July Newsletter

Summer days are full of possibilities!

July 1, 2022

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From the Library Director

Hello,

Summer days are full of possibilities! Which is exactly what makes them so enchanting. Maybe you’ve reserved some time at home just for yourself and your family. Or perhaps your calendar is packed with vacation plans, summer gatherings, bucket list items, or you’re looking for things to do. Whatever kind of summer you have planned, the library has something for you!

Want to learn a new language? Mango provides lessons in more than 60 languages. Ready to bake a cake, but need a special pan? We’ve got more than 25 specialty pans to choose from. Want to try your hand at a new hobby? Creativebug offers textile arts, flower arranging, photography, and calligraphy among many other crafts. Hosting a summer gathering, but you don’t have yard games to entertain your guests? We’ve got you covered. In addition to corn hole and other lawn games, we have a pickleball kit (rackets & balls) and a giant Jenga! Want to turn your home into a calming oasis? Well, that one’s a little harder, but you can download New Age music for relaxing and sleeping using the Hoopla App (and many other musical genres, too!) And while you’re there you can watch certain Acorn TV Series or use the Hoopla Binge Pass to access The Great Courses on your smart phone or device. All you need is a library card. Scroll down for a listing of our upcoming events – just register and make a note on your calendar. We hope to see you soon!

July also represents a fresh new fiscal year at the library and we look forward to updated technology in the form of new public computers coming this year. The price of printing color copies will drop to $.25 and we’re getting an additional printer and scanner for public use. And that’s just the beginning. We have lots in store for you in the coming year – new programs, partnerships, and possibilities. Enjoy these summer days!

Warmly,
Kim McNally
Library Director

 

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Events

Check out the Events Page to see upcoming events!

Adult Summer Reading

Wednesday, June 15 – Thursday, September 1

Each book you read earns you one raffle ticket!

Drop-In Activity: Superhero Wrist Cuffs

Wednesday, June 15 – Friday, July 1

Who is your favorite Superhero?

Read & Bead: Superhero Summer!

Wednesday, June 15 – Friday, August 12

The Read & Bead Summer Reading Challenge is back and better than ever! Sign up beginning June 15!

Super Rubber Ducky Club!

Wednesday, June 15 – Friday, August 12

Children from birth to preschool can join the Super Ducky Club this summer! Each time they’re read to, complete early literacy activities, or attend library programs they are on their way to earning small rewards and rubber duckies! Sign-up begins June 15.  

Teen Scratch Ticket Challenge

Wednesday, June 15 – Friday, August 12

Check out library books (or movies, or games), earn scratch tickets, and win prizes!

Movie Matinee: The Dog

Friday, July 1, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie! Please register. We will be checking registration at the door.

Hungerford Nature Center: Backyard Nature

Thursday, July 7, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Come learn about Connecticut Wildlife!

Sit & Knit

Thursday, July 7, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for knitting and good company—six feet apart, of course.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Sage Park

Friday, July 8, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for outdoor storytime fun!

Movie Matinee: Journal for Jordan

Friday, July 8, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie! Please register. We will be checking registration at the door.

My Garden of a Thousand Bees

Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary following wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn, who set out to record all the bees he could find in his tiny English garden.

FULL Henna with Jamilah Henna Creations

Tuesday, July 12, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Discover the Ancient Art of Henna!

Spice It Up! Pico Fruta

Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday, July 31

Penzi’s Pico Fruta seasoning brings joy to fresh fruit!

Sit & Knit

Thursday, July 14, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for knitting and good company—six feet apart, of course.

Hungerford Nature Center: Creatures of the World-Mammals

Thursday, July 14, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for animal fun!

Make & Take: DIY Dog Toys

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to create two types of dog toys!

Movie Matinee: In the Heights

Friday, July 15, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie! Please register. We will be checking registration at the door.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a discussion of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monday, July 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This group meets monthly as a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia. Join us to share practical information, feelings, needs and concerns.

Games Unplugged!

Monday, July 18, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Get Your Game On!

Books & Bites: Nutmeg Book Club

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Would you want to have a pet donkey?

Ed Popielarczyk: Comedy Magic, Balloon Twisting, Flea Circus Ringmaster

Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Kids make the magic happen!

Kitchen Secrets with Carbone’s Prime

Wednesday, July 20, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Get a rare behind-the-scenes look inside Carbone’s Prime new food truck and a personal cooking lesson with Chef Matt and Paul.

Hungerford Nature Center: Creatures of the World- Reptiles

Thursday, July 21, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Our Scaly Friends Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Sit & Knit

Thursday, July 21, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for knitting and good company—six feet apart, of course.

Movie Matinee: No Time to Die

Friday, July 22, 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie! Please register. We will be checking registration at the door.

Imagination Nation Museum: Lemon Volcanoes!

Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A chemical reaction you won’t want to miss!

Just For Fun

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Get Ready for Fun!

Sit & Knit

Thursday, July 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for knitting and good company—six feet apart, of course.

Hungerford Nature Center: Creatures of the World- Bird & Insects

Thursday, July 28, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bird and Bugs…Oh My!

CANCELED Mother Goose on the Loose @ Sage Park

Friday, July 29, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose, scheduled for Friday, July, 29 @ 10:30 AM has been canceled due to the high probability of wet fields and the possibility of inclement weather.

 

Join us outdoors for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and bubbles! Bring your own blanket or chair. Caregivers must be present. Registration is required. If there is inclement weather, registrants will be notified (via our Facebook page) ahead of time of cancellation.

Movie Matinee: Cruella

Friday, July 29, 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie! Please register. We will be checking registration at the door.