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Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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

 


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News, Events & Calendar

Indie Author Day ~
The Memoir: Fact or Fiction?

Indie Author Day 2016 LogoCalling All Local Authors! Are you an indie or self-published writer, or do you want to be? Need inspiration to get ready to participate in NaNoWriMo?

Join us for The Memoir: Fact or Fiction? and a digital Q&A on indie authorship on the first national Indie Author Day, October 8, from 11 am to 3 pm (lunch included)! MORE

"First WTML Wednesdays"

Books in a Circle-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comWelles-Turner Memorial Library welcomes readers to a lively monthly book discussion at the library on the first Wednesday of the month, except in January, at 7pm. You can read as many or as few titles as you like. No registration necessary. MORE

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ComicsPlus: Library Edition is a digital collection of more than 25,000 titles of comics and graphic novels. The biggest publishers in comics, IDW and Black Horse, are included. All you need is a valid Welles-Turner Memorial Library card, a free account and a web-enabled computer or device. For more information, contact Reference at 860-652-7720.


Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London ~ presented by author Eric D. Lehman

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room
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Teen Coloring Afternoon

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room
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"Stand Up for Your Right to Read"

Banned Books Week 2016
September 25-October 1

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week. The freedom to choose what we read from a wide variety of possibilities is firmly rooted in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the amendment that guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These freedoms are essential to our democracy.

This year, Banned Books Week focuses on diversity of authors and ideas that have prompted a disproportionate share of challenges. The American Library Association's (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom estimates that over half of all banned books are written by authors of color or ones that represent groups or viewpoints out of the mainstream.

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The Top Ten Most Challenged Books in 2015 according to the ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom were:

  1. Looking for Alaska - John Green

  2. Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

  3. I Am Jazz - Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out - Susan Kuklin

  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

  6. The Holy Bible

  7. Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

  8. Habibi - Craig Thompson

  9. Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan - Jeanette Winter

  10. Two Boys Kissing - David Levithan


Stand up for your right to read, and read a banned book today!


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