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Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Options for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Professor Jeremy PressmanIsraeli-Palestinian Flags-copyright daniel0/Fotolia.comFor decades, Palestinians and Israelis have been locked in a struggle for control of the Holy Land. Is there a solution that could move the parties away from war and violence and toward conflict resolution? Prof. Jeremy Pressman, Political Science, UConn, will evaluate the pros and cons of the prominent solutions (one-state solutions, the two-state solution) as well as the status quo in terms of the deeply contested issues of land, refugees, borders, security and Jerusalem. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 26 online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Jeremy Pressman is associate professor of political science and director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut. He has written two books, Warring Friends: Alliance Restraint in International Politics (Cornell University Press, 2008) and Point of No Return: The Deadly Struggle for Middle East Peace, with Geoffrey Kemp (Brookings Institution Press, 1997). His articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, International Security, International Studies Perspectives, Perspectives on Politics, Security Studies and elsewhere.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 27 spaces available.
Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kids' Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Friends of the Library   860-652-7728   
   

Girl with Mark your calendar: The Friends' popular Kids' Book Sale is Saturday, February 25 from 9:30am-12:30pm in the Friends Room. They have more than fifty boxes of books DVDs, puzzles and games. Hardcover books are one dollar, paperbacks fifty cents, and DVDs three dollars, unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome donations. For more information, please contact Kelley Rodino or Wahiba Benkousa, Kids' Book Sale Chairs, at 860-652-7728.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

CT CCC Book CoverFor adults and ages 12 & up
Local author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a presentation on his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began in 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks and forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites and dams; stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines; fought fires; and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 31, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books: • Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC • Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts • Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches • 101 more Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and • The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories” in five Adirondack newspapers. Presently, Marty Podskoch is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book. Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_bookflipping 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM On the Paths of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

David K LeffFor adults and ages 12 & up
Join David K. Leff, author, poet and historian, as he guides us On the Paths of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut. Leff recounts the fascinating story of Olmsted, America’s “father of landscape architecture.” Born in Hartford in 1822, Olmsted went on to design major parks in New York (Central and Prospect Parks), Boston, Washington D.C., and outdoor national treasures in many other cities. Among his Connecticut designs, Leff will take us to Seaside and Beardsley Parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain, and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 30, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

David K. Leff is the author of numerous essays, columns, and stories for the Hartford Courant, Appalachia and other publications. Recently he was tapped to be poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), the first ever such designation for any of the country's eleven such trails established by an act of Congress. Leff will bring copies of his books for signing and sale.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
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Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Smoothie Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Smoothies-copyright bestvc/Fotolia.comTeens in grades 7-12
Looking for a tasty afternoon treat? You've come to the right place ... We'll be making delicious smoothies at the library. We'll have all the ingredients on hand to create some classic flavors, or you can experiment to concoct your own taste sensation. There's a prize in it for the maker of the best drink! Space is limited, so please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) - CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comMulti-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.com*** February 28 event is cancelled ***
Never have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Children Reading at BedtimeFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

* Tonight's theme ~ Our Green Earth

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Books in Circle-copyright viperagp/Fotolia.com~ Women's History Month ~ Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

"This 1932 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is still a standout today. ‘I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there,’ wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people." – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Seuss Silliness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Cat in Striped Hat-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comCome to a family storytime of Seuss-filled fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. It's OK if you don't like green eggs and ham ~ cake will be served instead. And join Dr. Seuss fans across the United States for "Read Across America." All ages welcome. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comWoman Chef-copyright volha_r/Fotolia.comAn amateur chef decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Based on the autobiography of the same name by Julie Powell. Starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 3 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM WTML's Author Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Writer TypingWTML's author fair showcases local talent and will feature a 20-minute presentation from each author with time to ask questions and purchase and sign books afterwards. Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with some published authors. No registration required ~ drop in! Participating authors: * Geoffrey Craig * Dan Foley * Cassandra Giovanni. For more information, visit our web site, call Reference at 860-652-7718 or stop by the library and pick up a brochure.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kuchipudi Traditional Indian Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Sarada Nori Akella-photo appears with permissionKuchipudi-photo appears with permissionSarada Nori Akella, an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer and disciple of Guru Vempati Ravi Shankar, and her LayaVinyasa students demonstrate Kuchipudi, a traditional Indian Dance recognized as a purely classical art form. The program provides a brief history of how Kuchipudi started and evolved and is followed by segments where the dancers will explain and demonstrate different aspects of Kuchipudi. Akella is the founder and artistic director of LayaVinyasa School of Dance and Music in Glastonbury. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting February 6 online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 32 spaces available.
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM BUSY
    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tech Week: LED Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

