Tuesday March 19, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Career Workshop Series - 3

Job Search-copyrighted imageJean Baur-image appears with permissionAre you one of those job seekers who believe that the job market is dead? Are you putting off getting your resume in shape? Want to get ahead of the competition and learn how to get back to work? Please join us for a 3-part job search seminar, featuring Jean Baur, experienced job search coach and author of two books for job seekers. Jean will present a series of three interactive workshops for all job seekers. No matter what your background is or how long you've been in transition, this workshop is for you. Come to all three or attend the one(s) that fits your needs.

Workshop 1: Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30pm
   The Basics: Effective Resumes and Cover Emails 

Workshop 2: Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:30pm
   Key Interviewing Skills and the Role of Social Media 

Workshop 3: Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm
   Your Strategy: How to Search Smart 

Register for each workshop beginning February 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 29 spaces available.

Job Search-copyrighted imageJean Baur-image appears with permissionAre you one of those job seekers who believe that the job market is dead? Are you putting off getting your resume in shape? Want to get ahead of the competition and learn how to get back to work? Please join us for a 3-part job search seminar, featuring Jean Baur, experienced job search coach and author of two books for job seekers. Jean will present a series of three interactive workshops for all job seekers. No matter what your background is or how long you've been in transition, this workshop is for you. Come to all three or attend the one(s) that fits your needs.

Workshop 1: Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30pm
   The Basics: Effective Resumes and Cover Emails 

Workshop 2: Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:30pm
   Key Interviewing Skills and the Role of Social Media 

Workshop 3: Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm
   Your Strategy: How to Search Smart 

Register for each workshop beginning February 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 29 spaces available.

Friday March 22, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday March 25, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Crafternoon

Craft Paper, Scissors, GlueFor children in grades K-6
Calling all crafty-kids! A different craft will be featured the fourth Monday of each month with a focus on recycling materials. No registration is necessary. 

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Department

Craft Paper, Scissors, GlueFor children in grades K-6
Calling all crafty-kids! A different craft will be featured the fourth Monday of each month with a focus on recycling materials. No registration is necessary. 

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

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Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friend and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.” Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 26, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups, both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Revolutionary War Reenactment-copyrighted image*** This event is full, but you may still add your name to the waiting list ***
Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friend and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.” Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 26, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups, both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Wednesday March 27, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club LogoMastering the Art of French Cooking Book CoverCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering The Art of French Cooking V.1. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Cookbook Club LogoMastering the Art of French Cooking Book CoverCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering The Art of French Cooking V.1. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday March 28, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mug Cakes for Teens

Mug Cakes-copyrighted imageTeens ages 13-18
Teens, join us at Welles-Turner Memorial Library when we make microwave mug cakes! We will have a variety of recipes available and will provide all of the supplies. We will be eating our mug cakes during the program, so come with an appetite!

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Mug Cakes-copyrighted imageTeens ages 13-18
Teens, join us at Welles-Turner Memorial Library when we make microwave mug cakes! We will have a variety of recipes available and will provide all of the supplies. We will be eating our mug cakes during the program, so come with an appetite!

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday March 29, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday April 1, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gentle Yoga

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip Art*** This event is full, but you may still add your name to the waiting list ***
Get ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 4, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip Art*** This event is full, but you may still add your name to the waiting list ***
Get ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 4, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Tuesday April 2, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nutmeg Book Discussion

Nutmeg LogoFuzzy Mud Book CoverFor grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children's Book Award Nominee Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. We will also talk about other favorite books from the 2019 list before the voting begins. Copies of the books are available upon registration beginning March 12.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Nutmeg LogoFuzzy Mud Book CoverFor grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children's Book Award Nominee Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. We will also talk about other favorite books from the 2019 list before the voting begins. Copies of the books are available upon registration beginning March 12.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life

Heart-Shaped Apple with Seeds-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
Our “Build a Better … You” healthy lifestyle series returns to answer the question: What are some simple changes you can make in your body throughout the day to reduce pain?

