Saturday January 19, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends' Winter Book Sale

SALE Confetti-copyrighted imageAt this sale, the Friends will feature adult fiction and nonfiction, many areas of "specials" books, limited CDs and DVDs, and teen literature. Please note that children's book will not be sold at this sale. Come early for best selections!

Snow date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  860-652-7728  booksale@friendswtmlib.org
LOCATION: Friends Room

SALE Confetti-copyrighted imageAt this sale, the Friends will feature adult fiction and nonfiction, many areas of "specials" books, limited CDs and DVDs, and teen literature. Please note that children's book will not be sold at this sale. Come early for best selections!

Snow date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library
  860.652.7728
  booksale@friendswtmlib.org

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Tuesday January 22, 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

Thursday January 24, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 January 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: Friends 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: Friends Room

 
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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 January 28, 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 - 12:00 PM
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.

 
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.

 
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. This month, use old picture books to make paper beads for a bracelet or necklace. This activity is appropriate for children in grades K-6, though younger children may need the assistance of their grownup. 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. This month, use old picture books to make paper beads for a bracelet or necklace. This activity is appropriate for children in grades K-6, though younger children may need the assistance of their grownup. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Tuesday January 29, 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 January 30, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DIY Snow Globes

Snowman-Open Clip ArtSnow GlobeFor teens ages 13-18
Create the winter wonderland of your dreams when we make snow globes at Welles-Turner Memorial Library! We will provide all of the necessary materials, though you are welcome to bring your own jar or figurine if you have something in mind. There will be a limited amount of supplies, so registration is required 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.

Snowman-Open Clip ArtSnow GlobeFor teens ages 13-18
Create the winter wonderland of your dreams when we make snow globes at Welles-Turner Memorial Library! We will provide all of the necessary materials, though you are welcome to bring your own jar or figurine if you have something in mind. There will be a limited amount of supplies, so registration is required 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.

Thursday January 31, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 February 1, 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: Friends 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: Friends Room

 
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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 - 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Crazy Rich Asians

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA woman discovers her boyfriend comes from the most wealthy, prominent family in Singapore. Along the way, she must stand up to his judgmental mother, who wants nothing more than to break them up. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan and Lisa Lu. Rated PG-13; 2 hours. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageA woman discovers her boyfriend comes from the most wealthy, prominent family in Singapore. Along the way, she must stand up to his judgmental mother, who wants nothing more than to break them up. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan and Lisa Lu. Rated PG-13; 2 hours. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Crazy Rich Asians" DVD Cover © Warner Brothers

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 4, 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 - 12:00 PM
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.

 
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.

 
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
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
There are 42 spaces available.

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

There are 42 spaces available.

Tuesday February 5, 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 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
There are 34 spaces available.

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

There are 34 spaces available.

Thursday February 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 February 8, 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: Friends 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: Friends 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

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

 
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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 January 11, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 6 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 January 11, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday February 11, 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 - 12:00 PM
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.

 
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.

 
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
Songbirds of the Northeast - Event Full

Grosbeak-copyrighted imageThis event is full ~ if you wish to be placed on the waiting list, you may still register.

Join 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

Grosbeak-copyrighted imageThis event is full ~ if you wish to be placed on the waiting list, you may still register.

Join 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


Tuesday February 12, 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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4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Books & Bricks

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Get in line for valentines! After listening to a story, creative kids will participate in several Valentine’s Day-themed challenges. Make a boat that can withstand the Tunnel of Love, play charades to build a valentine match, and engage in a colossal LEGO® hearts engineering project. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins January 29 for residents; February 8 for nonresidents.

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

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor children in grades 1-6
Get in line for valentines! After listening to a story, creative kids will participate in several Valentine’s Day-themed challenges. Make a boat that can withstand the Tunnel of Love, play charades to build a valentine match, and engage in a colossal LEGO® hearts engineering project. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins January 29 for residents; February 8 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Book-to-Film Series: Love, Simon

Teens, come join us for another movie in our Book-to-Film Series! In this movie, "Love, Simon," a teenage boy is keeping a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: He's gay. When that secret is threatened, the boy must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. The movie stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes. We will be enjoying candy hearts and other Valentine’s Day treats during the film. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Teens, come join us for another movie in our Book-to-Film Series! In this movie, "Love, Simon," a teenage boy is keeping a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: He's gay. When that secret is threatened, the boy must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. The movie stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes. We will be enjoying candy hearts and other Valentine’s Day treats during the film. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday February 14, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 February 15, 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: Friends 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: Friends Room

 
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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 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 February 19, 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

Thursday February 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 February 22, 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: Friends 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: Friends Room

 
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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 February 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 - 12:00 PM
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.

 
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.

 
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 February 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

Thursday February 28, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 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 March 1, 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: Friends 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: Friends Room

 
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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 ~ Book Club

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageFour friends in a book club are inspired to spice things up after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. With each of them in a different romantic situation, the women gather inspiration and tips for the bedroom and try new things later in life. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Alicia Silverstone. Rated PG-13; 1 hour 44 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Book Club" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

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

Movie Time Cinema-copyrighted imageFour friends in a book club are inspired to spice things up after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. With each of them in a different romantic situation, the women gather inspiration and tips for the bedroom and try new things later in life. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Alicia Silverstone. Rated PG-13; 1 hour 44 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Book Club" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday March 4, 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 - 12:00 PM
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.

 
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.

 
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 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     

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Books & Bricks

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor children in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins February 20 for residents; March 1 for nonresidents.

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

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor children in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins February 20 for residents; March 1 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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     

Friday March 15, 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 March 16, 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 February 15, 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, February 15, 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 February 15, 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, February 15, 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     

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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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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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 March 27, 2019
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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 then take the recipes home to cook then bring in for your fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-in’s 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.

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 then take the recipes home to cook then bring in for your fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Drop-in’s 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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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     

Thursday April 4, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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
Registration will begin on Friday, March 8, 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 March 8, 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, March 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

Friday April 19, 2019
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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.

Monday April 22, 2019
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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

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

Monday April 29, 2019
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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     

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 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

Thursday May 9, 2019
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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

 
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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     

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
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

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.

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     

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     

Monday September 2, 2019

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

Monday September 9, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WTML Library Board

May meeting

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

Monday October 14, 2019
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day.

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