Monday February 24, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stephen King: American Master

A creepy corpus of facts about Stephen King and his work!

Stephen King: American Master Book CoverAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and works of one of America's most popular writers and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. This lecture covers all of King's writings - novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry and more. Also illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King's life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts and co-authors. This presentation is given by a King authority. Author and retired University of New Haven professor Stephen Spignesi presents an entertaining and informative look at one of the world's most significant and popular writers. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting January 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. Christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Spignesi has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 3

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 2 spaces available.

A creepy corpus of facts about Stephen King and his work!

Stephen King: American Master Book CoverAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and works of one of America's most popular writers and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. This lecture covers all of King's writings - novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry and more. Also illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King's life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts and co-authors. This presentation is given by a King authority. Author and retired University of New Haven professor Stephen Spignesi presents an entertaining and informative look at one of the world's most significant and popular writers. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting January 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. Christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Spignesi has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 3

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed ~ drop in!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed ~ drop in!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Food52 Genius Desserts Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Food52 Genius Desserts Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday February 27, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen KingBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King. 

"It’s 1974 when 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson is offered a magic box by a man named Richard Farris, whom she meets at the top of one of the cliffside Suicide Stairs in Castle Rock, Maine. Farris wears a “small neat black hat” and seems to know just who Gwendy is and what she wants." 

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
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen KingBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King. 

"It’s 1974 when 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson is offered a magic box by a man named Richard Farris, whom she meets at the top of one of the cliffside Suicide Stairs in Castle Rock, Maine. Farris wears a “small neat black hat” and seems to know just who Gwendy is and what she wants." 

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
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Friday February 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Department

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Monday March 2, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Mother GooseBabies ages birth to 15 months
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes. Preregistration required for this five-week session begins January 13 for Glastonbury residents; January 21 for nonresidents.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Bunch

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Children Reading-Book BunchChildren ages 3-5
This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Seuss Silliness

Cat in Hat-copyrighted imageFor all ages
Stories galore, games and more. Sing, eat cake and celebrate! Join Dr. Seuss fans across the United States for Read Across America. No registration needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Cat in Hat-copyrighted imageFor all ages
Stories galore, games and more. Sing, eat cake and celebrate! Join Dr. Seuss fans across the United States for Read Across America. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Smart Start Storytime

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
One is W-One-derful

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
This lap-sit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Adults participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Computer Basics: E-Mail

Computer Email-copyrighted imageWant to get an e-mail account but don’t know where to start? Come to this intro class, where we’ll start by setting up a Gmail account. We’ll also learn how to send and receive emails, download attachments such as pictures and documents, forward, delete and print emails, and more. Experience with mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin February 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab
There are 3 spaces available.

Computer Email-copyrighted imageWant to get an e-mail account but don’t know where to start? Come to this intro class, where we’ll start by setting up a Gmail account. We’ll also learn how to send and receive emails, download attachments such as pictures and documents, forward, delete and print emails, and more. Experience with mouse and keyboard is required. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin February 4, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed ~ drop in!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Teddy Bear Reading-copyrighted imageFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed ~ drop in!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers - CANCELLED

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip Art*** Program cancelled ~ next offering is April 1 ***
Get ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins February 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
The registration period has ended.

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip Art*** Program cancelled ~ next offering is April 1 ***
Get ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins February 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

The registration period has ended.

Thursday March 5, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Smart Start STEAM

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. After the story, kids will enjoy a related STEAM activity introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math concepts. Preregistration required for this six-week session is
January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tax Free in Retirement

Scissor Cut Tax-copyrighted imageHappy Retired Couple-copyrighted imageJoin Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax-free retirement. Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down; unfortunately for most, this may not be the case. Discover how you can safely build a tax-favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information about retirement strategies is available on their website.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 33 spaces available.

