Monday November 28, 2022
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jingle Babies

For babies birth -15 months with a parent or caregiver

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed. 

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

For babies birth -15 months with a parent or caregiver

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Tuesday November 29, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday December 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Movie Theater Thursday: Little Women (2019)

Jo March reflects on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.

Rated PG; 2 hours 15 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

Jo March reflects on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.

Rated PG; 2 hours 15 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday December 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pet Boredom Busters

With the temperatures getting colder and the days getting shorter, it’s time to find some new activities for your pet! There are plenty of reasons pets may not get enough exercise and become bored. Keeping pets entertained is important for their physical and mental health. Without enough activity, boredom can quickly turn into destructive behavior. So, what can you do to curb your pets’ boredom and keep them happy and healthy? During this program, presented by the Connecticut Humane Society, you’ll learn different tips and tricks to keep all types of pets active. From snuffle mats to pet piñatas, and potted cat grass to braided rope toys, there’s something for everyone!

Registration begins November 7th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 39 spaces available.

With the temperatures getting colder and the days getting shorter, it’s time to find some new activities for your pet! There are plenty of reasons pets may not get enough exercise and become bored. Keeping pets entertained is important for their physical and mental health. Without enough activity, boredom can quickly turn into destructive behavior. So, what can you do to curb your pets’ boredom and keep them happy and healthy? During this program, presented by the Connecticut Humane Society, you’ll learn different tips and tricks to keep all types of pets active. From snuffle mats to pet piñatas, and potted cat grass to braided rope toys, there’s something for everyone!

Registration begins November 7th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 39 spaces available.

Tuesday December 6, 2022
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jingle Babies

For babies birth -15 months with a parent or caregiver

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed. 

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

For babies birth -15 months with a parent or caregiver

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs, and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Wednesday December 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Climb Aboard the Polar Express: In-Person & Virtual Options

For kids ages 4-10

Imaginations will power this ride to the North Pole where children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story, games, songs and a cup of cocoa. Pajamas are suggested!

Limited in-person spaces are available for Glastonbury residents.  Zoom registration is open to all and virtual participants may choose to pick up a travel bag containing hot cocoa mix and other surprises while supplies last. (If needed, this program will switch to virtual only). Registration begins November 21.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-652-7718
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 155 spaces available.

For kids ages 4-10

Imaginations will power this ride to the North Pole where children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story, games, songs and a cup of cocoa. Pajamas are suggested!

Limited in-person spaces are available for Glastonbury residents.  Zoom registration is open to all and virtual participants may choose to pick up a travel bag containing hot cocoa mix and other surprises while supplies last. (If needed, this program will switch to virtual only). Registration begins November 21.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 155 spaces available.

Thursday December 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens in grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Registration begins November 10th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace
There are 23 spaces available.

For teens in grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Registration begins November 10th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

There are 23 spaces available.

Friday December 9, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday December 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace


Tuesday December 13, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Winning a hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. At first, it seems like the team has a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their town. But the day after a drunken celebration following a key win, everything has changed. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Winning a hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. At first, it seems like the team has a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their town. But the day after a drunken celebration following a key win, everything has changed. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Wednesday December 14, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SAT vs ACT: Which Test is Right For You?

For teens in grades 9-12

Many people are unaware that colleges accept either the SAT or ACT. Though CT has students take the SAT, others on their own may find that the ACT is a better test for them. Students and families are welcome to come learn about the core differences between both tests, how it affects the admissions process, and recent updates to the SAT and ACT that may affect your application process.

Registration begins November 16th, online or by calling the library's Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Friends Room
There are 18 spaces available.

For teens in grades 9-12

Many people are unaware that colleges accept either the SAT or ACT. Though CT has students take the SAT, others on their own may find that the ACT is a better test for them. Students and families are welcome to come learn about the core differences between both tests, how it affects the admissions process, and recent updates to the SAT and ACT that may affect your application process.

Registration begins November 16th, online or by calling the library's Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Thursday December 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Lead Like a Pro

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is athletic leadership. In his book, Lead Like A Pro, Dr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior-level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful.

This talk is designed for athletic coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the kids they coach.

