Tuesday August 11, 2020
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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.

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

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
The registration period has ended.

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.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup ~ Virtual Event for Teens

Chocolate Chip Mug Cookies-copyrighted imageTeens entering grades 7-12, celebrate the last week of summer reading by making a chocolate chip cookie in a cup! After you register, the teen librarian will email you a list of ingredients (don’t worry; it’s very simple). On the day of the program, we will make our cookies together and then taste-test our creations. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There is 1 space available.

Chocolate Chip Mug Cookies-copyrighted imageTeens entering grades 7-12, celebrate the last week of summer reading by making a chocolate chip cookie in a cup! After you register, the teen librarian will email you a list of ingredients (don’t worry; it’s very simple). On the day of the program, we will make our cookies together and then taste-test our creations. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. 

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There is 1 space available.

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
What's Missing? ~ A Virtual Game

Puzzle Question MarkFor kids of all ages (through grade 6)
Test your memory skills with this fun Zoom game. 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?" Online registration begins August 5. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 17 spaces available.

Puzzle Question MarkFor kids of all ages (through grade 6)
Test your memory skills with this fun Zoom game. 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?" Online registration begins August 5. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Homeschooling 101 ~ Virtual Program

Home Schooling-copyrighted imageFor parents
If you are considering homeschooling, join Linda Hincks, East Hampton homeschool mom and owner of Wren Homeschool Consulting, to learn the basics of homeschooling and the laws in Connecticut. She will provide information to help you decide if it is right for your family. Linda has 20 years of experience and many years in classrooms, coops and museum instruction. Please forward your questions to renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov ahead of time so Linda can include the answers in the Zoom presentation. Online registration begins July 30. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 32 spaces available.

Home Schooling-copyrighted imageFor parents
If you are considering homeschooling, join Linda Hincks, East Hampton homeschool mom and owner of Wren Homeschool Consulting, to learn the basics of homeschooling and the laws in Connecticut. She will provide information to help you decide if it is right for your family. Linda has 20 years of experience and many years in classrooms, coops and museum instruction. Please forward your questions to renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov ahead of time so Linda can include the answers in the Zoom presentation. Online registration begins July 30. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 32 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Stories ~ A Virtual Storytime

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via
Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 58 spaces available.

Star with Nightcap-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via
Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 58 spaces available.

Thursday August 13, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Goslings ~ A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 59 spaces available.

Little Goslings LogoFor babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 59 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Passport Adventures: Mexico ~ Virtual Travel

Mexico Flag-Clipart LibraryFor kids entering grades K-3
Pack your make-believe suitcase to visit another country as we travel the world enjoying stories and activities. Online registration begins August 6. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 8 spaces available.

Mexico Flag-Clipart LibraryFor kids entering grades K-3
Pack your make-believe suitcase to visit another country as we travel the world enjoying stories and activities. Online registration begins August 6. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday August 14, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
You Are Invited to a Party! ~ Virtual Fun with Elephant & Piggie

I Am Invited to a Party Book CoverFor kids ages 3-5 and entering grades K-1
Calling all Elephant & Piggie fans! If you love the series by Mo Willems, this is the party for you. Join Miss June for stories, games, fun activities and more. Registration begins July 31. Each registered patron will receive a goody bag that can be picked up at the library after the program. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 6 spaces available.

I Am Invited to a Party Book CoverFor kids ages 3-5 and entering grades K-1
Calling all Elephant & Piggie fans! If you love the series by Mo Willems, this is the party for you. Join Miss June for stories, games, fun activities and more. Registration begins July 31. Each registered patron will receive a goody bag that can be picked up at the library after the program. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Let’s Build: Accept the Challenge ~ Virtual STEAM

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor kids entering grades 1-6
Creativity combines with engineering! Gather your LEGO® building bricks or other favorite building system to see if you can pass the challenges created by Miss Lisa. Online registration begins July 31. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 12 spaces available.

Lego Bricks-copyrighted imageFor kids entering grades 1-6
Creativity combines with engineering! Gather your LEGO® building bricks or other favorite building system to see if you can pass the challenges created by Miss Lisa. Online registration begins July 31. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 12 spaces available.

