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On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read Poster-Image is copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.Library's Summer Reading Program for Adults ~

"Let the Games Begin!"

While most of us will not be competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August, we will "Let the Games Begin" this summer at Welles-Turner Memorial Library. Beginning June 13 and running through August 13, adult readers can log their completed books online and provide optional book reviews. Online registration begins Register Now Button-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comJune 9, and you may log in titles beginning June 13. If you don't have a computer athome, bring your list to the Reference Desk, and one of the librarians will be happy to log in your titles. Adults: Read 4 books to earn a T-shirt designed with this year's theme. And don't stop reading and recording your titles just because you earned your reward. Let's keep the competition going and beat last year's participation. To register and record your reading, click here.

Thank you to the Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library for generously funding this summer's programs and rewards.

 

3D Printing at WTML

Blue Robot-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com3D PrinterThe library's 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation, is available for library patron use. The MakerBot 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 printer specifications, click here. 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.

 

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Walking Shorts ~ Book Club for Adults

Who: Adults
When:

  • Book-Pages Flipping-copyright janvier image/Fotolia.comMonday, June 27
  • Monday, July 18
  • Monday, August 1
  • Monday, August 15

Time: 6:30pm
Place: Starting at Library

Shoes Walking-copyright furuodo/Fotolia.comJoin us this summer for a lively discussion of selected short stories, as many or as few titles as you like, while enjoying some of Glastonbury’s beautiful paths close to town center and the library. Meet at the library in your walking shoes. Multiple copies of the selected shorts will be available for pickup two weeks prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit the library’s website at www.wtmlib.info, or contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 for more information.

 

 

Coloring Club @ WTMLColoring Club for Adults

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Adult Coloring ClubJoin the library’s coloring club! Come by yourself or bring your friends for a peaceful evening with other coloring enthusiasts. We will provide assorted decorative pages, colored pencils, and restful background music. You may bring your own pencils or crayons if you prefer. This program is for adults only. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

 

Director Chair on Stage-copyright gorralit/Fotolia.comMan in Blue Suit-copyright Foxy_A/Fotolia.comFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A retired successful business owner and widower lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman in this comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Fruit MedleyTips for Staying Healthy this Summer

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Nutritionist Nicole LarizzaEat well to fuel your busy summer schedule! Whether you’re headed to the beach or traveling on vacation, you can still eat real, wholesome foods that are fun and healthy at the same time! Join nutritionist Nicole Larizza, MS for a discussion about real-life meal planning approaches and snack choices that will keep you happy and healthy this summer. Nicole is passionate about the importance of good nutrition across the lifecycle and believes in the power of smart dietary choices and optimal weight management to enhance health and well-being, and to reduce the risk of disease. She holds a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a secondary graduate degree in health education from Hawthorn University. She is a nutritionist at POP Weight Loss of Connecticut, with offices in Glastonbury and Old Saybrook. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

"Keep Up With Your Grandkids" Woman at Computer Class-Copyright Monkey Business ~ Operating Systems

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (new date)
Time:
3-4pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Array of Computers and Phone-c blackday What exactly is an operating system? Best Buy’s Geek Squad led by Mark Ramos discusses the main concepts of operating systems and how they interact with hardware and software in this one-hour lecture. 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.

 

 

Encore Catalog"WTML Tech Thursdays" ~ Explore ENCORE

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 3pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Can’t find what you’re looking for in ENCORE, the library’s catalog?
In this hour-long session, Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, will show how to login and access your account, how to search for books and articles, add books to your cart and create lists using the Encore catalog. Q&A. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Summer's Harvest by Chef Reneé-image used with permissionA Summer's Harvest ~

Cooking Demonstration by Chef Reneé

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Summer's Harvest by Chef Reneé-image used with permissionChef Reneé, Simply Fresh Food with Chef Reneé, will delight you with a cooking demonstration and tasting on ways to grill and prepare the summer’s bounty. There will be a tasting of two prepared dishes, and we will discuss the importance of “Eating in Color” and the beneficial ingredients in the foods. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting July 7 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Goodman, ND

Introduction to Acupuncture

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Are you stressed out? Have low back pain? Suffer from migraines? Are you addicted to: Nicotine? Alcohol? Food? Other substances/behaviors? Acupuncture is an ancient discipline which is growing in popularity today, mainly because it is proving so effective at relieving common conditions without medication. Dr. Jonathan Goodman, ND, HHC Rushford in Glastonbury, is a naturopathic physician trained in acupuncture who shares how acupuncture works and whether you can benefit from it. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting July 12 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Books in Circle-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comFirst WTML Wednesdays ~ Adult Book Discussion

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Two books, two centuries, two familes and sisters

Come share a lively discussion with us! This month's selections are Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the front desk prior to the discussion date on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

“Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters’ football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.”
– provided by publisher

Eligible Book Cover

Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character, who if provoked is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp – but always polite –18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up?

Pride and Prejudice Book Cover

 

 

Jim Scianna“Composers of the Great American Songbook: A Sampling”

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Maria Tiscia and David OliverBassist Jim Scianna, along with Maria Tiscia (vocalist) and David Oliver (pianist), will perform songs from the most influential composers of the songbook as an introduction to their works. Come sing along or tap your toes with these recognizable songs, composed for Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1920s to the 1950s. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting August 22, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Cell Phone-copyright Ingo Bartussek/Fotolia.com"Keep Up With Your Grandkids"  ~ What is the "Cloud?"

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time:
3-5pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Cloud Computing-copyright Bobboz/Fotolia.comThe “Keep Up With Your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, focusing on technology topics selected by the public.

Have you heard someone talking about “the cloud” and wondered what it meant? Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, will explain this buzzword in a two-hour lecture, so you can “keep up with your grandkids!” Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting August 23, online or at the 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.

 

 

Mozart-copyright nickolae/Fotolia.comMozart and Mendelssohn: Stupendous Child Prodigies

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Mendelssohn-copyright nickolae/Fotolia.comThe name Mozart is synonymous with the word prodigy. He certainly displayed incredible talent as a composer, pianist and violinist at a ridiculously young age. Mendelssohn is usually ignored in the conversation about prodigies, but he was no less extraordinary and topped Mozart in at least one way. He was composing masterpieces as a teenager, several years before Mozart wrote anything comparable. Jeffrey Engel will compare the two youngsters and let you decide who was the more remarkable. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 starting August 31.

Jeffrey EngelAs a cellist, Engel played with numerous orchestras in France, including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories. He has given entertaining and informative music history lectures in various venues for 15 years. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations. You can follow him at www.jeffreyengel.net.

 

 

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