Friday June 18, 2021
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch Bunch: International Picnic Day

Families with children ages 3-5 and entering grades K-2

Pack a picnic lunch and bring a blanket to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn. Adults must stay with the children.In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. A Zoom code will be sent via email at 10:30AM if needed. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 11.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library
There are 13 spaces available.

Families with children ages 3-5 and entering grades K-2

Pack a picnic lunch and bring a blanket to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn. Adults must stay with the children.In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. A Zoom code will be sent via email at 10:30AM if needed. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 11.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday June 21, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Let’s Build: Beautiful Garden

For kids entering grades 1-6

How does your garden grow? Put your creativity and building skills to the test as we construct great gardens out of Lego® bricks. Green thumb gardeners may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins June 14.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

For kids entering grades 1-6

How does your garden grow? Put your creativity and building skills to the test as we construct great gardens out of Lego® bricks. Green thumb gardeners may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins June 14.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom


Tuesday June 22, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
No-Sew Stars ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12
Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. 

Registration begins May 25, 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
The registration period has ended.

For teens entering grades 7-12
Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. 

Registration begins May 25, 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

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday June 23, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Exploring the Elementary Nutmegs: Seeds Move!

Seeds MoveFor kids entering grades 2-3

All seeds need sunlight, water, and a place to put down roots. But how do they get to their perfect growing spot? Discover the many surprising and fascinating ways that seeds move. Meet Mrs. Branson, in person or on Zoom, for a read aloud of the Elementary Nutmeg Nominee Seeds Move! by Robin Page. We will also plant some beans to take home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 16.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom
There are 13 spaces available.

Seeds MoveFor kids entering grades 2-3

All seeds need sunlight, water, and a place to put down roots. But how do they get to their perfect growing spot? Discover the many surprising and fascinating ways that seeds move. Meet Mrs. Branson, in person or on Zoom, for a read aloud of the Elementary Nutmeg Nominee Seeds Move! by Robin Page. We will also plant some beans to take home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 16.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday June 24, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fairy Tale STEAM: Cinderella's Journey

Bee Bot

For kids entering grades 1-4

Help Cinderella plan her escape from the ball before her carriage turns back into a pumpkin.  We will use the Bee Bots and basic programming to try different routes.   Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 17.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library
There are 4 spaces available.

Bee Bot

For kids entering grades 1-4

Help Cinderella plan her escape from the ball before her carriage turns back into a pumpkin.  We will use the Bee Bots and basic programming to try different routes.   Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 17.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

There are 4 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.

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
There are 19 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.

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

There are 19 spaces available.

Friday June 25, 2021
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Passport Adventures: Snow White’s Woods

For kids entering grades 1-3

Heigh-Ho! Heigh-Ho! Exploring we shall go.  From the evil queen’s castle to the tiny cottage to the gold mine, we will follow the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 18.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library
Registration will begin on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9:00 PM     

For kids entering grades 1-3

Heigh-Ho! Heigh-Ho! Exploring we shall go.  From the evil queen’s castle to the tiny cottage to the gold mine, we will follow the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 18.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

Registration will begin on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9:00 PM     

Monday June 28, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Food Explorers: Chocolate Ganache Tart ~ Virtual Children's Program

For families with children entering grades K-6

This is a dessert fit for royalty! Join Food Explorers to make a no-bake, Chocolate Ganache Tart with homemade Whipped Cream.

You’ll need the following ingredients: Oreos or chocolate graham crackers, butter, heavy cream (1.5 cups), 2 cups of either dark or milk chocolate (or a mixture of both). Chocolate chips or bars of chocolate are both fine. This recipe works best in a pie dish or tart tin. 

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins June 21.

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

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

For families with children entering grades K-6

This is a dessert fit for royalty! Join Food Explorers to make a no-bake, Chocolate Ganache Tart with homemade Whipped Cream.

You’ll need the following ingredients: Oreos or chocolate graham crackers, butter, heavy cream (1.5 cups), 2 cups of either dark or milk chocolate (or a mixture of both). Chocolate chips or bars of chocolate are both fine. This recipe works best in a pie dish or tart tin. 

