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Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-6 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-6 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    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   
   

Fates and Furies Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. 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.

"From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception … Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years …" – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Friday December 9, 2016 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
A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. These are drop-in programs ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-6 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Jingle Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Babies birth to 15 months with a parent or care giver
A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Teen Meeting-copyright .shock/Fotolia.comPizzaFor teens in grades 7-12
Do you have ideas about the types of programs we have or materials we purchase at the library? Let your voices be heard! Join the Teen Advisory Board, where you’ll have a chance to help make the Welles-Turner Memorial Library an even better place for you and your friends. As a bonus, membership in TAB will look great on your resume and college applications! Pizza will be provided, so stop by for a slice and to share your vision for the future of the Teen Room. Please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Glastonbury Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion ~ Masterminds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children in grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2017 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee
Masterminds by Gordon Korman. Parents who have read the book are also welcome to participate. Books available upon registration in person beginning November 22.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Climb Aboard the Polar Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Steam Train-copyright Janni/Fotolia.comFor children ages 4-10
Imaginations will power this ride to the North Pole where children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story, games and cup of cocoa. Wear your warmest pajamas, and don’t forget your ticket! Each family must pick up “Train Tickets” in the Children’s Department beginning November 30 for residents. Due to high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only. 

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-6 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday December 16, 2016 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
A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. These are drop-in programs ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales / Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFamilies with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a family-oriented, drop-in storytime that is fun for the whole family. And take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with a seasonal story in this December Together Time Tales gathering. No registration required ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids’ Craft: Holiday Cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Paper Cutting with ScissorsFor children in Grades 1-6
Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind card using stamps and tissue paper to send your warm wishes for the holiday. Registration begins December 5 for residents; December 15 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-6 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Snow Globe Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Snow GlobeRed Gift BowFor teens in grades 7-12
Celebrate winter by creating a wintry scene that you can keep on your desk! We will be making our own snow globes using recycled materials and fun figurines. Oh, and did we mention glitter? A snow globe could be the perfect present for an important person in your life! All supplies are included. Space is limited, so please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Christmas in Germany Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children in grades K-6
Join Annika Rahn from Germany to learn about the country and German holiday traditions. Children will enjoy music, a craft and a special snack.  Registration is encouraged so enough materials are available. Registration begins December 7 for residents; December 16 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM Early Closing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed beginning at 12noon on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for Christmas.

Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 12noon on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for Christmas.

Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 12noon on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for Christmas.

Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Film ReelPopcornFor teens in grades 7-12
It’s winter break, so why not spend a relaxing evening at the library? We’ll be watching a movie about a friendly but forgetful blue tang fish who searches for her long-lost parents. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided ~ all that’s missing is you! The movie is rated PG. For movie title or other information, as well as to register for the program, please call the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 53 spaces available.
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Celebrate New Year’s Eve Eve! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Party GirlGrades K-3
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with your friends. Make New Year’s party favors, and enjoy games, music and fun snacks as you prepare to ring in an early New Year at 12noon. Registration begins December 16 for residents; December 27 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 for the New Year.

Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 for the New Year.

Friday January 6, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 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.comAfter losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou is hired to act as a caregiver for Will, a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou’s no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life. This romantic drama was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. Starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Rated PG-13; 1 hour 50 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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Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM BUSY
Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Your eBooks for Free With the NEW OverDrive App Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

eReader Device-copyright iQoncept/Fotolia.comMax Rowe, Library Connection Inc., returns to give a lecture and live demo on how to use the new OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, please:

* Bring your valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing
* Fully charge your device
* Bring the ID and password to your device’s App Store
* Bring your email address, user name and password
* Have a basic operational understanding of your device

This program is free and open to Welles-Turner library card holders. Seating is limited to 15, so registration is requested and begins December 15, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Tuesday, January 31 @ 6:30 pm

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM BUSY
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday February 1, 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   
   

~ Black History Month ~ Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss, a Pulitzer winner (biography) in 2012. 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.

Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The Three Musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The Count of Monte Cristo." – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Friday February 3, 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.comWhen militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events. Starring Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin. Rated R; 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
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM JOY unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Joy Unleashed Book CoverAuthor Jean Baur-photo courtesy of Amy HamblyLocal author Jean Baur found a new sense of belonging from her partnership with a wild Lab/Terrier/Whippet mix who was rescued from Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico, just as she’d lost her job. Bella helped Jean build deep relationships with nursing home patients, brought her to the front lines of the battle against cancer as Bella comforted chemo patients, and connected her with special needs children in their work in schools. Meet Jean and Bella, and pick up a copy of their book. Books will be available for sale and signing. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 9, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Author photo courtesy of Amy Hambly

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Wrote a Book, Now What? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Jan L Kardys - photo appears with permissionOpen BookGain an insider’s view of book publishing at this program with literary agent and Chairman of Unicorn Writers’ Conference, Jan L. Kardys. Jan will share her 40 years of experience inside 10 major NYC book publishers on topics (such as those below) related to increasing visibility to literary agents, publishers and readers alike. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 30, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Publishing topics: * developing a concept * writing a manuscript * editing * finding a literary agent * negotiating a publishing agreement * various departments within publishing companies * self-publishing vs. traditional book publishing * subsidiary rights * marketing * utilizing the most cutting-edge technologies * social media services.

Jan L. Kardys’ diverse book publishing career includes executive positions at ten of the major book publishers – Doubleday, St. Martin’s Press, Scholastic, Macmillan, Scribner’s, Little, Brown & Company, Warner Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall and Condé Nast Publications. Her experience and know-how are in editorial, art/production, subsidiary rights, contracts, copyrights, permissions, book agenting, editing, writer’s conferences, publishing consulting and freelance editing. Jan worked for Google for three years where she added Internet sales and marketing to her already extensive expertise.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM WTML Tech Thursdays ~ Learn How to Get Your eBooks for Free! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Woman with eReader-copyright Photosani/Fotolia.comNicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian gives a lecture/demonstration on how to use the OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audio books and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. Please: * Bring your valid WTML card in good standing * Fully charge your device * Bring the ID and password to your device’s App Store * Bring your email address, user name and password * Have a basic operational understanding of your device. These programs are free and open to Welles-Turner Library cardholders. Seating is limited to 7, so registration is requested starting January 12, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM BUSY
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 February 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BUSY
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Computer Basics: eMail I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Couple with Computer-copyright Monkey Business/Fotolia.comCell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.comIn this 90-minute hands-on workshop led by Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, attendees learn how to:

* Login into their Gmail account without assistance
* Differentiate between an email address and website address
* Compose and send a new email
* View received email
* Reply to a received email
* Understand the difference between the inbox, sent and trash folders

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 January 24, 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.
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
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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
    The registration period has not begun.
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
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 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
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. 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_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   
   

~ 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
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
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   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/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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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
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
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Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

This 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 February 21, 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.
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
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Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM BUSY
Sunday March 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BUSY
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
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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
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Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on April 14 for Good Friday.

Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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.
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
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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 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
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
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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 for 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
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comDrop in, and join the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself, or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
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