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Monday November 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWriMo Come Write In  
   

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a month-long event in November during which people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. There is a website (nanowrimo.org) where you can track your progress and get support from other writers. It's a great challenge, a ton of fun and a fantastic way to beat writer's block and get on the path to creating a complete work of fiction.

This year, as part of NaNoWroMo’s Come Write In program, the Wallingford Public Library is opening its doors to writers and offering dedicated space to work on their novels in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Thursday, November 2, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 12:30-4:30pm
Monday, November 6, 9:30am-8:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 13, 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:30-8:30pm
Monday, November 20, 9:30am-8:30pm
Saturday, November 25, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 27, 9:30am-6:30pm

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Human Trafficking  
   

Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation. Does human trafficking exist in our community? Come hear Professor of Forensic Sciences, Barbara Moynihan, from the University of New Haven, talk about this form of modern slavery.

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

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Autumn Soy Candles  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Bring the beautiful smells of autumn into your house by creating your own custom scented soy candle.

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday November 22, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.  

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Friday November 24, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Saturday November 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM NaNoWriMo Come Write In  
   

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a month-long event in November during which people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. There is a website (nanowrimo.org) where you can track your progress and get support from other writers. It's a great challenge, a ton of fun and a fantastic way to beat writer's block and get on the path to creating a complete work of fiction.

This year, as part of NaNoWroMo’s Come Write In program, the Wallingford Public Library is opening its doors to writers and offering dedicated space to work on their novels in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Thursday, November 2, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 12:30-4:30pm
Monday, November 6, 9:30am-8:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 13, 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:30-8:30pm
Monday, November 20, 9:30am-8:30pm
Saturday, November 25, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 27, 9:30am-6:30pm

    Location: Board Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  6:30 PM NaNoWriMo Come Write In  
   

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a month-long event in November during which people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. There is a website (nanowrimo.org) where you can track your progress and get support from other writers. It's a great challenge, a ton of fun and a fantastic way to beat writer's block and get on the path to creating a complete work of fiction.

This year, as part of NaNoWroMo’s Come Write In program, the Wallingford Public Library is opening its doors to writers and offering dedicated space to work on their novels in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Thursday, November 2, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 12:30-4:30pm
Monday, November 6, 9:30am-8:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 13, 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:30-8:30pm
Monday, November 20, 9:30am-8:30pm
Saturday, November 25, 9:30am-4:30pm
Monday, November 27, 9:30am-6:30pm

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 Origami CT  
   

This session's project is dragon. Level: Difficult

We will fold Jo Nakashima’s Dragon #6. This is a challenge, and you will need to practice folding it before the meeting. Here is a video that shows you how to fold it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUsxMXwCW8A

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM MiniMakers: Color Science with Grape Juice  
   

Is it magic or science? Join us and become a "color scientist" as we explore how something as simple as grape juice can change colors before your eyes!

For grades K-2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning October 31st. Open, online registration begins November 14th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Reel Conversation: Original Lives  
   

This fall Reel Conversation will focus on “Original Lives.” You’ll meet, in four documentaries, four unique people. Each person is fascinating and unusual in different respects, and each, for intriguing reasons, has not attracted the spotlight. Please join us for film first, then conversation! Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell will moderate.

This month: Get Bruce!
Bruce Vilanch may be an unfamiliar name, but what about Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler? Vilanch has been collaborating with them and writes for almost every major awards show. Eccentric and wildly funny, Vilanch and his story are full of heart. 

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Arm Knit Infinity Scarves  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the colder weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you are welcome to bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Registration required. Open to adults teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 30. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Lynda.com  
   

Wallingford Public Library subscribes to Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. This class will show you how to setup a Lynda.com account and how to start utilizing the courses to meet your learning goals. Please note: Lynda.com is only available to Wallingford Library cardholders.

    Location: Board Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Own Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Learn to make your own unique fidget spinner on our 3D printer or laser cutter.  All materials provided.  Please do not register if you have taken this class in the past.  Open to teens in grades 6-12.

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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: Keva Planks  
   

Grab a lab coat and explore a STEAM topic with Miss Allison! This month, learn about architecture and building design as we build with Keva Planks.

