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The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group 
Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

 
 


The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group
Monday, April 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.              

 


Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults!  Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you.  This list can include:  cell phones and text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods.
Registration required.

 
 


Tech 4U
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone?  For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today.

 
 


 Evening Book Discussion
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

This month’s title is Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies:The Patriots. Everyone is invited to attend.

 
 

 
Celebrate National Library Week
April 9 - April 15

Libraries Transform Lives

There are special programs planned at the library. Look inside for all the details.

 
 

 
Money Smart – Something for Everyone
Women in Transition
Monday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.

Felicia Carucci will speak about women and finances. Topics include women in charge, the need to be involved in family finances, 7 money mistakes and more.
Registration required. 

 
 
 

The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group
Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 a,m.– 12:00 p.m..            

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.    

 

 
Twitter News You Can Use
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Get the latest on local, country and global news! Watch political events as they unfold. Topics covered include finding news groups to follow, @replies, hashtags, and retweets/reposts. Registration required.

 
 

 
Movies & More: Lion
Tuesday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.

A five year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his family. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara.
Running time 118 minutes.
Pick up your FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.

 
 

 
50 Shades of Mud
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.

Why do fees and costs matter when selecting investments? What is the difference between full service firms and discount brokers? What is liquidity? John Ruocco from Asset Management Associates will tell us all about it.
Registration required.

 
 

 
Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion
Orphan Train
Thursday, April 20, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a book discussion about Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided. No registration necessary.

 
 

 
Computer Health Tips
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Ready to spring clean your computer? Join us as we cover some basic proactive techniques that you can do to clean up your computer and keep it running smoothly.
Registration required. 

 
 


  Tech 4 U
Thursday, April 20, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today!

 
 


Made in Connecticut

Trifecta Ecosystems, Inc. of Meriden
Sustainable Aquaponics Farming

Monday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.

Kieran Foran, co-founder, will talk about his company that is cultivating the City that Feeds Itself. Trifecta has won accolades and grants from the State of Connecticut as the No.1 Green Technology Company. Topics covered include aquaponics, the potential impact aquaponics can have on food ecosystems and agricultural production, and where the food industry is headed. Learn how you can get started growing aquaponics in the home, office or classroom! Lucky winners will receive a salad-pack fresh from the aquaponics farm! Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
 

 
From Millennials to Boomers
Sound Financial Advice for the Generations
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

For teens and adults. It can be a challenge sometimes for children and their parents to find common ground these days. But when it comes to money, we all wish we knew more: how to save, where to save and when to save. We also wish we had a way to be sure we won’t make the mistakes made by past generations. So if you are just starting out with your first job, we will offer some great financial habits to get into that you can use for the rest of your working years and beyond! And kids, we encourage you to bring your parents with you! Regardless of your age, the concepts and discussions within this presentation will most certainly apply to you. Registration required.

 
 

 
Career Design for All Ages
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

The world is changing so fast that it’s hard to keep up. Technology integrates into every part of our lives. Every turn brings something new and unexpected. It’s a different world—every week!  Registration required.

 
 

 
Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Annual Spring Book Sale
held at the 
Newington Senior and Disabled Center
131 Cedar Street, Newington

The sale will be held at the Senior and Disabled Center. All types of books, including fiction and non-fiction, will be on sale as well as CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, videos, and specially priced items.

Friday, April 28, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00 admission charge

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Books only for sale. Must buy a GREEN bag for $7 and fill it with books for free. Refills are $6.00. Stock up and save!

 
 
May
 


The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group
Monday, May 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 


ReDefined READS
Spring Bouquets
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.

Create a unique gift, a bouquet of spring flowers, made from book pages, for yourself or someone special for Mother’s Day. All materials are provided.
Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

 


 


Tech 4U
Thursday, May 4, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone?  For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today.

 
 


Evening Book Discussion
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

This month’s title is First Impressions: a Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett. Everyone is invited to attend.
 

