Three movies highlight schedule for rest of August at Berlin library

Published on Sunday, 12 August 2018 21:04
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has several events lined up for the rest of the month. The library is at 234 Kensington Road.

nGreat American Read: today at 1:30 p.m.

Watch the first episode of PBS’ “The Great American Read” and then join in a short discussion. Refreshments will be served.

“The Great American Read” celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. To register, call 860-828-7126.

nVeggie Tasting Party: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Bring a few of your favorite homegrown vegetables to share and discuss.

How it works: please bring 2-3 of each variety you would like to have tasted. Plates and rating cards will be provided. They will be cut and you can sample any and all the vegetables you like. Didn’t grow anything this year? No problem, you’re still welcome to join in the tasting.

We will also provide information on our seed library and answer any questions you might have. Register at 860-828-7126.

nMovie Matinee: “Their Finest,” Friday, 1 p.m.

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Rated R, this moviee wasovie released in 2016.

nOpen Sew: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Drop in and bring your hand sewing or your sewing machine and work on your projects while in the company of others.

We will have an ironing station, a cutting station and power strips for you to use. Register at 860-828-7126.

nMovie Matinee: “Forever My Girl,” Friday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m.

After being gone for a decade, a country music star returns home to the love he left behind. Rated PG, this movie was released this year.

nCookbook Club: Monday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Choose a library owned cookbook and make something within this month’s theme: “Outdoor Picnic”. Choose something you might bring to a picnic, whether a salad, a barbecued dish or an item of your choice. The library will provide plates, bowls and eating utensils. Register at 860-828-7126.

nMovie Matinee: “Red Sparrow,” Friday, Aug. 31, 1 p.m.

A ballerina is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service, where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both Russia and the U.S. Starring Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R, this movie also was released this year.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Sunday, 12 August 2018 21:04. Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2018 21:06.