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins June 21.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Food Explorers: Chocolate Ganache Tart ~ Virtual Children's Program

For families with children entering grades K-6

This is a dessert fit for royalty! Join Food Explorers to make a no-bake, Chocolate Ganache Tart with homemade Whipped Cream.

You’ll need the following ingredients: Oreos or chocolate graham crackers, butter, heavy cream (1.5 cups), 2 cups of either dark or milk chocolate (or a mixture of both). Chocolate chips or bars of chocolate are both fine. This recipe works best in a pie dish or tart tin. 

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins June 21.

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

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

For families with children entering grades K-6

This is a dessert fit for royalty! Join Food Explorers to make a no-bake, Chocolate Ganache Tart with homemade Whipped Cream.

You’ll need the following ingredients: Oreos or chocolate graham crackers, butter, heavy cream (1.5 cups), 2 cups of either dark or milk chocolate (or a mixture of both). Chocolate chips or bars of chocolate are both fine. This recipe works best in a pie dish or tart tin. 

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins June 21.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Tuesday June 29, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

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

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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!

Peach Cobbler-copyrighted imageJune's Cookbook Club: Tasty Food 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 Tasty Food Blog! Feel free to pick any Tasty 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
There are 19 spaces available.

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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!

Peach Cobbler-copyrighted imageJune's Cookbook Club: Tasty Food 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 Tasty Food Blog! Feel free to pick any Tasty 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

There are 19 spaces available.

Friday July 2, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Goslings ~ A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

For 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. Registration begins June 25.

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

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

For 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. Registration begins June 25.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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.

Tuesday July 6, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Firehouse Storytime

Families with children ages 6 & under

Join the librarians on the lawn at Fire Department Company #3 (1089 Chestnut Hill Road) for stories and rhymes about our town heroes. Afterwards, curious kids can explore the trucks and equipment. Bring a blanket. Rain will move the storytime inside. Adults must stay with the children. Masks will be required until further notice. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Fire Department Company #3

Families with children ages 6 & under

Join the librarians on the lawn at Fire Department Company #3 (1089 Chestnut Hill Road) for stories and rhymes about our town heroes. Afterwards, curious kids can explore the trucks and equipment. Bring a blanket. Rain will move the storytime inside. Adults must stay with the children. Masks will be required until further notice. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Fire Department Company #3

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Narwhal & Jelly Jam

For kids entering grades 1-4

Join us for a story, crafts and activities celebrating the o-fish-ally amazing friendship of Narwhal and Jelly from Ben Clanton’s hilarious early graphic novel series. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 30.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

For kids entering grades 1-4

Join us for a story, crafts and activities celebrating the o-fish-ally amazing friendship of Narwhal and Jelly from Ben Clanton’s hilarious early graphic novel series. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 30.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

Thursday July 8, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nutmeg Nibbles: COG

Cog Book CoverFor kids entering grades 4-6

COG by Greg van Eekhout is a wild adventure of five robots on the loose. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease, in person or on Zoom, for a discussion of this 2022 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 18.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cog Book CoverFor kids entering grades 4-6

COG by Greg van Eekhout is a wild adventure of five robots on the loose. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease, in person or on Zoom, for a discussion of this 2022 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins June 18.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fairy Tails ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12

Make your own Fairy Tail letter! Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will talk briefly about the tradition of a decorated letter and then guide you on the process of creating your very own fanciful letter wrapped around a critter! No drawing and lettering experience is necessary. Registered participants will select the letter and animal of their choice from a selection of digital files and then with colored pencils, we will trace and color our illuminated letter. Suggested supplies: pencil, eraser, colored pencils, and a pencil sharpener.

Registration begins June 10, 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 16 spaces available.

For teens entering grades 7-12

Make your own Fairy Tail letter! Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will talk briefly about the tradition of a decorated letter and then guide you on the process of creating your very own fanciful letter wrapped around a critter! No drawing and lettering experience is necessary. Registered participants will select the letter and animal of their choice from a selection of digital files and then with colored pencils, we will trace and color our illuminated letter. Suggested supplies: pencil, eraser, colored pencils, and a pencil sharpener.

