Tuesday August 9, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CAMP WTML FOR TEENS: Ricotta Gnocchi

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers for another delicious recipe! You’ll be making Ricotta Gnocchi from scratch and playing a round of Chopped to design a delicious recipe (on paper) with mystery ingredients. Ricotta Gnocchi recipe is nut free but does contain dairy and eggs.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace
There are 3 spaces available.

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers for another delicious recipe! You’ll be making Ricotta Gnocchi from scratch and playing a round of Chopped to design a delicious recipe (on paper) with mystery ingredients. Ricotta Gnocchi recipe is nut free but does contain dairy and eggs.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Indoor Campout

For families with kids ages 3-5 & entering grades K-4

Families will pitch a tent amid the shelves before gathering for (inflatable) fireside stories, snack and a craft. Then the lights will dim and families head to their tents to read together by flashlight.  

Each family should bring the following:

  • Large sheet or light weight blanket (library will provide clothes pins to pitch your tent)
  • Flashlights to read by
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and/or blankets optional

This is not a drop-off program. Registration begins August 2 for residents; August 5 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are 8 spaces available.

For families with kids ages 3-5 & entering grades K-4

Families will pitch a tent amid the shelves before gathering for (inflatable) fireside stories, snack and a craft. Then the lights will dim and families head to their tents to read together by flashlight.  

Each family should bring the following:

  • Large sheet or light weight blanket (library will provide clothes pins to pitch your tent)
  • Flashlights to read by
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and/or blankets optional

This is not a drop-off program. Registration begins August 2 for residents; August 5 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday August 11, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Camp Jamboree

For all Children’s Summer Reading participants

Campers are invited to celebrate a summer of reading with games, crafts and ice cream on the front lawn (in the Friends Room if it rains). Wear your T-shirt! No registration needed.

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

For all Children’s Summer Reading participants

Campers are invited to celebrate a summer of reading with games, crafts and ice cream on the front lawn (in the Friends Room if it rains). Wear your T-shirt! No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Library Front Lawn

Saturday August 13, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

For teens entering grades 9-12

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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

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

For teens entering grades 9-12

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


Thursday August 18, 2022
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Back to School Without the Flu Storytime

For families with children ages 3 through grade 3

The Glastonbury Health Department will present a special storytime to promote family health as we all prepare for back-to-school and fall activities. Enjoy the story “Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo” by E.S. Redmond, a special Glo Germ activity, and a craft. Information and handouts regarding COVID-19 and Influenza will be available. The Yellow Van Clinic offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 18 years will be available from 9:30-12:30. No registration is necessary for the storytime or clinic. 

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

For families with children ages 3 through grade 3

The Glastonbury Health Department will present a special storytime to promote family health as we all prepare for back-to-school and fall activities. Enjoy the story “Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo” by E.S. Redmond, a special Glo Germ activity, and a craft. Information and handouts regarding COVID-19 and Influenza will be available. The Yellow Van Clinic offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 18 years will be available from 9:30-12:30. No registration is necessary for the storytime or clinic. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Terrace

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins July 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace
There are 20 spaces available.

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins July 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

There are 20 spaces available.

Monday August 22, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CAMP WTML: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Other Bugs of Interest

Insects that that are encountered in both residential and natural landscapes may be considered beneficial or harmful depending upon what they are doing. Over 95% of insects are not pests, but are just living wherever they find suitable food and habitat. Pamm Cooper of the UConn Home and Garden Education Center will cover some garden pests, some beneficial insects (like pollinators, lightning bugs, dung and carrion beetles), and benign insects (like walking sticks, native moths and butterflies) that are commonly found in Connecticut.

Registration begins July 25th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84494785704?pwd=VDZUcU55bzdEcXhuMXhOZmxZL29RQT09

Meeting ID: 844 9478 5704  |  Passcode: 604454

About the Presenter: Pamm Cooper works at the University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center office as a public service specialist and horticultural consultant answering questions from the general public on gardening, lawns and wildlife. She also teaches the entomology and turf portions of the University of Connecticut Master Gardener Program. She has teamed with Jane Seymour from the Connecticut DEEP doing programs on using native plants in the backyard to support native pollinators, butterflies and wildlife. She is also an avid nature photographer.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 41 spaces available.