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning November 1st. Open online registration begins November 15th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wallingford Clergy Association: A Sacred Conversation About Race & Racism in America  
   

Please consider becoming part of this exciting and timely discussion among some of Wallingford's clergy and laity who hope to engage in faithful reflection and conversation based on the book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

Published in 2016, "America’s Original Sin" provides an overview of the troubling realities of contemporary race relations in our country by “connecting the dots” between historical legacies and present-day realities, as well as offering recommendations for how each of us can help transform our broken system. Excerpts from the writings of Michelle Alexander, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Cone, Joy DeGruy and others will also be included.

Six study sessions are planned, each to be scheduled at the convenience of the participants. 

For our first gathering, please read the Preface, Intro, and Chapter 1, which can be sampled for free at americasoriginalsin.com. Copies of the entire book will be available at the first meeting. Contact Rev. Steve Peiffer (fumc-wallingford@snet.net) with questions or for more information. 

    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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Quick Quilted Table Runner  
   

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick project then this is the class for you!  You will learn some basic quilting techniques; following an easy pattern, fabric selection, measuring fabric and cutting it with a rotary cutter on a mat, measuring for seam allowances, ironing and pressing fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create an easy and simple quilted table runner.

Note: This is a two part program. You must attend both sessions on November 29 and December 6.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday November 30, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Arm Knit Infinity Scarves  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the colder weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you are welcome to bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Registration required. Open to adults teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 28. 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 Wallingford Reads YA- The Hate U Give  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Lauren Rumi   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.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give is an important and relevant novel.  It tells the story of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl from a low-income neighborhood who attends an elite prep school in the suburbs.  She is torn between two worlds when she witnesses the shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer.  

    Location: Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Charlton Comics  
   

Are you a fan of comic books and superhero TV shows and movies? Did you know that there was a comic book publishing company located in Derby, Connecticut from 1945-1986? Well, there’s a movie being produced about that comic book publishing company, featuring legendary artists and writers from the golden and silver age of comics! During this presentation, producer/director Jackie Zbuska and producer Keith Larsen of Charlton Comics: The Movie will discuss the crazy and hilarious story of what Charlton Comics was and why it matters in the annals of comic book history. They’ll also discuss the production of the film and show some clips and footage from the upcoming documentary feature.

    Location: Community Room

Friday December 1, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Baby Driver. Rated R.

    Location: Community Room

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

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

    Location: Board Room
   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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local Author Showcase  
   

There’s a good possibility that after attending the Local Author Showcase, you might find yourself in one or more of the following state of affairs:
- motivated to finish your forever-in-edit-mode novel
- having an action plan for getting your book published
- owning an autographed copy of a really great book written by a local author!

The Wallingford Public Library is excited to support local published authors by connecting them with aspiring authors and booklovers in the community. This Local Author Showcase is a friendly, informal meet and greet. Mingle, get writing or publishing advice, or just talk about books! Come out and support your local community's creativity!

    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Zentangle  
   

Please join us for a 2 hour introduction to the Zentangle method of creating art.  All materials will be supplied and the class will be taught by Janet Valencis, a West Hartford based Certified Zentangle Teacher.  Visit www.zentangle.com for more information about Zentangle.

    Location: Collaboratory

Monday December 4, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 Holiday Sweet Treats  
   

The holidays are quickly approaching and that means… delicious eats! Learn how to enjoy your favorite holiday sweets and treats while also maintaining your health! Marisa McCoy, ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian, will show you how to make “antioxidant bark”—dark chocolate bark with pomegranates and pistachios—a delicious and healthy addition to your snack display or cookie tray. While it’s setting, Marisa will give you healthy holiday snack options and tips to stay healthy throughout the holidays.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 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.

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women in American History: Eleanor Roosevelt  
   

In this series presented by Mark Albertson, four pioneering women will be featured for their contributions to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. These women made their marks in a variety of venues: political, social, racial, human and civil rights, literature, and aviation. Each woman, in her own way, advanced not only the course of women, but society itself. This series will highlight the lives and achievements of these four extraordinary women.

