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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 $1.00. 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.

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Kids' Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Mark your calendar: The Friends' popular Kids' Book Sale is Saturday, February 25 from 9:30am-12:30pm in the Friends Room. They have more than fifty boxes of books DVDs, puzzles and games. Hardcover books are one dollar, paperbacks fifty cents, and DVDs three dollars, unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome donations. For more information, please contact Kelley Rodino or Wahiba Benkousa, Kids' Book Sale Chairs, at 860-652-7728.

 

 

CT CCC Book CoverConnecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps:

History, Memories & Legacy

Who: Adults and ages 12 & up
When: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Local author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a presentation on his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began in 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks and forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites and dams; stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines; fought fires; and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books: • Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC • Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts • Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts • Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches • 101 more Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and • The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories” in five Adirondack newspapers. Presently, Marty Podskoch is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book. Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.

 

 

David K LeffOn the Paths of a Genius:

Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut

Who: Adults and ages 12 & up
When: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Join David K. Leff, author, poet and historian, as he guides us On the Paths of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut. Leff recounts the fascinating story of Olmsted, America’s “father of landscape architecture.” Born in Hartford in 1822, Olmsted went on to design major parks in New York (Central and Prospect Parks), Boston, Washington D.C., and outdoor national treasures in many other cities. Among his Connecticut designs, Leff will take us to Seaside and Beardsley Parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain, and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

David K. Leff is the author of numerous essays, columns, and stories for the Hartford Courant, Appalachia and other publications. Recently he was tapped to be poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), the first ever such designation for any of the country's eleven such trails established by an act of Congress. Leff will bring copies of his books for signing and sale.

 

 

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

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Multi-Colored Pencils-copyright nanantachoke/Fotolia.com*** February 28 event is cancelled ***
Never 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 or TED talk. Drop in! We’ll meet monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This program is for adults only. For more information, visit www.wtmlib.info or call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Books in Circle-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com"The Good Earth" Book Cover"First WTML Wednesdays" ~

Adult Book Discussion

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 7-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

~ Women's History Month ~ Come share a lively discussion with us. This month's selection is The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. 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.

"This 1932 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is still a standout today. ‘I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there,’ wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth, she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people." – provided by publisher

 

 

Popcorn and Film Reel-copyright LoopAll/Fotolia.comWoman Chef-copyright volha_r/Fotolia.comFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

An amateur chef decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Based on the autobiography of the same name by Julie Powell. Starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 3 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Writer Typing-copyright beeboys/Fotolia.comWTML's Author Fair

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Welles-Turner Memorial Library's author fair showcases local talent and will feature a 20-minute presentation from each author with time to ask questions and purchase and sign books afterwards. Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with some published authors. No registration required ~ drop in! Participating authors:

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Geoffrey Craig
Scudder's Gorge

Dan Foley
Abandoned

Cassandra Giovanni
Behind the Lens

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

 

 

Sarada Nori Akella-photo appears with permissionKuchipudi Traditional Indian Dance

Who: Adults
When: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Kuchipudi Traditional Indian Dance-photo appears with permissionSarada Nori Akella, an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer and disciple of Guru Vempati Ravi Shankar, and her LayaVinyasa students demonstrate Kuchipudi, a traditional Indian Dance recognized as a purely classical art form. The program provides a brief history of how Kuchipudi started and evolved and is followed by segments where the dancers will explain and demonstrate different aspects of Kuchipudi. Akella is the founder and artistic director of LayaVinyasa School of Dance and Music in Glastonbury. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Pope Mastodon Remains DiscoveredAn Ice Age Odyssey: The Pope Mastodon’s

Epic Journey Through Life, Death, Storage Crates

and Museums

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Mastodon-copyright Morphart/Fotolia.comFrom 1913 – when workmen digging a ditch on the Hill-Stead estate of A.A. Pope in Farmington uncovered the remains of a mastodon – to today, when a successful radiocarbon date on a tusk fragment was conducted indicating that “Old Longtooth” passed away about 14,500 years ago, Brian Jones, CT’s State Archaeologist, presents the epic journey of the Pope Mastodon and his (or her) continuing importance to understanding Connecticut’s ancient environment and history. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Dr. Jones is associated with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn. He has worked as an archaeologist since 1992 and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UConn in 1998. He leads a busy life in Glastonbury with his wife and two children.

 

 

Woman Finished ExercisingNutrition and Menopause

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
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.

 

 

The Kerry BoysIsabella Waters Music Series ~ The Kerry Boys

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Enjoy an evening of Irish classics and originals with The Kerry Boys. Pierce Campbell will be joined by Paul Neri on banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass. For more information, contact Kathy Runquist, Friends of the Library, at 66bluedf@gmail.com.

The music series is presented by the Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library in memory of Isabella Waters, who was a generous supporter of the library.

 

 

Pond with Lily PadsHealthy Living Longer Fair

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, March 19, 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:

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

Debbie Sodergren
Just Be ...

Janet Verney
ROOTS2Wellness

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

 

 

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

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
3-4:30pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

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.

 

 

Author and TV News Anchor 
Ann Nyberg-photo appears with permissionAuthor and TV News Anchor Ann Nyberg ~

Remembering Katharine Hepburn

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

Remembering Katharine Hepburn Book Cover-image appears with permissionAnn Nyberg, the longest serving full-time anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history, will be at the library to celebrate her new book: Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s leading lady. The public is welcome to come meet Ann, learn more Hepburn and get a signed copy of the book. As Connecticut residents know, Hepburn was born in Hartford and spent much of her life in the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick, returning frequently to her family home even at the height of her Hollywood career. For this book, Nyberg interviewed Old Saybrook friends and neighbors, as well as Hollywood colleagues, to provide a fascinating new look at Hepburn’s life. Books available for purchase for $18, and signing. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting March 6, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

“Over There? Over My Dead Body!”

Lecture by Professor Hamish Lutris

Who: Adults
When: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The First World War was a cataclysmic event, shattering the lives of millions and ending the optimism that defined so much of the 19th Century. Even now, historians are unsure of exactly what caused the war, whether it was the result of concrete factors or simply a bloodletting that had to happen. One thing was certain: The United States wanted no part of going "over there." Yet, external events, as well as its own power and interests, would draw America inexorably into the maelstrom. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, presents a talk that will center on an overview of the war and why America's government and people both wanted to stay "over here," but would in the end declare war. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West.

 

 

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

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
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 starting March 27, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

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