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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Homegrown Terror Book CoverOnce an accomplished military man ardently supporting the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold eventually turned on his friends, neighbors and fellow soldiers to become the terrorist whose name is synonymous with the word “traitor.” In a talk and book signing, Eric D. Lehman will share a historical look back at Arnold that he presents in his recent book, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London. The story sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror. Books will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Lehman, an historian and author of numerous books about Connecticut, teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport. His essays, reviews, poems and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 23 spaces available.
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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  -  7:30 PM Medicare Options Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Medicare-copyright gustavofrazao/Fotolia.comNavigating through the Medicare maze is difficult, whether you have had Medicare for a while or will soon be 65. With “Open Enrollment” approaching, it’s hard to know what to do! Join us for an overview of your “Medicare Options,” presented by Ellen Sue Moses, BS, Pharm, a certified CHOICES Counselor, and learn how to choose what is best of you in 2017. Remember, “Open Enrollment” is the time of year you can adjust your Medicare choices to best fit you health care needs. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 6, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The CHOICES program is a cooperative program of the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, the Area Agencies on Aging, and the Center for Medicare Advocacy. CHOICES is comprised of both staff, in-kind professionals from local service agencies, and volunteers who provide information to persons age 60 and older and persons with disabilities.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 23 spaces available.
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother Goose

Babies 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
Wednesday October 5, 2016 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 BricksChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins September 21 for residents; September 30 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
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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   
   

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

    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   
   

Lucky Us Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. 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.

“Forging a life together after being abandoned by their parents, half sisters Eva and Iris share decades in and out of the spotlight in golden-era Hollywood and mid-twentieth-century Long Island.” – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
misc_none 6:30 PM Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

CT Women's Hall of Fame Logo-used with permissionConnecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who achieved extraordinary things! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, and learn about some of the state’s powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Explore the inspirational stories of suffrage advocates like Alice Paul and Isabella Beecher Hooker; prominent female firsts like Ella Grasso and Denise Nappier; and social activists like Helen Keller, Anne Stanback and Estelle Griswold. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 8, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For more information about Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, visit www.cwhf.org.

CWHF logo used with permission.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 41 spaces available.
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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
 
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   
   

Retro British Woman-copyright agneskantaruk/Fotolia.comDirector Chair on Stage-copyright gorralit/Fotolia.comIn this captivating drama, a working-class laundress in 19th century London becomes radicalized when she meets a brave cohort of women organizing to obtain the vote. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. Rated PG-13; 1 hour 46 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 October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Indie Author Day ~ The Memoir: Fact or Fiction? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Indie Author Day 2016 Logo

Calling All Local Authors! Are 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 The Memoir: Fact or Fiction? and a digital Q&A on indie authorship on the first national Indie Author Day, October 8, from 11 am to 3 pm!

What is a memoir? Is it fact or is it fiction? There is no simple answer. The literary category that it falls under – creative non-fiction – immediately establishes a paradox. How can non-fiction, which is essentially fact and, hopefully, the truth, be also creative? This lecture, given at 11 am by Debra Robbins, a professional writer and college professor, will explore the mysterious terrain of memory and the precarious process of turning it into art. During the lecture, we will discuss such topics as memory and meaning and its elusive nature in the writing process; the impact of action and dialogue, how they build momentum and make the story come alive; the role of conflict; and the techniques of building a scene. A question and answer period follows, during which participants will be able to ask general questions about the memoir.

At 2 pm, all participating libraries will come together for an hour-long digital Q&A featuring writers, agents and other industry leaders. Writers will learn valuable information while meeting other members of their local literary community, including about the library’s resources to get started writing and how to get your book published in the library's catalog.

Lunch provided. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. To learn more about 2016 Indie Author Day, visit www.indieauthorday.com.

