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How Mighty is Your Pen?

The governor’s FY18-19 budget proposes total elimination of funding for the borrowIT CT program.

Pen Signing-copyright pogonici/Fotolia.comThe Connecticut Library Association (CLA) is fighting to restore full funding to this critical program, formerly known as Connecticard, that has worked successfully since 1973. This program supports your access to library collections – statewide – and delivery of materials to you at your library. From now through March 25, CLA is sponsoring a letter-w#CTPlaces-CLA Logoriting campaign. The goal is to send as many handwritten letters of support for library funding (specifically for borrowIT CT) to members of the legislature as possible. How can you help? Write letters to your legislators. Visit ctlibraryassociation.org. And spread the word!

Upcoming Events

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Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.com"Keep Up With Your Grandkids"  ~ Social Media 101 - Postponed

Who: Adults
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

*** March 21, 2017 event postponed ~ new date to be determined ***
The “Keep Up With Your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, focusing on technology topics selected by the public.

Senior Woman with Tablet Computer-copyright WavebreakmediaMicro/Fotolia.comThis 90-minute lecture gives a broad overview of the social networking trend, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and MeetUp.com.

Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse, keyboard, web browser and internet skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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

 

PoetryThen They Came Home:

Poetry and Music for

"Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day"

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Vietnam War Tags-copyright Stephen Coburn/Fotolia.comMichael Lepore, author of Forgotten Heroes and Vietnam Voices, and Allan Garry, Poet Laureate for the Veterans Art Foundation, will be featured poets. Music by "The Three Magneatos." Refreshments. Free. A Glastonbury Poet Laureate Event.

 

 

Multi-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comB.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.comNever have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Author and TV News Anchor 
Ann Nyberg-photo appears with permissionAuthor and TV News Anchor Ann Nyberg ~

Remembering Katharine Hepburn

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Remembering Katharine Hepburn Book Cover-image appears with permissionAnn Nyberg, the longest serving full-time anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history, will be at the library to celebrate her new book: Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s leading lady. The public is welcome to come meet Ann, learn more Hepburn and get a signed copy of the book. As Connecticut residents know, Hepburn was born in Hartford and spent much of her life in the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick, returning frequently to her family home even at the height of her Hollywood career. For this book, Nyberg interviewed Old Saybrook friends and neighbors, as well as Hollywood colleagues, to provide a fascinating new look at Hepburn’s life. Books available for purchase for $18, and signing. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

“Over There? Over My Dead Body!”

Lecture by Professor Hamish Lutris

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

WWI Grave Marker-copyright Sir_Eagle/Fotolia.comThe First World War was a cataclysmic event, shattering the lives of millions and ending the optimism that defined so much of the 19th Century. Even now, historians are unsure of exactly what caused the war, whether it was the result of concrete factors or simply a bloodletting that had to happen. One thing was certain: The United States wanted no part of going "over there." Yet, external events, as well as its own power and interests, would draw America inexorably into the maelstrom. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, presents a talk that will center on an overview of the war and why America's government and people both wanted to stay "over here," but would in the end declare war. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West.

 

 

Books in Circle-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comMissoula Book Cover"First WTML Wednesdays" ~

Adult Book Discussion

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

"Chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula, Montana, who claimed to be raped by University of Montana football players, highlighting the inequities of the law in regard to rape allegations and the treatment of rape victims and perpetrators." – provided by publisher

 

 

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Multi-Colored Bow-copyright alinaya/Fotolia.comSixty-something Doris attempts to woo her much younger co-worker, John, after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John’s social circle, although her new life creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. Rated R; 1 hour, 35 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Pope Mastodon Remains DiscoveredAn Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon’s

Epic Journey Through Life, Death, Storage Crates

and Museums

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Mastodon-copyright Morphart/Fotolia.comFrom 1913 – when workmen digging a ditch on the Hill-Stead estate of A.A. Pope in Farmington uncovered the remains of a mastodon – to today, when a successful radiocarbon date on a tusk fragment was conducted indicating that “Old Longtooth” passed away about 14,500 years ago, Brian Jones, CT’s State Archaeologist, presents the epic journey of the Pope Mastodon and his (or her) continuing importance to understanding Connecticut’s ancient environment and history. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Dr. Jones is associated with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn. He has worked as an archaeologist since 1992 and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UConn in 1998. He leads a busy life in Glastonbury with his wife and two children.