Registration begins November 17th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Dr. Matthew Raidbard has spent the past 16 years as a men's college basketball coach and senior level college athletics administrator. While pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, he conducted research on athletic coach leadership practice that led him to determine that coaches were not being provided the tools and resources required to take on the outsized leadership role they were asked to take on for their athletes and team. This discovery was the inspiration for his new book, "Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches," where he provides coaches, at all levels of sports, with tools to enhance their leadership practice and become more effective leaders.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 97 spaces available.

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is athletic leadership. In his book, Lead Like A Pro, Dr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior-level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful.

This talk is designed for athletic coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the kids they coach.

Registration begins November 17th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Dr. Matthew Raidbard has spent the past 16 years as a men's college basketball coach and senior level college athletics administrator. While pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, he conducted research on athletic coach leadership practice that led him to determine that coaches were not being provided the tools and resources required to take on the outsized leadership role they were asked to take on for their athletes and team. This discovery was the inspiration for his new book, "Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches," where he provides coaches, at all levels of sports, with tools to enhance their leadership practice and become more effective leaders.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 97 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

For Teens in grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers for another delicious cooking class! You’ll make individual Chocolate Banana Cream Pies, with layers of graham cracker, chocolate pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream. Recipe is nut-free but will contain dairy.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

For Teens in grades 7-12

Join Food Explorers for another delicious cooking class! You’ll make individual Chocolate Banana Cream Pies, with layers of graham cracker, chocolate pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream. Recipe is nut-free but will contain dairy.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace


Monday December 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holiday Story Break

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

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

For families with preschool children

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Join us for a winter craft in the Children’s Department after each storytime. No registration is needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.652.7718
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sydney Sherman Presents: You Are Not Alone for the Holidays (A Virtual Program)

The loss of a loved one is felt every day of the year and it’s hard, but holidays tend to make it even harder. Does it have to be?

Coping is different for everyone, but what most people have in common is the deep feelings of loss and family during the holiday season. It can help when people have the knowledge of what comes after this life, the new form their loved ones take, the reason they are here and how each of us can connect with them.

Acclaimed Metaphysical Author, Sydney Sherman, will visit us on Zoom to teach us how to get there step-by-step with easy and scientific explanations for how it all works. Most people do not realize how special holidays and celebrations invoke responses from our loved ones and if they are recognized, they can offer a much-needed comfort.

Sherman will discuss how items our loved ones used for a special holiday, or their favorite dish, a song, a silly joke or phrase, or even an extra chair and place settings may be all you need to start the connection. There is no better gift than that.

This presentation will be audience interactive. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Sydney Sherman is an acclaimed metaphysical author of 3 books focused on Thanatology (the study of life after death). For over a decade, Ms. Sherman has provided libraries, universities, TV/radio shows, and newspapers with education on what happens to us at death. Her workshops, classes, and presentations focus on using one’s own energy to learn how to identify a loved one’s energy, use your own senses to connect with a loved one, and how to start the conversation.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: Virtual Session
There are 90 spaces available.

The loss of a loved one is felt every day of the year and it’s hard, but holidays tend to make it even harder. Does it have to be?

Coping is different for everyone, but what most people have in common is the deep feelings of loss and family during the holiday season. It can help when people have the knowledge of what comes after this life, the new form their loved ones take, the reason they are here and how each of us can connect with them.

Acclaimed Metaphysical Author, Sydney Sherman, will visit us on Zoom to teach us how to get there step-by-step with easy and scientific explanations for how it all works. Most people do not realize how special holidays and celebrations invoke responses from our loved ones and if they are recognized, they can offer a much-needed comfort.

Sherman will discuss how items our loved ones used for a special holiday, or their favorite dish, a song, a silly joke or phrase, or even an extra chair and place settings may be all you need to start the connection. There is no better gift than that.

This presentation will be audience interactive. Q&A to follow.

Registration begins November 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Sydney Sherman is an acclaimed metaphysical author of 3 books focused on Thanatology (the study of life after death). For over a decade, Ms. Sherman has provided libraries, universities, TV/radio shows, and newspapers with education on what happens to us at death. Her workshops, classes, and presentations focus on using one’s own energy to learn how to identify a loved one’s energy, use your own senses to connect with a loved one, and how to start the conversation.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

There are 90 spaces available.

