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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving Storytime & Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comTurkey and Chick-copyright fotomaster/Fotolia.comFor families with children ages 5 and under
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. This Thanksgiving-themed storytime will be a feast of stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address and the Transformation of the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

Professor Lutris has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Friends Room
        There is 1 space available.
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Early Closing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 26 spaces available.
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
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Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
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lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Logo

For children in grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2018 Nutmeg Children's Book Award Nominee
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Parents who have read the book are also welcome to participate. Books available upon registration in person beginning November 8.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jingle Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Jingle Babies-copyright Claudia Paulussen/Fotolia.comBabies ages birth through 15 months
A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. Baby playtime with soft toys follows the 30-minute program. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 'WTML Tech Thursdays' ~ Morningstar® Lecture and Webinar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Morningstar LogoThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library presents an hour-long financial literacy webinar on Morningstar®, a free, online investment database available to WTML library cardholders. The database is a great resource for all investors, as it includes electronic versions of the popular Morningstar newsletters. In this group setting, participants will learn tips, tricks and techniques to research company profiles for possible stock investments, find the best mutual funds and ETFs, analyze personal portfolios and receive tips on how to keep them strong and balanced. Registration required starting November 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
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    Location: Friends Room
 
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Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

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

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

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comRed Umbrella and Penguin-Open Clip ArtJoin us in a tribute to the late great Debbie Reynolds! A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. Starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. Rated G; 1 hour, 43 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM T.G.I.O. (Thank Goodness It’s Over) Celebration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
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Sunday December 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newspapers in the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

Professor Lutris has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Jewelry Workshop ~ One-to-Keep, One-to-Give Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Earrings by Heather TorreFor teens in grades 7-12
Looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? We have just the thing! Jewelry creator Heather Torre will be here to teach us how to make our own unique pair of earrings. You will be able to make one set to keep for yourself, as well as a set to give away … but we won’t tell if you decide to keep them both. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ Going Clean with Donna Martin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

It’s time to rid ourselves of the toxic stew that was created back in the 20th century. Donna Martin has spent decades educating herself about toxins and doing the leg work to seek out and test many of the alternative products on the market today making it easier than ever for people to find their way to healthier choices. Donna’s organic gardens have her unquestionably convinced that clean, fresh food choices create abundant health, clear thinking, and joy. Her presentation addresses:  your home environment, what you put on your body and  what you put in your body, and making lasting change. Registration required and begins November 1 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 43 spaces available.
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids' Craft: Holiday Cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Cutting Paper with ScissorsFor children in grades 1-6
Spend the afternoon creating one-of-a-kind Hanukkah and Christmas cards to send your warm holiday wishes to family and friends. Registration begins November 25 for residents; December 5 for nonresidents. 

    Location: Friends Room
 
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Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM BUSY
Sunday December 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM BUSY
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Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jingle Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Jingle Babies-copyright Claudia Paulussen/Fotolia.comBabies ages birth through 15 months
A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. Baby playtime with soft toys follows the 30-minute program. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Climb Aboard the Polar Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Library of Misfit Toys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children in grades 4-6Doll and Teddy Bear-copyright 14ktgold/Fotolia.com
Rudolph visited the Island of Misfit Toys and found imperfect, yet lovable toys. Kids will make their own misfit toys by putting together pieces of several toys in new and different ways. Toys will be provided but feel free to bring your own as you clean your room for the holidays. Registration begins December 1 for residents; December 13 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales & Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comTogether Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. And take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with a seasonal story in this December Together Time Tales gathering! Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Snowman with Hat and Scarf-copyright ivan kmit/Fotolia.comFor children ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all are welcome. Each Story Break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Give Back Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Blankets Rolled-copyright Africa Studio/Fotolia.com

For teens in grades 7-12
Let’s come together to give back to our community this winter! We will be making no-sew fleece blankets here at the library that will be donated to the Glastonbury Social Services Department. These blankets will then be distributed to our neighbors who are in need of a little extra warmth this winter. This is a great opportunity to help those in need, and we hope to see you there. All supplies will be provided. Register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
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Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cardboard City Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Cardboard City-copyright czsooofija/Fotolia.comFamilies with children of all ages
Come anytime to help construct a cardboard city. You provide your imagination, and the library will provide the tape, markers and tools needed to construct a city of cardboard boxes. Although we will have lots of boxes, you are also encouraged to bring additional boxes from holiday gifts. School-age children may participate on their own if an adult checks them in with the librarian. No registration is needed.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Star Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children in grades 2-4
Join the force as we celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Enjoy Star Wars-themed activities, plus crafts and snacks that are out of this world! Registration for residents begins December 14; nonresidents December 26.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Closed New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThis blockbuster hit depicts the origin story of one of our favorite superheroes. Diana is an Amazon princess who leaves her idyllic island home after learning of a massive world war engulfing the planet. She vows to use her superpowers to put an end to the conflict and restore peace. Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 21 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday January 15, 2018 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 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
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Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Sunday January 21, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday January 23, 2018 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   
   

