Upcoming Adult and Teen Events

You may visit the library or call Adult Services at 860-257-2811 to register for programs. See a complete list of children's events on the Children's Programs page.

Events - January

Artist of the Month

An exhibit by the students of Wethersfield Academy for the Arts instructor Nick Frasco is on display at the Wethersfield Library in January.  The exhibit consists of portraits, still lifes, landscapes and more by students ages 6-16 along with one piece by their instructor.

Guided Sound Meditation

Saturday, January 6
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Discover how Tibetan singing bowls, tinchas, and other sound artifacts combine with the healing properties of essence to restore inner peace. In this session we will delve deeper into the how every cell of your body absorbs these sounds with frequencies that bring peace and harmony to your mind, body and spirit. Take time for yourself and join us!

This workshop will be presented by John Odlum of Tru Elements. You will be laying on your back for close to one hour. Bring a mat, blanket, pillow and anything else you might need to make it as comfortable as possible. A few mats will be available to borrow. If you are unable to lay down, a chair will be provided.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Wethersfield residents only through December 31. In the event of a weather cancellation, this program will be held Saturday January 20th, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Laughter Pharmacist

Tuesday, January 11
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Energize, have fun and connect through laughter! Come join us as The 'Laughter Pharmacist' brings his Laughter Pharmacy to the Wethersfield Library. Feel like a kid again with this interactive program. Laugh away your stress and foster connections with others. Improve your physical, emotional and spiritual health while having lots of fun! Feel how laughter really is the best medicine! All are welcome.

Registration is suggested. Space is limited. In the event of a weather cancellation, this program will be held Thursday January 18, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Cinema:
Spotlight (2015)

Saturday, January 13
1:30 pm

Directed by Tom McCarthy.
Stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton.

Journalists at the Boston Globe investigate cases of child abuse within the Catholic Church. Based on a true story. (R, 128 minutes)

Saturday Cinema is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


Monday, January 15

The library will be closed. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, January 16.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 

Tuesday, January 16
6:30 – 7:30 pm

A Docent (volunteer educator) will be on-hand to provide an interactive program about the history of the museum and its diverse holdings through an hour-long exploration using poster reproductions of collection objects.

Registration is required as space is limited. Wethersfield residents only through January 8th 2018. Non-residents may register after that date. In the event of a weather cancellation, this program will be held Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ongoing Programs


By appointment

A one-on-one class to help you build basic computer skills. Classes are by appointment only. Time slots available vary and registration is required by phone or in person.

Technology Classes

January 10 & 24

Computer classes taught by library staff on a variety of topics. Registration is required; class size is limited.

Did you get a new computer, tablet, or phone for Christmas and need some help getting access to FREE ebooks, music, movies, and more from the library? We can help! This month's topics:

OverDrive & Libby: January 10 at 10:30 am
Learn how to checkout and place holds on free e-books and audiobooks from the library. Also learn about OverDrive's new Libby app!

hoopla: January 24 at 10:30 am
With hoopla digital, you can use your library account to get movies, TV, music, and audiobooks right on your mobile device!

Teen Programs

Open to teens in grades 7 - 12 only. Registration is required.

Teen Matinee:
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Tuesday, January 9
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Directed by Jon Watts.
Stars Tom Holland and Michael Keaton.

The story of Peter Parker, who is trying to live a normal teenage life while still saving his city as the superhero Spider-man. When the villainous Vulture threatens to harm his friends and family, Peter must spring into action to stop him at all costs. (PG-13, 2 hours 13 minutes)

Teen Advisory Group

Thursday, January 18

Help us make the library a better place for you! Give input on teen events and help us choose materials for the library while enjoying pizza and drinks. You must be willing to participate in discussions.

Midweek Mayhem!

Wednesday, January 24

Join us for Wii gaming, board games, crafts, and hanging out with friends! This month features video games such as Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart!

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See a complete listing of Children's Events.