Adult Virtual Events
Information and Registration: Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130
All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. The majority of programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. For all virtual adult programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email with the Zoom links the morning of the program.
12 Tips to Manage Anxiety
Tuesday, February 8, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Join us and learn about anxiety and what you can do to help prevent it and to manage it if it occurs. Participants will come away with information, tools, and techniques to help manage anxiety and help regain and restore balance and calm. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Writing Workshop Series with Jaqueline Sheehan
Thursday, February 10, 17 & 24, 1:30-3:40pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Spend three Thursdays (or select your favorite week) with best-selling author Jacqueline Sheehan, honing your writing with fresh prompts that will shake out the winter doldrums. Writers will receive a series of prompts to help them tap into their deepest material and experiment with craft areas such as description, setting, scene-writing, point of view, character, and voice. For writers of all levels. For the first week Zoom Program and Kingsley Room register here. For the second week Zoom Program and Kingsley Room register here. For the third week Zoom Program and Kingsley Room register here.
Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected
Friday February 11, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
You never know what circumstances life has for you. Join us and learn more about how to prepare for the unexpected and develop a proactive strategy for protection. Strategies include having an emergency fund, establishing line of credit, and reviewing insurance/liability protection. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
The Untold Story Of The Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis In U.S. History
Thursday, February 24, 6-7pm, Online, Registration Required
Join investigative journalist Jason Dearen for a presentation based on his book Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease and learn about the true crime story of America’s deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it. This program will only be on Zoom; if interested, please register here.
Love Songs: A History
Friday, February 25, 2-3:30pm, Online and in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required
The love song is ubiquitous in pop culture. From Frank Sinatra to Justin Bieber, Bette Midler to Taylor Swift, nearly everyone has contributed to the love song in one way or another. Take a look into the origin of some of your favorite love songs while we enjoy a performance of some of history’s best love songs. For Zoom Program register here. For Kingsley Room register here.
Monday, February 28, 2-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- Space is Limited
Welcome back to the Adult Coloring Club! Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Register here.
Just Mercy (2019) PG-13
Wednesday, February 9, 1-3:15pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Based on a true story, world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. Register here.
The Lost Husband (2020) PG-13
Wednesday, February 16, 1-3pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Trying to put her life back together after her husband's death, Libby and her children move to her estranged aunt's goat farm in central Texas. Register here.
Respect (2021) PG-13
Wednesday, February 23, 1-3:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. Register here.
Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, February 9, 10-11am, Online, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Hard copies are available for pick up at the circulation desk. Register here.
Mystery Book Club
Monday, February 14, 3-4pm, Online, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos. Hard copies are available for pick up at the circulation desk. Register here.
Tuesday Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30-7:30pm, Online, Registration Required
This month we'll be discussing Anxious People by Frederik Backman. Hard copies are available at the circulation desk. Register here.
Children and Teen Virtual Events
Information and Registration: Children/Teen Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 3
See below for information about our upcoming Children's and Teen Programming! All of our Children's and Teen Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget. Currently, youth services programs are a mix of virtual and in person; in person programs are dependent on the current COVID-19 situation and may move online if needed. Registration is required for all in person programs. For virtual programs requiring registration, registrants will receive an email reminder with the Zoom links approximately 24 hours before the start of the program.
Drop-In Storytime (All Ages)
Monday, February 7, 14 & 28, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required
Join us Monday mornings on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page. This storytime will be live at 10:30am and viewable after, with no Facebook account required to watch. Our Friend Miss Heather is here to share stories, songs, and a simple craft all themed around a different fun topic each Monday. Craft supplies can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.
Storytime with Katie (All Ages)
Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required
Join us online on the Youth Services Southbury Library Facebook Page (live at 10:30am and viewable after, no Facebook account required to watch) for a special virtual storytime and craft. Miss Katie will share stories, rhymes, and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts can be picked up in the library after storytime and are available while supplies last (they go quickly!). Find more on our website here.
Food Explorers Online: Veggie Lasagna Soup (Ages 7 & Up)
Wednesday, February 2, 5:30-6:30pm, Online, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers and learn how to make a deliciously healthy soup with all the flavors of veggie lasagna. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here.
