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

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Healthy Brain Series

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm - This program will offer tips to keep your brain sharp & activities to challenge the mind while having fun. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Please register for each session online, by visiting the information desk, or calling (860) 258-7623.

Learning Beautiful Playgroup Plus

Saturday, January 18th, 10:15 - 11:30 am - Come listen to a story, enjoy interactive music activities & try Learning Beautiful, a Montessori based program that teaches young children the concepts of coding without the computer. For babies, toddlers & preschoolers with an adult.

Screenagers

Part 1: Tuesday, January 21st, Part 2: Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30 pm - This film looks at the impact of “screen time” on children and teens today. Registration is requested. Online, visit the information desk, or call (860) 258-7623.

The Wide World of Astrology

Wednesday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm - Come hear an astrologer of 40+ years survey the connections between the sky and our lives on Earth, and learn something about yourself in the process. Registration is requested. Online, visit the information desk, or call (860) 258-7623.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 1st, 11 am - 4 pm - Under the Sea activities all day! Pancake bot demonstration, airbrush tattoos, Mystic Aquarium touch tanks, children's book sale, mermaid crafts, and more!

Taxes in Retirement

Tuesday, Feb. 4th or Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 6:00 pm - Fuchs Financial will host an educational workshop to discuss what you need to know about taxes in retirement & what to expect from the new SECURE Act. Registration is requested. Online, visit the information desk, or call (860) 258-7623.

Mystery Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 5th, 6:30 pm - Enjoy a good mystery? Join our Mystery Book Discussion. This month's selection is Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks.

Actor for a Day

Thursday, February 6th, 4:30 - 5:30pm - Have fun learning techniques in the “Actor’s Toolbox”. Act out characters from the Merrille Mannerly & The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and her dog!). Registration is requested. Online, visit the information desk, or call (860) 258-7623.

Frank Sinatra

Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30 pm - Learn from Sinatra expert, Professor Gil Gigliotti from CCSU, how Frank Sinatra used his star power to help desegregate the music industry & support civil rights causes. Registration is requested. Online, visit the information desk, or call (860) 258-7623.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursdays: February 13 – March 26, 10:15 – 10:45 am - Join us for songs, rhymes & stories designed to help your child gain pre-reading skills. Recommended for children through age 3, with a parent or caregiver. Limited to 15 families, tickets will be available the morning of each class.

Contact Information


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

Mary Hogan, Director of the Library
 
EMAIL: mhogan@rockyhillct.gov
PHONE: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623


Special Holiday Hours:

The library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


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Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

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