Insects that that are encountered in both residential and natural landscapes may be considered beneficial or harmful depending upon what they are doing. Over 95% of insects are not pests, but are just living wherever they find suitable food and habitat. Pamm Cooper of the UConn Home and Garden Education Center will cover some garden pests, some beneficial insects (like pollinators, lightning bugs, dung and carrion beetles), and benign insects (like walking sticks, native moths and butterflies) that are commonly found in Connecticut.

Registration begins July 25th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84494785704?pwd=VDZUcU55bzdEcXhuMXhOZmxZL29RQT09

Meeting ID: 844 9478 5704  |  Passcode: 604454

About the Presenter: Pamm Cooper works at the University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center office as a public service specialist and horticultural consultant answering questions from the general public on gardening, lawns and wildlife. She also teaches the entomology and turf portions of the University of Connecticut Master Gardener Program. She has teamed with Jane Seymour from the Connecticut DEEP doing programs on using native plants in the backyard to support native pollinators, butterflies and wildlife. She is also an avid nature photographer.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 41 spaces available.

Tuesday September 6, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In Search of the Himalayan Snow Leopard

The Himalayan Snow Leopard is the most mysterious, enigmatic, and poorly understood of all the large cats. Inhabiting mountain terrain above 15,000, the Snow Leopard is rarely seen and rarely photographed. There are only three individuals in the world today studying the cat full time. As a result, conservation agencies rely on citizen scientists to do basic research to add to the body of knowledge on this elusive cat.

Dr. Richard Benfield, former Chair of the Central CT State University Geography Department and Snow Leopard Researcher, will take us on a journey into the Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia in search of this mysterious creature.

Registration begins August 9th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88483349113?pwd=S0tZOTVzMHFpdzUxd2RwM3lNVEJjUT09

Meeting ID: 884 8334 9113  |  Passcode: 584831

About the Presenter: Dr. Richard W. Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut where he taught courses in Human Geography, Plants, Predators and Parks, Russia, The European Union and many of the courses in the department’s tourism track. Prior to coming to Central he was Senior Program Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma where he instructed citizens of the new Russian Federation on privatization and the transition to a market economy. He obtained his doctorate in geography from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Prior to commencing his teaching career at the University of Oklahoma, he was Vice-President of Marketing at Whistler Ski resort, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Executive Director of the Banff-Lake Louise Chamber of Commerce and a tourism marketing executive with the Government of Alberta. His current research interests are in biogeography, particularly the role of national parks in the conservation of large feline predators and the use of tourism as a conservation tool in parks. He has also published extensively and spoken widely on the geography of Floriculture. In total he has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the national parks, botanic gardens and other private reserves in just about them all.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

The Himalayan Snow Leopard is the most mysterious, enigmatic, and poorly understood of all the large cats. Inhabiting mountain terrain above 15,000, the Snow Leopard is rarely seen and rarely photographed. There are only three individuals in the world today studying the cat full time. As a result, conservation agencies rely on citizen scientists to do basic research to add to the body of knowledge on this elusive cat.

Dr. Richard Benfield, former Chair of the Central CT State University Geography Department and Snow Leopard Researcher, will take us on a journey into the Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia in search of this mysterious creature.

Registration begins August 9th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88483349113?pwd=S0tZOTVzMHFpdzUxd2RwM3lNVEJjUT09

Meeting ID: 884 8334 9113  |  Passcode: 584831

About the Presenter: Dr. Richard W. Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut where he taught courses in Human Geography, Plants, Predators and Parks, Russia, The European Union and many of the courses in the department’s tourism track. Prior to coming to Central he was Senior Program Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma where he instructed citizens of the new Russian Federation on privatization and the transition to a market economy. He obtained his doctorate in geography from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Prior to commencing his teaching career at the University of Oklahoma, he was Vice-President of Marketing at Whistler Ski resort, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Executive Director of the Banff-Lake Louise Chamber of Commerce and a tourism marketing executive with the Government of Alberta. His current research interests are in biogeography, particularly the role of national parks in the conservation of large feline predators and the use of tourism as a conservation tool in parks. He has also published extensively and spoken widely on the geography of Floriculture. In total he has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the national parks, botanic gardens and other private reserves in just about them all.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday September 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

For teens in grades 9-12

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

For teens in grades 9-12

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Monday September 12, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Smartphone Photography with Andy Mars

Want to learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of art? Now you can!

Join Andy Mars, freelance photographer, for a hands-on workshop to learn some basic tips on how to take better photos with your smartphone and then move onto editing techniques using the free editing app Snapseed. Finally, turn your images into photo paintings using the free version of the painting app Prisma. Your digital artwork can be printed as a unique gift for special occasions that will wow your family and friends!