Registration begins June 10, 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 16 spaces available.

Friday July 9, 2021
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch Bunch: Teddy Bear Picnic

Families with children ages 3-5 and entering grades K-2

Pack a picnic lunch, your favorite bear or stuffy, and bring a blanket to enjoy bear stories, rhymes, and songs under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn. Adults must stay with the children. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. A Zoom code will be sent via email at 10:30AM if needed. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 2.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

Families with children ages 3-5 and entering grades K-2

Pack a picnic lunch, your favorite bear or stuffy, and bring a blanket to enjoy bear stories, rhymes, and songs under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn. Adults must stay with the children. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. A Zoom code will be sent via email at 10:30AM if needed. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 2.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library

Saturday July 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 entering 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 and begins June 11; please sign up 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: Virtual Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering 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 and begins June 11; please sign up 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: Virtual Session


Monday July 12, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fairy Tale STEAM: Frozen

For kids entering grades 1-3

Cool off with winter experiments!  We will use ice cubes to make frozen arches, learn about snowflakes, and test melting temperatures. You may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. A list of materials will be sent to those participating from home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 6.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

For kids entering grades 1-3

Cool off with winter experiments!  We will use ice cubes to make frozen arches, learn about snowflakes, and test melting temperatures. You may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. A list of materials will be sent to those participating from home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 6.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tell Me Another: Introduction to Personal Storytelling ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Terry Wolfisch ColeIra Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.”

Effective personal storytelling is an essential skill for success and it’s one that anyone can learn. In this virtual workshop, storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you how to turn unique experiences into interesting stories that will captivate listeners in any setting. You’ll learn effective personal storytelling tips and tricks that are equally applicable on stage, in a meeting, when making a presentation or speech, as part of your elevator pitch, or at a more personal lunch or dinner. You will have opportunities to discover your stories (yes, interesting things have happened to you!), to select one to craft during the session, and to practice telling it.

Registration begins June 14, 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:  Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. She has told stories on stage at the Moth in New York, Boston, Miami, and Burlington, at Risk! in Washington DC, and numerous local shows throughout New England. An expatriate New Yorker, Terry has years of experience working with adults, teens, and children in a variety of settings.  She is also a writer, yoga teacher, cookie baker, Mah Jongg expert, and passionate Bruce Springsteen fan.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 92 spaces available.

Terry Wolfisch ColeIra Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.”

Effective personal storytelling is an essential skill for success and it’s one that anyone can learn. In this virtual workshop, storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you how to turn unique experiences into interesting stories that will captivate listeners in any setting. You’ll learn effective personal storytelling tips and tricks that are equally applicable on stage, in a meeting, when making a presentation or speech, as part of your elevator pitch, or at a more personal lunch or dinner. You will have opportunities to discover your stories (yes, interesting things have happened to you!), to select one to craft during the session, and to practice telling it.

Registration begins June 14, 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:  Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. She has told stories on stage at the Moth in New York, Boston, Miami, and Burlington, at Risk! in Washington DC, and numerous local shows throughout New England. An expatriate New Yorker, Terry has years of experience working with adults, teens, and children in a variety of settings.  She is also a writer, yoga teacher, cookie baker, Mah Jongg expert, and passionate Bruce Springsteen fan.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 92 spaces available.

Tuesday July 13, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Firehouse Storytime

Families with children ages 6 & under

Join the librarians on the lawn at Fire Department Company #4 (corner Manchester Rd  & Hebron Ave) for stories and rhymes about our town heroes. Afterwards, curious kids can explore the trucks and equipment. Bring a blanket. Rain will move the storytime inside. Adults must stay with the children. Masks will be required until further notice. No registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Fire Department Company #4

Families with children ages 6 & under

Join the librarians on the lawn at Fire Department Company #4 (corner Manchester Rd  & Hebron Ave) for stories and rhymes about our town heroes. Afterwards, curious kids can explore the trucks and equipment. Bring a blanket. Rain will move the storytime inside. Adults must stay with the children. Masks will be required until further notice. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Fire Department Company #4

Thursday July 15, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Night ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12

Learn how to paint a real painting while at home! Follow along on Zoom 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 summer beach scene.

