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Tuesday October 17, 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: Renee Pease   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 3:00 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   
   

Senior Woman with TabletThis 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 starting September 19, online or at Reference 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 is 1 space available.
 
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   
   

Bedtime Moon Cloud and Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 2-6
A drop-in storytime held in the evenings. Come to the library in your pajamas and enjoy some stories, rhymes and songs with Miss Meg. No registration needed.

Themes:  October 17 ~ Cats and Dogs  October 24 ~ Happy Ghosties


 

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY
    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comFor children 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 theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins October 4 for residents; October 13 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday October 19, 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
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Friday October 20, 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. 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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Saturday October 21, 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-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Favorite Poems and Poets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Sergio     poetlaureate@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Poetry

Glastonbury Poet Laureate Alexandrina Sergio hosts "Favorite Poems and Poets," a lecture, discussion, open mike session and free poetry book giveaway. Featuring Mark Sheridan, The Life and Work of Selected American Poets. Bring a favorite poem to read. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. No registration ~ drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist Francesco Barone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Francesco Barone-Multimedios Oaxaca-image appears with permissionSpend a relaxing afternoon with award-winning classical guitarist Francesco Barone. The classical guitar repertoire is unique to the literature of the piano, violin and other traditionally classical instruments in that it is unprecedentedly influenced by American jazz and popular styles. Guitarist Francesco Barone will present a recital of pieces that draw influence from the rich musical tradition of America. The program will feature the music of Andrew York (American guitarist and composer who compositions are inspired by American music styles), Nikita Koshkin (Russian composer who draws influence from American jazz) and Alexandre Tansman (A Polish composer who incorporated jazz harmonies into his works). Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 25, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. Currently he is a Teaching Fellow, The Hartt School and Adjunct Instructor, Hartt Community Division.

    Location: Friends Room
   
Monday October 23, 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
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults 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
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults 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
 
lib_bookflipping 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY
Tuesday October 24, 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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Pease   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
 
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   
   

Bedtime Moon Cloud and Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 2-6
A drop-in storytime held in the evenings. Come to the library in your pajamas and enjoy some stories, rhymes and songs with Miss Meg. No registration needed.

Tonight's theme ~ Happy Ghosties


 

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
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   
   

Rock PaintingNever 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. 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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Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Frankentoys Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

FrankentoysFor children in grades 4-6
This lab is not like anything you have seen before! Kids will take apart broken toys and splice the pieces back together again, in strange and unusual ways. If you think Frankenstein's monster is cool, wait until you see what your friends create. Toys will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration begins October 11 for residents; October 20 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM BUSY
    Location: Friends Room
Thursday October 26, 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
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Friday October 27, 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. 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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM “Writing from Your Life: A Workshop” ~ Indie Author Day at WTML Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Typewriter-What's Your Story-copyright Sensay/Fotolia.comDavid Garnes-image appears with permissionAre you an indie or self-published writer, or do you want to be? Need inspiration to get ready to participate in NaNoWriMo?

Join us for "Writing from Your Life: A Workshop" as part of national Indie Author Day. Every person has interesting stories to tell. In this program, David Garnes will explore ways in which you as a writer can share what has been meaningful in your own life experience. After a presentation describing various formats (autobiography, memoir, narrative essay, poetry, fiction, drama), as well as tips for recalling and highlighting events in your life, we will engage in and discuss some brief writing exercises. Join us, and bring out that creative side you know is in there somewhere, just waiting to be tapped! Seating is limited to 21, so registration is requested and begins September 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

David Garnes has written:

  • After The War Was Over: Poems Of An American Childhood
  • From My Life: Travels And Adventures
  • Waitin' For The Train To Come In: A Novel Of World War II

Forthcoming books:

  • Back to Manhattan: A Life in New York (essays)
  • Follow-up novel to Waitin' For The Train To Come In

David Garnes taught English and later was head of library acquisitions at Columbia University and UConn, Storrs, retiring in 2001. He has taught at Eastern CT and Southern CT State Universities and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Manchester Community College. David leads book and film discussions for CT Humanities and other organizations; is a part-time archivist at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; and is a longtime guide and trainer at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst.

