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Virtual Programs for Adults - At a Glance

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Virtual Programs for Adults - Details

Cookbook Club ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

Who: Adults age 21+
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

January's Theme: Serious Eats Blog Picks!

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With the library temporarily closed, 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!

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 Serious Eats Blog! Feel free to pick any Serious Eats 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.

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

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Books on Tap ~ Virtual Gathering for Adults 21+

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Who: Adults age 21+
When: Thursday, January 28, 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.* They are open limited hours for to-go sales. After virtual cheers, we will dive into the book chosen for this month's gathering.

January's pick: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (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.

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

*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.

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Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

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Interested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist and proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O’Sullivan, will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. 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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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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Cut the Cord on Cable TV ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

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Want to 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? James Gifford will teach attendees 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 streaming – as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV – can bring to your living room.

Support issues such as quality home WiFi 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!" 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: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

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"What is the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care?" ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

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You have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care.

Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 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.

About the presenter: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.

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