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Upcoming Programs for Adults - At a Glance

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Upcoming Programs for Adults - Details

 

White-Tailed Deer in Connecticut - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present on the history of White-tailed Deer in Connecticut and provide an overview of White-tailed Deer habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our White-tailed Deer population.

Register online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Cut the Cord on Cable TV - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, January 6, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Back by popular demand! James Gifford provides an entertaining community presentation meant to help cable-TV customers break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices. Attendees will learn how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options... many of which are free!

The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services that streaming—as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV—can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home Wi-Fi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise... just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control... come learn how to Cut the Cord!

Registration begins December 9, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Connecticut Wrappers: Made in the Shade - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, January 13, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

A cigar wrapper is the tobacco leaf that you see on the outside of the cigar. Most makers agree that a wrapper has the greatest potential to impact the subtle flavor notes of a great cigar. Connecticut started growing tobacco in 1640, eventually producing shade-grown tobacco for wrappers in 1901. Since then, CT farmers have produced some of the finest wrappers in the world. To produce this cash crop, farmers use cheesecloth or nylon netting to help protect the growing leaves from the sun’s rays and damaging winds. The technique has elevated CT-grown shade tobacco wrappers into the top tier of choice from the more than 50 that exist. Historian John Cilio will teach attendees about the histories of tobacco, cigars and Connecticut shade-grown wrappers.

Registration begins December 16, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Let’s Make Dinner! Veggie Stuffed Shells - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, January 18, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Join Food Explorers to make Veggie Stuffed Shells with a Registered Dietitian! This healthy and delicious dinner is packed with delicious flavor and is perfect for dinner.

You’ll need the following ingredients: Jumbo Pasta Shells, Marinara Sauce, Ricotta, 1 Egg, 1 Bell Pepper, 1 Zucchini, 1 Onion, Spinach and Garlic. Veggies choices are optional and can be modified.

Registration begins December 21, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, January 25, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Hartford Healthcare and WTML invite you to join us for a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine forum focusing on administering to children. Glastonbury resident, Dr. Juan Salazar, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Physician-In-Chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, will address facts, fears, and myths regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine for children.

Registration begins December 28, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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A Perky Pairing: Coffee and Fine Chocolates - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Monday, January 31, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Join Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations as she tells us all about coffee—the history, benefits, famous pioneers in the coffee business, best brewing/roasting methods, fun coffee terminology, and more.

Each participant will receive a kit containing different percentages of chocolate to sample; two coffees: a decaf organic Arabica and decaf espresso; and a chocolate tasting wheel for reference. You must be registered for the program to pick up a kit, which will be available for pickup at WTML starting Monday, January 24th.

Registration begins January 3, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Beyond the Breed: Exploring Dog DNA - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, February 8, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Dog owners are becoming increasingly interested in the genetic make-up of their furry family members. As the popularity of Canine DNA testing grows and the trend of “Breed Reveal Parties” takes hold, the need for a general understanding of dog evolution and genetics grows. In order for owners to fully understand how their small mixed breed dog could possibly have German Shepherd in its DNA, they need a basic understanding of canine genetics. This program presented by the Connecticut Humane Society will provide you with the skills needed to identify dog breeds based on their phenotypic characteristics, give background information in canine evolution, and provide a basic understanding of canine genetics.

Registration begins January 11, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, February 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with this presentation by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society. They will take you on a tour of items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut.

You’ll learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in our state.

Registration begins January 20, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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A Tour of the National Parks - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, March 3, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Join Dr. Richard Benfield, retired Professor of Geography at CCSU, for a virtual tour of the national parks. Benfield will draw upon his ten years of teaching about National Parks and World Heritage Sites, his four years working in Banff National Park for Parks Canada, and his latest research projects on conservation and protection of large feline predators in the World’s National Parks to create an immersive experience for all participants.

Registration begins February 3, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Connecticut Genealogy Research: The Basics - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Monday, March 7, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Want to dig into your Connecticut family’s past? There are certain sources that can be especially helpful when researching your Connecticut ancestors. This workshop led by professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will cover the most commonly used Connecticut sources!

Registration begins February 7, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, March 15, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Join us to celebrate Women's History Month with the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. This interactive multi-media program will cover some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser-known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs, and give you a panoramic view of some of its 125 Inductees from across all fields of endeavor, from politics and sports to the arts and sciences.

Registration begins February 15, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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A Stroll Through the Met's Egyptian Art - Virtual Program

Who: Adults
When: Monday, March 21, 2021
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: Virtual session

Mike Norris, PhD in Art History, will present an introduction to the Egyptian galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that will guide you from the banks of the Nile to tombs and temples. Discover Ancient Egyptian culture and art through sculpture, jewelry, mummies, and actual Egyptian buildings.

Registration begins February 21, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.