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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

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Cookbook Club

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, October 23, 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 cookbooks are: The Pioneer Woman Cookbooks by Ree Drummond. 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. 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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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~ "Green Book"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 2-4:10pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A white bouncer bonds with a black musician while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark and Sebastian Maniscalco. Rated PG-13; 2 hr 10 min. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Community Yoga with Sacred Rivers

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, November 7, 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.

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 starting November 2, 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.

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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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