Upcoming Adult and Teen Events

You may call or email to register for programs. Phone: 860-257-2811. Email: library@wethersfieldlibrary.org. See a complete list of children's events on the Children's Programs page.

Events - April/May


Artist of the Month

Robert DeRay

Impressionist and realist paintings of local artist Robert DeRay will be on display at the library during the months of May and June.

Collection on Display

Mementos of the Charter Oak and postcards of Old Wethersfield will be on display at the Library during the months of May and June. From the personal collection of Wethersfield residents Maureen Hayes and Jane Foxall.

Versicolor Natural Silk Scarf Dyeing

Saturday, April 22
2:00 - 4:00 pm

This colorful workshop is an introduction to using plant pigments to dye fabrics and more. Participants will dye silk scarves in spring colors to take home.

Registration is required and space is limited. Wethersfield residents only through April 17, 2017. Non-residents may register after that date.

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 25
7:00 pm

All meetings of the Board are open to the public.

Joe Cadena Concert

Thursday, April 27
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Joe Cadena, aka East Chicago Joe’s career has spanned almost 50 years. Joe performs the classics of Bobby Darin, Sinatra, Bennett, Dino and many other artists in his own entertaining and engaging way.

Registration is not required but strongly suggested.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Connecticut Made: Homegrown Products by Local Craftsman, Artisans and Purveyors by local author Cynthia Parzych.

Registration is required. Copies of the book will be available for $15.00.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, May 9
7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold their regular meeting at the Library.  

Members of the public are invited to attend.

Caricature Workshop

Thursday, May 11
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wethersfield Library presents instruction in the art of caricature, for adults and teens.  Presenter Bill Dougal has forty years professional experience in this fine art that is also fun art! Both beginners and experienced artists can benefit. Participants will have hands-on projects, as they draw from photographic reference. All materials will be supplied.

Open to adults and teens. Registration is required. Wethersfield residents only through May 1st. Nonresidents may register after that date.

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, May 13
1:30 pm

The High and the Mighty (1989 Drama)
Directed by Edward Zwick.
Stars Denzel Washington & Matthew Broderick.

Soar into the skies with one of John Wayne’s most memorable films. Wayne plays a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past.  Relegated to a second-in-command, Wayne finds himself on a terrifying flight struck with disaster.  (148 minutes)

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

Kat Kennedy Concert

Saturday, May 20

Join us for an evening of live music with Kat Kennedy on acoustic guitar. Kat will be covering artists from classics like Elvis to modern stars like Drake as well as singing her original acoustic-pop songs.  Sing along with songs you know and love, and be captured by the new songs of the singer/songwriter and guitarist.

Registration is not required but strongly suggested.

CUT THE CORD!
End the High Cost of Cable TV, Phone and Internet Service

Tuesday, May 23
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Learn how the TV and phone services provided by your cable company can be replaced with streaming technology and competitive providers, using your existing internet connection. A standard TV and any internet provider is all you need to cut the cord today!

Registration is required and space is limited.

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 23
7:00 pm

All meetings of the Board are open to the public.

Library Closed

Saturday, May 27 –
Monday, May 29

The Wethersfield Library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 30.

Ventriloquist Show

Saturday, June 3
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Larry Noiva is an award-winning ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, who has been thrilling audiences throughout New England for decades. Noiva and his puppet trio truly deliver as a modern-day ventriloquist act.

This program is open to all. Registration is required.

Technology Classes

Book-A-Librarian

By appointment

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

Technology Classes

May 8 & 22

Computer classes taught by library staff on a variety of topics. Registration is required; class size is limited. This month's topics:

Introduction to Email (Gmail): May 8 at 6:30 pm
Library Services: May 22 at 6:30 pm

Ongoing Events

Time To Talk

Tuesdays
7:30 - 8:30 pm

English Conversation. Wethersfield Library’s English language conversation group.

Teen Programs

These programs are free and open to teens in grades 7 - 12. Registration is required.

Comic Construction

Thursday, April 20
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Whether it’s a clean cut superhero, a mysterious princess, or a beast from a forbidden forest, Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios will be teaching us how to design our own characters fit for a comic or graphic novel! All levels of experience welcome.

Teen Matinee

Tuesday, April 25
2:30 - 4:00 pm

U Choose! Teens will vote on this month’s feature; options are the TV series “Supergirl” (not rated) or the film “Max Steel” (PG-13, Run time 93 minutes).

Teen Yoga

Wednesday, May 3
2:45 - 3:45 pm

Learn some yoga basics, led by local yoga studio Live Right Wellness. Please wear clothing you can move around in! No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Star Wars Tech Day

Thursday, May 4
2:30 - 3:30 pm

For “Star Wars Day”, we will fold our own paper Millennium Falcons and R2-D2s, and-while supplies last-build a hovercraft! May the Fourth Be With You!

Teen Advisory Group

Tuesday, May 9
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Give your input on events and help us choose materials for the library. You must be willing to participate in discussions.

Midweek Mayhem!

Wednesday, May 10
Wednesday, May 24
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join us for retro Wii gaming, board games, crafts, and hanging out with friends!

Teen Matinee

Tuesday, May 16
2:30 - 4:45 pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Stars Felicity Jones & Diego Luna.

Rogue One is the story of a group of unlikely heroes who band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. (PG-13, Run time 133 minutes)

Star Wars Escape Room

Wednesday, May 17
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Work with a team to crack the locks and solve the puzzles, helping R5-D4 save the galaxy!

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