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Adult Summer Reading Fun

We’ve flown through another summer and another Summer Reading Program. We hope you enjoyed all the books you’ve read this summer. As for totals, we’ll provide a final tally by September 1. Thank you to all who have participated and to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring "ESCAPE the Ordinary."

Please note: For those of you who have completed and logged 3 books (teens) or 4 books (adults) and have not received your prize, T-shirts will be available for pickup at the Reference Desk through August 28.


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.

 

Man Using Self-Checkout-Copyrighted ImageSelf-Check: Come Check it Out

If you have visited the library recently, most likely you have met one of our self-check machines. Self-check is a fast, easy and efficient way to check out library materials and is being used by many libraries throughout the state and country. To use self-check, you must have a valid library card and an account with less than $10 in fines. Simply follow the instructions on the screen. Once the transactions have been recorded, you will be given the option to print a date due receipt or, if you choose, no receipt. Library staff is nearby and always happy to help. The addition of self-check will make staff more available for working with the public and providing better customer service. For further information, call the library at 860-652-7719.


Upcoming Events

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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.

 

 


Doctor with Clown Nose-Copyrighted ImageFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, September 4, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Robin Williams plays Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn’t think, look or act like any doctor you have met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he willing to risk just about anything, including his career, to make his patients laugh. Rated: PG-13; 116 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.



September 12Friends of the Library's Fall Book Sale

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Library's Front Lawn

The Friends' Fall Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 9am to 5pm on the front lawn of the library. Should it rain, it will be in the lower level parking deck of TD Bank. For more information, contact The Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library at 860-652-7728 or visit www.friendswtmlib.org.



iPod"Keep Up With Your Grandkids" ~

What is the difference between an iPad and an iPod?

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 3pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

iPadBest Buy’s Geek Squad, led by Mark Ramos, will discuss the similarities and the differences that set iPad and iPod apart, as well as the top 10 learning Apps and Cool Accessories to enhance your device. Bring your device, as there will be time for Q&A. Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting August 18 online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.



Web Traffic Gauge-Copyrighted ImageGoogle Analytics Made Easy @ WTML

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Google Analytics is an online tool for measuring web traffic. The free service measures a variety of statistics, such as traffic engagement, navigation within websites and actual sales. However, using it effectively is not easy, especially for entrepreneurs who are new to the tool or new to web business. This interactive session will take you through the different pieces within Google Analytics, help you get comfortable with the tool and, most importantly, present a unique, simplified approach to help you make sense of Google Analytics reports. Instructor Pamela Chandra, founder of Hedgehog Insights, has performed data analytics with Accenture and Time Warner retail. You can find more information about her work at www.hedgehoginsights.com. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins August 20 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.



Feather Pen-Copyrighted ImagePoet Laureate Reception ~ Alexandrina Sergio

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This year marks the first year of Glastonbury’s honorary Poet Laureate position. As the town’s representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Glastonbury’s residents. On June 23, 2015, Glastonbury’s Town Council approved the nomination of Alexandrina Sergio. Join us for a reception to welcome Ms. Sergio to her new post. Refreshments will be available. No registration needed ~ drop in.



Peter Biedermann-Photo Used with PermissionPeter Biedermann in Concert

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Peter Biedermann, solo instrumental guitarist, performs original acoustic finger-style pieces in unique tunings on various 6- and 12-string guitars. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic, combining compositional structure and improvisation that embraces the influences of the last 50+ years of finger-style acoustic guitar playing. Fans of artists such as Alex de Grassi, John Fahey, Bert Jansch, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner and Michael Hedges will enjoy this music. Peter has been writing and performing original instrumental music for over 30 years, covering a number of genres in the electronic and acoustic fields. CDs will be for sale after the performance. Drop in. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Visit www.peterbiedermann.com for more information about the performing artist.



Woman and Dog-Copyrighted ImageAn Evening with a Dog Listener ~ Pat Wright

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Spend the evening with Dog Listener Pat Wright. Learn how to bring your dog to peace and solve the problem of unwanted behaviors. Pat has studied in England with the original Dog Listener, Jan Fennell, and has graduated from all class levels offered. Pat has also worked as the highest ranking Dog Listener in the United States of the Jan Fennell International Team of Dog Listeners as well as a mentor to other Dog Listeners around the world. Pat has studied wolf behavior with biologists in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming on three different occasions. Some of the many topics discussed are pulling on the lead, jumping up, aggression, separation anxiety and excessive barking. You will also learn how to get willing cooperation with your dog to perform any task at hand. Pat mixes in some very entertaining experiences from her many years of Dog Listening throughout New England. For humans only. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. For more information about Pat Wright, visit www.doglisteneroftheeast.com.



