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Upcoming Programs for Adults - At a Glance

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Upcoming Programs for Adults - Details

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.