First Chapter Friday Nutmegs (Grades 3-5)
Friday, February 4, 4-4:30pm, Online, No Registration Required
Miss Heather introduces the 2022 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees. Join Miss Heather on our Facebook Page as we explore the nominees. Catch us live or watch it later! No Facebook account required to view. Find out more on our website here
Take Your Child to the Library Day Craft-a-Thon (All Ages)
Saturday, February 5, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required
Celebrate the 11th annual TYCLD with our Take & Make Craft-a-Thon. Choose from a variety of literary and seasonal crafts. Available while supplies last. Find out more here.
We Love Art (Grades 3-5)
Tuesday, February 8, 4:30-5:30pm, Storytime room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Miss Renee and Miss Katie for a playful, messy, and expressive art experience where there is no right or wrong. Come play and experiment with a variety of painting tools and create your own one-of-a-kind kindness heart box! Find out more and register here.
Tiny Food Explorers In-Person (Ages 2-5 and Their Caregivers)
Friday, February 11, 11-11:45am, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! Come and explore new flavors and textures while playing games all about food and MyPlate! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. Find out more and register here.
Open House Take and Make Craft (All Ages)
Saturday, February 12, 19 & 26, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required
Stop by the Youth Services Department on Saturdays to take a home a fun seasonal craft (while supplies last)! Due to COVID-19, this program is Take & Make only. Find out more on our website here.
STEAMonday: Valen-Slime (Grades 2-5)
Monday, February 14, 4:15-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required – Space Limited
We’re making a Valentine’s Day themed version of our favorite slime. Find out more and register on our website here
We Love Art (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, February 15, 4:30-5:30pm, Storytime room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Join Miss Renee and Miss Katie for a playful, messy, and expressive art experience where there is no right or wrong. Come play and experiment with a variety of painting tools and create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Find out more and register here.
Build Your Own History Book : African American Sticker Book (Ages 7 & Up)
Tuesday, February 22, 5:00-6:00pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space Limited
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about influential and inspiring African Americans throughout history while building your own sticker book. Families welcome. Find out more and register here.
Donut Plushie Craft (Grades 2-5)
Thursday, February 24 & March 3, 4:30-5:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required - Space limited
Join Miss Heather and Miss Katie to make a special donut shaped plushie. This is a two-part program. Please plan on attending both sessions Find out more or register on our website here.
LitLoot: Book Subscription Boxes for Teens (Grades 6-12)
Available Starting Tuesday, February 1, Registration Required- Space Limited
Register for our LitLoot book subscription box and get two book selections customized to you along with some extra added on goodies in this box of book magic! Your box will be ready approximately 1 week after your registration. Find out more, including how to register on our website here.
Teen To-Go Craft Kits: Felt Conversation Hearts (Grades 6-12)
Starting Monday, February 7 while supplies last
Pick up complete kits to make a Felt Conversation Heart from the Teen Department while supplies last. Each kit will have instructions and all supplies needed (except scissors). Find out more on our website here.
Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, February 22, 6-7pm, Tutor Corner, Application Required– Space Limited
We are looking for creative, energetic volunteers in Grades 6-12 who are interested in making a difference at the Southbury Public Library! Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members can directly influence our teen book & AV collections, teen programming and events, and other teen services. Each monthly meeting opens with a discussion about ideas for programs, materials, and more and closes out with some special volunteer projects. If you are interested in becoming a TAB member, fill out the application form on our website and we will contact you. Find out more and apply on our website here.
The Friends of the Southbury Public Library are having a special Valentine's Lobby Book Sale from February 1 through the February 14, 2022. This sale will highlight romance and poetry materials.
This month, sustainability is on display in the Brinker Fireplace Room as Sustainable Southbury shares some of their recent efforts. This grassroots group is focused on sustainability efforts throughout the town of Southbury and the pursuit of the Town's accreditation as a Sustainable CT town. To learn more about Sustainable Southbury, visit our display in the Brinker Fireplace Room and their website here.
January 4 – February 27, 2022
This is the first exhibit for Dave Zinni, a local emerging artist who embarked on his art journey after retiring from an accomplished career as an analytical engineer in the aerospace industry.
Dave began working with acrylics at the outset of his painting experience and after a short period of time added oils to his repertoire in pursuit of their high intensity pigments. This exhibit is comprised of multiple pieces in each medium.
Dave is a realist who is inspired by local landscapes and wildlife. His works are based on his own and family photography.
The exhibit in the Gloria Cachion Gallery will be open during regular library hours from Tuesday, January 4, 2022 through Sunday, February 27, 2021. Please visit our website to learn more.
Learn more: www.southburylibrary.org