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Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holiday hours & directions

Friends Book Sale

Due to the upcoming elevator project, the Friends of the Library Book Sale will be closed in November. There is a small selection of books for sale in the library.

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Most Recent Articles

Mozart and Mendelssohn: Musical Prodigies

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. Cellist Jeffrey Engel compares two famous musical prodigies: Mozart, a talented composer, pianist, and violinist at a ridiculously young age; and Mendelssohn, who was composing masterpieces as a teenager, several years before Mozart wrote anything comparable. You decide who was the more remarkable!

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Fe Fi Fo Acoustic Concert

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm. Join Fe Fi Fo, an all original, eclectic, multi-cultural acoustic group with a social conscience. Enjoy many acoustic originals as well as covers of musicians like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Captain Beefhart, and Frank Zappa.

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Found Poetry

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 6:30 pm. Create poetry with language from existing sources — like newspapers, magazines, recipes, & books. Click here to register for this event.

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Remembering Katharine Hepburn

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm. Join tv anchor/journalist, Ann Nyberg, as she discusses her book “Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady.”

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Literary Wreath Making

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm. Join us to make your own curled paper wreath using pages from old books. This is an easy yet beautiful craft project for the true bibliophile. No experience needed.
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New Britain Symphony Orchestra: Jazz Quartet

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm. Come take your seat and immerse yourself in the culture of cool and soothing music. Free concert.

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The Refugee Experience

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm. What is it like to be a refugee? What do refugees go through in order to enter the U.S., and what is it like for them once they arrive in a new country? Join Solange Rossignol and Hope Lennartz of Refugee Advocacy Services as they speak about their experiences in meeting new refugee families.

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Monologue Writing Workshop

Come explore your inner playwright! Participants write monologues inspired by their real- life experiences, then learn about performance technique to make their words on the page fit for the stage.

Click to register: March 21, March 28, and April 4.

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It’s Not In Your Head, It’s In Your Gut!

Monday, March 13, 6:30 pm. From headaches to rashes to autoimmune disease to anxiety and depression, your gut plays a pivotal role in your health. In this presentation, Dr. Cait Barbiero will show you the important steps, foods, and supplements needed to heal your gut and feel good again!

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Testimonials

BTW, this summer reading program is GREAT! I’m learning a lot about what the library has to offer–both online and onsite. Super idea!

Sandra

I read Wowbrary recommendations and pick books from there. I like it a lot!

Patron using our new books newsletter

There are often enough items from which to choose, adult programs both my husband and I enjoy, and a friendly staff.

Anonymous

I loved the Florence Griswold Museum! We brought a picnic, and it was right on the water. The printable museum pass was so easy.

Berlin Resident (and Berlin-Peck Regular!)

I was checking my emails and wanted to mention to you. Such an excellent newsletter, it’s really filled with excellent activities.

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This is the best day at the library ever!

Little girl in the Children's Department

I come here all the time. It’s such a nice library. I get so much more done here than I would working at home.

Patron

I have taken advantage of all craft and informational classes and found them to be most fun and beneficial. All attendees were very friendly and informative. I have taken; make your own natural cleaning products, wine glass etching, bags made out of tee shirts, and paper wreaths made out of encyclopedias. Ms, Ann is most knowledgeable, creative, and a wonderful resource. These crafts are not only relaxing to make, but could be used as future gifts! Our latest class was scrapbooking, and Ms. Ann …

A lovely Facebook comment!

Great library. Lots of services available.

Chris

Thank you very much for offering this [Zentangle] class to us. I had a lot of fun. You learn something new every day.

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