About Indie Author Day: During Indie Author Day, libraries from all over will be hosting unique events centered around indie writing and publishing, including information on how to get your self-published eBook into the library catalog. At 2 pm, all participating libraries will come together for an hour-long digital Q&A featuring writers, agents and other industry leaders. Writers will learn valuable information while meeting other members of their local literary community.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month (November)

    Location: Friends Room
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day.

Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother Goose

Babies 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
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Count Me In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother with Child CountingFor children ages 4 & 5
Children play with shapes, patterns, sets and sorting during this fun, interactive, age-appropriate introduction to early math concepts using children's literature. You must commit to all three dates in the series. Registration begins September 27 for residents; October 6 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Coloring Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring Book Page and PencilsFor teens in grades 7-12
The school year is in full swing, so why not stop by the library for a chance to color your stress away? We’ll listen to music and have a wide assortment of coloring pages and pencils available –but feel free to bring your own supplies. Get ready to relax and let your creativity flow. Please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 so we have enough materials for everyone.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 20 spaces 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   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM WTML Tech Thursdays ~ Freegal Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Woman Listening to Music-copyright Leah-Anne Thompson/Fotolia.comLooking to download or stream playlists … for free? In this hour-long lecture/demonstration, Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, will demonstrate how to access the library’s free music service, Freegal. A Welles-Turner library card allows access to millions of songs and music videos from the Sony catalog. There’s an app too! Q & A. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 15, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids’ Craft: Fizzing Apple Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Children in grades K-3
What happens when you mix baking soda and citric acid? Combine science and art to make a colorful apple for fall. Registration begins September 29 for residents; October 11 for nonresidents.  

    Location: Friends Room
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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 October 15, 2016 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   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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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
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother Goose

Babies 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 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Count Me In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother with Child CountingFor children ages 4 & 5
Children play with shapes, patterns, sets and sorting during this fun, interactive, age-appropriate introduction to early math concepts using children's literature. You must commit to all three dates in the series. Registration begins September 27 for residents; October 6 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ What is the Cloud? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Cell Phone-copyright IngoBartussek/Fotolia.comCloud Computing-copyright Bobboz/Fotolia.comHave you heard someone talking about “the cloud” and wondered what it meant? Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, will explain this buzzword in a two-hour lecture, so you can “keep up with your grandkids!” Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required 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 Computer Lab
   
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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! Create the scariest face your mind can imagine, or do the opposite and cover your pumpkin with hearts. The 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 14 spaces available.
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM More Connecticut Lore: Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

CT Lore Book CoverZachary Lamothe, Norwich CT, returns to read from his second CT travel guidebook More Connecticut Lore: Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations. Journey through Connecticut using this unconventional guidebook containing 82 odd locations to visit on your next outing. In addition to the extraordinary stories, discover tidbits sprinkled throughout that will give you “while you’re there” ideas to add to your trip and a section highlighting destinations along the way, like restaurants, breweries and inns. Q&A welcome. Copies of his book will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 26, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Lamothe is fascinated with history and folklore. After graduating from Boston University, he wrote for publications about regional folklore, history, and travel. This book is the sequel to Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & Full of Surprises.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 42 spaces available.
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Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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  -  8:00 PM Story First Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Steve Liskow-photo used with permissionEven though many agents and editors want memorable characters who drive a series, they aren’t enough to save a weak story. Award-winning mystery writer Steve Liskow leads workshop participants through the process of developing an idea into a workable premise that can generate a full story. From there, participants will examine how to build a plot to keep readers asking questions and turning pages to a powerful ending! Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 26, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Liskow taught English for 33 years in local schools until his retirement and now serves as a panelist and mentor for both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. He is also a member of International Thriller Writers. He has been a finalist for the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and the Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. His stories have also won the Black Orchid Novella Award and Honorable Mention for the Al Blanchard Story Award (twice). Nowhere Man, released in April, is his tenth novel.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother Goose

