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Monday January 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Police Officer Storytime  
    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to the Library's New Web Site  
   

 WPL has a new website! Come learn about the new site and all the features it has to offer. You can reserve museum passes, sign up for activities, explore numerous database and more.  Please bring your Wallingford Public Library card to this class.  

    Location: Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Itty Bitty Babies  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn To Knit  
   

Get started with your first knitting project. You will learn how to cast on and off and garter stitch. Please note: This is a two-part program. The second part will be held on Tuesday, January 30.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading to Rover  
   

Sign up for a specific 15-minute time slot to practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog! You don’t need to be a proficient reader, just be able to turn the pages of a book. 

For ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open registration will begin two weeks before the program.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Reel Conversation - Orion: The Man Who Would Be King  
   

Jimmy “Orion” Ellis had a voice identical to Elvis’, but he wanted to be a musical star in his own right. With Elvis’s death in 1977, Ellis made a fateful choice, setting himself on a path of dizzying highs and painful setbacks. A tantalizing twist keeps us guessing.

Please join us for film first, then conversation! Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell will moderate.

Please note that this program hs been rescheduled from October 2017.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training  
   

Question, Persuade, and Refer: Three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help! Learn how to start the conversation.

With QPR training, you will be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life.

Who should take QPR? ANYONE! Including parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, coaches, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and anyone who is in a place to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Suicide touches all of us!

This training is presented by South Central CT Substance Abuse Council, with support from the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Just Dance! Wii Tournament  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Come get your groove on!  We will transform the Community Room into a disco dome while playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii!  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is encouraged.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 January 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Friday January 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday January 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Board Room
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Fair  
    Location: Community Room
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM WPS Kindergarten Registration  
   

Wallingford Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Millefiori Pens  
   

Create beautifully decorated polymer clay pens using a traditional caning technique.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. Snow Date: Saturday, February 3

    Location: Collaboratory

Monday January 29, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable  
   

Thinking getting rid of cable? This lecture-style class will explore Internet-based streaming services and various devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription.

    Location: Board Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn To Knit  
   

Get started with your first knitting project. You will learn how to cast on and off and garter stitch. Please note: This is a two-part program. The first part will be held on Tuesday, January 23.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!


Wednesday January 31, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Make Slime!  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Join the slime craze!  Learn how to make several types of slime.  Discuss your slime fails and successes.  Everyone will take home a container of slime.  Registration is required.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Collaboration Station: Little Bits Droids  
   

Learn about Little Bits and how to program the Little Bits droid robot.  A supervising adult must register with each child.

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the program.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  -  8:30 PM Custom Greeting Cards  
    Contact: Max Spurr   203-265-6754   mspurr@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

There is nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card. In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo machine does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments.  These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whoever you want. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, February 1 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday February 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Custom Greeting Cards  
    Contact: Max Spurr   203-265-6754   mspurr@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

There is nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card. In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo machine does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments.  These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whoever you want. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Watamote  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Calling all Otaku!

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

Meet new friends while watching the anime Watamote.  Fifteen-year-old Tomoko was certain she would be popular in high school.  She had become an expert player of otome games (maiden video games).  In reality she finds that she has become an unsociable loner and she is forced to take a long hard look at herself for the first time in years. The story follows Tomoko as she attempts to improve her social status as she progresses through high school.

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

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Paid to Speak: How to Launch & Promote Your Own Speaking Business  
   

Co-Sponsored by the National Speakers Association, Connecticut Chapter

• Would you like to be paid to travel to interesting locations to speak at conferences?
• Would you like a reduced schedule in order to spend time with children or aging parents?
• Want to retire and still have earned income?

Learn how to launch a speaking practice and receive:
• Sample letter to let people know of your availability for speeches.
• Exact phone messages to leave for meeting planners to make them hire you.

The presentation is free; attendance is limited to 30.

To register, email NSAConnecticut@gmail.com with “Wallingford” in the subject line.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Friday February 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Friday Flicks - On Repeat!  
   

It’s February 2nd and Punxsutawney Phil will be coming out of his hole to make his annual weather prediction. To celebrate, we’re showing the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. This 1993 cult classic is about an obnoxious weather man doomed to relive the same day over and over again. In the spirit of the film’s theme of repetition, we’ll be looping the movie all day long. Catch the 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm or 6:30pm screening – or all five!

    Location: Community Room
   9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Fuzzy Friend Sleepover  
   

Unfortunately, this program is full. Please check our calendar for more fun, educational programming. 

Drop off: Friday, February 2nd, all day

Pick up: Saturday, February 3rd, 9:30 a.m.

Bring in your teddy bear or other “fuzzy friend” for an overnight adventure at the library!  Drop off your fuzzy friend anytime we are open on Friday, February 2nd, and then come back on Saturday morning to see what they’ve been up to all night.  Stay for a story time and a snack.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Fuzzy Friend Sleepover Storytime  
   

Drop off: Friday, February 2nd, all day

Pick up: Saturday, February 3rd, 9:30 a.m.

Bring in your teddy bear or other “fuzzy friend” for an overnight adventure at the library!  Drop off your fuzzy friend anytime we are open on Friday, February 2nd, and then come back on Saturday morning to see what they’ve been up to all night.  Stay for a story time and a snack.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day  
   

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with us by stopping in for a fun make-and-take craft!  While supplies last.

   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 Chess Club  
   

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game.  All are welcome: whether you are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
   

Does your child have difficulty sitting through story time? If so, this inclusive, interactive program of stories, songs, and movement may be just what you are looking for! Sensory Story Time is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum, those with a variety of learning styles or sensory integration challenges, and their families.

Ages birth - age 10. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Let's Hibernate with the Wallingford Garden Club  
   

Join members of Wallingford’s Garden Club for a special program all about hibernation!  There will be lots of audience participation with singing, stories, and even some hands on projects.  Wear your pajamas to add to the fun!

For grades K-2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday February 5, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Itty Bitty Babies  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   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 Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one with Emma!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Bath Bombs  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Bath bombs are all the rage right now.  They are a scented, fizzy, fun way to unwind in the tub.  Learn how to make your own using essential oils and colors.  The possibilities are endless.  All materials provided.  Registration is required.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Charm Bracelet Workshop  
   

Using beads, charms, chain, and your own imagination, create an amazing one-of-a-kind charm bracelet. Class taught by jewelry designer Debbie Jaffe.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Vinyl Decorated Aprons  
    Contact: Max Spurr   203-265-6754   mspurr@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create your own custom apron with heat transfer vinyl cut out on our Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker. Basic computer skills preferred.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, February 8 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday February 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Vinyl Decorated Aprons  
    Contact: Max Spurr   203-265-6754   mspurr@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Create your own custom apron with heat transfer vinyl cut out on our Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker. Basic computer skills preferred.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Valentine Sweet Treats  
   

Looking for something fun to eat on Valentine’s Day without overindulging in cakes and cookies?! Look no further! Join Marisa McCoy, your ShopRite dietitian, as she teaches you how to make dark chocolate fondue with healthy fruits and snacks to dip into it! Couples and singles are welcome to this fun night of fondue! 

    Location: Community Room

Friday February 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art History Lecture: The Impressionists  
   

Kate Ebner, Adjunct Professor of Art History at Manchester Community College and Director of Education for Hill-Stead Museum, will present a slide lecture on the art of the Impressionists, highlighting works in the Hill-Stead Museum collection.  Kate has worked as a professional for art museums and private art collections for more than 25 years—archiving collections, teaching art history, writing essays, and editing. 

On February 16, join Kate for a tour of the Hill-Stead Museum, the 1901 Colonial Revival home of the Pope Riddle family, that showcases the family’s collection of art treasures, including works by Impressionist painters, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt; the works of American artist James McNeill Whistler; and the many decorative arts that embellish Hill-Stead’s interior. Registration for this tour will take place at the February 9th lecture.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Thank You For Your Service. Rated R.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Big Ideas Book Club  
   

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities.

For ages 3-6. Siblings are welcome!  Registration is encouraged to help plan for craft supplies.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Gmail  
   

Learn to send e-mails, attach files, and use folders. Basic understanding of the computer and mouse is required. 

    Location: Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Itty Bitty Babies  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Cuisine: Valentine Truffles  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Learn to make delicious oreo truffles for your valentine!  These are the stuff dreams are made of.  Sooo yummy.  Package as a gift or eat them all yourself!  All materials provided.  Registration is required.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mrs. Zorn’s Zany Stories ‘n More!  
   

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store! Today you'll be reading Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin and Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat, and making your own Linzer Tart!!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wills, Trusts, and Probate: Ask a Probate Attorney  
   

Please bring your questions for this hour-long program. Attorney Steven Allinson, an Attorney in Wallingford with vast knowledge and experience on Wills, Trusts, and Probate, will speak and answer questions. At this forum, the Attorney cannot give specific legal advice; all his responses will be procedural in nature and contain a general overview of the law. Anyone is welcome to attend and the forum is free. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM PTSD in Veterans: History, Symptoms, and Recovery  
   

Please note: This program is part of One Book, One Wallingford and takes place at the Andrew Mellon Library At Choate Rosemary Hall.

Presenters Marianne Silva and Jason DeViva will discuss the experiences of members of the military that contribute to the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with examples taken from literature throughout history. The presenters will describe the signs and symptoms of PTSD, including the different types of traumatic events that can lead to PTSD. Paths to recovery will be described, with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments.
 
Marianne Silva, LCSW works in the residential treatment program at the West Haven VA Medical Center. Jason C. DeViva, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working in the PTSD treatment program at the West Haven VA Medical Center and is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Chasing Coral: Documentary Screening & Discussion  
   

This program is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 500+ hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday February 14, 2018
     Happy Valentine's Day!  
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Break It-Make It Lab: All About Chocolate  
   

Grab a lab coat and explore a STEAM topic with Miss Allison! This month, learn about edible science, such as where chocolate comes from and what the different types of chocolate are.

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 February 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

 

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive  
   

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

    Location: Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Tiny Time  
   

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Homework Help with Choate Tutors  
   

A student from Choate Rosemary Hall will be available in the Children's Room to help with homework.

Grades K-5. No registration required.

Many thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and the student volunteers for offering this great program!

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Agriculture Open House  
   

Calling all gardeners and environmentalists: Free information! Free seed catalogs! Ask a question. Come to pick up information or stay to talk. This is an informal come-when-you-can event. Learn about organic gardening and agriculture, local organic food, permaculture, biodynamic farming, Experiment Station Associates, and much more.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Liesel Meminger is a young girl living with a foster family outside of Munich in 1939. When she finds a book she cannot resist, she steals it. Her foster father teaches her how to read, and she shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids and with the Jewish man hiding in her basement. Markus Zusak's extraordinary New York Times bestseller is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

    Location: Board Room

Friday February 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

Unfortunately, this class is full. Please check our events calendar for more fun, educational programming.

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday February 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Club  
   

Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun with LEGO bricks! At this program, kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGO bricks provided by the Library. Because the LEGO bricks pose a choking hazard, no younger siblings please.

Grades K-5 (with grown-up guest). Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
   

Put on your dancing shoes and join Edward Leonard for a fun family program that combines songs, dance, instruments, and of course, acting silly!

Ages birth - age 8. No registration required. 

    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

Sunday February 18, 2018
     Presidents' Day - Library Closed  

Monday February 19, 2018
     Presidents' Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   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.  Group meet the first and thirs Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Do you want to be more involved in the Library?  Learn more about 3D printing?  Suggest a new manga series? Meet new friends?  Come to an informal gathering to discuss teen programming, opportunities for involvement, and brainstorming. Be part of a team.  Open to all teens in grades 6-12.  Refreshments will be served.  Earn community service hours for attending.  Membership looks great on resumes and college applications.  Registration is encouraged.  

    Location: Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reading to Rover  
   

Sign up for a specific 15-minute time slot to practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog! You don’t need to be a proficient reader, just be able to turn the pages of a book. 

For ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open registration will begin two weeks before the program.

   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Open Sew  
   

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Political Aspects of the Vietnam War  
   

Please note: This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series.

Dr. Joshua Sandman, professor of political science at the University of New Haven, will discuss the political aspects of the Vietnam War -- why President Dwight Eisenhower was reluctant to get involved; why the Democrats, including President John F. Kennedy, got more heavily involved; and how we extricated ourselves from the war.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM DIY Book Clutch  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Turn an old book into a clutch or mini storage case! Please note: This is a two part program. The second part will be held on Wednesday, February 28.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, February 22 & March 1 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday February 22, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Book Clutch  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Turn an old book into a clutch or mini storage case! Please note: This is a two part program. The second part will be held on Thursday, March 1.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, February 22 & 28 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Yarn Art for Teens  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Express your creativity with yarn!  Make your very own work of art on a wooden canvas with glue and yarn.  Your design can be as whimsical or plain as you like.  Choose from many different colors and textures.  Perfect to hang in your room. All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration required.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

In the not-so-distant future, life on Earth is ugly.  The science fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in the midst of a major energy crisis and catastrophic global warming- just for starters.  Thank goodness for OASIS- a giant online virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be.  Protagonist Wade Watts, like most of the population, escapes daily into OASIS in search of the key to the fortune left by its creator, James Halliday.  Locked in hidden puzzles within the virtual playground, Halliday leads the world on a hunt, 1980's style.  "Ready Player One" is now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

    Location: Board Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable  
   

Thinking getting rid of cable? This lecture-style class will explore Internet-based streaming services and various devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday February 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Police Officer Storytime  
   

Join us once a month for a fun drop-in story time with some of Wallingford's finest police officers. Here's your chance to meet real police officers, ask questions, and listen to some great books!

For ages 3-5. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Altered Books Workshop  
   

Use your creativity to transform a discarded book into a new work of art using mixed media and innovative techniques! You can make each page an independent expression, or you may decide to tell a story in the process of altering. It's exciting to allow parts of the book to show through…where you can use words and pictures as part of the story. You are welcome to bring any memorabilia or copies of favorite photos or pictures that you'd like to include in your book. 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. Snow Date: Monday, March 5

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Etsy 101  
   

Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.

Join Libby Hitchcock, owner of Blooming Lotus Energy and Etsy Entrepreneurship instructor, to learn about all Etsy has to offer.

  • What  makes  Etsy different?
  • What can I buy on Etsy?
  • How can I sell on Etsy?
  • Why should I sell on Etsy?
  • What is the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop? 

The application period for our upcoming session of the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop will open the day after the program.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Transgender 101 - What's It All About?  
   

You’re probably hearing the word "transgender" more and more, but do you really know what's it all about?  Here is your chance to learn.

Please join Jill Celentano in a comfortable and informal presentation to learn what it means to be transgender. Jill will discuss:
•  The coming out process|
•  The transition process
•  The acceptance process
•  Right and wrong questions to ask other transgender people.

Jill is a 57-year-old transgender woman who transitioned two years ago. She will share her personal journey, victories and hardships, and will be happy to answer questions.  

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

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

Join Two Right Feet for a morning of highly interactive, educational fun featuring the wonders of the winter woods!  Through music, movement, and stories, children will have a chance to practice and improve their early literacy skills.

For birth - age 10. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Contact: Rosemary Pilch   203 235-1714   RosemaryPilch@lvagnh.org
    Location: Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to hoopla  
   

Hoopla is the Library’s service for borrowing digital movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, and comics. 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 their 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Collaboration Station: Tote Bag Decorating  
   

Learn how to use our Cricut Maker to cut fabric and personalize a tote bag. All materials will be provided. A supervising adult must attend with each child. 

For grades 3-5. Registration Required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning 4 weeks before the program. Open online registration begins 2 weeks before the program.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A with Vietnam Veterans  
   

This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series.

Five Vietnam Veterans will discuss their combat experiences followed by Q&A and refreshments. 

Jerry Augustine served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967, mostly with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. Harvey Goldstein served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972 and was stationed in Vietnam in 1970-71 as a North Vietnamese Voice Intercept Operator, flying reconnaissance missions over the Mekong Delta. Raymond Rys, Sr. served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, two Air Medals, two Bronze Stars, and two Presidential Unit Citations. Larry Tirreno served a tour of duty with "Bandido Charlie Company." Arthur Wiknik, Jr., served in the U.S. Army as an infantry squad leader and sergeant, and is the author of Nam-Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.

Snow Date: Monday, March 5th, 6:30-8:30pm

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sweet Treats  
   

Join us to test out your cooking skills!  We will share a story and then make a delicious treat from scratch.  This month, we will be making Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie!

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 DIY Book Clutch  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Turn an old book into a clutch or mini storage case! Please note: This is a two part program. The first part will be held on Wednesday, February 21.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, February 22 & March 1 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday March 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Book Clutch  
   

Turn an old book into a clutch or mini storage case! Please note: This is a two part program. The first part will be held on Thursday, February 22.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, February 21 & 28 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 The Military History of the Vietnam War  
   

This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series.

Professor Ben Kiernan, PhD, the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies at Yale University, and author of Viêt Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2017) will discuss the military history of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War from 1954 to 1975 was in fact three wars: the guerrilla war in the lowland villages of the Mekong delta and coastal plain of South Vietnam, a largely conventional war in the hills and forests of the Central Highlands, and an air war fought mostly over North Vietnam and Laos. The combination of all three theaters turned a civil war in the South into a major international conflagration. 

    Location: Community Room

Friday March 2, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Wonder. Rated PG.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   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 Chess Club  
   

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game.  All are welcome: whether you are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stories by the Fire  

Monday March 5, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM WECARE workshop  
   

A Community of Dramatic Play

Presenter: Veronica Casey

Program begins at 6 pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

Toddlers and preschoolers will love dramatic play and teachers will enjoy the twist of learning that’s involved. Learn strategies for how to include reading and writing in dramatic play.

    Location: Community Room
   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 Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one with Emma!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths  
   

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: Dance for the Dead [1996] by Thomas Perry
Native American guide Jane Whitefield takes on two clients--Timmy, the young heir to a fortune, whose adoptive family is murdered, and Mary Perkins, accused of stealing millions from S&L banks--whose cases become strangely intertwined.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fort Night  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 LED Infinity Mirrors  
   

Learn how to use lights and mirrors to create an illusion that goes on forever! 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, March 8 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday March 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM LED Infinity Mirrors  
   

Learn how to use lights and mirrors to create an illusion that goes on forever! 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Saturday March 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Big Ideas Book Club  
   

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities.

For ages 3-6. Siblings are welcome!  Registration is encouraged to help plan for craft supplies.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Create an Art Book  
   

Create your own unique art book under the guidance of local artist Rashmi Talpade. A selection of old books of various types - picture books, chapter books, paperbacks and hard covers - will be provided. Participants will cut out designs, draw designs with a variety of art supplies, and collage on the pages to create beautiful 3D works of art. You are encouraged, but not required, to bring supplies such a fabric pieces, lace, and photographs to personalize your book. No art experience necessary. Please note: This is a two part program. The second part will be held on Saturday, March 17.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. Snow Date: Saturday, March 24.

    Location: Collaboratory

Monday March 12, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM One Book, One Wallingford Book Discussion  
   

Please note: This program takes place at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street.

Join Librarian Cindy Haiken for a lively and informative discussion of The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick.

 

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Recycled Book Planters  
   

Instead of using a pot for your indoor plants, use old books to create a decorative planter!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, March 15 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Recycled Book Planters  
   

Instead of using a pot for your indoor plants, use old books to create a decorative planter!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Coco. Rated PG.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Club  
   

Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun with LEGO bricks! At this program, kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGO bricks provided by the Library. Because the LEGO bricks pose a choking hazard, no younger siblings please.

Grades K-5 (with grown-up guest). Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Create an Art Book  
   

Part 2.

Create your own unique art book under the guidance of local artist Rashmi Talpade. A selection of old books of various types - picture books, chapter books, paperbacks and hard covers - will be provided. Participants will cut out designs, draw designs with a variety of art supplies, and collage on the pages to create beautiful 3D works of art. You are encouraged, but not required, to bring supplies such a fabric pieces, lace, and photographs to personalize your book. No art experience necessary. Please note: This is a two part program. The first part will be held on Saturday, March 10.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. Snow Date: Saturday, March 24

    Location: Collaboratory
   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

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Faith and Spirituality in The Reason You're Alive  
   

This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series and takes place at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street.

Mike Brunjes will lead a discussion on the intersection of faith and spirituality and the themes in The Reason You’re Alive. Can faith show us a way forward? Is it a cause or a remedy to the issues presented in the book? Mike earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Knox Theological Seminary and lives in Wallingford, where he is working to plant a new Presbyterian church.

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Faith and Spirituality in The Reason You're Alive  
   

This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series and takes place at The Eatery, 65 South Colony Road.

Mike Brunjes will lead a discussion on the intersection of faith and spirituality and the themes in The Reason You’re Alive. Can faith show us a way forward? Is it a cause or a remedy to the issues presented in the book? Mike earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Knox Theological Seminary and lives in Wallingford, where he is working to plant a new Presbyterian church.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   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  -  7:15 PM Mrs. Zorn’s Zany Stories ‘n More!  
   

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Open Sew  
   

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

    Location: Collaboratory
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM WECARE workshop  
   

Integrity: A Critical Challenge for Preschools

Presenter:  Robin Min

Time: Program begins at 6pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or the state of being whole and undivided. In this workshop we will explore ways to create a culture of integrity in your programs. What do you do in your program when no one is watching?

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Bookish Bird Houses  
   

Make use of old books by using them to decorate a birdhouse. All materials provided, though you may bring your own book to cut up. Please note: This is a two part program. The second part will be held on Wednesday, March 28.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, March 22 & 29 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookish Bird Houses  
   

Make use of old books by using them to decorate a birdhouse. All materials provided, though you may bring your own book to cut up. Please note: This is a two part program. The second part will be held on Thursday, March 29.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, March 21 & 28 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Friday March 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Police Officer Storytime  
    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting for Newborns  
   

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM One Book, One Wallingford Book Discussion  
   

Join Librarian Cindy Haiken for a lively and informative discussion of The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 Bookish Bird Houses  
   

Make use of old books by using them to decorate a birdhouse. All materials provided, though you may bring your own book to cut up. Please note: This is a two part program. The first part will be held on Wednesday, March 21.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursdays, March 22 & 29 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookish Bird Houses  
   

Make use of old books by using them to decorate a birdhouse. All materials provided, though you may bring your own book to cut up. Please note: This is a two part program. The first part will be held on Thursday, March 22.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesdays, March 21 & 28 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Friday March 30, 2018
     Good Friday - Library Closed  

Saturday March 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Session  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Easter - Library Closed  

Monday April 2, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one with Emma!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths  
   

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: Thunder Bay [2007] by William Kent Krueger
Leaving behind a stressful law enforcement career in the hopes of becoming a private investigator in his small Minnesota hometown, Cork O'Connor is asked by an Ojibwe healer to help him find the son the man fathered years earlier, a case that culminates in an attempt on the Ojibwe's life.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 One Book, One Wallingford  
   

Author Talk and Book Signing at the Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall

Author Matthew Quick discusses his latest book The Reason You're Alive. Books are available for purchase and signing. 

Stop by the library to get your free ticket!


Thursday April 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM WECARE workshop  
   

Early Child Development

Presenter: Julie Weir, OTR/L & Heather DeNegris, MS, CCC/SLP

Time:  Program begins at 6pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register in advance. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

Julie and Heather will discuss major developmental milestones and dealing with problem behaviors from a Birth to Three perspective. 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Friday April 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   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 Chess Club  
   

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game.  All are welcome: whether you are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Big Ideas Book Club  
   

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities.

For ages 3-6. Siblings are welcome!  Registration is encouraged to help plan for craft supplies.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Best for one-year-olds who are steady on their feet and younger two-year-olds, this is a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 April 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Calling all Otaku!

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

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Friday April 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday April 14, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room

Monday April 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Revitalizing Public Health Nutrition: Strategies for the Future  
   

Food insecurity is the inability to consistently access or afford adequate food.

Food insecurity is prevalent problem across many communities in the United States. It impacts a student’s ability to learn in the classroom, a parent or grandparent’s capacity to provide the essentials for their family, and the overall health of a community. Why then, do we find that participation rates in low income nutrition programs are declining, despite the need for this aid?

Professor Michael Puglisi, PhD, RD, assistant extension professor in UConn's Department of Nutritional Sciences, will talk about the way nutrition guidelines and education have evolved over generations. Together we’ll explore the new initiatives that show potential for shaping the future of nutritional assistance programs, including strategies that target nutritional education, mindful eating, and stress reduction.

This program is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), UConn, and the Wallingford Public Library.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drive In Movie  
    Location: Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Open Sew  
   

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 April 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Club  
   

Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun with LEGO bricks! At this program, kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGO bricks provided by the Library. Because the LEGO bricks pose a choking hazard, no younger siblings please.

Grades K-5 (with grown-up guest). Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    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

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Police Officer Storytime  
    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM WECARE workshop  
   

Learn and experience cooking and baking ideas to use with your preschoolers that don't involve using a stove top or oven.  Encourage the little ones to get involved in creating and helping in the kitchen at home.  Pass on your lessons to the parents of your students so they can continue cooking and baking as a family. Presented by Teresia O'Hala

Program begins at 6pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register in advance. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

 

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mrs. Zorn’s Zany Stories ‘n More!  
   

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Thursday April 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Perfect for recent Itty Bitty Babies graduates, Waddling Ones is best for younger one-year-olds. Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot.

 

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

Join us in our new Baby Corner in the Preschool Area to learn a new song or rhyme and provide your child a chance to play and socialize with others. This is a perfect time for new parents to learn more about the Library and connect with other caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Friday April 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. Open online registration will begin two weeks before the first class. You may only register each child for one program and/or time-slot

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one with Emma!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths  
   

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: The Girl with Braided Hair [2007] by Margaret Coel
Thirty years after Liz Plenty Horses goes into hiding following accusations of betraying the militant American Indian Movement to the FBI, Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley investigate when the skeleton of a murder victim turns up on the Wind River Reservation.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 May 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Saturday May 5, 2018
   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 Chess Club  
   

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game.  All are welcome: whether you are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Big Ideas Book Club  
   

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities.

For ages 3-6. Siblings are welcome!  Registration is encouraged to help plan for craft supplies.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.


Tuesday May 8, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mrs. Zorn’s Zany Stories ‘n More!  
   

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Phil Bildner author visit  
    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 May 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Story Walk  
   

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way!  Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Saturday May 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.


Tuesday May 15, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 May 17, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Club  
   

Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun with LEGO bricks! At this program, kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGO bricks provided by the Library. Because the LEGO bricks pose a choking hazard, no younger siblings please.

Grades K-5 (with grown-up guest). Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    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

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Police Officer Storytime  
    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.


Tuesday May 22, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 May 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Saturday May 26, 2018
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Monday May 28, 2018
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 May 31, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

    Location: Board Room

Saturday June 2, 2018
   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 Chess Club  
   

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game.  All are welcome: whether you are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Monday June 4, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.


Tuesday June 5, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one with Emma!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths  
   

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: Spider Woman's Daughter [2013] by Anne Hillerman
When one of her colleagues is gunned down, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manality helps her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, find the shooter and discovers a link to a cold case involving Jim's former partner, Joe Leaphorn.

    Location: Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available after school beginning Monday, September 11th, to answer homework questions. This program is meant to help parents understand their child’s assignments and to help children who don’t know how to begin.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 June 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Tuesday June 12, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 June 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Saturday June 16, 2018
   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 June 19, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
   

Drop by the Collaboratory to check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to adults and teens.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 June 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Friday June 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Staff Development Day - Library Closed  

Monday June 25, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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 June 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
    Contact: Deborah Ward   (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.


Monday July 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 30, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

Join us for a lively, interactive program filled with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Happy Feet  
   

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for children making the transition from Musical Mother Goose to Preschool Story Time. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Waddling Ones  
   

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: One Piece Gold  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday September 1, 2018
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Monday September 3, 2018
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Thursday September 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Dance in the Vampire Bund  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Calling all Otaku!

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

    Location: Community Room

Monday October 8, 2018
     Columbus Day - Library Closed  

Thursday October 18, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday November 12, 2018
     Veterans Day - Library Closed  

Thursday November 15, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.  

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Friday November 23, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Tuesday December 4, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
   
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: My Hero Academia  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Calling all Otaku!

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

    Location: Community Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday December 24, 2018
     Christmas Eve - Library Closed  

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Monday December 31, 2018
     New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.  

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