Monday January 25, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many spaces available.

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday January 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three January dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 13 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three January dates.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Disney Trivia ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Mickey Mouse Silhouette-Clipart LibraryFor teens in grades 7-12
Fireworks-copyrighted imageTeens, grab your family and get ready to enjoy a night of testing your knowledge of all things Disney! From animation to theme parks to LucasFilm to ESPN - if it's part of the Disney family, get ready to put your thinking cap on about it! Get ready to test your brain, laugh, sing along and learn some fun new facts as we explore the whole Wonderful World. This program is meant for teen dreamers and their families, so grab your ears and get ready for a good time! Registration begins December 29, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. We are accepting a maximum of 20 teams with no more than six people per team.

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

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

Mickey Mouse Silhouette-Clipart LibraryFor teens in grades 7-12
Fireworks-copyrighted imageTeens, grab your family and get ready to enjoy a night of testing your knowledge of all things Disney! From animation to theme parks to LucasFilm to ESPN - if it's part of the Disney family, get ready to put your thinking cap on about it! Get ready to test your brain, laugh, sing along and learn some fun new facts as we explore the whole Wonderful World. This program is meant for teen dreamers and their families, so grab your ears and get ready for a good time! Registration begins December 29, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. We are accepting a maximum of 20 teams with no more than six people per team.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday January 27, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nutmeg Nibbles: Restart ~ A Virtual Book Discussion

Restart Book CoverNutmeg LogoFor kids in grades 4-6
Restart by Gordon Korman, a story about new beginnings, is the perfect read for the new year. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease on Zoom for a discussion of this 2021 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Registration begins January 6. 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: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 16 spaces available.

Restart Book CoverNutmeg LogoFor kids in grades 4-6
Restart by Gordon Korman, a story about new beginnings, is the perfect read for the new year. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease on Zoom for a discussion of this 2021 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Registration begins January 6. 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:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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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!

Pot Dancing-copyrighted imageJanuary's Cookbook Club: Serious Eats Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from the Serious Eats Blog! Feel free to pick any Serious Eats recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 16 spaces available.

Cookbook 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!

Pot Dancing-copyrighted imageJanuary's Cookbook Club: Serious Eats Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from the Serious Eats Blog! Feel free to pick any Serious Eats recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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
   annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 16 spaces available.

Thursday January 28, 2021
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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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 28 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Modern Romance Book CoverJanuary's pick: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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 15 spaces available.

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Modern Romance Book CoverJanuary's pick: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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 15 spaces available.

Monday February 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many spaces available.

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 20 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Grandfather and Grandchild-copyrighted imageFamilySearch LogoInterested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. Registration begins January 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program and more.

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

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

Grandfather and Grandchild-copyrighted imageFamilySearch LogoInterested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. Registration begins January 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program and more.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 44 spaces available.

Thursday February 4, 2021
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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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many spaces available.

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 23 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cut the Cord on Cable TV ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Cut the Cord TVJames Gifford-appears with permissionWant to break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices? James Gifford will teach attendees how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options, many of which are free! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services streaming - as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV - can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise - just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control ... Come learn how to "Cut the Cord!" Registration begins January 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 52 spaces available.

Cut the Cord TVJames Gifford-appears with permissionWant to break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices? James Gifford will teach attendees how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options, many of which are free! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services streaming - as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV - can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise - just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control ... Come learn how to "Cut the Cord!" Registration begins January 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 52 spaces available.

Thursday February 11, 2021
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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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Connecticut’s African American Heroines ~ Virtual Program for Teens

CTs African American Heroes-CT Womens Hall of FameFor teens in grades 7-12
African Americans have played a major role in the development of our state, our nation and our world. African American women from Connecticut are no exception! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, and learn about some of Connecticut's most remarkable African American heroines. From women's rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you'll be inspired as we explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut. Registration begins January 14, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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
There are 25 spaces available.