Scissor Cut Tax-copyrighted imageHappy Retired Couple-copyrighted imageJoin Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax-free retirement. Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down; unfortunately for most, this may not be the case. Discover how you can safely build a tax-favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Additional information about retirement strategies is available on their website.

Snow date: Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 33 spaces available.

Friday March 6, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Side-by-Side

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Mother and Child Reading

For two-year-olds
A program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. This program allows a half-hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. Preregistration required for this six-week session is January 9-14 for Glastonbury residents
; January 17 for nonresidents.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Department

Tinkerlab Light BulbFor families with children ages birth to 5
Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. 
Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ Yesterday

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageYesterday DVD Cover-copyrighted imageAfter a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. Rated PG-13; 1 hr. 56 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Yesterday" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageYesterday DVD Cover-copyrighted imageAfter a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. Rated PG-13; 1 hr. 56 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"Yesterday" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Circe by Madeline Miller. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Despised by her divine family, Circe discovers her powers of sorcery when she turns a human fisherman into a god. When he spurns her for another nymph, Scylla, Circe transforms her rival into a horrific sea monster who becomes the scourge of all sailors – an act that will haunt Circe for the rest of her life.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Circe by Madeline Miller. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Despised by her divine family, Circe discovers her powers of sorcery when she turns a human fisherman into a god. When he spurns her for another nymph, Scylla, Circe transforms her rival into a horrific sea monster who becomes the scourge of all sailors – an act that will haunt Circe for the rest of her life.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

Thursday March 12, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Program: Emoji Cookies

Emoji Cookies-courtesy of Icing on the CakeTeens, come join instructor Jan Holland of Icing on the Cake to learn the basics of working with fondant! In this workshop, you will be able to decorate four emoji cookies of your own design. Embellish cookies with fondant circles, and add your choice of facial expressions using cutters and edible markers. This is a fun and tasty introduction to decorating with fondant! Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: The fondant used in this program is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, eggs, milk and soy products.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Emoji Cookies-courtesy of Icing on the CakeTeens, come join instructor Jan Holland of Icing on the Cake to learn the basics of working with fondant! In this workshop, you will be able to decorate four emoji cookies of your own design. Embellish cookies with fondant circles, and add your choice of facial expressions using cutters and edible markers. This is a fun and tasty introduction to decorating with fondant! Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: The fondant used in this program is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, eggs, milk and soy products.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday March 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

Girl Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Girl Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday March 18, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Holding Letter-copyrighted imageC2 Education LogoFor teens and parents
The college admissions process is nearly over, and now it is time to choose a college! C2 Education has partnered with the University of Hartford to provide information about the different financial aid opportunities that you may receive. Come with your award letters, and hear from a financial aid representative about how much aid you're actually being offered, which monies are free and what needs to be paid back, and what the next steps are to enrolling. We will also discuss where to look for outside scholarships. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 19, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 50 spaces available.

Holding Letter-copyrighted imageC2 Education LogoFor teens and parents
The college admissions process is nearly over, and now it is time to choose a college! C2 Education has partnered with the University of Hartford to provide information about the different financial aid opportunities that you may receive. Come with your award letters, and hear from a financial aid representative about how much aid you're actually being offered, which monies are free and what needs to be paid back, and what the next steps are to enrolling. We will also discuss where to look for outside scholarships. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 19, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 50 spaces available.

Thursday March 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ella Waters Concert Series: The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 20, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The music series is presented by the Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library and Welles-Turner Memorial Library in memory of Isabella Waters, who was a generous library supporter.

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 35 spaces available.

The Kerry Boys-image appears with permissionEnjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. With their signature vocal harmonies and high-energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 20, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The music series is presented by the Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library and Welles-Turner Memorial Library in memory of Isabella Waters, who was a generous library supporter.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 35 spaces available.

