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3D Printing at WTML

3D Printer

The library's 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation, is available for library patron use.

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On February 27, the library is holding an open house to demonstrate its 3D printer capabilities. For more information, see below or click here.

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.

Museum Pass News

You may now reserve the library's museum passes up to 30 days in advance. In addition, most museum passes are printed on demand as part of the reservation process - from the comfort of your home or while at the library. Several passes must still be picked up from and returned to the library, but these may also be reserved ahead of time. For more information, click here.

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Upcoming Events

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

Who: Adults
When:

  • Microsoft Excel I: Basics ~ February 16, 2016
  • Microsoft Excel II: Advanced Formatting ~ March 15, 2016
  • Cell Phones Overview ~ April 19, 2016
  • Desktop v. Laptop ~ May 17, 2016
  • Operating Systems ~ June 21, 2016

Time: 3pm
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.

Array of Computers and Phone-c blackdayMicrosoft Excel I: Basics ~ Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library returns to lead this two-hour workshop. Excel spreadsheets allow you to easily store, organize and manipulate data. In this class, you will learn the basics of Excel (inserting text, basic functions, AutoSum, AutoFill and more) by creating a basic budget. All Microsoft classes require that students possess basic or better computer skills and have practiced implementing those skills. Seating is limited, so reservations are required online or at the library's Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Microsoft Excel II: Advanced Formatting ~ Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this two-hour, hands-on workshop which follows Excel Basics. Go beyond the basics with conditional formatting, freezing rows and tables. All Microsoft classes require that students possess basic or better computer skills and have practiced implementing those skills. Maximum of 12 attendees, so reservations are required beginning February 16 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.

 

 

Student-"Thumbs Up"-copyright Tatyana Gladskih/Fotolia.comKids' Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The Friends have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games. Hardcover books are one dollar; all paperbacks, fifty cents; and DVDs, three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome donations. For more information, please call 860-652-7728 or visit www.friendswtmlib.org.

 

 

Dannika Kemp AventJob Hunters' Workshops

Who: Adults
When:
Networking ~ Monday, February 1, 2016
Interviewing Skills ~ Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Self-Marketing ~ Monday, February 22, 2016 (rescheduled from February 8)
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Dannika Kemp Avent, Yale University Dining Senior Leadership – Hospitality Training and Development Management, and Co-Owner of The Main Avent Group, LLC, leads three unique workshops, drawing on her years of experience in career counseling, higher education, human resources and student services. Come join us for an opportunity to learn and interact with your peers, as we explore the dos and don’ts of Networking, Self-Marketing and Interviewing! Register for each workshop online by clicking on the desired program, above, or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Snow dates if needed for any of the workshops: February 18 and February 22, 2016

 

 

3D Printing-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com3D Printer Open House

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 1-3pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Want to learn more about the library’s 3D printer? Volunteer Wendy Johnson, whose work has been on display at the library, gives a live demo. If you’re curious about what this printer can do, or if you would like to become a 3D printer volunteer, please register so everyone has enough time with the printer. Registrants shall be:

  • Blue Robot-copyrighted image/Fotolia.coma Glastonbury resident with a valid WTML card
  • age 13 or older to become a volunteer
  • accompanied by an adult for the entire program if age 12 or under

This program is free and open to Welles-Turner Library card holders only. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

The Aviator's Wife Book CoverBook Discussion ~ First WTML Wednesdays

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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 Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. 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.

“Despite her own major achievements – she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States – Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.” – Novelist


 

Movie Time Cinema-copyright mollicart/Fotolia.comFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

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

This feel-good movie tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a French town: one operated by a recently relocated Indian family and the other a Michelin-starred restaurant. Rated PG; 2 hours 2 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Out of Reach Book Cover-author Mark GranatoOut of Reach: The Day Hartford Hospital BurnedAuthor Mark Granato

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Join us as Wethersfield’s Pulitzer-prize nominated author Mark Granato discusses his acclaimed novel, written from the testimony of veterans who fought the December 1961 blaze, a three-alarm flash fire that gutted the Hospital’s ninth floor and claimed 16 victims, including patients, a resident doctor, nurses, staff and visitors. Also, Mark will share excerpts from his new historical fiction thriller, Unleashed. Unleashed Book Cover-author Mark GranatoCopies of his books will be available for sale. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 17 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Granato, who grew up in Hartford’s south end, worked as a journalist before joining United Technologies Corporation as a communications executive. He is the author of six novels that explore the “What if?” questions of history, including the acclaimed Vietnam-era novel, Finding David, which was nominated for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; Of Winds and Rage, an historical fiction account of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938; Beneath His Wings: The Plot to Murder Lindbergh; Titanic: The Final Voyage; and The Barn Find.

 

 

Coloring-copyright Jne Valokuvaus/Fotolia.comColoring Club for Adults

Who: Adults
When:
Thursday, March 17 @ 2pm
Tuesday, March 29 @ 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Woman Drawing-copyright muro/Fotolia.comJoin the coloring craze for enrichment and relaxation! Come by yourself or bring your friends. 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. Registration is required to give us an idea of the level of interest and starts February 18 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

They Called Her Reckless Book Cover-used with permissionMeet the Author Janet Barrett ~ They Called Her Reckless

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

When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment’s Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits and winning the love and respect of all who knew her. From the moment she heard about Reckless, Janet Barrett knew she would write They Called Her Reckless – A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse. Her experiences as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story springs. Come hear the author talk about the spirited horse that drew her to write this amazing tale. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 29 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Audio Performer R C Bray-Used with PermissionMeet the Voice of The Martian

Who: All ages
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Astronaut on Mars-copyright adrenalinapura/Fotolia.comEver wonder who that voice on your audio book belongs to? R.C. Bray, Audie Award-winner for his performance as Mark Watney in Andy Weir’s The Martian, gives us an inside look at the fastest growing medium in entertainment. He will share the ups and downs … but mostly ups! ... of his career in the audio book industry. All ages welcome to this fun and relaxed program. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins March 16 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Black Bear-copyright nialatBear Print-copyright juliarsBlack Bears in Connecticut

Who: Adults and young adults ages 12+
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn’s presentation focuses on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior and current research efforts. It also provides recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins February 24 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Money Smart Week 2016 BannerLong-Term Insurance Care:

The Missing Link in Retirement Planning

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Senior Couple-Fotolia-copyright Monkey BusinessAldo Pantano from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, State Office of Policy and Management, discusses the state’s program that can help in planning future long-term care needs. The presentation will clarify misunderstandings and misconceptions about what long-term care is and what it is not; who needs it; who pays for it and who does not. No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations. Q&A. Registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

At the Garden's Gate Book Cover-used with permissionTALK TEA: The Garden Variety

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Author and Master Gardener Judith Dreyer-photo used with permissionTea and scones set the stage for a discussion on the importance and benefit of herbal teas. Master Gardener Judith Dreyer, MS, BSN, RN and author of At the Garden’s Gate, will cover the basics of gathering herbs and flowers to dry, store and the basics of tea making. Books will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins April 7 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

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