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Text Notification of Available Holds

Would you like to receive an immediate text when your hold has arrived @ the library?
Here’s how to sign up:

  • Log into your library account from the online catalog. If you haven't already established a PIN, you will need to create one.
  • Click on Edit Account, just below your name.
  • When the “Modify Patron Information” popup window opens, enter your cell number in the “Mobile Phone No.” field, click on the “Opt In” check box and click on Submit at the bottom of the page.
  • You will receive a text within a few minutes to confirm your signup; text back “YES.”
  • You will receive a message within a few minutes to confirm your signup.

Please note:

  • One library account per cell number.
  • You will continue to receive email notices.
  • The service is free; message and data rates may apply.

 

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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

Ella Waters Concert Series: Classical Guitarist Francesco Barone

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Francesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s 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.

About Francesco Barone: Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

"Link to Video" ButtonTo watch a video of Francesco Barone performing Chanson by Manuel Ponce, click here.

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Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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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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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~

"National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 2-3:40pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This sequel to the two Lampoon Vacation flicks has the Griswold family staying home for the holidays and being invaded by bickering relatives. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki. Rated PG-13; 1 hr 37 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Bobcat ~ Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 7-8:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn will describe the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut; an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior and reproduction; and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Mountain lions are also briefly discussed. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting November 21, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

About Paul Colburn: Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. Mr. Colburn has provided over 200 wildlife presentations across the state and participated in several wildlife research projects.

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Making Sense of Metabolism:

Appetite and Weight Loss in a Confusing World of Fad Diets

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Separate fact from fiction with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Anastasia Climan. Learn how hormones influence food cravings, and take back control of your body, hunger and health. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting December 5, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Snow date: Tuesday, January 7

About the presenter: Anastasia Climan graduated from The University of Connecticut's Coordinated Undergraduate Program with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011. After intense coursework, an internship and licensing exam, she became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been in practice for over eight years. In 2015, Anastasia became an award-winning Health & Wellness Coach for a major insurance corporation, providing telephonic counseling to individuals throughout the country. After four years in this role, she moved on to pursue direct patient care at LivingWell Primary Care in Bloomfield, along with writing projects and speaking presentations. Beyond nutrition, Anastasia is trained in tobacco cessation, stress management, depression screening, healthy sleep habits and behavior change. Anastasia specializes in Motivational Interviewing - guiding clients to move past resistance, discover personal incentives and take action to achieve measurable goals. Her favorite part of being a dietitian is getting to know her clients and designing tailored solutions to fit their unique lifestyles.

Computer Basics: Getting Started

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 3:30-5pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

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Want to begin using a computer? Need practice using a mouse and keyboard? This class introduces beginner computer users to common computer terms and features. No prior experience with computers is necessary. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and begin December 10, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury.

Second Tuesday Book Group

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 2-3pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Come talk books with other bibliophiles! This book group will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Limited copies of the current selection will be available at the Reference Desk. Registration not required. This month, we're reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr:

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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Explore the CT Wine Trail with Michelle Griffis

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

You don’t need to fly all the way to California to try great wines. We have dozens of fantastic, award-winning wineries, right here in Connecticut! With beautiful scenery, daily tastings, live music and lots of special events, Connecticut wineries make a perfect weekend getaway. Come get insider tips for exploring the CT Wine Trail with Michelle Griffis, a former writer for ctwine.com and an advocate for the CT Wine Trail. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting December 19, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Finding Your Organizing Groove:

How To Gain SPACE and Develop Tidy Habits

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Celebrate Get Organized Month with Sarah Soboleski, LCSW, a social worker and professional organizer. Participants will learn proven steps for tackling any home organizing challenge, explore the pros and cons of the Konmari Method, and undergo an assessment of their organizing habits.

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Sarah will share before and after pictures of her own projects with clients and will talk about the process of working with a professional organizer. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins December 26, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Monday, January 27

About the presenter: Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a therapist and professional organizer. She is the owner of Classically Organized and provides therapeutic decluttering and organizing support to persons struggling with chronic disorganization and hoarding behaviors. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and is currently serving as Immediate Past President of NAPO-CT. She has appeared on WFSB’s "Better Connecticut" and been featured on NBC-CT.

Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

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During his six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. Signed copies of Sam’s book, Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail, will be available for purchase after the program. Seating is limited, so registration begins December 31, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow date: Tuesday, February 4

About the presenter: Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long-distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

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Cookbook Club

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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: The Whole Foods Cookbook by John Mackey. 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 last 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. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book’s recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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