 

 

Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.com"Keep Up With Your Grandkids"  ~ Protect Yourself From Scams

(A "Money Smart Week" Event)

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time:
3-4:30pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Meeting Room

The “Keep Up With Your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, focusing on technology topics selected by the public.

Senior Woman with Laptop-copyright patpongstock/Fotolia.comAwareness is a senior’s best protection. Angela DeLeon, Masters Program Coordinator, People’s United Bank, discusses how to safeguard against becoming a victim of financial exploitation and other criminal activity. Deleon is on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Triad and on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Triads. She designed and coordinates the People’s United Masters Program, a program that helps communities stay informed through education and training about senior fraud, scams and good safety practices to help prevent the victimization of seniors and ensure their well-being. Seating is limited, 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, CT. These events are co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.

 

 

Happy Couple-copyright Antonioguillem/Fotolia.comMoney Smart Week ~ Credit Do's and Don'ts

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Money Smart Week 2017 Logo-used with permissionA healthy credit profile is critical to operating in today’s society. Credit affects the ability to finance purchases, secure insurance and even land a dream job. Pam Days-Luketich, Assistant Vice President of Chelsea Groton Bank, shares tips and tricks to establishing, maintaining and repairing your credit score. Insights into what lenders are looking for when they analyze credit will also be shared. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Woman Finished ExercisingNutrition and Menopause

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

POP Logo-used with permissionJoin us as we discuss menopause and the nutritional and self-care strategies you can use to improve symptoms. Donna Nucci, co-owner of POP Weight Loss Connecticut, explains how what you eat and how you live your day-to-day life have an enormous impact on your hormones and how you feel. Take control of your health and wellbeing! Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Nucci has been a practicing nurse for over 28 years. In addition to POP, she is an infectious disease nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and a mother of four. In her career, Nucci has seen firsthand the impact good nutrition can have on one’s health and wellbeing. It is this very connection that motivated her to open POP, along with fellow nurse Kerri Potts.

 

PoetryDaffodils in Spring-copyright Colette/Fotolia.comWords From The Wild

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Poetry Month, spring, and the natural world will all be celebrated with words and music. This free event will feature New England Trail Poet-in-Residence David Leff; music by a cappella quartet “Wait For It”; and a tribute to the legacy of renowned poet and former Glastonbury resident, Hugh Ogden. Refreshments. A Glastonbury Poet Laureate Event.

 

 

Pond with Lily PadsHealthy Living Longer Fair

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Local authors read from their work and present their methodology for a healthier you. With time to ask questions and purchase books afterwards, this is an excellent opportunity to improve your well-being. No registration required ~ drop in! Participating authors:

Author Karen Sands-photo appears with permission Author Debbie Sodergren-photo appears with permission Author Janet Verney-photo appears with permission

Karen Sands
The Ageless Way:
It's Never Too Late to Rock Your Age!

Debbie Sodergren
Just Be ...

Janet Verney
ROOTS2Wellness

For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720, or stop by and pick up a brochure.

 

 

Mother and Young Teen-copyright Scott Griessel/Fotolia.comTools to Help Your Child ~ and You ~

Conquer Anxiety

Who: Adults
When: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

As part of Mental Health Awareness month, Rick Amaral, ACSW, LCSW, discusses anxiety (types and severity) and shares ways to assist children and teenagers cope with an ever challenging world. For nearly 10 years, Amaral has been the Director of InterCommunity’s Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic and, for the past 14 years, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Capital Community College (psychology and sociology departments). Seating is limited, so registration is required starting April 3, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Author Mark GranatoThis Boy, Presented by Author F. Mark Granato

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

"This Boy" Book CoverJoin us as Wethersfield’s Pulitzer-prize nominated author Mark Granato discusses his latest novel, This Boy. Set in Hartford, CT in the turbulent 1960’s, This Boy is a love story woven through the decade that began with “Camelot” and ended in despair with the smell of gunpowder on an Ohio college campus. It is the story of Danny Logan, a boy who grew up on the streets of Hartford and went on to become a reporter for a local newspaper, documenting some of the best and worst moments in our country's history. Whether you lived through the '60s or are reading about them as an observer, this story is sure to draw you in. Copies of his books will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting April 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

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