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Saturday May 27, 2017
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Monday May 29, 2017
     Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Collaboration Station: Cameo T-Shirts  
   

Join us to explore all the goodies in the library's Collaboratory! This month, learn how to create, design, and print your own t-shirt with our Cameo vinyl cutter. Each child will need to bring a plain, white t-shirt in their size.

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. A supervising adult must register with each child. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to register beginning May 2nd. Open, online registration begins May 16th.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera  
   

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, will be available in the Children's each Monday and Wednesday from 4-8pm when school is in session. Homework Help is offered as a way to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

This program is made possible thanks to the Wallingford Board of Education. In accordance with CT State Law, children under the age of 12 should have a responsible family member or caregiver available in the building while the child is using the library.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Herobrine Hangout: A Meetup for Minecrafters  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Drop by the Teen Area on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 to log onto our Minecraft server and learn how to access it from home.  Bring your own laptop or use the library computers.  Meet up with friends or make new ones.  Our Minecraft Librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help navigate the server, and admire your creativity!  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  You must have a Mojang account and have completed the LION server paperwork in order to participate. 

Win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick axe by facing the Seven Trials obstace course!  Submit your entries through June.  Please contact the Information Desk for more details.  

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Tutoring  
   

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


Thursday June 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive  
   

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

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Upcycled Paper Bag Baskets  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Weave and decorate handy baskets from ordinary paper bags.

Registration opens April 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on May 16. Please register for only one session.

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

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Clutter, Clutter Everywhere - What Do I Do With It?  
   

Professional Organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions and simplify your life with Anita's help.

Anita Taylor has been helping clients simplify their lives for more than 20 years with her business, Anita & Company. Copies of "Anita's Book," a workbook solution to organizing important papers, will be available to purchase for $40 (cash or check) after Anita's presentation.

Registration Appreciated.

    Location: Community Room

Friday June 2, 2017
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Wii Super Smash Brothers Tournament  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Think you have what it takes to be king of the ring?  Come and put your skills to the test in a Wii double elimination 1 vs 1 Tournament.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday June 3, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry  
   

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

    Location: Board Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sensory Storytime  
   

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

Ages 3 & up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning May 6th. Open online registration May 20th.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Bike Tune-Up  
   

In preparation for being outdoors this summer, dust off your bicycles (kids and adults)!  Hopefully you’ll be on your way with just a little air in your tires, but Wallingford resident and bike commuter, Jared Liu, will be on-hand to demonstrate some simple repairs and empower you to work on your own bike throughout the season.  The class will focus on whatever is needed to get your bike going, and will likely include simple repairs for: wheels (tubes, tires, mounting, and spokes), drivetrain (chains, pedals, and gears), fit (seat and handlebar positioning), and cables (brakes and shifting).

 

Register for a 30 minute appointment (recommended) or drop-in anytime on a first-come, first-serve basis during this two-hour session.  There will be a follow-up session one week later for any parts that need to be ordered.  Labor is free, but parts will be at cost.

    Location: Collaboratory
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Anne Braden: Southern Patriot - Film Screening & Discussion  
   

Join Wallingford Public Library and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) for a screening and discussion of the film, "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot."

This documentary film explores the extraordinary life and legacy of an American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky, neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic,” and named her as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies. Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights.

Registration Not Required.

    Location: Community Room

Monday June 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Amateur Radio  
   

In this one hour segment, you will learn what Amateur Radio is all about. Amateur Radio merges communications, electronics, science, and cultures into a rewarding hobby and service to the community. Amateur Radio is a form of radio communication ranging from two-meter walkie-talkie communication to satellite / space station communication. The communication mode can take the form of digital transmission using a computer/radio combination or as simple as voice communication. 

A short video segment explaining the facets of radio communication and how it serves educational aspects of our lives, provides international good will, and provides safety and security will be shown.  Anyone can operate Amateur Radio equipment and only requires one to pass a simple multiple choice test.  Learn more about this growing hobby and service by attending this presentation. 

