Monday January 27, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

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

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail ~ EVENT FULL

Hiking the Appalachian Trail-appears with permission*** The event is full ~ thank you for your interest in this program ***
Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. Signed copies of Sam’s book, Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail, will be available for purchase after the program. Seating is limited, so registration begins December 31, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long-distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

Snow date: Tuesday, February 4 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
The registration period has ended.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail-appears with permission*** The event is full ~ thank you for your interest in this program ***
Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. Signed copies of Sam’s book, Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail, will be available for purchase after the program. Seating is limited, so registration begins December 31, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long-distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

Snow date: Tuesday, February 4 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Puzzle Day

PuzzleFor families with children of all ages
It’s National Puzzle Day! Puzzles of all sorts, for all ages will be available all day. At 4:15 pm, kids will be challenged to go head-to-head with the librarians to see who can complete a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle first. No registration needed.

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

PuzzleFor families with children of all ages
It’s National Puzzle Day! Puzzles of all sorts, for all ages will be available all day. At 4:15 pm, kids will be challenged to go head-to-head with the librarians to see who can complete a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle first. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Whole Foods Cookbook CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: The Whole Foods Cookbook by John Mackey. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Whole Foods Cookbook CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: The Whole Foods Cookbook by John Mackey. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday January 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: DIY Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate-Clipart LibraryAlmost everyone loves having a hot chocolate on a cold winter day. The only thing better is adding a ton of elaborate ingredients to create your own hot chocolate concoction! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting January 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Note: In the case of food allergies, you may bring your own ingredients. Speak to a librarian for ingredient details.

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

Hot Chocolate-Clipart LibraryAlmost everyone loves having a hot chocolate on a cold winter day. The only thing better is adding a ton of elaborate ingredients to create your own hot chocolate concoction! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting January 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Note: In the case of food allergies, you may bring your own ingredients. Speak to a librarian for ingredient details.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday January 31, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Saturday February 1, 2020
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9:25 AM - 4:30 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day

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For families with children of all ages

Join libraries across the United States and around the world as we celebrate the 9th Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Families are encouraged to visit and explore the many offerings of the library. Along with the special programs listed below, other activities, crafts and refreshments will be set out in the Children’s Department throughout the day. All of the programs are free and open to the public.

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

Take Your Child to the Library Day LogoRabbit Family-copyrighted image
For families with children of all ages

Join libraries across the United States and around the world as we celebrate the 9th Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Families are encouraged to visit and explore the many offerings of the library. Along with the special programs listed below, other activities, crafts and refreshments will be set out in the Children’s Department throughout the day. All of the programs are free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Take Your Child to the Library Day: R-E-A-D-O!

R-E-A-D-O CardTake Your Child to the Library Day Logo
For families with children of all ages

Families can start the day with a game of R-E-A-D-O! Fill the game card to make a line across, down or diagonally as the names of children’s book characters are called out. No registration needed.

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

R-E-A-D-O CardTake Your Child to the Library Day Logo
For families with children of all ages

Families can start the day with a game of R-E-A-D-O! Fill the game card to make a line across, down or diagonally as the names of children’s book characters are called out. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day: LEGO® FAMILY CHALLENGE

Take Your Child to the Library Day LogoLego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 4 & up
Timed challenges will test your family’s creativity and building skills. Drop in anytime during the program as new challenges begin every 10 minutes. Children under age 4 may participate with the family, but please be wary of small pieces. No registration needed.

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

Take Your Child to the Library Day LogoLego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 4 & up
Timed challenges will test your family’s creativity and building skills. Drop in anytime during the program as new challenges begin every 10 minutes. Children under age 4 may participate with the family, but please be wary of small pieces. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Take Your Child to the Library Day: DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

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For families with children of all ages
The best part of winter is being able to build a snowman ... but not an ordinary snowman, a magic snowman! Greg McAdams will present a magic and comedy show fun for all. This family program will run about 45 minutes. No registration needed.

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

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For families with children of all ages
The best part of winter is being able to build a snowman ... but not an ordinary snowman, a magic snowman! Greg McAdams will present a magic and comedy show fun for all. This family program will run about 45 minutes. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 3, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

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

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

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

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Computer Basics: Internet

Internet Searching Woman-copyrighted imageLearn the basics of navigating through the world wide web and performing searches. Experience with a mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin January 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
There are 5 spaces available.