December: Eleanor Roosevelt
The quintessential American liberal, Eleanor Roosevelt transformed the Office of First Lady.  She was the first First Lady to address a presidential convention; she gave 348 press conferences during her 12 years in office; she published more than 60 feature articles in the nation’s leading periodicals; she wrote a daily newspaper column, “My Day,” from 1936 to 1962; she was a significant reason the Black Constituency shifted from the Republican to the Democratic Party; and she co-authored the United Nations’ Declaration on Human Rights.  Harry Truman would later observe that Eleanor Roosevelt was not only First Lady of America, but of the world.

    Location: Community 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. Readings from November through January will feature radio plays popular during the middle of the 20th century. 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Vinyl Decorated Tote Bags  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Decorate a reusable tote bag with your own designs made from heat transfer vinyl. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 7. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Card Making  
   

Nothing is as precious as a card handmade by a child. Help your kids spread a little cheer and make holiday cards for all those special people in your life. We will have ideas and materials for all the December holidays.

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers  
   

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 Holiday Mugs  
   

Have fun decorating a mug with special markers that won't wash off. Design the mug for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone special! After the program we will bake all of the mugs to make the designs permanent. You will stop back in at a later date to pick up your mug. All materials will be provided.

For grades 2-5. Registration is 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: 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.

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM What's Your Story Finale  
    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Quick Quilted Table Runner  
   

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick project then this is the class for you!  You will learn some basic quilting techniques; following an easy pattern, fabric selection, measuring fabric and cutting it with a rotary cutter on a mat, measuring for seam allowances, ironing and pressing fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create an easy and simple quilted table runner.

Note: This is a two part program. You must attend both sessions on November 29 and December 6.

 

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Music Together session 1  
   

Calling all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Grab your grownup and join us for a lively, interactive music program presented by Music Together. Learn how to make music an important part of early childhood - and have lots of fun in the process. 

For birth - age 5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning October 11th. Open online registration will begin October 25th.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition  
   

This class will teach you some tips and tricks on how to best search Ancestry.com to learn about your family history. Learn how to search Census, military, birth and death records, and more. Time permitting, we will also learn how to search HeritageQuest. 

    Location: Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Together session 2  
   

 

Calling all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Grab your grownup and join us for a lively, interactive music program presented by Music Together.  Learn how to make music an important part of early childhood - and have lots of fun in the process!

Ages birth through five. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning November 9. Open online registration will begin on November 23rd.

 

 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Vinyl Decorated Tote Bags  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Decorate a reusable tote bag with your own designs made from heat transfer vinyl. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 5. Please register for only one session. 

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

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

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

Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) is a hilarious anime which tells the story of 16-year-old Hayate Ayasaki.  After his parents leave him with a huge debt to pay off Hayate becomes the butler of a mega rich 13 year-old-girl.

    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.


Friday December 8, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hour of Code  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Hour of Code is a movement which introduces students to computer science and computer programming. With more than 180 countries taking part — you too can be part of this global event!  Come on in to hang out, mess around, and geek out!  Open to all Teens in grades 6-12.  Please pre-register.  The library will provide laptops, iPads, and lots of gadgets, but please feel free to bring your own devices.  If you are unable to attend the event, you may complete your hour of code at home.  All participants will receive a personalized certificate of completion.  #HOUROFCODE

    Location: Community Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Etsy Artisan Holiday Bazaar  
    Location: Community Room
   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.

For children birth - age 10. Registration is 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: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPad: Beyond the Basics  
   

This class will build your understanding of the iPad for those already familiar with fundamentals.  We will discuss editing home screens, sharing content, notifications and notification center, quitting apps, gestures, copy/paste, the App Store and more. Please bring your fully charged iPad and all applicable passwords to class. 

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 Collaboration Station: Virtual Reality/Greenscreen  
   

Learn about our Green Screen and try out a pair of Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses.  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 4 weeks before the program. Open online registration begins 2 weeks before the program. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Made in Wallingford: HOLO-KROME  
   

Wallingford is home to dozens of innovative manufacturers that have played key roles in the global marketplace, contributing to the economy and community. In many cases, the products they make are cutting-edge, life-saving, and life enhancing. The Wallingford Public Library, in conjunction with the Wallingford Economic Development Commission, presents Made in Wallingford, a program series highlighting hometown industry leaders who will share their stories, challenges, and successes.

