Friday November 16, 2018
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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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Book-to-Film Series ~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Candy Apple Slices-copyrighted imageThe Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD Cover-Summit EntertainmentFor teens ages 13-18
Teens, come join us for the first movie in our "Book-to-Film Series!" In "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," a teenage boy navigates high school life with the help of two new friends. The movie stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman and Kate Walsh. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes. We will be making candy-coated caramel apple slices to enjoy while we watch (with extras to take home). All teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Candy Apple Slices-copyrighted imageThe Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD Cover-Summit EntertainmentFor teens ages 13-18
Teens, come join us for the first movie in our "Book-to-Film Series!" In "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," a teenage boy navigates high school life with the help of two new friends. The movie stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman and Kate Walsh. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes. We will be making candy-coated caramel apple slices to enjoy while we watch (with extras to take home). All teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday November 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Monday November 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving Storytime

Turkey CraftFamilies with children ages 5 & under
This Thanksgiving-themed storytime will be feast of stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. This is a drop-in program; no registration is needed.

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

Turkey CraftFamilies with children ages 5 & under
This Thanksgiving-themed storytime will be feast of stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. 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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Honoring our Vets

Vietnam War Tags-copyrighted imageFrom the French and Indian War to Afghanistan and Iraq, American men and women have placed themselves in harm’s way under the American flag. Soldiers serving in the wars of the United States have also often been civilian volunteers who left farms and factories to fight under conditions challenging to the very core of their humanity. How to honor that sacrifice has been a question for our country since its inception. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, returns to discuss the ways veterans have been recognized for their service, and how that recognition has changed over time. The presentation will range widely, from creating our first veterans’ organization, the Cincinnati, to observing holidays like Memorial Day, sponsoring the creation of national cemeteries and passing the GI Bill, among others. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting October 22, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

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

Vietnam War Tags-copyrighted imageFrom the French and Indian War to Afghanistan and Iraq, American men and women have placed themselves in harm’s way under the American flag. Soldiers serving in the wars of the United States have also often been civilian volunteers who left farms and factories to fight under conditions challenging to the very core of their humanity. How to honor that sacrifice has been a question for our country since its inception. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, returns to discuss the ways veterans have been recognized for their service, and how that recognition has changed over time. The presentation will range widely, from creating our first veterans’ organization, the Cincinnati, to observing holidays like Memorial Day, sponsoring the creation of national cemeteries and passing the GI Bill, among others. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting October 22, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 29 spaces available.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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5:00 PM
Early Closing

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

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

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed Thanksgiving

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

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

Friday November 23, 2018
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Closed Thanksgiving

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

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

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. This is a special Hanukkah storytime with Yahudis Wolvovsky. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. This is a special Hanukkah storytime with Yahudis Wolvovsky. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 30, 2018
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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 December 3, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jingle Babies

11:00am-12noon

Friends Room

Babies birth -15 months with a parent or care giver.

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language, followed by playatime with soft toys. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Renee Pease  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

11:00am-12noon

Friends Room

Babies birth -15 months with a parent or care giver.

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language, followed by playatime with soft toys. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Renee Pease
  860.652.7718
  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Investment Market Outlook

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 47 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 47 spaces available.

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Aromatherapy 101: Educational Make-and-Take

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday December 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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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

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

"It's a Wonderful Life" DVD Cover image © Paramount Pictures
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

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

"It's a Wonderful Life" DVD Cover image © Paramount Pictures
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday December 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsSnowman with Sign-copyrighted imageFamiles with children ages 6 & under, but all ages are welcome
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. And take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories on this "Together Time Tales" Saturday. A simple craft will follow. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsSnowman with Sign-copyrighted imageFamiles with children ages 6 & under, but all ages are welcome
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. And take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories on this "Together Time Tales" Saturday. A simple craft will follow. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series ~ Classical Guitarist Francesco Barone

Francesco BaroneFrancesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 11, online or at the library’s 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.

About Francesco Barone: Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

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

Francesco BaroneFrancesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 11, online or at the library’s 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.

About Francesco Barone: Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 42 spaces available.

Monday December 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jingle Babies

11:00am-12noon

Friends Room

Babies birth -15 months with a parent or care giver.

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language, followed by playatime with soft toys. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

11:00am-12noon

Friends Room

Babies birth -15 months with a parent or care giver.

