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Tuesday February 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One is W-One-derful  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bunch  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Books & Bricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor children in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins February 6 for residents; February 15 for nonresidents.

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Golden Girls Trivia Night: Take 2  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Golden Girls 7th Season DVD CoverGolden Girls Playing CardsBack by popular demand! It will be the best of times for you and your teammates. With an all-female cast (none under the age of 50), The Golden Girls defied Hollywood odds and became one of NBC’s biggest network hits of the 1980’s. You probably know all there is to know about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, so why not grab a group of friends and challenge that knowledge with some Golden Girls Trivia? Teams will consist of up to four people. Cheesecake will be served. Sign up individually, as a small group, or as an entire team by Friday, February 16 by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 28

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday February 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday February 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kids' Book Sale - Friends of the Library  
    Contact: Friends of the Library   860-652-7728   booksale@friendswtmlib.org
   

Girl and Books Flying-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comThe Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library will have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games at their popular Kids' Book Sale. Hardcover books are one dollar; paperbacks fifty cents; and DVDs three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome your donations. Questions? Call 860-652-7728.

    Location: Friends Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One is W-One-derful  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bunch  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  6:30 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Friday March 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Library

Monday March 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM One is W-One-derful  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM From Millennials to Boomers: Financial Advice Built for the Generations  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Group of People Varying Ages-copyrighted image

"Money Talks Mondays"
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or approaching retirement, you experience many of the same financial pressures. Wherever you are on life’s financial journey, join Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital, as he shares some helpful strategies and financial habits from his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, to help get you headed in the right direction. What you will learn:
  common “debt traps” and how to avoid them  how much to invest and what investment vehicles make sense for you  the importance of creating and sticking to a financial plan, regardless of your age and  how fees (obvious and not so obvious) reduce your returns. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Smart Start Storytime I  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One is W-One-derful  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bunch  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Benefits of Yoga  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7717   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Rolled Yoga Mat-copyrighted image

Wendy Kolanz, Yoga Educator and Certified Yoga Therapist, has studied, practiced and instructed in the aspects of yoga for over forty years. Her students find her emphasis on inner alignment and somatic experience helps them develop greater mobility, strength, balance, suppleness and grace in a supportive atmosphere. She weaves mantra, science and practical philosophy into her classes, helping students achieve greater equilibrium and personal insight.  Session will include a short seated practice and Q&A. Registration is required and begins February 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
    Location: Friends Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Smart Start Storytime II  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday March 9, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Side-by-Side  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM BUSY  

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM College Entrance Exam Practice Session  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Student Taking Exam-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

More opportunities: April 7 and May 19

    Location: Friends Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM BUSY  

Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday March 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to LinkedIn Career Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday March 15, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Friday March 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Sunday March 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday March 19, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Improve Your Interview Skills Career Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Microsoft Excel II: Advanced Formatting  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop which follows Excel Basics. Go beyond the basics with conditional formatting, freezing rows and tables. Basic Excel skills required. All Microsoft classes require that students possess basic or better computer skills plus practice with implementing those skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting February 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
   5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday March 22, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday March 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tinkerlab  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 'READ Local' ~ WTML's Local Connecticut Author Fair  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is proud to present “Read Local,” our Local CT Author Fair to be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. This event provides an opportunity for local authors to interact with the community and promote their works. Come meet some of the talented writers who live and work right here in Connecticut. The event will include authors from almost every genre, and a wide selection of titles for all ages will be available for purchase. No registration necessary ~ drop in! Refreshments will be provided. For further information, call the library's Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Riverfront Community Center

Sunday March 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Friday March 30, 2018
     Closed Good Friday  
   

The library will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday.


Sunday April 1, 2018
     Closed Easter  
   

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter.


