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Thursday June 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Build a Better Robot  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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Hartford-West Snapology will be visiting the library to help us create robots inspired by Star Wars® and space travel! Come on an adventure building and programming functional robots using LEGO® bricks, motors, sensors, computers and more in this super-fun program. Learn about space, space travel and, of course, Star Wars®! All supplies are included. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720. For teens entering grades 7-12.

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

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday June 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM StoryWalk  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Open Book with Tree-copyright blueringmedia/Fotolia.com

For families with children who enjoy a good story
Walk from the library to Riverfront Park gathering pieces of a story. At each stop along the way, readers will share several pages of a book so that walkers hear a complete story by the end. Small groups will leave every 10 minutes from under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn. Weather permitting. No registration needed.

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Sunday June 25, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday June 26, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minds Open Wide: Build It Better Science  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 3-5
Wonder, investigate, discover and explore ways to build a better world with Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide. Registration begins June 19 for residents; June 23 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Teddy Bear Reading-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.com

Families with children ages 2-6
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 June 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Mind and Body  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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Lotus Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJTeens, get ready to exercise your body and mind with yoga instructor Stacie Kaye. She will be teaching you traditional yoga postures as a way to build inner and outer strength and to increase your flexibility. Breath work and relaxation techniques will provide tools for calming the mind and body, both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat or towel if possible - there will be a limited number available to borrow. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For teens entering grades 7-12.

    Location: Glastonbury Room
   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 or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Where's Waldo?  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For kids of all ages
We have been searching for Waldo, the character hiding in the books by Martin Handford, for 30 years. Rumor has it he has been seen in Glastonbury! If you find Waldo wandering downtown, stop to say hello, and receive a surprise. Waldo may also appear elsewhere around town during this time.

    Location: Around Town
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build a Better Craft: T-Shirt Tote Bags  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

T-Shirt ToteFor teens entering grades 7-12
Join us at the library as we upcycle old T-shirts into a brand new life! We will be creating no-sew tote bags that will be perfect for your trips to the beach this summer. We will have T-shirts available for you to use but, if you want a particularly fun color or design, you might want to bring your own. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For teens entering grades 7-12.

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

Nutmeg Book Club LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2018 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee
The Tapper Twins Go To War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey. Parents who have read the book are also welcome to participate. Books available upon registration in person beginning June 7.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Magic Tree House Adventures  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-2
Come celebrate 25 years of the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. You will travel back in time to relive several of Jack and Annie’s adventures from the books. Registration begins June 22 for residents; June 27 for nonresidents. 

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Glastonbury Room

Friday June 30, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For babies ages birth-18 months
A half-hour of clapping rhymes, bounces and songs to engage little ones in wonder of rhythm and language. Baby play and visiting time follows. No registration needed. 

    Location: Friends Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids' Movie  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children of all ages
Animals from around the world compete in a singing competition put on by a koala trying to save his failing theater. Come early ~ karaoke will begin at 2:00 for those who wish share their singing talent. Rated PG; 108 min. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 2, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday July 3, 2017
   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-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.com

Families with children ages 2-6
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 4, 2017
     Closed Independence Day  
   

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


Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Construction Zone  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-6
Spaghetti, playdough, marshmallows and newspapers are just some of the unusual supplies you will use to build towers, bridges and more. Registration begins June 29 for residents; July 3 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Gentle Stories & Stretches  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-952-7718   
   

Ages birth to age 5 with favorite adult
Mandee Morris will lead this quiet movement class for little ones and their favorite adults. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel, and dress comfortably, as adults are active participants in this class. Registration begins June 30 for residents; July 5 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Magical Yoga  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-2
Wave your wand for some magical yoga fun in this class with Mandee Morris. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel, and wear comfortable clothes. Wands will be provided. Registration begins June 30 for residents; July 5 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comAirplane on WaterThe biopic of an American pilot who became a hero after skillfully landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving all 155 of his passengers and crew. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, an investigation unfolds that threatens to destroy his career. Starring Tom Hanks and Laura Linney. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 36 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 July 9, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday July 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids' Movie  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children of all ages
A small robot with a big heart holds the future of the Earth in his hands. Rated G; 98 min. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Craft: For the Birds  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-2
Be kind to your feathered friends by using recycled materials to build a bird feeder for your backyard. Registration begins July 3 for residents; July 7 for nonresidents. 

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.com

Families with children ages 2-6
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 Walking Shorts  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Book with Pages Fanned-copyright Janvier/Fotolia.comShoes Walking-copyright furuoda/Fotolia.comJoin us this summer for a lively discussion of selected short stories ~ as many or as few titles as you like ~ while enjoying some of Glastonbury’s beautiful paths close to town center and the library. Meet at the library at 6:30 pm in your walking shoes. Multiple copies of the selected shorts will be available for pickup two weeks prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary. Light refreshments will be provided. "Walking Shorts" dates: July 10 July 24 August 7. Contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 for more information.

    Location: Friends Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Harry Potter Yoga  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 3-6
Cast a spell for relaxation in this class led by Mandee Morris. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothes. Wands will be provided. Registration begins July 3 for residents; July 8 for nonresidents. 

