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2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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Blast off to the library for a season of fun with our Summer Reading Program! As in previous years, it's easy and rewarding. Just read and/or listen to four (4) books between June 17 and August 15. Register using the link on our homepage, and record your titles along the way. Starting June 24, our exclusive Summer Reading Program T-shirt will be available to everyone who has read four books. This limited edition shirt was designed by one of the talented teens in our community. As an additional incentive, anyone who reads at least four books will also be entered into an End-of-Summer Reading Raffle. But don't stop with four books: Keep reading and recording what you've read throughout the entire summer to discover "A Universe of Stories!"


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Due to Connecticut State Library delivery limitations, the library must suspend local book club support until further notice. In the meantime, the Reference Department is available to assist members of community book clubs in locating available copies of items to be picked up at the owning libraries. We regret this inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have more information.



Burbio.com is a free community-building service that streams all library, school and non-profit events together in one place through a web site, iOS app and Amazon Alexa. Currently, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library calendar, as well as those from the local schools, are available. Expect other non-profits to be added in the school year.

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If you are a member of a non-profit organization and would like your group's events added, please contact Library Director, Barbara Bailey at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.

Upcoming Events

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Cookbook Club

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Come taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection.This month’s cookbook is: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you – just let us know what you pick! You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Share your ideas on tips and tricks that you’ve learned while tackling your recipe. Paper plates and flatware will be provided for tasting. No registration needed - drop in with a dish using the featured book's recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, September 13, 2019 (< new date)
Time: 2-3:45pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

*** Rescheduled for Friday, September 13 due to Friends Room A/V equipment upgrade ***

Best Picture nominee about a wide-eyed patriotic bumpkin who’s appointed to the Senate by corrupt politicos, chief among them and unbeknownst to him is a senior senator whom he idolized. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold and Guy Kibbee. Rated R; 1 hour 44 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" DVD Cover © Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Fall Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Library's Front Lawn or TD Bank Parking Garage (weather dependent)

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The Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library will hold their next book sale on the front lawn of the library on Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 5pm. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held next door in the TD Bank parking garage, and signs will be posted. Unless otherwise marked, hardcover books are two dollars, trade paperbacks are one dollar and YA books are one dollar. Books on CD and DVDs are two dollars. CDs are one dollar per disc. Please bring your own bags. Come early for the best selection!


Gentle Yoga

Who: Adults
When: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Get ready to exercise your mind and body with a gentle yoga class led by instructor Bharti Nagpal of Sacred Rivers Yoga. With her love of storytelling, Bharti brings the class to life by mixing Yoga philosophy with a gentle yet rejuvenating yoga practice. All bodies are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Please dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Registration is required online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Out of Town Landlord:

My Adventures During the Great Recession

Who: Adults
When: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, will present his debut publication, Out of Town Landlord: My Adventures During the Great Recession. The author will tell of his adventures purchasing out-of-town rental properties during one of the most tumultuous economic times in our recent history. The scope of the book covers Judge’s initial reason for investing, and he outlines how to do it successfully while avoiding potential pitfalls. The book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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