Friday July 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Books & Bricks

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 13 for residents; July 18 nonresidents.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Friends Room
The registration period has ended.

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 13 for residents; July 18 nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Kids' Movie - Coco

Coco DVD Cover-copyrighted imageGuitarIn "Coco," a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician learns about his family traditions. Rated PG; 109 min. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

"Coco" DVD cover image © DisneyPixar

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

Coco DVD Cover-copyrighted imageGuitarIn "Coco," a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician learns about his family traditions. Rated PG; 109 min. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

"Coco" DVD cover image © DisneyPixar

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday July 22, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Smile, Sister!: A Raina Telgemeier Celebration

Smile Book Cover-croppedFor children entering grades 4-6
Smile! Enjoy activities, trivia, and of course, plenty of Drama, featuring the graphic novels of Raina Telgemeier. Registration begins July 16 for residents; July 20 for nonresidents.

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

Smile Book Cover-croppedFor children entering grades 4-6
Smile! Enjoy activities, trivia, and of course, plenty of Drama, featuring the graphic novels of Raina Telgemeier. Registration begins July 16 for residents; July 20 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stories in the Community: Killam & Bassette Farmstead

Killam & Bassette Farmstead-appears with permissionFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! Book! Book! Book! Storytime with the chickens and pigs, followed by a hayride and visit with the animals. Meet at Killam & Bassette Farmstead located at 14 Tryon Street, South Glastonbury. Raindate: Tuesday, July 31. No registration needed.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Killam & Bassette Farmstead

Killam & Bassette Farmstead-appears with permissionFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! Book! Book! Book! Storytime with the chickens and pigs, followed by a hayride and visit with the animals. Meet at Killam & Bassette Farmstead located at 14 Tryon Street, South Glastonbury. Raindate: Tuesday, July 31. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Killam & Bassette Farmstead

 
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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Books & Bricks

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 17 for residents; July 21 nonresidents.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Friends Room
There is 1 space available.

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 17 for residents; July 21 nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There is 1 space available.

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stories in the Community: Fire Company #4

Firefighting Gear-copyrighted imageFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! More cool summer stories at the firehouse, followed by time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #4 is located at 1247 Manchester Road on the corner of Hebron Avenue. No registration needed.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Fire Company #4

Firefighting Gear-copyrighted imageFor children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
The librarians go on tour! More cool summer stories at the firehouse, followed by time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #4 is located at 1247 Manchester Road on the corner of Hebron Avenue. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Fire Company #4

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bathtime Rocks: Creating Scent-sational Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Treat yo’ self! Join Ms. Meghan at the library as we learn to make luxurious bath bombs that will make your next bath explode with awesomeness! These luxurious creations fizz up in the water and release soothing Epsom salts and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents and colors to make your own unique combination. Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 27, 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.

Bath Bombs-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Treat yo’ self! Join Ms. Meghan at the library as we learn to make luxurious bath bombs that will make your next bath explode with awesomeness! These luxurious creations fizz up in the water and release soothing Epsom salts and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents and colors to make your own unique combination. Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 27, 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nutmeg Book Discussion

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 5.

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

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 5.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rain-or-Shine Storytime

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

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

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday July 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pete the Cat Sing-a-long

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes-croppedFor children ages 3-6
Wear you white shoes and magic sunglasses to enjoy activities, songs, and stories about our favorite groovy pal. Registration begins July 20 for residents; July 25 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 17 spaces available.

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes-croppedFor children ages 3-6
Wear you white shoes and magic sunglasses to enjoy activities, songs, and stories about our favorite groovy pal. Registration begins July 20 for residents; July 25 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 17 spaces available.

Sunday July 29, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Monday July 30, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

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

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Karaoke Coding

Microphone and Stage Lights-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Rock On! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will be visiting the library to lead a workshop using portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Teens will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record and modify their voices and design their very own beat box! For teens going into grades 7-12. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins July 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

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

Microphone and Stage Lights-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Rock On! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will be visiting the library to lead a workshop using portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Teens will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record and modify their voices and design their very own beat box! For teens going into grades 7-12. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins July 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
My Weird School Adventures

My Weird School Book Cover-croppedEntering grades 1-3
AJ may hate school but you will be excited for it to start again after this celebration of the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman. Registration begins July 25 for residents; July 30 for nonresidents.

