Tuesday October 27, 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. Mrs. Branson invites you to “pop” in for stories, finger rhymes and songs featuring POPCORN! Have some ready to eat as you listen to stories. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four October dates.

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 25 spaces available.

Little Bookworms LogoFor families with children ages 5 & under
We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday mornings via 
Zoom. Mrs. Branson invites you to “pop” in for stories, finger rhymes and songs featuring POPCORN! Have some ready to eat as you listen to stories. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four October dates.

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 25 spaces available.

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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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!

October's Cookbook Club: Cookie + Kate Blog Recipe Pick!

Woman Reading Food Blog-copyrighted imageWe will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Cookie & Kate Blog! Feel free to pick any Cookie + Kate recipe, either online or if you own the “Love Real Food” cookbook (pictured, right), which stems from this blog, feel free to use it! Pick any recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 19 spaces available.

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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!

October's Cookbook Club: Cookie + Kate Blog Recipe Pick!

Woman Reading Food Blog-copyrighted imageWe will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Cookie & Kate Blog! Feel free to pick any Cookie + Kate recipe, either online or if you own the “Love Real Food” cookbook (pictured, right), which stems from this blog, feel free to use it! Pick any recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 19 spaces available.

Thursday October 29, 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five dates.

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 20 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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five dates.

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 20 spaces available.

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

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Graveyard-copyrighted imageAdults 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!

October's pick: Horror!

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 15 spaces available.

Books on Tap Logo

Graveyard-copyrighted imageAdults 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!

October's pick: Horror!

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 15 spaces available.

Friday October 30, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Baby in Tiger Costume-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. Special Halloween Wee Rock this week! Wear your costume for some crazy, spooky fun!

We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five October dates.

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 27 spaces available.

Baby in Tiger Costume-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages 5 & under
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. Special Halloween Wee Rock this week! Wear your costume for some crazy, spooky fun!

We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five October dates.

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 27 spaces available.

Monday November 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Pure Inspiration from Dustin Pari ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Dustin Pari-appears with permissionCharlie & Chocolate Factory PosterSweeter than chocolate! Wilder than Wonka himself! This confectionery creation from Dustin Pari takes a look at the tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by author Roald Dahl, examines the characters and their vices and, then, uses these devices to create a wonderfully magical tale of motivation, inspiration and imagination. Grab your golden ticket for this lecture, and hold on tight! It’s time for Pure Inspiration! Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 27 spaces available.

Dustin Pari-appears with permissionCharlie & Chocolate Factory PosterSweeter than chocolate! Wilder than Wonka himself! This confectionery creation from Dustin Pari takes a look at the tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by author Roald Dahl, examines the characters and their vices and, then, uses these devices to create a wonderfully magical tale of motivation, inspiration and imagination. Grab your golden ticket for this lecture, and hold on tight! It’s time for Pure Inspiration! Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: Dustin Pari is a highly sought-after paranormal researcher, lecturer and motivational speaker. The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 27 spaces available.

Friday November 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Protecting Your Financial Information: Identity Theft ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Laptop Phishing-copyrighted imageWe live in a fast-paced, technological world. Scammers are all around us, whose only goal is to steal your financial information to commit fraud. Your best defense is awareness. Join Kathleen Titsworth of the Connecticut Department of Banking to learn important tips to help you understand the methods of identity theft; take action steps to reduce your risk; recognize signs that you may be a victim; choose your options in recovering from identity theft, including data security breaches; and exercise your consumer rights to shield your credit report from unauthorized use. 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 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 47 spaces available.

Laptop Phishing-copyrighted imageWe live in a fast-paced, technological world. Scammers are all around us, whose only goal is to steal your financial information to commit fraud. Your best defense is awareness. Join Kathleen Titsworth of the Connecticut Department of Banking to learn important tips to help you understand the methods of identity theft; take action steps to reduce your risk; recognize signs that you may be a victim; choose your options in recovering from identity theft, including data security breaches; and exercise your consumer rights to shield your credit report from unauthorized use. 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 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 47 spaces available.

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.

Thursday November 12, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All About Credit ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Teens Checking Credit Online-copyrighted imageJoin Kathleen Titsworth from the Connecticut Department of Banking to learn the basics of credit. What is credit, and why do I need to establish good credit? What is the difference between a credit and a debit card? What is a credit report, and why do I need to know what is on mine? These questions and more are addressed in a discussion aimed at helping teens understand the importance of establishing good credit. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins October 15, online or by calling the library’s 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
There are 22 spaces available.