Babies 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 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Count Me In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother with Child CountingFor children ages 4 & 5
Children play with shapes, patterns, sets and sorting during this fun, interactive, age-appropriate introduction to early math concepts using children's literature. You must commit to all three dates in the series. Registration begins September 27 for residents; October 6 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coloring Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring Club @ WTMLJoin 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. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting September 27 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM American Images: From Camera to Canvas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman of ArtScapadesSnap the Whip by Winslow HomerAs the camera became more available to the public during the mid 1800s, photography began to affect the art world. With the Hudson River School as a starting point, ArtScapades will show us how artists incorporated the use of photography in their artistic process, enabling them to create ever more dramatic paintings of a young growing America and its people, including the country’s expansion westward. ArtScapades presents three quintessential artists, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins. Seating is limited, so registration is requested beginning August 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida. Painting (right) ~ Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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lib_book_red 11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Jumpstart's Read for the Record®: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Book Cover-used with permissionFor children ages 1-5 with an adult
Join us and millions of readers across the country to show your support for literacy and early education by enjoying an indoor picnic and the story The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Pack your own sandwich, and the Children's Department will provide drinks and dessert. This special storytime will also include early literacy activities. No registration is needed.

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_book_red 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Jumpstart's Read for the Record®: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Book Cover-used with permissionFor children in grades K-2
Join millions of kids across the country to enjoy the story The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. We will make cool sandwiches for snack, sing a sandwich song and spread the fun around. Registration begins October 13.

Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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 October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

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

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother Goose

Babies 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
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    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   
   

Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi. 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.

"Residents in the southwestern United States enduring that water crisis will appreciate the precision with which Bacigalupi imagines our thirsty future. . . . Bacigalupi is a grim, efficient and polished narrator … Our waterless future looks hot – and filled with conflict." – Hector Tobar, The Washington Post

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 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 30-45 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.

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Class is full ~ registration is closed

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

 
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
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Director Chair on Stage-copyright gorralit/Fotolia.comAdapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Starring Christopher Walken and John Lloyd Young. Rated R; 2 hours 14 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins October 24 for residents; November 2 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM James R. Benn, Author of Blue Madonna, to Speak at WTML Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

James R Benn-photo used with permissionBlue Madonna Book CoverThe library welcomes acclaimed local author James R. Benn for a book talk and signing of the 11th volume in his popular Billy Boyle World War II mystery series, Blue Madonna. Copies of his books will be available for sale and signing. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“The suspenseful story line, set on the eve of the Normandy invasion in 1944, will keep readers turning the pages... Benn movingly depicts Nazi cruelties that Boyle and his comrades witness.” – Publishers Weekly

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Staying Safe Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.comLearn how to stay safe online by protecting your personal information and avoiding common Internet scams. Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, conducts this two-hour lecture so “you can keep up with your grandkids!” Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting October 18, 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 Computer Lab
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday November 18, 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 November 19, 2016 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
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

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Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
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The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

Sunday November 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Concert Performed by Debbie Vinick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Debbie Vinick-photo used with permissionHarpist and singer Debbie Vinick will be playing a charming selection of holiday music on her Celtic harp. You are welcome to sing along! Audiences throughout Connecticut are enchanted by her angelic voice and beautiful harp. Don’t miss this unique and special performance. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 22, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Debbie began playing the harp at age 9. She studied at Juilliard while in high school and graduated from the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music. While at Eastman, she was chosen to be principal harpist of the Heidelberg, Germany Festival Orchestra for two summers. She was principal harpist of Orchestra New England for several years and regularly performed at the Shubert Theater in New Haven and Oakdale Theater in Wallingford.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 45 spaces available.
Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coloring Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coloring Club @ WTMLJoin 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. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting November 2 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday December 2, 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
 
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   
   

Director Chair on Stage-copyright gorralit/Fotolia.comThis film tells the story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins, after promising his daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny to the big screen. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Colin Farrell. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 5 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 December 7, 2016 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 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
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 Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 24, 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.

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.

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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   
   

After 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
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   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
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   
   

When 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
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
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    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
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
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    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

An 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
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
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

Sixty-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
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   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
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
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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   
   

Chris 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
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   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
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   
   

In 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
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