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Monday June 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Her Words Changed the World  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

In celebration of Juneteenth, join us for a dynamic presentation exploring the life and impact of anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. The talk covers Stowe's life – her childhood, family, education, marriage and motherhood – her inspiration to write Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the lasting impact of its message. Connect the past to the present and learn how you can create social change. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting May 22 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Juneteenth
“a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans … to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.” ~ OxfordDictionaries.com

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday June 21, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday June 24, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday June 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM BUSY  
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bonjour! French Storytimes  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Flight to France-Open Clip ArtFor children ages 4-6
Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins June 18 for residents; June 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM BUSY  
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins June 19 for residents; June 23 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids’ Craft: Rock the Deco  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-6
Creative kids will design and decorate cardboard cut-out guitars to hang in the Children’s Department for the the summer. Registration begins June 19 for residents; June 23 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Paint Night  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Paint Night PaintingPaint SplatWe’re getting the teen summer reading program off to a rocking start! Young adults going into grades 7-12 have the opportunity to learn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed work of art! All supplies and snacks provided. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins May 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Story Walk  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Gator-copyrighted imageFor families with children who enjoy a good story
Enjoy an after-dinner stroll from the library to Riverfront Park, gathering pieces of a story as you go. At each stop along the way, readers will share several pages of a book so that walkers will have heard a complete story by the end. Kids will receive a cool treat while they listen to the last pages of the story. Small groups will leave every 10 minutes from under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn of the library. Weather permitting. No registration needed.

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Thursday June 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It! Shake It! Take It!  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Banjo by Mary Jo MaichackChildren entering grades K-6
Libraries Rock! Strike up the band - with rubber bands - to make a banjo or other instrument. After kids decorate their instruments, they can play and sing along with Mary Jo Maichack’s guitar accompaniment. Then bring the instruments home to continue the merry-making. Registration for residents begins June 21; June 26 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

The Pierce Campbell Jazz TrioHelp us kick off a musical summer at the library! The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio features Pierce Campbell, a former Connecticut State Troubadour, on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on acoustic bass and Loren Evarts on keyboards. Performing jazz classics from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with more modern tunes from Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, Bill Withers and even some originals, they have an energy and sound that engages all audiences. With excellent vocals and strong improvisation, you'll get the best jazz has to offer with this dynamic trio. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting May 31, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 1, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday July 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids' Movie  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear and Popcorn-copyrighted imagePaddington wants to buy the perfect present for his aunt's birthday. Rated PG; 105 min. No registration needed. For movie title or more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins June 26 for residents; June 30 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Closed Independence Day  
   

The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.


Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Friday July 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wee Rock!  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Night Club Singer-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageTwo male musicians go on the lam posing as women in an all-girl orchestra after witnessing a gangland massacre in 1929 Chicago. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. NR; 1 hour 45 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 8, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday July 9, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Minds Open Wide: Science of Sound  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl Listening-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades K-2
How do we hear sounds and what effects the sounds we hear? Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide will answer these questions and more with some noisy science. Registration begins July 2 for residents; July 6 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM Minds Open Wide: Science of Sound  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl Listening-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades K-2
How do we hear sounds and what effects the sounds we hear? Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide will answer these questions and more with some noisy science. Registration begins July 2 for residents; July 6 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minds Open Wide: Science of Sound  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Boy Listening-copyrighted imageEntering grades 3-5
How do we hear sounds and what effects the sounds we hear? Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide will answer these questions and more with some noisy science. Registration begins July 2 for residents; July 6 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids’ Craft: Kindness Rocks!  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

CT Rocks-GumbyFor children entering grades 2-6
Paint a rock and then leave it around town to brighten someone’s day. Registration begins July 3 for residents; July 7 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson. Books available upon registration in person beginning June 19.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories in the Community: Fire Company #1  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Naubuc Firetruck-Fire Company #1For children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! Enjoy some stories and activities featuring fire engines and firefighters, then take some time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #1 is located at 2825 Main Street, at the corner of Pratt Street. No registration needed.

