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Book Stack-Fanned-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comA Word About Holds for Local Book Clubs

Due to Connecticut State Library delivery limitations, the library must suspend local book club support until further notice. In the meantime, the Reference Department is available to assist members of community book clubs in locating available copies of items to be picked up at the owning libraries. We regret this inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have more information.



Burbio.com is a free community-building service that streams all library, school and non-profit events together in one place through a web site, iOS app and Amazon Alexa. Currently, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library calendar, as well as those from the local schools, are available. Expect other non-profits to be added in the school year.

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If you are a member of a non-profit organization and would like your group's events added, please contact Library Director, Barbara Bailey at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.

Upcoming Events


The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Honoring our Vets ~

a Lecture by Professor Hamish Lutris

Who: Adults
When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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From the French and Indian War to Afghanistan and Iraq, American men and women have placed themselves in harm’s way under the American flag. Soldiers serving in the wars of the United States have also often been civilian volunteers who left farms and factories to fight under conditions challenging to the very core of their humanity. How to honor that sacrifice has been a question for our country since its inception.

Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, returns to discuss the ways veterans have been recognized for their service, and how that recognition has changed over time. The presentation will range widely, from creating our first veterans’ organization, the Cincinnati, to observing holidays like Memorial Day, sponsoring the creation of national cemeteries and passing the GI Bill, among others. Seating is limited, so registration is required 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 both at home and abroad to bring the power of history to audiences of all ages and in many places. He specializes in Civil War, Native American and social history topics, as well as in using the outdoors as a classroom.


"Money Talks Mondays" ~ Investment Market Outlook

Who: Adults
When: Monday, December 3, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Eric Judge, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones will discuss the economy, interest rates, current market trends, the current outlook and strategies to prepare for market swings. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.


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"Build a Better ... You!" ~

Aromatherapy 101: Educational Make-and-Take

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This lecture series focuses on health and lifestyle topics, followed by discussion.

Aromatherapy Oil and Lavendar-copyright Madeleine Steinbach/Fotolia.comKim Larkin will join us for a fun and informative aromatherapy workshop that will leave you feeling “scent-sational” as you learn about the health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Kim will bring all the supplies needed for you to make your very own aromatherapy craft to keep or give to a loved one - just in time to melt away the stresses of the holiday season! Relaxing music and hot tea will add to the atmosphere of this calming and creative experience. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 7, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.


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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 2-4:15pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

A banker learns what life would have been like without him in this holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. PG; 2 hours 10 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Ella Waters Concert Series ~

An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist, Francesco Barone

Who: Adults
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 2-3pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Francesco Barone will present a recital of guitar music from Eastern and Western Europe. The first half of the program will feature the music of Western Europe, including Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Tarentella as well as lute suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works are known to represent the regional styles Italy, France and Germany. The second half will include music of Eastern Europe, including the Ballads Suite by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. Seating is limited, so reservations are required starting November 11, online or at the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Francesco Barone

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

About Francesco Barone: Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a MM from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.

Link to Video ButtonFor a video recording of one of Francesco Barone's performances, click here.



For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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