CTs African American Heroes-CT Womens Hall of FameFor teens in grades 7-12
African Americans have played a major role in the development of our state, our nation and our world. African American women from Connecticut are no exception! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, and learn about some of Connecticut's most remarkable African American heroines. From women's rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you'll be inspired as we explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut. Registration begins January 14, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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

There are 25 spaces available.

Saturday February 13, 2021
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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, SAT and PSAT 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

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, SAT and PSAT 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


Monday February 15, 2021
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Closed Presidents' Day

The library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 23 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Heather Casale of Sacred Rivers Yoga for a virtual yoga class! This class will incorporate the physical and meditative benefits of yoga while trying to help you gain a deeper understanding of your practice. The instructor will lead you through fluid, dance-like movements while connecting you to your breath. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and to connect with your body. Registration begins January 19, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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
There are 20 spaces available.

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Heather Casale of Sacred Rivers Yoga for a virtual yoga class! This class will incorporate the physical and meditative benefits of yoga while trying to help you gain a deeper understanding of your practice. The instructor will lead you through fluid, dance-like movements while connecting you to your breath. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and to connect with your body. Registration begins January 19, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday February 18, 2021
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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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
What is the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care? ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Middle-Aged Couple-copyrighted imageCT Partnership for L-T Care LogoYou have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 21, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 73 spaces available.

Middle-Aged Couple-copyrighted imageCT Partnership for L-T Care LogoYou have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 21, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 73 spaces available.

Monday February 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many spaces available.

Boy Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 23 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday 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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four February dates.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Night ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Winter Lake-Pams Picassos

Teens in grades 7-12, learn how to paint a real painting while at home! This is a virtual program that will be held via ZoomFollow along on with instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. For this class, we will be painting a nighttime winter scene. Registration begins January 26, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Paint kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, February 16. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time.

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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Winter Lake-Pams Picassos

Teens in grades 7-12, learn how to paint a real painting while at home! This is a virtual program that will be held via ZoomFollow along on with instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. For this class, we will be painting a nighttime winter scene. Registration begins January 26, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Paint kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, February 16. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time.

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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday February 24, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Cookbook 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!

Skillet Pizza-copyrighted imageFebruary's Cookbook Club: The Pioneer Woman’s Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from The Pioneer Woman’s Blog! Feel free to pick any Pioneer Woman recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook 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!

Skillet Pizza-copyrighted imageFebruary's Cookbook Club: The Pioneer Woman’s Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from The Pioneer Woman’s Blog! Feel free to pick any Pioneer Woman recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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
   annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday February 25, 2021
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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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are many 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in January and February.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
   renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

My Sister the Serial Killer Book coverFebruary's pick: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

My Sister the Serial Killer Book coverFebruary's pick: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday March 1, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tales from Connecticut's Aviation History ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Charles Hamilton Flying Machine-Wikimedia CommonsJohn Cilio-appears with permissionDid you know that one of the pioneers of aerial photography was from Connecticut? Join us in welcoming John Cilio, presenting stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Covering 17 decades, there are many celebrated Connecticut accomplishments that helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers. Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community critical engines, instruments and technologies? Our state created history and contributed to the nation’s overall leadership in aviation. Registration begins February 1, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Charles Hamilton Flying Machine-Wikimedia CommonsJohn Cilio-appears with permissionDid you know that one of the pioneers of aerial photography was from Connecticut? Join us in welcoming John Cilio, presenting stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Covering 17 decades, there are many celebrated Connecticut accomplishments that helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers. Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community critical engines, instruments and technologies? Our state created history and contributed to the nation’s overall leadership in aviation. Registration begins February 1, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 2, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Heather Casale of Sacred Rivers Yoga for a virtual yoga class! This class will incorporate the physical and meditative benefits of yoga while trying to help you gain a deeper understanding of your practice. The instructor will lead you through fluid, dance-like movements while connecting you to your breath. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and to connect with your body. Registration begins February 2, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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 Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join Heather Casale of Sacred Rivers Yoga for a virtual yoga class! This class will incorporate the physical and meditative benefits of yoga while trying to help you gain a deeper understanding of your practice. The instructor will lead you through fluid, dance-like movements while connecting you to your breath. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and to connect with your body. Registration begins February 2, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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 Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 9, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
How to Use Your iPhone Camera Like a Pro ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Richard Laird-appears with permission

