Mozart in at least one way. He was composing masterpieces as a teenager, several years before Mozart wrote anything comparable.

Jeffrey Engel will compare the two youngsters and let you decide who was the more remarkable.

About the presenter: As a cellist, Engel played with numerous orchestras in France including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories. He has given entertaining and informative music history lectures in various venues for 15 years, including as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut in Torrington.

2017-04-30 Bookworms

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
May 4, 2 PM

(Ages 3 - 5)
Help your child develop a sense of independence and a love a reading with this lively storytime.   Children will listen to books, sing songs, complete a craft and many other exciting things.
No registration required