In this installment of the series, Facility Manager David Williams will talk about HOLO-KROME, a manufacturer of threaded fastenings which hold metal parts together. HOLO-KROME has been at the forefront of fastener innovation since its founding in 1929. Their tradition of quality continues today at their 200,000 square foot facility in Wallingford where they manufacture more than 100 million parts a year. Wherever screws are called for to perform their basic function of fastening metal parts securely, while at the same time permitting ready separation of the parts in the event of repairs, replacements, or adjustments, there is a style and size of HOLO-KROME hex-socket screw to do the job. Hardly an industry can be named that doesn't need HOLO-KROME products: in the tools and machines that make and process the great variety of commodities used in everyday living; in the broad fields of communication, transportation, agriculture, mining, and construction.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
   

This session's project is star decorations. Level: Easy

We will fold different types of star decorations. This is suitable for people with no origami experience.

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wallingford Garden Club 31st Annual Holiday Tea and Decoration Exhibit  
   

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the spirit of the holiday season! Treat yourself to delicious homemade sandwiches and sweets while enjoying the creative display of holiday decorations designed by the Wallingford Garden Club. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to share the warmth of this holiday tradition. Garden Club members will be on hand to share information about this community organization.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wallingford Garden Club 31st Annual Holiday Tea and Decoration Exhibit  
   

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the spirit of the holiday season! Treat yourself to delicious homemade sandwiches and sweets while enjoying the creative display of holiday decorations designed by the Wallingford Garden Club. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to share the warmth of this holiday tradition. Garden Club members will be on hand to share information about this community organization.

    Location: Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Laser Cut Star Wars Ornaments  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

With the upcoming release of The Last Jedi, trim your tree with laser cut Star Wars ornaments this year!  Choose a laser cut design of your choice, paint, and assemble!  All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required. 

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Spanish Community of Wallingford School of Music: Christmas Villancicos  
   

The Spanish Community of Wallingford School of Music presents its annual program of Christmas Villancicos from Spain. The students will sing in Spanish and perform Christmas Carols from different regions of Spain accompanied by the older students on the vihuela and guitarron, instruments traditionally used for Mexican mariachi music. The students range in age from 5 to 13.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gingerbread Houses  
   

Everyone is welcome to join us to make a Gingerbread House to celebrate the holiday season!  Materials to build the house will be provided.  Please bring your own candy decorations and something flat and sturdy to build and carry your house home on. 

All ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginnig November 16th. Open online registration begins November 30th. Due to space constraints, everyone attending the program, whether building their own house or not, must be registered in order to enter the Community Room.

    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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Gingerbread Houses  
   

Everyone is welcome to join us to make a Gingerbread House to celebrate the holiday season!  Materials to build the house will be provided.  Please bring your own candy decorations and something flat and sturdy to build and carry your house home on.  

All ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginnig November 16th. Open online registration begins November 30th. Due to space constraints, everyone attending the program, whether building their own house or not, must be registered in order to enter the Community Room.

    Location: Community Room

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

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

    Location: Board Room
   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 or stop by to pre-register starting four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins 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!

For children birth - age 8. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register four weeks before the program. Open registration begins two weeks before the program.

    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 December 18, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 Nutcracker Ballet Story Time  
   

Come listen to the Nutcracker story, watch ballerinas dance, and make a craft!

For ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning November 20th. Open online registration will begin December 4th.

 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Literacy Volunteers  
    Location: Board Room
   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
   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 Reel Conversation  
   

Buck
Buck Brannaman inspired the novel and film The Horse Whisperer with his uncanny ability to communicate with horses. This uplifting documentary shows how Buck turned his abusive childhood into insight about what horses and their humans need: kindness and respect.

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

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finger Weave Necklaces  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Weave a beautiful necklace with nothing but your fingers!

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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.

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday December 21, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Finger Weave Necklaces  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Weave a beautiful necklace with using your fingers as the needles!

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 19. Please register for only one session. 

    Location: Collaboratory
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Cusine: Peppermint Fluff Dip  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Learn to make a delicious, festive peppermint fluff dip.  Tastes like a bowl of holiday cheer!  No cooking experience required.  Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.  

