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Book Stack-Fanned-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comA Word About Holds for Local Book Clubs

Due to Connecticut State Library delivery limitations, the library must suspend local book club support until further notice. In the meantime, the Reference Department is available to assist members of community book clubs in locating available copies of items to be picked up at the owning libraries. We regret this inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have more information.

 

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Burbio.com is a free community-building service that streams all library, school and non-profit events together in one place through a web site, iOS app and Amazon Alexa. Currently, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library calendar, as well as those from the local schools, are available. Expect other non-profits to be added in the school year.

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If you are a member of a non-profit organization and would like your group's events added, please contact Library Director, Barbara Bailey at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.


Upcoming Events

Career Workshop Series

Who: Adults
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Job Search Schematic-copyright denisismagilov/Fotolia.comAre you one of those job seekers who believe that the job market is dead? Are you putting off getting your resume in shape? Want to get ahead of the competition and learn how to get back to work? Please join us for a 3-part job search seminar, featuring Jean Baur, experienced job search coach and author of two books for job seekers. Jean will present a series of three interactive workshops for all job seekers. No matter what your background is or how long you've been in transition, this workshop is for you. Come to all three or attend the one(s) that fits your needs.

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Workshop 1: Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30pm
The Basics: Effective Resumes and Cover Emails

Workshop 2: Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:30pm
Key Interviewing Skills and the Role of Social Media

Workshop 3: Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm
Your Strategy: How to Search Smart
To register for Workshop 3, click here.

Register for each workshop online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663

Who: Adults
When: Monday March 18, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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*** The event is full. Thank you for your interest in this program! ***

Decades before the Salem witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered "techniques" for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Dr. Richard Ross will present his acclaimed book and discuss new information his research has uncovered regarding Connecticut’s witch hunting history. Book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

*** This event is full, but you may still add your name
to the waiting list ***

Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friend and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.” Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

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Cookbook Club

Who: Adults
Premieres: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Come 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 V.1. 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 fourth 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. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" V.1

Gentle Yoga

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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*** This event is full, but you may still add your name to the waiting list ***

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 online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

 

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"Build a Better ... You!" ~

Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Chronic pain plagues more than 1.5 billion people, while 1.4 billion people worldwide do not get the basic level of physical activity required for good health. This is not a coincidence. Join owner of Personal Euphoria and author of Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life by Maggie Downie, and learn pain-free techniques to feel better in your body. Maggie lives in Wethersfield, CT and teaches Pilates throughout the Greater Hartford area. Book will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Market Corrections &

How They Can Affect My Retirement

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A "Money Smart Week" Event
As we continue to work toward the future day when we retire, we need to be aware of how the fluctuations of our investments can potentially affect our retirement. Join host Michael Alimo, U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, for an educational workshop where he will discuss strategies for staging your retirement to be prepared for a variety of market events that could have an impact on your savings plan. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~

"Book Club"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 2-3:45pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A close group of college friends in their 30s reunite for the funeral of one of their own, and reconsider the hopes and regrets of their current lives over a long weekend spent together in a summer house. Nominated for Best Picture. Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt and Mary Kay Place. Rated R; 1 hour 43 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Long-Term Insurance Care:

The Missing Link in Retirement Planning

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

"Money Talks Mondays"
Aldo Pantano from the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, State Office of Policy and Management, discusses the state’s program that can help in planning future long-term care needs. The session will educate state residents to better understand the challenges regarding long-term care and how these challenges can impact families and communities. The presentation will clarify misunderstandings and misconceptions about what long-term care is and what it is not; who needs it; who pays for it and who does not. Included is a discussion about where long-term care situations fit in with Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more. This seminar provides a thorough explanation of the unique value and solutions that the Partnership offers Connecticut residents. If you are 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies assure you of the highest quality standards. They are affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Seating is limited, so registration is requested 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 on the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care is available on their website.

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Ella Waters Concert Series:

An Evening of Folk Music with Andy & Judy

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Andy & Judy, a local area folk duo, present a concert of original, lyric-driven songs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the close harmonies that blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy and Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their tunes – this show has something for everyone! The duo has released 4 CDs of original music: Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015) and This Old Town (2017). They are currently recording their fifth CD. Seating is limited, so registration is requested 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.

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The Canadian Maritimes:

Kinship, Connections & Kitchen Parties

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Canadian Flag Maple Leaf-Open Clip Art-AnonymousJoin us for a tour of the unique, often-unknown aspects of the three Canadian Maritime provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The connections between the U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes go back centuries and exist even today, a kinship which has proven to be life-altering and more times than not, life-affirming. Mariann Millard, certified tour director, returns for a lively, humorous and engaging presentation that weaves together historical and modern events with facts about the Canadian Maritimes to help us understand and appreciate our North American continent “roommates.” Come explore the history, culture, cuisine and “personalities” of the three provinces while learning more about ourselves as nextdoor neighbors. Seating is limited so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Paint Night with Pam!

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Learn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting. All supplies and snacks provided. Maximum 25 participants (minimum 15 to host the workshop), so registration is required and begins April 1, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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