Thursday January 5, 2023
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Theater Thursday: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, and Lambert Wilson.

Rated PG for suggestive material, language and smoking; 1 hour 55 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, and Lambert Wilson.

Rated PG for suggestive material, language and smoking; 1 hour 55 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday January 9, 2023
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paint Your Pet Watercolor Workshop

Join watercolor artist Nancy Roman as she offers this creative workshop for adults. Participants must provide a 5"x7" photo of their pet, and Nancy will help you paint a watercolor portrait based on the photo. You may either bring this photo to the program or, if you do not have access to a color printer, you may email a photo to kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov to have printed.

All skill levels welcome; all materials provided.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on December 12th at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on December 19th.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 6 p.m.*

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

Join watercolor artist Nancy Roman as she offers this creative workshop for adults. Participants must provide a 5"x7" photo of their pet, and Nancy will help you paint a watercolor portrait based on the photo. You may either bring this photo to the program or, if you do not have access to a color printer, you may email a photo to kirsten.smith@glastonbury-ct.gov to have printed.

All skill levels welcome; all materials provided.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on December 12th at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on December 19th.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 6 p.m.*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Tuesday January 10, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beach Read" by Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily-ever-afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. The only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"Beach Read" by Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily-ever-afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. The only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Saturday January 14, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace

Wednesday January 18, 2023
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Homebuying 101

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Homebuying 101! 

Are you in the market to purchase your first home? Or simply want to gather information for a future opportunity? Join Taheera Pinto (of The Margaret Wilcox Team at William Raveis in Glastonbury) for a free workshop discussing home buying, geared to the Glastonbury area. Get important tips on topics such as getting preapproved, understanding the purchase process, and more!

Taheera is a Glastonbury resident and has been a licensed realtor for over a decade. She has spent most of her career with Glastonbury's top team and has over 20 million in sales over the last 2 years.

Registration begins December 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Homebuying 101! 

Are you in the market to purchase your first home? Or simply want to gather information for a future opportunity? Join Taheera Pinto (of The Margaret Wilcox Team at William Raveis in Glastonbury) for a free workshop discussing home buying, geared to the Glastonbury area. Get important tips on topics such as getting preapproved, understanding the purchase process, and more!

Taheera is a Glastonbury resident and has been a licensed realtor for over a decade. She has spent most of her career with Glastonbury's top team and has over 20 million in sales over the last 2 years.

Registration begins December 21st, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Thursday January 19, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins December 22nd, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins December 22nd, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Monday January 23, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
De-Stress with Gentle Stretching & Exericses

Join Jill Patterson, RDN, for a fun and active workshop where we will be participating in exercises while learning about the health benefits of gentle stretches and exercises. There are many benefits of gentle exercises and stretching, some which include: decreased stress, decreased risk of injury, increased mind/body connection, increased bone mass, and increased metabolism!

No experience necessary. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.

Registration begins December 27th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 880 5062 7840  |  Passcode: 970713

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Jill Patterson, RDN is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has been quoted in the Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and local news outlets. Jill often works with community organizations and workplaces to provide wellness education programs that inspire individuals to implement healthy habits. She is passionate about helping people live their happiest, healthiest lives!

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

Join Jill Patterson, RDN, for a fun and active workshop where we will be participating in exercises while learning about the health benefits of gentle stretches and exercises. There are many benefits of gentle exercises and stretching, some which include: decreased stress, decreased risk of injury, increased mind/body connection, increased bone mass, and increased metabolism!

No experience necessary. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.

Registration begins December 27th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 880 5062 7840  |  Passcode: 970713

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Jill Patterson, RDN is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has been quoted in the Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and local news outlets. Jill often works with community organizations and workplaces to provide wellness education programs that inspire individuals to implement healthy habits. She is passionate about helping people live their happiest, healthiest lives!

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday January 30, 2023
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Valentine’s Day Card-Making Workshop for Adults

Create three Valentine’s Day greeting cards with Debbie Martin of Stampin’ Up! Craft your own design or be guided through the process. No experience necessary. All materials supplied.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on January 3rd at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on January 10th.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 6 p.m.*

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

Create three Valentine’s Day greeting cards with Debbie Martin of Stampin’ Up! Craft your own design or be guided through the process. No experience necessary. All materials supplied.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on January 3rd at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on January 10th.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 6 p.m.*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Thursday February 2, 2023
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Theater Thursday: Marry Me (2022)

Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she instead decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd.

Starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Maluma.

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive material; 1 hour 52 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she instead decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd.

Starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Maluma.

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive material; 1 hour 52 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 6, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Around the World in 80 Gardens with Dr. Richard Benfield

Dr. Richard W. Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University where he taught courses in Human Geography, Plants, Predators and Parks, Russia, The European Union and many of the courses in the department’s tourism track.

This presentation is the culmination of his career in tourism to the world’s great gardens. In this session, beginning in the lush gardens of the pacific, through South America and Europe to South East Asia and Australia he will show garden enthusiasts and laymen alike the different and unique gardens and floral kingdoms of the world. He will take attendees through the three acres of gardens in Singapore airport, the arid gardens of Australia and the tropical gardens of the Seychelles (home of the love nut!) and the Canary Islands and culminating in the beautiful English country gardens of his home country, finishing with the unique and different gardens in the United States and Canada … in total 80 gardens in seven continents.

Registration begins January 9th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 896 8521 7591  |  Passcode: 523418

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Prior to coming to Central, Dr. Benfield was Senior Program Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma where he instructed citizens of the new Russian Federation on privatization and the transition to a market economy. He obtained his doctorate in geography from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Prior to commencing his teaching career at the University of Oklahoma, he was Vice-President of Marketing at Whistler Ski resort, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Executive Director of the Banff-Lake Louise Chamber of Commerce and a tourism marketing executive with the Government of Alberta. His current research interests are in biogeography, particularly the role of national parks in the conservation of large feline predators and the use of tourism as a conservation tool in parks. He has also published extensively and spoken widely on the geography of Floriculture. In total he has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the national parks, botanic gardens and other private reserves in just about them all.

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

Dr. Richard W. Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University where he taught courses in Human Geography, Plants, Predators and Parks, Russia, The European Union and many of the courses in the department’s tourism track.

This presentation is the culmination of his career in tourism to the world’s great gardens. In this session, beginning in the lush gardens of the pacific, through South America and Europe to South East Asia and Australia he will show garden enthusiasts and laymen alike the different and unique gardens and floral kingdoms of the world. He will take attendees through the three acres of gardens in Singapore airport, the arid gardens of Australia and the tropical gardens of the Seychelles (home of the love nut!) and the Canary Islands and culminating in the beautiful English country gardens of his home country, finishing with the unique and different gardens in the United States and Canada … in total 80 gardens in seven continents.

Registration begins January 9th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 896 8521 7591  |  Passcode: 523418

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Prior to coming to Central, Dr. Benfield was Senior Program Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma where he instructed citizens of the new Russian Federation on privatization and the transition to a market economy. He obtained his doctorate in geography from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Prior to commencing his teaching career at the University of Oklahoma, he was Vice-President of Marketing at Whistler Ski resort, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Executive Director of the Banff-Lake Louise Chamber of Commerce and a tourism marketing executive with the Government of Alberta. His current research interests are in biogeography, particularly the role of national parks in the conservation of large feline predators and the use of tourism as a conservation tool in parks. He has also published extensively and spoken widely on the geography of Floriculture. In total he has travelled in over 115 countries and seen the national parks, botanic gardens and other private reserves in just about them all.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Saturday February 11, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
College Entrance Exam Practice Session

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace

For teens in grades 9-12

The 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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going 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: MakerSpace

Tuesday February 14, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The House in the Cerulean Sea" by T.J. Klune

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not the magical youth he’s called to observe are likely to bring about the end of days.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The House in the Cerulean Sea" by T.J. Klune

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not the magical youth he’s called to observe are likely to bring about the end of days.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Wednesday February 15, 2023
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Heart Healthy Eating

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Heart Healthy Eating. February is Heart Health month and the perfect time to get heart smart. Join Lindsey Kent, RD for a talk all about heart healthy eating. Learn about foods that will help optimize your cardiovascular health, learn how to navigate food labels and get inspired with tasty meal ideas.

