Upcoming Adult and Teen Events

You may call or email to register for programs. Phone: 860-257-2811. Email: library@wethersfieldlibrary.org. See a complete list of children's events on the Children's Programs page.

Fall Book Sale!

Generously held by the Wethersfield Friends of the Library.

Saturday, November 1, 10 am- 4 pm
Sunday, November 2, 1 - 4 pm
Hundreds of books in different categories. Special sections for children, biography, cookbooks, and many older out-of-print treasures.

On Sunday - Buy a bag for $5 and fill it!

All proceeds go to the library. We thank all Wethersfield residents who have donated these books.

Events - October 2014

Artist of the Month

Watercolors by Rocky Hill artist Lois Stefano

Display Case

German beer mugs from the collection of Carolyn Vallieres.

Life Skills Program

Tuesday, October 7
6:30 pm

Long Term Care. Presented by Aldo Pantano from the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Learn how to protect your assets should you need long-term care. If you’re 40 or older, long term care insurance should be part of your retirement plan. Find out about the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care.  No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed-just information. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library.


Registration is suggested.

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, October 11
1:30 pm

Notorious. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 min.)


Registration is not required.  

Friends of the Library

Tuesday,October 14
7:00 pm

Friends Annual Meeting. The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold their annual meeting at the Library. Dr. Cindy Lovell, Executive Director of the Mark Twain House and Museum will be the guest speaker. She will speak on Mark Twain's involvement with public libraries.


Members of the public are invited to attend.

Computer Class

Wednesday,October 15
10:30 am

All You Need to Know About Email. Learn the fundamentals of sending and receiving email. You do not need to own a computer to have an email account. Students will use laptop computers provided by the Library.


Registration is required. Registration opens October 1.

Computer Class

Wednesday, October 15
2:30 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word (2013). Learn everything you need to create a letter. You will be shown how to format, layout and print your document. Students will use laptop computers provided by the Library.


Registration is required. Registration opens October 1.

Teen Advisory Board: A Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

Thursday, October 16
Thursday, November 13 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The first meeting of the Teen Advisory Board has been postponed until Thursday, November 13th from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please pick up an application at the Wethersfield Library or print one (Teen Advisory Board Application 2014.pdf).

Tell us what you think! Teens in grades 7 – 12 from any Wethersfield school are invited to fill out an application to be a member of the Wethersfield Library Teen Advisory Board. Applications can be downloaded (Teen Advisory Board Application 2014.pdf) and are also available at the Wethersfield Library.

Come share your opinions on teen programs you would like to see, possible improvements to the teen space, and titles you would suggest for the teen collection. Light refreshments will be served. Teens may register in person at the Wethersfield Library, by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at 860-257-2811 or emailing teenservices@wethersfieldlibrary.org.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday Evening Movie

Tuesday, October 21
6:15 pm

Her. Stars Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Her is rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity. (126 min.)


Registration is not required. Seating is limited. Please note: new start time is 6:15.

Computer Class

Wednesday, October 22
10:30 am

Computer Basics. Never used a computer before? Learn the basics including mouse skills, highlighting, and storing files. No experience necessary!


Registration is required. Registration opens October 1.

Computer Class

Wednesday, October 22
2:30 pm

eBooks @ Your Library. Learn to download free eBooks to your tablet, eReader, phone, or laptop with Connecticut’s Connect Downloadable catalog. Bring your device if you have one. Class will be presented in lecture format.


Registration is recommended.

Community Program

Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G Fox in the 1950s.. Wethersfield Library and the Connecticut Historical Society present “From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox & Co. in the 1950s” For most Connecticut residents, the word “Fox’s” holds powerful associations. The name evokes images of a beautifully decorated, tall department store on Main Street filled with every imaginable garment, home furnishing or, domestic necessity dreamed of and warm memories of sharing time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will be your guide down memory lane. She will take you back to the days when Fox’s was the largest privately-owned department store in the U.S. Elizabeth, who grew up in Wethersfield, says she remembers how special it was to take the bus “uptown” to spend the day shopping with her mother at Fox’s. Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases.

Registration is suggested.

Teen "Zombification" Workshop

Tuesday, October 28
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Scars and bruises and scabs, oh my! Teens in grades 7 -12 are invited to celebrate the horror of Halloween at the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, for a special effects makeup workshop taught by Fantasy Face Painting and FX Artist Caroline Wilcox. Caroline will transform you into a gory zombie character using ordinary household items and professional makeup to create wounds, blood, burns, and more!


Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

Library Board

Tuesday, October 28
7:00 pm

All meetings of the Board are open to the public.

Ongoing Events

Time To Talk

Tuesdays
7:00 pm

English Conversation. Time to Talk, Wethersfield Library’s English language conversation group, meets in the Ground Level Conference Room every Tuesday in October.

 

Events - November 2014

Artist of the Month

Watercolors by Rocky Hill artist Lois Stefano

Display Case

Handmade beaded jewelry by Wethersfield resident Patricia Caratasios.

Book Sale

Saturday, November 1
10 am - 4 pm

Friends of the Wethersfield Library Book Sale.  Hundreds of books in different categories. Special sections for children, biography, cookbooks, motor.

All proceeds from the book sale support the work of the Library.

Book Sale

Sunday, November 2
1 pm - 4 pm

Friends of the Wethersfield Library Book Sale.  Hundreds of books in different categories. Special sections for children, biography, cookbooks, motor.

All proceeds from the book sale support the work of the Library.  

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, November 8
1:30 pm

Mister Roberts. John Ford’s 1955 film starring Henry Fonda and James Cagney.  Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the U.S. Navy during WW2. (123 min.)     

Registration is not required.

Friends of the Library

Tuesday, November 11
7 pm

Friend Meeting. The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold their regular meeting at the Library.

 

Members of the public are invited to attend.

Computer Class

Wednesday, November 12
10:30 am

eBooks @ Your Library . Learn to download free eBooks to your tablet, eReader, phone or laptop with Connecticut’s Connect Downloadable catalog.  Bring your device if you have one.  Class will be presented in lecture format. 

 

Registration is recommended.

Computer Class

Wednesday, November 12
2:30 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Excel.  Learn the basics of a spreadsheet program. You will be taught how to enter data and format cells. The use of templates will be explored. Students will use laptop computers provided by the Library.

Registration is required. Registration opens October 1.

Teen Advisory Board: A Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

Thursday, November 13 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board. Tell us what you think! Teens in grades 7 – 12 from any Wethersfield school are invited to fill out an application to be a member of the Wethersfield Library Teen Advisory Board. Applications can be downloaded (Teen Advisory Board Application 2014.pdf) and are also available at the Wethersfield Library.

Come share your opinions on teen programs you would like to see, possible improvements to the teen space, and titles you would suggest for the teen collection. Light refreshments will be served. Teens may register in person at the Wethersfield Library, by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at 860-257-2811 or emailing teenservices@wethersfieldlibrary.org.  Light refreshments will be served.

Teen Program

Tuesday, November 18
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mockingjay Craft Program. The wait is over! Mockingjay, the exciting conclusion to The Hunger Games trilogy hits theaters in November.  Celebrate the movie premiere by creating some fun crafts inspired by the books.  Learn how to make glittering mockingjay emblems to decorate your notebooks, ornaments that you can give as gifts, and bookmarks. 

Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.  

Tuesday Evening Movie

Tuesday, November 18
6:15 pm

The Fault in Our Stars. Stars Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort.   Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) are two teenagers who fall hopelessly in love after meeting in a cancer support group, and experience a whirlwind romance that teaches them both what it means to feel truly alive.  Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language.(126 min.)

Registration is not required. Seating is limited.

Computer Class

Wednesday, November 19
10:30 am

Introduction to the Internet. Learn the basics of surfing the internet.  Discover what a browser is and how it works. No computer skills are required for this class. 


Registration is required. Registration opens November 1.

Computer Class

Wednesday, November 19
2:30 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word (2013). Learn everything you need to create a letter.  You will be shown how to format, layout and print your document. Students will use laptop computers provided by the Library.


Registration is required. Registration opens November 1.

Life Skills Program

Tuesday, November 25
6:30 pm

Creating Moments of Joy. Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS (Gerontology) will present this informational program on Alzheimer’s disease. This workshop is designed for caretakers, family and friends of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Topics discussed will include understanding the person with Alzheimer’s disease, effective communication, sensory and tactical stimulation, memory enhanced environments and much more. The program is funded by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library.

Registration is suggested.

Ongoing Events

Time To Talk

Tuesdays
7:00 pm

English Conversation. Time to Talk, Wethersfield Library’s English language conversation group, meets in the Ground Level Conference Room November 4, 18 and 25. 

 

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