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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


An Afternoon with Ben Franklin
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Actor Brian Patrick Mulligan impersonates Ben Franklin in this entertaining program of history, theater, and humor.

Family Night - Secret Agents
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pick your secret agent name, break a code, and hunt for clues! Drop in for fun for the whole family!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Story Time “Art”
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Anyone can make art! Listen to stories about art, and then get your hands dirty with some finger paint! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Curiosity Club
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. For 9-to-13 year-old children.

Story Time “Weather”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Why is it cloudy? Why is it sunny? What’s the weather like today? Explore these questions and more during our weather story time! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 15 and up.

Play Time
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Drawing a Human Face
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of drawing a realistic human face with artist Michael Carmean. Our class is three hours in length, and all materials are supplied.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all teens! This is YOUR library too! Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan teen programs and events. For teens aged 12-18.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Larson

"They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret.

Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions."

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Story Time “Teeth”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The average child has 28 teeth. How many do you have? Joins us and learn about growing teeth, losing teeth, and cleaning teeth. For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Family Night - Archeology
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
What is archeology? Dig in for crafts, experiments, and books about this fascinating subject; you’ll never know what you might find!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For children aged 3 to 7 years.