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Wednesday November 22, 2017
   5:00 PM Early Closing  
   

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


Thursday November 23, 2017
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

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


Friday November 24, 2017
     Closed Thanksgiving  
   

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


Sunday November 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bob Hennessy and the World of Harmonica Concert  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY  
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BUSY  
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Logo

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jingle Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 'WTML Tech Thursdays' ~ Morningstar® Lecture and Webinar  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  
    Location: Friends Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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 September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM T.G.I.O. (Thank Goodness It’s Over) Celebration!  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Sunday December 3, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday December 4, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newspapers in the Civil War  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

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

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

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Jewelry Workshop ~ One-to-Keep, One-to-Give  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build a Better ... You ~ Going Clean with Donna Martin  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids' Craft: Holiday Cards  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Friday December 8, 2017
   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 September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM BUSY  

Sunday December 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM BUSY  

Monday December 11, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jingle Babies  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Climb Aboard the Polar Express  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Friday December 15, 2017
   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 September 15 to December 15. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Library of Misfit Toys  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Together Time Tales & Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Holiday Story Break  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens Give Back  
    Contact: Meghan Withers-Tong   860-652-7720   meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Blankets Rolled-copyright Africa Studio/Fotolia.com

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

    Location: Friends Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday December 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  

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.


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cardboard City  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM BUSY  
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Star Wars  
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Monday January 1, 2018
     Closed New Year's Day  
   

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


Friday January 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

    Location: Friends Room

Monday January 15, 2018
     Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday January 16, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday January 19, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday January 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  
   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 January 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Craft from October 24, 2017Craft from October 24, 2017Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll have supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or watch a movie. Drop in! This program is for adults only. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room

Friday January 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday January 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday January 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Get Your eBooks for Free: Lecture/Demonstration of New Libby OverDrive App  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BUSY  
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Indulgences  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Chocolate Bark-copyright Elenathewise/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.

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

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

    Location: Friends Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BUSY  

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

Saturday February 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
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Monday February 19, 2018
     Closed Presidents' Day  
   

The library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.


Tuesday February 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Microsoft Excel I: Basics  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Senior Couple at Computer-copyright Kurhan/Fotolia.comIn this 90-minute hands-on workshop, Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, returns to lead the “Keep Up With Your Grandkids” series. Excel spreadsheets allow you to easily store, organize and manipulate data. In this class, you will learn the basics of Excel (inserting text, basic functions, AutoSum, AutoFill and more) by creating a basic budget. 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 January 16, 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 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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BUSY  

Friday February 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM BUSY  

Saturday February 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM BUSY  

Thursday March 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  6:30 PM BUSY  

Friday March 2, 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.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

Thursday March 8, 2018
   5:00 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   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday March 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 'READ Local' ~ WTML's Local Connecticut Author Fair  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7718   
   

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

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

Guidelines:

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

Friday March 30, 2018
     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.


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

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

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

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

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
.

Whether 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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mystery Technology Tour  
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads a mystery tour of the latest technology. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting May 15, 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

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

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

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

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