Location & Contact
2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)
New Museum Passes
Three museum passes have been added to our collection:
Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge MA, which is available for borrowing now. The pass admits up to four (4) visitors at half-price during daytime hours. There is one pass for each day of the week.
New Haven Museum in New Haven, which admits four (4) visitors. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and is free on first Sundays from 1-4pm.
CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor, which will be available for when the museum reopens for the season on April 5. The pass admits up to two (2) adults and four (4) children. There is one pass for each day of the week, except for Tuesdays when the museum is closed.
New Library Book Bags
Want to tote around your library books in style? The newly designed Welles-Turner Library book bags are here. They’re lightweight, colorful and large enough to hold a lot of books, DVDs, etc. The design is simple and serves as a reminder of how to access the library via the Internet. A bargain at only $1.00 each! Show your support for the library, and buy a book bag or two. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for subsidizing the cost of the bags.
Book a Librarian
"Book a Librarian" is an opportunity for anyone with a valid library card to reserve one-on-one time with a librarian. A reference librarian will be available to help you with setting up an email account, using an eReader, locating genealogical information, using reference databases or any other library-related topics.
To make an appointment for a 30-minute session, call Reference at 860-652-7720. Please let the librarian know what you would like assistance with. Bring your eReader, if applicable. There is a limit of two sessions per month, and you must have a valid Connecticut library card.
In Bed with Wall Street:
The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy
When: Sunday, April 27
Place: Friends Room
Mark your calendar: Larry Doyle, Wall Street veteran and author of In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy, will visit the Welles-Turner Memorial Library on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He will talk about how the various stakeholders of our financial systems have failed investors, consumers and American taxpayers. Bring your questions and comments, and be prepared for a lively discussion on the state of our financial institutions.
Mr. Doyle will be at Welles-Turner Library just days after his presentation at the Boston Public Library. He has also been invited to speak at the Library of Congress. For more information about the book, the author, his research and findings, visit his blog, Sense on Cents. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 860-652-7720.
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library
When: Friday, May 2
Place: Friends Room
Set during World War II, this story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of a commandant at a concentration camp. Bruno embarks on an unusual friendship with the boy dressed in “black-and-white pajamas.” Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.
Friends' Spring Book Sale
Who: All ages
When: Saturday, May 10
Place: Library Front Lawn
Our spring book sale is Saturday, May 10, from 9am to 5pm, on the front lawn of the library. Should it rain, the sale will be in the lower parking deck of TD Bank, next door to the library. For more information, call The Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library at 860-652-7728.
For more events, see the CALENDAR.