Friday January 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday January 20, 2018
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends' Winter Book Sale

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

Snow date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

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

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

Snow date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

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

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Sunday January 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Isabella Waters Music Series: The Wild Notes

The Wild Notes with Kasha BreauJoin us for an afternoon with The Wild Notes. The Wild Notes are Mickey Koth on fiddle, flute, viola, flute, whistle and recorder; John Kalinowski on concertina, accordion, fife, spoons and bones; and Kasha Breau on harp, piano and vocals. No registration is required ~ drop in! For more information, contact the library's Reference Department 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

The Wild Notes with Kasha BreauJoin us for an afternoon with The Wild Notes. The Wild Notes are Mickey Koth on fiddle, flute, viola, flute, whistle and recorder; John Kalinowski on concertina, accordion, fife, spoons and bones; and Kasha Breau on harp, piano and vocals. No registration is required ~ drop in! For more information, contact the library's Reference Department 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

Friday January 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday January 29, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Get Your eBooks for Free: Lecture/Demonstration of New Libby OverDrive App

Libby by OverDrive LogoWoman with eReader-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comMax Rowe, Library Connection Inc., returns to give a lecture and live demo on how to use the new Libby by OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, please:  Bring your valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing;  Fully charge your device in advance;  Bring the ID and password to your device’s app store;  Bring your email address, user name and password; and  Have a basic operational understanding of your device. This program is free and open to Welles-Turner library cardholders. Seating is limited to 15, so registration is requested and begins January 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Libby by OverDrive LogoWoman with eReader-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comMax Rowe, Library Connection Inc., returns to give a lecture and live demo on how to use the new Libby by OverDrive app to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library. Bring along your own device and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, please:  Bring your valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing;  Fully charge your device in advance;  Bring the ID and password to your device’s app store;  Bring your email address, user name and password; and  Have a basic operational understanding of your device. This program is free and open to Welles-Turner library cardholders. Seating is limited to 15, so registration is requested and begins January 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday February 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday February 2, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThis funny and heartfelt film tells the story of a Pakistani-American man who falls for a white grad student named Emily but hides their romance from his traditional Muslim family. Things become even more complicated when Emily comes down with a mysterious illness, and he is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents. Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Rated R; 1 hour 59 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThis funny and heartfelt film tells the story of a Pakistani-American man who falls for a white grad student named Emily but hides their romance from his traditional Muslim family. Things become even more complicated when Emily comes down with a mysterious illness, and he is forced to navigate the medical crisis with her parents. Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Rated R; 1 hour 59 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 5, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday February 6, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Healthy Indulgences

Chocolate Bark-copyright Elenathewise/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Create your own chocolate bark to take home, and learn how to make a deliciously nutritious flourless chocolate torte during a fun and interactive workshop led by Alissa Monteleone of Simply Good Thinking. Realizing she needed to take her health seriously after having her first child at 36, Monteleone, author of EveryBody Eats, took control over her lifelong struggle with food, bad diets and the other junk that comes along with bad nutrition. The newly published 2nd edition of EveryBody Eats celebrates the art of happy and healthy eating and will be available for sale at the workshop. Maximum of 25, minimum of 15 to host this workshop, so registration is required and begins January 10, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: We will be using nuts in the tart and at least one nut choice for the bark.
Snow date: Tuesday, February 13. 

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

Chocolate Bark-copyright Elenathewise/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Create your own chocolate bark to take home, and learn how to make a deliciously nutritious flourless chocolate torte during a fun and interactive workshop led by Alissa Monteleone of Simply Good Thinking. Realizing she needed to take her health seriously after having her first child at 36, Monteleone, author of EveryBody Eats, took control over her lifelong struggle with food, bad diets and the other junk that comes along with bad nutrition. The newly published 2nd edition of EveryBody Eats celebrates the art of happy and healthy eating and will be available for sale at the workshop. Maximum of 25, minimum of 15 to host this workshop, so registration is required and begins January 10, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: We will be using nuts in the tart and at least one nut choice for the bark.
Snow date: Tuesday, February 13. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday February 8, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday February 9, 2018
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Winter Reading Games Begin

Hiker Reading in Snow-copyright Antonioguillem/Fotolia.comAdults & Teens ... Wondering what you should do to make winter pass quickly and summer arrive swiftly? To coincide with the Winter Olympic Games, the library invites all adult and teen readers to join our WTML Winter Reading Games!

