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Need Ideas for School Vacation? Let the Library Help!

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has several programs scheduled over the next week to help offer opportunities to local youth (and help for parents).

Credit: Patch.
Credit: Patch.
School vacation is now just a little more than a week away and with cold days and long nights ahead, many parents and frantically looking for ways to keep their children busy and entertained.

Not to fret, the children's department at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has you covered.

Cathy Nelson, children's librarian, said the library will have a wide range of opportunities during vacation week, including the following:

Winter Crafternoon 
Monday, Dec. 23
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children in grades K-5. 
Drop-in while supplies last. Create your own unique craft.

Family Movie

Thursday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m.

Despicable Me 2, for all ages. Drop-in only.

Family Miniature Golf
Friday, December 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all ages. 
Registration required. Call for a tee time beginning Dec. 9. A fun time for the whole family: nine holes using a few books, foam blocks, and even a dryer hose to create obstacles, traps, other hazards. Each golf hole is named for a popular children’s book. Titles include: It’s a Book, Peter Rabbit, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Make Way for Ducklings, The Little Engine That Could, One fish – Two fish – Red fish – Blue fish, and Where’s Waldo.

“I heard about a Connecticut Library doing this several years ago – and I’ve wanted to do it every since," Nelson said. "I think it is going to be a lot of fun.”

Jonathan Keezing’s Caravan Puppets

Monday, Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m. for all ages
Registration beginning Dec. 9.  Jonathan grew up in Berlin and comes back with his puppets extraordinaire.  His skits include Anansi the Spider and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, and more.

Also on tap from the library over the next month:

Book Sale special hours:
 The Friends of the Library Book sale will be open on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am.

Library Book Club, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.:
Join in discussing The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. All are welcome.

How to Choose the Perfect Window Treatment with designer Melanie Langford.  Please call the library to register: 860-828-7126.

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