Wednesday April 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 7, 21 and 28.  Wee Rock will not be held on April 14.

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

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

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 7, 21 and 28.  Wee Rock will not be held on April 14.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 22, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Handwriting Fun ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Handwriting Fun-courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Turn your own handwriting into colorful creations that can be used for cards, journaling, doodling and, of course, just for fun! Join instructor Debby Reelitz to learn more than 20 techniques to alter your handwriting, add color with a basic set of supplies (no expensive tools needed!) and add decorative elements. Pull out your highlighters, pencils, colored pencils, gel pens, markers or whatever interesting writing/drawing tools you have hiding in your drawers. Don’t forget that you will need something to write on — grab some scrap paper, blank paper or a drawing journal! 
Registration begins March 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
There are 10 spaces available.

Handwriting Fun-courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Turn your own handwriting into colorful creations that can be used for cards, journaling, doodling and, of course, just for fun! Join instructor Debby Reelitz to learn more than 20 techniques to alter your handwriting, add color with a basic set of supplies (no expensive tools needed!) and add decorative elements. Pull out your highlighters, pencils, colored pencils, gel pens, markers or whatever interesting writing/drawing tools you have hiding in your drawers. Don’t forget that you will need something to write on — grab some scrap paper, blank paper or a drawing journal! 
Registration begins March 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

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Virtual Storytime

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 6, 20 and 27. Storytime will not be held on April 13.

 

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

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

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 6, 20 and 27. Storytime will not be held on April 13.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday April 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 7, 21 and 28.  Wee Rock will not be held on April 14.

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

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

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for April 7, 21 and 28.  Wee Rock will not be held on April 14.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are many spaces available.

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

Pasta-copyrighted imageApril's Cookbook Club: Food52 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 Food52 Blog! Feel free to pick any Food52 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 18 spaces available.

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

Pasta-copyrighted imageApril's Cookbook Club: Food52 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 Food52 Blog! Feel free to pick any Food52 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 18 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Let's Build: A Night at the Museum Family Challenge ~ Virtual STEAM

Families with children ages 4 and up
Explore some famous works of art found in museums and then create your own work of art using Lego® bricks or another building system that you have. The whole family is invited to work together.  Registration begins April 1. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom program.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 9 spaces available.

Families with children ages 4 and up
Explore some famous works of art found in museums and then create your own work of art using Lego® bricks or another building system that you have. The whole family is invited to work together.  Registration begins April 1. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom program.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 9 spaces available.

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

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 18 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.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
   kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 18 spaces available.

Saturday May 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

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

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session


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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 58 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 58 spaces available.

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

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

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You’ll need the following ingredients:

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

Registration begins April 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 6 spaces available.

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

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You’ll need the following ingredients:

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

Registration begins April 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday May 11, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lemon Blueberry Pop-Tarts ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Pop Tarts-copyrighted imageFood Explorers LogoFor teens in grades 7-12
Join Food Explorers to make homemade Lemon Blueberry Pop-Tarts! You’ll be making the pastry, filling and glaze all from scratch. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lemon
  • flour
  • sugar
  • butter
  • powdered sugar

You will also need a rolling pin. Registration begins April 13, 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 9 spaces available.

Pop Tarts-copyrighted imageFood Explorers LogoFor teens in grades 7-12
Join Food Explorers to make homemade Lemon Blueberry Pop-Tarts! You’ll be making the pastry, filling and glaze all from scratch. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lemon
  • flour
  • sugar
  • butter
  • powdered sugar

You will also need a rolling pin. Registration begins April 13, 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 9 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 64 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 64 spaces available.

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

Shashuka-copyrighted imageMay's Cookbook Club: Smitten Kitchen Blog! 

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 Smitten Kitchen Blog! Feel free to pick any Smitten Kitchen blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

Shashuka-copyrighted imageMay's Cookbook Club: Smitten Kitchen Blog! 

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 Smitten Kitchen Blog! Feel free to pick any Smitten Kitchen blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
   annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
   kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Monday May 31, 2021
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Closed Memorial Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Thursday June 10, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Doodle Workshop ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Cara Bean-image appears with permissionDoodling-image courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. 
Registration begins May 13, 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, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cara Bean-image appears with permissionDoodling-image courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. 
Registration begins May 13, 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, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday June 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday June 16, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
How to Be an Informed Investor ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Coins in Glass Jars-copyrighted imageBefore you invest, take time to think about your overall financial situation and investment goals. During this interactive workshop, Kelly Lent of the CT Department of Banking will discuss financial management basics to have in place before you invest; risk tolerance; types of financial professionals involved and licensing requirements; and some of the most common types of investment products. Registration begins May 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

Coins in Glass Jars-copyrighted imageBefore you invest, take time to think about your overall financial situation and investment goals. During this interactive workshop, Kelly Lent of the CT Department of Banking will discuss financial management basics to have in place before you invest; risk tolerance; types of financial professionals involved and licensing requirements; and some of the most common types of investment products. Registration begins May 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday June 22, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
No-Sew Stars ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens in 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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens in 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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
   kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

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
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Sunday July 4, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

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

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

Monday July 5, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

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

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

Monday July 12, 2021
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday July 22, 2021
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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 CoverApril'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 CoverApril'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     

Thursday August 26, 2021
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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.

Lab Girl Book CoverApril's pick: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (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, July 22, 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.

Lab Girl Book CoverApril's pick: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (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, 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.

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     

Thursday September 30, 2021
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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.

A Visit from the Good Squad Book CoverApril's pick: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (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, August 26, 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.

A Visit from the Good Squad Book CoverApril's pick: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (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, 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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