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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 32 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 32 spaces available.

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

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We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Smitten Kitchen Blog! Feel free to pick any Smitten Kitchen blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Smitten Kitchen Blog! Feel free to pick any Smitten Kitchen blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books on Tap Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 19 spaces available.

Monday May 31, 2021
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Closed Memorial Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 75 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 75 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 73 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 73 spaces available.

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

Cara Bean-image appears with permissionDoodling-image courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. 
Registration begins May 13, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cara Bean-image appears with permissionDoodling-image courtesy of presenterFor teens in grades 7-12
Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. 
Registration begins May 13, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

For teens entering grades 7-12
Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. 
Registration begins May 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12
Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. 
Registration begins May 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books on Tap Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

Peach Cobbler-copyrighted imageJune's Cookbook Club: Tasty Food Blog Picks!  

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Tasty Food Blog! Feel free to pick any Tasty blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.barrett@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

Peach Cobbler-copyrighted imageJune's Cookbook Club: Tasty Food Blog Picks!  

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Tasty Food Blog! Feel free to pick any Tasty blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Sunday July 4, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

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

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

Monday July 5, 2021
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Closed Independence Day

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

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

Thursday July 8, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fairy Tails ~ Virtual Program for Teens

For teens entering grades 7-12

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

Registration begins June 10, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12

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

Registration begins June 10, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins June 11; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins June 11; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday July 12, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tell Me Another: Introduction to Personal Storytelling ~ Virtual Program for Adults

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

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

Registration begins June 14, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

Registration begins June 14, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

For teens entering grades 7-12

Learn how to paint a real painting while at home! Follow along on Zoom with instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. For this class, we will be painting a summer beach scene.

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom.  Registration begins June 17, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Paint kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Thursday, July 8. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pick-up time.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12

Learn how to paint a real painting while at home! Follow along on Zoom with instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. For this class, we will be painting a summer beach scene.

This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom.  Registration begins June 17, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Paint kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Thursday, July 8. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pick-up time.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday July 22, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

Station Eleven Book CoverApril's pick: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Station Eleven Book CoverApril's pick: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Damn Delicious Food Blog! Feel free to pick any 'Damn Delicious' blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Damn Delicious Food Blog! Feel free to pick any 'Damn Delicious' blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

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

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

Registration begins July 1, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

For teens entering grades 7-12 and their families

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

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

Registration begins July 1, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday August 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins July 16; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students entering grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins July 16; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the A Pinch of Yum Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Pinch of Yum’ blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the A Pinch of Yum Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Pinch of Yum’ blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Thursday August 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

Registration begins August 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

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

Registration begins August 5, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Monday September 6, 2021

The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Saturday September 11, 2021
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins August 13; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Testing Sticky Note on Keyboard-copyrighted imageFor students in grades 9-12
C2 Education Logo-appears with permissionThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required and begins August 13; please sign up online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

Registration begins August 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

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

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

Registration begins August 19, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Molly McAllister

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

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

Registration begins August 24, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Molly McAllister

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

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

Registration begins August 24, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the The Recipe Critic Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Recipe Critic’ blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  annmarie.magurany@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Cookbook Club Logo

 

We've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!  :)

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

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

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the The Recipe Critic Food Blog! Feel free to pick any ‘Recipe Critic’ blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Thursday September 30, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720  kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

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

Monday October 11, 2021
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Closed Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day.

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Closed Veterans Day

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

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

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours ~ Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 26, 2021
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Closed Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.


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