Thursday October 18, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

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

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

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 October 19, 2018
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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

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In Praise of Autumn ~ An Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Autumn Landscape"In Praise of Autumn" will feature Laura and Victor Altshul, award-winning poets, and Mark Sheridan (An Introduction to Interactive Poetry). They will be joined by special guest poet Alexandrina Sergio, Glastonbury’s first Poet Laureate, and the renowned musical group the 3 Magneatos: Jimmy, Paul and Ron. Refreshments provided by Kevin Lepore, Executive Chef of A Cardinal House in Glastonbury. Admission is free. No registration ~ drop in! 

A Production of Glastonbury Poet Laureate, Michael F. Lepore

CONTACT: Michael Lepore  mflepore@cox.net
LOCATION: Friends Room

Autumn Landscape"In Praise of Autumn" will feature Laura and Victor Altshul, award-winning poets, and Mark Sheridan (An Introduction to Interactive Poetry). They will be joined by special guest poet Alexandrina Sergio, Glastonbury’s first Poet Laureate, and the renowned musical group the 3 Magneatos: Jimmy, Paul and Ron. Refreshments provided by Kevin Lepore, Executive Chef of A Cardinal House in Glastonbury. Admission is free. No registration ~ drop in! 

A Production of Glastonbury Poet Laureate, Michael F. Lepore

CONTACT:
  Michael Lepore
  
  mflepore@cox.net

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday October 22, 2018
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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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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

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

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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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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

 
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 - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed. Themes:

October 23 ~ Hibernation
October 30 ~ Not-So-Scary Stories

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed. Themes:

October 23 ~ Hibernation
October 30 ~ Not-So-Scary Stories

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Books & Bricks

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creations based on the theme. Plenty of Lego
® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins October 10 for residents; October 20 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageChildren in grades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creations based on the theme. Plenty of Lego
® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins October 10 for residents; October 20 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Thursday October 25, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

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

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

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 October 26, 2018
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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 October 29, 2018
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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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
First Ladies: An Adventure in Glamour, Guts and Gumption

First Lady Barbara BushDolley Madison PortraitCome learn about the personalities and adventures of the women who became the First Ladies of the United States. Who were they really? What made them tick? Did they love or loathe their role? Did they sink or swim navigating the complexities of politics, protocol and publicity, whether they did so willingly or not? Mariann Millard, licensed Washington, DC guide, joins us for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about first ladies to help us understand and appreciate the important role they play in our nation’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

First Lady Barbara BushDolley Madison PortraitCome learn about the personalities and adventures of the women who became the First Ladies of the United States. Who were they really? What made them tick? Did they love or loathe their role? Did they sink or swim navigating the complexities of politics, protocol and publicity, whether they did so willingly or not? Mariann Millard, licensed Washington, DC guide, joins us for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about first ladies to help us understand and appreciate the important role they play in our nation’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Tuesday October 30, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

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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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

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

 
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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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed. Themes: Tonight's theme: Not-So-Scary Stories

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFor families with children ages 6 & under
Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed. Themes: Tonight's theme: Not-So-Scary Stories

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

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

STEAM Logo-background image copyrightedChild 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. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math concepts.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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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

Friday November 2, 2018
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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 - 4:15 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageIn "Phantom Thread," a tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville. R; 2 hours 10 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Phantom Thread DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageIn "Phantom Thread," a tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville. R; 2 hours 10 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Phantom Thread" DVD Cover © Focus Features
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELLED Long-Term Insurance Care: The Missing Link in Retirement Planning

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**This program has been cancelled and will be offered sometime in the spring. We apologize for the inconvenience**

"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.

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

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**This program has been cancelled and will be offered sometime in the spring. We apologize for the inconvenience**

"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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Plant-Based Eating for Improved Health

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This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Are you struggling to reach or maintain a healthy weight? Concerned about increases in unhealthy cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar? Looking to avoid holiday weight gain? Finding that what has worked for you in the past isn’t working anymore? You’re not alone, and there is a solution. 

