Tuesday September 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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
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
There are 81 spaces available.

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

There are 81 spaces available.

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
What's Missing? Farm Fresh Fun ~ A Virtual Game for Kids

For kids of all ages (through grade 6)

Your favorite virtual memory game takes a trip to the farm.  The scene is set and you have 30 seconds to memorize what's in it.  The camera goes dark and something disappears.   Can you identify "what's missing?" Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Online registration begins September 8.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 20 spaces available.

For kids of all ages (through grade 6)

Your favorite virtual memory game takes a trip to the farm.  The scene is set and you have 30 seconds to memorize what's in it.  The camera goes dark and something disappears.   Can you identify "what's missing?" Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Online registration begins September 8.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

Friday September 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 September 29, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Let's Build: Dragon Day ~ Virtual STEAM for Kids

For kids grades 1-6

Be the first to hear an all-new adventure story full of fire, friendship, and one fierce dragon! Following the story, let your imaginations take flight as we construct dragons and other cool creations using Legos® or other building materials from home. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Registration begins September 15.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 17 spaces available.

For kids grades 1-6

Be the first to hear an all-new adventure story full of fire, friendship, and one fierce dragon! Following the story, let your imaginations take flight as we construct dragons and other cool creations using Legos® or other building materials from home. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Registration begins September 15.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 17 spaces available.

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, September 30, 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, September 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Tuesday October 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Muffin Tin Pizzas ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens in grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers to make Muffin Tin Pizzas! You’ll make pizza crust from scratch to make these fun sized snacks. You’ll need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, active dry yeast, olive oil, pizza/marinara sauce, cheese, and your choice of toppings. You will need a muffin tin and rolling pin.

Registration begins September 7, 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.

For teens in grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers to make Muffin Tin Pizzas! You’ll make pizza crust from scratch to make these fun sized snacks. You’ll need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, active dry yeast, olive oil, pizza/marinara sauce, cheese, and your choice of toppings. You will need a muffin tin and rolling pin.

Registration begins September 7, 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.

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
There are 73 spaces available.

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

There are 73 spaces available.

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

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Saturday October 9, 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 September 10; 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 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 September 10; 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 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.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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
Paint Night at Home ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Learn how to paint a real work of art at home! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos on Zoom as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will create a beautiful completed painting. This paint night is for adults (18+) only. You must be registered for the program to pick up a paint kit, which will be available for pickup starting Monday, October 4. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Due to the expense and popularity of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on September 14 at 9 am and opens online for all on September 21 at 9 am.

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, September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Learn how to paint a real work of art at home! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos on Zoom as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will create a beautiful completed painting. This paint night is for adults (18+) only. You must be registered for the program to pick up a paint kit, which will be available for pickup starting Monday, October 4. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Due to the expense and popularity of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on September 14 at 9 am and opens online for all on September 21 at 9 am.

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, September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Friday October 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Monday October 18, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dark Journeys: Exploring Urban Legends with Jeff Belanger ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Have you ever heard a story you didn’t think was true, but then thought… what if? Bloody Mary in the mirror? The Hook by Lover’s Lane? White Lady ghosts? Stolen body parts? Why do similar stories pop up all over the world? Are they more than just stories?

Come take an entertaining and enlightening virtual journey through the graveyard at midnight with author and folklorist Jeff Belanger. For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard.

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Have you ever heard a story you didn’t think was true, but then thought… what if? Bloody Mary in the mirror? The Hook by Lover’s Lane? White Lady ghosts? Stolen body parts? Why do similar stories pop up all over the world? Are they more than just stories?

Come take an entertaining and enlightening virtual journey through the graveyard at midnight with author and folklorist Jeff Belanger. For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Spooky Story Stroll

For families with preschool & elementary age children

The Welles-Turner Library Children's Department and Parks & Recreation team up for this annual family event. A slightly spooky story will unfold as you walk around the Riverfront Fairgrounds. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Tricks and treats may be found along the way.  Groups will leave from the Community Center Patio (in the back of the building) every 10 minutes. Parents must accompany children for this event.

Registration is required. This program is FULL.  Add your name to the wait list on the Parks and Recreation website:  https://glastonburyct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

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

For families with preschool & elementary age children

The Welles-Turner Library Children's Department and Parks & Recreation team up for this annual family event. A slightly spooky story will unfold as you walk around the Riverfront Fairgrounds. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Tricks and treats may be found along the way.  Groups will leave from the Community Center Patio (in the back of the building) every 10 minutes. Parents must accompany children for this event.

Registration is required. This program is FULL.  Add your name to the wait list on the Parks and Recreation website:  https://glastonburyct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Patio Behind Riverfront Community Center

Thursday October 21, 2021
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Soy Candle Making

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, join Creative Girl Studios and learn all the steps in soy candle making. Over 100 scent options will be available. All supplies provided. Leave with two of your very own candles!  Registration begins September 23, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720.

**This program will held in-person in the Arts & Crafts Room at Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.**

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, join Creative Girl Studios and learn all the steps in soy candle making. Over 100 scent options will be available. All supplies provided. Leave with two of your very own candles!  Registration begins September 23, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720.

**This program will held in-person in the Arts & Crafts Room at Riverfront Community Center. Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.**

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Tuesday October 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Bookworms ~ A Preschool Storytime

For families with children ages 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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 5 & under

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9:00AM if needed. Registration begins September 1.​

 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.

