April Newsletter

Explore CT libraries, celebrate Poetry Month, and a whole lot more!

March 26, 2024

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    Library Director’s Message

    Dear Library Patrons,

    Happy Spring and welcome to the April edition of our library newsletter! I’m excited to share this month’s program calendar with you, full of so many entertaining and informative events. From book clubs to career help to gardening lectures (and much more), there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the library.

    Our library is once again participating in the Passports to CT Libraries! This is a month-long initiative, modeled after the CT wine trail passport program, to encourage Connecticut residents of all ages to visit and explore libraries throughout the state. There are two ways to be entered to win one of four $200 gift cards:

    • Visit and get your passport stamped at 5 or more libraries. $200 gift cards will be awarded to one adult and one child chosen by random drawing.
    • Visit the most libraries! $200 gift cards will be awarded to one adult and one child who visited the most libraries from all participants throughout the state. Ties will be broken by random drawing.

    Prize drawings will be held in May, so make sure you hand in your stamped passport before April 30. Please visit Passports to CT Libraries for more information.

    As always, I welcome your feedback and encourage you to stop by to say hello, contact me to schedule a personal library tour or send me an email at ctyszka@berlinpeck.org.

    Thank you for being part of our vibrant library community!

    Sincerely,
    Carrie Tyszka
    Library Director

     

    Friends of the Library

    Learn more about donating or becoming a Friend of the Berlin-Peck Library!

    April Book Sale Hours

    April 9: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm ($5/bag sale)
    April 10: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm ($5/bag sale)
    April 11: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm ($5/bag sale)
    April 17: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
    April 24: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

    The Book Sale is Overstocked!

    The Friends cannot accept more books until they clear up some space. You can help out by holding off on donations until Wednesday, April 17th… or by visiting during their $5/bag sale!

    $5 per Bag Sale

    Visit the Friends Book Sale on April 9, 10, and 11 for a $5 per bag sale on regular inventory adult or teen books, DVDs, CDs, and books on CD. Bags are provided by the Friends.

     

     

    Events

    Check out the Events Page to see upcoming events!

    All-Year Reading Challenge

    All-Year Reading Challenge

    Monday, January 1 to Tuesday, December 31
    Read books and win cool pins!
    Poetry Contest

    Poetry Contest

    Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30
    April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by creating a poem for our Poetry Contest.
    Dog Behavior: Your Dog's Reactivity and the Tools You Can Use

    Dog Behavior: Your Dog's Reactivity and the Tools You Can Use

    Monday, April 1
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Learn the tools you need to understand and manage your dog's behavior.
    2nd Annual Poetry & Art Exhibit!

    2nd Annual Poetry & Art Exhibit!

    Tuesday, April 2 to Tuesday, April 30
    Visit Our Art & Poetry Exhibit in the Library Meeting Room!
    Career Navigation

    Career Navigation

    Wednesday, April 3
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Get help in your job search with American Job Center!
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, April 4
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Movie Matinee: The Intern

    Movie Matinee: The Intern

    Friday, April 5
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Overdose Education & Naloxone (NARCAN) Training

    Overdose Education & Naloxone (NARCAN) Training

    Saturday, April 6
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Learn how to handle an emergency.
    Mending Circle

    Mending Circle

    Tuesday, April 9
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    This event has been cancelled. If you were registered for this event, we will contact you.
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, April 11
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Poetry & Art Exhibit Reception

    Poetry & Art Exhibit Reception

    Thursday, April 11
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    See how our patrons interpret what growing means!
    Movie Matinee: Past Lives

    Movie Matinee: Past Lives

    Friday, April 12
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Monday, April 15
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us to share practical information, feelings, needs and concerns. This group meets monthly as a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia.
    Virtual Author Talk: Marcia Zug

    Virtual Author Talk: Marcia Zug

    Monday, April 15
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Join author Marcia Zug live on Zoom to discuss her new book You'll Do: A History of Marrying for Reasons Other Than Love.
    Gardening for Monarchs and Other Pollinators

    Gardening for Monarchs and Other Pollinators

    Tuesday, April 16
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Learn how to make your local landscape more friendly to Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
    English Conversation Group

    English Conversation Group

    Wednesday, April 17
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us to practice your English in a comfortable group setting.
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, April 18
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Courageous Conversations: Immigration

    Courageous Conversations: Immigration

    Thursday, April 18
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Join us for an open, respectful discussion of immigration.
    Movie Matinee: Wonka

    Movie Matinee: Wonka

    Friday, April 19
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Saturday Morning Book Club

    Saturday Morning Book Club

    Saturday, April 20
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Join us for a discussion of Yellowface by R. F. Kuang. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
    Movie Matinee: Wonka (All Ages!)

    Movie Matinee: Wonka (All Ages!)

    Saturday, April 20
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an all-ages afternoon movie!
    Connecticut Wineries with "The Nutmeg Nose”

    Connecticut Wineries with "The Nutmeg Nose”

    Tuesday, April 23
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Discover Connecticut’s wine country!
    Senior Center Book Club

    Senior Center Book Club

    Wednesday, April 24
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    Join us at the Senior Center for a discussion of Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Contact the library for a copy of the book.
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, April 25
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Watercolor Portrait Painting

    Watercolor Portrait Painting

    Thursday, April 25
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Create a portrait with watercolor artist Nancy Roman.
    Movie Matinee: Big George Foreman

    Movie Matinee: Big George Foreman

    Friday, April 26
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Pen Turning Workshop

    Pen Turning Workshop

    Saturday, April 27
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Drop in to make your own wooden pen!
    Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Help

    Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Help

    Monday, April 29
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Sign up to receive free one-on-one legal advice, including landlord/tenant, immigration law, family law, employment, consumer rights, and personal injury.
    Cookbook Club

    Cookbook Club

    Monday, April 29
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    This month’s cookbook is Copycat Restaurant Favorites by Taste of Home.