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Library Events - Adult

  1. Virtual Tech Help Appointments

    September 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 1, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Are you looking for help downloading an eBook? Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Acorn TV? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom.

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  2. Adult Winter Reading

    February 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Register yourself online, by phone or with a print form (upon request). Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace and receive one prize ticket for each book completed. Tickets will be available online or you can call to have one submitted. Weekly drawings will be held on Fridays. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawings which will be held on Friday, March 12. Winners will be notified. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Culinary Delights with Chef Rob Scott - Virtual

    February 20, 2021, 3:00 PM - April 30, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Join us for a two-part series with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott, a head chef in the Hamptons for 20 years as well as a personal chef. He has worked with many chefs in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Hungary. You may watch him at work or try your hand at his culinary delights. Menu will feature parmesan-crusted quesadilla with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil; panko chicken Milanese with blistered tomatoes; and a sweet ending with a batch of ultimate chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Recipe’s included. Registration required. A link will be sent prior to the program and will be available after for viewing on our website. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  4. Pet Savvy Citizens - Virtual

    February 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - March 11, 2021, 9:00 PM

    Do you have a pet in your life? Or are you looking for ways interact with pets in the community? During this interactive program you will learn all about the benefits of pet ownership and interaction, how to get involved with pets and the important components of pet safety. This program is specifically designed for adults and senior citizens. Registration is required if you want to attend the live event. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the program. If you are unable to attend the live event, this program will be recorded and will be available for viewing after February 24. Sponsored by the Connecticut Humane Society & The Friends of the Library.

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  5. Redefined READS - Literary Blooms

    February 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - March 31, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Watch and learn how to make how make your own bouquet of Black-Eyed Susan flowers form old book pages. All supplies are provided. Call to register for your kit today. Kits are available to pick up beginning February 22. A link to the video will be available on the day of the program. Registration is required.

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  6. Trivia Night with Jeanette & Karolyn – Virtual

    March 5, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Bring snacks and the beverage of choice and get comfy in your living room. It’s our second (with more to come, we hope) Zoom Trivia Night! Our topic this month is DISNEY. Individuals and/or family teams of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded. An email with the Zoom link will be sent prior to the program. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  7. Gentle Yoga - Virtual

    March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - April 30, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Join StrongHouse Yoga of Newington for a gentle yoga practice to assist you in maintaining balance and stability with movement. A link to the video will be available on the day of the program. Sponsored by StrongHouse Yoga.

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  8. Find Your Roots @ the Library: Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch - Virtual

    March 15, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join us for this multi-town collaborative Genealogy Series with Bryna O’Sullivan, proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy. Each week we will explore different topics. Bryna O’Sullivan is a Middletown, Connecticut based professional genealogist and French to English genealogical translator. As proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes in lineage society applications. Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch - Virtual Monday, March 15 Want to dive into genealogy research but on a limited budget? The website FamilySearch is the perfect place to get started. Join us for an introduction to this free site, which includes access to records, how to guides, classes, and more. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  9. Culinary Delights: Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies - Virtual

    March 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - April 30, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Culinary Delights: Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies - Virtual Tuesday, March 16 Watch Chef Rob Scott as he whips up a delicious treat for those cold nights. A video link & the recipe will be available on the Adult Event page beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  10. Facebook Live Book Sale – Virtual

    March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join the Friends of the Library on the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Facebook Page for a special night of fun on Facebook LIVE. A Book Sale event hosted by Deanna Reney at Karma’s Closet. Watch and buy your favorite titles, DVDs Children’s Books from home and more. Pickup will be at Karma's Closet @ 3153 Berlin Turnpike in Newington. Call the library for details! Support the Friends at this virtual sale. Buy something for yourself or as a gift for someone else! The Facebook Live Starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. on the LRWL FACEBOOK PAGE Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  11. Another Cut the Cord Program – Virtual

    March 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - April 30, 2021, 8:00 PM

    Many people are making the decision to cut the cable cord and make the transition to online streaming services. There are numerous options available at varying prices depending on the desired viewing selection. Find more information join us for this zoom program. Registration required. An email with the Zoom link will be sent prior to the program. Registration required. Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Library.

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  12. Mystery Author Talk with Matt Coyle - Virtual

    March 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us to hear author Matt Coyle discuss the newest book in his Rick Cahill mystery series – Blind Vigil. All are encouraged to ask Mr. Coyle questions to learn more about his writing. Registration required if you want to attend the live event. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the program. If you are unable to attend the live event, this program will be recorded and will be available for viewing after the program date. Registration required for the live event.

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  13. Trace Your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots - Virtual

    March 29, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Did your Connecticut ancestor support the American cause during the Revolution? This virtual program will introduce you to the major sources that trace their “service” during the War, from pension files to town meeting records. Whether you want to join DAR or SAR or simply learn more about your ancestors’ activities, this program will give you the resources needed to tell their stories. Registration required for each program. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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