Use your iPhone camera like a pro! Join professional photographer Richard Laird for a Zoom class and learn the 7 tips that will allow you to shoot like a pro. Please download Snapseed (free) from the App Store prior to class. For the best experience, access Zoom on a device other than your phone so you can use your phone camera as you learn. Registration begins February 9, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Richard Laird began studying photography in New York City in 1974. He became a full-time professional photographer in 1982 and specialized in corporate portraiture and stock photography, including a Time Magazine cover. He is a member of Getty Images, the foremost Stock Photo Agency in the USA. Examples of his work can be seen on Instagram under richard.laird.566.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Richard Laird-appears with permission

Use your iPhone camera like a pro! Join professional photographer Richard Laird for a Zoom class and learn the 7 tips that will allow you to shoot like a pro. Please download Snapseed (free) from the App Store prior to class. For the best experience, access Zoom on a device other than your phone so you can use your phone camera as you learn. Registration begins February 9, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Richard Laird began studying photography in New York City in 1974. He became a full-time professional photographer in 1982 and specialized in corporate portraiture and stock photography, including a Time Magazine cover. He is a member of Getty Images, the foremost Stock Photo Agency in the USA. Examples of his work can be seen on Instagram under richard.laird.566.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday March 11, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Play the Ukulele, Part 1 ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Ukuleles-courtesy of presenterJulie Stepanek-appears with permissionFor teens in grades 7-12
Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she demonstrates the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be playing the ukulele! No experience necessary.
Please note this is the first class in a two-part series. It is recommended that you attend both classes. Part 2 will be held on Thursday, March 18. 

If you need to borrow a ukulele, instruments will be available for checkout from the library beginning Thursday, March 4. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You must have a valid library card to check out an instrument. Instruments must be returned to the library at the conclusion of the series.

Registration begins February 11, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. When you register for Part 1, you will automatically be enrolled in Part 2. Registration with a valid email address is required 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, February 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Ukuleles-courtesy of presenterJulie Stepanek-appears with permissionFor teens in grades 7-12
Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she demonstrates the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be playing the ukulele! No experience necessary.
Please note this is the first class in a two-part series. It is recommended that you attend both classes. Part 2 will be held on Thursday, March 18. 

If you need to borrow a ukulele, instruments will be available for checkout from the library beginning Thursday, March 4. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You must have a valid library card to check out an instrument. Instruments must be returned to the library at the conclusion of the series.

Registration begins February 11, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. When you register for Part 1, you will automatically be enrolled in Part 2. Registration with a valid email address is required 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, February 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday March 13, 2021
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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, SAT and PSAT 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, February 12, 2021 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, SAT and PSAT 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, February 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday March 16, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Irish Pub Songs with Pierce Campbell ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Irish Pub-copyrighted imagePierce Campbell-appears with permissionJoin Pierce Campbell (of the Kerry Boys) for a virtual performance of traditional and original Irish pub-style songs in The Clancy Brothers tradition. Registration begins February 16, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Bio: Pierce was the Connecticut State Troubadour for the years 2007/08 and has been a fulltime musician for over 25 years. Playing guitar and singing most of his life, he receives high praise for his dazzling guitar work, superb songwriting and powerful vocals. With over 300 shows a year throughout the Northeast at municipalities, libraries, festivals, Irish pubs, coffeehouses and senior centers, his performances have been called versatile, humorous and engaging.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Irish Pub-copyrighted imagePierce Campbell-appears with permissionJoin Pierce Campbell (of the Kerry Boys) for a virtual performance of traditional and original Irish pub-style songs in The Clancy Brothers tradition. Registration begins February 16, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Bio: Pierce was the Connecticut State Troubadour for the years 2007/08 and has been a fulltime musician for over 25 years. Playing guitar and singing most of his life, he receives high praise for his dazzling guitar work, superb songwriting and powerful vocals. With over 300 shows a year throughout the Northeast at municipalities, libraries, festivals, Irish pubs, coffeehouses and senior centers, his performances have been called versatile, humorous and engaging.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday March 18, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Play the Ukulele, Part 2 ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Ukuleles-courtesy of presenterJulie Stepanek-appears with permissionFor teens in grades 7-12
Now that you’ve been practicing the basics of ukulele playing, join us for Part 2 of "How to Play the Ukulele!" In this class, instructor Julie Stepanek will be available to answer any ukulele-related questions you may have. Please note this is the second class in a series. You must attend the first class to join this one. If you have borrowed a ukulele from the library, it must be returned at the conclusion of the series.

