The library will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

May Newsletter

A thanks to our Friends, Amazon Smile supporters, and the Berlin Lions Club—plus, check out our new library app, and some awesome events in May!

May 3, 2022

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From the Library Director

Hello!

As you can imagine I work with a wonderful, talented staff here at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. They brought you the wildly popular coffee kits, spice kits, and take and makes, the Lucky Day collection, Mother Goose on the Loose, brought back in-person programs, and made it a priority to get our Friday Matinees up and running again. They supported school visits to the library, implemented mobile checkout, and found new ways to reach our patrons: through homebound service, partnering with Berlin schools, and this newsletter! And that was just in the last year. I am grateful every day for their dedicated service to you.

We also have immense support from our community: The Friends of Berlin Peck Memorial Library, whose financial support allows us to put on programs and purchase museum passes. You can support their efforts by shopping through their Amazon Smile account at smile.amazon.com. The Berlin Lions Club who recently donated more than 100 diverse children’s books, and our volunteers who give hundreds of hours supporting the work we do. Our local history room is entirely run by volunteers who organize, catalog, and research Berlin History. Most recently, they have updated our database of obituaries, researched Berlin in the Revolutionary War, and organized the yearbooks, photos, and city directories to help with your genealogy research. Have a question or want to learn more? Send an email to berlinhistorian@gmail.com. And thank you to everyone who donated time, money, and other resources to make our library shine. And finally, all of you who visit our building and use our services. We are here because of you. Thank you for supporting us.

This month, we are excited to announce that our library app is available for download! You can access it through the App store or Google Play store by typing in Library Connection Mobile. Download the app to your device, select Berlin Peck Memorial Library, and view our catalog, register for events, download museum passes, and learn more about library services. We hope this makes it easier for you to use our library services no matter where you are.

Warmly,
Kim McNally
Library Director

 

Our New Library App!

Library Connection Mobile by OCLC Capira

We’re pleased to announce that the library’s new app, Library Connection Mobile (LCI Mobile), is now LIVE for both iOS and Android. The app allows you to search the library catalog, access your account, see upcoming events, borrow museum and zoo passes, connect to databases, and more.

Apple iPhone users, visit the Apple App Store to download.

Android users, visit the Play Store to download.

Apple App Store
Google Play Store

 

Events

Check out the Events Page to see upcoming events!

Coffee Tasting Kit #3

Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 8

Join us on a 3-month journey into the world of coffee!

FULL Wiggles & Giggles (Birth – 23 Months)

Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Wiggles & Giggles is an in-person storytime for children ages birth – 23 months that focuses on developing pre-literacy skills with nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and books! Registration is required and class size is limited.

Project Peep! Chicken Hatching

Wednesday, May 4 – Monday, June 6, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Jeepers peepers! We’re so egg-cited! The library is hatching baby chickens this month! The eggs will be arriving on May 4, and their approximate hatch date is May 24. 

FULL Little Waddlers (Ages 2-3)

Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for an in-person storytime at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library! This program is designed for 2 and 3-year old children with a parent/caregiver. We will read stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Sit & Knit

Thursday, May 5, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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

Make & Take: Decoupaged Jewelry Holders

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Create a jewelry holder perfectly matched to your décor.

Mother Goose on the Loose (@ Percival Pool)

Friday, May 6, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

(Ages 0 -5) Join us outdoors at the Percival Pool for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and bubbles! Bring your own blanket or chair. Caregivers must be present. Registration is required. 

Movie Matinee: Secretariat

Friday, May 6, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

FULL Grab & Go Kit: Flower Power! (Gr. K+)

Monday, May 9, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

(Grades K+) Plant beautiful Cosmos seeds from scratch and watch them bloom! All supplies and instructions are included. Registration is required and begins May 2. Pick up Monday, May 9 – Saturday, May 14.

FULL Wiggles & Giggles (Birth – 23 Months)

Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Wiggles & Giggles is an in-person storytime for children ages birth – 23 months that focuses on developing pre-literacy skills with nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and books! Registration is required and class size is limited.

Insects & Their Amazingosity!

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Discover the remarkable adaptations bugs have developed in order to survive.

FULL Little Waddlers (Ages 2-3)

Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for an in-person storytime at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library! This program is designed for 2 and 3-year old children with a parent/caregiver. We will read stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Sit & Knit

Thursday, May 12, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Forensic Science

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

How true is the forensic science on TV?

Movie Matinee: Little Women

Friday, May 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monday, May 16, 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.

Earth’s History: The Fossil Timeline

Monday, May 16, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Discover the history of our beautiful blue planet by studying what’s buried under the surface!

Wiggles & Giggles (Birth – 23 Months)

Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Wiggles & Giggles is an in-person storytime for children ages birth – 23 months that focuses on developing pre-literacy skills with nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and books! Registration is required and class size is limited.

Little Waddlers (Ages 2-3)

Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for an in-person storytime at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library! This program is designed for 2 and 3-year old children with a parent/caregiver. We will read stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us at the Berlin Senior Center to discuss The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

Spice It Up! Greek Blend

Thursday, May 19

A versatile spice blend that can add delicious flavor to all sorts of dishes!

Sit & Knit

Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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

Mother Goose on the Loose (@ Percival Pool)

Friday, May 20, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

(Ages 0 -5) Join us outdoors at the Percival Pool for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and bubbles! Bring your own blanket or chair. Caregivers must be present. Registration is required. 

Movie Matinee: West Side Story

Friday, May 20, 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, May 21, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Read a memoir or biography of your choice and discuss it with the group. We will meet outside in front of the library if the weather is nice!

Wiggles & Giggles (Birth – 23 Months)

Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Wiggles & Giggles is an in-person storytime for children ages birth – 23 months that focuses on developing pre-literacy skills with nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and books! Registration is required and class size is limited.

Introduction to Qi Gong

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to decrease stress, obtain focus, and invite clarity through guided breathing and slow-flowing movement.

Little Waddlers (Ages 2-3)

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for an in-person storytime at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library! This program is designed for 2 and 3-year old children with a parent/caregiver. We will read stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Sit & Knit

Thursday, May 26, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Movie Matinee: The Call of the Wild

Friday, May 27, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

LGBTQ Awareness

Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn about LGBTQ awareness, acceptance, and how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community.