  • Reading event logs available beginning Friday, February 2 at the Reference Desk.
  • Games begin Friday, February 9.
  • Event logs due by 5 pm Monday, February 26 to Reference.

SnowflakeRandomly drawn prizes for adults and teens based on completed qualifiers. Prizes must be claimed by March 9. Take an appropriate photo of yourself completing a qualifier, then tag us @Welles-Turner Memorial Library or #wellesturnerlibrary on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720

Hiker Reading in Snow-copyright Antonioguillem/Fotolia.comAdults & Teens ... Wondering what you should do to make winter pass quickly and summer arrive swiftly? To coincide with the Winter Olympic Games, the library invites all adult and teen readers to join our WTML Winter Reading Games!

  • Reading event logs available beginning Friday, February 2 at the Reference Desk.
  • Games begin Friday, February 9.
  • Event logs due by 5 pm Monday, February 26 to Reference.

SnowflakeRandomly drawn prizes for adults and teens based on completed qualifiers. Prizes must be claimed by March 9. Take an appropriate photo of yourself completing a qualifier, then tag us @Welles-Turner Memorial Library or #wellesturnerlibrary on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

 
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

More opportunities: March 10, April 7 and May 19

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

More opportunities: March 10, April 7 and May 19

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday February 12, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday February 16, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday February 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday February 19, 2018
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Closed Presidents' Day

The library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Golden Girls Trivia Night: Take 2

Golden Girls 7th Season DVD CoverGolden Girls Playing CardsBack by popular demand! It will be the best of times for you and your teammates. With an all-female cast (none under the age of 50), The Golden Girls defied Hollywood odds and became one of NBC’s biggest network hits of the 1980’s. You probably know all there is to know about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, so why not grab a group of friends and challenge that knowledge with some Golden Girls Trivia? Teams will consist of up to four people. Cheesecake will be served. Sign up individually, as a small group, or as an entire team by Friday, February 16 by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 28

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

Golden Girls 7th Season DVD CoverGolden Girls Playing CardsBack by popular demand! It will be the best of times for you and your teammates. With an all-female cast (none under the age of 50), The Golden Girls defied Hollywood odds and became one of NBC’s biggest network hits of the 1980’s. You probably know all there is to know about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, so why not grab a group of friends and challenge that knowledge with some Golden Girls Trivia? Teams will consist of up to four people. Cheesecake will be served. Sign up individually, as a small group, or as an entire team by Friday, February 16 by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 28

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday February 23, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday February 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kids' Book Sale - Friends of the Library

Girl and Books Flying-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comThe Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library will have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games at their popular Kids' Book Sale. Hardcover books are one dollar; paperbacks fifty cents; and DVDs three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome your donations. Questions? Call 860-652-7728.

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

Girl and Books Flying-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comThe Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library will have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games at their popular Kids' Book Sale. Hardcover books are one dollar; paperbacks fifty cents; and DVDs three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome your donations. Questions? Call 860-652-7728.

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

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 26, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday March 2, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 - 4:05 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThe true story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Starring Jessica Chastain. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 4 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.comThe true story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Starring Jessica Chastain. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 4 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday March 5, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
One is W-One-derful

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
From Millennials to Boomers: Financial Advice Built for the Generations

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"Money Talks Mondays"
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or approaching retirement, you experience many of the same financial pressures. Wherever you are on life’s financial journey, join Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital, as he shares some helpful strategies and financial habits from his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, to help get you headed in the right direction. What you will learn:
  common “debt traps” and how to avoid them  how much to invest and what investment vehicles make sense for you  the importance of creating and sticking to a financial plan, regardless of your age and  how fees (obvious and not so obvious) reduce your returns. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins 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 Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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"Money Talks Mondays"
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or approaching retirement, you experience many of the same financial pressures. Wherever you are on life’s financial journey, join Peter Leppones, CFP®, Apella Capital, as he shares some helpful strategies and financial habits from his more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, to help get you headed in the right direction. What you will learn:
  common “debt traps” and how to avoid them  how much to invest and what investment vehicles make sense for you  the importance of creating and sticking to a financial plan, regardless of your age and  how fees (obvious and not so obvious) reduce your returns. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins 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 Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 6, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime I