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom.  Registration begins June 17, 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 Thursday, July 8. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pick-up time.

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

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

For teens entering grades 7-12

Learn how to paint a real painting while at home! Follow along on Zoom 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 summer beach scene.

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom.  Registration begins June 17, 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 Thursday, July 8. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pick-up time.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday July 19, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Food Explorers: No Churn Ice Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce ~ Virtual Children's Program

For families with children entering grades K-6

We all scream for ice cream for dessert! Join Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash.

You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla.  You will need an electric hand-held or stand mixer.

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins July 12.

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

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

For families with children entering grades K-6

We all scream for ice cream for dessert! Join Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash.

You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla.  You will need an electric hand-held or stand mixer.

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins July 12.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Food Explorers: No Churn Ice Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce ~ Virtual Children's Program

For families with children entering grades K-6

We all scream for ice cream for dessert! Join Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash.

You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla.  You will need an electric hand-held or stand mixer.

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins July 12.

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

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

For families with children entering grades K-6

We all scream for ice cream for dessert! Join Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash.

You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla.  You will need an electric hand-held or stand mixer.

Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins July 12.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Superheroes Trivia ~ Virtual Program for Teens and Their Families

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

Teens, grab your families and join presenter Thomas Beebe for a fun-filled night of Superheroes Trivia! Put your capes on, bring your wits, and be ready to battle all without jumping in your batmobile! We will test your knowledge of all things supers from Marvel to DC, movies to comics, and even TV and video games. Prepare for some villains to make an appearance with questions of their own! Get ready to lay down the infinity gauntlet and have a night full of fight, facts, and fun!

Registration begins June 21, 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
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

Teens, grab your families and join presenter Thomas Beebe for a fun-filled night of Superheroes Trivia! Put your capes on, bring your wits, and be ready to battle all without jumping in your batmobile! We will test your knowledge of all things supers from Marvel to DC, movies to comics, and even TV and video games. Prepare for some villains to make an appearance with questions of their own! Get ready to lay down the infinity gauntlet and have a night full of fight, facts, and fun!

Registration begins June 21, 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

Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday July 20, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 21, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Let’s Build: Mini Challenges

For kids entering grades 1-6

Creative kids can choose to compete in timed challenges either in person or virtually via Zoom. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice. The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 14.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

For kids entering grades 1-6

Creative kids can choose to compete in timed challenges either in person or virtually via Zoom. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice. The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 14.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Thursday July 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Exploring the Elementary Nutmegs: Dinosaur Lady

For kids entering grades 2-3

Can you imagine discovering dinosaur bones while searching the beach for shells? That's just what happened to Mary Anning, the first paleontologist. Join Mrs. Branson, in person or on Zoom, to read Elementary Nutmeg nominee Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers, followed by some dino-mite activities. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 15.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

For kids entering grades 2-3

Can you imagine discovering dinosaur bones while searching the beach for shells? That's just what happened to Mary Anning, the first paleontologist. Join Mrs. Branson, in person or on Zoom, to read Elementary Nutmeg nominee Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers, followed by some dino-mite activities. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 15.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

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

Books on Tap LogoAdults 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.

Station Eleven Book CoverThis month's pick: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (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, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap LogoAdults 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.

Station Eleven Book CoverThis month's pick: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (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, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Friday July 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fairy Tale STEAM: Billy Goat Bridges

Billy Goat

For kids entering grades 1-6

The Billy Goats Gruff must cross the bridge. Will it hold their weight? Build bridges with different types of materials to see which is the strongest. You may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. A list of materials will be sent to those participating from home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 16.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Billy Goat

For kids entering grades 1-6

The Billy Goats Gruff must cross the bridge. Will it hold their weight? Build bridges with different types of materials to see which is the strongest. You may participate in person or virtually via Zoom. A list of materials will be sent to those participating from home. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 16.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Monday July 26, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Goslings ~ A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

For 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. Registration begins July 19.

