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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.

June 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.
Veterans Assistance: On ThursdayJune 1 , 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.
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 MondayJune 12, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. All conversations are free and confidential. No appointment required. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591. 
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 TuesdayJune 13TuesdayJune 27, and the second and fourth Tuesdays of most months from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when Marilyn Cheyne from U.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.
Connecticut Works Career Coach: Job Search Assistance.  Do you or someone you know need a “coach” for your career or job search? Then don’t miss the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career motor coach when it comes to Naugatuck on ThursdayJune 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The CT Works Career Coach is a mobile career center and computer lab serving the citizens of Southwestern Connecticut. The coach will park along the Town Green on Division Street near the library. Call Whittemore Library at (203) 729-4591 for more information.
ISABELLA MENDES presents the BOSSA NOVA PROJECTFriday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.Are you ready for some bossa nova? Get your weekend off to a very cool start when we are joined by Isabella Mendes' Brazilian jazz trio (piano/bass/guitar) for a free indoor concert. Dancing encouraged! More details coming soon on some of the complementary beverages we plan to have for you. Add some heat to your summer right here. In the meantime check out more about Isabella at her site https://isabellamendes.com/
The HWML Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room to discuss: A Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman."Haunting...Stedman draws the reader into her emotionally complex story right from the beginning, with lush descriptions of this savage and beautiful landscape, and vivid characters with whom we can readily empathize. Hers is a stunning and memorable debut."--"Booklist," starred review""
 
e-book AssistanceTuesdayJune 20, 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.
POSTPONED!! Chocolate Tasting with Fascia’s Chocolates: Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. Since 1964Fascia’s has been making a delicious range of chocolates, gelato, and other treats right in the family’s hometown of Waterbury. Fascia’s is our “Spotlight” on Local Business featured business for the month of June. Come join us for a delicious opportunity to sample some of Fascia’s chocolates with Carmen Romeo and learn more about their products and tours. 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 usually be in on thelast Monday afternoon of each month but this time will be MondayJune 26, 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.
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? OnWednesdayJune 28, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. we'll have John Potusek from StayWell 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 & PagesWednesday, June 28 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. June’s title is: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. 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.
Breast WellnessThursdayJune 29, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Did you know that the Naugatuck area has the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rate in Connecticut? Visit the library when Ana Alcantara, RN, BSN, Community Outreach Nurse with Griffin Hospital will have a table of educational materials about breast care, answer questions, and provide information on low/no cost mammograms for those who may qualify. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591.
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm: Ladies’ book group, Whittemore Women will meet to discuss “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver. Books are available from the library, newcomers welcome.
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – 2 pm: The Whittemore Library’s 2nd annual mini-golf fundraiser, “Putting for Programs”, will be held during opening hours on June 10. Families are invited to donate $5 per person and play an 18 hole round of mini-golf inside the library. Games, prizes and refreshments will also be offered. The event is generously sponsored by The Eastern Company.