Sunday August 16, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday August 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Exploring the Elementary Nutmegs: Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando ~ A Virtual Program

Magic Ramen Book CoverNutmeg LogoFor kids entering grades 1-3
Get ready to slurp up the true story behind one of the world’s most popular foods when Mrs. Branson reads Elementary Nutmeg Nominee Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang. Afterwards we will discuss the book, practice our fine motor skills with some chopsticks, and other fun extension activities. Materials will be provided: We will call to arrange a pickup time once you have registered. Online registration begins August 3. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 10 spaces available.

Magic Ramen Book CoverNutmeg LogoFor kids entering grades 1-3
Get ready to slurp up the true story behind one of the world’s most popular foods when Mrs. Branson reads Elementary Nutmeg Nominee Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang. Afterwards we will discuss the book, practice our fine motor skills with some chopsticks, and other fun extension activities. Materials will be provided: We will call to arrange a pickup time once you have registered. Online registration begins August 3. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafty Kids: Pony Bead Bracelets

Pony Bracelet SuppliesFor kids entering grades K-6
Work alongside Mrs. Pease to make a pony bead bracelet. After you register, we will put together a bag of materials for you to pick up at the library. You will receive an email when it is ready. Let us know some of your favorite colors when registerin, and we will do our best to include them in your bag. Younger children may need a grownup's assistance. Online registration begins August 3. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 5 spaces available.

Pony Bracelet SuppliesFor kids entering grades K-6
Work alongside Mrs. Pease to make a pony bead bracelet. After you register, we will put together a bag of materials for you to pick up at the library. You will receive an email when it is ready. Let us know some of your favorite colors when registerin, and we will do our best to include them in your bag. Younger children may need a grownup's assistance. Online registration begins August 3. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday August 18, 2020
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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.

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

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

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday mornings via
Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nutmeg Nibbles: The Great Treehouse War ~ A Virtual Book Discussion

Nutmeg LogoGreat Treehouse War Book CoverFor kids entering grades 4-6
If you have been spending too much time with your family, you may want to see what these kids are up to. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease for a Zoom discussion of the Nutmeg Nominee, The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Online registration begins July 28. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 11 spaces available.

Nutmeg LogoGreat Treehouse War Book CoverFor kids entering grades 4-6
If you have been spending too much time with your family, you may want to see what these kids are up to. Bring a snack and meet Mrs. Pease for a Zoom discussion of the Nutmeg Nominee, The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff. Need a copy of the book? Check YES upon registration. Online registration begins July 28. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
What's Missing? ~ A Virtual Game

Puzzle Question MarkFor kids of all ages (through grade 6)
Test your memory skills with this fun Zoom game. 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?" Online registration begins July 29. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718  renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 5 spaces available.

Puzzle Question MarkFor kids of all ages (through grade 6)
Test your memory skills with this fun Zoom game. 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?" Online registration begins July 29. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering

Cookbook Club Logo

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

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

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 that includes farmer’s market picks in honor of the end of summer! If you normally make a weekly trip to a farmer’s market of your choice for your vegetable bundles and such, or even if you just happen to pick up some local vegetables from your everyday grocery store, we would love to hear the story behind your dish of choice! 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! Also, wear your sunglasses and keep em’ on for our August meeting. Let’s have some end of summer fun!

August's Cookbook Club: Farmer’s Market Picks! 

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
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 19 spaces available.

Cookbook Club Logo

Farmer's Market-copyrighted image

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!

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 that includes farmer’s market picks in honor of the end of summer! If you normally make a weekly trip to a farmer’s market of your choice for your vegetable bundles and such, or even if you just happen to pick up some local vegetables from your everyday grocery store, we would love to hear the story behind your dish of choice! 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! Also, wear your sunglasses and keep em’ on for our August meeting. Let’s have some end of summer fun!

August's Cookbook Club: Farmer’s Market Picks! 

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
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 19 spaces available.

Saturday August 22, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Homegrown String Band ~ Virtual Concert

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permissionA family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century.

Registration begins July 24, online or by calling Reference 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 38 spaces available.

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permissionA family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century.

Registration begins July 24, online or by calling Reference 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 38 spaces available.

Sunday August 23, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Thursday August 27, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering

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 books we read from a specific genre. We will explore a new genre each month until we can meet in person again. With a valid library card, you can explore our online offerings to find a title that fits the genre. Or, search through your own collection!