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

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

For 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. Registration begins July 19.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Tuesday July 27, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
There are many spaces available.

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nutmeg Nibbles: Clean Getaway

Clean Getaway Book Cover

For kids entering grades 4-6

Do you have plans for the summer? How about a road trip with your grandma in a RV? Follow Scoob’s adventures in Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease, in person or on Zoom, for a discussion of this 2022 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 6.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Clean Getaway Book Cover

For kids entering grades 4-6

Do you have plans for the summer? How about a road trip with your grandma in a RV? Follow Scoob’s adventures in Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease, in person or on Zoom, for a discussion of this 2022 Nutmeg Nominee. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Masks will be required until further notice. Registration begins July 6.

The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will sent via email one hour before the start.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Wednesday July 28, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults

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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!

July's Cookbook Club: 'Damn Delicious' Food Blog! Sheet Pan Shrimp-copyrighted image

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 Damn Delicious Food Blog! Feel free to pick any 'Damn Delicious' 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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!

July's Cookbook Club: 'Damn Delicious' Food Blog! Sheet Pan Shrimp-copyrighted image

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 Damn Delicious Food Blog! Feel free to pick any 'Damn Delicious' 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday July 29, 2021
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Homemade Focaccia and Dinner Rolls ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

Grab your family members and join Food Explorers for a bread-making workshop! You’ll make your own Focaccia bread masterpiece by decorating with fresh vegetables and herbs, and make dinner rolls from scratch in this two hour class.

You’ll need the following ingredients: flour (~6 cups total for both recipes), yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, 1 egg, butter, salt and your choice of decorative toppings, such as: peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, onion, olives, fresh parsley, rosemary, etc. The more colors the better!

Registration begins July 1, 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 Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

Grab your family members and join Food Explorers for a bread-making workshop! You’ll make your own Focaccia bread masterpiece by decorating with fresh vegetables and herbs, and make dinner rolls from scratch in this two hour class.

You’ll need the following ingredients: flour (~6 cups total for both recipes), yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, 1 egg, butter, salt and your choice of decorative toppings, such as: peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, onion, olives, fresh parsley, rosemary, etc. The more colors the better!

Registration begins July 1, 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 Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Friday July 30, 2021
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Passport Adventures: World of Harry Potter ~ Virtual Program

For kids entering grades 3-6

Attention Muggles: You have been chosen…to accompany Miss Lisa on a fantastic flight around the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Climb aboard the actual Hogwarts Express and get ready to visit (virtually) some of the real locations that brought Harry Potter’s story to life in the books and films. Be sure to pack your wand for this trip and expecto see lots of magic and mischief along the way. This is one trip that is guaranteed to be “Riddikulus!” The Zoom login will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 23. 

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

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

For kids entering grades 3-6

Attention Muggles: You have been chosen…to accompany Miss Lisa on a fantastic flight around the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Climb aboard the actual Hogwarts Express and get ready to visit (virtually) some of the real locations that brought Harry Potter’s story to life in the books and films. Be sure to pack your wand for this trip and expecto see lots of magic and mischief along the way. This is one trip that is guaranteed to be “Riddikulus!” The Zoom login will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 23. 

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Monday August 2, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Let’s Build: More Mini Challenges

For kids entering grades 1-6

Creative kids can choose to compete in timed challenges either in person or virtually via Zoom and put their building skills to the ultimate test. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice. The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 26.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

For kids entering grades 1-6

Creative kids can choose to compete in timed challenges either in person or virtually via Zoom and put their building skills to the ultimate test. If you are participating in this challenge from home and do not have Lego® bricks, you may use any building system that you have. Masks will be required until further notice. The Zoom login for those who choose to join from home will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 26.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Outdoors at the Library or on Zoom

Tuesday August 3, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

For families with children ages 6 & under

This storytime featuring classic fairy tales and other fun stories will also include finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Bring a blanket and meet the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required until further notice.