Chronic Pain plagues more than 1.5 billion people, while 1.4 billion people worldwide do not get the basic level of physical activity required for good health. This is not a coincidence. Join owner of Personal Euphoria and author of Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life by Maggie Downie, and learn pain-free techniques to feel better in your body. Maggie lives in Wethersfield, CT and teaches Pilates throughout the Greater Hartford area. Book will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins March 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 34 spaces available.

Heart-Shaped Apple with Seeds-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
Our “Build a Better … You” healthy lifestyle series returns to answer the question: What are some simple changes you can make in your body throughout the day to reduce pain?

Chronic Pain plagues more than 1.5 billion people, while 1.4 billion people worldwide do not get the basic level of physical activity required for good health. This is not a coincidence. Join owner of Personal Euphoria and author of Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life by Maggie Downie, and learn pain-free techniques to feel better in your body. Maggie lives in Wethersfield, CT and teaches Pilates throughout the Greater Hartford area. Book will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins March 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 34 spaces available.

Thursday April 4, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Market Corrections & How They Can Affect My Retirement

Money Smart Week Logo 2019A "Money Smart Week" Event
As we continue to work toward the future day when we retire, we need to be aware of how the fluctuations of our investments can potentially affect our retirement. Join host Michael Alimo, U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, for an educational workshop where he will discuss strategies for staging your retirement to be prepared for a variety of market events that could have an impact on your savings plan. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 45 spaces available.

Money Smart Week Logo 2019A "Money Smart Week" Event
As we continue to work toward the future day when we retire, we need to be aware of how the fluctuations of our investments can potentially affect our retirement. Join host Michael Alimo, U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, for an educational workshop where he will discuss strategies for staging your retirement to be prepared for a variety of market events that could have an impact on your savings plan. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 45 spaces available.

Friday April 5, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ The Big Chill

The Big Chill DVD Cover-copyrighted imageMovie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA close group of college friends in their 30s reunite for the funeral of one of their own, and reconsider the hopes and regrets of their current lives over a long weekend spent together in a summer house. Nominated for Best Picture. Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt and Mary Kay Place. Rated R; 1 hour 43 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"The Big Chill" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

The Big Chill DVD Cover-copyrighted imageMovie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA close group of college friends in their 30s reunite for the funeral of one of their own, and reconsider the hopes and regrets of their current lives over a long weekend spent together in a summer house. Nominated for Best Picture. Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt and Mary Kay Place. Rated R; 1 hour 43 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"The Big Chill" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday April 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning March 8, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning March 8, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday April 8, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Long-Term Insurance Care: The Missing Link in Retirement Planning

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"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. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins March 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 42 spaces available.

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"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. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins March 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 42 spaces available.

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday April 11, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: An Evening of Folk Music with Andy & Judy

Andy & Judy-credit Sallyanne LawrenceAndy & Judy, a local area folk duo, present a concert of original, lyric-driven songs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the close harmonies that blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy and Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their tunes – this show has something for everyone! The duo has released 4 CDs of original music: Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015) and This Old Town (2017). They are currently recording their fifth CD. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins March 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Image credit: Sallyanne Lawrence

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 40 spaces available.

Andy & Judy-credit Sallyanne LawrenceAndy & Judy, a local area folk duo, present a concert of original, lyric-driven songs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the close harmonies that blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy and Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their tunes – this show has something for everyone! The duo has released 4 CDs of original music: Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015) and This Old Town (2017). They are currently recording their fifth CD. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins March 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Image credit: Sallyanne Lawrence

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 40 spaces available.

Friday April 12, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday April 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 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 second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 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 second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday April 15, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Canadian Maritimes: Kinship, Connections & Kitchen Parties

Maple Leaf-Open Clip ArtNova Scotia-copyrighted imageJoin us for a tour of the unique, often-unknown aspects of the three Canadian Maritime provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The connections between the U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes go back centuries and exist even today, a kinship which has proven to be life-altering and more times than not, life-affirming. Mariann Millard, certified tour director, returns for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about the Canadian Maritimes to help us understand and appreciate our North American continent “roommates.” Come explore the history, culture, cuisine and “personalities” of the three provinces while learning more about ourselves as nextdoor neighbors. Seating is limited so registration is requested and begins March 18 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 40 spaces available.