Registration for both classes begins February 11, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720; click on the Part 1 listing to register for both Parts 1 & 2. Registration with a valid email address is required 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

Ukuleles-courtesy of presenterJulie Stepanek-appears with permissionFor teens in grades 7-12
Now that you’ve been practicing the basics of ukulele playing, join us for Part 2 of "How to Play the Ukulele!" In this class, instructor Julie Stepanek will be available to answer any ukulele-related questions you may have. Please note this is the second class in a series. You must attend the first class to join this one. If you have borrowed a ukulele from the library, it must be returned at the conclusion of the series.

Registration for both classes begins February 11, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720; click on the Part 1 listing to register for both Parts 1 & 2. Registration with a valid email address is required 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


Thursday March 25, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Dark Matter Book CoverMarch's pick: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Dark Matter Book CoverMarch's pick: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday March 31, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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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!

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March's Cookbook Club: Cravings Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from the Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Blog! Feel free to pick any Cravings blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook 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!

Baking Ingredients-copyrighted image

March's Cookbook Club: Cravings Blog Picks! 

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 a dish from the Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Blog! Feel free to pick any Cravings blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. 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!

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
   annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 1, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tapping into the Past: Tavern Life in Early Connecticut ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Tavern Life-courtesy of CHSTaverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town. Registration begins March 4, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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 Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tavern Life-courtesy of CHSTaverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town. Registration begins March 4, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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 Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Friday April 2, 2021
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Closed Good Friday

The library will be closed on April 2 for Good Friday.

The library will be closed on April 2 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 4, 2021

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 4 for Easter.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 4 for Easter.

Thursday April 8, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Understanding the Paranormal ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Dustin Pari-appears with permissionParanormal-copyrighted imageDustin Pari (of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters") takes a look back at his own efforts to conduct paranormal research and brings it back even further to some of the earliest spirit communication techniques. Complete with historical stories, evidence and some "would-be" evidence, Dustin does a great job of presenting an honest and respectful retrospective piece on contacting the other side. Filled with anecdotal tales from his travels and evidence from his investigations, this lecture is just the right mix of educational, fun and creepy. Registration begins March 11, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Dustin Pari-appears with permissionParanormal-copyrighted imageDustin Pari (of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters") takes a look back at his own efforts to conduct paranormal research and brings it back even further to some of the earliest spirit communication techniques. Complete with historical stories, evidence and some "would-be" evidence, Dustin does a great job of presenting an honest and respectful retrospective piece on contacting the other side. Filled with anecdotal tales from his travels and evidence from his investigations, this lecture is just the right mix of educational, fun and creepy. Registration begins March 11, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday April 10, 2021
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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, SAT and PSAT 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, March 12, 2021 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, SAT and PSAT 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, March 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 14, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stunning Spring Perennials ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Bloodroot-courtesy of presenterJoan Butler-appears with permissionWhether you garden in sun or shade, there are many lovely spring perennials that will add colorful flowers and interesting foliage to your garden. Joan Butler, Master Gardener, will teach you about her favorites and how to combine them for best effect in the garden! Registration begins March 17, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta, and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations. 

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Bloodroot-courtesy of presenterJoan Butler-appears with permissionWhether you garden in sun or shade, there are many lovely spring perennials that will add colorful flowers and interesting foliage to your garden. Joan Butler, Master Gardener, will teach you about her favorites and how to combine them for best effect in the garden! Registration begins March 17, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta, and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations. 

