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Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Teens Meeting-copyright .shock/Fotolia.comPizza-Open Clip Art-toons4bizFor teens in grades 7-12
Do you have ideas about the types of programs we have or materials we purchase at the library? Then join the Teen Advisory Board where you'll have a chance to help make the Welles Turner Memorial Library an even better place for you and your friends. As a bonus, membership in TAB will look great on your resume and college applications! Pizza will be provided, so stop by for a slice and to share your vision for the future of the Teen Room. Please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Friends of the Library   860-652-7728   
   

Sale Tags-copyright mtlapcevic/Fotolia.comThe Friends' collection of books for their book sales is ongoing, and so they are happy to be holding their second annual Winter Book Sale in the Friends room on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am until 4:30pm. Unless otherwise marked, hardcover fiction will be $2, trade paperbacks $1, books on CD and DVDs $3, and CDs $2 per disc. Books will be available in most categories except children's.

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

Together Time Tales Logo

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY
    Location: Glastonbury Room
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY
    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   
   

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

* January 25 ~ Dinosaur Time
* February 1 ~ Stars and Sky
* February 8 ~ Let's Create
* February 15 ~ Sweet Melodies
* February 22 ~ By the Numbers

* March 1 ~ Our Green Earth

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Based on the Book Movie Matinée Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Teens Watching Movie-copyright StockPhotoPro/Fotolia.comFor teens in grades 7-12
Each month, we'll watch a movie based on a popular book. Interested in reading the original? We'll have copies of the book the movie is based on available at the library at the beginning of each month - just ask a Reference Librarian! And, of course, there will be popcorn. This month, we'll see a movie in which a high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." Rated PG-13. For movie title and to register for the program, contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Publishing Your Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Poet Laureate   860-241-6472   sandpeg@sbcglobal.net
   

Tony Fusco-photo appears with permission“Publishing Your Poetry,” a free workshop for poets seeking to publish a book of their poems, will be presented by Tony Fusco, publisher at Flying Horse Press, on Saturday, January 28, from 2-4 pm at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library. Fusco will take attendees through the steps leading to book publication, the options available to writers and the costs involved. There will be opportunity for questions, handouts will be available and refreshments will be served. This workshop is produced by Glastonbury Poet Laureate Alexandrina Sergio.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday January 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BUSY
    Location: Glastonbury Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beneath a Shooting Star Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Beneath a Shooting Star Book CoverSusan Harrison RashidSusan Harrison Rashid presents her first novel, Beneath a Shooting Star. In 1971, as a civil war rages in Pakistan, two girls are born in the city of Lahore; Nadira to a Sunni family, and Hameeda to a Shia family. Years later, when fate brings them back together again, they have to choose whether they will let the past keep them apart, or reclaim their dreams and the friendship they once cherished. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting December 31, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 51 spaces available.
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Lego BricksChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins January 17 for residents; January 25 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

* February 1 ~ Stars and Sky
* February 8 ~ Let's Create
* February 15 ~ Sweet Melodies
* February 22 ~ By the Numbers

* March 1 ~ Our Green Earth

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

The Black Count Book Cover~ 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
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comWhen militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events. Starring Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin. Rated R; 2 hours. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM JOY unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

Author photo courtesy of Amy Hambly

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 44 spaces available.
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Wrote a Book, Now What? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Jan L Kardys - photo appears with permissionOpen BookGain an insider’s view of book publishing at this program with literary agent and Chairman of Unicorn Writers’ Conference, Jan L. Kardys. Jan will share her 40 years of experience inside 10 major NYC book publishers on topics (such as those below) related to increasing visibility to literary agents, publishers and readers alike. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting January 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

* February 8 ~ Let's Create
* February 15 ~ Sweet Melodies
* February 22 ~ By the Numbers

* March 1 ~ Our Green Earth

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM WTML Tech Thursdays ~ Learn How to Get Your eBooks for Free! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Valentine Marshmallow Pops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Marshmallow Pops-copyright Teressa/Fotolia.comConfetti Heart-Open Clip Art-GDJAre you ready for the sweetest day of the year? Stop by the library where we will be making marshmallow pops - they are just the thing for Valentine's Day!We will have all the supplies needed to make these delicious treats for you to give to your best friend, your crush (and maybe keep 2 or 3 for yourself). Space is limited for this program, so register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

* February 15 ~ Sweet Melodies
* February 22 ~ By the Numbers

* March 1 ~ Our Green Earth

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make Your Own Video Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Video Game Controller-copyright Petr Malyshev/Fotolia.comHave you ever played a video game and wondered how it was made? Wonder no more! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will visit the library to teach you how to create your own. We’ll learn to use the interactive software called “Scratch” – a computer program developed at MIT to teach software coding. It will be an exciting afternoon, so put down your controllers and learn how to make the action for yourself. Space is extremely limited for this program, so register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Black History Month Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   jen.vannostrand@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Martin Luther King, Jr.As a celebration of Black History Month, join us for a special presentation of a historical drama set during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. This Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated film showcases the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965. Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. No registration ~ drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
Friday February 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Pease   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Lego BricksChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins February 7 for residents; February 16 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Computer Basics: eMail I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse, keyboard, web browser and internet skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting January 24, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
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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   
   

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

* February 22 ~ By the Numbers
* March 1 ~ Our Green Earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM On the Paths of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Tonight's theme ~ Our Green Earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hand Pointer-copyright momius/Fotolia.comJoe Levy, Recorded Books Inc., makes a special trip to the library to present a one-hour lecture/demonstration on how to access free eBooks, magazines and movies through Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s web site. WTML provides library cardholders online access to thousands of titles through OneClick digital (eAudio and eBooks), Zinio (digital magazines), and InstantFlix (films and TV shows). Seating is limited, so registration is requested beginning February 9 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM An Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon’s Epic Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

This 90-minute lecture gives a broad overview of the social networking trend, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and MeetUp.com.

Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse, keyboard, web browser and internet skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting February 21, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
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Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Together Time Tales Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
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