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet (batteries charged and relevant user IDs/passwords in hand).

Registration begins August 15th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Andy Mars is a freelance photographer, photo artist, & instructor. She photographs events (formerly specializing in weddings), people, and pets. She is a photography instructor teaching classes & workshops in digital photography, iPhoneography, Photoshop, mixed-media photography, and computer file organization & workflow. Her work has been exhibited at the Memorial Arts Museum in Rochester, NY, Manhattan, various Soho Gallery restaurants, and Connecticut galleries. She has been a juror for the artist community where she has her studio and juried art shows for the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards and local library photo exhibits.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Want to learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of art? Now you can!

Join Andy Mars, freelance photographer, for a hands-on workshop to learn some basic tips on how to take better photos with your smartphone and then move onto editing techniques using the free editing app Snapseed. Finally, turn your images into photo paintings using the free version of the painting app Prisma. Your digital artwork can be printed as a unique gift for special occasions that will wow your family and friends!

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet (batteries charged and relevant user IDs/passwords in hand).

Registration begins August 15th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Andy Mars is a freelance photographer, photo artist, & instructor. She photographs events (formerly specializing in weddings), people, and pets. She is a photography instructor teaching classes & workshops in digital photography, iPhoneography, Photoshop, mixed-media photography, and computer file organization & workflow. Her work has been exhibited at the Memorial Arts Museum in Rochester, NY, Manhattan, various Soho Gallery restaurants, and Connecticut galleries. She has been a juror for the artist community where she has her studio and juried art shows for the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards and local library photo exhibits.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 13, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Thursday September 15, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins August 18th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins August 18th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday September 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Welles-Turner Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

Celebrate the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Grand Reopening with a day full of fun for all ages! Check out the fresh spaces and enjoy crafts, musicians, performers, refreshments, and more!

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with an outdoor ribbon-cutting ceremony, a performance by the Glastonbury String Quartet, and refreshments. Children and families can then enjoy an exciting show by Danny Magic. Teens can participate in custom water bottle painting with Pam’s Picassos in the afternoon. Then, close out the day with a performance from the band Cover2Cover, who specialize in high-energy dance music from the 1960s-80s. Drop-in activities for kids (and visits with Elephant and Piggy!) will also be available all day long.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720

Celebrate the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Grand Reopening with a day full of fun for all ages! Check out the fresh spaces and enjoy crafts, musicians, performers, refreshments, and more!

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with an outdoor ribbon-cutting ceremony, a performance by the Glastonbury String Quartet, and refreshments. Children and families can then enjoy an exciting show by Danny Magic. Teens can participate in custom water bottle painting with Pam’s Picassos in the afternoon. Then, close out the day with a performance from the band Cover2Cover, who specialize in high-energy dance music from the 1960s-80s. Drop-in activities for kids (and visits with Elephant and Piggy!) will also be available all day long.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cover2Cover Live at WTML!

Cover2Cover is coming to celebrate the completion of WTML’s renovation and expansion! Cover2Cover is a band that specializes in high-energy dance music from the 60s thru 80s whose repertoire includes an eclectic collection of tunes to suit all audiences. From songs such as “Vehicle” by The Ides Of March to the latin rhythms of Santana's “Evil Ways,” Cover2Cover will keep you up and dancing.

All are welcome to join the fun!  Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: The Commons

Cover2Cover is coming to celebrate the completion of WTML’s renovation and expansion! Cover2Cover is a band that specializes in high-energy dance music from the 60s thru 80s whose repertoire includes an eclectic collection of tunes to suit all audiences. From songs such as “Vehicle” by The Ides Of March to the latin rhythms of Santana's “Evil Ways,” Cover2Cover will keep you up and dancing.

All are welcome to join the fun!  Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: The Commons

Wednesday September 21, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Indian Classical Dance with Sarada Nori Akella

All ages are invited to join Sarada Nori Akella of Layavinyasa School of Dance and Music. She will provide a history of the traditional Kuchipudi dance and do a demonstration including the hand gestures (or “mudras”), rhythmic patterns, and facial expressions used in this dance form.

Registration begins August 24th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88146438440?pwd=YWlxbFVpZTlTREFJd3BFS21VWXdXZz09

Meeting ID: 881 4643 8440  |  Passcode: 307928

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

All ages are invited to join Sarada Nori Akella of Layavinyasa School of Dance and Music. She will provide a history of the traditional Kuchipudi dance and do a demonstration including the hand gestures (or “mudras”), rhythmic patterns, and facial expressions used in this dance form.