Registration begins January 18th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Lindsey Kent is a Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of East Hartford and Manchester. She has been with the company for 9 years providing nutrition services to customers and the community. Lindsey is committed to helping customers improve their health and wellness; meeting them where they are and making nutrition fun and approachable for everyone. 

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Heart Healthy Eating. February is Heart Health month and the perfect time to get heart smart. Join Lindsey Kent, RD for a talk all about heart healthy eating. Learn about foods that will help optimize your cardiovascular health, learn how to navigate food labels and get inspired with tasty meal ideas.

Registration begins January 18th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

About the Presenter: Lindsey Kent is a Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of East Hartford and Manchester. She has been with the company for 9 years providing nutrition services to customers and the community. Lindsey is committed to helping customers improve their health and wellness; meeting them where they are and making nutrition fun and approachable for everyone. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Thursday February 16, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins January 19th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins January 19th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reiki Healing Arts

All are welcome to join Reiki Teacher/Author Michael Fuchs for an enjoyable presentation on Reiki Healing Arts. We will discuss all things related to the World of Reiki—what it is and is not, history, uses and applications (including in hospitals as a form of "Integrative Medicine") and more. Mike will also offer free sample Reiki Healing Chair Sessions for those who would like to experience it (no touch is necessary, and we will wear masks and gloves). Q & A to follow.

Registration begins January 24th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 893 5156 1200  |  Passcode: 222268

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

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

All are welcome to join Reiki Teacher/Author Michael Fuchs for an enjoyable presentation on Reiki Healing Arts. We will discuss all things related to the World of Reiki—what it is and is not, history, uses and applications (including in hospitals as a form of "Integrative Medicine") and more. Mike will also offer free sample Reiki Healing Chair Sessions for those who would like to experience it (no touch is necessary, and we will wear masks and gloves). Q & A to follow.

Registration begins January 24th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 893 5156 1200  |  Passcode: 222268

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday February 27, 2023
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crafting with Clay

Join Laurie of Creative Girl Mobile Studios to learn how to make your very own bottle opener or bottle stopper with clay! All metal components will be provided and you will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind handle from multiple colors of clay you can choose! This workshop is open to all (age 21+) and attendees will leave with a finished project that evening.

Please make note whether you would like to make an opener or a bottle stopper when making your reservation.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on January 30th at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on February 6th.

CONTACT: Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

Join Laurie of Creative Girl Mobile Studios to learn how to make your very own bottle opener or bottle stopper with clay! All metal components will be provided and you will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind handle from multiple colors of clay you can choose! This workshop is open to all (age 21+) and attendees will leave with a finished project that evening.

Please make note whether you would like to make an opener or a bottle stopper when making your reservation.

Due to the space limitations of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on January 30th at 9 a.m. and opens online for all on February 6th.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Thursday March 2, 2023
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Movie Theater Thursday: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language; 2 hours 10 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language; 2 hours 10 minutes.

All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a copy of the movie on DVD! Drop-in; no registration required. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday March 6, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Connecticut Historical Society presents “Rosie the Riveter”

Join us in welcoming Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society to celebrate Women’s History Month at WTML.

“Rosie the Riveter” became an iconic image of working women during World War II. What was it really like for them? Take a look at propaganda posters, art, music, photos, and hear real-life accounts of Connecticut women who worked for victory in the war.

Registration begins February 6th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 830 8817 8169 | Passcode: 606407

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

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

Join us in welcoming Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society to celebrate Women’s History Month at WTML.

“Rosie the Riveter” became an iconic image of working women during World War II. What was it really like for them? Take a look at propaganda posters, art, music, photos, and hear real-life accounts of Connecticut women who worked for victory in the war.

Registration begins February 6th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 830 8817 8169 | Passcode: 606407

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

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

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Tuesday Book Club

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The friends might be septuagenarians, but they are cleverer than most. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

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

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Lending Desk. Registration is not required.

"The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The friends might be septuagenarians, but they are cleverer than most. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled*

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Glastonbury Room

Wednesday March 15, 2023
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Resume Writing

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Resume Writing. Interested in highlighting your skills to an employer? Susan Cincotta of Goodwill Career Centers will teach attendees how to identify the different sections of a resume, create a resume that features their skills and experiences, convert resume into ATS format to increase application visibility, and more!