Maple Leaf-Open Clip ArtNova Scotia-copyrighted imageJoin us for a tour of the unique, often-unknown aspects of the three Canadian Maritime provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The connections between the U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes go back centuries and exist even today, a kinship which has proven to be life-altering and more times than not, life-affirming. Mariann Millard, certified tour director, returns for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about the Canadian Maritimes to help us understand and appreciate our North American continent “roommates.” Come explore the history, culture, cuisine and “personalities” of the three provinces while learning more about ourselves as nextdoor neighbors. Seating is limited so registration is requested and begins March 18 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 40 spaces available.

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Chocolate Make-and-Take Program

Chocolate Bars-copyrighted imageTeens, come join us for an afternoon all about chocolate! This program highlights young chocolate entrepreneurs, the history of how chocolate is made and where it comes from, and fun chocolate trivia. We will also make chocolate creations to take home using various techniques of dipping, decorating and combing. There will be a demonstration and use of a commercial tempering machine, toppings bar and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested, online or at the Reference desk beginning March 15.

Allergy warning: Chocolate used in this program is produced in facilities that use tree nuts and coconut.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 18 spaces available.

Chocolate Bars-copyrighted imageTeens, come join us for an afternoon all about chocolate! This program highlights young chocolate entrepreneurs, the history of how chocolate is made and where it comes from, and fun chocolate trivia. We will also make chocolate creations to take home using various techniques of dipping, decorating and combing. There will be a demonstration and use of a commercial tempering machine, toppings bar and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested, online or at the Reference desk beginning March 15.

Allergy warning: Chocolate used in this program is produced in facilities that use tree nuts and coconut.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Friday April 19, 2019
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Closed Good Friday

The library will be closed on April 19 for Good Friday.

The library will be closed on April 19 for Good Friday.

Saturday April 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY

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CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  x7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

Sunday April 21, 2019

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter.

Monday April 22, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Crafternoon

Craft Paper, Scissors, GlueFor children in grades K-6
Calling all crafty-kids! A different craft will be featured the fourth Monday of each month with a focus on recycling materials. No registration is necessary. 

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Department

Craft Paper, Scissors, GlueFor children in grades K-6
Calling all crafty-kids! A different craft will be featured the fourth Monday of each month with a focus on recycling materials. No registration is necessary. 

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Tuesday April 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Cravings. Hungry for More Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Cravings. Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Cravings. Hungry for More Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Cravings. Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday April 25, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday April 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday April 27, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY

passport event

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  x7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

Sunday April 28, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY

We like to have an afternoon of making simple crafts for a local mom’s group and their preschool age kids. This is for mom’s group that was initially created 4 years ago to support moms in various tasks of motherhood. We will bring some light snacks for the kids and make some crafts like dream catchers.

 

 

CONTACT:
  hima Khoshreza
  8607590835
  hima.khoshreza@gmail.com

Monday April 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Night with Pam!

Paint Night with Pam Bridge MasterpieceLearn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting. All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum 25 participants (minimum 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins April 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Paint Night with Pam Bridge MasterpieceLearn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting. All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum 25 participants (minimum 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins April 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday April 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Experience Nature as Healer

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"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Discover how nature can guide, calm, inform and restore you with Marlow Shami. Studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with the natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion. In this lecture, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture. After the lecture, there will be an outdoor component from 7:30-8 pm. Come and experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through guided meditation and out-of-door experiential activities. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins April 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Marlow Shami is a nature-based teacher, artist, and writer who conducts workshops throughout New England specializing in the healing connection between humans and the natural world. Shami received her BFA in photography and video from the University of Hartford Art School, and a Masters of Science in Ecopsychology. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Marlow Shami-image appears with permissionApple-Heart-Seed-copyrighted image