Saturday March 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning February 21, 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: Friends Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning February 21, 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: Friends Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday March 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume

Perfume Bottle-Clipart LibraryEhris and Velya UrbanDitch your store-bought perfume with this hands-on workshop with Grounded Goodwife! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting February 25, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Perfume Bottle-Clipart LibraryEhris and Velya UrbanDitch your store-bought perfume with this hands-on workshop with Grounded Goodwife! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. Experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones and top notes. Create your signature scent, mad-scientist style! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting February 25, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday March 25, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Mastering the Art of French Cooking V.2 Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2 by Julia Child. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Mastering the Art of French Cooking V.2 Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2 by Julia Child. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday March 26, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

Books on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

"In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS: an expansive virtual reality universe created by eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger."

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
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Books on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

"In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS: an expansive virtual reality universe created by eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger."

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
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Wednesday April 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 4, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins March 4, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday April 2, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: Peeps Dioramas

Peeps-ClipartLibrary.comTeens, come join us for a Peeps diorama contest! We will provide cardboard boxes, decorating supplies and Peeps. You bring in your best idea for a Peeps scene - you may base your diorama on a book, a movie or something from your own imagination! You may also bring in your own supplies if you have a specific idea in mind. Once we’re done creating our dioramas, we will vote for best overall, most creative and other fun categories. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Peeps-ClipartLibrary.comTeens, come join us for a Peeps diorama contest! We will provide cardboard boxes, decorating supplies and Peeps. You bring in your best idea for a Peeps scene - you may base your diorama on a book, a movie or something from your own imagination! You may also bring in your own supplies if you have a specific idea in mind. Once we’re done creating our dioramas, we will vote for best overall, most creative and other fun categories. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

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

Friday April 3, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ A League of Their Own

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageA League of Their Own DVD CoverA look at the first women’s professional baseball league focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell. Rated PG; 2 hr. 8 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"A League of Their Own" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageA League of Their Own DVD CoverA look at the first women’s professional baseball league focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell. Rated PG; 2 hr. 8 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"A League of Their Own" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Media Basics for Seniors

Woman-Speech Bubble-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionLearn the basics of various social media platforms. John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will dive into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkenIn, Youtube, Tumblr, Google+, Blogs, Wikis and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting March 11, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Woman-Speech Bubble-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionLearn the basics of various social media platforms. John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will dive into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkenIn, Youtube, Tumblr, Google+, Blogs, Wikis and more! Space is limited, so registration is requested starting March 11, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday April 9, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy-copyrighted imagePresenter Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations, LLC highlights the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Join us to craft fabric aromatherapy dream pillows, create healing foot soaking salts and make deconstructed rustic soaps ~ all using dried botanicals and oils. Relaxing music and herbal teas add to this calming, creative experience! Space is limited, so registration is required and begins March 12, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Aromatherapy-copyrighted imagePresenter Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations, LLC highlights the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Join us to craft fabric aromatherapy dream pillows, create healing foot soaking salts and make deconstructed rustic soaps ~ all using dried botanicals and oils. Relaxing music and herbal teas add to this calming, creative experience! Space is limited, so registration is required and begins March 12, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday April 10, 2020
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Closed Good Friday

The library will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

The library will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 12, 2020

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

Monday April 13, 2020
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Yoga

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join instructor Mandee Morris of Glastonbury Parks & Recreation for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class. Take this opportunity to be introduced to yoga through some simple, gentle poses and stretches. Please bring a towel or mat for the class. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Yoga Mat-copyrighted imageTeens, come join instructor Mandee Morris of Glastonbury Parks & Recreation for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class. Take this opportunity to be introduced to yoga through some simple, gentle poses and stretches. Please bring a towel or mat for the class. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 16, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

Lost Roses Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Lost Roses Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Legacy of Robin Williams