LED BraceletLeopard-Open Clip Art-GDJTeens, get ready to make the brightest accessory you have ever seen. It’s Teen Tech Week, so we are pulling out the batteries, bulbs and wires to create the bracelet of the future. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM WTML Tech Thursdays ~ Free eBooks, Mags and Flicks with RBdigital - POSTPONED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Hand Pointer-copyright momius/Fotolia.com*** Event postponed ~ new app coming! (Date to be determined) ***
Joe Levy, Recorded Books Inc., makes a special trip to the library to present a one-hour lecture/demonstration on how to access free eBooks, magazines and movies through Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s web site. WTML provides library cardholders online access to thousands of titles through OneClick digital (eAudio and eBooks), Zinio (digital magazines), and InstantFlix (films and TV shows). Seating is limited, so registration will be requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM College Entrance Exam Practice Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

C2 Education LogoFor students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM An Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon’s Epic Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Pope Mastodon Remains DiscoveredMastodon-copyright Morphart/Fotolia.comFrom 1913 – when workmen digging a ditch on the Hill-Stead estate of A.A. Pope in Farmington uncovered the remains of a mastodon – to today, when a successful radiocarbon date on a tusk fragment was conducted indicating that “Old Longtooth” passed away about 14,500 years ago, Brian Jones, CT’s State Archaeologist, presents the epic journey of the Pope Mastodon and his (or her) continuing importance to understanding Connecticut’s ancient environment and history. Dr. Jones is associated with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn. He has worked as an archaeologist since 1992 and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UConn in 1998. He leads a busy life in Glastonbury with his wife and two children. Seating is limited, so registration is requested beginning February 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 48 spaces available.
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutrition and Menopause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Woman Finished ExercisingJoin us as we discuss menopause and the nutritional and self-care strategies you can use to improve symptoms. Donna Nucci, co-owner of POP Weight Loss Connecticut, explains how what you eat and how you live your day-to-day life have an enormous impact on your hormones and how you feel. Take control of your health and wellbeing! Seating is limited, so registration is required starting February 14 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Nucci has been a practicing nurse for over 28 years. In addition to POP, she is an infectious disease nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and a mother of four. In her career, Nucci has seen firsthand the impact good nutrition can have on one’s health and wellbeing. It is this very connection that motivated her to open POP, along with fellow nurse Kerri Potts.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 53 spaces available.
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Lego BricksChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins March 2 for residents; March 10 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Marshmallow Pops-copyright Teressa/Fotolia.comTeens in grades 7-12
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we are celebrating in the Teen Room by whipping up some delicious treats. We will be making marshmallow pops – delicious marshmallows dunked in chocolate, and covered with a variety of different toppings! We will have all the supplies needed to make 2 or 3 (or 10 or 12, we won’t count!) of these insanely yummy snacks. Space is limited for this program, so register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Teen Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a family-oriented, drop-in storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program is offered the third Saturday of each month through May 2017. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Healthy Living Longer Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Pond with Lily PadsLocal authors read from their work and present their methodology for a healthier you. With time to ask questions and purchase books afterwards, this is an excellent opportunity to improve your well-being. No registration required ~ drop in! Participating authors: * Karen Sands * Debbie Sodergren * Janet Verney. For more information, visit our web site, call Reference at 860-652-7718 or stop by the library and pick up a brochure.

