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Friday August 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM BUSY  
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday August 20, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 3.


Monday August 21, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing Event  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Proper Viewing of the Solar EclipseOn Monday, August 21, from approximately 1-4 pm, the moon will be covering the sun, the first eclipse of its kind to occur in over 100 years! Although we won’t have 100% coverage of the sun, it should still be mostly hidden and interesting to see. Pick up your free viewer shades starting at 10 am the day of the event for safe observation (while supplies last). Weather permitting. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, drinks and snacks, then gather on the library’s front lawn starting at 12:30pm. Max eclipse at 2:45pm. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

Shades provided by STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute.

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM BUSY  
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Knitting Striped Sweater-copyright kristo74/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. 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

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Realizing Dreams: YES! Youth Empowerment Summit  
    Contact: Barbara Bailey   860-652-7717   barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Author Jim CantoniFor teens and children ages 5 and up with caregiver
Join us for a fun, interactive, lively discussion that will help you discover and journal about your passion and create a personal "game plan" to realize your dreams for your future. You will be part of an author-guided journey and receive the keepsake action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-awareness Developing Grit and Growth Mindset by local author Jim Cantoni. Space is limited, so register online or at Reference at 860-652-7720. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join in with participating children. Educators are welcome to attend to help empower students. Please arrive 15 minutes early to learn how you can help.

    Location: Friends Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday August 27, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 3.


Monday August 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Friday September 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM BUSY  
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comLove + Time + DeathAfter the tragedy of losing his child, Howard questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Starring Will Smith and Helen Mirren. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 37 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday September 3, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 3.


Monday September 4, 2017
     Closed Labor Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better … You ~ Find Your Power, Find Your Joy  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comDr. Bridget CooperOn the first Wednesday of every month (except January), we will host a lecture on different health topics, followed by discussion.

The world can be a frustrating and crazy place. The good news is that living a healthy life starts in our own heads! Do you know who lives life to the max, walks into a room full of presence and confidence, and finds success when others see defeat? Those who claim their power and write the story of their own life! In this seminar, you’ll learn how to break free of indecision, fear, and disarm your inner critic. Taught by relationship, personal power and corporate strategy expert Dr. Bridget Cooper (aka, Dr. B), get ready to have your thoughts shifted, calm restored and power unleashed. Dr. B makes her living rattling people’s cages so they can live, love and work better. Dr. B will have copies of her most recent book, Little Landslides: How We Rise Up From Our Pain, as well as previous books available for purchase and signing at the event. Registration required and begins August 9 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Dr. Cooper's photo by Tania Palermo Studio, Main Street, Glastonbury

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday September 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Friday September 8, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall 2017 Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library  
    Contact: Kelley Rodino   860-652-7728   
   

Fall Book Sale~Friends of the LibraryThe Friends' Fall Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 9am to 5pm on the front lawn of the library. Should it rain, the sale will be in the lower parking deck of TD Bank, next door to the library. Unless marked otherwise, children's hardcovers are $1; adult hardcovers, $2; trade paperbacks, $1; small size and all children's paperbacks, 50 cents. Books on CD and DVDs are $3, and audio CDs are $2 per disc. There will be a specially priced section at $5 and above. Come early for the best selection. No sales before nine o'clock. On the day of the sale, please do not park in the bank lots during banking hours. The bank is open from 8am to 2pm on Saturday. For more information or to volunteer, please email the Friends at booksale@friendswtmlib.org or call 860-652-7728.

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Sunday September 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday September 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Module 1 ~ READY  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Small Business Administration Logo

Presented by the Small Business Administration, this workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs.  

Module 1 ~ Monday, September 11 ~ READY: basics of business startup. Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages. Registration required and begins August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 2 ~ Monday, September 18 ~ SET: essentials of becoming credit-ready. Where to get money; five C’s of credit; how to prepare a business loan application. Registration required beginning August 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 3 ~ Tuesday, September 26 ~ GO!: how and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veterans' Centers. Registration required and begins August 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM BUSY  
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Thursday September 14, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free eBooks, Mags and Flicks with RBdigital  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Cursor-Hand Pointer-copyright momius/Fotolia.comRBdigital LogoJoe 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 RBdigital (eAudio, eBooks and digital magazines) and InstantFlix (films and TV shows). To fully benefit from this workshop, registrants shall:

  • Bring their valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing;
  • Fully charge their device;
  • Bring their ID and password to their device’s app store;
  • Bring their email address, user name and password; and
  • Have a basic operational understanding of their device.