In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate more nourishing, plant-plentiful foods into your lifestyle. Becky Muldoon, certified health coach, professional educator and owner of Plantspired, LLC in Glastonbury will answer your questions and provide practical guidance for your plant-based journey. Learn tips for setting up your pantry, grocery shopping and incorporating straightforward plant-based meals into your week. Becky will highlight helpful library resources and provide take-home materials, including recipes that appeal to a wide range of eaters. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting October 10, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Fruits/Vegetables-copyrighted imageHeart-Shaped Apple with Seeds-copyrighted image"Build a Better ... You!"
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Are you struggling to reach or maintain a healthy weight? Concerned about increases in unhealthy cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar? Looking to avoid holiday weight gain? Finding that what has worked for you in the past isn’t working anymore? You’re not alone, and there is a solution. 

In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate more nourishing, plant-plentiful foods into your lifestyle. Becky Muldoon, certified health coach, professional educator and owner of Plantspired, LLC in Glastonbury will answer your questions and provide practical guidance for your plant-based journey. Learn tips for setting up your pantry, grocery shopping and incorporating straightforward plant-based meals into your week. Becky will highlight helpful library resources and provide take-home materials, including recipes that appeal to a wide range of eaters. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting October 10, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 34 spaces available.

Thursday November 8, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite

"Tech Thursdays"
This lecture style workshop introduces you to the Microsoft Office Suite. Join us as we take a tour of the most frequently used MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more. Experienced computer instructor John Pastorelle returns as our tech tour guide – he will even discuss tips for accessing some of these apps free of charge. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Windows Desktop. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 14 spaces available.

"Tech Thursdays"
This lecture style workshop introduces you to the Microsoft Office Suite. Join us as we take a tour of the most frequently used MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more. Experienced computer instructor John Pastorelle returns as our tech tour guide – he will even discuss tips for accessing some of these apps free of charge. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Windows Desktop. Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday November 9, 2018
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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 November 10, 2018
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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 November 12, 2018
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Closed Veterans Day

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day. We will be OPEN on Sunday, November 11.

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day. We will be OPEN on Sunday, November 11.

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Building Blocks to Successful Estate & Gift Planning

House in Gift Box-copyrighted imageThis information session will help you learn the basics of estate planning. We'll go over the necessary documents you will need to get started and common mistakes to avoid. We will teach you to understand the system and help you take six steps to build a successful plan. Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC. A Registered Investment Adviser. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 50 spaces available.

House in Gift Box-copyrighted imageThis information session will help you learn the basics of estate planning. We'll go over the necessary documents you will need to get started and common mistakes to avoid. We will teach you to understand the system and help you take six steps to build a successful plan. Presented by Rebecca Miller and the Financial Awareness Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC. A Registered Investment Adviser. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 50 spaces available.

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday November 19, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Honoring our Vets ~ a Lecture by Professor Hamish Lutris

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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5:00 PM
Early Closing

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

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

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed Thanksgiving

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

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

Friday November 23, 2018
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Closed Thanksgiving

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

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

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

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Investment Market Outlook

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Friday December 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ It's a Wonderful Life

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's 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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist, Francesco Barone

Francesco BaroneFrancesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 11, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM     

Francesco BaroneFrancesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 11, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM     

Friday December 14, 2018
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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

Friday December 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab - Not Held this Friday

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

Monday December 24, 2018

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

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

Tuesday December 25, 2018

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

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

Friday December 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab - Not Held this Friday

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

Monday December 31, 2018

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

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

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Closed New Year's Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday January 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday January 14, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Financial Organizing and Online Banking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

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

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

Friday February 8, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday February 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday February 18, 2019
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Closed Presidents' Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

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

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Friday March 8, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday March 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

Friday April 19, 2019
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Closed Good Friday

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

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

Sunday April 21, 2019

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

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

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Experience Nature as Healer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamiles with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Monday May 27, 2019
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Closed Memorial Day

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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


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