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2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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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

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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library ~

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Who: Adults
When: Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Starring Fred Rogers, Francois Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri and Kailyn Davis. Rated PG-13; 1 hour 34 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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"Money Talks Mondays" ~

Financial Organizing and Online Banking

Who: Adults
When: Monday, January 14, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

January is "Get Organized Month," and it is the perfect time to determine if you have your financial records in order. Faith Manierre, Busy Bees Organizing LLC in Glastonbury, will discuss the advantages and risks of getting started with online banking. What are the benefits of downloading your financial records into a software program such as Quicken? What are the rules for maintaining your paper records? We will answer these questions and more! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins December 17, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Faith Manierre has been a professional organizer/financial organizer since 2000. She assists clients with their daily personal business and financial dealings, working collaboratively with their accountants, attorneys, investment advisors and families. She understands the complexities of financial issues and respects the confidential nature of this information.

Snow date: Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm

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Liars, Criminals and Lovers: The World of the Story

Who: Adults
When: Monday, February 4, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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It’s the character who first taps a reader on the shoulder. Writers shape the characters by adding habits, gestures and obstacles. Author Lisa C. Taylor teaches students of all ages, helping them to take that first good idea to a completed work. In an atmosphere of respect and humor, you'll learn how writers put a character through necessary paces so that he or she reveals both flaws and humanity. The world of the story is the world of the imagination. By tapping into that imagination, stories — and the writers behind them — can flourish. You will have an opportunity for questions and for sharing. Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 7, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Lisa C. Taylor is the author of a variety of short fiction and poetry collections, including Impossibly Small Spaces (2018), Growing a New Tail (2013) and Necessary Silence (2013). Some of Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award for short fiction, an L.L. Winship PEN New England nomination, Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry, a Best Indie Lit of New England nomination and, along with Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her books have been taught in college classes and recommended on the Faith Middleton book show on NPR. Lisa teaches writing classes at Eastern Connecticut State University and offers private mentoring and workshops.


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"Build a Better ... You!" ~

Filling our Hearts with Love through Meditation

Who: Adults
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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

Join longtime meditator Clare Vidich as she offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. There will even be a meditation sitting! Seating is limited, so registration is required and begins January 9 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Songbirds of the Northeast

Who: Adults
When: Monday, February 11, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Join naturalist John Root as he teaches us how to recognize our region’s songbirds by their songs and calls. We will discuss the role of song in these birds’ lives, as well as their diet, social behavior and other adaptations for survival. This presentation will feature both stunning photographs of the songbirds and recordings of their happy tunes. You will even learn how to provide an attractive habitat in your garden for your favorite birds! Seating is limited, so registration is requested and begins January 14, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.


For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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