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday April 19, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Call of Kilimanjaro ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Call of Kilimanjaro-Belanger-appears with permissionAfter his brother-in-law, Chris, passed away, Jeff Belanger made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. One of the famed Seven Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro in east Africa has been on Jeff’s radar since childhood. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds, this performance offers a multimedia tour of Tanzania and the great mountain that has inspired so many. Spiritual, motivational and uplifting, this program will take you up 19,341 feet to Africa’s highest peak and back home again. Registration begins March 22, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

A hardcopy of Jeff Belanger's book, The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds, is expected to be published March 9, 2021. Once the library receives its copy, you will be able to place a hold on it. To pre-order your own copy from Amazon.com, click here.

About the presenter: Jeff Belanger is an author, podcaster, storyteller, adventurer and explorer of the unexplained. He’s written more than a dozen books that have been published in six languages; he’s the Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the "New England Legends" series on PBS and Amazon Prime; he provides programs and lectures to audiences all over the world; and he’s been the writer and researcher for every episode of "Ghost Adventures" on the Travel Channel. Jeff has made media appearances on hundreds of radio and television programs over his 20-year career, and he has a passion for mysteries and legends.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Call of Kilimanjaro-Belanger-appears with permissionAfter his brother-in-law, Chris, passed away, Jeff Belanger made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. One of the famed Seven Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro in east Africa has been on Jeff’s radar since childhood. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds, this performance offers a multimedia tour of Tanzania and the great mountain that has inspired so many. Spiritual, motivational and uplifting, this program will take you up 19,341 feet to Africa’s highest peak and back home again. Registration begins March 22, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

A hardcopy of Jeff Belanger's book, The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds, is expected to be published March 9, 2021. Once the library receives its copy, you will be able to place a hold on it. To pre-order your own copy from Amazon.com, click here.

About the presenter: Jeff Belanger is an author, podcaster, storyteller, adventurer and explorer of the unexplained. He’s written more than a dozen books that have been published in six languages; he’s the Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the "New England Legends" series on PBS and Amazon Prime; he provides programs and lectures to audiences all over the world; and he’s been the writer and researcher for every episode of "Ghost Adventures" on the Travel Channel. Jeff has made media appearances on hundreds of radio and television programs over his 20-year career, and he has a passion for mysteries and legends.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 29, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Daisy Jones & the Six Book CoverApril's pick: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Daisy Jones & the Six Book CoverApril's pick: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday May 1, 2021
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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, SAT and PSAT 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 Thursday, April 1, 2021 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, SAT and PSAT 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 Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday May 6, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Go, Van Gogh! ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Oleanders-Van Gogh-Creative CommonsMike Norris-appears with permissionPastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Mike Norris, PhD in Art History, will guide you on an exploration of some of these "brilliant children," especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Registration begins April 8, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and PhD in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has lectured on trips all over the world for more than twenty years, especially in classical and medieval art, the areas of his expertise.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Oleanders-Van Gogh-Creative CommonsMike Norris-appears with permissionPastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Mike Norris, PhD in Art History, will guide you on an exploration of some of these "brilliant children," especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Registration begins April 8, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and PhD in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has lectured on trips all over the world for more than twenty years, especially in classical and medieval art, the areas of his expertise.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday May 10, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Let's Make Lemon Bars ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Lemon Bars! This lightened up version uses Greek yogurt for a light texture, and we’ll also be making a quick and optional raspberry sauce to accompany this dessert.

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You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • white sugar
  • 2-3 lemons
  • graham crackers
  • butter
  • optional: vanilla extract and raspberries

Registration begins April 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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
Registration will begin on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Lemon Bars! This lightened up version uses Greek yogurt for a light texture, and we’ll also be making a quick and optional raspberry sauce to accompany this dessert.