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

My Weird School Book Cover-croppedEntering grades 1-3
AJ may hate school but you will be excited for it to start again after this celebration of the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman. Registration begins July 25 for residents; July 30 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Books & Bricks

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 26 for residents; July 31 nonresidents.

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

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins July 26 for residents; July 31 nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rain-or-Shine Storytime

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

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

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday August 3, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageAn innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort in "Dirty Dancing." The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song “(I’ve Had the) Time of My Life.” Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. PG-13; 1 hour 37 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Dirty Dancing" DVD Cover © Lions Gate Films, Inc.

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

Dirty Dancing DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageAn innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort in "Dirty Dancing." The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song “(I’ve Had the) Time of My Life.” Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. PG-13; 1 hour 37 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Dirty Dancing" DVD Cover © Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday August 5, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Monday August 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bonjour! French Storytimes

Flight to France-Open Clip ArtFor children ages 4-6
Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins July 30 for residents; August 3 for nonresidents.

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

Flight to France-Open Clip ArtFor children ages 4-6
Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins July 30 for residents; August 3 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids' Movie ~ Rock Dog

Rock Dog DVD Cover-copyrighted imageDog with Sunglasses-copyrighted imageA dog heads to the big city to become a rock star in "Rock Dog." Rated PG; 90 min. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

"Rock Dog" DVD cover image © LionsGate Entertainment

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

Rock Dog DVD Cover-copyrighted imageDog with Sunglasses-copyrighted imageA dog heads to the big city to become a rock star in "Rock Dog." Rated PG; 90 min. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

"Rock Dog" DVD cover image © LionsGate Entertainment

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 16.

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

Nutmeg Book Award LogoFor children entering grades 4-6
Share your thoughts on 2019 Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Nominee A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. Books available upon registration in person beginning July 16.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cold as Ice

Ice CubesFor children entering grades 2-4
Carefully remove clues from blocks of ice to complete a musical tour and solve the puzzle. Registration begins July 31 for residents; August 4 for nonresidents.  

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

Ice CubesFor children entering grades 2-4
Carefully remove clues from blocks of ice to complete a musical tour and solve the puzzle. Registration begins July 31 for residents; August 4 for nonresidents.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Totes Rock: Designing a One-of-a-Kind Shoulder Bag

Tote Bags-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
We will be using the library’s new Silhouette machine to design stencils for use creating a bespoke carryall. There will be a variety of paints and designs to choose from, and the bags are the perfect size to lug home all of your library books. You’ll make everyone on the street say, “OMG I’m so jelly! That tote is totes adorbs!” Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 10, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 16 spaces available.

Tote Bags-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
We will be using the library’s new Silhouette machine to design stencils for use creating a bespoke carryall. There will be a variety of paints and designs to choose from, and the bags are the perfect size to lug home all of your library books. You’ll make everyone on the street say, “OMG I’m so jelly! That tote is totes adorbs!” Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 10, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Caryn Lin & Her Electric Violin

Caryn LinFor families with children ages 5 & up
Caryn Lin presents "Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound" with her five-string electric violin. This multi-media presentation transforms sound as you journey from Bach to today’s techno-wonders. Three dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing music to live before your eyes and ears. No registration needed.

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

Caryn LinFor families with children ages 5 & up
Caryn Lin presents "Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound" with her five-string electric violin. This multi-media presentation transforms sound as you journey from Bach to today’s techno-wonders. Three dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing music to live before your eyes and ears. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rain-or-Shine Storytime

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

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

Child with Umbrella-copyrighted imageFamily Reading Outdoors-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room/Courtyard

Friday August 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Books & Bricks

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins August 3 for residents; August 8 nonresidents.

