Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. - Healthy Food Healthy Kids
Add healthy variety to your children’s lunch bags, sprinkle some creativity into their snacks, and cook up a batch of school safe treats for your child’s classroom at Healthy Food, Healthy Kids: Smart Snacks, Lunches and School Safe Celebrations on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. Marisa McCoy, Shop Rite’s dietitian will present recipes, offer tasty samples, and answer questions. Click here to register.
Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. - Scams: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Scams can affect anyone and scammers are always finding new ways to take advantage of consumers. However, we can all do more to protect ourselves and our families from scams. Come to the Library to learn more about how scammers operate. Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull will give this important talk about how to avoid fraud and scams including phone scams, charity scams, email scams, and home improvement scams. Click here to register.
Friday, October 13th at noon - Into the Woods: A Musical Matinee at the Library
A witch curses a baker and his wife, binding their fates to Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk. The cast includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Bring your bag lunch to the Library to relax and enjoy this film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's awarding-winning musical. The Library will provide coffee, tea and bottled water. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. - "Talk that Talk" A free writing workshop with author Steve Liskow
On Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. author Steve Liskow will present a writing workshop focused on dialogue. Drawing on his experience as an actor and director and using examples from contemporary fiction, Steve will help participants refine written dialogue to make characters distinct and establish a mood. The class includes exercises that apply to all fiction writing: how to speed up or slow down a scene, how to tailor the language to the character, and how to introduce more conflict into the scene. Steve Liskow's short stories have garnered an Edgar Award nomination, the Black Orchid Novella Award, and Honorable Mention for the Al Blanchard Story Award sponsored by the New England Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. - Town Council Candidates Forum with Moderator Al Terzi
The Library and the Southington Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a Town Council Candidate Forum at the Library and we are seeking questions for candidates running to serve on our Town Council. The candidates will not answer questions from the audience during this event. Please send your questions to us no later than Friday, October 13th. We will choose questions for the candidates based on the most-asked questions. Click here to email your questions. We also have a container at the Library where questions can be dropped off by Friday, October 13th.
Though the candidates will not answer questions from the audience during the forum, they will all stay after the event to talk to interested citizens. Click here to register.
Thursday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. - Books & Fancy Bagels
Do you love to read? Are you always looking for the next great book? Come discuss your favorite books and get recommendations from fellow reading enthusiasts. Find out about upcoming books by your favorite authors and discover hidden gems. Louise Champagne, Reference Librarian, will lead this lively book chat! Click here to register.
Friday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m. - How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie
Apple season is upon us and that delicious spicy smell fills New England kitchens. Learn the technique of making the perfect apple pie from Christina Hart of Foodology Cooking School and Bakery Cafe. This demonstration is just in time for holiday dessert making. Participants will learn to make a flaky crust, decide on different ingredients to "customize" the filling, and a few volunteers will assemble the pies. All in attendance will be able to indulge in a tasty apple tart. Please register for this program as attendance is limited. Click here to register.
Friday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cafe at the Library - Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club
The Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers will give a free concert at the Southington Public Library on Friday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. For over 40 years the Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers, under the director of Gerry Legace, have charmed audiences with their toe-tapping and foot stomping music. This dynamic group of musicians, whose ages range from 13 to 92, play fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, button box, accordion, spoons, harmonica, banjitar and cowbell! What else could you ask for? Click here to register.