Berlin, Newington libraries teaming up to bring innovative virtual programming

Published on Monday, 3 January 2022 17:05
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


In lieu of being able to host large, live events, local libraries are teaming up this winter to bring innovative virtual programming to a larger audience.

This Tuesday night the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library and Newington’s Lucy Robbins Welles Library are collaborating to present a virtual program on journaling at 6:30 p.m.

Writer Amanda Stern will cover the benefits of keeping a journal, creating a unique journaling routine that works for your lifestyle and how to begin this often-daunting task.

“Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield and Berlin libraries have been partnering together to present some online programs,” said Carrie Tyszka, head of reference and adult services at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. “We really miss having in-person programming, but until we can have large events again, this has been a great way to reach more people within our communities and expand library services.”

Another virtual experience is set to take place next Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

“Tea Traditions around the World” is being sponsored by the Cora J. Belden Library in Rocky Hill, but available to patrons in Newington, Berlin and beyond as well. People can even stop by the Cora J. Belden Library to pick up a sample pack of tea selections to sip while they tune in.

Other upcoming virtual programs available to library patrons across Central Connecticut include “The Art of Coziness: Food, Holistic Strategies, and Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life” – which premieres Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.; a Virtual Book Tasting, Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., and “Coping with pandemic-related anxiety” on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Register for any of the above Zoom programs by calling the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at 860-828-7126 or the LRWL at 860-665-8700 to register, or register online at

“We are happy to collaborate with our neighboring libraries in Berlin, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield to bring amazing programs to all of you,” LRWL Head of Community Services Michelle Royer said Monday. “It’s a win-win.”

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Newington on Monday, 3 January 2022 17:05. Updated: Monday, 3 January 2022 17:07.