    Location: Friends Room
        There is 1 space available.
Monday October 30, 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
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults 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
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults 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
 
lib_bookflipping 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Painted Pumpkin-copyright Africa Studio/Fotolia.comFor teens in grades 7-12
Get in the spooky spirit of the season by painting and decorating your own mini-pumpkin! The design possibilities are endless and will leave you with the perfect fall decoration. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Tuesday October 31, 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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Pease   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
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Happy 'Campy' Halloween Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Witchy Cat with Pumpkin-copyright Ermolaev Alexandr/Fotolia.comCome and celebrate Halloween with a special holiday film! The entire family can enjoy a movie about three outlandishly wild witches, accidentally conjured up by pranksters, who return from 17th century Salem and set out to cast a spell on the town, but first they must outwit three kids and a talking cat. Rated PG. 96 minutes. Drop in! Witches brew and other scary snacks provided. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ How to Transform Your Life through Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

How to Transform Your Life Book CoverApple-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comOn the first Wednesday of every month (except January), we will host a lecture on different health topics, followed by discussion.
Kelsang Khyenwang, resident teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center, explains basic meditation techniques and Buddhist advice that can help us to become happy and peaceful from within. This class includes guided meditations, brief advice, time for discussion and Q&A. It is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike; everyone is welcome. Registration required and begins October 4 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 36 spaces available.
Thursday November 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. 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 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NaNoWriMo 'Write-Ins' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

NaNoWriMo Participant 2017Session 1: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 1-8 pm
Session 2: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-3 pm

Laptop-Open Clip Art-MindukaWriters are welcome to come to the library anytime to write. The library has comfortable chairs, tables, study rooms and Wi-Fi. For those who might want the fun of writing in a group, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library has scheduled two “Write-Ins” in our Friends Room. The library will provide tables, chairs, outlets, pencils, snacks and beverages. Come and go as your schedule allows, and work on your novel in the company of fellow WriMos. Drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
Friday November 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   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required.

    Location: Friends Room
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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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comDancing in Moonlight-copyright adrenalinapura/Fotolia.comA struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 8 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Animal Mascots of the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Starting Wednesday, November 8, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three lectures on Civil War topics presented by Professor Hamish Lutris, History, Capital Community College. 

The Mascot © John Weiss-courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop Inc-www.greenwichworkshop.comThe Civil War was fought by citizen armies that often had their own, very unmilitary, ways of fighting. One thing they did was to bring or adopt animals of many kinds. This talk will focus on those much-loved unit mascots. The idea of using animals to represent military units throughout history will be discussed, as well as the particular animals honored in Civil War lore and memorialization. The audience should learn something of the more personal side of a war that is often examined only in terms of casualties and logistics. Register for each workshop beginning October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Professor Lutris 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. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.

The Mascot © John Weiss, courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., www.greenwichworkshop.com

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM College Readiness Series ~ 10 Application Tips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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For teens and adults
Applying for college can be hard and Welles-Turner Memorial Library is here to help! Lynne Mica, Director of Glastonbury’s C2 Education Center, will be here to give us her Top 10 tips for making the application process as easy and successful as possible. This workshop is open to both students and parents. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room
        There are 24 spaces available.
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
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The library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 10 for Veterans Day. We will be OPEN on Saturday, November 11.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Are You Ready for an Emergency? Disaster Preparedness at WTML Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Survival Kit-copyright Sandra IMA Louro/Fotolia.comWinter Storm-copyright ruslan_khismatov/Fotolia.comJoin Wendy Mis, MPH, RS, Director of Health, Town of Glastonbury, as she discusses the different kinds of disasters that can happen in our area and learn how you can prepare ahead of time to handle emergency situations. Wendy will provide an emergency food cache display and show you ways that you can reach out for help during a disaster. Co-sponsored by the Town of Glastonbury's Health Department. Registration required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 52 spaces available.
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Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Save Room for Pie! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Pie on Table-copyright tab62/Fotolia.comFor teens in grades 7-12
Have you ever wanted to know how to make a delicious, easy, no-bake (did we mention delicious?) pie? Well, we have the perfect program for you: We will teach you how to make a super tasty pie from scratch that you can bring home to share with your friends and family … or to eat by yourself. This will be a great addition to your holiday feast, as well! All supplies are included. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday November 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-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NaNoWriMo 'Write-Ins' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