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You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • white sugar
  • 2-3 lemons
  • graham crackers
  • butter
  • optional: vanilla extract and raspberries

Registration begins April 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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

Registration will begin on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday May 17, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Titanic: A Date with Destiny ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Titanic-copyrighted imageJohn Cilio-appears with permissionJohn Cilio will tell attendees the story of the Titanic – its celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing and its final plunge to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Few know that the Titanic's plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, its author inadvertently foretold his death, as he was on board the Titanic when it sank in April 1912. Join us as we share insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny. Registration begins April 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Titanic-copyrighted imageJohn Cilio-appears with permissionJohn Cilio will tell attendees the story of the Titanic – its celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing and its final plunge to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Few know that the Titanic's plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, its author inadvertently foretold his death, as he was on board the Titanic when it sank in April 1912. Join us as we share insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny. Registration begins April 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday May 27, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Imaginary Friend Book CoverMay's pick: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

Imaginary Friend Book CoverMay's pick: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday May 31, 2021
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Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.

Thursday June 3, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Genealogy Basics: Using the US Census ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Census Searching-copyrighted imageWant to research your family tree? The U.S. census can help you get started. Taken every 10 years since 1790, it allows us to trace families over time and provides information about their occupations, land ownership, military service and more. Join Bryna O'Sullivan for a virtual program introducing the U.S. census. Participants will learn how to navigate the census, what information it can provide and how to use that information to locate other useful sources. Registration begins May 6, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult-to-document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program and more.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Census Searching-copyrighted imageWant to research your family tree? The U.S. census can help you get started. Taken every 10 years since 1790, it allows us to trace families over time and provides information about their occupations, land ownership, military service and more. Join Bryna O'Sullivan for a virtual program introducing the U.S. census. Participants will learn how to navigate the census, what information it can provide and how to use that information to locate other useful sources. Registration begins May 6, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult-to-document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program and more.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday June 8, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Understanding Dementia ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Help with Dementia-copyrighted imageLiz Cornish-appears with permissionLiz Cornish will provide an overview of dementia and how it is different from normal aging. She will discuss the different forms of dementia, common symptoms that accompany memory loss, and communication techniques for real-world situations. Learn specific ideas to help caregivers build both empathy and understanding of dementia and provide practical tools for use when communicating with or assisting individuals with memory loss. Registration begins May 11, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Liz Cornish is a physical therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in senior living communities throughout Connecticut. She continues to work as a homecare physical therapist in the Farmington Valley. Liz’s extensive experience and knowledge of area resources make her an invaluable asset for seniors and their families looking for guidance in obtaining the best care as they age. She understands the numerous and varied challenges that arise when seniors need help during the aging process. 

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Help with Dementia-copyrighted imageLiz Cornish-appears with permissionLiz Cornish will provide an overview of dementia and how it is different from normal aging. She will discuss the different forms of dementia, common symptoms that accompany memory loss, and communication techniques for real-world situations. Learn specific ideas to help caregivers build both empathy and understanding of dementia and provide practical tools for use when communicating with or assisting individuals with memory loss. Registration begins May 11, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Liz Cornish is a physical therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in senior living communities throughout Connecticut. She continues to work as a homecare physical therapist in the Farmington Valley. Liz’s extensive experience and knowledge of area resources make her an invaluable asset for seniors and their families looking for guidance in obtaining the best care as they age. She understands the numerous and varied challenges that arise when seniors need help during the aging process. 

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday June 12, 2021
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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, SAT and PSAT 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, May 14, 2021 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, SAT and PSAT 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, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday June 24, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Book CoverJune's pick: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! 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 book chosen for this month's gathering.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Book CoverJune's pick: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 4, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

Monday July 5, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

Monday September 6, 2021

The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.

Thursday October 7, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Facing War: Connecticut in World War One ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Facing War-courtesy of CHSWhat was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration  all while sending thousands of men and women to the front. Registration begins September 9, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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 Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Facing War-courtesy of CHSWhat was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration  all while sending thousands of men and women to the front. Registration begins September 9, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. 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 Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 11, 2021
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day.

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Closed Veterans Day

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

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

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours ~ Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 26, 2021
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.


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