Internet Searching Woman-copyrighted imageLearn the basics of navigating through the world wide web and performing searches. Experience with a mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin January 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins January 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins January 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Thursday February 6, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood

Katherine Hepburn-With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in American society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Tuesday, February 11

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

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

Katherine Hepburn-With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in American society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Tuesday, February 11

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Friday February 7, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Moonstruck

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageMoonstruck DVD CoverA Brooklyn widow, engaged to a mama’s boy, falls in love with her fiancé’s brother. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia and Danny Aiello. Rated PG; 1 hr. 42 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Moonstruck" DVD Cover © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

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

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageMoonstruck DVD CoverA Brooklyn widow, engaged to a mama’s boy, falls in love with her fiancé’s brother. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia and Danny Aiello. Rated PG; 1 hr. 42 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Moonstruck" DVD Cover © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday February 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunar New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year RatFor families with children of all ages
Learn about the Year of the Rat and the Chinese zodiac. Enjoy stories and crafts, and participate in a dragon dance. A special performance by the Hartt School Chinese Music Ensemble begins at 10:30am. Come anytime during the time period. This is not a drop-off program. No registration needed. 

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

Chinese New Year RatFor families with children of all ages
Learn about the Year of the Rat and the Chinese zodiac. Enjoy stories and crafts, and participate in a dragon dance. A special performance by the Hartt School Chinese Music Ensemble begins at 10:30am. Come anytime during the time period. This is not a drop-off program. No registration needed. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Program: Valentine's Day Card Making

Envelope with Hearts-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Noble to learn how to make a Valentine’s Day themed greeting card! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Envelope with Hearts-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Noble to learn how to make a Valentine’s Day themed greeting card! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday February 10, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

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

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

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

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

"World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Forced by circumstance to unite, three find their strength, courage and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival."

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

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

"World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Forced by circumstance to unite, three find their strength, courage and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival."

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Program: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Make-and-Take

Heart-Clipart LibraryChocolate-copyrighted imageTeens, come join us for an evening all about chocolate! Presenter Kim Larkin will highlight the history of chocolate, share some fun chocolate trivia, and then you’ll be able to make your own Valentine’s Day chocolate treats! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting January 15, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: Chocolate used in this program is produced in facilities that use tree nuts and coconut.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 19

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 13 spaces available.

Heart-Clipart LibraryChocolate-copyrighted imageTeens, come join us for an evening all about chocolate! Presenter Kim Larkin will highlight the history of chocolate, share some fun chocolate trivia, and then you’ll be able to make your own Valentine’s Day chocolate treats! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting January 15, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: Chocolate used in this program is produced in facilities that use tree nuts and coconut.

Snow date: Wednesday, February 19

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday February 13, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday February 14, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday February 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning January 17, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning January 17, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday February 17, 2020
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Closed Presidents' Day

The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday February 20, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Night with Pam

Paint Night-Starry Night MasterpieceLearn 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. Space is limited, so registration is required starting January 23, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Monday, February 24 @ 6:30 pm

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

Paint Night-Starry Night MasterpieceLearn 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. Space is limited, so registration is required starting January 23, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Monday, February 24 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Friday February 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Monday February 24, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

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

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

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

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stephen King: American Master

A creepy corpus of facts about Stephen King and his work!

Stephen King: American Master Book CoverAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and works of one of America's most popular writers and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. This lecture covers all of King's writings - novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry and more. Also illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King's life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts and co-authors. This presentation is given by a King authority. Author and retired University of New Haven professor Stephen Spignesi presents an entertaining and informative look at one of the world's most significant and popular writers. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting January 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. Christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Spignesi has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 3

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

A creepy corpus of facts about Stephen King and his work!

Stephen King: American Master Book CoverAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and works of one of America's most popular writers and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. This lecture covers all of King's writings - novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry and more. Also illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King's life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts and co-authors. This presentation is given by a King authority. Author and retired University of New Haven professor Stephen Spignesi presents an entertaining and informative look at one of the world's most significant and popular writers. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting January 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. Christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Spignesi has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 3

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Food52 Genius Desserts Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Food52 Genius Desserts Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday February 27, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen KingBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King. 