Robin Williams Scrapbook Cover ImageAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and work of the lost American Master, the genius who was breathtakingly funny and who could also tackle serious dramatic roles that could move viewers to tears. The illustrated lecture is by Stephen Spignesi, author of The Robin Williams Scrapbook and the forthcoming Robin Williams, American Master. This lecture looks at Robin's life and presents highlights and fascinating details about 22 of his most iconic films. Attendees will hear real-world anecdotes about Robin that illustrate the kind of man he was, and we will also hear Robin's favorite joke (yes, he had one!). Attendees will receive a signed, trifold, limited edition color brochure containing Robin's complete filmography. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting March 17, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter and musician. Spignesi has worked with Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Robin Williams Scrapbook Cover ImageAuthor Stephen SpignesiTake a look at the life and work of the lost American Master, the genius who was breathtakingly funny and who could also tackle serious dramatic roles that could move viewers to tears. The illustrated lecture is by Stephen Spignesi, author of The Robin Williams Scrapbook and the forthcoming Robin Williams, American Master. This lecture looks at Robin's life and presents highlights and fascinating details about 22 of his most iconic films. Attendees will hear real-world anecdotes about Robin that illustrate the kind of man he was, and we will also hear Robin's favorite joke (yes, he had one!). Attendees will receive a signed, trifold, limited edition color brochure containing Robin's complete filmography. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting March 17, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter and musician. Spignesi has worked with Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday April 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning March 20, 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: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning March 20, 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: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday April 23, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Taking Control of Your Cash Flow ~ Eliminating Debt

Charles Minahan-appears with permissionMan-Wallet-Dollars Flying-copyrighted imageCharles Minahan of the Society for Financial Awareness will teach you how to stop living paycheck to paycheck and answer questions about your financial future. Gain useful information to aid in eliminating your debt by developing a strategic budget! No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A to follow. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting March 26, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Charles Minahan-appears with permissionMan-Wallet-Dollars Flying-copyrighted imageCharles Minahan of the Society for Financial Awareness will teach you how to stop living paycheck to paycheck and answer questions about your financial future. Gain useful information to aid in eliminating your debt by developing a strategic budget! No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A to follow. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting March 26, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club

Love Real Food Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Love Real Food Book CoverCookbook Club LogoCome taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month’s cookbook is: Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the last Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday April 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

"As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer."

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
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

"As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer."

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
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Friday May 1, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ It’s Complicated

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageIt's Complicated DVD CoverA divorced couple rediscover their passion for one another after their son’s college graduation and must deal with the complications posed by their current love interests. Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Lake Bell. Rated R; 2 hr. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"It's Complicated" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageIt's Complicated DVD CoverA divorced couple rediscover their passion for one another after their son’s college graduation and must deal with the complications posed by their current love interests. Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Lake Bell. Rated R; 2 hr. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"It's Complicated" DVD Cover © Universal Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday May 2, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Homegrown String Band Concert

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permissionA family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 3, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

The Homegrown String Band-image appears with permissionA family of musicians collaborating in organic fashion with a unique repertoire of original and traditional music, The Homegrown String Band brings an American folk tradition into the twenty-first century. Comprised of husband and wife plus daughter, this dynamic trio utilizes an eclectic palette of instruments to add their own musical DNA to an American tradition. Come listen to songs by the likes of The Carter Family, The Delmore Brothers and Jimmy Rodgers, along with a tasty sprinkling of original material inspired by the rural American string band and folk tradition of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Homegrown String Band will take you on a musical journey from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of the twentieth century. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 3, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday May 6, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins April 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins April 8, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Friday May 8, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wee Rock!

Girl Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room

Girl Dancing-copyrighted imageFor families with children ages birth to 5
Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday May 9, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning April 10, 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: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning April 10, 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: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday May 12, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

Beartown Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: People say Beartown is finished. It is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Beartown Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: People say Beartown is finished. It is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Power of a Peaceful Mind ~ An Intro to Meditation