August's pick: Anti-Racism Non-Fiction

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 20 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 books we read from a specific genre. We will explore a new genre each month until we can meet in person again. With a valid library card, you can explore our online offerings to find a title that fits the genre. Or, search through your own collection!

August's pick: Anti-Racism Non-Fiction

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 20 spaces available.

Sunday August 30, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Wednesday September 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Debt Management and Credit Repair ~ Virtual Session

Financial Freedom-copyrighted imageAre you concerned about your credit? Do you need help managing your budget? Are you telling yourself, “I’ll worry about the bills later.” If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then it’s time to reassess your financial health. If you are facing debt, it doesn’t have to go from bad to worse. Join Kathleen Titsworth from the Connecticut Department of Banking to discuss ways to manage your debt and repair your credit the right way and avoid common mistakes.​ 

Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting and begins August 5.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 50 spaces available.

Financial Freedom-copyrighted imageAre you concerned about your credit? Do you need help managing your budget? Are you telling yourself, “I’ll worry about the bills later.” If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then it’s time to reassess your financial health. If you are facing debt, it doesn’t have to go from bad to worse. Join Kathleen Titsworth from the Connecticut Department of Banking to discuss ways to manage your debt and repair your credit the right way and avoid common mistakes.​ 

Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting and begins August 5.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 50 spaces available.

Sunday September 6, 2020

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through September 6.

Monday September 7, 2020

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Wednesday September 9, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Interview Skills ~ Virtual Workshop

Interview-copyrighted imageGoodwill LogoDo you have an upcoming job interview? This virtual workshop via Zoom prepares you for what to expect and beyond. Patrick Jones of Goodwill Career Center in Hartford will teach you how to:    prepare yourself before the interview    what to expect during the interview process    how to answer difficult questions you may be asked and   how to follow up after the interview is over.

Click here to register online. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Interview-copyrighted imageGoodwill LogoDo you have an upcoming job interview? This virtual workshop via Zoom prepares you for what to expect and beyond. Patrick Jones of Goodwill Career Center in Hartford will teach you how to:    prepare yourself before the interview    what to expect during the interview process    how to answer difficult questions you may be asked and   how to follow up after the interview is over.

Click here to register online. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Thursday September 10, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Teen Program: Mac & Cheese Cups

Food Explorers LogoMac & Cheese Muffins-copyrighted imageJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make cheesy and delicious Mac & Cheese Cups! You'll learn how to make your own cheese sauce from scratch and create this tasty treat in a muffin tin. You’ll need the following ingredients: elbow pasta (or other small pasta), 3 TBSP butter, onion, garlic, all-purpose flour, cheddar cheese, milk plus optional breadcrumbs and parmesan. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the program. Registration begins August 13, online or by calling the Reference Desk 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: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Food Explorers LogoMac & Cheese Muffins-copyrighted imageJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make cheesy and delicious Mac & Cheese Cups! You'll learn how to make your own cheese sauce from scratch and create this tasty treat in a muffin tin. You’ll need the following ingredients: elbow pasta (or other small pasta), 3 TBSP butter, onion, garlic, all-purpose flour, cheddar cheese, milk plus optional breadcrumbs and parmesan. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the program. Registration begins August 13, online or by calling the Reference Desk 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:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday September 12, 2020
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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 and SAT 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, August 14, 2020 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 and SAT 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, August 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 17, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Paint Night at Home ~ Virtual Program

Paint Night Autumn MoonLearn 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. Paint kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, September 14. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up a paint kit. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins August 20.

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 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Paint Night Autumn MoonLearn 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. Paint kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, September 14. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up a paint kit. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Registration begins August 20.