Monday April 2, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Search Strategies for Over 50 Career Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room

Friday April 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM BUSY  

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM College Entrance Exam Practice Session  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Student Taking Exam-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

One more opportunity on May 19

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Friday April 13, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM BUSY  

Sunday April 15, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday April 16, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Saving and Finding Files  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which you will learn how your computer is organized and how to find what you are looking for. At the end of class, the student will: * understand basic organization of a computer * know how to save files to a specific place with a descriptive name * know how to find saved files and * understand how to manage files and folders. Prerequisites: good understanding of using a computer and a flash drive or USB for class practice. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting March 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint Night with Pam  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Paint Night SunflowerLearn how to paint a real work of art! 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 painting! All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum of 25 (minimum of 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins March 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 'Money Smart Week @ Your Library' ~ Social Security Explained  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM What's Happening with My Hormones?  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!"
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion
.

Dr. Jessica WeiWhether you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, fertility issues or difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, the root cause may likely be related to hormone imbalance. Jessica Wei, MD, Ob/Gyn, Functional Medicine practitioner and founder of Women’s Holistic Health, LLC in West Hartford, will provide an overview of how women’s hormones work and what happens when they are not in balance, as well as provide general tips for maintaining or recovering hormone balance through a functional medicine approach. This holistic approach addresses the underlying causes of symptoms to restore health and balance in the body, mind and spirit. Registration required and begins April 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buying a Home of Your Own  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

"Money Talks Mondays"House of Money-copyrighted image
Learn key steps to purchase a home from start to finish and available options - especially for first-time homebuyers - regarding mortgage financing, underwriting and approval process. Mira Toth, Communication Education, Chelsea Groton Bank, helps you gain insight into whether or not you are ready for homeownership, pitfalls to avoid, and about the awesome mortgage and down payment assistance programs. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting April 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday May 10, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

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

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

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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Viruses & Malware Basics  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Learn about malware threats, how to tell if a computer is infected, and how to install and use a high quality free antivirus program. Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which students will learn what types of malicious software there are, how to tell if their computer is infected and what they can do to protect their computer from malware, spyware and adware. Students must be comfortable navigating the Internet. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting April 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720. 

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

    Location: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Thursday May 17, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM College Entrance Exam Practice Session  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Student Taking Exam-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday May 24, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Monday May 28, 2018
     Closed Memorial Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.


Friday June 1, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Monday June 4, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM What Do You Mean “There’s More to Retirement Than Just Money?”  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Retire to the Good Life logo

"Money Talks Mondays"
Retiring professionals who are 1-15 years from retiring and want to learn and to prepare to live “the good life” will learn about the six life arenas that we’ll all deal with and need to address in varying degrees before and during retirement. With guidance from Mark Danaher, attendees will complete the Life of Balance activity to see where they are currently in their own life. Five myths about retirement will be unveiled along with four keys to taking action in planning for retirement. The final part of the presentation will share five activities that people can do to live the good life now and into retirement. Registration required and begins May 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“Taking time to plan for all aspects of retirement now will provide a smoother transition from your full-time career to the next chapter of your life.” – Mark Danaher, President and Founder of Retire to the Good Life

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM “There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here …” 1968, a Year of Rebellion  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

American Flag and Helmet-copyrighted imageDove-Open Clip Art1968 was a year that saw unrest on a global scale. In the United States, the peak of the hippie movement coincided with the killings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Black Power salutes were given by US athletes at the Olympics. Students were taking over campuses at universities in the US, France, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Germany and Japan, among others. Vietnam and the election of 1968 nearly tore the country apart. An older world, shaped by the Second World War, in which people were certain that the US was righteous and so were their neighbors, was beginning to pass. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, returns to present a talk that will delve into the events and personalities that made 1968 what it was: a year that changed America, and the world. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting May 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked both at home and abroad to bring the power of history to audiences of all ages and in many places. He specializes in Civil War, Native American and social history topics, as well as in using the outdoors as a classroom. 

    Location: Friends Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   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

Monday July 30, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

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

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 BUSY  
    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

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

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