Meditating-copyrighted imageLearn practical advice about the potential of our mind for developing inner peace and positive qualities from Gen Kelsang Khyenwang, Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. When our mind is calm, clear and peaceful, we are content. When our mind is at all agitated, worried or irritated, we are not happy. The purpose of meditation is to make the mind peaceful and calm. If we learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time, we will be happy all the time. With positive states of mind present, we can relate to ourselves, others and daily situations in a more skillful and enjoyable manner. Learn to tap into the power of your own mind through the practice of meditation. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 14, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the instructor: Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. She is a close disciple and student of internationally renown meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life. Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Meditating-copyrighted imageLearn practical advice about the potential of our mind for developing inner peace and positive qualities from Gen Kelsang Khyenwang, Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. When our mind is calm, clear and peaceful, we are content. When our mind is at all agitated, worried or irritated, we are not happy. The purpose of meditation is to make the mind peaceful and calm. If we learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time, we will be happy all the time. With positive states of mind present, we can relate to ourselves, others and daily situations in a more skillful and enjoyable manner. Learn to tap into the power of your own mind through the practice of meditation. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 14, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the instructor: Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in East Hartford. She is a close disciple and student of internationally renown meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life. Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday May 13, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Traditional Computing Concepts

Keyboard-Cloud-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionEver wondered what the Cloud really is? Or how to write a Yelp review? John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will introduce attendees to common websites and computer concepts, so you can feel more comfortable browsing the web. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting April 15, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Keyboard-Cloud-copyrighted imageJohn Pastorelle-image appears with permissionEver wondered what the Cloud really is? Or how to write a Yelp review? John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions will introduce attendees to common websites and computer concepts, so you can feel more comfortable browsing the web. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting April 15, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Saturday May 16, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Together Time Tales

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Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Together Time Tales Logo-copyright Karen's KidsFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website at www.wtmlib.info for updates.

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday May 21, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poets on Poetry: Joy Harjo ~ US Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo-appears with permissionChristine Beck will discuss poet, musician and author Joy Harjo and her poetry. Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. The author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, a PEN USA Literary Award, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writers’ Award, a Rasmuson US Artist Fellowship, two NEA fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Harjo is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow. Discussion to follow.

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About the presenter: Christine Beck (right) holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern Connecticut State College. Her poetry publications include Blinding Light, Grayson Press, I’m Dating Myself, Dancing Girl Press, and Stirred, Not Shaken, Four Oaks Press. Christine Beck has taught poetry at SCSU, The University of Hartford and in private workshops. She hosts a monthly poetry discussion session at the Hartford Public Library, at which a local poet discusses the work of a well-known poet. She was a former poet laureate of the Town of West Hartford. Her website is www.ChristineBeck.net.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Joy Harjo-appears with permissionChristine Beck will discuss poet, musician and author Joy Harjo and her poetry. Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. The author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, a PEN USA Literary Award, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writers’ Award, a Rasmuson US Artist Fellowship, two NEA fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Harjo is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow. Discussion to follow.

Christine Beck-appears with permission

About the presenter: Christine Beck (right) holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern Connecticut State College. Her poetry publications include Blinding Light, Grayson Press, I’m Dating Myself, Dancing Girl Press, and Stirred, Not Shaken, Four Oaks Press. Christine Beck has taught poetry at SCSU, The University of Hartford and in private workshops. She hosts a monthly poetry discussion session at the Hartford Public Library, at which a local poet discusses the work of a well-known poet. She was a former poet laureate of the Town of West Hartford. Her website is www.ChristineBeck.net.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday May 25, 2020
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Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Thursday May 28, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

My Sister the Serial Killer Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

"When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other ..."

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
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

My Sister the Serial Killer Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

"When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other ..."

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
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Wednesday June 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins May 6, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Sacred Rivers LogoYoga Silhouette-Open Clip ArtGet ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required and begins May 6, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday June 4, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fashionably Connecticut: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, 1860-1960

Woman Driving 1960s-copyrighted imageMen's Hat-Clipart LibraryMaybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live. You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting May 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Woman Driving 1960s-copyrighted imageMen's Hat-Clipart LibraryMaybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do and the society in which we live. You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting May 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday June 5, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ High Noon

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageHigh Noon DVD CoverA retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald. Rated PG; 1 hr. 25 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"High Noon" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Star on Stage-copyrighted imageHigh Noon DVD CoverA retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald. Rated PG; 1 hr. 25 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

"High Noon" DVD Cover © Paramount Pictures

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Tuesday Book Group

Just Mercy Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room

Just Mercy Book Cover2Tues LogoCome talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group meets the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we're reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference desk. Refreshments provided. Registration not required ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. 