Teens Checking Credit Online-copyrighted imageJoin Kathleen Titsworth from the Connecticut Department of Banking to learn the basics of credit. What is credit, and why do I need to establish good credit? What is the difference between a credit and a debit card? What is a credit report, and why do I need to know what is on mine? These questions and more are addressed in a discussion aimed at helping teens understand the importance of establishing good credit. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins October 15, online or by calling the library’s 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

There are 22 spaces available.

Friday November 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

Saturday November 14, 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, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session


Wednesday November 18, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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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!

November's Cookbook Club: Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Pick! 

Thanksgiving Side Dishes-copyrighted imageWe 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 new or a tried and true Thanksgiving side dish recipe to share with your fellow Cookbook Club goers! Feel free to pick any side dish recipe, either online, from a family recipe, or a cookbook of your choice! We know that you have lots of cooking to do within the next week, so keep this as simple as you like. We would love to hear about your beloved family Thanksgiving recipes that you look forward to every year. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 20 spaces available.

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

November's Cookbook Club: Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Pick! 

Thanksgiving Side Dishes-copyrighted imageWe 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 new or a tried and true Thanksgiving side dish recipe to share with your fellow Cookbook Club goers! Feel free to pick any side dish recipe, either online, from a family recipe, or a cookbook of your choice! We know that you have lots of cooking to do within the next week, so keep this as simple as you like. We would love to hear about your beloved family Thanksgiving recipes that you look forward to every year. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday November 19, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Mountain Adventure-copyrighted imageAdults 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!

November's pick: Adventure

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

Mountain Adventure-copyrighted imageAdults 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!

November's pick: Adventure

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.

Friday November 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wee Rock @ Home ~ Virtual Music & Movement

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

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

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

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates.

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

Tuesday November 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Virtual Teen Program: Arm Knitting

Arm KnittingFor teens in grades 7-12
Learn to knit … with your arms! In less than an hour, this fast and fun knitting project will teach you the basics of knitting, and the result will be a stylish addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. Get tips and personalized instruction from sewing and knitting instructor, Dawn Zillich. This class will prepare you for other arm knit and traditional knit projects. This is a virtual program that will be held via
Zoom. Registration begins October 27, online or by calling the library’s 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. Yarn will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, November 16. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up yarn.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Arm KnittingFor teens in grades 7-12
Learn to knit … with your arms! In less than an hour, this fast and fun knitting project will teach you the basics of knitting, and the result will be a stylish addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. Get tips and personalized instruction from sewing and knitting instructor, Dawn Zillich. This class will prepare you for other arm knit and traditional knit projects. This is a virtual program that will be held via
Zoom. Registration begins October 27, online or by calling the library’s 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. Yarn will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, November 16. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up yarn.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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.

Thursday December 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christmas in the Colonies ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Apple PeelerValya and Ehris UrbanChristmas in the New England colonies was, for the most part, just another day. Celebrating Christmas was outlawed in most of New England. Puritans and Protestants detested the entire celebration and likened it to “pagan rituals.” But some colonists enjoyed an array of festivities, such as singing carols, decorating their homes and hosting feasts. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for:  a DIY apple cinnamon sugar scrub   apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse)   apple seed prophecies and   a group wassail carol. You will need the following materials for the activities:

  • coconut oil
  • white sugar
  • medium apple
  • cinnamon powder
  • vanilla extract
  • glass jar (holds at least 16 oz)

Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, online or at 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.

About the presenters: Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner and "herstory unsanitized" expert. As "Grounded Goodwife," this funny and frank mother/daughter duo believe in taking inner responsibility for one's wellness and shape their "recipe" for wholeness through holistic workshops and gal-power presentations.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Apple PeelerValya and Ehris UrbanChristmas in the New England colonies was, for the most part, just another day. Celebrating Christmas was outlawed in most of New England. Puritans and Protestants detested the entire celebration and likened it to “pagan rituals.” But some colonists enjoyed an array of festivities, such as singing carols, decorating their homes and hosting feasts. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for:  a DIY apple cinnamon sugar scrub   apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse)   apple seed prophecies and   a group wassail carol. You will need the following materials for the activities:

  • coconut oil
  • white sugar
  • medium apple
  • cinnamon powder
  • vanilla extract
  • glass jar (holds at least 16 oz)

Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, online or at 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.

