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    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Universe of Stories

Register for the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program Today!
 " A Universe of Stories! "

Program runs from June 14 - August 23

Register to participate at the library at the Circulation or Adult Information desks or register ONLINE .Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace. Receive one prize ticket for each book read. There are weekly prize giveaways and grand prize drawings at the end of the program. Tickets will be available at the Circulation and Information Desks or submit your tickets ONLINE. You can also call the library at 860-665-8700 and we will be happy to submit a ticket for you. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawings. 

For more information about the summer reading program


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Books & Bites: Book Talks by Librarians the Senior Center
Thursday, June 27, 1:00 p.m.

Looking for a hot summer read? Join your librarians for tasty bites and book recommendations for all genres! Cool off with some new titles that will get you through the dog days of summer! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

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

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ReDefined READS- Summer Blooms
Friday, June 28, 6:00 p.m.

Create a beautiful bouquet of flowers using pages from old book. All materials are provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation @ the Library
Monday, July 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

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ukulele

Learn to Play Ukulele
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

For teens & adults! Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, July 11, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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

tea with the dames

Documentaries After Dark
Tea with the Dames
Friday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

See what happens when four stage and screen legends, Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith. Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright - get together for the weekend to catch up with one another. Running time 94 minutes. Beverages and desserts will be provided Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

cut the cord

Cutting the Cord: How to Eliminate Cable and Save Money
Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Newington residents Hal and Gail Whitney will discuss the methods used to cut the cord, eliminate cable TV and save $1300 a year! They will discuss various alternatives to cable that will save you money and allow you to watch your favorite shows. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

bohemian rhapsody

Movies & More @ the Senior Center
Bohemian Rhapsody
Tuesday, July 16, 1:00 p.m.

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid. Starring Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton. Running time is 133 minutes. Snacks provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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apollo moon landing

Apollo Moon Landing: Looking Back 50 Years @ the Senior Center
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor, Geological Sciences Department at CCSU, will discuss the historic events of July 20, 1969, the date of the first moon landing. For adults and teens (ages 15 and up). Registration required.

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Google Everything: Drive & Docs
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Ready for more Google? Eyeing an alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office? Join us for a look into the file storage service of Google Drive and the word processor of Google Docs, all completely free! Registration required.

DIDGERIDOO

Didgeridoo Down Under @ the Senior Center – All Ages
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Join Didgeridoo Down Under in a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational, and super fun for all ages! Call to register beginning July 9. This program will be held in the auditorium of the Senior Center. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

planetarium

Universe of Stories Planetarium Show @ CCSU’s Copernican Observatory and Planetarium
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. doors open at 7:00 – All Ages

Experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during CCSU’s Planetarium Show. Share the excitement of learning about astronomy and the universe around us. Stargazing begins at 8:45 p.m. Registration required.
Sponsored by CCSU.

adult coloring

Crafts & Conversation @ the Senior Center
Thursday, July 25, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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

alice network

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion – The Alice Network – Kate Quinn
Thursday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.

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.

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Documentaries After Dark
Free Solo
Friday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.

A film about Alex Honnold, the world's most accomplished free soloist climber, as he prepares to scale the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear. Running time 100 minutes. Beverages and desserts will be provided   Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, Aug. 8, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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

TV Streaming

Ready, Set, Stream!
Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.

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

Star is Born

A Star Is Born
Friday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

It is a Hollywood tradition to remake great films. See the latest version of A Star is Born directed by and starring Bradley Cooper co-starring and Lady Gaga.  In addition to viewing the modern movie, learn about features of its predecessors, starring Judy Garland, James Mason, and Barbra Streisand.  There will be a brief introduction to start, followed by the movie itself, wrapping up with a conclusion and discussion. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Magic in our Universe

Magic in Our Universe All Ages
Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.

Join Magician David Reed Brown for an amazing and awe-inspiring evening of magic. Learn how life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Bookshop

Movies and More @ the Senior Center
The Bookshop
Tuesday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.

In a small town in 1959 England, Florence Green decides against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.  Running time is 115 minutes.  
Sponsored by the Friends. 

Change your world

Change your World from the Inside Out
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.

One small change can make a big difference. By tapping into the power of meditation we can learn this powerful technique that is life changing. Join Clare Vidich longtime practitioner for a workshop in which you can learn how to create that small change that can be life-altering. Registration required.

if you lean in

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion @ the Senior Center
If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? By Gina Barreca.

Thursday, August 22, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of this book. Bring a brown bag lunch.  Beverages and desserts will be provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Universe of Stories

Adult Summer Reading Finale – A Universe of Stories
Friday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Meditation

Meditation the Universe and You
Wednesday, August 28, 
6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Matthew Raider and find out why so many are seeking peace and understanding in their lives and enjoyment in the moments of our existence. You may have heard about meditation and that it can be helpful for physical health, stress reduction, and peace of mind. It has helped many find purpose in their lives. Registration required.

crafts and conversation

Crafts & Conversation @ the Senior Center
Thursday, August 29, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m 

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