Berlin library hosting virtual events, one with author who brought Barney & Friends to PBS and UConn women's basketball to TV

Published on Friday, 22 October 2021 11:48
Written by Ciara Hooks


BERLIN – The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is hosting two virtual events next week.

For land and gardening lovers, Monday at 6:30 p.m. will offer a Changing Land, Changing Landscape presentation.

Margery Winters, a naturalist from Simsbury Land Trust and Roaring Brook Nature Center, will lead the discussion on how current land use and gardening practices impact wild areas.

Changing Land, Changing Landscape is sponsored by Berlin Land Trust.

Then, for TV production and basketball lovers, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. will be CPTV, Barney and UConn Basketball with Larry Rifkin.

Rifkin discusses his new book, “No Dead Air,” in which he reflects on a career that spawned two groundbreaking hits, “Barney & Friends” and UConn women’s basketball’.

From 1986 to 2009 Rifkin was the programming executive for CPTV. One of his most notable achievements was bringing Barney & Friends to PBS, which went on to become one of the most successful children’s television series in history. He also introduced UConn women’s basketball to television and helped to propel women’s sports on TV nationally.

To register and receive a link to attend these events, contact the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at 860-828-7126 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Friday, 22 October 2021 11:48. Updated: Friday, 22 October 2021 11:50.