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Upcoming Programs for Adults - At a Glance

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Upcoming Programs for Adults - Details

 

What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Virtual session

Author, auctioneer, appraiser, and radio show host, Mike Ivankovich, will introduce you to what determines value and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today.

A limited number of attendees are invited to bring in 1 or 2 items for Mike to appraise on camera via Zoom. These attendees must have a functioning camera and microphone to participate. Proper camera positioning is important because if Mike can’t see the item, he won’t be able to appraise it. Since he can’t see the item in person, he’ll probably ask a few questions about markings, condition, etc. These participants should have one backup item for Mike to appraise. That way if he can’t virtually appraise the primary item, he can appraise the backup item.

You are also welcome to attend the event just to watch and learn about the appraisal process! Please choose the appropriate ticket type for your desired experience and only register for one type.

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.

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

 

The Space Race: From Sputnik to the Shuttle - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Join historian John Cilio to learn all about The Space Race! This was the 20th-century’s somewhat friendly competition between two Cold War rivals: the Soviet Union and the United States. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, unmanned probes of many planets, and human spaceflight in Earth’s orbit and to the Moon!

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.

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

 

Your Extraordinary Energy - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Does your energy shift from day to day? How about moment-to-moment? With all that is going on in the world, it makes complete sense that you might be experiencing pendulum shifts in your energy. It turns out there are 7 levels of energy and understanding what they are and when you employ them may help you move away from the ones that make you feel stressed and anxious and toward the ones that build you up and makes you feel more joy.

Molly McAllister, certified professional coach and owner of Within Coaching, LLC, will help you unlock the power you hold within by raising your awareness around the seven levels of energy. You will leave the presentation with practical, in-the-moment advice on how to apply your knowledge immediately. Based on concepts explained in Bruce D. Schneider’s book, Energy Leadership, and the experiences of an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, this short program may just change the way you view your world.

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.

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

 

Books on Tap

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Hops on the Hill (275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury)

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet up for a non-traditional book discussion over a pint of Glastonbury beer at Hops on the Hill.

This month's pick: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

No purchase is required to take part in the book club, but participants are responsible for buying their own drinks with a valid photo ID. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Registration not required but is appreciated. Click here to register.

**We are planning to follow current CDC recommendations, therefore fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a mask and unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask when not consuming food or drink. These guidelines are subject to change and this meeting may move back to virtual if necessary. To receive updates, please register.**

 

Facing War: Connecticut in World War One - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

What was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society will teach us about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration – all while sending thousands of men and women to the front.

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.

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

 

Paint Night at Home - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Learn how to paint a real work of art at home! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos on Zoom as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will create a beautiful completed painting. This paint night is for adults (18+) only. You must be registered for the program to pick up a paint kit, which will be available for pickup starting Monday, October 4.

Due to the expense and popularity of this program, registration begins by phone (860-652-7720) for Glastonbury residents with a valid library card on September 14 at 9 am and opens online for all on September 21 at 9 am. 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.

 

Dark Journeys: Exploring Urban Legends with Jeff Belanger - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Have you ever heard a story you didn’t think was true, but then thought… what if? Bloody Mary in the mirror? The Hook by Lover’s Lane? White Lady ghosts? Stolen body parts? Why do similar stories pop up all over the world? Are they more than just stories?

Come take an entertaining and enlightening virtual journey through the graveyard at midnight with author and folklorist Jeff Belanger. For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard.

Registration begins September 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.

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

 

American Sign Language Basics - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Monday, November 1, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Join SIGNING Basics, LLC for their popular “anything goes” American Sign Language event that will get you excited about learning ASL. You will have fun learning via games and activities that will have you smiling, giggling, or outright laughing.

No previous signing experience is necessary. This is an excellent event for beginners, and intermediate learners can be enjoyed by individuals that have more advanced skills.

ASL Night Events are taught in ASL, with no sound used, but there will be cues and visual aids to guide you. Sign language interpreting is not provided.

Registration begins October 4, online 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.

 

Eat This, Not That - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Good nutrition can positively impact our immune system, health, well-being, productivity, athletic and mental performance, and prevent certain chronic diseases. Join registered dietician and nutritionist Jill Patterson for this fun and interactive nutrition program. Learn how making simple tweaks in our foods lead to big results!

Registration begins October 13, online 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.

 

The Magic of a Winter Garden - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

The garden can be a magical place – even in winter! This richly illustrated lecture presented by Joan Butler, Master Gardener provides inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest, choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.

Registration begins November 4, online 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.

 

White-Tailed Deer in Connecticut - Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
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.

Registration begins November 10, online 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.