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 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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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.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

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

Girl Reading to Teddy Bear-copyright JenkoAtaman/Fotolia.comFamilies with children ages 2-6
Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Benefits of Yoga

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

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Wendy Kolanz, Yoga Educator and Certified Yoga Therapist, has studied, practiced and instructed in the aspects of yoga for over forty years. Her students find her emphasis on inner alignment and somatic experience helps them develop greater mobility, strength, balance, suppleness and grace in a supportive atmosphere. She weaves mantra, science and practical philosophy into her classes, helping students achieve greater equilibrium and personal insight.  Session will include a short seated practice and Q&A. Registration is required and begins February 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7717
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

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Wendy Kolanz, Yoga Educator and Certified Yoga Therapist, has studied, practiced and instructed in the aspects of yoga for over forty years. Her students find her emphasis on inner alignment and somatic experience helps them develop greater mobility, strength, balance, suppleness and grace in a supportive atmosphere. She weaves mantra, science and practical philosophy into her classes, helping students achieve greater equilibrium and personal insight.  Session will include a short seated practice and Q&A. Registration is required and begins February 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7717
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Thursday March 8, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start Storytime II

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30- to 45-minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. Preregistration required for this six-week session.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Side-by-Side

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday March 9, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

More opportunities: April 7 and May 19

CONTACT: Meghan Withers-Tong  860-652-7720  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

More opportunities: April 7 and May 19

CONTACT:
  Meghan Withers-Tong
  860.652.7720
  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Introduction to LinkedIn Career Workshop

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Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Employment Selection-copyright MinervaStudio/Fotolia.comIntroduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Employment Selection-copyright MinervaStudio/Fotolia.comIntroduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Improve Your Interview Skills Career Workshop

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Interview Invitation-copyright Gajus/Fotolia.comImprove Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Interview Invitation-copyright Gajus/Fotolia.comImprove Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Job Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Microsoft Excel II: Advanced Formatting

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop which follows Excel Basics. Go beyond the basics with conditional formatting, freezing rows and tables. Basic Excel skills required. All Microsoft classes require that students possess basic or better computer skills plus practice with implementing those skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting February 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop which follows Excel Basics. Go beyond the basics with conditional formatting, freezing rows and tables. Basic Excel skills required. All Microsoft classes require that students possess basic or better computer skills plus practice with implementing those skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting February 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Friday March 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. 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 children and their adults
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, 10:30am-12noon, from January 19 to March 23. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
'READ Local' ~ WTML's Local Connecticut Author Fair

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The Welles-Turner Memorial Library invites published authors to participate in “READ Local,” our Local CT Author Fair. Authors will be afforded the opportunity to meet potential readers and share their talent with the community. The event will also provide authors with an opportunity to promote, sell and sign copies of their work.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application form by December 16, 2017. In addition to the application, authors will be required to submit a hard copy of their book(s), a resume, professional reviews (if available), an image of the cover of your book(s) and a head shot. Library staff will evaluate the applications and respond to all by Friday, December 29, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • First preference will be given to authors living in Glastonbury and its immediate surrounding towns (East Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield)
  • We will only accept authors with works published after 2005.
  • Authors must attend the event and are responsible for their own exhibits, including money, cash boxes, change, products, signage or other items they wish to use. If you wish to use a credit card reader, your unit must operate wirelessly, and its setup and configuration are your responsibility.
  • The library will provide one (1) 6 ft. table and two (2) chairs, but will provide no other assistance. Use of electrical outlets is not guaranteed.
  • Display materials must fit within the confines of the table space. The location cannot accommodate banners, posters, floor displays or wall hangings.
  • The library will promote the event as a library sponsored program but does not endorse, promote or spotlight any one author to the exclusion of the others.
  • Space is limited. The library reserves the right to accept or refuse any application at its discretion. 
  • Participants who are unable to make the event should alert the library by March 1, 2018.
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7718