About the presenters: Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner and "herstory unsanitized" expert. As "Grounded Goodwife," this funny and frank mother/daughter duo believe in taking inner responsibility for one's wellness and shape their "recipe" for wholeness through holistic workshops and gal-power presentations.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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

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 10, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Occu-pie My Thoughts & I'm Going Bananas ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Need a mental break? Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for "Occu-pie My Thoughts & I'm Going Bananas," an interactive workshop that will teach you how to make a sugar scrub and face mask using edible ingredients from your home! For this program, you must gather the necessary supplies to participate. You will need: 

Sugar Scrub-Grounded Goodwife

 1 cup brown sugar
 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey
 1/8 cup oil 
 cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
 1/4 banana
 1 teaspoon honey
 1 teaspoon yogurt
 a jar
 a small bowl

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins November 12, online or by calling the library’s 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, November 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Need a mental break? Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for "Occu-pie My Thoughts & I'm Going Bananas," an interactive workshop that will teach you how to make a sugar scrub and face mask using edible ingredients from your home! For this program, you must gather the necessary supplies to participate. You will need: 

Sugar Scrub-Grounded Goodwife

 1 cup brown sugar
 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey
 1/8 cup oil 
 cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
 1/4 banana
 1 teaspoon honey
 1 teaspoon yogurt
 a jar
 a small bowl

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins November 12, online or by calling the library’s 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, November 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday December 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, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, November 13, 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, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday December 16, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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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!

December's Cookbook Club: Christmas Cookie Recipe Pick! 

Christmas Cookies-copyrighted imageWe 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 new or a tried-and-true Christmas Cookie Recipe to share with your fellow Cookbook Club goers! Feel free to pick any cookie recipe, either online, from a family recipe, or a cookbook of your choice! We know that you have lots of cooking to do within the next week, so keep this as simple as you like. We would love to hear about your beloved family Christmas recipes that you look forward to every year. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

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

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

December's Cookbook Club: Christmas Cookie Recipe Pick! 

Christmas Cookies-copyrighted imageWe 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 new or a tried-and-true Christmas Cookie Recipe to share with your fellow Cookbook Club goers! Feel free to pick any cookie recipe, either online, from a family recipe, or a cookbook of your choice! We know that you have lots of cooking to do within the next week, so keep this as simple as you like. We would love to hear about your beloved family Christmas recipes that you look forward to every year. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday December 17, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

December's pick: Graphic Novels

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Woman Reading Graphic Novel-copyrighted imageBooks 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!

December's pick: Graphic Novels

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday December 22, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Paint Night at Home ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Paint Night-Winter Cardinal-courtesy of Pams PicassosLearn 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 in order to pick up a paint kit, which will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, December 15. Registration with a valid email address is required in order 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 November 23 at 9 am and opens online for all on December 1 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, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Paint Night-Winter Cardinal-courtesy of Pams PicassosLearn 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 in order to pick up a paint kit, which will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, December 15. Registration with a valid email address is required in order 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 November 23 at 9 am and opens online for all on December 1 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, December 1, 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.

Thursday January 7, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Connecticut and the Pandemic of 1918 ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Pandemic 1918-courtesy of CHSIn 1918-1919, the world experienced a lethal outbreak of influenza that took the lives of millions. What was it like to live through the Influenza Pandemic of 1918? In this program presented by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ll look at archival images, letters and newspapers to explore this topic, including sources left by Connecticans who experienced the flu first-hand. Registration begins December 10, 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: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.

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

Pandemic 1918-courtesy of CHSIn 1918-1919, the world experienced a lethal outbreak of influenza that took the lives of millions. What was it like to live through the Influenza Pandemic of 1918? In this program presented by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ll look at archival images, letters and newspapers to explore this topic, including sources left by Connecticans who experienced the flu first-hand. Registration begins December 10, 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: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday January 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; 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, December 11, 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, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday January 12, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ditching Fad Diets + Healthy Lunch Prep ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to learn how to start the New Year off in a healthy way! No more calorie counting or juice cleanses; you’ll learn how to determine if a diet is fad or fact. You’ll also have the chance to cook along and make a delicious lunch-prep recipe: Sweet Potato Fajita Bowls with Guacamole. You’ll need the following ingredients:

Healthy Lunch

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • brown rice (or white rice, quinoa, carrot, etc.)
  • optional seasonings like: cumin, paprika, chili powder

​Registration begins December 15, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Food Explorers Logo-appears with permissionJoin Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to learn how to start the New Year off in a healthy way! No more calorie counting or juice cleanses; you’ll learn how to determine if a diet is fad or fact. You’ll also have the chance to cook along and make a delicious lunch-prep recipe: Sweet Potato Fajita Bowls with Guacamole. You’ll need the following ingredients:

Healthy Lunch

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • brown rice (or white rice, quinoa, carrot, etc.)
  • optional seasonings like: cumin, paprika, chili powder

