Adult Events

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    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Aging

How To Navigate the World of Assisted Living and Memory Care:
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.

Senior Care Consultant Liz Cornish, MSPT, provides information on different types of assisted living and memory care communities, pros and cons, and how they differ in services offered: dining options, recreation, transportation, and direct care. Questions will be provided that families should ask and how/when to start a conversation with your family members about transitioning to an assisted living or memory care community. The cost of assisted living vs. the cost of remaining in the home will also be discussed.
Sponsored by the Friends of the LIbray and Middlewoods of Newington. 

ready set stream

Ready, Set, Stream!
Thursday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.

Looking to take the plunge into online streaming? Join us for a basic overview of quality online entertainment options using a streaming service and device. Registration required.

maya angelou

Brown Bag it With a Documentary
American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Tuesday, February 25, 12:00 noon
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The film presents the incredible journey of Dr. Maya Angelou, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access. Running time 114 minutes. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

crafts and conversation

Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Page turners Little fires

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Thursday, February 27, noon

Join us for a discussion of the book Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.  Dining Partners Program
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

get organized

30 Days to Better Organization
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.

Whether you are thinking of moving or staying right where you are this program is for you! Come meet Donna Finocchiaro author of 30 Days to Better Organization, and an estate organizer and learn a few new tips and tricks to conquer your clutter. Registration required.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, Thursday, March 5, 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.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, March 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

dead wake

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Dead Wake by Eric Larson

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

winter reading

End of Adult Winter Reading – Reading Through Time
Friday, March 6

All tickets collected for the program’s weekly drawings will be entered into the grand prize drawing to be held at 12 noon. Winners will be notified.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

judy

Movies & More: Judy
Tuesday, March 10, 1:00 p.m.

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Starring Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, and Jessie Buckley. Running time is 118 minutes. Snacks provided. Pick up your free tickets at the Adult Information Desk.  Dining Partners Program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversation
Thursday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ipad

iPad Essentials
Thursday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.

Learn about essential iPad skills, such as the iPad’s physical features, settings, finding and installing apps, and more. Bring your device and questions to the class! Registration required.

paint night

Paint Night Fun
Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.

Come out of the cold and paint a picture at the library. Snacks provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by Middlewoods of Newington.

joseph pulitzer

Brown Bag it With a Documentary
American Masters: Joseph Pulitzer
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 noon.

Joseph Pulitzer arrived in the United States penniless and proceeded to create two best-selling newspapers - and a major fortune. From the start of his career, Pulitzer championed the sacred role of free press in a democracy. Running time 85 minutes. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

tech4u big

Tech 4 U 
Thursday, March 26, 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.

game night

Tabletop Game Night 
Thursday, March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For ages 12 and up. Learn some new & nontraditional games from a Tabletop Gaming Center expert! Adults are welcome too. Registration required.  Dining Partners Program.

recycling 101

Recycling 101
Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

Confused about what you can and cannot recycle? Then attend this program to learn all about recycling in Connecticut: what can, can’t and must be recycled; why towns recycle different things, the new plastic bag law, and more. Presented by CT DEEP facilitator Sherill Baldwin. The Assistant Superintendent from the Newington Highway Department, Robert Hillman, will also participate to answer local recycling questions. Registration required.  Dining Partners Program.

crafts and conversation

Crafts and Conversation
Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.