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 Children's Highlights
Evan Gottfried's
Family Music Extravaganza
Wednesday, August 14 from  3:30-4:15pm
For families with children of all ages
Friends Room

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Evan Gottfried returns to Welles-Turner to inspire kids to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and, mostly, to just be themselves.
     He hopes that the big people who hear his music will find inspiration and remember how it feels to be a kid. Join us for an unforgettable, highly danceable, movin,' groovin' time. No registration needed.

Splash Down!  Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, August 15
For Children's
  Summer Reading
  Club participants

Library's front lawn

Celebrate your return to Earth with activities and ice cream for everyone! Wear your summer reading T-shirt, and join us on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends' Room if it rains). No registration needed.
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 Just for Teens 
Soy Candle Making
Wednesday, August 7 from 3-5pm
Teens entering grades 7-12
Friends Room
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Teens entering grades 7-12, come create two soy candles in this workshop with Creative Girl Mobile Studios! We will use organic cotton wicks and wax that burns clean. 
     With over 65 scents to choose from, we plan on having a fun time, too! Each candle will burn over 25 hours. All materials, including jars and decorative tags, are included. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

College Series: Essay Writing
Thursday, August 22
Students entering grades 9-12
Friends Room

Looking for feedback on your college essay? This workshop led by C2 Education will discuss the tips and tricks of crafting a compelling essay to impress college admissions officials. You'll get one-on-one attention from their trained essay team to make sure your essay is submission-ready. Please bring your essay drafts to be read and reviewed. 
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     Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.  

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 Adult Happenings
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Friday Afternoon Films at the Library
"Stand by Me"
Friday, August 2 from 2-3:30 pm
Friends Room
A coming-of-age tale about four 12-year-old boys who search for a dead body in the woods near where they live. In the process, their friendship is tested. Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Kiefer Sutherland. Rated R; 1 hour 27 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.
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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 28
Friends Room

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Come taste with us! The cookbook of the month will be available at Reference at the start of the month for your recipe selection. This month's cookbook is: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat. Free copies of the recipes will be provided to you - just let us know what you pick! 
     You can take the recipes home to cook, then bring your creation in for fellow cookbook club goers. No registration needed ~ drop in with a dish using the featured book's recipes. Questions? Call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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 Friends of the Library

Fall Book Sale
The Friends of Welles-Turner Memorial Library will hold its next book sale on Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 5pm on the front lawn of the library. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held next door in the TD Bank parking garage.  Until then, here are some fun ways to stay cool with the Friends of the library this summer:

The Friends group is collecting donations for the September book sale until August 26. Books in good condition, CDs, books on CD, and DVDs are appreciated. They are unable to accept textbooks and encyclopedias over five years old, Reader's Digest Condensed Books,magazines, VHS, music or books on cassette, or vinyl records.  Donate Books-copyrighted image

     To protect your donations from damage, please be sure to place your bags and boxes in the specially designed shed located outside of the library's parking lot entrance. If you need a receipt for tax purposes, forms are available at Lending Services. Thank you for your donations!

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The Friends organization is always looking for more members to help provide supplemental funding for the library. They sponsor the popular Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults as well as purchase new books, eBooks, audio books, DVDs and CDs for the library. 

     The Friends also fund library technology expansion such as a 3D printer, color printers, scanners, computer workstations and updated audio system for use in the community room. You can become a member for as little as $10 a year. Those joining for the first time at the $25 level or higher receive a Friends membership tote bag, a coupon for use of the 3D printer and a Book Buck to be used at the spring or fall book sales. Payment can be made by check or through PayPal. Learn more by visiting the Friends website.

Contact the Friends
booksale@friendswtmlib.org or 

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The library is  closed Sundays for the summer.

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Barbara Bailey
Director, Welles-Turner Memorial Library

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