Tuesday June 2, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Goslings ~ A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
The registration period has ended.

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Little Bookworms ~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday afternoons via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
The registration period has ended.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday afternoons via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate - CANCELLED

Michael LeporePoetry

*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***
Stop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the first Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetry

*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***
Stop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the first Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
   barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

Wednesday June 3, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pajama Stories ~ A Virtual Storytime

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 59 spaces available.

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 59 spaces available.

Thursday June 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Thursday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 59 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Thursday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 59 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fashionably Connecticut: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, 1860-1960 ~ Virtual Program

Woman Driving 1960s-copyrighted imageMen's Hat-Clipart LibraryMaybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live. You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. Registration begins May 7, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address).

Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

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: Virtual Session
There are 24 spaces available.

Woman Driving 1960s-copyrighted imageMen's Hat-Clipart LibraryMaybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live. You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. Registration begins May 7, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address).

Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

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: Virtual Session

There are 24 spaces available.

Friday June 5, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ High Noon - CANCELLED

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageHigh Noon DVD Cover*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***

A retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald. Rated PG; 1 hr. 25 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"High Noon" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

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

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageHigh Noon DVD Cover*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***

A retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald. Rated PG; 1 hr. 25 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"High Noon" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday June 7, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Goslings ~ A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 30 spaces available.

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Little Bookworms ~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday afternoons via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 60 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday afternoons via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 60 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online Safety Tips ~ Virtual Program

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Get a crash course on cybersecurity with John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions. Learn how to safely access the web while exploring sites like online shopping.

Registration begins May 12, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 19 spaces available.

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John Pastorelle-image appears with permission

 

Get a crash course on cybersecurity with John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions. Learn how to safely access the web while exploring sites like online shopping.

Registration begins May 12, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday June 10, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pajama Stories ~ A Virtual Storytime

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 60 spaces available.

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 60 spaces available.

Thursday June 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Thursday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 60 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Thursday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! 
Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 60 spaces available.

Sunday June 14, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Thursday June 18, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials ~ Virtual Program

Flower and Bee-copyrighted imageHummingbird-copyrighted imageJohn Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented. Comments and questions are welcome throughout the program.

Registration begins May 21, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. 

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

About the presenter: In addition to his work as a Certified Organic Landscape Professional, John promotes pollinator habitat through his participation in the Western Massachusetts Pollinator Network and is active in establishing community orchards for local food resilience as a member of Grow Food Amherst and Help Yourself Northampton. John is a member of the Ecological Landscapers Association and is an accredited Organic Landscape Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 44 spaces available.

Flower and Bee-copyrighted imageHummingbird-copyrighted imageJohn Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented. Comments and questions are welcome throughout the program.

Registration begins May 21, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. 

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

About the presenter: In addition to his work as a Certified Organic Landscape Professional, John promotes pollinator habitat through his participation in the Western Massachusetts Pollinator Network and is active in establishing community orchards for local food resilience as a member of Grow Food Amherst and Help Yourself Northampton. John is a member of the Ecological Landscapers Association and is an accredited Organic Landscape Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 44 spaces available.

Saturday June 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-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, virtual practice tests for the ACT and SAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference 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: Virtual Session
There are many spaces available.

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-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, virtual practice tests for the ACT and SAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference 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: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Sunday June 21, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Wednesday June 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering

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With the library temporarily closed, we've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

Adults age 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional Cookbook Club discussion on Zoom. BYOB ... or wine!

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make your favorite summer treat. We would love to hear the story behind your treat of choice. Please use what you have in your homes, as we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time. Whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

June's Cookbook Club: Summer Treats!

Online registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. 

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 20 spaces available.

Summer Food-copyrighted imageCookbook Club Logo

With the library temporarily closed, we've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

Adults age 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional Cookbook Club discussion on Zoom. BYOB ... or wine!

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make your favorite summer treat. We would love to hear the story behind your treat of choice. Please use what you have in your homes, as we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time. Whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

June's Cookbook Club: Summer Treats!

Online registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. 

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday June 25, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom!Book Discussion-copyrighted imageBooks on Tap Logo

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales.

After virtual cheers, we will dive into the books we read from a specific genre. We will explore a new genre each month until we can meet in person again. With a valid library card, you can explore our online offerings to find a title that fits the genre. Or, search through your own collection!

June's pick: Young Adult Genre

Registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

*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  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 19 spaces available.

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom!Book Discussion-copyrighted imageBooks on Tap Logo

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales.

After virtual cheers, we will dive into the books we read from a specific genre. We will explore a new genre each month until we can meet in person again. With a valid library card, you can explore our online offerings to find a title that fits the genre. Or, search through your own collection!

June's pick: Young Adult Genre

Registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

*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
   kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 19 spaces available.