WTML's Book Stack-Multi-Colored-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library invites published authors to participate in “READ Local,” our Local CT Author Fair. Authors will be afforded the opportunity to meet potential readers and share their talent with the community. The event will also provide authors with an opportunity to promote, sell and sign copies of their work.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application form by December 16, 2017. In addition to the application, authors will be required to submit a hard copy of their book(s), a resume, professional reviews (if available), an image of the cover of your book(s) and a head shot. Library staff will evaluate the applications and respond to all by Friday, December 29, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • First preference will be given to authors living in Glastonbury and its immediate surrounding towns (East Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Portland, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield)
  • We will only accept authors with works published after 2005.
  • Authors must attend the event and are responsible for their own exhibits, including money, cash boxes, change, products, signage or other items they wish to use. If you wish to use a credit card reader, your unit must operate wirelessly, and its setup and configuration are your responsibility.
  • The library will provide one (1) 6 ft. table and two (2) chairs, but will provide no other assistance. Use of electrical outlets is not guaranteed.
  • Display materials must fit within the confines of the table space. The location cannot accommodate banners, posters, floor displays or wall hangings.
  • The library will promote the event as a library sponsored program but does not endorse, promote or spotlight any one author to the exclusion of the others.
  • Space is limited. The library reserves the right to accept or refuse any application at its discretion. 
  • Participants who are unable to make the event should alert the library by March 1, 2018.
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7718
  

Friday March 30, 2018
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Closed Good Friday

The library will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday.

The library will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 1, 2018

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

Tuesday April 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Job Search Strategies for Over 50 Career Workshop

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Woman at Laptop-copyright Kurhan/Fotolia.comJob Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Goodwill Western & Northern CT Logo

Starting Tuesday, March 13, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three one-hour workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn, Improve Your Interview Skills and Job Search Strategies for Over 50 – which will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional career search! A Hartford Goodwill Career Center coach leads the workshops. All workshops start at 10:30 am.  

Introduction to LinkedIn, Tuesday, March 13 ~ LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which is an effective means to make new business contacts inside other organizations. Learn about how you can setup your LinkedIn account to be noticed by potential employers. Limited to 15 participants.

Improve Your Interview Skills, Tuesday, March 20 ~ Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.

Woman at Laptop-copyright Kurhan/Fotolia.comJob Search Strategies for Over 50, Tuesday, April 3 ~ Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging questions on your interview.

Register for each workshop beginning January 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday April 4, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Posture and Pain

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Linda Huntting CongdonNearly 90% of Americans suffer from back, neck and joint pain. Why does this condition affect so many of us while, in some countries, that is not the case? Come join us for a one-hour free introductory workshop based on the bestselling book, 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back by Esther Gokhale. Linda Huntting Congdon, Teacher, The Gokhale Method, demonstrates what healthy, pain-free posture looks like and teaches some techniques to move participants in the right direction to more efficient positioning and movement as a way to reduce or eliminate muscular skeletal pain. Linda has been a massage therapist and wellness instructor for 25 years. She discovered the Gokhale Method through a recommendation from her doctor in hopes of relieving persistent back pain – with stunning results. Registration is required and begins March 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!" 
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion.

Linda Huntting CongdonNearly 90% of Americans suffer from back, neck and joint pain. Why does this condition affect so many of us while, in some countries, that is not the case? Come join us for a one-hour free introductory workshop based on the bestselling book, 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back by Esther Gokhale. Linda Huntting Congdon, Teacher, The Gokhale Method, demonstrates what healthy, pain-free posture looks like and teaches some techniques to move participants in the right direction to more efficient positioning and movement as a way to reduce or eliminate muscular skeletal pain. Linda has been a massage therapist and wellness instructor for 25 years. She discovered the Gokhale Method through a recommendation from her doctor in hopes of relieving persistent back pain – with stunning results. Registration is required and begins March 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Friday April 6, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination ~
In remembrance of civil rights leader MLK, shot 50 years ago this month, join us for a film that celebrates the real life courage and commitment of an interracial couple. Richard and Mildred Loving spent the first nine years of their marriage fighting for their right to live as a family in their Virginian hometown. Their civil rights case went all the way to the Supreme Court and changed the course of history. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 3 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination ~
In remembrance of civil rights leader MLK, shot 50 years ago this month, join us for a film that celebrates the real life courage and commitment of an interracial couple. Richard and Mildred Loving spent the first nine years of their marriage fighting for their right to live as a family in their Virginian hometown. Their civil rights case went all the way to the Supreme Court and changed the course of history. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 3 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

One more opportunity on May 19

CONTACT: Meghan Withers-Tong  860-652-7720  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

One more opportunity on May 19

CONTACT:
  Meghan Withers-Tong
  860.652.7720
  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saving and Finding Files

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which you will learn how your computer is organized and how to find what you are looking for. At the end of class, the student will: * understand basic organization of a computer * know how to save files to a specific place with a descriptive name * know how to find saved files and * understand how to manage files and folders. Prerequisites: good understanding of using a computer and a flash drive or USB for class practice. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting March 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which you will learn how your computer is organized and how to find what you are looking for. At the end of class, the student will: * understand basic organization of a computer * know how to save files to a specific place with a descriptive name * know how to find saved files and * understand how to manage files and folders. Prerequisites: good understanding of using a computer and a flash drive or USB for class practice. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting March 20, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 18, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Night with Pam

Paint Night SunflowerLearn how to paint a real work of art! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting! All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum of 25 (minimum of 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins March 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Paint Night SunflowerLearn how to paint a real work of art! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting! All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum of 25 (minimum of 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins March 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Saturday April 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
'Money Smart Week @ Your Library' ~ Social Security Explained

Money Smart Week 2018 LogoSenior Couple-copyright Monkey Business/Fotolia.comAlmost 74% of Americans voluntarily received reduced retirement income benefits because they don’t know all the facts.* This workshop will cover when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. We will help you avoid the most common mistakes that are made when collecting your benefits and discuss special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits.

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 required starting March 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Money Smart Week 2018 LogoSenior Couple-copyright Monkey Business/Fotolia.comAlmost 74% of Americans voluntarily received reduced retirement income benefits because they don’t know all the facts.* This workshop will cover when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. We will help you avoid the most common mistakes that are made when collecting your benefits and discuss special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits.

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 required starting March 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
What's Happening with My Hormones?

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!"
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion
.

Dr. Jessica WeiWhether you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, fertility issues or difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, the root cause may likely be related to hormone imbalance. Jessica Wei, MD, Ob/Gyn, Functional Medicine practitioner and founder of Women’s Holistic Health, LLC in West Hartford, will provide an overview of how women’s hormones work and what happens when they are not in balance, as well as provide general tips for maintaining or recovering hormone balance through a functional medicine approach. This holistic approach addresses the underlying causes of symptoms to restore health and balance in the body, mind and spirit. Registration required and begins April 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Apple with Heart Seed-copyright frimufilms/Fotolia.com"Build a Better ... You!"
On the first Wednesday of every month (except January) we will host a lecture on health topics, followed by discussion
.

Dr. Jessica WeiWhether you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, fertility issues or difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, the root cause may likely be related to hormone imbalance. Jessica Wei, MD, Ob/Gyn, Functional Medicine practitioner and founder of Women’s Holistic Health, LLC in West Hartford, will provide an overview of how women’s hormones work and what happens when they are not in balance, as well as provide general tips for maintaining or recovering hormone balance through a functional medicine approach. This holistic approach addresses the underlying causes of symptoms to restore health and balance in the body, mind and spirit. Registration required and begins April 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM     

Friday May 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ May the Fourth be with you ~
It’s Star Wars Day, so why not celebrate with an ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert planet dweller and an adorable droid companion? These new heroes unite with old favorites in a battle against a dark regime called the First Order. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 16 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com~ May the Fourth be with you ~
It’s Star Wars Day, so why not celebrate with an ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert planet dweller and an adorable droid companion? These new heroes unite with old favorites in a battle against a dark regime called the First Order. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13; 2 hours 16 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday May 7, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Buying a Home of Your Own

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Learn key steps to purchase a home from start to finish and available options - especially for first-time homebuyers - regarding mortgage financing, underwriting and approval process. Mira Toth, Communication Education, Chelsea Groton Bank, helps you gain insight into whether or not you are ready for homeownership, pitfalls to avoid, and about the awesome mortgage and down payment assistance programs. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting April 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

"Money Talks Mondays"House of Money-copyrighted image
Learn key steps to purchase a home from start to finish and available options - especially for first-time homebuyers - regarding mortgage financing, underwriting and approval process. Mira Toth, Communication Education, Chelsea Groton Bank, helps you gain insight into whether or not you are ready for homeownership, pitfalls to avoid, and about the awesome mortgage and down payment assistance programs. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting April 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Viruses & Malware Basics

Learn about malware threats, how to tell if a computer is infected, and how to install and use a high quality free antivirus program. Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which students will learn what types of malicious software there are, how to tell if their computer is infected and what they can do to protect their computer from malware, spyware and adware. Students must be comfortable navigating the Internet. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting April 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720. 

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Learn about malware threats, how to tell if a computer is infected, and how to install and use a high quality free antivirus program. Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop in which students will learn what types of malicious software there are, how to tell if their computer is infected and what they can do to protect their computer from malware, spyware and adware. Students must be comfortable navigating the Internet. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting April 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720. 

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center (RCC) is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday May 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children age 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 third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Meghan Withers-Tong  860-652-7720  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Student Taking Exam-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 by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Meghan Withers-Tong
  860.652.7720
  meghan.withers-tong@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday May 28, 2018
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Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Friday June 1, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com* Reshowing for canceled snow date *
Based on the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, this comedy follows the antics of three divorced women seeking revenge on their ex-husbands who left them for younger women. Along the way, they learn powerful lessons about life, love and friendship. Starting Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler. Rated PG; 1 hour 45 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Movie Curtain and Lights-copyright Argus/Fotolia.com* Reshowing for canceled snow date *
Based on the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, this comedy follows the antics of three divorced women seeking revenge on their ex-husbands who left them for younger women. Along the way, they learn powerful lessons about life, love and friendship. Starting Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler. Rated PG; 1 hour 45 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday June 4, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
What Do You Mean “There’s More to Retirement Than Just Money?”

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"Money Talks Mondays"
Retiring professionals who are 1-15 years from retiring and want to learn and to prepare to live “the good life” will learn about the six life arenas that we’ll all deal with and need to address in varying degrees before and during retirement. With guidance from Mark Danaher, attendees will complete the Life of Balance activity to see where they are currently in their own life. Five myths about retirement will be unveiled along with four keys to taking action in planning for retirement. The final part of the presentation will share five activities that people can do to live the good life now and into retirement. Registration required and begins May 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“Taking time to plan for all aspects of retirement now will provide a smoother transition from your full-time career to the next chapter of your life.” – Mark Danaher, President and Founder of Retire to the Good Life

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Retire to the Good Life logo

"Money Talks Mondays"
Retiring professionals who are 1-15 years from retiring and want to learn and to prepare to live “the good life” will learn about the six life arenas that we’ll all deal with and need to address in varying degrees before and during retirement. With guidance from Mark Danaher, attendees will complete the Life of Balance activity to see where they are currently in their own life. Five myths about retirement will be unveiled along with four keys to taking action in planning for retirement. The final part of the presentation will share five activities that people can do to live the good life now and into retirement. Registration required and begins May 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

“Taking time to plan for all aspects of retirement now will provide a smoother transition from your full-time career to the next chapter of your life.” – Mark Danaher, President and Founder of Retire to the Good Life

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Monday July 16, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Focus on Fixed Income or Bond Investing

Coin Seedlings-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Focus on Fixed Income or Bond Investing with Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones. This lecture will discuss:   bond characteristics and features how to create a reliable income stream  investment strategy bond selection  diversification and taxes. You will also learn about important concepts like bond quality and the benefits of choosing investments that offer tax advantages. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 18, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Coin Seedlings-copyrighted image"Money Talks Mondays"
Focus on Fixed Income or Bond Investing with Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones. This lecture will discuss:   bond characteristics and features how to create a reliable income stream  investment strategy bond selection  diversification and taxes. You will also learn about important concepts like bond quality and the benefits of choosing investments that offer tax advantages. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 18, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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     

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

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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     

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

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"Money Talks Mondays"
Aldo Pantano
from the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, State Office of Policy and Management, discusses the state’s program that can help in planning future long-term care needs.

The session will educate state residents to better understand the challenges regarding long-term care and how these challenges can impact families and communities. The presentation will clarify misunderstandings and misconceptions about what long-term care is and what it is not; who needs it; who pays for it and who does not. Included is a discussion about where long-term care situations fit in with Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more. This seminar provides a thorough explanation of the unique value and solutions that the Partnership offers Connecticut residents. If you are 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies assure you of the highest quality standards. They are affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years.

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     

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     


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