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Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Son Reading OutdoorsFor families with children ages 6 & under
Fun summer stories, rhymes, songs and flannel board activities for the family. This drop-in storytime will be held on Thursdays from June 18 through August 6 in the Children's Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn't. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Department
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Heroes in the Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Naubuc FiretruckCome join us for a special storytime with the Glastonbury Firefighters! Enjoy stories and activities, then learn about the firefighters' gear, and check out the trucks. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

Fire Company #3 is located at 1089 Chestnut Hill Road, South Glastonbury (across from Hopewell School).

    Location: Fire Company #3
 
misc_chefshat 3:00 PM Cook Up a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1&2
Children make snacks to go with the story. Sign up for one date; register for remaining dates one week before if space is available. Resident registration June 15; nonresident June 18.

Story dates: Tuesday, July 7; Friday, July 31; Monday, August 3

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
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 6 weeks-18 months
A lap-sit program full of nursery rhymes, clapping, bouncing and songs. No registration needed.

 

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_chefshat 3:00 PM Cook Up a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1&2
Children make snacks to go with the story. Sign up for one date; register for remaining dates one week before if space is available. Resident registration June 15; nonresident June 18.

Story dates: Tuesday, July 7; Friday, July 31; Monday, August 3

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl Cuddling Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 2-6
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear, and settle down for a cozy half-hour of stories with the ones you love. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

    Location: Friends Room
 
ent_stage1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 4-6
Rehearsal for children already registered.

Workshop dates: June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4
Performance date: August 4

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Entering grades 4-6
Join the discussion featuring Nutmeg nominee Pie by Sarah Weeks. Parents who read the book are welcome to join in. Books will be available upon registration in the library. Resident registration July 15; nonresident July 17.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Son Reading OutdoorsFor families with children ages 6 & under
Fun summer stories, rhymes, songs and flannel board activities for the family. This drop-in storytime will be held on Thursdays from June 18 through August 6 in the Children's Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn't. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Department
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misc_none 2:30 PM Kryptonite Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 2-4
Carefully chip through a block of Kryptonite to find the message hidden inside. Resident registration July 30; nonresident August 4.

Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Popcorn and Movie TicketsOscar nominee Judy Davis makes her international debut as Sybylla Melvyn, a free-spirited young writer who refuses to conform to society’s expectations as to how a “proper” woman should live. Sam Neill co-stars as the wealthy suitor who tries to win her restless heart.  Rated: G; 100 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday August 10, 2015 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 Cuddling Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 2-6
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear, and settle down for a cozy half-hour of stories with the ones you love. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Holocaust, the Soviets and Then Freedom: Presentation by Holocaust Child Survivor Endre Sarkany Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Holocaust Child Survivors of CT LogoEndre (Andy) Sarkany, a Holocaust child survivor, brings his story of survival, hope and the desire to eliminate hatred, bullying and discrimination to Welles-Turner Library. Sarkany was born in 1936 in Budapest and lived as a young boy in hiding through the German deportations and the Soviet post-war occupation of his native Hungary. He escaped Hungary in 1956 and made his way to the U.S., where he attended college in Tennessee and became an IBM executive. He currently works at the New Haven Jewish Federation and serves on the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut’s speaker’s bureau. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins July 14 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

For more information about the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut, visit hcs-ct.org.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Readers Unite! Summer Finale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Ice Cream ScoopsFor Children's Summer Reading Club participants
Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends Room if it rains). Wear your T-shirt!

    Location: Library Front Lawn
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Visual Storytelling: How Sculpting Superheroes Influenced My Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

All We Had Book CoverAnnie WeatherwaxAnnie Weatherwax, Glastonbury native and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, spent years earning a living by sculpting superheroes and cartoon characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar and others. She will discuss how her work as a visual artist, and in particular as a sculptor, influenced and inspired her work as a writer. Her debut novel, All We Had, was an Oprah’s Editor’s Pick and will soon be released as a feature film. She will also be giving a short reading from her novel. Books will be on sale afterwards. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins July 16 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For more information about Annie, visit her website at www.annieweatherwax.com.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Wednesday September 2, 2015 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   
   

Round House Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Round House by Louise Erdrich. 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.