    Location: Fire Company #1
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Chocolate Rocks!  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Chocolate Bars-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Kim Larkin will be visiting the library to share with teens the best thing ever – chocolate! Kim will introduce the history of chocolate, test your knowledge on chocolate trivia and teach you how to make some delicious chocolate creations to take home (if you can wait that long to eat it)! All supplies provided. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins June 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard
   2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 5 for residents; July 10 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday July 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday July 15, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday July 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bonjour! French Storytimes  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Flight to France-Open Clip ArtFor children ages 4-6
Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins July 9 for residents; July 13 for nonresidents.

 
    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Focus on Fixed Income or Bond Investing  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Coin Seedlings-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Focus on Fixed Income or Bond Investing with Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones. This lecture will discuss:   bond characteristics and features how to create a reliable income stream  investment strategy bond selection  diversification and taxes. You will also learn about important concepts like bond quality and the benefits of choosing investments that offer tax advantages. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 18, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM BUSY  
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Drum & Dance Celebration  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Craig NortonFor children entering grades K-6, families invited to participate
Let’s make some noise! Join Craig Norton of Hands on Drumming for some musical merriment for the whole family. Everyone gets a drum to beat in the community drum circle. Registration begins July 10 for residents; July 14 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find & Inspire  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Glastonbury Rocks-appears with permissionGlastonbury Rocks-appears with permissionFor adults & teens
This summer is all about how Libraries Rock, but we think Kindness Rocks even more! Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Shirley Musumeci, Glastonbury Rocks, will lend her expertise for newcomers and experienced “rockers.” Please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you’re encouraged to bring your own design if you choose. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 19, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids’ Craft: Rockin’ Memories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 3-6
Recycle old CDs into a small, glittery scrapbook of memories. Bring 6-8 pictures of family, friends and fun events to include in your mini-book. Registration begins July 12 for residents; July 17 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday July 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 13 for residents; July 18 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Kids' Movie  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

GuitarA boy who dreams of becoming a great musician learns about his family traditions. Rated PG; 109 min. No registration needed. For movie title or more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 22, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday July 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wee Rock!  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Smile, Sister!: A Raina Telgemeier Celebration  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Smile Book Cover-croppedFor children entering grades 4-6
Smile! Enjoy activities, trivia, and of course, plenty of Drama, featuring the graphic novels of Raina Telgemeier. Registration begins July 16 for residents; July 20 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories in the Community: Killam & Bassette Farmstead  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Killam & Bassette Farmstead-appears with permissionFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! Book! Book! Book! Storytime with the chickens and pigs, followed by a hayride and visit with the animals. Meet at Killam & Bassette Farmstead located at 14 Tryon Street, South Glastonbury. Raindate: Tuesday, July 31. No registration needed.

    Location: Killam & Bassette Farmstead
   2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 17 for residents; July 21 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories in the Community: Fire Company #4  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Firefighting Gear-copyrighted imageFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! More cool summer stories at the firehouse, followed by time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #4 is located at 1247 Manchester Road on the corner of Hebron Avenue. No registration needed.

    Location: Fire Company #4
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bathtime Rocks: Creating Scent-sational Bath Bombs  
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Bath Bombs-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Treat yo’ self! Join Ms. Meghan at the library as we learn to make luxurious bath bombs that will make your next bath explode with awesomeness! These luxurious creations fizz up in the water and release soothing epsom salts and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents and colors to make your own unique combination. Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 27, online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting June 27, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 5.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday July 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Pete the Cat Sing-a-long  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes-croppedFor children ages 3-6
Wear you white shoes and magic sunglasses to enjoy activities, songs, and stories about our favorite groovy pal. Registration begins July 20 for residents; July 25 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 29, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday July 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

 
    Location: Friends Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Karaoke Coding  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Microphone and Stage Lights-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Rock On! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will be visiting the library to lead a workshop using portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Teens will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record and modify their voices and design their very own beat box! For teens going into grades 7-12. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins July 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM My Weird School Adventures  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

My Weird School Book Cover-croppedEntering grades 1-3
AJ may hate school but you will be excited for it to start again after this celebration of the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman. Registration begins July 25 for residents; July 30 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 26 for residents; July 31 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday August 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Theater Staircase-copyrighted imageAn innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song “(I’ve Had the) Time of My Life.” Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. PG-13; 1 hour 37 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Sunday August 5, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday August 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Bonjour! French Storytimes  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Flight to France-Open Clip ArtFor children ages 4-6
Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins July 30 for residents; August 3 for nonresidents.