In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins June 10.​

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

 
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Trivia Tuesday: Guess Who Was… ~ Virtual Program

For kids entering grades 3-6

If your goal is to read all of the big-headed biographies in the Who Was…? series, this is the game for you. Join your fellow historians live on Zoom and see if you can guess who from clues provided by Miss Lisa. Will you go down in history as being one of the greatest champions that ever existed at Who HQ? The Zoom login will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 27. 

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

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

For kids entering grades 3-6

If your goal is to read all of the big-headed biographies in the Who Was…? series, this is the game for you. Join your fellow historians live on Zoom and see if you can guess who from clues provided by Miss Lisa. Will you go down in history as being one of the greatest champions that ever existed at Who HQ? The Zoom login will be sent via email one hour before the start. Registration begins July 27. 

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Show Don't Tell Writing Workshop ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12

Teens, join author Jen Malone for an immersive virtual writing workshop! “Show don’t tell” is a hard-to-grasp concept, even for professional authors, but mastering it will take your writing from “good" to “amazing" in a flash. (Plus, it’s easier than it sounds!) In this workshop, we’ll use TV pilot episodes to examine how viewers are introduced to characters and conflict, how props and settings convey messages, and where lines of dialogue fill in extra information to grab us into the show… then we'll try our hands at doing the same in our own stories.

Registration begins July 6, 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, July 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12

Teens, join author Jen Malone for an immersive virtual writing workshop! “Show don’t tell” is a hard-to-grasp concept, even for professional authors, but mastering it will take your writing from “good" to “amazing" in a flash. (Plus, it’s easier than it sounds!) In this workshop, we’ll use TV pilot episodes to examine how viewers are introduced to characters and conflict, how props and settings convey messages, and where lines of dialogue fill in extra information to grab us into the show… then we'll try our hands at doing the same in our own stories.

Registration begins July 6, 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, July 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday August 5, 2021
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Big Castle Construction

For kids entering grades 2-6

Rule your own kingdom! We will use cardboard boxes and other recycled materials to create kid-sized castles on the front lawn under the Copper Beech tree. Weather permitting.  Registration begins July 29.

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

For kids entering grades 2-6

Rule your own kingdom! We will use cardboard boxes and other recycled materials to create kid-sized castles on the front lawn under the Copper Beech tree. Weather permitting.  Registration begins July 29.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Library Front Lawn

Saturday August 14, 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 entering 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 and begins July 16; please sign up 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: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering 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 and begins July 16; please sign up 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: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday August 17, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Power of a Peaceful Mind - An Intro to Meditation ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Learn practical advice about the potential of our mind for developing inner peace and positive qualities from Gen Kelsang Khyenwang, Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford.

When our mind is calm, clear and peaceful, we are content. When our mind is at all agitated, worried or irritated, we are not happy. The purpose of meditation is to make the mind peaceful and calm. If we learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time, we will be happy all the time. With positive states of mind present, we can relate to ourselves, others and daily situations in a more skillful and enjoyable manner. Learn to tap into the power of your own mind through the practice of meditation. 

Registration begins July 20, 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: Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. She is a close disciple and student of internationally renown meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life. Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life.

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, July 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Learn practical advice about the potential of our mind for developing inner peace and positive qualities from Gen Kelsang Khyenwang, Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford.

When our mind is calm, clear and peaceful, we are content. When our mind is at all agitated, worried or irritated, we are not happy. The purpose of meditation is to make the mind peaceful and calm. If we learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time, we will be happy all the time. With positive states of mind present, we can relate to ourselves, others and daily situations in a more skillful and enjoyable manner. Learn to tap into the power of your own mind through the practice of meditation. 

Registration begins July 20, 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: Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. She is a close disciple and student of internationally renown meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life. Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life.

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, July 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday August 25, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults

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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!

August's Cookbook Club: ’A Pinch of Yum’ Food Blog! Chocolate Chip Cookie-copyrighted image

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 A Pinch of Yum Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Pinch of Yum’ 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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!

August's Cookbook Club: ’A Pinch of Yum’ Food Blog! Chocolate Chip Cookie-copyrighted image

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 A Pinch of Yum Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Pinch of Yum’ 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday August 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill.