NaNoWriMo Participant 2017Session 1: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 1-8 pm
Session 2: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-3 pm

Laptop-Open Clip Art-MindukaWriters are welcome to come to the library anytime to write. The library has comfortable chairs, tables, study rooms and Wi-Fi. For those who might want the fun of writing in a group, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library has scheduled two “Write-Ins” in our Friends Room. The library will provide tables, chairs, outlets, pencils, snacks and beverages. Come and go as your schedule allows, and work on your novel in the company of fellow WriMos. Drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address and the Transformation of the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Lincoln and the Gettysburg AddressStarting Wednesday, November 8, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three lectures on Civil War topics presented by Professor Hamish Lutris, History, Capital Community College. 

The Civil War began as a Constitutional conflict, but ended as a crusade to abolish the institution of slavery. This talk will explore the role of a transformation in the thinking of the President, Abraham Lincoln, and how this transformation in his thinking led to the transformation of the entire war and, as a result, the history of the United States. Register for each workshop beginning October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Professor Lutris 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. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 49 spaces available.
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

Sunday November 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bob Hennessy and the World of Harmonica Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Musician Bob Hennessey-image appears with permissionThe harmonica is a worldwide instrument voicing the music of hundreds of cultures. And one simple reason could be its size. It fits in your pocket like a cell phone. What has intrigued many in the music community is its ability, when played by masters, to encompass all genres of musical style with not just credibility but with critical acclaim. From classical to jazz to near eastern to Irish to blues to country, et cetera. The list grows day by day. Using storytelling, historical facts and playing the instrument in many styles, Bob Hennessy tells a fast-paced and entertaining story of "The World of Harmonica." Seating is limited so reservations are required online starting October 30 at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comJoin us in a tribute to the late great Debbie Reynolds! A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. Starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. Rated G; 1 hour, 43 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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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM T.G.I.O. (Thank Goodness It’s Over) Celebration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Writers Celebrating-copyright Rawpixel.com/Fotolia.comJoin your fellow authors in a celebration of your effort, win or lose, as WTML hosts its T.G.I.O. (“Thank Goodness It’s Over”) party. Whether you attained your word count goal or not, we want to celebrate your achievement! Bring an excerpt from your still-unedited work to read aloud. All ages. Drop in. For more information, visit NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

    Location: Friends Room
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Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newspapers in the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Civil War Era NewspapersStarting Wednesday, November 8, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three lectures on Civil War topics presented by Professor Hamish Lutris, History, Capital Community College. 

The Civil War was the first war covered comprehensively by newspapers on both sides. It was also the first war during the age of the telegraph, which made newspaper coverage of the war something out of the wild west - cut-throat, light on ethics, always exciting, but at times wildly inaccurate. This talk will center on newspaper coverage of the war, the reporters who covered it, and the rough-and-tumble of political reporting during the war. It offers both an often humorous view of emerging media of the time, and sheds light on the media and its role today. Register for each workshop beginning October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Professor Lutris 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. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 51 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ Going Clean with Donna Martin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comDonna Martin-image appears with permissionOn the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

It’s time to rid ourselves of the toxic stew that was created back in the 20th century. Donna Martin has spent decades educating herself about toxins and doing the leg work to seek out and test many of the alternative products on the market today making it easier than ever for people to find their way to healthier choices. Donna’s organic gardens have her unquestionably convinced that clean, fresh food choices create abundant health, clear thinking, and joy. Her presentation addresses:  your home environment, what you put on your body and  what you put in your body, and making lasting change. Registration required and begins November 8 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM     
Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
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
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 16, 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-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 for Christmas.

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The library will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 for Christmas.

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    Location: Friends Room
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Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to LinkedIn Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Employment Selection-copyright MinervaStudio/Fotolia.comIntroduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Improve Your Interview Skills Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Interview Invitation-copyright Gajus/Fotolia.comImprove Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Search Strategies for Over 50 Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Woman at Laptop-copyright Kurhan/Fotolia.comJob Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
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