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Library board recommends new building in Southington

After months of planning, the library board has settled on a recommendation for the library renovation project. Recently, the board recommended that town officials...

Area libraries provide escape from boredom

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, events and venues are closing their doors in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus,...

Commentary: Things you can still do at the library

Today I had planned to write about how the modern library is not a quiet place. How instead today’s libraries are a boisterous hub...

The house that Marie built: Barnes Museum curator retires

After 16 years as the curator of the Town of Southington Barnes Museum, and 29 years total as a town employee, Marie Secondo worked...

Author gets ‘punny’ with her ‘peeps’

Lisa Ayotte is both an elementary school teacher at Hubbell School, and a local children’s book author. In March 2019, she turned her daughter’s room...

Commentary: The treasure of the Barnes Museum

As many of you may have heard, this is Marie Secondo’s last month as curator at the Barnes Museum before embarking on a new...

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Bristol residents came together at the Bristol Public Library to celebrate the Chinese culture, with a Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 26. “It’s a...

Editorial: Balancing the ‘books’

We do not endorse candidates at the Southington Observer. We try to resist backing political parties or siding with Democrats or Republicans in debates....

Library book sale starts Feb. 26

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold its annual Winter Used Book Sale from Wednesday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 1 in...

A new look for the library? Architects present two options for expansion

Community members had a chance to view preliminary renovation plans for the Southington Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23 during two public presentations from...

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