“When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutts sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.” – Novelist

 

    Location: Friends Room
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Robin Williams plays Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn’t think, look or act like any doctor you have met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he willing to risk just about anything, including his career, to make his patients laugh. Rated: PG-13; 116 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM Google Analytics Made Easy @ WTML Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Web Traffic Gauge-Copyrighted ImageGoogle Analytics is an online tool for measuring web traffic. The free service measures a variety of statistics, such as traffic engagement, navigation within websites and actual sales. However, using it effectively is not easy, especially for entrepreneurs who are new to the tool or new to web business. This interactive session will take you through the different pieces within Google Analytics, help you get comfortable with the tool and, most importantly, present a unique, simplified approach to help you make sense of Google Analytics reports. Instructor Pamela Chandra, founder of Hedgehog Insights, has performed data analytics with Accenture and Time Warner retail. You can find more information about her work at www.hedgehoginsights.com. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 20 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Peter Biedermann in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Peter Biedermann-Photo Used with PermissionPeter Biedermann, solo instrumental guitarist, performs original acoustic finger-style pieces in unique tunings on various 6- and 12-string guitars. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic, combining compositional structure and improvisation that embraces the influences of the last 50+ years of finger-style acoustic guitar playing. Fans of artists such as Alex de Grassi, John Fahey, Bert Jansch, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner and Michael Hedges will enjoy this music. Peter has been writing and performing original instrumental music for over 30 years, covering a number of genres in the electronic and acoustic fields. CDs will be for sale after the performance. Drop in. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Visit www.peterbiedermann.com for more information.

Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM An Evening with a Dog Listener ~ Pat Wright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

A Woman and Her Dog-Copyrighted ImageSpend the evening with Dog Listener Pat Wright. Learn how to bring your dog to peace and solve the problem of unwanted behaviors. Pat has studied in England with the original Dog Listener, Jan Fennell, and has graduated from all class levels offered. Pat has also worked as the highest ranking Dog Listener in the United States of the Jan Fennell International Team of Dog Listeners as well as a mentor to other Dog Listeners around the world. Pat has studied wolf behavior with biologists in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming on three different occasions. Some of the many topics discussed are pulling on the lead, jumping up, aggression, separation anxiety and excessive barking. You will also learn how to get willing cooperation with your dog to perform any task at hand. Pat mixes in some very entertaining experiences from her many years of Dog Listening throughout New England. For humans only. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 27 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For more information about Pat Wright, visit www.doglisteneroftheeast.com.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.  Rated: PG; 92 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday October 7, 2015 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   
   

The Flame Throwers Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner. 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.

“The year is 1975 and Reno – so-called because of the place of her birth – has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world--artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.” – from cover p. [2]

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday November 4, 2015 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   
   

The Burgess Boys Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. 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.

“As in her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteredge, Strout promises to make everyday small-town life luminous and absorbing. Brothers who have fled upstate Shirley Falls for New York City return when their sister needs help with her troubled teenage son.” Library Journal review, 2012

    Location: Friends Room
Friday November 6, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Homer Wells grew up in an orphanage in Maine. Though groomed by its director, Dr. Larch, Homer feels the need to strike out on his own to experience the outside world. Along the way, he falls for the beautiful Candy and learns some indelible lessons about life, love and home. Not Rated; 126 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday December 2, 2015 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   
   

The Language of FlowersCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. 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.

“The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past” – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
Friday December 4, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Cats, the longest running show on Broadway when it closed on September 10, 2000, has been specially performed for video. This film will lead you into the mysterious world of cats. Not Rated; 121 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday February 3, 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   
   

~ Black History Month ~
The Color of Water Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride. 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.

“Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared ‘light-skinned’ woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve children. James McBridge, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful memoir.” – Novelist

    Location: Friends Room
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Wednesday March 2, 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   
   

~ Women's History Month ~
The Aviator's WifeCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. 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.

“Despite her own major achievements – she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States – Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.” – Novelist

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday April 6, 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   
   

The Age of Miracles Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. 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.

 “ … When the earth’s rotation slows to a crawl, resulting in longer days, civilization begins to unravel. Eleven-year-old Julia documents society’s steady decline while coping with the challenges of everyday life, such as friendship and first love. …” Library Journal review, 2012

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday May 4, 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   
   

A Replacement Life Book CoverCome share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman. 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.

“A humorous and heart-wrenching story of an aspiring twenty-something Russian-Jewish writer who struggles to reconcile his immigrant roots with his fragile new American identity” – provided by publisher

    Location: Friends Room
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