"It’s 1974 when 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson is offered a magic box by a man named Richard Farris, whom she meets at the top of one of the cliffside Suicide Stairs in Castle Rock, Maine. Farris wears a “small neat black hat” and seems to know just who Gwendy is and what she wants." 

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen KingBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King. 

"It’s 1974 when 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson is offered a magic box by a man named Richard Farris, whom she meets at the top of one of the cliffside Suicide Stairs in Castle Rock, Maine. Farris wears a “small neat black hat” and seems to know just who Gwendy is and what she wants." 

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Friday February 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Monday March 2, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

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

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

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

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Cat in Hat-copyrighted imageFor all ages
Stories galore, games and more. Sing, eat cake and celebrate! Join Dr. Seuss fans across the United States for Read Across America. No registration needed.

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

Cat in Hat-copyrighted imageFor all ages
Stories galore, games and more. Sing, eat cake and celebrate! Join Dr. Seuss fans across the United States for Read Across America. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Computer Basics: Internet

Computer Email-copyrighted imageWant to get an e-mail account but don’t know where to start? Come to this intro class, where we’ll start by setting up a Gmail account. We’ll also learn how to send and receive emails, download attachments such as pictures and documents, forward, delete and print emails, and more. Experience with mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin February 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Computer Email-copyrighted imageWant to get an e-mail account but don’t know where to start? Come to this intro class, where we’ll start by setting up a Gmail account. We’ll also learn how to send and receive emails, download attachments such as pictures and documents, forward, delete and print emails, and more. Experience with mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin February 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

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

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

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required 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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required 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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday March 5, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tax Free in Retirement

Scissor Cut Tax-copyrighted imageHappy Retired Couple-copyrighted imageJoin Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax-free retirement. Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down; unfortunately for most, this may not be the case. Discover how you can safely build a tax-favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information about retirement strategies is available on their website.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Scissor Cut Tax-copyrighted imageHappy Retired Couple-copyrighted imageJoin Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax-free retirement. Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down; unfortunately for most, this may not be the case. Discover how you can safely build a tax-favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information about retirement strategies is available on their website.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday March 6, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

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

Mother and Child Reading

For 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 is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Yesterday

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageYesterday DVD Cover-copyrighted imageAfter a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. Rated PG-13; 1 hr. 56 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Yesterday" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

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

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageYesterday DVD Cover-copyrighted imageAfter a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. Rated PG-13; 1 hr. 56 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Yesterday" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. Registration not required. This month, we're reading Circe by Madeline Miller. 

"Despised by her divine family, Circe discovers her powers of sorcery when she turns a human fisherman into a god. When he spurns her for another nymph, Scylla, Circe transforms her rival into a horrific sea monster who becomes the scourge of all sailors – an act that will haunt Circe for the rest of her life."

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

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. Registration not required. This month, we're reading Circe by Madeline Miller. 

"Despised by her divine family, Circe discovers her powers of sorcery when she turns a human fisherman into a god. When he spurns her for another nymph, Scylla, Circe transforms her rival into a horrific sea monster who becomes the scourge of all sailors – an act that will haunt Circe for the rest of her life."

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday March 12, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Program: Emoji Cookies

