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While you stay safe and stay home here is a suggestions of things to do to keep you entertained, learning, relaxed and fit! 

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  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube, Facebook and NCTV


Even though our building is closed until further notice, we are still here for you!  We are updating this page with new events all the time, and if you would like to see a specific type of program, let us know!  Stay safe and healthy Newington!

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register by calling 860-665-8700 will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page.. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration by calling 860-665-8700.

Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. 

 If you want to view some past programs you may have missed in August, scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the videos.

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Virtual Tech Help Appointments

Are you looking for help downloading an eBook?  Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Acorn TV? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom.

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Introduction to Zoom (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 9

Using Zoom for the first time?  Need some instruction on how to use Zoom to attend meetings and conferences online?  We will cover how to set up an account, join a meeting, host a meeting, and more. Access to this virtual event will be available on the day of the program. 

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Grab & Go Coloring Pages
Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

We are glad to offer coloring pages for pickup.
Call at least one day before the program date to schedule curbside pickup of your coloring pages.

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Page Turners Book Discussion (Virtual)
Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
 Becoming 
by Michelle Obama

Join us for this lively book discussion. The discussion will be held through Zoom and be facilitated by a library staff member. Anyone interested is invited to attend. We hope to “see” you there! Registration is required. Program is available live through Zoom. Please call 860-665-8700 to register and a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Grab & Go Coloring Pages
Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

We are glad to offer coloring pages for pickup.
Call at least one day before the program date to schedule curbside pickup of your coloring pages.

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acorn tv

Digital Library At Home:  RBdigital & Acorn TV (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 7

Learn how to access some of our popular digital services right from home! We will cover how to use RBdigital and Acorn TV to get countless forms of free entertainment, such as eBooks, audiobooks, and some of the best British television out there! Access to this virtual event will be available on the day of the program.  

  • Watch the video here beginning October 7.
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How to promote your business on Facebook – for FREE! (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to quickly get your business onto Facebook by creating a business page where customers can find you. Learn how to grow your business visibility on Facebook by creating compelling content which your followers will engage with and share with others. Join Ray Michno and Kristin Vacca from the Newington Chamber of Commerce as they share valuable tips and tricks which you can immediately put to use to promote your business on Facebook.  Registration is required. Program is available live through Zoom. Please call 860-665-8700 to register and a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

injury prevention

Injury Prevention Strategies for Athletes, with Licensed Athletic Trainer Jenn Tirillo (Virtual)
Tuesday, October 20 

Using her experience working with youth athletes up through Olympic level hopefuls, Jenn will demonstrate key self-care techniques, dynamic warm-up exercises and more.

  • Watch the video here beginning October 20.
grab and go

Grab & Go Coloring Pages
Wednesday, October 29,10:00 a.m. – Noon

We are glad to offer coloring pages for pickup.
Call at least one day before the program date to schedule curbside pickup of your coloring pages.

​     Some past programs you may have missed    

wine tasting

 Virtual Wine Tasting
 
Thursday, July 30

Join us for a virtual tasting of wines from three of the world’s favorite wine grapes! We will explore wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The presenter is Jon Haight of Wineunwrapped.com.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Computer Security at Home! (Virtual)
Monday, August 3

Whether you are using your computer to work, learn, or pass the time, we are on our home networks and devices more than ever.  Find out what you can do to keep you and your device secure at home. 

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Line Dancing Demo with Wendy Nielson (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 5

Line dancing isn’t just country/western anymore! It could be anything from a waltz to a cha-cha. You will learn 3 popular dances. No partner needed: it’s fun, and great exercise. Join dance instructor Wendy Nielson and free the dancer in you.  

home inspection

Home Quick Fixes with Louis Niro of Magnified Home Inspections (Virtual)
Thursday, August 6

Do you ever wonder if home repairs are easy or too much work? Home inspector Louis Niro will show us some quick easy upkeep that can be done at home to keep your home in good working order.   

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Book Talks by Librarians  (Virtual)
Monday, August 10
 

Join your favorite librarians for engaging booktalks. Discover new titles and authors that our librarians love and you might too! 

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Made in Connecticut: Labyrinth Brewing Company of Manchester (Virtual)
Monday, August 10

Adam Delaura, co-owner of Labyrinth Brewing Company, will talk about his craft brewery located in historic downtown Manchester, and the business of making beer. See how and where the beer is made and enjoy as Adam shares his passion and knowledge of all things beer.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Positive Thinking in Today’s World with Jim Wiltshire (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 12

Pastor Jim from The Chapel in Newington will speak about how being positive and kind to neighbors, family, friends and community will go a long way in today’s world.

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Jewelry Appraisals 101 (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 19

Gemologist Dan Balboni will explain the Do’s and Don’ts people should be aware of when appraising jewelry and why. Access to this virtual event will be available on the day of the program.  

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T’ai Chi (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 25

Meet Ken Zaborowski, T’ai Chi instructor from Newington Parks and Recreation. T’ai Chi is not only a form of exercise, but a cultural art that leads you on the path to mental physical and spiritual fitness. This art form is used to promote tranquility by releasing the natural energy of the body. T’ai Chi helps maintain good Chi energy with gentile fluid movements. Access to this virtual event will be available on the day of the program.