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

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

Grab a notebook and a PB&J for this monthly lunchtime webinar series presented on Zoom!

This month’s topic is Resume Writing. Interested in highlighting your skills to an employer? Susan Cincotta of Goodwill Career Centers will teach attendees how to identify the different sections of a resume, create a resume that features their skills and experiences, convert resume into ATS format to increase application visibility, and more!

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Virtual Session

Thursday March 16, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins February 16th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT: Teen/Reference Department  860-652-7720
LOCATION: MakerSpace

For teens entering grades 7-12

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours. This is a monthly program.

Registration begins February 16th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: MakerSpace

Monday March 20, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Kerry Boys LIVE in Concert!

Enjoy 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!

Registration begins February 20th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 881 6872 7414 | Passcode: 228207

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled*

About the Presenter: The Kerry Boys are Mark James (originally from the county Kerry, Ireland; now a Cheshire, CT resident) & Pierce Campbell (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007-08 from Prospect, CT). These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago, and they have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs ever since.

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

Enjoy 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!

Registration begins February 20th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 881 6872 7414 | Passcode: 228207

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled*

About the Presenter: The Kerry Boys are Mark James (originally from the county Kerry, Ireland; now a Cheshire, CT resident) & Pierce Campbell (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007-08 from Prospect, CT). These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago, and they have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs ever since.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Monday March 27, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Glastonbury Historical Society presents “The Smith Sisters: Abolitionists and Suffragists”

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Historical Society of Glastonbury as they teach us about Glastonbury's own Smith Sisters – Abby and Julia. These elderly spinsters stood up to the townsmen of Glastonbury in their fight to get the right to vote for women, and famously lost their cows in the process.

This presentation takes you deeper into their lives, and the lives of their amazing family. Learn how Abby and Julia become unlikely heroines on the National Woman Suffrage stage and symbols of “taxation without representation.” Join us to hear their story!

Registration begins February 27th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 859 7394 1598| Passcode: 746158

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Diane Hoover was a history teacher in the Glastonbury School System for forty-one years. After retiring, she became the Education Director of the Historical Society of Glastonbury. In this role, Diane has extensively researched these remarkable women and has discussed their lives and legacies in many presentations.

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

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Historical Society of Glastonbury as they teach us about Glastonbury's own Smith Sisters – Abby and Julia. These elderly spinsters stood up to the townsmen of Glastonbury in their fight to get the right to vote for women, and famously lost their cows in the process.

This presentation takes you deeper into their lives, and the lives of their amazing family. Learn how Abby and Julia become unlikely heroines on the National Woman Suffrage stage and symbols of “taxation without representation.” Join us to hear their story!

Registration begins February 27th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 859 7394 1598| Passcode: 746158

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Diane Hoover was a history teacher in the Glastonbury School System for forty-one years. After retiring, she became the Education Director of the Historical Society of Glastonbury. In this role, Diane has extensively researched these remarkable women and has discussed their lives and legacies in many presentations.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room

Thursday March 30, 2023
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Smartphone Photography

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, want to learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of art? Now you can!  Join Andy Mars, freelance photographer, for a hands-on workshop to learn some basic tips on how to take better photos with your smartphone and then move on to editing techniques using the free editing app Snapseed. Finally, turn your images into photo paintings using the free version of the painting app Prisma. Your digital artwork can be printed as a unique gift for special occasions that will wow your family and friends!

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet (batteries charged and relevant user IDs/passwords in hand).

Registration begins on March 2 online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

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

For teens in grades 7-12

Teens, want to learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of art? Now you can!  Join Andy Mars, freelance photographer, for a hands-on workshop to learn some basic tips on how to take better photos with your smartphone and then move on to editing techniques using the free editing app Snapseed. Finally, turn your images into photo paintings using the free version of the painting app Prisma. Your digital artwork can be printed as a unique gift for special occasions that will wow your family and friends!

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet (batteries charged and relevant user IDs/passwords in hand).

Registration begins on March 2 online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

CONTACT:
  Teen/Reference Department
  860.652.7720
  

LOCATION: Friends Room


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