"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Discover how nature can guide, calm, inform and restore you with Marlow Shami. Studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with the natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion. In this lecture, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture. After the lecture, there will be an outdoor component from 7:30-8 pm. Come and experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through guided meditation and out-of-door experiential activities. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins April 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Marlow Shami is a nature-based teacher, artist, and writer who conducts workshops throughout New England specializing in the healing connection between humans and the natural world. Shami received her BFA in photography and video from the University of Hartford Art School, and a Masters of Science in Ecopsychology. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday May 2, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday May 3, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
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 (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Vertigo

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA retired cop, afflicted with acrophobia, agrees to shadow the wife of an old acquaintance who fears that she may be suicidal. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore and Ellen Corby. Rated PG; 2 hours 8 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Vertigo" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA retired cop, afflicted with acrophobia, agrees to shadow the wife of an old acquaintance who fears that she may be suicidal. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore and Ellen Corby. Rated PG; 2 hours 8 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Vertigo" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday May 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY

passport

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  x7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

Monday May 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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 five-week session and begins March 11.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday May 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday May 8, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Girl and Teddy BearFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday May 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: Jia-Yi He Harmonica & Piano Duo

Jia-Yi He-appears with permissionJia-Yi He, a world-class harmonica virtuoso, has received numerous awards in international festivals and competitions in England, Germany, Israel, Japan and the United States. Jia-Yi was also a contestant on Season 5 of "America’s Got Talent." During this unique concert, he will perform using different types of harmonicas including Chromatic, Tremolo, Diatonic, Bass and the largest and smallest harmonica in the world. The program will include piano accompaniment. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins April 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Jia-Yi He-appears with permissionJia-Yi He, a world-class harmonica virtuoso, has received numerous awards in international festivals and competitions in England, Germany, Israel, Japan and the United States. Jia-Yi was also a contestant on Season 5 of "America’s Got Talent." During this unique concert, he will perform using different types of harmonicas including Chromatic, Tremolo, Diatonic, Bass and the largest and smallest harmonica in the world. The program will include piano accompaniment. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins April 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Friday May 10, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday May 11, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 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 second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 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 second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Sunday May 12, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday May 13, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
8 Great Artists: Their Works, Words & Ways

Van Gogh-frame copyrighted imageJoin us for a conversational program about artists who influenced the culture of their time. Ed Hicks will deliver a tribute to many of history’s great artists, and a few comedians! He shows large projected images of the artists and their paintings and ends the artists’ stories with humorous quotes, leading to a lively exchange with the audience. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 15, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About Ed Hicks
Ed graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston where he became strongly influenced by Wyeth and the early impressionists. He majored in commercial art and worked in ad agencies in Boston, Hartford and West Hartford. He then left the agency life to paint full-time, showing his work in outdoor shows and galleries in New England. Now, after many years working in the arts, studying great artists and knowing their work, he has turned to learning about their personal lives. He has found that, in just about all cases, they were colorful, to say the least!

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Van Gogh-frame copyrighted imageJoin us for a conversational program about artists who influenced the culture of their time. Ed Hicks will deliver a tribute to many of history’s great artists, and a few comedians! He shows large projected images of the artists and their paintings and ends the artists’ stories with humorous quotes, leading to a lively exchange with the audience. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 15, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About Ed Hicks
Ed graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston where he became strongly influenced by Wyeth and the early impressionists. He majored in commercial art and worked in ad agencies in Boston, Hartford and West Hartford. He then left the agency life to paint full-time, showing his work in outdoor shows and galleries in New England. Now, after many years working in the arts, studying great artists and knowing their work, he has turned to learning about their personal lives. He has found that, in just about all cases, they were colorful, to say the least!

