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2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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Feather PenCalling All Glastonbury Poets!

Applications are now being accepted for Glastonbury’s first Poet Laureate. Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Glastonbury's residents. For more information, including eligibility and the application process, click here.


Space PlanningSpace Planning Study

The Welles-Turner Library is undergoing a space planning study to determine how to best utilize existing space to provide 21st Century library programs and services. The Town of Glastonbury has hired TLBArchitecture of Chester, CT to guide us through the process.

Part of this process includes seeking input from our users. One of the methods we are using is Mindmixer, a social media program designed to help municipalities engage citizens in the planning process. It is also a way for library staff to communicate with the public on the status of the project. Staff will be posting questions and polls throughout the next month, so visit the web site frequently and weigh in at http://wellesturnerlibrary.mindmixer.com.

You are always welcome to fill out a comment card (across from the Lending Desk) or contact Library Director Barbara Bailey, by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov or by phone at 860-652-7717, with your suggestions.

The Space Planning Study has been made possible by a gift of $50,000 from the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund to the Town of Glastonbury.

3D Printer3D Printing at WTML

The library's new 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation, will soon become available for library patron use.

It can print items up to 10"x8"x6". It works similar to a hot glue gun - it is fed plastic filament that it melts at three times the heat of boiling water. The printer then places miniscule plastic drops where the design tells it to and then builds up the drops to create a 3D object. For further information, please contact Library Director Barbara Bailey by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov. Thank you to the Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library for purchasing this printer for public use.


Upcoming Events

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Movie Clapper, Film Reel & PopcornFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A group of very different individuals are staying together at a posh hotel in Berlin. They all deal with one another in each of their respective dramas. The award-winning cast includes Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and Joan Crawford. 112 minutes. Not Rated. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

Joanne DeMaioFacebook SymbolFacebook Q&A and Book Giveaway Day

With New York Times Bestselling Author

Joanne DeMaio

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Place: Facebook

Denim Blue Sea Book CoverGlastonbury’s own New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio is connecting with readers. Welles-Turner Memorial Library will host a “Facebook Q&A and Book Giveaway” on Thursday, May 7 from 2:30-5:30 pm. And the local novelist has lots to chat about with her afternoon coffee.

Her online conversation follows the recent publication of her fifth novel, The Denim Blue Sea. It’s a story of reunited beach friends and seaside secrets, set against the backdrop of the Connecticut shoreline. DeMaio’s previous beach book, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans, appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for the past two consecutive summers. In addition, her USA Today bestselling holiday novel, Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes, was recently spotlighted in the Christmas issue of First for Women magazine, the third bestselling magazine in America.

Joanne will be answering reader questions on the Facebook Page of Welles-Turner Memorial Library on the afternoon of May 7. Please log on and join the conversation. If you don’t have a Facebook account, email welles.turner@glastonbury-ct.gov, and we’ll post your question for you! One lucky participant will also win a signed copy of DeMaio’s latest novel, The Denim Blue Sea. Catch a wave, and we'll see you there.


Phil RosenthalIsabella Waters Music Series ~ Phil Rosenthal

Who: All ages
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Phil celebrates Pete Seeger's music in this free concert, featuring many of Seeger's best-known compositions. Join us for a toe-tapping trip down memory lane. A treasure for all ages!

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


Cloud Computing Diagram"Keep Up With Your Grandkids" ~

What is the "Cloud?"

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center's Computer Lab

Have you heard someone talking about "the cloud" and wondered what it meant? Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, will explain this buzzword in a one-hour lecture so you can “keep up with your grandkids!” Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.


Book Sale ExcitementFriends' Spring Book Sale

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Library front lawn*

The Friends' Spring Book Sale is Saturday, May 16, 2015. They are currently accepting donations in good condition in all categories of books, CDs and DVDs. They do not accept textbooks or encyclopedias over five years old, Readers Digest Condensed Books, magazines, videos, audio or books on cassette, and vinyl records. The deadline for donations is Thursday, May 7. For more information, contact Lillian Levin, Friends Book Sale Chair, at 860-652-7728.

*In the event of rain, the sale will be in the lower parking deck of TD Bank, next door to the library.


For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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