 
    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids' Movie  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Dog with Sunglasses-copyrighted imageA dog heads to the big city to become a rock star. Rated PG; 90 min. No registration needed. For movie title or more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 16.

    Location: Friends Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wee Rock!  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Cold as Ice  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Ice CubesFor children entering grades 2-4
Carefully remove clues from blocks of ice to complete a musical tour and solve the puzzle. Registration begins July 31 for residents; August 4 for nonresidents.  

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Totes Rock: Designing a One-of-a-Kind Shoulder Bag  
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Tote Bags-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
We will be using the library’s new Silhouette machine to design stencils for use creating a bespoke carryall. There will be a variety of paints and designs to choose from, and the bags are the perfect size to lug home all of your library books. You’ll make everyone on the street say, “OMG I’m so jelly! That tote is totes adorbs!” Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 10, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Caryn Lin & Her Electric Violin  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Caryn LinFor families with children ages 5 & up
Caryn Lin presents "Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound" with her five-string electric violin. This multi-media presentation transforms sound as you journey from Bach to today’s techno-wonders. Three dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing music to live before your eyes and ears. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday August 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins August 3 for residents; August 8 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday August 12, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday August 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM BUSY  
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

 
    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hydration Rocks: Customizing Plastic Tumblers  
    Contact: Teen/Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Tumblers-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
August is one of the hottest months, so make sure you are getting your daily allotment of water in style! We will be using the Silhouette machine once again to create vinyl designs that are perfect for creating a personalized cup that you can use at the library, the beach … or anywhere you find yourself this summer. Never worry about someone accidentally drinking from your cup again! Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Children Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children of all ages
Evan Gottfried returns to Welles-Turner to inspire kids to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and, mostly, to just be themselves. He hopes that the big people who hear his music will find inspiration and remember how it feels to be a kid. Join us for an unforgettable, highly danceable, movin,' groovin' time. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Backstage Pass  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading-copyrighted imageFor Children’s Summer Reading Club participants
All tours must come to an end! Your summer reading T-shirt is your pass to the grand finale. Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends’ Room if it rains). No registration needed.

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Sunday August 19, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Tuesday August 21, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday August 26, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday August 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday September 2, 2018
     Closed Sunday  
   

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.


Monday September 3, 2018
     Closed Labor Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.


Friday September 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Theater Staircase-copyrighted imageQueen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. PG-13; 1 hour 52 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Monday September 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Options  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Medicare-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Navigating through the Medicare maze is difficult, whether you have had Medicare for a while or will soon be 65. Join us for an overview of your “Medicare Options,” presented by Ellen Sue Moses, BS, Pharm, a certified Choices Counselor, and learn how to choose what is best of you in 2019. Remember, “Open Enrollment” is the time of year you can adjust your Medicare choices to best fit you health care needs. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 13, 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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday September 13, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday September 20, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Sunday September 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ella Waters Concert Series: The Esperanto Duo  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

The Esperanto Duo-appears with permissionThe Esperanto Duo features guitarist Dave Giardina and violinist Chris Payne performing an exciting style of music known as “gypsy jazz.” Their unique set is inspired by the music of 1920s artists Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapplli with their famous group, “Le Quintette du Hot Club de France.” The duo mixes Latin, Irish, Italian, Klezmer and other ethnic music into each lively performance. Feel free to tap your toes and sing along! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The music series is presented by the Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library and Welles-Turner Memorial Library in memory of Isabella Waters, who was a generous library supporter.