Registration begins August 24th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88146438440?pwd=YWlxbFVpZTlTREFJd3BFS21VWXdXZz09

Meeting ID: 881 4643 8440  |  Passcode: 307928

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Medicare Enrollment

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Medicare Enrollment. Colin Murray of the Nesso Group will teach you what Medicare is, the different parts of the program, when the enrollment periods are, how to get additional coverage, and more.

Registration begins August 31st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Nesso Group is an ecosystem of connected advisors based in Southington.  Their services include tax/accounting, wealth management, individual and group benefits, property and casualty insurance, Medicare and more.  Colin Murray is on the Medicare team with a mission of helping seniors to better understand and navigate the Medicare enrollment process. As a former educator he enjoys helping people understand their benefits so they can take full advantage.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Medicare Enrollment. Colin Murray of the Nesso Group will teach you what Medicare is, the different parts of the program, when the enrollment periods are, how to get additional coverage, and more.

Registration begins August 31st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Nesso Group is an ecosystem of connected advisors based in Southington.  Their services include tax/accounting, wealth management, individual and group benefits, property and casualty insurance, Medicare and more.  Colin Murray is on the Medicare team with a mission of helping seniors to better understand and navigate the Medicare enrollment process. As a former educator he enjoys helping people understand their benefits so they can take full advantage.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 4, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PODCASTING 101: So, You Want to Start a Podcast?

Join Mike Brown for the first session in a 2-part intro series on the ins and outs of podcasting. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

This talk is geared toward helping you transform from someone who isn't quite sure into someone who can confidently start a podcast tomorrow! If you are 'pod-curious' this is the perfect first step.

Registration begins September 6th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mike Brown is the CEO and Founder of Ember Studios LLC, a multimedia company that specializes in Podcast Production and Coaching. Having edited over 700 podcasts and producing thousands, Mike has learned key insights to help people go from Confused to Confident about their podcast or podcast idea. He also hosts 'The Ember Studios Podcast' which is dedicated to passing along inspiration, creative methods, and Podcasting advice.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join Mike Brown for the first session in a 2-part intro series on the ins and outs of podcasting. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

This talk is geared toward helping you transform from someone who isn't quite sure into someone who can confidently start a podcast tomorrow! If you are 'pod-curious' this is the perfect first step.

Registration begins September 6th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mike Brown is the CEO and Founder of Ember Studios LLC, a multimedia company that specializes in Podcast Production and Coaching. Having edited over 700 podcasts and producing thousands, Mike has learned key insights to help people go from Confused to Confident about their podcast or podcast idea. He also hosts 'The Ember Studios Podcast' which is dedicated to passing along inspiration, creative methods, and Podcasting advice.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday October 6, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Move Theater Thursday: Young Frankenstein

A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies in which the American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman.

Rated PG; 1 hour 46 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies in which the American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman.

Rated PG; 1 hour 46 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"One of Us Is Lying" by Karen McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detention. Only four walk out. The victim was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer—or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"One of Us Is Lying" by Karen McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detention. Only four walk out. The victim was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer—or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PODCASTING 101: Podcasting First Steps

Join Mike Brown for the second session in a 2-part intro series on the ins and outs of podcasting. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

This talk is designed to take you from confused to confident when it comes to starting your new podcast.  You will get specific advice on gear, how to release your show, and monetization.

Registration begins September 13th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mike Brown is the CEO and Founder of Ember Studios LLC, a multimedia company that specializes in Podcast Production and Coaching. Having edited over 700 podcasts and producing thousands, Mike has learned key insights to help people go from Confused to Confident about their podcast or podcast idea. He also hosts 'The Ember Studios Podcast' which is dedicated to passing along inspiration, creative methods, and Podcasting advice.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join Mike Brown for the second session in a 2-part intro series on the ins and outs of podcasting. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

This talk is designed to take you from confused to confident when it comes to starting your new podcast.  You will get specific advice on gear, how to release your show, and monetization.