No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

**We are following CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink.**


This month's pick: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

*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: Hops on the Hill
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill.

No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

**We are following CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink.**


This month's pick: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

*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: Hops on the Hill

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 2, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Award-winning author and pop culture historian, Martin Gitlin, hosts this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier, and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia (including cool theme songs to identify!), discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation, and content.

Registration begins August 5, 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.

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, August 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Award-winning author and pop culture historian, Martin Gitlin, hosts this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier, and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia (including cool theme songs to identify!), discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation, and content.

Registration begins August 5, 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.

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, August 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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.

Wednesday September 8, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sports Nutrition ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, join registered dietician and nutritionist Jill Patterson for this engaging and interactive workshop all about sports nutrition. Participants will learn nutrition tips for peak performance, how to fuel for optimal workouts and training, hydration, and fueling for recovery. Participants will then divide into teams to play a sports nutrition jeopardy game!

Registration begins August 11, 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 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, join registered dietician and nutritionist Jill Patterson for this engaging and interactive workshop all about sports nutrition. Participants will learn nutrition tips for peak performance, how to fuel for optimal workouts and training, hydration, and fueling for recovery. Participants will then divide into teams to play a sports nutrition jeopardy game!

Registration begins August 11, 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 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 9, 2021
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser ~ Virtual Program for Adults

What's It WorthAuthor, auctioneer, appraiser, and radio show host, Mike Ivankovich, will introduce you to what determines value and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today.

A limited number of attendees are invited to bring in 1 or 2 items for Mike to appraise on camera via Zoom. These attendees must have a functioning camera and microphone to participate. Proper camera positioning is important because if Mike can’t see the item, he won’t be able to appraise it. Since he can’t see the item in person, he’ll probably ask a few questions about markings, condition, etc. These participants should have one backup item for Mike to appraise. That way if he can’t virtually appraise the primary item, he can appraise the backup item.

Mike IvankovichYou are also welcome to attend the event just to watch and learn about the appraisal process! Please choose the appropriate ticket type for your desired experience and only register for one type.

Registration begins August 12, 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.

Click here to register.

About the presenter: Mike Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia PA. As a home downsizing expert & author he guides clients through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them deal with their antiques, collectibles, and general household contents. His Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps book can be found on Amazon.com. Mike is also a professional GPPA & MPPA Appraiser specializing in Appraisals for Estate, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance Claim, Non-Cash Charitable Donation, or other legal purposes. As a Pennsylvania Auctioneer, he has been named Pennsylvania's “Auctioneer of the Year” by fellow Auctioneers.

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

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

What's It WorthAuthor, auctioneer, appraiser, and radio show host, Mike Ivankovich, will introduce you to what determines value and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today.

A limited number of attendees are invited to bring in 1 or 2 items for Mike to appraise on camera via Zoom. These attendees must have a functioning camera and microphone to participate. Proper camera positioning is important because if Mike can’t see the item, he won’t be able to appraise it. Since he can’t see the item in person, he’ll probably ask a few questions about markings, condition, etc. These participants should have one backup item for Mike to appraise. That way if he can’t virtually appraise the primary item, he can appraise the backup item.

Mike IvankovichYou are also welcome to attend the event just to watch and learn about the appraisal process! Please choose the appropriate ticket type for your desired experience and only register for one type.

Registration begins August 12, 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.

Click here to register.

About the presenter: Mike Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia PA. As a home downsizing expert & author he guides clients through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them deal with their antiques, collectibles, and general household contents. His Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps book can be found on Amazon.com. Mike is also a professional GPPA & MPPA Appraiser specializing in Appraisals for Estate, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance Claim, Non-Cash Charitable Donation, or other legal purposes. As a Pennsylvania Auctioneer, he has been named Pennsylvania's “Auctioneer of the Year” by fellow Auctioneers.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Saturday September 11, 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 and begins August 13; please sign up 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: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, August 13, 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 and begins August 13; please sign up 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: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 16, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Space Race: From Sputnik to the Shuttle ~ Virtual Program for Adults

John CilioSpace ShuttleJoin John Cilio to learn all about The Space Race! This was the 20th-century’s somewhat friendly competition between two Cold War rivals: the Soviet Union and the United States. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned probes of many planets, and human spaceflight in Earth’s orbit and to the Moon!