Craft from October 24, 2017Craft from October 24, 2017Come 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 have supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or watch a movie. Drop in! This program is for adults only. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
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Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Get Your eBooks for Free: Lecture/Demonstration of New Libby OverDrive App Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Libby by OverDrive LogoWoman with eReader-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comMax Rowe, Library Connection Inc., returns to give a lecture and live demo on how to use the new Libby by OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, please: * Bring your valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing; * Fully charge your device in advance; * Bring the ID and password to your device’s app store; * Bring your email address, user name and password; and * Have a basic operational understanding of your device. This program is free and open to Welles-Turner library cardholders. Seating is limited to 15, so registration is requested and begins January 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThis funny and heartfelt film tells the story of a Pakistani-American man who falls for a white grad student named Emily but hides their romance from his traditional Muslim family. Things become even more complicated when Emily comes down with a mysterious illness, and he is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents. Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Rated R; 1 hour 59 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
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Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Indulgences Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Chocolate Bark-copyright Elenathewise/Fotolia.comCreate your own chocolate bark to take home, and learn how to make a deliciously nutritious flourless chocolate torte during a fun and interactive workshop led by Alissa Monteleone of Simply Good Thinking. Realizing she needed to take her health seriously after having her first child at 36, Monteleone, author of EveryBody Eats, took control over her lifelong struggle with food, bad diets and the other junk that comes along with bad nutrition. The newly published 2nd edition of EveryBody Eats celebrates the art of happy and healthy eating and will be available for sale at the workshop. Maximum of 25, minimum of 15 to host this workshop, so registration is required and begins January 10, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: We will be using nuts in the tart and at least one nut choice for the bark.
Snow date: Tuesday, February 13. 

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM     
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Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
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Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Golden Girls Trivia Night: Take 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Back by popular demand! It will be the best of times for you and your teammates. With an all-female cast (none under the age of 50), The Golden Girls defied Hollywood odds and became one of NBC’s biggest network hits of the 1980’s. You probably know all there is to know about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, so why not grab a group of friends and challenge that knowledge with some Golden Girls Trivia? Teams will consist of up to four people. Cheesecake will be served. Sign up individually, as a small group, or as an entire team by Friday, February 16 by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 28

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
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Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
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Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
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Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
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Friday March 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThe true story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Starring Jessica Chastain. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 4 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to LinkedIn Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Improve Your Interview Skills Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 'READ Local' ~ WTML's Local Connecticut Author Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7718   
   

WTML's Book Stack-Multi-Colored-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library invites published authors to participate in “READ Local,” our Local CT Author Fair. Authors will be afforded the opportunity to meet potential readers and share their talent with the community. The event will also provide authors with an opportunity to promote, sell and sign copies of their work.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application form by December 16, 2017. In addition to the application, authors will be required to submit a hard copy of their book(s), a resume, professional reviews (if available), an image of the cover of your book(s) and a head shot. Library staff will evaluate the applications and respond to all by Friday, December 29, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • First preference will be given to authors living in Glastonbury and its immediate surrounding towns (East Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield)
  • We will only accept authors with works published after 2005.
  • Authors must attend the event and are responsible for their own exhibits, including money, cash boxes, change, products, signage or other items they wish to use. If you wish to use a credit card reader, your unit must operate wirelessly, and its setup and configuration are your responsibility.
  • The library will provide one (1) 6 ft. table and two (2) chairs, but will provide no other assistance. Use of electrical outlets is not guaranteed.
  • Display materials must fit within the confines of the table space. The location cannot accommodate banners, posters, floor displays or wall hangings.
  • The library will promote the event as a library sponsored program but does not endorse, promote or spotlight any one author to the exclusion of the others.
  • Space is limited. The library reserves the right to accept or refuse any application at its discretion. 
  • Participants who are unable to make the event should alert the library by March 1, 2018.
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Search Strategies for Over 50 Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday April 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination ~
In remembrance of civil rights leader MLK, shot 50 years ago this month, join us for a film that celebrates the real life courage and commitment of an interracial couple. Richard and Mildred Loving spent the first nine years of their marriage fighting for their right to live as a family in their Virginian hometown. Their civil rights case went all the way to the Supreme Court and changed the course of history. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 3 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 'Money Smart Week @ Your Library' ~ Social Security Explained Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Money Smart Week 2018 LogoSenior Couple-copyright Monkey Business/Fotolia.comAlmost 74% of Americans voluntarily received reduced retirement income benefits because they don’t know all the facts.* This workshop will cover when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. We will help you avoid the most common mistakes that are made when collecting your benefits and discuss special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits.

Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities Member FINRA/SIPC. A Registered Investment Adviser. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

    Location: Friends Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday May 4, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ May the Fourth be with you ~
It’s Star Wars Day, so why not celebrate with an ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert planet dweller and an adorable droid companion? These new heroes unite with old favorites in a battle against a dark regime called the First Order. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 16 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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Friday May 11, 2018 Go To Top
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Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
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Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
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Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com* Reshowing for canceled snow date *
Based on the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, this comedy follows the antics of three divorced women seeking revenge on their ex-husbands who left them for younger women. Along the way, they learn powerful lessons about life, love and friendship. Starting Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler. Rated PG; 1 hour 45 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
  Location Map
Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
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