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

Legos-copyrighted imageFor children entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins August 3 for residents; August 8 nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday August 12, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Monday August 13, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

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

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

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

Mother GooseBabies 6 weeks-15 months
Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hydration Rocks: Customizing Plastic Tumblers

Tumblers-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
August is one of the hottest months, so make sure you are getting your daily allotment of water in style! We will be using the Silhouette machine once again to create vinyl designs that are perfect for creating a personalized cup that you can use at the library, the beach … or anywhere you find yourself this summer. Never worry about someone accidentally drinking from your cup again! Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Tumblers-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
August is one of the hottest months, so make sure you are getting your daily allotment of water in style! We will be using the Silhouette machine once again to create vinyl designs that are perfect for creating a personalized cup that you can use at the library, the beach … or anywhere you find yourself this summer. Never worry about someone accidentally drinking from your cup again! Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday August 15, 2018
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza

Children Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children of all ages
Evan Gottfried returns to Welles-Turner to inspire kids to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and, mostly, to just be themselves. He hopes that the big people who hear his music will find inspiration and remember how it feels to be a kid. Join us for an unforgettable, highly danceable, movin,' groovin' time. No registration needed.

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

Children Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children of all ages
Evan Gottfried returns to Welles-Turner to inspire kids to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and, mostly, to just be themselves. He hopes that the big people who hear his music will find inspiration and remember how it feels to be a kid. Join us for an unforgettable, highly danceable, movin,' groovin' time. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Backstage Pass

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading-copyrighted imageFor Children’s Summer Reading Club participants
All tours must come to an end! Your summer reading T-shirt is your pass to the grand finale. Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends’ Room if it rains). No registration needed.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  860-652-7718  
LOCATION: Library Front Lawn

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading-copyrighted imageFor Children’s Summer Reading Club participants
All tours must come to an end! Your summer reading T-shirt is your pass to the grand finale. Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends’ Room if it rains). No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Library Front Lawn

Sunday August 19, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Sunday August 26, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Sunday September 2, 2018

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 2.

Monday September 3, 2018

The library will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

Friday September 7, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul DVD Cover-copyrighted imagerTheater Staircase-copyrighted imagein "Victoria and Abdul," Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. PG-13; 1 hour 52 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Victoria and Abdul" DVD cover image © Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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

Victoria and Abdul DVD Cover-copyrighted imagerTheater Staircase-copyrighted imagein "Victoria and Abdul," Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. PG-13; 1 hour 52 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Victoria and Abdul" DVD cover image © Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday September 10, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Medicare Options

Medicare-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Navigating through the Medicare maze is difficult, whether you have had Medicare for a while or will soon be 65. Join us for an overview of your “Medicare Options,” presented by Ellen Sue Moses, BS, Pharm, a certified Choices Counselor, and learn how to choose what is best of you in 2019. Remember, “Open Enrollment” is the time of year you can adjust your Medicare choices to best fit you health care needs. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 13, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The Choices program is a cooperative program of the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, the Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Choices is comprised of both staff, in-kind professionals from local service agencies, and volunteers who provide information to persons age 60 and older and persons with disabilities.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Medicare-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Navigating through the Medicare maze is difficult, whether you have had Medicare for a while or will soon be 65. Join us for an overview of your “Medicare Options,” presented by Ellen Sue Moses, BS, Pharm, a certified Choices Counselor, and learn how to choose what is best of you in 2019. Remember, “Open Enrollment” is the time of year you can adjust your Medicare choices to best fit you health care needs. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 13, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The Choices program is a cooperative program of the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, the Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Choices is comprised of both staff, in-kind professionals from local service agencies, and volunteers who provide information to persons age 60 and older and persons with disabilities.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: READY ...

Business Startup-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including: • where to get money • the 5 C’s of credit • and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Business Startup-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including: • where to get money • the 5 C’s of credit • and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: SET ...

Meeting-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including:  where to get money  the 5 C’s of credit  and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Meeting-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including:  where to get money  the 5 C’s of credit  and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday September 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: The Esperanto Duo

The Esperanto Duo-appears with permissionThe Esperanto Duo features guitarist Dave Giardina and violinist Chris Payne performing an exciting style of music known as “gypsy jazz.” Their unique set is inspired by the music of 1920s artists Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapplli with their famous group, “Le Quintette du Hot Club de France.” The duo mixes Latin, Irish, Italian, Klezmer and other ethnic music into each lively performance. Feel free to tap your toes and sing along! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

The Esperanto Duo-appears with permissionThe Esperanto Duo features guitarist Dave Giardina and violinist Chris Payne performing an exciting style of music known as “gypsy jazz.” Their unique set is inspired by the music of 1920s artists Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapplli with their famous group, “Le Quintette du Hot Club de France.” The duo mixes Latin, Irish, Italian, Klezmer and other ethnic music into each lively performance. Feel free to tap your toes and sing along! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: GO!

Start-Up Meeting-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including: • where to get money • the 5 C’s of credit • and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Start-Up Meeting-copyrighted imageStarting Tuesday, September 11, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three 90-minute workshops in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office, which will offer guidance for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps” lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information will be presented in three modules. All workshops start at 10:30 am. Come to all three, or attend the one(s) that fits your needs! 

  • READY, Tuesday, September 11 ~ SBA will present the basics of business startup, and go over what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages of the process.
  • SET, Tuesday, September 18 ~ Learn the essentials of becoming credit ready, including: • where to get money • the 5 C’s of credit • and how to prepare a business loan application.
  • GO!, Tuesday, September 25 ~ Learn how and where to where to find additional small business support and educational resources for continued help along the way.

Register for each workshop beginning August 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 1, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
How to Pay for College without Going Broke

Piggy Bank and Blackboard-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
It’s never too early to begin planning for college. Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital shares his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to help families and students learn:
how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid which colleges offer the best financial aid packages how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile how private universities can cost you less than a state school how students can position themselves to be the best candidate and potentially receive more free money, and less loans. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 4, 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Piggy Bank and Blackboard-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
It’s never too early to begin planning for college. Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital shares his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to help families and students learn:
how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid which colleges offer the best financial aid packages how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile how private universities can cost you less than a state school how students can position themselves to be the best candidate and potentially receive more free money, and less loans. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting September 4, 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Art of Being Happy

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comLucinda Testo-image appears with permission"Build a Better ... You!" 
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Our “Build a Better … You” healthy lifestyle series returns to answer the question: Can you really choose to be happy? Believe it or not, you are the creator of your own happiness. Join Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach, Lucinda Testo, and learn research-proven strategies to bring more happiness into your life. Lucinda is the owner of Unlimited You, LLC located in Wethersfield CT. She is a positive psychology enthusiast who offers strengths-based counseling and coaching in addition to wellness-based workshops. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 5 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.comLucinda Testo-image appears with permission"Build a Better ... You!" 
This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Our “Build a Better … You” healthy lifestyle series returns to answer the question: Can you really choose to be happy? Believe it or not, you are the creator of your own happiness. Join Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach, Lucinda Testo, and learn research-proven strategies to bring more happiness into your life. Lucinda is the owner of Unlimited You, LLC located in Wethersfield CT. She is a positive psychology enthusiast who offers strengths-based counseling and coaching in addition to wellness-based workshops. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 5 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Friday October 5, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ 13 Going on 30

13 Going on 30 DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageA girl magically fast-forwards to adulthood after wishing she could skip adolescence in "13 Going on 30." Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. PG-13; 1 hour 38 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"13 Going on 30" DVD Cover Image © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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

13 Going on 30 DVD Cover-copyrighted imageTheater Staircase-copyrighted imageA girl magically fast-forwards to adulthood after wishing she could skip adolescence in "13 Going on 30." Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. PG-13; 1 hour 38 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"13 Going on 30" DVD Cover Image © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day.

Monday October 29, 2018
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Friday November 2, 2018
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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.

"Phantom Thread" DVD Cover © Focus Features
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
Long-Term Insurance Care: The Missing Link in Retirement Planning

Senior Couple-copyrighted image

"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.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information on the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care is available on their website. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 8, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  860-652-7720  
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Senior Couple-copyrighted image

"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.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information on the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care is available on their website. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins October 8, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 16, 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.

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

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

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

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     

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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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

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

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

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

Monday February 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.

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 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.

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.

Saturday June 29, 2019
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Books & Bricks

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

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CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday July 4, 2019
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Closed Independence Day

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

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


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