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    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Adult Libraries Rock
Adult Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock
Program runs from June 7 - August 17

Adults can register for the adult summer reading program at the library or online. For every book you read of listen to you receive a prize giveaway ticket. Weekly prize giveaway drawings. All tickets collected through the summer will be entered into the grand prize drawings to be held on August 17.
See adult summer reading page for more information
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fancy bagels

Made in Connecticut
Fancy Bagels, Southington and Farmington
Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the history and production of Fancy Bagels, started in 1988 by the family of Salvatore Belcaro.  Featured in Hartford Business Journal for using a unique manufacturing technique, the co-owners, Salvatore Belcaro and Dominick Gualtieri, produce about 27 bagel varieties. Free tastings will be provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

wonder

Movies & More: WONDER 
Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.

Based on the bestselling book, WONDER tells the heartwarming story of a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. Running time 113 minutes. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Acoustic Guitar Concert
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Featuring music inspired by American jazz and popular styles with award-winning guitarist Francesco Barone. An evening of beautiful music!

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, July 19, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!  
Registration required

Kais and Dollz

Reading Rocks with Kais and Dollz
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Kais and Dollz, a band made up of 2 brother/sister pairs, ranging in age from 12 – 17, for an evening of rocking out with hits old and new – pop, funk, jazz and traditional tunes could all appear on this program featuring 4 multi-instrumentalists!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

zentangle

Zentangle: What’s it All About 
Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.

Zentangle is a method of drawing simple repeating patterns that create a state of relaxed focus. Participate in some mindful doodling to create some original and beautiful artwork!  Local instructor Kelley Kelly will help guide you. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversations 
Thursday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT & BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION!
(So that we will not be chided, colored pencils still provided!)
Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

rumble

Dine with a Documentary – Libraries Rock!
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.

A feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Bring your light supper. Refreshments provided. Running time 104 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Brian Miller TEDx

TEDx Talks Motivational Magician Brian Miller
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.

Brian Miller, whose TEDx Talk has been viewed nearly 3 million times, will show you how to connect, engage, and inspire those around you. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

everything i  told you

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion 
Thursday,August 2, 7:00 p.m.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Anyone interested is invited to join us for the discussion.  Refreshments served.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

hanel concert

George G. Hanel Series Presents
The Larry Gareau Quartet
Friday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The George G. Hanel Fine Arts Series returns with a performance by The Larry Gareau Quartet, who will perform a jazz concert of familiar tunes and original music. The program includes classic Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Latin rhythms, and some rock n roll.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversations
Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT & BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION!
(So that we will not be chided, colored pencils still provided!)
Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ed hicks

8 Great Artists and Leave 'em Laughing
Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.

Ed Hicks presentation will inform you about legendary figures in the art world who influenced the culture of their time.  Discover the "work, words and ways" of artists Picasso, O'Keeffe, Van Gogh and more.  In the second part of the program he will leave you laughing.  The audience will participate in an interactive comedy.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

take me to the river documentary

Brown Bag It with a Documentary – Libraries Rock! 
Take Me to the River
Thursday, August 9, 12:00 p.m.

A film that celebrates the intergenerational, interracial influence of Memphis, TN on American music. Bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments provided. Running time 95 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, August 9, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!  Registration required.

burning man

The Burning Man Festival 
Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. 

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northwest Nevada.  Each year a temporary city of 50,000 is erected and then taken down leaving no trace. Matthew Mercure has attended the festival twice will speak about this event that draws people from all walks of life.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

goodbye christopher robin

Movies & More: Goodbye Christopher Robin 
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. MILNE and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie. Running time 107 minutes. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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goodreads

Pinterest & Goodreads
Thursday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.

Pinterest is a "catalogue of visual ideas" that inspires users to try something new. See how to save images and categorize them on different boards, and follow other users' boards with similar tastes. Goodreads’ mission is “to help people find and share books they love.” Discover new authors and titles!  Registration required.

libraries rock

Adult Summer Reading Finale – Libraries Rock! 
Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.

In the library under the atrium.
Join us for refreshments and prizes for adults registered in the summer reading program. The drawings for the grand prizes begin at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

bob loves bing carousel

Bob Loves Bing Movie Night
Rhythm on the Range

Monday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.

In memory of long-time library volunteer Bob Larsson, we will be showing Rhythm of the Range, a musical western, starring Bing Crosby, hosted by his friend Owen VanBrocklin. Running time 87 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

it might get loud documentary

Dine with a Documentary – Libraries Rock!
It Might Get Loud

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.

A film about the influence of the electric guitar from the point of views of The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. Bring your light supper. Refreshments provided. Running time 98 minutes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Water for Elephants

Film Based on the Book
Water for Elephants
Thursday, August 23, 1:00 p.m.

This film adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel stars Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattison and Hal Holbrook. Running time is 120 minutes. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, August 23, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!
Registration required.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversations 
Monday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT & BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION!
(So that we will not be chided, colored pencils still provided!)
Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

water for elephants book

Brown Bag It with a Film and Novel Discussion
Water for Elephants
Thursday, August 30, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a book discussion of the film and novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. The film adaptation of the novel will be shown on Thursday, August 23, 1:00 p.m. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

library board

Library Board Annual Meeting
Monday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.


Join us at the Library Board’s Annual Meeting that will feature Megan Torrey from the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. After a brief business meeting, Megan Torrey will speak about her role on the CTWAC and discuss global issues that impact the local community and the world at large.

visit new york

Bus Trip - NYC
Saturday, October 6  

Flier will be available in the library.