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 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday October 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
That’s Weird! History is strange: Take a second look ~ Virtual Program

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Registration begins September 3, online or by calling Reference 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 presenter: 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 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Registration begins September 3, online or by calling Reference 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 presenter: 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 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 5, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Homemade Ravioli ~ Virtual Program

Food Explorers LogoRavioli-copyrighted imageJoin Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian, and learn how to make your own ravioli from scratch. You’ll be guided through mixing, kneading and rolling your pasta dough and create a delicious cheesy filling. Katie will also be answering any burning questions you may have about food and nutrition! You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: 2 eggs  all-purpose flour  salt  olive oil  ricotta  shredded mozzarella and  (optional spices) parsley, basil and nutmeg. You do NOT need a pasta machine, but a rolling pin is required.​ 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 Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Food Explorers LogoRavioli-copyrighted imageJoin Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian, and learn how to make your own ravioli from scratch. You’ll be guided through mixing, kneading and rolling your pasta dough and create a delicious cheesy filling. Katie will also be answering any burning questions you may have about food and nutrition! You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: 2 eggs  all-purpose flour  salt  olive oil  ricotta  shredded mozzarella and  (optional spices) parsley, basil and nutmeg. You do NOT need a pasta machine, but a rolling pin is required.​ 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 Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 12, 2020
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

Thursday October 15, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Black Bears in Connecticut ~ Virtual Presentation

Black Bear-copyrighted imagePaul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut and provide an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Registration begins September 17, online or by calling Reference 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 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.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Black Bear-copyrighted imagePaul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut and provide an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Registration begins September 17, online or by calling Reference 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 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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 20, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar ~ Virtual Concert

Peter Biedermann-appears with permissionPeter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ who has been composing and performing for over 45 years and will be performing for the fourth time for the Welles-Turner Memorial Library. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics. Peter began focusing on performing original solo instrumentals beginning in 2000. The music is now being presented virtually from his home until further notice. Peter will be focusing on new pieces as well as material from his latest live recording  "Say What?" – on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 60+ years. Fans of fellow guitarists such as Michael Hedges, the British school (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Davy Graham), Alex de Grassi and John Martyn will enjoy this music.

Go to www.biedermannmusic.com for more information about Peter and his music. CD purchases can be made from the RECORDINGS section of this website.

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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Peter Biedermann-appears with permissionPeter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ who has been composing and performing for over 45 years and will be performing for the fourth time for the Welles-Turner Memorial Library. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics. Peter began focusing on performing original solo instrumentals beginning in 2000. The music is now being presented virtually from his home until further notice. Peter will be focusing on new pieces as well as material from his latest live recording  "Say What?" – on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 60+ years. Fans of fellow guitarists such as Michael Hedges, the British school (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Davy Graham), Alex de Grassi and John Martyn will enjoy this music.

Go to www.biedermannmusic.com for more information about Peter and his music. CD purchases can be made from the RECORDINGS section of this website.

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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed Veterans Day

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

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

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours ~ Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 27, 2020
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
A Creepy Christmas ~ Virtual Program

A Creepy ChristmasJeff Belanger-appears with permissionRemember the famous Christmas song which goes, "There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long long ago …?" So what happened to the scary stories? Jeff Belanger brings the spooky back to the yuletide time of year with Creepy Christmas, based on his New England Legends "Creepy Christmas" special that aired on PBS. From the origins of the holiday to the monsters like Krampus, the Belsnickel and Gryla, to the ghosts that lurk in the red and green shadows, Jeff will take you on a multi-media journey of this haunting holiday!

This program is NOT suitable for young children. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 10. 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 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.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

A Creepy ChristmasJeff Belanger-appears with permissionRemember the famous Christmas song which goes, "There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long long ago …?" So what happened to the scary stories? Jeff Belanger brings the spooky back to the yuletide time of year with Creepy Christmas, based on his New England Legends "Creepy Christmas" special that aired on PBS. From the origins of the holiday to the monsters like Krampus, the Belsnickel and Gryla, to the ghosts that lurk in the red and green shadows, Jeff will take you on a multi-media journey of this haunting holiday!

This program is NOT suitable for young children. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 10. 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 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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday December 24, 2020
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Special Hours ~ Christmas Eve

The library will be open from 9am-12noon on Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve.

The library will be open from 9am-12noon on Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve.

Friday December 25, 2020

The library will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas.

The library will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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Special Hours ~ New Year's Eve

The library will be open from 9am-5pm on Thursday, December 31, New Year's Eve.

The library will be open from 9am-5pm on Thursday, December 31, New Year's Eve.

Friday January 1, 2021
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Closed New Year's Day

The library will be closed on Friday, January 1 for the New Year.

The library will be closed on Friday, January 1 for the New Year.


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