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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Adult Events Newsletter for September 2018

Lucy Robbins Welles Library | 95 Cedar Street | Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: 860-665-8700 |  Fax: 860-667-1255
You can call to register for programs.
For Adult or Teen: 860-665-8700
 For Children's: 860-665-8720 



Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion

Paper by Mark Kurlansky

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all. We hope to see you there,
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

mini media sale

Friends' Mini Media Sale
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In the Community Room of the Library

Join us for a the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Mini Media Sale where you can buy DVDs, Blu-Ray DVDs, audio books, music CDs and VHS tapes at great prices. There will also be an assortment of great games for sale as well. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the library. Payment by cash, check or credit card accepted. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

library board

Library Board Annual Meeting
Monday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

The Library Board of Trustees invites all Newington residents to attend this year’s Annual Meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m., featuring Megan Clark Torry, CEO of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. After a brief business meeting and recognition of this year’s Board honorees, Ms. Torry will discuss critical global issues and the impact on Connecticut residents.

crafts and conversation

Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, September 12th, 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Bring your own craft and be part of the conversation!  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

microsoft word

Word 2013 Essentials
Thursday, September 13, 10:30 a.m.

A Word overview class which covers all the basics plus more in-depth instructions on the essentials to get you off to a great start. Join us for this hands-on class covering formatting, editing, graphics, borders and headers/footers. Registration required.

Tech Troubleshooting

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, September 13, 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.

edible arrangements

Made in Connecticut
Edible Arrangements of Wallingford
Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.

Join Ms. Somia Farid, Director of Edible Brands as she talks about the history of this very popular Connecticut-based company that delivers edible arrangements nationwide. Learn how the company got started and how they continue to produce the edible arrangement gifts. Registration required.

leisure seeker

Movies & More: The Leisure Seeker
Tuesday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.
Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland. Running time 112 minutes. Snacks provided. FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Vallerie Perrault

Generations and Nature
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.

Join grandmother and granddaughter duo Mikki Zadrowski and Vallerie Perrault for a fascinating presentation of the beauty in nature found through Mikki’s many mediums and Vallerie’s photography alike. Vallerie and her partner Jason will be chronicling their adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail last year as well as sharing poetry, stories and hiking tips.


Tech 4 U
Thursday, September 20, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Do you need help downloading your e-book 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!  Registration required.

The Hometown Team

The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography by Mike Shalin and Steve Babineau
Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

Mike Shalin, former sports writer for the Boston Herald and Steve Babineau a photographer who has focused on the Boston Red Sox for four decades, will talk about their new book, which will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Come and relive the glory days of your favorite Boston Red Sox players over the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of players and Fenway Park.  Registration required.

Adult Coloring and Crafts

Crafts and Conversation
Tuesday, September 25, 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Bring your own craft and be part of the conversation! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

won't you be my neighbor

Brown Bag it With a Documentary: Inspiring People
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 p.m.

An intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mr. Fred Rogers.  Running time 94 minutes. . Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Louisa Alcott

Little Women’s 150th year Celebration!!
Join us for this special series that celebrates the 150th year anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s publication Little Women. Enjoy a presentation of her works, a film, a book discussion and refreshments.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Life and Works of Louisa May Alcott
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.

Join Christine Doyle, English Professor at Central Connecticut State University specializing in nineteenth century American literature, for an engaging presentation and discussion on Alcott’s works, influence, life and times.

The Friends of the Library sponsor many of these programs.  If you would like to become a member of the Friends, please click on the image and you will be taken to the Friends' page.  Thank you!

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