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tick Talk: Surging Tick Populations in Connecticut  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Girl and Yellow Lab-copyright rohappy/Fotolia.comTick Silhouette-Open Clip Art-JuheleTick-borne diseases are on the rise in CT, and prevention should be on everyone’s mind, especially during the spring, summer and early fall when ticks are most active. Tick-borne diseases can produce symptoms that range from mild and treatable at home to severe infections requiring hospitalization. According to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the tick population has increased 10-fold and, of the ticks recently tested, 38% of the were positive for Lyme Disease. Last year 1,752 cases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CT Department of Health. Krista L. Timken, MPH, RN, Community Health Nurse for the Town of Glastonbury, shares the latest information on this growing health problem and what you can do to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build a Better Craft: Squirt Gun Masterpieces  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Art Model with Squirt Gun-copyright Foto-Ruhrgebiet/Fotolia.comFor teens entering grades 7-12
Squirt guns - they're not just for water fights. We'll turn ourselves into modern day Jackson Pollocks as we create incredible works of art using paint and water guns. Weather permitting, this program will take place outside on the library's front lawn. This program could get messy, so dress accordingly. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Library Front Lawn
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY  
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Locked in the Library  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 4-6
When the library closes, the FUN begins! Start with pizza, then onto noisy activities that we could never enjoy when the library is open. Registration limited to Glastonbury residents. Sign up in person beginning July 7 as a special permission slip must be filled out to participate. 

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday July 16, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday July 17, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For babies ages birth-18 months
A half-hour of clapping rhymes, bounces and songs to engage little ones in wonder of rhythm and language. Baby play and visiting time follows. No registration needed. 

    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM War of the Diaries  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 3-6
Everyone will have an epic good time when Wimpy Kid meets Dork Diaries. Are you Team Greg or Team Nikki? Registration begins July 10 for residents; July 14 for nonresidents.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.com

Families with children ages 2-6
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 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Mind and Body  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Yoga Pose Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJ

Lotus Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJTeens, get ready to exercise your body and mind with yoga instructor Stacie Kaye. She will be teaching you traditional yoga postures as a way to build inner and outer strength and to increase your flexibility. Breath work and relaxation techniques will provide tools for calming the mind and body, both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat or towel if possible - there will be a limited number available to borrow. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For teens entering grades 7-12.

    Location: Glastonbury Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch  
   

For children entering grades K-2
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and activities outside on the front lawn of the library. (Will meet inside if needed.) Registration begins July 12 for residents; July 17 for nonresidents.  

    Location: Library Front Lawn
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Deconstruction Zone  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 3-6
How does that work? Disassemble some familiar and unfamiliar broken electronics to find out what’s inside. Registration begins July 12 for residents; July 17 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Build a Better Pair of Earrings  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Earrings by Heather TorreFor teens entering grades 7-12
Jewelry creator Heather Torre will be joining us at the library to teach us how to make our own unique pairs of earrings. Make a pair for yourself or a set to give to a friend! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cut the Cord! How to End the High Cost of Your Cable TV & Phone Service  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Cable Cord Cutting-copyright Alexey Rotanov/Fotolia.comIs your cable, phone and internet bill one of the highest in your household? Are you tired of switching providers or arguing with yours when your short-term introductory rates expire and your bill more than doubles? Or do you just want to save $1,000 a year or more? Cut the cord! In this free and independent seminar, James Gifford, who has 30 plus years’ experience in consumer electronics, home entertainment systems and Internet computing, will explain:

  • The real costs of cable TV and phone service. (It’s more than you think!)
  • The range of services available from Internet sources like Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and hundreds of provider websites.
  • YouTube (It’s not just for cat videos anymore!)
  • The basic TV and entertainment system you need to get the most from Internet providers.
  • The inexpensive equipment you need to connect to these sources. (You might even own some of it already!)
  • The secret cable telephone providers don’t want you to know … and how to turn it to your advantage.
  • How to cut Internet costs by even more than just rates.
  • How to reduce or eliminate all ads and commercial interruptions.
  • How to make it all work together for an unparalleled home entertainment experience!

Don’t miss out because you think this is all too technical and difficult for a dedicated “couch potato” – there are options as easy to use as plugging in a toaster. It only takes a little computer and internet experience to be able to use the more advanced options. And bring your questions! This seminar will cover the special issues and problems of “getting good TV” in the greater Glastonbury area, but anyone can use the more general information. This is an independent presentation and is not sponsored by any manufacturer or provider. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting June 22, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.  

James Gifford is a Tolland, CT resident and owner of NitroPress Communications in Tolland, CT (www.nitropress.com).

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For families with children of all ages
Evan 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

Sunday July 23, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM What If?  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children ages 3-6
Enjoy stories from the series If You Give … by Laura Numeroff brought to life with fun activities. We will start with If You Give a Mouse a Brownie and find out what happens next. Registration begins July 17 for residents; July 21 for nonresidents.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.com

Families with children ages 2-6
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 Walking Shorts  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Book with Pages Fanning-copyright Janvier/Fotolia.comShoes Walking-copyright furuoda/Fotolia.comJoin us this summer for a lively discussion of selected short stories ~ as many or as few titles as you like ~ while enjoying some of Glastonbury’s beautiful paths close to town center and the library. Meet at the library at 6:30 pm in your walking shoes. Multiple copies of the selected shorts will be available for pickup two weeks prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary. Light refreshments will be provided. "Walking Shorts" dates: July 24 August 7. Contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 for more information.