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday May 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning April 12, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning April 12, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday May 19, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Something Old, Something New: Connecticut Weddings Through the Ages

Woman in Wedding Dress-copyrighted imageFrom colonial to modern times, how did Connecticut couples tie the knot? How did they celebrate? What did they wear? And how did some of our cherished wedding customs originate? This program uses CHS’s extensive collection of wedding clothing, accessories, photographs and prints to examine some of our ideas about what makes a “traditional” wedding and what those traditions can reveal about how ideas about marriage have changed through the years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 23, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Woman in Wedding Dress-copyrighted imageFrom colonial to modern times, how did Connecticut couples tie the knot? How did they celebrate? What did they wear? And how did some of our cherished wedding customs originate? This program uses CHS’s extensive collection of wedding clothing, accessories, photographs and prints to examine some of our ideas about what makes a “traditional” wedding and what those traditions can reveal about how ideas about marriage have changed through the years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 23, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday May 23, 2019
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
BUSY

Meeting to discuss current and future projects.

CONTACT:
  Pamela 
  Kelly
  pk1001@aol.com

Sunday May 26, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday May 27, 2019
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Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Sunday June 2, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday June 3, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gentle Yoga

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins May 6, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins May 6, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Start Eating Your Way

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"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

This class will teach you how you can create a healthy eating lifestyle your way. Learn how healthy eating habits can be made easy (no more diets!). Joanna Echols, Certified Health, Wellness & Career Master Coach (MS, MA, PBC), will help us discover the key guiding principles for making healthy food choices. Gain more awareness about the most common factors that could be sabotaging your healthy eating plans and what you can do to overcome them. Learn how you can choose the best healthy foods to support your unique health and wellness needs. Joanna will be available after class to answer any additional questions or provide further recommendations. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting May 8, online or at the library’s Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Apple-Heart-Seed-copyrighted image

"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

This class will teach you how you can create a healthy eating lifestyle your way. Learn how healthy eating habits can be made easy (no more diets!). Joanna Echols, Certified Health, Wellness & Career Master Coach (MS, MA, PBC), will help us discover the key guiding principles for making healthy food choices. Gain more awareness about the most common factors that could be sabotaging your healthy eating plans and what you can do to overcome them. Learn how you can choose the best healthy foods to support your unique health and wellness needs. Joanna will be available after class to answer any additional questions or provide further recommendations. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting May 8, online or at the library’s Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Friday June 7, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Funny Girl

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageBarbra Streisand won an Oscar portraying legendary stage comedian Fanny Brice as she breaks into show business, rises to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies and finds heartache in her marriage. Starring Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis. Rated G; 2 hours 25 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Funny Girl" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageBarbra Streisand won an Oscar portraying legendary stage comedian Fanny Brice as she breaks into show business, rises to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies and finds heartache in her marriage. Starring Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis. Rated G; 2 hours 25 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Funny Girl" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday June 9, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday June 10, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Local Author Visit - Diane Sheehan Shovak

Deceit Book Cover-appears with permissionDiane Sheehan Shovak-appears with permissionLocal author Diane Sheehan Shovak will discuss her first novel, Deceit, published in October 2018. The mystery involves a murder on a lake in Vermont. She will touch briefly on the inspiration for the novel, her writing process and experience with publication. After reading the first chapter aloud, she will open the floor to questions. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins May 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Author
Diane Sheehan Shovak was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Connecticut in 1970 to pursue graduate work and a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Diane has always loved writing for her own enjoyment and to chronicle family events, especially their summers spent on Lake Saint Catherine in Wells, Vermont. Since retiring, she joined a writing group, the Writers’ Circle, and published several personal essays, a short story, and a poem in two books published by the Circle: Spilled Ink in 2013 and Here Joseph, You Take the Baby: A Christmas Anthology in 2016 (e-book) and 2018 with additional selections (print version). Diane lives with her husband of forty-two years in Wethersfield, Connecticut. They have two grown children and two handsome, remarkable grandsons.  

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Deceit Book Cover-appears with permissionDiane Sheehan Shovak-appears with permissionLocal author Diane Sheehan Shovak will discuss her first novel, Deceit, published in October 2018. The mystery involves a murder on a lake in Vermont. She will touch briefly on the inspiration for the novel, her writing process and experience with publication. After reading the first chapter aloud, she will open the floor to questions. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins May 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Author
Diane Sheehan Shovak was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Connecticut in 1970 to pursue graduate work and a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Diane has always loved writing for her own enjoyment and to chronicle family events, especially their summers spent on Lake Saint Catherine in Wells, Vermont. Since retiring, she joined a writing group, the Writers’ Circle, and published several personal essays, a short story, and a poem in two books published by the Circle: Spilled Ink in 2013 and Here Joseph, You Take the Baby: A Christmas Anthology in 2016 (e-book) and 2018 with additional selections (print version). Diane lives with her husband of forty-two years in Wethersfield, Connecticut. They have two grown children and two handsome, remarkable grandsons.  

