Adult Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

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Redefined READS
Repurposed Holiday Decoration
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12::00 p.m.

With the holiday season upon us, create a unique gift made from a book. Choices are a folded tree or a rolled tree. All materials are provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, December 19, 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.

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Destress for the Holidays
Saturday, December 21, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Sign up or drop by to enjoy a 10-minute chair massage or reiki session and destress this holiday season from area massage therapists. Registration required.
Co-Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. 

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Crafts & Conversation
Thursday, December 26, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

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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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, December 26, 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.

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Wonderful World of Music
Friday, December 27, 1:00 p.m.

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra. They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary.

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Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, January 2, 7:00 p.m.
Title to be announced.

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

Mayo Clinic

Brown Bag it with a Documentary
Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, January 7, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Mayo had a simple philosophy he imparted to his sons Will and Charlie: "the needs of the patient come first." They wouldn't treat diseases--they would treat people. Starring Kevin Conway, Peter Coyote and Tom Hanks. Running time 115 minutes. Snacks provided
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, January 9, 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.

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Low Interest Rates and Retirement Income
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.

Over the past 30 years, the investment and financial world has changed dramatically. In Europe and Asia negative interest rates emerged. We will look at ETFs. Mutual Funds, Managed Accounts, individual stocks and some annuity products to analyze the cost structures, risks, deceptions, and benefits of these products. This program is designed to help an individual navigate the web of financial products along with some resources to help organize your financial life. Registration required.
Co-Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. 

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Movies & More 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Tuesday, January 14, 1:00 p.m.

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Starring Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried. Running time 109 minutes. Tickets are available at Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Crafts & Conversation
Thursday, January 16, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

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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Friends Winterfest
Friday, January 17, 2020 – snow date January 24 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of tasty beer, wine, spirits and savory refreshments, plus great musical entertainment by Dually Noted. It will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Place your orders for bottles of wine or beer you like at special prices offered only at the event and you’ll be eligible for a special prize. After the tasting, participate in the teacup and silent auctions and more. Desserts will follow. Must be 21 to attend. Shuttle parking will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Take Charge of Your Health in the New Year!
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation on how you can take steps toward better health in 2020. This program is for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, depression, pain and anxiety and those caring for someone with a chronic condition. Registration required.

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Brown Bag It with a Film and Novel Discussion
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Thursday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. 

Join us for a discussion of the film and novel The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The film adaptation of the novel will be shown on Tuesday, January 14, 1:00 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, January 23, 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.

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Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, January 23, 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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Adult Winter Reading Kickoff & Registration: Reading Through Time
Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Drop in or register online to receive a free gift and a chance to win the Kickoff prize provided. Adults earn a prize ticket for every book they read or listen to, which will be entered into weekly drawings for special gifts. All tickets collected will be entered into the grand prize drawing that will be held on Friday, March 6.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Wednesday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

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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Computer Security & You
Thursday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.

The cyber world can be a daunting place for computer users. Find out how you can improve your safety and security when using your computer and the internet. Registration required.

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Instant Pot 101  - Super Bowl Madness
Friday, January 31, 12:00 p.m.

Do you own an Instant Pot but are intimidated by it? Wonder what all the fuss is about and if you should buy one? Come watch our professional librarians (but not professional cooks!) demo why they love theirs, and sample some home cooking. Registration required.