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WTML Tote BagBook Bags for You and Your Friends

Wondering what to buy those book lovers in your life? Are you always taking out more books from the library than your arms can hold comfortably? Do you know someone who likes to collect tote bags? Well, we have the perfect answer to these questions: the WTML book bag. Fill up a bag with books and book-related treats for a thoughtful gift. Keep one in the car for those unexpected library visits or shopping trips. One size fits all. Each bag costs only $1. The Friends of the Library subsidized the cost in order to be able to offer them to you at such a great price. Book bags can be purchased at the Lending Customer Service desk.

Upcoming Events

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Multi-Colored Yarn-copyright karnizz/Fotolia.comB.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

BYOC 032817Never have enough time or space to work on your craft projects at home? Come to the library and B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Craft)! We supply tables and chairs; you supply your knitting, embroidery or whatever crafty project you choose. We’ll still have coloring supplies for coloring enthusiasts. We’ll listen to music, audio books, or maybe watch a movie. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday. This program is for adults only. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call Reference at 860-652-7720.




Happy Couple-copyright Antonioguillem/Fotolia.comMoney Smart Week ~ Credit Do's and Don'ts

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Money Smart Week 2017 Logo-used with permissionA healthy credit profile is critical to operating in today’s society. Credit affects the ability to finance purchases, secure insurance and even land a dream job. Pam Days-Luketich, Assistant Vice President of Chelsea Groton Bank, shares tips and tricks to establishing, maintaining and repairing your credit score. Insights into what lenders are looking for when they analyze credit will also be shared. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.



Woman Finished ExercisingNutrition and Menopause

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

POP Logo-used with permissionJoin us as we discuss menopause and the nutritional and self-care strategies you can use to improve symptoms. Donna Nucci, co-owner of POP Weight Loss Connecticut, explains how what you eat and how you live your day-to-day life have an enormous impact on your hormones and how you feel. Take control of your health and wellbeing! Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Nucci has been a practicing nurse for over 28 years. In addition to POP, she is an infectious disease nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and a mother of four. In her career, Nucci has seen firsthand the impact good nutrition can have on one’s health and wellbeing. It is this very connection that motivated her to open POP, along with fellow nurse Kerri Potts.


PoetryDaffodils in Spring-copyright Colette/Fotolia.comWords From The Wild

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Poetry Month, spring, and the natural world will all be celebrated with words and music. This free event will feature New England Trail Poet-in-Residence David Leff; music by a cappella quartet “Wait For It”; and a tribute to the legacy of renowned poet and former Glastonbury resident, Hugh Ogden. Refreshments. A Glastonbury Poet Laureate Event.



Pond with Lily PadsHealthy Living Longer Fair

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Local authors read from their work and present their methodology for a healthier you. With time to ask questions and purchase books afterwards, this is an excellent opportunity to improve your well-being. No registration required ~ drop in! Participating authors:

Author Karen Sands-photo appears with permission Author Debbie Sodergren-photo appears with permission Author Janet Verney-photo appears with permission

Karen Sands
The Ageless Way:
It's Never Too Late to Rock Your Age!

Debbie Sodergren
Just Be ...

Janet Verney

For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720, or stop by and pick up a brochure.



Mother and Young Teen-copyright Scott Griessel/Fotolia.comTools to Help Your Child ~ and You ~

Conquer Anxiety

Who: Adults
When: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

As part of Mental Health Awareness month, Rick Amaral, ACSW, LCSW, discusses anxiety (types and severity) and shares ways to assist children and teenagers cope with an ever challenging world. For nearly 10 years, Amaral has been the Director of InterCommunity’s Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic and, for the past 14 years, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Capital Community College (psychology and sociology departments). Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.



Books in Circle-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com"Station Eleven" Book Cover"First WTML Wednesdays" ~

Adult Book Discussion

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

“An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve … Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.” – provided by publisher



Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comFather and Son-copyright gpalmer/Fotolia.comFriday Afternoon Films

at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Chris Gardner is bright and talented but is struggling to make ends meet. When he and his five-year-old son are evicted from their apartment, Gardner takes a chance with a prestigious stock brokerage firm. They endure many hardships, but he follows his dream to make a better life for the two of them in this inspirational true story. Starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Rated PG-13; 2 hours. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.



Author Mark GranatoThis Boy, Presented by Author F. Mark Granato

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

"This Boy" Book CoverJoin us as Wethersfield’s Pulitzer-prize nominated author Mark Granato discusses his latest novel, This Boy. Set in Hartford, CT in the turbulent 1960’s, This Boy is a love story woven through the decade that began with “Camelot” and ended in despair with the smell of gunpowder on an Ohio college campus. It is the story of Danny Logan, a boy who grew up on the streets of Hartford and went on to become a reporter for a local newspaper, documenting some of the best and worst moments in our country's history. Whether you lived through the '60s or are reading about them as an observer, this story is sure to draw you in. Copies of his books will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.



Hand-Pointer-copyright momius/Fotolia.com"WTML Tech Thursdays" ~

Free eBooks, Mags and Flicks with RBdigital

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Joe Levy, Recorded Books Inc., makes a special trip to the library to present a one-hour lecture/demonstration on how to access free eBooks, magazines and movies through Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s web site. WTML provides library cardholders online access to thousands of titles through OneClick digital (eAudio and eBooks), Zinio (digital magazines), and InstantFlix (films and TV shows). Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting May 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.



Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.com"Keep Up With Your Grandkids"  ~ Social Media 101 - Postponed

Who: Adults
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

*** March 21, 2017 event postponed ~ new date to be determined ***
The “Keep Up With Your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, focusing on technology topics selected by the public.

Senior Woman with Tablet Computer-copyright WavebreakmediaMicro/Fotolia.comThis 90-minute lecture gives a broad overview of the social networking trend, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and MeetUp.com.

Workshop prerequisites: proven knowledge of how to use computer, mouse, keyboard, web browser and internet skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT. These events are co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.


For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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