Seating is limited, so registration is requested beginning August 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fake News: Can you spot it?  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Megaphone News-copyright pathdoc/Fotolia.comFake News: Can you spot it?” is an hour-long interactive workshop which will define fake news on a spectrum. Once defined, we explore the concept of confirmation bias and experience an actual news evaluation process, using different online source types’ coverage of the same current event to compare and contrast content quality. The workshop’s discussion topic is deliberately apolitical since this is not a partisan presentation. This program is especially important now that social media has made every information consumer into an information producer. It is our habit, when a piece of news makes us feel strongly, to share that piece of news with others. Given that, when we improve our abilities to determine news quality we do not just help ourselves; we help others too, as we let dubious news die instead of adding fuel to a false fire. Seating is limited to 21, so registration is requested and begins August 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The presenters are a collaboration between the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Journalism Department and Reference and Instructions librarians at CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library: Theodora Ruhs, Professor of Journalism; Martha 

Kruy, Reference, Instruction and Assessment Librarian; Briana McGuckin, Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of the Reference and Instruction Department, Elihu Burritt Library.

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM College Entrance Exam Practice Session  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

C2 Education LogoStudent Taking Exam-copyright Syda Productions/Fotolia.comFor students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM The Gala at the Boathouse ~ Second Century Fund  
   

The Gala at the Boathouse~Second Century FundThe Second Century Fund of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library presents "The Gala at the Boathouse" with humorist, columnist, author and professor Gina Barreca on Saturday, September 16 from 6-10pm. Please join us for an evening which will include buffet dinner, wine, beer, music, silent auction and entertainment. Admission is $100 per person. Reservations are limited, first come-first served. Proceeds to benefit the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund. For more information, please contact co-chairs Dianne (by email at ciao24@cox.net or by phone at 860-280-8429) and/or Mary (by email at Mary.Pallos@singulus.com or by phone at 860-781-2302).

The Glastonbury Boathouse at Riverfront Park is located at 252 Welles Street, Glastonbury.

    Location: Glastonbury Boathouse

Monday September 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Module 2 ~ SET  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Small Business Administration Logo

Presented by the Small Business Administration, this workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs.  

Module 1 ~ Monday, September 11 ~ READY: basics of business startup. Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages. Registration required and begins August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 2 ~ Monday, September 18 ~ SET: essentials of becoming credit-ready. Where to get money; five C’s of credit; how to prepare a business loan application. Registration required beginning August 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 3 ~ Tuesday, September 26 ~ GO!: how and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veterans' Centers. Registration required and begins August 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Computer Basics: Email I  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Senior Couple with Computer-copyright Monkey Business/Fotolia.comIn this 90-minute hands-on workshop led by Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, attendees learn how to: log 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 August 22, online or at Reference 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Options Overview  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Medicare-copyright gustavofrazao/Fotolia.comNavigating through the Medicare maze is difficult whether you have had Medicare for a while or will soon to be 65. With “Open Enrollment” approaching, it’s hard to know what to do! Join us for an overview of your “Medicare Options” and learn how to choose what is best of you in 2018. Remember, “Open Enrollment” is the time of year you can adjust your Medicare choices to best fit you healthcare needs. Ellen Sue Moses, BS Pharm, is a certified CHOICES Counselor. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 22 online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday September 24, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio Performs at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Joe Carter-photo appears with permissionCelebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio. This international trio, Joe Carter (U.S.) – violao (classical nylon string guitar); Leco Reis (Brazil) – baixo (acoustic bass) and Adriano Santos (Brazil) – bateria e percussao (drums and percussion, is well versed in the various Brazilian styles of music ~ Samba, Bossa Nova, Baiao, Choro. By combining this music with straight-ahead Hard Bop Jazz, the trio creates a style known as Brazilian Jazz. Think "Jobim meets Coltrane." The trio’s repertoire is a combination of original tunes and songs by some of Brazil’s classic composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ary Barroso, Baden Powell, Noel Rosa, Dorival Caymmi, Pixinguinha and others. By adding the improvisational aspect of North American Jazz to the mixture, the group creates a sound that is truly international and one that has entertained appreciative audiences on four continents. Highlights have included concerts and club appearances in Paris, Mumbai, Corsica, Stuttgart and Rio de Janeiro. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 28, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“His show is a gift to those who, tired of noise, want to listen to music played in a sensitive and intelligent way.” – Chico Nelson, JORNAL DO BRASIL, Brazil