    Location: Friends Room
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Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Social Media 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.comSenior Woman with Tablet Computer-copyright WavebreakmediaMicro/Fotolia.comThis 90-minute lecture gives a broad overview of the social networking trend, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and MeetUp.com.

Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse, keyboard, web browser and internet skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
        There are 10 spaces available.
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comMulti-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comNever have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday April 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author and TV News Anchor Ann Nyberg ~ Remembering Katharine Hepburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Author and TV News Anchor-photo appears with permissionRemember Katherine Hepburn Book Cover-image appears with permissionAnn Nyberg, the longest serving full-time anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history, will be at the library to celebrate her new book: Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s leading lady. The public is welcome to come meet Ann, learn more Hepburn and get a signed copy of the book. As Connecticut residents know, Hepburn was born in Hartford and spent much of her life in the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick, returning frequently to her family home even at the height of her Hollywood career. For this book, Nyberg interviewed Old Saybrook friends and neighbors, as well as Hollywood colleagues, to provide a fascinating new look at Hepburn’s life. Books available for purchase for $18, and signing. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting March 6, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Over There? Over My Dead Body! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

The First World War was a cataclysmic event, shattering the lives of millions and ending the optimism that defined so much of the 19th Century. Even now, historians are unsure of exactly what caused the war, whether it was the result of concrete factors or simply a bloodletting that had to happen. One thing was certain: The United States wanted no part of going "over there." Yet, external events, as well as its own power and interests, would draw America inexorably into the maelstrom. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, presents a talk that will center on an overview of the war and why America's government and people both wanted to stay "over here," but would in the end declare war. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

"Chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula, Montana, who claimed to be raped by University of Montana football players, highlighting the inequities of the law in regard to rape allegations and the treatment of rape victims and perpetrators." – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comSixty-something Doris (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John’s social circle, although her new life creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. Rated R; 1 hour, 35 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on April 14 for Good Friday.

Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a family-oriented, drop-in storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program is offered the third Saturday of each month through May 2017. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Easter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 16 for Easter.

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Protect Yourself From Scams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

A "Money Smart Week" Event
Awareness is a senior’s best protection. Angela DeLeon, Masters Program Coordinator, People’s United Bank, discusses how to safeguard against becoming a victim of financial exploitation and other criminal activity.
Deleon is on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Triad and on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Triads. She designed and coordinates the People’s United Masters Program, a program that helps communities stay informed through education and training about senior fraud, scams and good safety practices to help prevent the victimization of seniors and ensure their well-being. Seating is limited, so reservations are required beginning March 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comMulti-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comNever have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Money Smart Week ~ Credit Do's and Don'ts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Happy Couple-copyright Antonioguillem/Fotolia.comMoney Smart Week Logo-used with permissionA healthy credit profile is critical to operating in today’s society. Credit affects the ability to finance purchases, secure insurance and even land a dream job. Pam Days-Luketich, Assistant Vice President of Chelsea Groton Bank, shares tips and tricks to establishing, maintaining and repairing your credit score. Insights into what lenders are looking for when they analyze credit will also be shared. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

“An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve … Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.” – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comChris Gardner is bright and talented but is struggling to make ends meet. When he and his five-year-old son are evicted from their apartment, Gardner takes a chance with a prestigious stock brokerage firm. They endure many hardships, but he follows his dream to make a better life for the two of them in this inspirational true story. Starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Rated PG-13; 2 hours. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Microsoft Word 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Learn how to create and edit a document with Word in this two-hour workshop led by Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library. Participants will look at basic formatting tools such as how to bold text and change the page alignment. Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse and keyboard. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting April 18, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a family-oriented, drop-in storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program is offered the third Saturday of each month through May 2017. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comMulti-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comNever have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comIn this film adaptation of a hit Broadway musical, murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row for crimes of passion. Together, they fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 53 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comMulti-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comNever have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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