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Downloadable Media

We have a variety of ebooks, audiobooks and e-magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. 

Questions? Call the Information Desk, or come in with your device.  We'd be happy to demonstrate these resources for you. 

Research Tools

The Cora J. Belden Library provides free online resources to educate and inspire you.

  • Our Databases provide access to articles and information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Our E-Learning resources will help you learn new skills and prepare for exams and interviews.
  • Our Recommended Websites provide a sampling of favorite sites chosen by our librarians.

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

Thursdays from 5:45 to 7:45 pm - Join us for a hands-on introduction to Virtual Reality! Check out our HTC VIVE and explore various VR games and selections. First come, first served sessions start at 5:45. Call the information desk at (860) 258-7623 to learn more.

Tabletop Gaming Club

Every Monday 4:00-5:00 pm - The Tabletop Gaming Club is a place where kids & teens can come after school to play all types of tabletop gaming, meet new friends, learn new games, and more!  No need to sign up, just drop in!

A Healthy Brain Series

A five-part series, meeting Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 pm - Keep your memory strong! This program will offer tips to keep your brain sharp and activities to challenge the mind while having fun. To register, call (877) 424-4641 or email

Monthly Makerspace

Saturday, January 20th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Join us for our Monthly Makerspace! This is two hours of free time to come into the library and play with all of our cool DIY tech! Complete projects, experiment and just have fun with fellow makers. No registration required, just drop in!

The Art of Being Happy

Wednesday, January 24th, 6:30 pm -  You are the creator of your own happiness. Come learn strategies to bring more happiness into your life! Registration is requested. Please go online, call the library at (860) 258-7623 or visit the information desk in person.

Getting Started with Android Phones and Tablets

Wednesday, January 24th, 2:00 pm - Come to this introductory class and start learning Android phone and tablet fundamentals. Registration is required. Please go online, call (860) 258-7623 or visit the library in person.

Artist of the Month - Sangita Ray

We are happy to announce that we are hosting a new Artist of the Month at the Cora J. Belden Library during December and January. Come in and take a few moments to view the display featuring local artist Sangita Ray. You can also read Sangita's bio and some of the inspiration behind her work here.

Black Bears in Connecticut

Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 pm - Join Certified CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Katerina Hutchins as she shares everything you should know about our growing population of black bears. Please register online, call (860) 258-7623 or in person.

Getting Started with Windows 10

Wednesday, January 31st, 2:00 pm - Join us for this introductory class which will discuss Microsoft Windows 10. Learn about the interface and many of its new features. Please register online, by phone (860) 258-7623, or in person.

Mystery Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30 pm - Enjoy a good mystery? Join our mystery book discussion! This month's selection is Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley.

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, Director of the Library

PHONE: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623

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