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Virtual Programs for Adults - Details

 

Titanic

Titanic: A Date with Destiny ~

Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

John Cilio will tell attendees the story of the Titanic – its celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing and its final plunge to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Few know that the Titanic's plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, its author inadvertently foretold his death, as he was on board the Titanic when it sank in April 1912. Join us as we share insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny.

Registration begins April 19, 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.

About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

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Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Who: Adults age 21+
When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

With in-person programming off the table, we've decided on a new place for the Cookbook Club: Your place!

Adults age 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional Cookbook Club discussion on Zoom. BYOB ... or wine!

March's Cookbook Club: Smitten Kitchen Blog Picks!

We will start by sharing what we've chosen to cook, and any tips or challenges we had to overcome. This month's pick is to make a dish from the Smitten Kitchen Blog! Feel free to pick any Food 52 blog recipe, whether it’s a dessert, main course or side dish. As we do not want anyone to make special grocery store trips at this time, whatever you have in the house or planned in with your regular grocery shopping trip is fine!

Online registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.Click here to register.

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Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Who: Adults age 21+
When: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Adults 21+ are welcome to meet virtually for a non-traditional book discussion over a beer on Zoom! We will start by sharing what we've chosen to drink. Please support local businesses and buy from nearby independent breweries if you can! It is especially encouraged to buy from our usual host, Hops on the Hill in Glastonbury.* After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

May's pick: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (click here to place a hold on this month's title)

Registration is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

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*Hops on the Hill is located at 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT. Click here to visit their website. Click here for map and directions.

 

Genealogy Basics: Using the US Census ~

Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Want to research your family tree? The U.S. census can help you get started. Taken every 10 years since 1790, it allows us to trace families over time and provides information about their occupations, land ownership, military service and more. Join Bryna O'Sullivan for a virtual program introducing the U.S. census. Participants will learn how to navigate the census, what information it can provide and how to use that information to locate other useful sources.

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.

About the presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works hard to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult-to-document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program and more.

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Understanding Dementia ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Liz Cornish will provide an overview of dementia and how it is different from normal aging. She will discuss the different forms of dementia, common symptoms that accompany memory loss, and communication techniques for real-world situations. Learn specific ideas to help caregivers build both empathy and understanding of dementia and provide practical tools for use when communicating with or assisting individuals with memory loss.

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.

About the presenter: Liz Cornish is a physical therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in senior living communities throughout Connecticut. She continues to work as a homecare physical therapist in the Farmington Valley. Liz’s extensive experience and knowledge of area resources make her an invaluable asset for seniors and their families looking for guidance in obtaining the best care as they age. She understands the numerous and varied challenges that arise when seniors need help during the aging proces..

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How to Be an Informed Investor ~

Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Before you invest, take time to think about your overall financial situation and investment goals. During this interactive workshop, Kelly Lent of the CT Department of Banking will discuss financial management basics to have in place before you invest; risk tolerance; types of financial professionals involved and licensing requirements; and some of the most common types of investment products.

Registration begins May 19, 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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Tell Me Another: Introduction to Personal Storytelling ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Monday, July 12, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.”

Effective personal storytelling is an essential skill for success and it’s one that anyone can learn. In this virtual workshop, storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you how to turn unique experiences into interesting stories that will captivate listeners in any setting. You’ll learn effective personal storytelling tips and tricks that are equally applicable on stage, in a meeting, when making a presentation or speech, as part of your elevator pitch, or at a more personal lunch or dinner. You will have opportunities to discover your stories (yes, interesting things have happened to you!), to select one to craft during the session, and to practice telling it.

Registration begins June 14, 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.