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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.

 

Upcoming Events

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

Who: Adults
When: Friday, June 3, 2016
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Little Red Riding Hood-copyright Zsolnai Gergely/Fotolia.comStephen Sondheim's hit musical film adaptation from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Studios. Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker and his wife who incur the wrath of a witch while attempting to start a family. The hapless couple find their fates linked with those of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. Rated PG; 2 hours 4 minutes. Refreshments will be available. No registration ~ drop in. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

 


Walking Shorts ~ Book Club for Adults

Who: Adults
When:

  • Book-Pages Flipping-copyright janvier image/Fotolia.comMonday, June 13
  • Monday, July 18
  • Monday, August 1
  • Monday, August 15

Time: 6:30pm
Place: Starting at Library

Shoes Walking-copyright furuodo/Fotolia.comJoinus 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.

 

 

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

Who: Adults
When: 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 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.

 

 

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 May 31 online or at the Reference Desk 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 starting June 14 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

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

 

 

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