 
 


College Planning:  It’s Never too Early
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

Preparing for college can be daunting and overwhelming. Join us on May 4th to learn the basics of how the process starts and concludes. From the early stages of filing the FAFSA and CSS profile forms to understanding options on financial aid and what savings plans are effective when planning for college for your children.  
Registration required.

 
 


50 Shades of Mud

Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.

Why do fees and costs matter when selecting investments? What is the difference between full service firms and discount brokers? What is liquidity? John Ruocco from Asset Management Associates will tell us all about it.
Registration required.
 

 
 


The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group
Tuesday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 


Author Talk with Dennis Sullivan
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an engaging presentation by local author Dennis Sullivan! Dennis will talk about his book Irving Street & Other Hartford Memories published in 2016 that depicts his memories of growing up in Hartford’s north end and Asylum Hill neighborhoods, circa 1943-1963. His book includes chapters on St. Joseph Cathedral School, the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, Sandlot Baseball, Weaver High and the Golden Age of Weaver Basketball, The Lenox Theatre and more. Books will be available for purchase.

        
 


Made in Connecticut

Carla’s Pasta of South Windsor
Monday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Carla’s history is that of an American Dream. Carla Squatrito, President, founder, and driving force behind the brand, first came to America in 1968. In 1978, she started her business as a 1,800 square-foot retail shop. Carla’s passion and drive has been instilled in her two sons, Sandro and Sergio, whose new ideas and enthusiasm are helping to move the company forward. Today, Carla’s Pasta is a woman-owned, family-owned, 39 year-old nationally distributed company. All they make are pastas and pestos, striving for quality and customer service. Product samples will be provided to a lucky winner!
Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 

 
 


Movies & More
The Light Between Oceans
Tuesday, May 16, 1:00 p.m.


A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander. Running time 133 minutes. Pick up your FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.  

 
 


Millennials

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Is it any wonder that the new up-and-coming generation has many people confounded, perplexed and baffled? Millennials! They are remarkably flexible and thoughtful. They seem to think differently, focus differently, and they eagerly challenge ideas, values, and assumptions. Millennials comprise an exciting demographic with the potential to create a future that’s wildly successful! This presentation will focus on how we can work together to build a prosperous future. Registration required.

 

 

 

 


 
Tech 4 U
Thursday, May 18, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today!

 
 


Computer Troubleshooting
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.

Think your computer has hay fever? Even if you are not an IT person, join us in this class as we cover some troubleshooting techniques to get your computer right as rain again. Registration required.

 
 


Tech Troubleshooting with Teens

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods. Registration required.

 
 


Newington Library 5K Challenge
Sunday, May 21, 2017
9:00 a.m.at Mill Pond Park

The 21st running of this event will be held at Mill Pond Park on Sunday, May 21, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Runners will compete by age category with awards for the winning male and female runners within each division. Walkers are also welcome. Registration forms are available at the library and on the library’s website, and online registration is available at www.raceentry.com.

Preregistration is $10 for children (12 & under)
and $20 per adult.

Same-day registration is $10 for children (12 & under)
and $25 per adult.

                 Join us to celebrate our 21st year.             
          

 
 


Smart Phone Support
Tuesday, May 30, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For any adults who have trouble with their cell phones! Come with your phone (fully charged) and any questions you may have. Staff and teen volunteers will be available to help you.


 
 


The Joy of Coloring: An Adult Coloring Group

Wednesday, May 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
 


Cut the Cord! 
How to End the High Cost of Your Cable TV
and Phone Service 
Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

James Gifford, a consumer electronics expert from Tolland, will be the presenter. Learn about the basic TV and entertainment system you need to get the most from Internet providers, the inexpensive equipment you need to connect to these sources, and how to cut Internet costs. Bring your questions!  Registration required. 

 
 June
 

Friends’ Bus Trip to BOSTON
Saturday, June 3 

 $35.00 per person.You can be on your own or visit, as an option, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point and back for an additional $10.00 (to be paid on the bus.) Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.