Storyline: Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

Wednesday June 10, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online Safety Tips

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Get a crash course on cybersecurity with John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions. Learn how to safely access the web while exploring sites like online shopping. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting May 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

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Get a crash course on cybersecurity with John Pastorelle of St. Michael IT Solutions. Learn how to safely access the web while exploring sites like online shopping. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting May 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM     

Thursday June 18, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials

Flower and Bee-copyrighted imageHummingbird-copyrighted imageJohn Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented. Comments and questions are welcome throughout the program, and handouts with information about attracting beneficials are offered to participants. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting May 21, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: In addition to his work as a Certified Organic Landscape Professional, John promotes pollinator habitat through his participation in the Western Massachusetts Pollinator Network and is active in establishing community orchards for local food resilience as a member of Grow Food Amherst and Help Yourself Northampton. John is a member of the Ecological Landscapers Association and is an accredited Organic Landscape Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Flower and Bee-copyrighted imageHummingbird-copyrighted imageJohn Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented. Comments and questions are welcome throughout the program, and handouts with information about attracting beneficials are offered to participants. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting May 21, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: In addition to his work as a Certified Organic Landscape Professional, John promotes pollinator habitat through his participation in the Western Massachusetts Pollinator Network and is active in establishing community orchards for local food resilience as a member of Grow Food Amherst and Help Yourself Northampton. John is a member of the Ecological Landscapers Association and is an accredited Organic Landscape Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday June 25, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap

Dark Matter Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

"Jason Dessen is walking home one night, looking forward to a quiet evening with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie - when his reality shatters. It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness. When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney - and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him "welcome back!" Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And someone is hunting him."

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
LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Dark Matter Book CoverBooks on Tap LogoAdults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill. No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Registration not required.

Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. This month, we're reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

"Jason Dessen is walking home one night, looking forward to a quiet evening with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie - when his reality shatters. It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness. When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney - and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him "welcome back!" Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And someone is hunting him."

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
  

LOCATION: Hops on the Hill

Saturday July 4, 2020
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Closed Independence Day

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Saturday July 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning June 12, 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: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Exam Sheet and Pencil-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 practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot beginning June 12, 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: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT: Barbara Bailey  860-652-7717  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov
LOCATION: Study Room

Michael LeporePoetryStop by and meet with Glastonbury's Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael F. Lepore, on the second Tuesday of the month at Welles-Turner Memorial Library from 4-5pm. Bring questions about poetry or poems to be critiqued. Learn about poetry opportunities in the greater Hartford area. Check at the Reference Desk on the library's second floor for room location. No reservation required ~ drop in!

CONTACT:
  Barbara Bailey
  860.652.7717
  barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov

LOCATION: Study Room

Monday September 7, 2020

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

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

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

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting September 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

That's WeirdAn ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a … ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, "Huh?" But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object "weird?" This presentation explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting September 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 12, 2020
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Closed Columbus Day

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

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

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed Veterans Day

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

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

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

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

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 Colonial Christmas experience, complete with walnut boat races (to find out if you’ll live to see 2021!), apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse), apple howling (for a bountiful harvest), apple seed prophecies and a group wassail carol. Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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: Friends Room
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 Colonial Christmas experience, complete with walnut boat races (to find out if you’ll live to see 2021!), apple peel throwing (to determine your spouse), apple howling (for a bountiful harvest), apple seed prophecies and a group wassail carol. Space is limited, so registration is requested beginning November 5, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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: Friends Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 5, 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.


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