Registration begins September 13th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mike Brown is the CEO and Founder of Ember Studios LLC, a multimedia company that specializes in Podcast Production and Coaching. Having edited over 700 podcasts and producing thousands, Mike has learned key insights to help people go from Confused to Confident about their podcast or podcast idea. He also hosts 'The Ember Studios Podcast' which is dedicated to passing along inspiration, creative methods, and Podcasting advice.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday October 27, 2022
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Senior Living Communities

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Senior Living Communities. Join us in welcoming Liz Cornish, MSPT, Certified Dementia Care Specialist, Senior Care Consultant and owner of New Season in Life, LLC. Liz will explain the differences between Skilled Nursing Homes, Independent and Assisted Living Communities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Memory Care Communities. She will then focus specifically on Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. You can learn how these communities can differ in care and amenities. She will provide information regarding questions that families should ask and things to look for in an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community.

Registration begins September 29th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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.

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Senior Living Communities. Join us in welcoming Liz Cornish, MSPT, Certified Dementia Care Specialist, Senior Care Consultant and owner of New Season in Life, LLC. Liz will explain the differences between Skilled Nursing Homes, Independent and Assisted Living Communities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Memory Care Communities. She will then focus specifically on Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. You can learn how these communities can differ in care and amenities. She will provide information regarding questions that families should ask and things to look for in an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community.

Registration begins September 29th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found that this type of sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has collected his findings in his book called “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities” and presents a selection in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.

Registration begins October 4th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University. but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale. He has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found that this type of sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has collected his findings in his book called “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities” and presents a selection in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.

Registration begins October 4th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the Presenter: Mathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University. but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale. He has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

Thursday November 3, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Move Theater Thursday: Dear Evan Hansen

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

Starring Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, and Kaitlyn Dever.

Rated PG-13; 2 hours 17 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

Starring Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, and Kaitlyn Dever.

Rated PG-13; 2 hours 17 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday November 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Pleasant Pairing: Tea & Fine Chocolate at Downton Abbey

Join Kim Larkin, certified chocolatier of Klassic Kreations, for a fun, educational talk highlighting the history and many health benefits of tea and dark chocolate. Kim will discuss how to brew a proper cuppa, how tea varieties differ, and the tenants of proper tea ceremonies. Enjoy samplings of tea infusions and chocolate creations, trivia, fun poetry, a teapot and lace display, and more.

Registration begins October 11th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720

Join Kim Larkin, certified chocolatier of Klassic Kreations, for a fun, educational talk highlighting the history and many health benefits of tea and dark chocolate. Kim will discuss how to brew a proper cuppa, how tea varieties differ, and the tenants of proper tea ceremonies. Enjoy samplings of tea infusions and chocolate creations, trivia, fun poetry, a teapot and lace display, and more.

Registration begins October 11th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his wife of one year: “Protect her.” Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. After the FBI arrests Owen's boss, a US Marshal and FBI agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, and it’s clear Owen isn't who he said he was. And Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity—and why he really disappeared.

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his wife of one year: “Protect her.” Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. After the FBI arrests Owen's boss, a US Marshal and FBI agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, and it’s clear Owen isn't who he said he was. And Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity—and why he really disappeared.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Thursday November 17, 2022
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12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Tax-Free Investing

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month we have a presentation on Tax-Free Investing from Eric Judge, Certified Financial Planner from Edward Jones in Glastonbury. It's not what you make, it's what you keep! This educational seminar will inform attendees of the benefits and considerations of choosing investments that offer tax advantages.

Registration begins October 20th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month we have a presentation on Tax-Free Investing from Eric Judge, Certified Financial Planner from Edward Jones in Glastonbury. It's not what you make, it's what you keep! This educational seminar will inform attendees of the benefits and considerations of choosing investments that offer tax advantages.

Registration begins October 20th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Thursday December 1, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Move Theater Thursday: Little Women (2019)

Jo March reflects on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.

Rated PG; 2 hours 15 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Jo March reflects on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.

Rated PG; 2 hours 15 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday December 5, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pet Boredom Busters

With the temperatures getting colder and the days getting shorter, it’s time to find some new activities for your pet! There are plenty of reasons pets may not get enough exercise and become bored. Keeping pets entertained is important for their physical and mental health. Without enough activity, boredom can quickly turn into destructive behavior. So, what can you do to curb your pets’ boredom and keep them happy and healthy? During this program, presented by the Connecticut Humane Society, you’ll learn different tips and tricks to keep all types of pets active. From snuffle mats to pet piñatas, and potted cat grass to braided rope toys, there’s something for everyone!