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Module 3 ~ GO!  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Small Business Administration LogoPresented by the Small Business Administration, this workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs.  

Module 1 ~ Monday, September 11 ~ READY: basics of business startup. Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages. Registration required and begins August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 2 ~ Monday, September 18 ~ SET: essentials of becoming credit-ready. Where to get money; five C’s of credit; how to prepare a business loan application. Registration required beginning August 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Module 3 ~ Tuesday, September 26 ~ GO!: how and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veterans' Centers. Registration required and begins August 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Knitting Striped Sweater-copyright kristo74/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. 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

Thursday September 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

A Hole in the Wind Book Cover-appears with permissionAuthor David Goodrich on BicycleAfter a distinguished career in climate science in Geneva, David Goodrich returned to the U.S. to find the reality of climate change transformed into a tangled political issue. Concerned about the misinformation that dominates politics and the media, he rode his bike 4,200 miles to the Oregon coast, talking with the people he met along the way during this ultimate road trip. Beautifully simple, direct and honest, A Hole in the Wind is a refreshing ride through a difficult and controversial topic, and a rich read that makes you glad to be alive. This event is co-sponsored with Cycling Concepts in Glastonbury. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Registration is required and begins August 31, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“This cyclist's view of how things really are effectively cuts across head-butting arguments about global warming. A compelling narrative enlivened as much by the author's encounters on the road as by his skillful unfolding of scientific knowledge.” Kirkus Reviews

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday October 2, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better … You ~ Speech and Language Development  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

Katie Eddins, MS, CCC/SLP, offers parents information and insight into the world of speech and language development, including:  how these skills are assessed  when specific skills are expected  how to know if your child needs an assessment  activities to foster speech and language development  special education services  and so much more. This program is intended for parents/caregivers of children birth through elementary school-age who are interested in learning more about the child in their lives' speech and language development. There will be plenty of time for questions! Katie is the founder and lead Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Small Talk, a local pediatric speech therapy practice based out of central CT. She specializes in the facilitation of spoken language development in children that have hearing loss; with an additional passion for collaborating with parents and caregivers to treat speech sound disorders, language delays/disorders and fluency disorders in children of all ages. Registration is required and begins September 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room

Friday October 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comAn IRS agent questions his sanity when he begins hearing an unseen novelist narrating his life as part of her newest book. Starring Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson. 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

Monday October 9, 2017
     Closed Columbus Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, October 9 for Columbus Day.


Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Pay for College without Going Broke  
   

Piggy Bank and Blackboard-copyright david_franklin/Fotolia.comFor adults and teens
It’s never too early to begin planning for college. Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital shares his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to help families and students as to “How to Pay for College without Going Broke." Parents of students who plan to attend any college or university will want to attend this seminar. What you will learn:

  • How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid;
  • Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages;
  • How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile;
  • How private universities can cost you less than a state school, and
  • How students can position themselves to be the best candidate and potentially receive more free money, and less loans.

Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 17 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Up With Your Grandkids ~ Social Media 101  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Senior Woman with TabletThis 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 September 19, online or at Reference 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Saturday October 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday October 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist Francesco Barone  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Francesco Barone-Multimedios Oaxaca-image appears with permissionSpend a relaxing afternoon with award-winning classical guitarist Francesco Barone. The classical guitar repertoire is unique to the literature of the piano, violin and other traditionally classical instruments in that it is unprecedentedly influenced by American jazz and popular styles. Guitarist Francesco Barone will present a recital of pieces that draw influence from the rich musical tradition of America. The program will feature the music of Andrew York (American guitarist and composer who compositions are inspired by American music styles), Nikita Koshkin (Russian composer who draws influence from American jazz) and Alexandre Tansman (A Polish composer who incorporated jazz harmonies into his works). Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 25, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. Currently he is a Teaching Fellow, The Hartt School and Adjunct Instructor, Hartt Community Division.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Saturday October 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM “Writing from Your Life: A Workshop” ~ Indie Author Day at WTML  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Typewriter-What's Your Story-copyright Sensay/Fotolia.comDavid Garnes-image appears with permissionAre you an indie or self-published writer, or do you want to be? Need inspiration to get ready to participate in NaNoWriMo?

Join us for "Writing from Your Life: A Workshop" as part of national Indie Author Day. Every person has interesting stories to tell. In this program, David Garnes will explore ways in which you as a writer can share what has been meaningful in your own life experience. After a presentation describing various formats (autobiography, memoir, narrative essay, poetry, fiction, drama), as well as tips for recalling and highlighting events in your life, we will engage in and discuss some brief writing exercises. Join us, and bring out that creative side you know is in there somewhere, just waiting to be tapped! Seating is limited to 21, so registration is requested and begins September 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

David Garnes has written:

  • After The War Was Over: Poems Of An American Childhood
  • From My Life: Travels And Adventures
  • Waitin' For The Train To Come In: A Novel Of World War II

Forthcoming books:

  • Back to Manhattan: A Life in New York (essays)
  • Follow-up novel to Waitin' For The Train To Come In

David Garnes taught English and later was head of library acquisitions at Columbia University and UConn, Storrs, retiring in 2001. He has taught at Eastern CT and Southern CT State Universities and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Manchester Community College. David leads book and film discussions for CT Humanities and other organizations; is a part-time archivist at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; and is a longtime guide and trainer at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ How to Transform Your Life through Meditation  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

How to Transform Your Life Book CoverApple-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comOn the first Wednesday of every month (except January), we will host a lecture on different health topics, followed by discussion.
Kelsang Khyenwang, resident teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center, explains basic meditation techniques and Buddhist advice that can help us to become happy and peaceful from within. This class includes guided meditations, brief advice, time for discussion and Q&A. It is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike; everyone is welcome. Registration required and begins October 4 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday November 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comDancing in Moonlight-copyright adrenalinapura/Fotolia.comA struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 8 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 November 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Animal Mascots of the Civil War  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Starting 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 Mascot © John Weiss-courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop Inc-www.greenwichworkshop.comThe Civil War was fought by citizen armies that often had their own, very unmilitary, ways of fighting. One thing they did was to bring or adopt animals of many kinds. This talk will focus on those much-loved unit mascots. The idea of using animals to represent military units throughout history will be discussed, as well as the particular animals honored in Civil War lore and memorialization. The audience should learn something of the more personal side of a war that is often examined only in terms of casualties and logistics. 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.

The Mascot © John Weiss, courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., www.greenwichworkshop.com

    Location: Friends Room

Friday November 10, 2017
     Closed Veterans Day  
   

The library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 10 for Veterans Day. We will be OPEN on Saturday, November 11.


Monday November 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address and the Transformation of the Civil War  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   5:00 PM Early Closing  
   

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


Thursday November 23, 2017
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

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


Friday November 24, 2017
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

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


Sunday November 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bob Hennessy and the World of Harmonica Concert  
    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

Friday December 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comJoin 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

Monday December 4, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newspapers in the Civil War  
    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

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ Going Clean with Donna Martin  
    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 8 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Closed Christmas  
   

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


Monday December 25, 2017
     Closed Christmas  
   

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


Sunday January 7, 2018
     BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Sunday January 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday February 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday February 22, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday March 8, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday May 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday May 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday May 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

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