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Adult Department

The Adult Department consists of the Reference Department, the Adult Circulation Department, the adult circulating collection and adult reference collection, and the adult patron computers located on the main floor of the library.
If you are an adult with questions about your library card, items charged out on your card, or fines on your card, please see the staff member at the Adult Circulation Desk.
If you need help finding a book, movie, or other library materials, or if you have a question about library programs and information services, please see the librarian or other staff member at the Reference Desk. For more information about adult-oriented programs and events at the library, see the flyers posted below, visit our online magazine, Whittemore Pages, or follow us on Facebook.

Until Friday, March 31, Ion Bank customers are able to vote for their favorite Naugatuck organization in the Ion Bank Community Awards Program. Each customer that votes for the Whittemore Library will benefit the library with a donation of $25. Votes may be made in person or online at www.ionbank.com, where the Whittemore Library can be found under Education and Literacy. Thank you for your support!

April 2017 at a glance

Yoga all levels with certified instructor Paula Lantieri every Monday, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15p.m. in the Meeting Room. Please arrive before 6. Drop in, bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. $5.00 suggested donation per session.

 Ongoing meditation practice for relaxation, focus, personal growth, spiritual development. Periods of meditation with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Every second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday 6:00 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 Health Insurance Assistance:  Have questions about eligibility for AccessHealth CT or HUSKY? Confused about changes that could be coming to the law on medical coverage?Arianne Cacciatore from StayWell Health Center will be coming in every-other-month to answer your questions one-on-one on the first Monday afternoons beginning MondayApril 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All conversations are free and confidential. No appointment required. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591.

Veterans Assistance: On ThursdayApril 6, 2017 and the 1st Thursday of each month from10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brian Naylor- MSgt USAF retired, Veterans Advocate withIndependence Northwest Inc., will meet one-on-one with veterans and family members to discuss any problems or questions you may have about veteran benefits or services such as: VA Medical and Disability programs; Obtaining military documents; Low-income assistance (i.e. MSP, SNAP, fuel assistance); and General guidance on most issues affecting vets. No appointment required. All conversations are free and confidential. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591.

The Friends of the Whittemore Library will hold their Annual Book Sale beginning on Thursday, April 6, from 3 pm – 6 pm (an admission fee of $5 will be charged Thursday only)  Friday from 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.

 Third Congressional District Constituent Service: Do you need assistance with a federal agency on topics like Social Security, Medicare, immigration issues, federal student loans or others? Join us on TuesdayApril 11, 2017, TuesdayApril 25, 2017 and the second and fourth Tuesdays of most months from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when Marilyn Cheyne fromU.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro’s office will be on hand to provide one-on-one service and distribute government information and publications. No appointment required. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591. 

Detox Your HomeTuesdayApril 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Want to take your Spring Cleaning to a new level? Find out how to "Detox Your Home" with Marie Bristol. She'll discuss the everyday chemicals that may be in your household and how they can affect your family. Find out more about the dangers of common cleansers and find out some recommendations on natural alternatives. Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.

e-book AssistanceTuesdayApril 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Interested in using our FREE e-book and e-audiobook platforms OverDrive and OneClick Digital but don’t know how to get started on your particular device? Have you run into any technical problems downloading titles or accessing them? Our own Derek Schilling can assist you one-on-one with e-book questions. Just bring in your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or mobile phone. Drop by the Reference desk – no reservation necessary. Can’t make this session? Call us or drop by to make an appointment for a later time slot. We also have instructional brochures available at all times. Give your bookshelf a break by stocking up on e-books! Call Whittemore Library for more information - (203) 729-4591.

 The HWML Book Club will meet Tuesday,  April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room to discuss:  David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service 

“a best-selling account from the front lines of Baghdad...the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion...a grueling fifteen month tour that changed them all forever.”

Sea Tea Improv’s Whose Line is it, Anyway? Show: TuesdayApril 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.Sea Tea (get it?) is a Connecticut professional comedy team. Its members have trained with famous ensembles such as Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade. Join us for a hilarious evening when they’ll be in town to stage a Whose Line is it, Anyway? - style show. They’ll be looking for your topic ideas and might even bring you into the uproarious action. This totally improvised performance is never the same before (or after!) this show - so don’t miss it! Register to make sure you’ll have a seat. We guarantee “everything is made up and the points don’t matter.” Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.

Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm: Ladies’ book group, Whittemore Women, will meet in the Reading Rom to discuss the award winning novel “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. Books are available from the library, newcomers are welcome.

Microsoft Word Workshop with CTWorks Career Coach:  Do you need a “Coach” to help your Typing and Word Processing Skills? Learn how to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, and reports. Join us Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10 a.m.-12 noon or 1 p.m.-3 p.m. when CT Works Career Coach, a free mobile career center and computer lab serving the citizens of Southwestern Connecticut will be in town. Join us when Career Coach staff will provide guidance on how to use Microsoft Word to compose, edit, format, and print written materials you can use in all business and personal situations. Want to take part? Call or visit Whittemore Library to register for the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. The earlier session is for beginners, and the later one is for intermediate users. Select the one that’s right for you. Don’t delay, space aboard is limited! Participants must have basic computer skills and bring work history information. The Career Coach will park on Division Street at the Town Green diagonally across from the library. Don’t miss this bus! Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.

 Drop-In assistance with New Opportunities Need help filling out Social Security, Medicare, or energy assistance forms? Searching for help with housing and assistance programs? Want to get additional education or training opportunities? For these and other subjects, Cinthia Ruiz-Alvarez from New Opportunities in Waterbury will be in on the last Monday afternoon of each month beginning MondayApril 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to assist you on a variety of topics.  Cinthia can help you get started or point you in the right direction. All conversations are free and confidential. No appointment required. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591.

April 25 & 26, 2017: The Whittemore Library is registered with Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local campaign. This 36 hour giving event enables donors to offer funding to local nonprofits and benefit from gifts, bonus dollars, and money matching opportunities throughout the campaign. This year, donations may also be made ahead of time for donor convenience. Donations made to the Whittemore Library will be used to expand preschool programming, enabling us to offer new experiences to our youngest patrons beyond the traditional storytime. Please visit www.GiveLocalCCF.org to donate. Thank you for your support of the Whittemore Library. 

SNAP Information OutreachDo you know someone who might be eligible for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) but isn't sure where to begin or if they are eligible? OnWednesdayApril 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. we'll have John Potusek fromStayWell Health Center who can answer your questions one-on-one about SNAP and help you complete an application. All consultations are free and confidential. SNAP Assistance is held on the 4th Wednesday of each monthCall Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591.

Pints & Pages Pub Book ClubDo you like to read or talk about books but can’t find enough friends with the same interests or think book clubs are too stuffy? Join Pints & PagesWednesdayApril 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  with library staff members Matt Yanarella and Kirk Morrison at The Corner Tavern (178 N. Main St.) - voted the “best craft beer bar in the state” by Todd’s CT Pour Tour. Pints & Pages usually meets on the last Wednesday of each month. We’ll discuss a wide range of classic, cult, and new books with an emphasis on ones that have been filmed for movies or TV. Buy a beverage or a great bite from the menu and get ready for a lively discussion. April’s title is: Sick in the Head  by Judd Apatow. Need a copy of the book before we meet? Stop by Whittemore Library to pick one up and register. Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.