​Registration begins December 15, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday January 14, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Food Explorers: Cinnamon Rolls ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Making Cinnamon Rolls-copyrighted imageFood Explorers LogoFor teens in grades 7-12
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls! This recipe is yeast-free, and uses self-raising flour to get the cinnamon rolls nice and fluffy. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • powdered sugar
  • salt

You will need a rolling pin and non-stick baking spray; no electric mixer required. Registration begins December 17, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

Making Cinnamon Rolls-copyrighted imageFood Explorers LogoFor teens in grades 7-12
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls! This recipe is yeast-free, and uses self-raising flour to get the cinnamon rolls nice and fluffy. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • powdered sugar
  • salt

You will need a rolling pin and non-stick baking spray; no electric mixer required. Registration begins December 17, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Tuesday January 19, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Organizing: A Plan of Attack for Any Space ~ Virtual Program for Adults

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Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a licensed social worker and trained professional organizer. She will present her talk, “Organizing: A Plan of Attack for Any Space,” to celebrate National Get Organized (GO) Month! Participants will learn proven steps for tackling any of life’s organizing challenges, the three main causes of clutter, and easy how-to’s for simplifying your space. Sarah will share "before and after" pictures of her own projects with clients and will talk about the process in working with a professional organizer. Registration begins December 22, 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: Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a therapist and professional organizer. She is the owner of Classically Organized and provides therapeutic support and decluttering services to individuals struggling with hoarding and chronic disorganization. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and is a past president of the CT Chapter of NAPO. She has appeared on WFSB’s "Better Connecticut" and been featured on NBC-CT.​

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, December 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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Sarah Soboleski-appears with permission

Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a licensed social worker and trained professional organizer. She will present her talk, “Organizing: A Plan of Attack for Any Space,” to celebrate National Get Organized (GO) Month! Participants will learn proven steps for tackling any of life’s organizing challenges, the three main causes of clutter, and easy how-to’s for simplifying your space. Sarah will share "before and after" pictures of her own projects with clients and will talk about the process in working with a professional organizer. Registration begins December 22, 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: Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a therapist and professional organizer. She is the owner of Classically Organized and provides therapeutic support and decluttering services to individuals struggling with hoarding and chronic disorganization. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and is a past president of the CT Chapter of NAPO. She has appeared on WFSB’s "Better Connecticut" and been featured on NBC-CT.​

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, December 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday January 28, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

Modern Romance Book CoverJanuary's pick: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

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

Modern Romance Book CoverJanuary's pick: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday February 2, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Grandfather and Grandchild-copyrighted imageFamilySearch LogoInterested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. Registration begins January 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Grandfather and Grandchild-copyrighted imageFamilySearch LogoInterested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. Registration begins January 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday February 9, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cut the Cord on Cable TV ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Cut the Cord TVJames Gifford-appears with permissionWant to break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices? James Gifford will teach attendees how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options, many of which are free! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services streaming - as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV - can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise - just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control ... Come learn how to "Cut the Cord!" Registration begins January 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

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, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cut the Cord TVJames Gifford-appears with permissionWant to break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices? James Gifford will teach attendees how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options, many of which are free! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services streaming - as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV - can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise - just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control ... Come learn how to "Cut the Cord!" Registration begins January 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the presenter: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

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, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday February 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; 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, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday February 18, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
What is the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care? ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Middle-Aged Couple-copyrighted imageCT Partnership for L-T Care LogoYou have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 21, 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: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.

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, January 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Middle-Aged Couple-copyrighted imageCT Partnership for L-T Care LogoYou have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 21, 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: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.

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, January 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday February 25, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

My Sister the Serial Killer Book coverFebruary's pick: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

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

My Sister the Serial Killer Book coverFebruary's pick: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday March 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; 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, February 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; 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, February 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday March 25, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Books on Tap Logo

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

Dark Matter Book CoverMarch's pick: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Books on Tap Logo

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

Dark Matter Book CoverMarch's pick: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 1, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tapping into the Past: Tavern Life in Early Connecticut ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Tavern Life-courtesy of CHSTaverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town. Registration begins March 4, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

About the Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

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

Tavern Life-courtesy of CHSTaverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town. Registration begins March 4, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

About the Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Thursday October 7, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Facing War: Connecticut in World War One ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Facing War-courtesy of CHSWhat was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration  all while sending thousands of men and women to the front. Registration begins September 9, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

About the Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

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

Facing War-courtesy of CHSWhat was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration  all while sending thousands of men and women to the front. Registration begins September 9, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

About the Speaker: Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location. Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in History and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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


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