Thursday October 28, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (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, September 30, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (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, September 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Friday October 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

For 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 one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all Fridays, September 17-October 29. Registration begins September 1.

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.

Monday November 1, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
American Sign Language Basics ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Join SIGNING Basics for their popular “anything goes” American Sign Language event that will get you excited about learning ASL.  You will have fun learning via games and activities that will have you smiling, giggling, or outright laughing.

No previous signing experience is necessary. This is an excellent event for beginners, and intermediate learners can be enjoyed by individuals that have more advanced skills.

ASL Night Events are taught in ASL, with no sound used, but there will be cues and visual aids to guide you. Sign language interpreting is not provided.

Registration begins October 4, 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 Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join SIGNING Basics for their popular “anything goes” American Sign Language event that will get you excited about learning ASL.  You will have fun learning via games and activities that will have you smiling, giggling, or outright laughing.

No previous signing experience is necessary. This is an excellent event for beginners, and intermediate learners can be enjoyed by individuals that have more advanced skills.

ASL Night Events are taught in ASL, with no sound used, but there will be cues and visual aids to guide you. Sign language interpreting is not provided.

Registration begins October 4, 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 Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday November 8, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk: Lisa See ~ Presented by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund

Lisa See, Chinese American author will focus on two of her best-known historical fiction titles - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women.  Snow Flower explores 18th century China when women endured the limitations of foot binding and restricted access to the outside world.  They communicated with other women using a secret code nu shu “women’s writing.”   The Island of Sea Women is a story about female friendship and family secrets on Jeju Island, before, during, and after the Korean War

See has written numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, many of which reflect her interest in her Chinese ancestry and female relationships. Copies of her books will be available at Welles-Turner Memorial Library and at the South Glastonbury Library; those who wish may purchase copies from River Bend Book Shop. This event is sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund.

Registration begins October 11, 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 Monday, October 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Lisa See, Chinese American author will focus on two of her best-known historical fiction titles - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women.  Snow Flower explores 18th century China when women endured the limitations of foot binding and restricted access to the outside world.  They communicated with other women using a secret code nu shu “women’s writing.”   The Island of Sea Women is a story about female friendship and family secrets on Jeju Island, before, during, and after the Korean War

See has written numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, many of which reflect her interest in her Chinese ancestry and female relationships. Copies of her books will be available at Welles-Turner Memorial Library and at the South Glastonbury Library; those who wish may purchase copies from River Bend Book Shop. This event is sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund.

Registration begins October 11, 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 Monday, October 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eat This, Not That ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Good nutrition can positively impact our immune system, health, well-being, productivity, athletic and mental performance, and prevent certain chronic diseases. Join registered dietician and nutritionist Jill Patterson for this fun and interactive nutrition program. Learn how making simple tweaks in our foods lead to big results!

Registration begins October 13, 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 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Good nutrition can positively impact our immune system, health, well-being, productivity, athletic and mental performance, and prevent certain chronic diseases. Join registered dietician and nutritionist Jill Patterson for this fun and interactive nutrition program. Learn how making simple tweaks in our foods lead to big results!

Registration begins October 13, 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 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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.

Saturday November 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12

C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins October 15; 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, October 8, 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 October 15; 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, October 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday November 18, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (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, October 21, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (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, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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.

Thursday December 2, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Magic of a Winter Garden ~ Virtual Program for Adults

The garden can be a magical place – even in winter! This richly illustrated lecture presented by Joan Butler, Master Gardener provides inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest, choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.

Registration begins November 4, 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: Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta, and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations.

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

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

The garden can be a magical place – even in winter! This richly illustrated lecture presented by Joan Butler, Master Gardener provides inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest, choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.

Registration begins November 4, 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: Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta, and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Wednesday December 8, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
White-Tailed Deer in Connecticut ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present on the history of White-tailed Deer in Connecticut and provide an overview of White-tailed Deer habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our White-tailed Deer population.

Registration begins November 10, 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: Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.  Mr. Colburn has provided hundreds of wildlife presentations across the state and participated in several wildlife research projects. Mr. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, a graduate of Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

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, November 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present on the history of White-tailed Deer in Connecticut and provide an overview of White-tailed Deer habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our White-tailed Deer population.

Registration begins November 10, 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: Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.  Mr. Colburn has provided hundreds of wildlife presentations across the state and participated in several wildlife research projects. Mr. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, a graduate of Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

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, November 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday December 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 November 12; 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, November 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12

C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins November 12; 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, November 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday December 15, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Climb Aboard the Polar Express ~ A Virtual Train Trip for Kids

Families with children ages 4-10

Put on your PJs, climb on the couch, and grab your hot chocolate and some cookies to join us for a Zoom trip to the North Pole. Children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story and a sing-along of seasonal songs. Once you register online, you will receive email notification to pick your ticket and travel bag in the Children’s Department. (Bags available to the first 50 registrants.)  Due to high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Registration begins November 29.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718

Families with children ages 4-10

Put on your PJs, climb on the couch, and grab your hot chocolate and some cookies to join us for a Zoom trip to the North Pole. Children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story and a sing-along of seasonal songs. Once you register online, you will receive email notification to pick your ticket and travel bag in the Children’s Department. (Bags available to the first 50 registrants.)  Due to high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.  Registration begins November 29.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

Thursday December 16, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (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, November 18, 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 planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

This month's pick: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (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, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     


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