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language, followed by playatime with soft toys. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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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

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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

Snowman with Sign-copyrighted imageChildren ages 2-5 and their families
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab will not be held on Friday, December 21, December 28 or January 4 - we'll resume shortly after the first of the year!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718

Tinkerlab will not be held on Friday, December 21, December 28 or January 4 - we'll resume shortly after the first of the year!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

Monday December 24, 2018

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

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

Tuesday December 25, 2018

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

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

Friday December 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab will not be held on Friday, December 21, December 28 or January 4 - we'll resume shortly after the first of the year!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718

Tinkerlab will not be held on Friday, December 21, December 28 or January 4 - we'll resume shortly after the first of the year!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

Monday December 31, 2018

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

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

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Closed New Year's Day

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

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

Friday January 11, 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 January 12, 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 January 14, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Financial Organizing and Online Banking

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January is "Get Organized Month," and it is the perfect time to determine if you have your financial records in order. Faith Manierre, Busy Bees Organizing LLC in Glastonbury, will discuss the advantages and risks of getting started with online banking. What are the benefits of downloading your financial records into a software program such as Quicken? What are the rules for maintaining your paper records? We will answer these questions and more! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins December 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Faith Manierre has been a professional organizer/financial organizer since 2000. She assists clients with their daily personal business and financial dealings, working collaboratively with their accountants, attorneys, investment advisors and families. She understands the complexities of financial issues and respects the confidential nature of this information. 

Snow date: Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm
 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Online Banking-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
January is "Get Organized Month," and it is the perfect time to determine if you have your financial records in order. Faith Manierre, Busy Bees Organizing LLC in Glastonbury, will discuss the advantages and risks of getting started with online banking. What are the benefits of downloading your financial records into a software program such as Quicken? What are the rules for maintaining your paper records? We will answer these questions and more! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins December 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Faith Manierre has been a professional organizer/financial organizer since 2000. She assists clients with their daily personal business and financial dealings, working collaboratively with their accountants, attorneys, investment advisors and families. She understands the complexities of financial issues and respects the confidential nature of this information. 

Snow date: Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Monday January 21, 2019
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Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The library will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The library will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday February 4, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Liars, Criminals and Lovers: The World of the Story

Creative Colorful Idea-copyrighted imageIt’s the character who first taps a reader on the shoulder. Writers shape the characters by adding habits, gestures and obstacles. Author Lisa C. Taylor teaches students of all ages, helping them to take that first good idea to a completed work. In an atmosphere of respect and humor, you'll learn how writers put a character through necessary paces so that he or she reveals both flaws and humanity. The world of the story is the world of the imagination. By tapping into that imagination, stories — and the writers behind them — can flourish. You will have an opportunity for questions and for sharing. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Author
Lisa C. Taylor is the author of a variety of short fiction and poetry collections, including Impossibly Small Spaces (2018), Growing a New Tail (2013) and Necessary Silence (2013). Some of Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award for short fiction, an L.L. Winship PEN New England nomination, Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry, a Best Indie Lit of New England nomination and, along with Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her books have been taught in college classes and recommended on the Faith Middleton book show on NPR. Lisa teaches writing classes at Eastern Connecticut State University and offers private mentoring and workshops. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Creative Colorful Idea-copyrighted imageIt’s the character who first taps a reader on the shoulder. Writers shape the characters by adding habits, gestures and obstacles. Author Lisa C. Taylor teaches students of all ages, helping them to take that first good idea to a completed work. In an atmosphere of respect and humor, you'll learn how writers put a character through necessary paces so that he or she reveals both flaws and humanity. The world of the story is the world of the imagination. By tapping into that imagination, stories — and the writers behind them — can flourish. You will have an opportunity for questions and for sharing. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the Author
Lisa C. Taylor is the author of a variety of short fiction and poetry collections, including Impossibly Small Spaces (2018), Growing a New Tail (2013) and Necessary Silence (2013). Some of Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award for short fiction, an L.L. Winship PEN New England nomination, Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry, a Best Indie Lit of New England nomination and, along with Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her books have been taught in college classes and recommended on the Faith Middleton book show on NPR. Lisa teaches writing classes at Eastern Connecticut State University and offers private mentoring and workshops. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Filling our Hearts with Love through Meditation

Meditating-copyrighted imageApple-Heart-Seed-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
Join longtime meditator Clare Vidich as she offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. There will even be a meditation sitting! Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins January 9 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Meditating-copyrighted imageApple-Heart-Seed-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
Join longtime meditator Clare Vidich as she offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. There will even be a meditation sitting! Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins January 9 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Friday February 8, 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 February 9, 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 February 11, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Songbirds of the Northeast

