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February Newsletter

A message from our new director—and some great programs!

February 1, 2024

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    Library Director’s Message

    Dear Library Community,

    I am excited to introduce myself as the new Library Director. If you are a frequent visitor to the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, you have probably already met me at some point! This library has been my “work home” since 2000. Over the years, I have watched children grow up, library services change, and the building evolve. One thing that hasn’t changed is our staff’s dedication to ensuring that this library is the heart of the community.

    In my new role, I am committed to building upon the strong foundation that has already been laid and to finding new and innovative ways to serve our patrons, guided by our new strategic plan.

    I welcome you to stop by to say hello or send me an email at ctyszka@berlinpeck.org if you ever have a suggestion, question, or concern.

    I am excited to begin this new chapter together!

    Sincerely,
    Carrie Tyszka

    Closed for Presidents Day

    Monday, February 19

    Free Winter Getaways

    Debut Fiction

    Books for Black History Month

    Magical Realism

    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!
    First Line Literary Contest

    First Line Literary Contest

    Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, February 29
    Berlin-Peck invites you to compose your best original opening line to an imaginary novel!
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, February 1
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Invasive Plants: Stop Them Before They Take Over Your Landscape

    Invasive Plants: Stop Them Before They Take Over Your Landscape

    Thursday, February 1
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Learn how to identify, remove, and prevent the most common and troublesome invasive plants.
    Movie Matinee: A Haunting in Venice

    Movie Matinee: A Haunting in Venice

    Friday, February 2
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Pasta From Scratch

    Pasta From Scratch

    Tuesday, February 6
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Learn to whip up a few tasty sauces and roll out some fantastic pasta dough!
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, February 8
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Dayton Rich in Concert

    Dayton Rich in Concert

    Thursday, February 8
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Don't miss Berlin's own Dayton Rich—songwriter, storyteller, and acoustic performer—with special guest Don Roberts on Bass Guitar!
    Movie Matinee: The Marsh King's Daughter

    Movie Matinee: The Marsh King's Daughter

    Friday, February 9
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Mending Circle

    Mending Circle

    Tuesday, February 13
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    This event has been cancelled. If you were registered for this event, we will contact you.
    Make and Take: Bird Seed Wreaths

    Make and Take: Bird Seed Wreaths

    Thursday, February 15
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Create a wreath for your feathered friends!
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, February 15
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Movie Matinee: The Holdovers

    Movie Matinee: The Holdovers

    Friday, February 16
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Monday, February 19
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    This month's group is ONLINE ONLY. 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.
    Norman Rockwell: Painting America’s Stories

    Norman Rockwell: Painting America’s Stories

    Tuesday, February 20
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Discover the charm of Norman Rockwell's iconic art!
    English Conversation Group

    English Conversation Group

    Wednesday, February 21
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    This event has been cancelled. If you were registered for this event, we will contact you.
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, February 22
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.
    Courageous Conversations Book Club

    Courageous Conversations Book Club

    Thursday, February 22
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Join us to discuss "I Never Thought of It That Way" by Mónica Guzmán.
    Movie Matinee: Crooked House

    Movie Matinee: Crooked House

    Friday, February 23
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Join us for an afternoon movie!
    Courageous Conversations Book Club

    Courageous Conversations Book Club

    Saturday, February 24
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Join us to discuss "I Never Thought of It That Way" by Mónica Guzmán.
    Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Help

    Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Help

    Monday, February 26
    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, February 26
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    This month’s cookbook is Indian(-ish) by Priya Krishna.
    Don't Lose Your House

    Don't Lose Your House

    Wednesday, February 28
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Learn how to protect your assets from the costs of long-term care.
    Sit & Knit

    Sit & Knit

    Thursday, February 29
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Join us for knitting and good company.