 

    Location: Friends Room

Monday September 24, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Monday October 1, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Pay for College without Going Broke  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Piggy Bank and Blackboard-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
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 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 how students can position themselves to be the best candidate and potentially receive more free money, and less loans. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 4, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Being Happy  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comLucinda Testo-image appears with permission"Build a Better ... You!" 
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Our “Build a Better … You” healthy lifestyle series returns to answer the question: Can you really choose to be happy? Believe it or not, you are the creator of your own happiness. Join Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach, Lucinda Testo, and learn research-proven strategies to bring more happiness into your life. Lucinda is the owner of Unlimited You, LLC located in Wethersfield CT. She is a positive psychology enthusiast who offers strengths-based counseling and coaching in addition to wellness-based workshops. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 5 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday October 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Theater Staircase-copyrighted imageA girl magically fast-forwards to adulthood after wishing she could skip adolescence. Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. PG-13; 1 hour 38 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Monday October 8, 2018
     Closed Columbus Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day.


Saturday October 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Monday October 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Ladies: An Adventure in Glamour, Guts and Gumption  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

First Lady Barbara BushDolley Madison PortraitCome learn about the personalities and adventures of the women who became the First Ladies of the United States. Who were they really? What made them tick? Did they love or loathe their role? Did they sink or swim navigating the complexities of politics, protocol and publicity, whether they did so willingly or not? Mariann Millard, licensed Washington, DC guide, joins us for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about first ladies to help us understand and appreciate the important role they play in our nation’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday November 2, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Theater Staircase-copyrighted imageA tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville. R; 2 hours 10 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Monday November 5, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Long-Term Insurance Care: The Missing Link in Retirement Planning  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Senior Couple-copyrighted image

"Money Talks Mondays"
Aldo Pantano
from the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, State Office of Policy and Management, discusses the state’s program that can help in planning future long-term care needs.

The session will educate state residents to better understand the challenges regarding long-term care and how these challenges can impact families and communities. The presentation will clarify misunderstandings and misconceptions about what long-term care is and what it is not; who needs it; who pays for it and who does not. Included is a discussion about where long-term care situations fit in with Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more. This seminar provides a thorough explanation of the unique value and solutions that the Partnership offers Connecticut residents. If you are 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies assure you of the highest quality standards. They are affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information on the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care is available on their website. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 8, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Plant-Based Eating for Improved Health  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Heart-Shaped Apple with Seeds-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Are you struggling to reach or maintain a healthy weight? Concerned about increases in unhealthy cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar? Looking to avoid holiday weight gain? Finding that what has worked for you in the past isn’t working anymore? You’re not alone, and there is a solution. 

In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate more nourishing, plant-plentiful foods into your lifestyle. Becky Muldoon, certified health coach, professional educator and owner of Plantspired, LLC in Glastonbury will answer your questions and provide practical guidance for your plant-based journey. Learn tips for setting up your pantry, grocery shopping and incorporating straightforward plant-based meals into your week. Becky will highlight helpful library resources and provide take-home materials, including recipes that appeal to a wide range of eaters. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting October 10, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Monday November 12, 2018
     Closed Veterans Day  
   

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day. We will be OPEN on Sunday, November 11.


Tuesday November 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Building Blocks to Successful Estate & Gift Planning  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

This information session will help you learn the basics of estate planning. We'll go over the necessary documents you will need to get started and common mistakes to avoid. We will teach you to understand the system and help you take six steps to build a successful plan. 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 requested and begins October 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   5:00 PM Early Closing  
   

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


Thursday November 22, 2018
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


Friday November 23, 2018
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


Monday November 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Monday December 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Investment Market Outlook  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Bar/Line Graph-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones will discuss the economy, interest rates, current market trends, the current outlook and strategies to prepare for market swings. 
Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins November 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Aromatherapy 101: Educational Make-and-Take  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Kim Larkin will join us for a fun and informative aromatherapy workshop that will leave you feeling “scent-sational” as you learn about the health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Kim will bring all the supplies needed for you to make your very own aromatherapy craft to keep or give to a loved one - just in time to melt away the stresses of the holiday season! Relaxing music and hot tea will add to the atmosphere of this calming and creative experience. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 7, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday December 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Theater Staircase-copyrighted imageA banker learns what life would have been like without him in this holiday classic. Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. PG; 2 hours 10 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Monday December 24, 2018
     Special Hours  
   

The library will be open from 9am-12noon on Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Closed Christmas  
   

The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.


Monday December 31, 2018
     Special Hours  
   

The library will be open from 9am-5pm on Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve.


Thursday March 7, 2019
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

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