Sunday June 28, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Tuesday June 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Smart Market - Smart Money ~ Virtual Program

Are your assets and investments protected from turbulent markets? Join Michael Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services at this online event to learn how:

Piggy Bank with Face Mask-copyrighted image

  • COVID-19 has affected the market already and what's to come in the future.
  • your portfolio should be structured for your needs as you approach retirement, and why it may need to be different.
  • to protect your money in the case of major market corrections.
  • to spot the red flags you will need to know that signal a recession.
  • trade wars effect the markets and what you should do.
  • to fortify your portfolio to minimize losses in a recession. 
  • presidential elections might drastically effect the next 8 years of your retirement plan.
  • ... and more!

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

Click here to register.

About the presenter: Michael Alimo is a 30-year industry veteran. He started his career early on the floor of the stock exchange on Wall Street. For the past 18 years, Mr. Alimo has served clientele around CT and New England at USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC and has hosted hundreds of workshops for his local communities about a variety of financial and planning topics.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session

Are your assets and investments protected from turbulent markets? Join Michael Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services at this online event to learn how:

Piggy Bank with Face Mask-copyrighted image

  • COVID-19 has affected the market already and what's to come in the future.
  • your portfolio should be structured for your needs as you approach retirement, and why it may need to be different.
  • to protect your money in the case of major market corrections.
  • to spot the red flags you will need to know that signal a recession.
  • trade wars effect the markets and what you should do.
  • to fortify your portfolio to minimize losses in a recession. 
  • presidential elections might drastically effect the next 8 years of your retirement plan.
  • ... and more!

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

Click here to register.

About the presenter: Michael Alimo is a 30-year industry veteran. He started his career early on the floor of the stock exchange on Wall Street. For the past 18 years, Mr. Alimo has served clientele around CT and New England at USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC and has hosted hundreds of workshops for his local communities about a variety of financial and planning topics.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Friday July 3, 2020
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Closed Independence Day

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Saturday July 4, 2020
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Closed Independence Day

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Sunday July 5, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Saturday July 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-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, virtual practice tests for the ACT and SAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference 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: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-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, virtual practice tests for the ACT and SAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference 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: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 12, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday July 13, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Program: Homemade Fettuccine ~ Virtual Program

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionFettuccine-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make some homemade fettuccine! You’ll learn how to mix, knead, roll and cut your own fettuccine, and have it for dinner with your favorite sauce. All you’ll need for this program are: a rolling pin, flour, 2 eggs, olive oil and salt. That’s it! This program will be conducted using Zoom. Registration begins June 15, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

 

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionFettuccine-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make some homemade fettuccine! You’ll learn how to mix, knead, roll and cut your own fettuccine, and have it for dinner with your favorite sauce. All you’ll need for this program are: a rolling pin, flour, 2 eggs, olive oil and salt. That’s it! This program will be conducted using Zoom. Registration begins June 15, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

 

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 19, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Thursday July 23, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Meditation for Teens: Dealing with Stress ~ Virtual Program

Teen Meditating-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. Young adults today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world; however, meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the pains of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging Virtual workshop, you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try it out! Please join Eileen Carlotto, who has been meditating for over 30 years. 

Registration begins June 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Teen Meditating-copyrighted imageFor teens entering grades 7-12
The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. Young adults today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world; however, meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the pains of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging Virtual workshop, you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try it out! Please join Eileen Carlotto, who has been meditating for over 30 years. 

Registration begins June 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720 and leaving a message (be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email address). Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account. 

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 26, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 2, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 9, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 16, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Saturday August 22, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Homegrown String Band Concert

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permission*** Rescheduled from May 2 ***
A family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting July 25, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720. 

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

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permission*** Rescheduled from May 2 ***
A family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting July 25, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Sunday August 23, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday August 30, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Sunday September 6, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday September 7, 2020

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Thursday October 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
That’s Weird! History is strange ~ take a second look!

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting September 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting September 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 12, 2020
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours ~ Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 27, 2020
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday December 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christmas in the Colonies

Apple PeelerValya and Ehris UrbanChristmas in the New England colonies was, for the most part, just another day. Celebrating Christmas was outlawed in most of New England. Puritans and Protestants detested the entire celebration and likened it to “pagan rituals.” But some colonists enjoyed an array of festivities, such as singing carols, decorating their homes and hosting feasts. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for a Colonial Christmas experience, complete with walnut boat races (to find out if you’ll live to see 2021!), apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse), apple howling (for a bountiful harvest), apple seed prophecies and a group wassail carol. Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, 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 Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Apple PeelerValya and Ehris UrbanChristmas in the New England colonies was, for the most part, just another day. Celebrating Christmas was outlawed in most of New England. Puritans and Protestants detested the entire celebration and likened it to “pagan rituals.” But some colonists enjoyed an array of festivities, such as singing carols, decorating their homes and hosting feasts. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for a Colonial Christmas experience, complete with walnut boat races (to find out if you’ll live to see 2021!), apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse), apple howling (for a bountiful harvest), apple seed prophecies and a group wassail carol. Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, 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 Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday December 24, 2020
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Special Hours ~ Christmas Eve

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

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

Friday December 25, 2020

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

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

Thursday December 31, 2020
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Special Hours ~ New Year's Eve

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

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

Friday January 1, 2021
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Closed New Year's Day

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

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


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