Emoji Cookies-courtesy of Icing on the CakeTeens, come join instructor Jan Holland of Icing on the Cake to learn the basics of working with fondant! In this workshop, you will be able to decorate four emoji cookies of your own design. Embellish cookies with fondant circles, and add your choice of facial expressions using cutters and edible markers. This is a fun and tasty introduction to decorating with fondant! Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: The fondant used in this program is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, eggs, milk and soy products.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Emoji Cookies-courtesy of Icing on the CakeTeens, come join instructor Jan Holland of Icing on the Cake to learn the basics of working with fondant! In this workshop, you will be able to decorate four emoji cookies of your own design. Embellish cookies with fondant circles, and add your choice of facial expressions using cutters and edible markers. This is a fun and tasty introduction to decorating with fondant! Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: The fondant used in this program is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, eggs, milk and soy products.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday March 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday March 18, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Holding Letter-copyrighted imageC2 Education LogoFor teens and parents
The college admissions process is nearly over, and now it is time to choose a college! C2 Education has partnered with the University of Hartford to provide information about the different financial aid opportunities that you may receive. Come with your award letters, and hear from a financial aid representative about how much aid you're actually being offered, which monies are free and what needs to be paid back, and what the next steps are to enrolling. We will also discuss where to look for outside scholarships. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 19, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Holding Letter-copyrighted imageC2 Education LogoFor teens and parents
The college admissions process is nearly over, and now it is time to choose a college! C2 Education has partnered with the University of Hartford to provide information about the different financial aid opportunities that you may receive. Come with your award letters, and hear from a financial aid representative about how much aid you're actually being offered, which monies are free and what needs to be paid back, and what the next steps are to enrolling. We will also discuss where to look for outside scholarships. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 19, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday March 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 20, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 20, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday March 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning February 21, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning February 21, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume

Perfume Bottle-Clipart LibraryEhris and Velya UrbanDitch your store-bought perfume with this hands-on workshop with Grounded Goodwife! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting February 25, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenters: Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and  attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner and "herstory unsanitized" expert. As "Grounded Goodwife," this funny and frank mother/daughter duo believe in taking inner responsibility for one's wellness and shape their "recipe" for wholeness through holistic workshops and gal power presentations.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Perfume Bottle-Clipart LibraryEhris and Velya UrbanDitch your store-bought perfume with this hands-on workshop with Grounded Goodwife! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting February 25, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenters: Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and  attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner and "herstory unsanitized" expert. As "Grounded Goodwife," this funny and frank mother/daughter duo believe in taking inner responsibility for one's wellness and shape their "recipe" for wholeness through holistic workshops and gal power presentations.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday March 25, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Mastering the Art of French Cooking V.2 Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2 by Julia Child. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Mastering the Art of French Cooking V.2 Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2 by Julia Child. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday March 26, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

Books on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

"In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS: an expansive virtual reality universe created by eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger."

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Books on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

"In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS: an expansive virtual reality universe created by eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger."

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Wednesday April 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 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, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 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, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Friday April 3, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ A League of Their Own

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageA League of Their Own DVD CoverA look at the first women’s professional baseball league focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell. Rated PG; 2 hr. 8 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"A League of Their Own" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageA League of Their Own DVD CoverA look at the first women’s professional baseball league focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell. Rated PG; 2 hr. 8 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"A League of Their Own" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Media Basics for Seniors

Woman-Speech Bubble-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionLearn the basics of various social media platforms. John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will dive into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkenIn, Youtube, Tumblr, Google+, Blogs, Wikis and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting March 11, 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 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Woman-Speech Bubble-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionLearn the basics of various social media platforms. John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will dive into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkenIn, Youtube, Tumblr, Google+, Blogs, Wikis and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting March 11, 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 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday April 9, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy-copyrighted imagePresenter Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations, LLC highlights the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Join us to craft fabric aromatherapy dream pillows, create healing foot soaking salts and make deconstructed rustic soaps ~ all using dried botanicals and oils. Relaxing music and herbal teas add to this calming, creative experience! Space is limited, so registration is required and begins March 12, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Aromatherapy-copyrighted imagePresenter Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations, LLC highlights the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Join us to craft fabric aromatherapy dream pillows, create healing foot soaking salts and make deconstructed rustic soaps ~ all using dried botanicals and oils. Relaxing music and herbal teas add to this calming, creative experience! Space is limited, so registration is required and begins March 12, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday April 10, 2020
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Closed Good Friday

The library will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

The library will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 12, 2020

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

Lost Roses Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. Registration not required. This month, we're reading Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. 

"Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend."

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

Lost Roses Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. Registration not required. This month, we're reading Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. 

"Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend."

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday April 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

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

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning March 20, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning March 20, online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session. 

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Love Real Food Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Love Real Food Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday April 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

"As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer."

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

"As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer."

Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Friday May 1, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ It’s Complicated

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageIt's Complicated DVD CoverA divorced couple rediscover their passion for one another after their son’s college graduation and must deal with the complications posed by their current love interests. Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Lake Bell. Rated R; 2 hr. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"It's Complicated" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures