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Monday July 24, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Itty Bitty Babies  
   

This class introduces babies and their grown-ups to the Library and each other while learning how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books. For babies birth - 12 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google CS First Game Design  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org, ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. For ages 13-24 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose OR Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   1:05 PM  -  5:00 PM MLB Live! Yankees vs. Reds  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Come and cheer on your favorite team!  Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards.  Games are live on our big screen in surround sound.   Open to all.

    Location: Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Once Upon a Cuentos  
   

Join Miss Allison and Miss Rosa for a bilingual story time filled with stories, songs, and a snack!

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 28th. Open and online registration will begin on July 12th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fake News: Can You Spot It?  
   

What is fake news, and how do we stop ourselves from falling for it? In this presentation, you’ll learn strategies for evaluating the news, so you can stop the fake stuff in its tracks.

The presenters will begin by defining “fake news” on a spectrum. There is a difference between actual fake news, misleading news, biased news, and (at the other end of the spectrum entirely) news that simply challenges a held belief. Next, the presenters will explore the concept of confirmation bias. To differentiate between what is true and false online, we must evaluate ourselves (our motives, our perspectives, our interests) just as we evaluate the news sources.

This program is especially important now that social media has made every information consumer into an information producer. It is our habit, when a piece of news makes us feel strongly, to share that piece of news with others. Given that, when we improve our abilities to determine news quality we do not just help ourselves; we help others too, as we let dubious news die instead of adding fuel to a false fire.

This program is a collaboration between the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Journalism department and Reference and Instruction librarians at CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library.

Presenters:
Theodora Ruhs, Professor of Journalism
Martha Kruy, Reference, Instruction and Assessment Librarian
Briana McGuckin, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of the Reference and Instruction Department, Elihu Burritt Library

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Paper Flowers  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Join Will Minter to learn how to craft four different types of paper flowers. Starting with simple materials, you will cut, curl, fold, and combine to make beautiful garlands.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, July 27. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. For ages 13-24 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose OR Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Paper Flowers  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Join Will Minter to learn how to craft four different types of paper flowers. Starting with simple materials, you will cut, curl, fold, and combine to make beautiful garlands.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, July 26. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   5:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Make Your Own Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnsdh@lioninc.org
   

Fidget spinners are the hottest fad this summer.  Create your own unique spinner on the 3D printer or laser cutter.  Registration is required.  Open to teens entering grades 6-12.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Julia Dandio   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

All teens and adults welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

 

 

    Location: Board Room

Friday July 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Concerts: Mr Bungles  
   

There will be lots of music and fun for preschoolers at the WPL this summer, thanks to the Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department! 

Free tickets to this concert will be available in the Children's Room beginning June 30th.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Julie     
   

FEATURING SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS

E.T. [1982]
A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevolent visitor for research.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, and Robert MacNaughton.

Rated PG. Runtime 115 minutes.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Model Train Club  
   

Learn the basics of building a model train display, complete with track design and landscape. Finish the program by inviting your friends and family to join you at a Golden Spike party to celebrate! 

Ages 8 and up. Registration is required and a supervising adult must register with each child. Registration for the whole session is required. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning June 10th. Open and online registration begins June 24th.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 31, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to hoopla  
   

Hoopla is a service for borrowing digital movies, music, audiobooks, and ebooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your Hoopla account and learn how to search the catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card, your device, and any associated passwords to class. Note: Hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.

    Location: Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Full STEAM Ahead: Fly Away!  
   

Learn about the history of flight in the air and in space. Make some awesome airplanes and see how far they'll fly!

Ages 8-10. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning July 3rd. Open and online registration begins July 17th. 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocaulary while interacting with peers. For ages 1-2. Sibings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose or Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Itty Bitty Babies  
   

This class introduces babies and their grown-ups to the Library and each other while learning how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books. For babies birth - 12 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google CS First Game Design  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org, ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Board Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon: Reach for the Moon  
   

Get in touch with your artsy side and join us for a fun afternoon being crafty. Create your own device to view the different phases of the moon.

Ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning July 4th. Open and online registration will begin July 18th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crafternoon: Reach for the Moon  
   

Get in touch with your artsy side and join us for a fun afternoon being crafty. Create your own device to view the different phases of the moon.

Ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning July 4th. Open and online registration will begin July 18th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. For ages 13-24 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose OR Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bending Gravity  
   

Watch a mesmerizing performance of stilt-walking, yo-yoing, juggling, and optical illusions that will leave you smiling and in awe!

For ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning July 5th. Open and online registration will begin June 19th.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knotted Mason Jar Luminaries  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Add another dimension to a plain mason jar light by creating a knotted hanging basket to display it.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, August 3. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. For ages 13-24 months. Siblings welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time of Musical Mother Goose OR Waddling Ones each week, so as many families as possible have a chance to participate.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knotted Mason Jar Luminaries  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Add another dimension to a plain mason jar light by creating a knotted hanging basket to display it.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, August 2. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Manga Drawing Workshop  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Become a manga artist!  Professional teaching artist, Debi Hamuka-Falkenham will help you get there.  Open to any teens going into grades 6-12 who love manga and art!  Registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

Books, puppets, and songs help reinforce pre-reading skills through repitition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. For ages 3-5. Siblings are welcome.

Just for the summer this program is DROP IN, no need to register. Please choose one day/time per week to come to Preschool Story Time, so as many families as possible can participate.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.


Friday August 4, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Sweet Treats  
   

Come hear some stories and create a culinary masterpiece. We'll enjoy our homemade treats while talking about what we read. 

For ages 8-10. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by beginning July 7th. Open and online registration will begin July 21st. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Model Train Club  
   

Learn the basics of building a model train display, complete with track design and landscape. Finish the program by inviting your friends and family to join you at a Golden Spike party to celebrate! 

Ages 8 and up. Registration is required and a supervising adult must register with each child. Registration for the whole session is required. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning June 10th. Open and online registration begins June 24th.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday August 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM REPRESENT Community Art Project  
   

Share the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community. 

Please register your family under a single name.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Flower Arranging  
   

Flower arranging is much more than simply putting a bunch of flowers in a vase and filling it with water. During this hands-on workshop, Nina Glinski of Barnes House of Flowers will teach you the basics of floral arranging and guide you to achieve a well put together simple vase design that looks both beautiful and professional.

** Please bring your own 6-7 inch vase with a 3 inch opening.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   12:10 PM  -  5:00 PM MLB Live! Mets vs. Rangers  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Come and cheer on your favorite team!  Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards.  Games are live on our big screen in surround sound.  Open to all,   Let's Go Mets!

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mason Jar Terrariums  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Design your own low maintenance terrarium in a mason jar.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, August 10. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Great American Eclipse  
   

On August 21, 2017, families across the nation will gaze skyward to witness one of nature’s most amazing sights: an eclipse of the sun. Is your family ready? The eclipse will not be total in Connecticut, so it is important that you prepare NOW to safely witness this event. Join CCSU Astronomy Professor Dr. Kristine Larsen on a journey through space and time, as she recounts her personal eclipse viewing adventures and helps you prepare to view an eclipse of your very own.

Dr. Larsen has taught astronomy at Central Connecticut State University since 1989. During that time, she has been deeply involved in community outreach in astronomy as well as work with amateur astronomical groups, such as the Springfield Telescope Makers and the American Association of Variable Star Observers. She is also a member of the NASA Solar Systems Ambassadors (SSA) Program.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mason Jar Terrariums  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Design your own low maintenance terrarium in a mason jar.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, August 9. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: RWBY  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-7654   jnash@lioninc.org
   

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

Japanese snacks always served. Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Model Train Club: Golden Spike Party  
   

Join the members of this summer's Model Train Club to see their newly built train table run for the very first time! 

All ages welcome. No registration required.

 

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google CS First Game Design  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org, ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Alcohol Ink Coasters  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, August 17. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday August 17, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Alcohol Ink Coasters  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, August 16. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Connecticut Forest & Park Association Insider Updates  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.


Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Wallingford Quest: Instagram Scavenger Hunt  
   

Gather your team, grab your phone, and mobilize for a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Wallingford! Clues to various locations along Main Street and Center Street will be posted to our Instagram at 9:00am on August 19th. Head out with your phone to find them and Instagram them before noon! At noon, meet back at the library for pizza and prizes! The Grand Prize will be awarded to the team who completes the scavenger hunt first. Find us on Instagram  @WalPubLib

All ages welcome! You must be able to provide your own transportation (we encourage walking) and one person on your team must have a smartphone/tablet with an Instagram account. Please register in advance by Tuesday, August 15th.

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Google CS First Game Design  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org, ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Collaboratory
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Make it Out Of Duct Tape  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Duct tape can be used to make things that will blow your mind.  Expert duct tape artist Katie Stevenson will teach you some tricks to make anything you can imagine- wallets, flowers, ties, shoes, jewelry.  The possibilities are endless…  All materials provided.  Open to those entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wii Tennis Tournament for Teens  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Show off your Wii remote backhand and challenge your peers in a Wii tennis tournament! Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Islam 101  
   

Islam 101 focuses on the basics of Islam. Audience members will learn the 5 pillars of practice including the Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salah (obligatory prayer), Zakah (obligatory charity), Sawm (obligatory fasting), and Hajj (obligatory pilgrimage). They will also learn 6 pillars of belief, sources of Muslim ethics and more. This is a short and brief overview of a diverse faith practice of 1.7 billion Muslims around the world. The presentation will tie into Christian and Jewish practices and interactions both past and present. 

This program is presented by Imam Sami Abdul Aziz, the founder of Common Ground Institute & Services, an Islamic consulting firm dedicated to educating the public on Islam and collaborating for peace. He also serves as the Chaplain for Wesleyan University and as an Assistant Imam for Bloomfield Muslim Community Center.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wood Burned Trays  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at wood burning! You’ll have a chance to experiment with the wood burning tool before decorating a serving tray.

Please note: This is a two part program. The second session will be held on Wednesday, August 30.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, August 24 & 31. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday August 24, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wood Burned Trays  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at wood burning! You’ll have a chance to experiment with the wood burning tool before decorating a serving tray.

Please note: This is a two part program. The second session will be held on Thursday, August 31.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, August 23 & 30. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Life Reimagined  
   

Reimagining your life can mean new passions to pursue, work that's rewarding, great people to connect with and a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. This session offers a personalized, authentic, and thought-provoking approach to help you navigate the next phase of your life.

Presented by AARP CT

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.


Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Etsy Entrepreneurs Craft Fair  
   

Stop by the Community Room to purchase handmade items from the artists in-person.

Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, is an online buyer and seller community similar to eBay except it focuses on hand-crafted or vintage goods. Most products fall into the category of arts, crafts, jewelry, paper-goods, housewares, skin care products, candles, and artisan candies or baked goods.

In the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017, Wallingford Public Library partnered with Etsy to offer free classes to help craft makers establish an online business selling their products to a wider market.  

Our Craft Entrepreneurship classes were taught by Libby Hitchcock, a successful online craft seller who coached and supported participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Libby shared best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography. In these 5 week courses, a total of 32 participants gained the skills to open an Etsy shop and sustain and grow a business.

While the artists’ items are always available online via their new etsy shops, a group of participants from this class is pleased to bring you an in-person shopping experience this summer. Please join us on August 26th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Wallingford Library Community room to meet the artists, sample their goods, and purchase unique hand-crafted items.

A small selection of participants’ products will be on display in the library’s front cases in July and August.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wood Burned Trays  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Please note: This is the second session of a two part program. The first session will be held on Wednesday, August 23.

Try your hand at wood burning! You’ll have a chance to experiment with the wood burning tool before decorating a serving tray.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, August 24 & 31. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday August 31, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive  
   

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wood Burned Trays  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Please note: This is the second session of a two part program. The first session will be held on Thursday, August 24.

Try your hand at wood burning! You’ll have a chance to experiment with the wood burning tool before decorating a serving tray.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, August 23 & 30. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.


Saturday September 2, 2017
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Monday September 4, 2017
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers  
   

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: Client Privilege [1990] by William Tapply
Boston-based lawyer-sleuth Brady Coyne suspects his old friend Judge Chester Y. Popowski is responsible when a man who had blackmailed the judge is murdered.

This Book Group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday September 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
    Contact: Karen Ciosek     karen_ciosek@sbcglobal.net
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM REPRESENT Exhibition Celebration  
   

Join us to celebrate the completion of the REPRESENT community art project. Everyone is invited to view the exhibit and celebrate the uniqueness of the families of our community.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Laser Cut Candle Holders  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create your own wooden LED candle holder using our laser cutter. Basic computer skills required, some experience with design software preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, September 14. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM AARP Fraud Watch Network: The Con Artist Playbook  
   

Take a look at the psychology behind ID theft, frauds, and scams. Through actual footage of scammers, insights and advice, you'll walk away armed with the tools you need to keep yourself and your family safe.

 

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Laser Cut Candle Holders  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create your own wooden LED candle holder using our laser cutter. Basic computer skills required, some experience with design software preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, September 13. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 06492: Stories of People & Place  
    Location: Community Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wallingford Writers Community  
   

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Canvas Image Transfers  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Transfer a photograph to canvas to give it the look of a distressed painting. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. 

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, September 21. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday September 21, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Canvas Image Transfers  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Transfer a photograph to canvas to give it the look of a distressed painting. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. 

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, September 20. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Geometric Paper Bowls  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create decorative geometric bowls out of scrapbook paper and cardstock.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, September 28. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday September 28, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Geometric Paper Bowls  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create decorative geometric bowls out of scrapbook paper and cardstock.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, September 27. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers  
   

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: The Deadhouse  [2001] by Linda Fairstein
Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper becomes involved in the investigation into the murder of Manhattan political science professor Lola Dakota, a crime that may have ties to the disappearance of a student eight years before and whose only clue lies in "The Deadhouse," the Roosevelt Island site where smallpox patients were sent to die in the nineteenth century.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Saturday October 7, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room

Monday October 9, 2017
     Columbus Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Tokyo Ghoul  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-7654   jnash@lioninc.org
   

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

Japanese snacks always served. Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger  
    Contact: Jeff Belanger     
   

Prepare to explore the unexplained with Jeff Belanger--one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He is New England's foremost authority on the unexplained, the paranormal, and the just plain weird. His programs take audiences on a journey through legend and lore. He's the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal that have been published in six languages. He's the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of New England Legends on PBS. He's also the writer, researcher, and a regular cast member of the Travel Channel's #1 series Ghost Adventures

For more information, visit www.jeffbelanger.com and www.ghostvillage.com.

Doors open at 6:00. Seating is first come, first served and is subject to room capacity.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 21, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets  
   

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

Presenter Kimberly Worsham will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

We will also learn about how even in current times, toilets are not so common as we often think they are, why that is is, and what is being done about it - from Cambodia to San Francisco. Of course, we will also tastefully touch on how you can better your toilet experience in your own home and on the road. The class will be partly interactive, so bring all of your most curious questions and taboo tales.

Kimberly Worsham is a water & sanitation (WASH) specialist in the development industry. She discovered a passion for toilets early as a child who always needed to inspect restaraunt facilities, but was reminded of that love while consulting in India, and has continued her love by working on it in Australia and Cambodia. She's also a board member for the water organization NYC H2O. In different lives, she has worked in local government, corporate marketing, and even taught math in Rwanda. She received her MPA and B.Sc in business at NYU, and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland as an International WaterCentre Scholar.

    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wallingford Writers Community  
   

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Couponing 101  
   

Everyone knows about coupons and how to use them, but not everyone knows how to use them effectively.  
In Couponing 101, Gina Juliano of Gina's Kokopelli will teach you:

  1. All the coupon terminology
  2. How to cut at least 50% off your grocery bill.
  3. How to never pay for health and beauty items again.
  4. How to get free samples sent to you.
  5. How to organize your coupons to save time.
  6. And much, much more!

Participants should have basic computer skills and be able to use the Internet in order to make the most of Couponing 101.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. No Exceptions.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers  
   

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: Open and Shut [2002] by David Rosenfelt
Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Saturday November 4, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veterans Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Road to Livability  
    Contact: Erica Michalowski   860.548.3163   emichalowski@aarp.org
   

An interactive presentation that examines "what you have" vs. "what you need" when it comes to your home, car, and community. Geared toward the whole family, participants will gain an understanding of the tools and resources available to create a home where you can live in comfort and safety, no matter what you stage of life.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Saturday November 18, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wallingford Writers Community  
   

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.  
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Friday November 24, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers  
   

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: The Lincoln Lawyer [2005] by Michael Connelly
Representing some unsavory characters in his work as a defense lawyer, Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by events that suggest a particularly evil perpetrator.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday December 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Hayate the Combat Butler  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be....

Japanese snacks always served.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)  
   

A meeting of people who love reading and writing poetry. SMwP provides poetic opportunities for anyone to share their poetry, discuss the literary works of poets known and unknown, and expand skills in writing and editing poems in the shared camaraderie of comfortable, supportive members.

    Location: Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wallingford Writers Community  
   

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others.  Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required. 

Why knit?  Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood.  What are you waiting for?  Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled evening.

    Location: Board Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday December 21, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

    Location: Board Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deb   203 265-6754   dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows  and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Two Right Feet  
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Phil Bildner author visit?  
    Location: Community Room

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