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday June 13, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Spirits of New England

Dustin Pari-image appears with permissionBeing a New England native has allowed Dustin Pari to investigate some very interesting places, rich with local history and folklore. This lecture chronicles some favorite New England investigations, of which he has been part. It even touches upon a legend with local roots that has become a world-wide phenomenon. A great bit of local history colored with some chilling tales of the supernatural! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins May 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Speaker
Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Dustin Pari-image appears with permissionBeing a New England native has allowed Dustin Pari to investigate some very interesting places, rich with local history and folklore. This lecture chronicles some favorite New England investigations, of which he has been part. It even touches upon a legend with local roots that has become a world-wide phenomenon. A great bit of local history colored with some chilling tales of the supernatural! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins May 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Speaker
Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday June 16, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Sunday June 23, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Sunday June 30, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday July 1, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gentle Yoga

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins June 3, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins June 3, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
BUSY

GPIP Monthly BOD meeting

CONTACT:
  Pam Eudowe
  8606593482
  deudowe@cox.net

Thursday July 4, 2019
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Closed Independence Day

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

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

Sunday July 7, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Tuesday July 9, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday July 13, 2019
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning June 14, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning June 14, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 14, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday July 15, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Financial Self-Defense

Man Boxing-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Check the news in any given week, and you’ll likely run across another sad tale of financial fraud. Even the most sophisticated investors can fall prey to it, as the Bernie Madoff saga clearly demonstrates. But you don’t have to run in Madoff’s circles to encounter financial abuse. For instance, CFP Board’s 2012 Senior Financial Exploitation Survey of Certified Financial Planner™ professionals found that:

  • More than half of respondents (56%) had personally worked with an older client who had been subject to an unfair, deceptive, or abusive practice.
  • The majority of respondents reported that older Americans are subject to a variety of practices that could violate federal and state laws and regulations, including being offered unsuitable financial products and subject to omission of material facts and misrepresentations about financial products.

This raises some serious concerns. Whom can we trust? Where do we turn for guidance? What red flags can warn us of potential trouble? Richard Cardinal will present the CFP Board's Consumer Guide to Financial Self-Defense. Here you’ll find a series of "red flags," taken from a CFP Board survey, where a consumer had been taken advantage of by a financial professional. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 17, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Man Boxing-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Check the news in any given week, and you’ll likely run across another sad tale of financial fraud. Even the most sophisticated investors can fall prey to it, as the Bernie Madoff saga clearly demonstrates. But you don’t have to run in Madoff’s circles to encounter financial abuse. For instance, CFP Board’s 2012 Senior Financial Exploitation Survey of Certified Financial Planner™ professionals found that:

  • More than half of respondents (56%) had personally worked with an older client who had been subject to an unfair, deceptive, or abusive practice.
  • The majority of respondents reported that older Americans are subject to a variety of practices that could violate federal and state laws and regulations, including being offered unsuitable financial products and subject to omission of material facts and misrepresentations about financial products.

This raises some serious concerns. Whom can we trust? Where do we turn for guidance? What red flags can warn us of potential trouble? Richard Cardinal will present the CFP Board's Consumer Guide to Financial Self-Defense. Here you’ll find a series of "red flags," taken from a CFP Board survey, where a consumer had been taken advantage of by a financial professional. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 17, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 21, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Sunday July 28, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Sunday August 4, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Monday August 5, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gentle Yoga

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins July 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Lotus Flower-Open Clip ArtYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins July 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday August 10, 2019
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning July 12, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe 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 beginning July 12, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday August 11, 2019

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 1.

Sunday August 18, 2019