Manchester, Connecticut

Adult Special Programs

Upcoming  Programs for Adults

Special Programs

Meal Planning on a Budget
Alexa Gianinio, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30pm @Whiton

Learn how to take a new look at what's in your cupboards, how to spend your money where it counts in the grocery store, and how to plan wholesome meals for the whole family.
Free program, no registration is required.
Call reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821 for more information.

Songbirds of the Northeast
John Root, Naturalist
Monday April 10, 2016
6:30pm @Whiton

     "Songbirds of the Northeast" features both photographs and recordings of our regions songbirds. Naturalist and educator John Root will discuss the role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival. Attendees will learn how to provide an attractive habitat for songbirds. Questions and comments will be welcome.
Registration is not required for this free program.

Margaret Webster, Manchester Author
Lessons From the Road: USA
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30 @Whiton

Share the travel adventures of a funny, single, 50-something year-old woman, traveling across the U.S. 
in a pickup truck. Books will be available for sale and signing. This is a FREE program, no registration required.

Plant Craft Program for Adults
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30pm @Whiton

Participants will create magnets using wine corks and mini plants. All materials will be supplied for this program.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call Reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821 to register.

Couponing 101
Gina Juliano
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:00pm @Whiton

Gina Juliano gives an introduction to saving money by couponing effectively. Topics include how to cut at least 50% off your grocery bill, how to never pay for health and beauty items, how to get free samples delivered to your door, and much, much more. The program is presented in partnership with Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017.
Registration is not required for this free program.
     For more information please call Reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821.

Avoiding Identity Theft and Other Scams
Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Tuesday, April 25, 2917
2:00pm @Whiton

      Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Senior citizens should be especially aware of fraud schemes targeting their lifestyle and savings. The Connecticut Better Business Bureau will offer tips on how to protect yourself and family members. The program is presented in partnership with Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017.
     The program will take place in the Whiton Branch Auditorium, 100 North Main Street.  Registration is not required for this free program.
     For more information please call Reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821.

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Book Discussions

Board Game Group for Adults
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12pm - 4:30 @Cheney

Our game library will be available (over 100 titles, all brand new donations from the publishers), as well as the opportunity to learn to play: New York Slice; Ulm; Glux; and Vikings Gone Wild. We’ll supply all the games- no need to bring any with you!
We are pleased to partner with The Portal to offer this program.
Free light refreshments to be served
For more info call Jenn at 860-643-2471or email:

Dream in Color
Monday, April 17, 2017
12noon - 2pm @Cheney

Start your work week off on the right foot with the chance to relax during your lunch break! Dream In Color is a new program for adults focusing on tapping into your creative side and ridding yourself of stress by coloring. Fill Game Of ThronesOutlander, or an enchanted forest with colors of your choice and let your imagination run free!
No registration required. Free program!
Coloring pencils, a variety of coloring books, and peaceful music will be provided. 
Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them to the event. 
For more information about this event, please contact Jenn Bartlett at: 860-643-2471 or e-mail:
Upcoming scheduled dates:
May 15, 2017
June 12, 2017