    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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan

Manny DeLeon is the hard-working manager of a failing Red Lobster in New Britain. Last Night at the Lobster is the story of the restaurant's final day in business, five days before Christmas, during a blizzard.  Struggling to do the right thing by the restaurant's employees and customers, and by his pregnant girlfriend and former girlfriend, whom he still loves, Manny may discover that his best might not be good enough.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let it Snow - at the Planetarium!  
   

Join us at Sheehan High School to see what our Summer Reading donation helped purchase for the Mahan Planetarium.  “Let it Snow” will take you on a fun-filled Christmas musical journey!  Jim Comeau, coordinator for the Planetarium, will also show off the night sky.

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

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Game Day: Bring Your Own Book  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Come and play Bring Your Own Book!  It is a hilarious game where players take turn racing to find the best phrase in their own book to complete a question read from a card.  You may bring a favorite book to play with, or we sure have a bunch here for you to use!  Have a blast while meeting new friends.  Open to all in grades 6-12.

    Location: Collaboratory
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Winter Singalong  
   

Join us by the fireplace in the Children’s Room where we will celebrate the cold and snow with some wintry songs and stories.

For children of all ages. 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 December 28, 2017
   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: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin  
    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.

Discover the classic fantasy novel, "A Wizard of Earthsea." Fantasy and science fiction literary legend, Ursula Le Guin, tells the tale of Ged, a young boy born with great powers.  Ged comes of age in a time of magic, wizardry, and of course, dragons!  His heroic deeds, as well as his dark side are revealed. Le Guin wrote this fantasy classic before J.K. Rowling conceived of Harry Potter.

    Location: Board Room

Saturday December 30, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM New Year's Noon  
   

Midnight is way past bedtime!  Instead, join us for a countdown to the end of 2017 with a New Year’s NOON celebration. We’ll be reading stories and decorating noisemakers!

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

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday January 1, 2018
     New Year's Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday January 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. Readings from November through January will feature radio plays popular during the middle of the 20th century. 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 January 3, 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 Hall of the Dead [1973] by Tony Hillerman
A Zuñi boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying, and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the suspect across New Mexico and Arizona.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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  
   

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 9, 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 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  -  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 January 10, 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
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday January 11, 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  
   

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.

   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

Friday January 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 January 15, 2018
     Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday January 16, 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 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 January 17, 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
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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

Thursday January 18, 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
   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.

 

   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

Friday January 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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

Saturday January 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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  
   

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 23, 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 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 January 24, 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
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday January 25, 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
   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.

 

   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  -  8:00 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  
   

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: Community Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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  
   

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
   10:30 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 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 January 31, 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 February 1, 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
   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.

 

   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...

    Location: Community 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

Friday February 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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

Saturday February 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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  
   

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 February 6, 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 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 February 7, 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
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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  
   

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.

   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

Friday February 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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

Saturday February 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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  
   

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 February 13, 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 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  -  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 February 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 (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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday February 15, 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
   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.

 

   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: Board Room

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

Saturday February 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room

Sunday February 18, 2018
     Presidents' Day - Library Closed  

Monday February 19, 2018
     Presidents' Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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

Thursday February 22, 2018
   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 February 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Saturday March 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 March 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

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.

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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.


Saturday March 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Community Room

Monday March 12, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 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
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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
   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
   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

Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Tax Assistance  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 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
   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  -  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 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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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

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
   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

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 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
   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 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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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
   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
   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  
   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

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Easter - Library Closed  

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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 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.

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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
   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

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

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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

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

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   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

Thursday April 19, 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 April 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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 April 24, 2018
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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

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.


Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday May 17, 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 May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Saturday Sing-Along  
    Location: Community Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Saturday May 26, 2018
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Monday May 28, 2018
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday May 31, 2018
   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

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

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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
   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 CANCELLED Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera  
   

Unfortunately, Homework Help will be cancelled until further notice while Ms. Cabrera recuperates from a broken wrist.

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.


Thursday June 21, 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 July 3, 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

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Independence Day - Library Closed  

Thursday July 12, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Patema Inverted  
    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 July 19, 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 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 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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