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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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Space PlanningSpace Planning Study

The Welles-Turner Library is undergoing a space planning study to determine how to best utilize existing space to provide 21st Century library programs and services. The Town of Glastonbury has hired TLBArchitecture of Chester, CT to guide us through the process.

Part of this process includes seeking input from our users. One of the methods we are using is Mindmixer, a social media program designed to help municipalities engage citizens in the planning process. It is also a way for library staff to communicate with the public on the status of the project. Staff will be posting questions and polls throughout the next month, so visit the web site frequently and weigh in at http://wellesturnerlibrary.mindmixer.com.

Busy LibraryYou are always welcome to fill out a comment card (across from the Lending Desk) or contact Library Director Barbara Bailey, by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov or by phone at 860-652-7717, with your suggestions. The Space Planning Study has been made possible by a gift of $50,000 from the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Second Century Fund to the Town of Glastonbury.

3D Printer3D Printing at WTML

The library's new 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation, will soon become available for library patron use.

It can print items up to 10"x8"x6". It works similar to a hot glue gun - it is fed plastic filament that it melts at three times the heat of boiling water. The printer then places miniscule plastic drops where the design tells it to and then builds up the drops to create a 3D object. For further information, please contact Library Director Barbara Bailey by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov. Thank you to the Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library for purchasing this printer for public use.


Upcoming Events

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Arch Overlooking Ocean-Copyrighted ImageFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Twenty-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) is trying to find her father and learns that he could be any of three strangers: Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) or Bill (Stellan Skarsgard). She invites them all to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep). Viewers will recognize music from ABBA. 108 minutes. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.


Grandparents Using Tablet Computer "Keep Up With Your Grandkids" ~

Internet Safety 101

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Time: 3pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center's Computer Lab

Do you use computers but might be unsure of how to protect yourself from such dangers as computer viruses, phishing scams and internet fraud? Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, will give an overview of the strategies, skills and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer and your privacy when you connect to the Internet. Learn to keep the Internet a fun, educational and safe environment. The class is limited to the first 12 people who register, so reservations are required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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


Antihero-Copyrighted ImageThe Antihero in Comic Books

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

William H. Foster, Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College, examines “The Anti-Hero in Comic Books.” Wolverine. Cat Woman. Iron Man. The anti-hero is everywhere. Professor Foster examines the development of this protagonist who has the opposite of most of the traditional attributes of a hero and why we embrace them. Professor Foster is a long-time comic book collector and researcher and has been an expert commentator for both CNN and National Public Radio. He appeared as an expert on the PBS series, History Detectives, as well as the PBS documentary, Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle. Follow Professor Foster at www.finallyinfullcolor.com. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 23 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.


Holocaust, the Soviets and Then Freedom:

Presentation by Holocaust Child Survivor Endre Sarkany

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Holocaust Child Survivors of CT LogoEndre (Andy) Sarkany, a Holocaust child survivor, brings his story of survival, hope and the desire to eliminate hatred, bullying and discrimination to Welles-Turner Library. Sarkany was born in 1936 in Budapest and lived as a young boy in hiding through the German deportations and the Soviet post-war occupation of his native Hungary. He escaped Hungary in 1956 and made his way to the U.S., where he attended college in Tennessee and became an IBM executive. He currently works at the New Haven Jewish Federation and serves on the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut’s speaker’s bureau. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins July 14 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

For more information about the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut, visit hcs-ct.org.

Round House Book CoverFirst WTML Wednesdays ~ Book Discussion

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Adult Book Group-Copyrighted ImageCome share a lively discussion with us. On the first Wednesday of the month beginning September 2, the library will host monthly book discussions. September's title is Round House by Louise Erdrich. 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..

For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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