Registration begins November 7th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720

With the temperatures getting colder and the days getting shorter, it’s time to find some new activities for your pet! There are plenty of reasons pets may not get enough exercise and become bored. Keeping pets entertained is important for their physical and mental health. Without enough activity, boredom can quickly turn into destructive behavior. So, what can you do to curb your pets’ boredom and keep them happy and healthy? During this program, presented by the Connecticut Humane Society, you’ll learn different tips and tricks to keep all types of pets active. From snuffle mats to pet piñatas, and potted cat grass to braided rope toys, there’s something for everyone!

Registration begins November 7th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Winning a hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. At first, it seems like the team has a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their town. But the day after a drunken celebration following a key win, everything has changed. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Winning a hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. At first, it seems like the team has a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their town. But the day after a drunken celebration following a key win, everything has changed. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Thursday December 15, 2022
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Lead Like a Pro

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is athletic leadership. In his book, Lead Like A Pro, Dr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior-level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful.

This talk is designed for athletic coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the kids they coach.

Registration begins November 17th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Dr. Matthew Raidbard has spent the past 16 years as a men's college basketball coach and senior level college athletics administrator. While pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, he conducted research on athletic coach leadership practice that led him to determine that coaches were not being provided the tools and resources required to take on the outsized leadership role they were asked to take on for their athletes and team. This discovery was the inspiration for his new book, "Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches," where he provides coaches, at all levels of sports, with tools to enhance their leadership practice and become more effective leaders.

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is athletic leadership. In his book, Lead Like A Pro, Dr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior-level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful.

This talk is designed for athletic coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the kids they coach.

Registration begins November 17th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Dr. Matthew Raidbard has spent the past 16 years as a men's college basketball coach and senior level college athletics administrator. While pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, he conducted research on athletic coach leadership practice that led him to determine that coaches were not being provided the tools and resources required to take on the outsized leadership role they were asked to take on for their athletes and team. This discovery was the inspiration for his new book, "Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches," where he provides coaches, at all levels of sports, with tools to enhance their leadership practice and become more effective leaders.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Monday December 19, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sydney Sherman Presents: You Are Not Alone for the Holidays (A Virtual Program)

The loss of a loved one is felt every day of the year and it’s hard, but holidays tend to make it even harder. Does it have to be?

Coping is different for everyone, but what most people have in common is the deep feelings of loss and family during the holiday season. It can help when people have the knowledge of what comes after this life, the new form their loved ones take, the reason they are here and how each of us can connect with them.

Acclaimed Metaphysical Author, Sydney Sherman, will visit us on Zoom to teach us how to get there step-by-step with easy and scientific explanations for how it all works. Most people do not realize how special holidays and celebrations invoke responses from our loved ones and if they are recognized, they can offer a much-needed comfort.

Sherman will discuss how items our loved ones used for a special holiday, or their favorite dish, a song, a silly joke or phrase, or even an extra chair and place settings may be all you need to start the connection. There is no better gift than that.

This presentation will be audience interactive. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Sydney Sherman is an acclaimed metaphysical author of 3 books focused on Thanatology (the study of life after death). For over a decade, Ms. Sherman has provided libraries, universities, TV/radio shows, and newspapers with education on what happens to us at death. Her workshops, classes, and presentations focus on using one’s own energy to learn how to identify a loved one’s energy, use your own senses to connect with a loved one, and how to start the conversation.

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

The loss of a loved one is felt every day of the year and it’s hard, but holidays tend to make it even harder. Does it have to be?

Coping is different for everyone, but what most people have in common is the deep feelings of loss and family during the holiday season. It can help when people have the knowledge of what comes after this life, the new form their loved ones take, the reason they are here and how each of us can connect with them.

Acclaimed Metaphysical Author, Sydney Sherman, will visit us on Zoom to teach us how to get there step-by-step with easy and scientific explanations for how it all works. Most people do not realize how special holidays and celebrations invoke responses from our loved ones and if they are recognized, they can offer a much-needed comfort.

Sherman will discuss how items our loved ones used for a special holiday, or their favorite dish, a song, a silly joke or phrase, or even an extra chair and place settings may be all you need to start the connection. There is no better gift than that.

This presentation will be audience interactive. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Sydney Sherman is an acclaimed metaphysical author of 3 books focused on Thanatology (the study of life after death). For over a decade, Ms. Sherman has provided libraries, universities, TV/radio shows, and newspapers with education on what happens to us at death. Her workshops, classes, and presentations focus on using one’s own energy to learn how to identify a loved one’s energy, use your own senses to connect with a loved one, and how to start the conversation.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session


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