Registration begins August 19, 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: John is a skilled historian focused on the 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 Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

John CilioSpace ShuttleJoin John Cilio to learn all about The Space Race! This was the 20th-century’s somewhat friendly competition between two Cold War rivals: the Soviet Union and the United States. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned probes of many planets, and human spaceflight in Earth’s orbit and to the Moon!

Registration begins August 19, 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: John is a skilled historian focused on the 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 Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday September 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Your Extraordinary Energy ~Virtual Program for Adults

Molly McAllister

Does your energy shift from day to day? How about moment-to-moment? With all that is going on in the world, it makes complete sense that you might be experiencing pendulum shifts in your energy. It turns out there are 7 levels of energy and understanding what they are and when you employ them may help you move away from the ones that make you feel stressed and anxious and toward the ones that build you up and makes you feel more joy.

Molly McAllister, certified professional coach and owner of Within Coaching, LLC, will help you unlock the power you hold within by raising your awareness around the seven levels of energy. You will leave the presentation with practical, in-the-moment advice on how to apply your knowledge immediately. Based on concepts explained in Bruce D. Schneider’s book, Energy Leadership, and the experiences of an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, this short program may just change the way you view your world.

Registration begins August 24, 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: An enthusiastic coach and learning and development professional, Molly McAllister has dedicated her professional career to helping others succeed. From the hospitality industry to the Connecticut state government, Molly has been designing and facilitating training programs that turn on lightbulbs for her participants for over 20 years. In her coaching business, Within Coaching LLC, Molly works one-on-one to help individuals see paradigm shifts that fundamentally change the way they view their circumstances and, ultimately, how they show up in the world. A member of the national chapter of the Association for Talent Development since 2000 and a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) since 2009, Molly recently completed studies with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and became a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner in 2020. A native New Yorker, Molly lives in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, two girls, and their anxious Beagle-mix rescue dog.

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, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Molly McAllister

Does your energy shift from day to day? How about moment-to-moment? With all that is going on in the world, it makes complete sense that you might be experiencing pendulum shifts in your energy. It turns out there are 7 levels of energy and understanding what they are and when you employ them may help you move away from the ones that make you feel stressed and anxious and toward the ones that build you up and makes you feel more joy.

Molly McAllister, certified professional coach and owner of Within Coaching, LLC, will help you unlock the power you hold within by raising your awareness around the seven levels of energy. You will leave the presentation with practical, in-the-moment advice on how to apply your knowledge immediately. Based on concepts explained in Bruce D. Schneider’s book, Energy Leadership, and the experiences of an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, this short program may just change the way you view your world.

Registration begins August 24, 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: An enthusiastic coach and learning and development professional, Molly McAllister has dedicated her professional career to helping others succeed. From the hospitality industry to the Connecticut state government, Molly has been designing and facilitating training programs that turn on lightbulbs for her participants for over 20 years. In her coaching business, Within Coaching LLC, Molly works one-on-one to help individuals see paradigm shifts that fundamentally change the way they view their circumstances and, ultimately, how they show up in the world. A member of the national chapter of the Association for Talent Development since 2000 and a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) since 2009, Molly recently completed studies with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and became a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner in 2020. A native New Yorker, Molly lives in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, two girls, and their anxious Beagle-mix rescue dog.

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, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults

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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!

September's Cookbook Club: ’The Recipe Critic’ Food Blog! Homemade Chicken Chimichangas- copyrighted image

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 The Recipe Critic Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Recipe Critic’ 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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!

September's Cookbook Club: ’The Recipe Critic’ Food Blog! Homemade Chicken Chimichangas- copyrighted image

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 The Recipe Critic Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Recipe Critic’ 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.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 30, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill.

No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

**We are following CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink.**

This month's pick: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

*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: Hops on the Hill
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill.

No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

**We are following CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink.**

This month's pick: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

*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: Hops on the Hill

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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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