Author Will Siss-Used with PermissionConnecticut Beer Book Cover-Used with PermissionHistory of CT Beer with Author, Will Siss

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Author Will Siss, Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing, discusses the history of beer in Connecticut, his research, and information about breweries past and present. Siss has written the column “Beer Snob” for the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American since 2005 and began teaching language arts at a middle school the same year. By night, Siss is a member of the Krausen Commandos of Northwest CT, a brew club established in 2010 with the noble mission to “brew, drink and serve.” He blogs at www.beersnobwrites.com. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Photo of Will Siss by Stacey Blanchard


 

"American Impressionism: From the Hudson River

School to Art Colonies" ~ presented by ArtScapades

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

ArtScapades will explain how Impressionism arrived in America, including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe and the formation of art colonies. ArtScapades chronicles the lives of four American Impressionists that were working on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir. Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman of ArtScapades began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Celia Thaxter's Garden by Childe Hassam c1890-Used with Permission

Celia Thaxter’s Garden
Childe Hassam, 1890


 

Enzo Boscarino"Viva Italy!" a musical tour with Enzo Boscarino

Who: Adults
When: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino. Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, will take us on a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy, offering traditional Italian music and historical and cultural notes, all seasoned with good humor and stories. Boscarino left Italy at the age of 21 to pursue his education in the United States and now teaches at Central Connecticut State University and St. Joseph’s College. A poet, scholar, fencing master, linguist, singer and guitarist, Enzo Boscarino has been dubbed “a true Renaissance Man" by Martha's Vineyard Gazette. No registration ~ drop in. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.


 

Campbell Harmon as Poe-Photo by Christopher Zajac of the Record Journal

 

Edgar Allen Poe Comes to Life

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm (at dusk)
Place: Library's Friends Room

An evening of thrills and chills as Campbell Harmon brings Edgar Allan Poe to life. Hear a live performance of some of Poe's best known works, and learn about his tragic life and mysterious death at this entertainingly macabre event. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 8 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Photo by Christopher Zajac
of the Record Journal


 

Jo Anne Harrison-Becker25 Ways to Train Your Brain for Enhanced Memory

and Top Performance

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 2pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Have you ever wondered why when we get older our memory may start to fade? It takes longer to memorize things, we have to think a bit longer trying to recall names of friends, and it becomes more difficult to concentrate and remember details from a book we just read. So to prevent that from happening, we need to do something: TRAIN OUR BRAIN. Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS in Gerontology and Community Psychology, and Founder and CEO of Therapeutic Recreation Services, will conduct this workshop and teach participants 25 ways to develop a training regimen for your brain! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 17 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.


 

How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk Book Cover-Used with PermissionAuthor Talk with Emily Filloramo ~

"How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk:

So You Can Be Extraordinary"

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Emily Filloramo-Photo Used with PermissionAre there areas in your life that you just can't seem to get traction, get over, get happy or get unstuck? That no amount of therapy, positive thinking, bodywork, books or pharmaceutical "cures" can fix? Author Emily Filloramo of How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk: So You Can Be Extraordinary teaches you how to access the real cause of your struggles. With a B.S. in Nutrition from Cornell University and a 27-year award-winning career in pharmaceutical sales with Pfizer, Emily brings a unique perspective to reveal the unvarnished truth of what it really takes to achieve optimal emotional, physical and spiritual health. Books available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 17 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. You can find more information about her work at www.bemoreextraordinary.com.


 

Woman at Computer-Copyright Lisa F Young"Keep Up With Your Grandkids" ~

Computer Basics: Email II

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 3pm
Place: Riverfront Community Center Computer Lab

Nicole Cignoli, Reference Librarian, Welles-Turner Memorial Library, leads this hands-on workshop in which attendees will learn how to attach files, download a file to their computer, delete and move emails, and organize their messages. Workshop prerequisites: email account, knowledge of how to send and receive emails, and must bring email account user name and password. Maximum 12 attendees, so reservations are required starting September 22 online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

The “Keep up with your Grandkids!” lecture series continues on the third Tuesday of the month, except December and January, focusing on technology topics selected by the public. The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT. This event is co-sponsored by the Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Town of Glastonbury Human Services Department.


 

CT River-Photo by Kelvin W Cole-Used with Permission"OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER:

From Sea to Source"  ~

presented by Kelvin Cole

Who: Adults
When: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Kelvin W Cole-Used with PermissionTime: 6:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

In "OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER: From Sea to Source," historian Kelvin Cole presents a comprehensive, visual survey of what this natural resource has meant to us English-speaking people since we first found Her here some 400 years ago. What - about Her - has drawn us to Her? Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins September 24 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

"The Connecticut River" photo by Kelvin W. Cole



The Gala at the BoathouseThe Gala at the Boathouse

presented by the Second Century Fund

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 7-10pm
Place: Glastonbury Boathouse

Don't miss The Gala at the Boathouse, presented by the Second Century Fund of the Welles-Tuner Memorial Library with Regina Barreca, humorist, columnist, author and professor. So save the date: Saturday, October 24 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call 860-659-9421 or email galaboathouse.2015@gmail.com.

 

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