    Location: Glastonbury Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Club LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2018 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 3.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Ice Excavation  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades 2-4
Be an architect archeologist! Carefully remove from blocks of ice all the pieces you need to build a structure. Registration begins July 19 for residents; July 24 for nonresidents.  

    Location: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Science of Sound  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For 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 life before your EYES and ears. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Minds Open Wide: Build It Better Science  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades K-2
Children will test houses built by the "Three Little Pigs" to see which one is stronger. Presented by Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide. Registration begins July 21 for residents; July 26 nonresidents.

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

Entering grades K-2
Children will test houses built by the "Three Little Pigs" to see which one is stronger. Presented by Susan Vartenigian from Minds Open Wide. Registration begins July 21 for residents; July 26 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM BUSY  

Sunday July 30, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday July 31, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Where's Waldo?  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For kids of all ages
We have been searching for Waldo, the character hiding in the books by Martin Handford, for 30 years. Rumor has it he has been seen in Glastonbury! If you find Waldo wandering downtown, stop to say hello, and receive a surprise. Waldo may also appear elsewhere around town during this time.

    Location: Around Town
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids’ Craft: Better Me Tree  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 3-6
Create a cut paper tree on canvas and add some "Advice from a Tree." Makes a great decoration for your room. Registration begins July 24 for residents; July 28 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Build a Better Interactive Movie Night  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Entering grades 7-12
Celebrate the birthday of everyone's favorite boy wizard by joining in the fun at our interactive movie night. You will get to solemnly swear that you are up to no good at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, choose your own wand, eat some magical treats, and more! Register 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   
   

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Families with children ages 2-6
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 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Mind and Body  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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Lotus Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJTeens, get ready to exercise your body and mind with yoga instructor Stacie Kaye. She will be teaching you traditional yoga postures as a way to build inner and outer strength and to increase your flexibility. Breath work and relaxation techniques will provide tools for calming the mind and body, both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat or towel if possible - there will be a limited number available to borrow. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For teens entering grades 7-12.

    Location: Glastonbury Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Club LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2018 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 12.

 
    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Solar Eclipse-Ancient Cultures-courtesy of Star.netGlastonbury Planetarium LogoJoin Jason Archer, Planetarium Coordinator at the Glastonbury Planetarium, as he gives all the information needed to prepare for the 2017 North American Eclipse of the Sun, also known as the 2017 Eclipse Across America. An educator for over 15 years, Archer will entertain you with ancient eclipse lore that has been passed down through the ages. A Total Solar Eclipse has only been witnessed by 1% of the world’s population. Join that 1% on August 21, when a Total Solar Eclipse comes to America. Registered attendees will receive free solar viewing shades. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting July 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Archer, whose fascination with flying and space travel began at an early age, earned a degree in Astronomy and Space Science from UMASS Amherst and is a licensed pilot and flight instructor.

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

Solar eclipse image/artwork (Ancient Cultures) courtesy of Star_Net and J. Paul Getty Museum.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard

Friday August 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For babies ages birth-18 months
A half-hour of clapping rhymes, bounces and songs to engage little ones in wonder of rhythm and language. Baby play and visiting time follows. No registration needed.

    Location: Friends Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/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

Sunday August 6, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday August 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Families with children ages 2-6
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 Walking Shorts  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Book with Pages Fanning-copyright Janvier/Fotolia.comShoes Walking-copyright furuoda/Fotolia.comJoin us this summer for a lively discussion of selected short stories ~ as many or as few titles as you like ~ while enjoying some of Glastonbury’s beautiful paths close to town center and the library. Meet at the library at 6:30 pm in your walking shoes. Multiple copies of the selected shorts will be available for pickup two weeks prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 for more information.

    Location: Glastonbury Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comMother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime will be 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 Courtyard
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For children entering grades K-2
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and activities outside on the front lawn of the library. (Will meet inside if needed.) Registration begins August 3 for residents; August 8 for nonresidents.  

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Sunday August 13, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Monday August 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Sparky's Puppets  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

For families with children of all ages
Enter the construction zone! Sparky’s Puppets will perform “Build A Better World,” featuring a new take on the classic tales: The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Fisherman & His Wife. No registration needed.

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

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Families with children ages 2-6
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 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday August 17, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Celebration ~ Summer Finale  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Library Front Lawn

Sunday August 20, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Thursday August 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Sunday August 27, 2017
     Closed Sunday  
   

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


Thursday August 31, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

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

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comAfter 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.


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

Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

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
   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 OneClick digital (eAudio and eBooks), Zinio (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

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 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

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.


Friday November 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Stage and Spotlights-copyright lantica/Fotolia.comThe film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 13 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday 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.


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.


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

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.


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