Grosbeak-copyrighted imageJoin naturalist John Root as he teaches us how to recognize our region’s songbirds by their songs and calls. We will discuss the role of song in these birds’ lives, as well as their diet, social behavior and other adaptations for survival. This presentation will feature both stunning photographs of the songbirds and recordings of their happy tunes. You will even learn how to provide an attractive habitat in your garden for your favorite birds! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Grosbeak-copyrighted imageJoin naturalist John Root as he teaches us how to recognize our region’s songbirds by their songs and calls. We will discuss the role of song in these birds’ lives, as well as their diet, social behavior and other adaptations for survival. This presentation will feature both stunning photographs of the songbirds and recordings of their happy tunes. You will even learn how to provide an attractive habitat in your garden for your favorite birds! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Monday February 18, 2019
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Closed Presidents' Day

The library will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday March 5, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Career Workshop Series - 1

Writing Resume-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.

Jean Baur is an informative, extraordinarily on-point professional speaker who knows how to engage a group while offering practical and on-target pointers. She provides workable solutions to issues that face job searchers and motivates them to overcome obstacles and get back to work. With twenty years experience as a career coach and the author of two career books, Jean is uniquely qualified to help job seekers of all backgrounds.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Writing Resume-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.

Jean Baur is an informative, extraordinarily on-point professional speaker who knows how to engage a group while offering practical and on-target pointers. She provides workable solutions to issues that face job searchers and motivates them to overcome obstacles and get back to work. With twenty years experience as a career coach and the author of two career books, Jean is uniquely qualified to help job seekers of all backgrounds.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday March 7, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 7, 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, February 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 7, 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, February 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Friday March 8, 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 March 9, 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 March 10, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: The Lost Acres String Band

Lost Acres String Band-appears with permissionThe Lost Acres String Band is a Connecticut-based trio - Gordon Swift, violin, Paul Howard, guitar, and Jon Swift, upright bass - serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of music with the added spice of some exotic originals. The band honors the long American string-band tradition of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries while branching out in new directions. A typical show might include blues, Gypsy jazz, a Mexican dance tune, a romantic waltz, a contemporary piece for string trio, a haunting Hispanic ballad from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, a lilting folk tune from Colombia and swing tunes from the 1930s. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins February 4, 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 Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Lost Acres String Band-appears with permissionThe Lost Acres String Band is a Connecticut-based trio - Gordon Swift, violin, Paul Howard, guitar, and Jon Swift, upright bass - serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of music with the added spice of some exotic originals. The band honors the long American string-band tradition of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries while branching out in new directions. A typical show might include blues, Gypsy jazz, a Mexican dance tune, a romantic waltz, a contemporary piece for string trio, a haunting Hispanic ballad from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, a lilting folk tune from Colombia and swing tunes from the 1930s. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins February 4, 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 Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Career Workshop Series - 2

Interview Lineup-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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Interview Lineup-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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Monday March 18, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663

Before Salem Book Cover-appears with permissionDecades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered "techniques" for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Dr. Richard Ross will present his acclaimed book and discuss new information his research has uncovered regarding Connecticut’s witch hunting history. Book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins February 18, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Before Salem Book Cover-appears with permissionDecades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered "techniques" for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Dr. Richard Ross will present his acclaimed book and discuss new information his research has uncovered regarding Connecticut’s witch hunting history. Book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins February 18, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

Revolutionary War Reenactment-copyrighted imageWhich 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: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women’s history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Revolutionary War Reenactment-copyrighted imageWhich 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: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women’s history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life

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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
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Monday April 8, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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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

Registration will begin on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 11, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Friday April 12, 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 April 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

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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
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Reference
  8606527720
  jen.vannostrand@glastonbury-ct.gov

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.

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.

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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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     

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

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     

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.

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Reference
  8606527720
  jen.vannostrand@glastonbury-ct.gov

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.

Thursday October 10, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Reference
  8606527720
  jen.vannostrand@glastonbury-ct.gov

Tuesday October 15, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Witches in Connecticut

Witch Trial-painting by Tomkins Matteson 1853The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried and executed as witches, and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting September 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Jennifer Busa is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She develops and teaches school programs as well as the August Adventures summer program for youth. Jennifer is a former middle school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. 
 

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

Witch Trial-painting by Tomkins Matteson 1853The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried and executed as witches, and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting September 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the speaker: Jennifer Busa is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She develops and teaches school programs as well as the August Adventures summer program for youth. Jennifer is a former middle school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     


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