Presented by Members of Wallingford Amateur Radio Group / Meriden ARC

Registration is Appreciated.

    Location: Community Room

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

Bring your knitting projects and enjoy the company of other knitters.  

    Location: Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Planetary - Film Screening and Discussion  
   

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

Featuring stunning photography and heartfelt testimony from a global cast of authors, scientists, artists, and educators, Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wake up call that will inspire viewers to approach our global crisis from a new angle. Planetary brings us on an exploration of a much-needed shift in our perspective, reminding us of the undeniable truth that we are all connected and that humans can positively impact our relationships with one another and our planet.  

Registration is Not Required.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mason Jar Terrariums  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Design your own low maintenance terrarium in a mason jar.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 8. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Book Club Series: The Time Machine  
   

The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, published in 1895. The term "time machine" was coined by Wells, who is generally credited with popularizing the concept of time travel. This spring, our time machine will be the detective novel as we travel through nearly 2,000 years of crime and detection.

This month's discussion will focus on The Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly.
Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands has been given the unenviable mission of guarding a spirited young American woman with far more wealth than sense. Lily Coblenz, accompanied by a cunning businessman, a woman doctor, and two quarreling military strategists, expects the adventure of a lifetime when she arrives at a remote British outpost. But when the son of a Pathan tribal leader is discovered dead, Sandilands, a decorated war veteran, knows that his mission to protect Lily has suddenly taken a startling new turn that may bring them all to the brink of war. Now, from the far reaches of an empire, Joe Sandilands must separate lies from truths, innocents from killers—and find the one person with a desperate motive for murder and the key to India’s destiny.

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

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Herobrine Hangout: A Meetup for Minecrafters  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Drop by the Teen Area on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 to log onto our Minecraft server and learn how to access it from home.  Bring your own laptop or use the library computers.  Meet up with friends or make new ones.  Our Minecraft Librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help navigate the server, and admire your creativity!  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  You must have a Mojang account and have completed the LION server paperwork in order to participate. 

Win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick axe by facing the Seven Trials obstace course!  Submit your entries through June.  Please contact the Information Desk for more details.  

   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Millefiori Pens  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Debbie Jaffe   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Mille fiore translates to “a thousand flowers” in Italian.  Based off of the Venetian glass technique of using long thin canes of glass to make flowers which are adhered to beads, plates, and decorations.  Each student will create multicolor polymer clay canes and then share their canes with each other to make amazing pen barrels which are covered in “a thousand flowers.”  The result is a working ball point pen with a kaleidoscopic patteren.  Just in time for Father’s Day or summer journal writing.  Snacks will be served.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Mille fiore translates to “a thousand flowers” in Italian.  Based off of the Venetian glass technique of using long thin canes of glass to make flowers which are adhered to beads, plates, and decorations.  Each student will create multicolor polymer clay canes and then share their canes with each other to make amazing pen barrels which are covered in “a thousand flowers.”  The result is a working ball point pen with a kaleidoscopic patteren.  Just in time for Father’s Day or summer journal writing.  Snacks will be served.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday June 8, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mason Jar Terrariums  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Design your own low maintenance terrarium in a mason jar.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 6. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: Danganronpa  
    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... 

In June we will be watching Danganronpa, an anime based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game.  The series follows a boy named Makoto Naegi who, along with fourteen other unique students, is imprisoned inside the elite Hope's Peak Academy, where a psychotic remote-controlled bear named Monokuma offers them only one means of escape: murder another student and get away with it. 

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

 

 

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

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


Friday June 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art History Lecture: Part IV: Cubism, Dada, Futurism & Neue Sachlichkeit  
   

Our final lecture will continue to look at themes of colonialism, experimentation, expression and modernism.  Presenter Olivia Scarpa will trace the trajectory of Pablo Picasso’s early career, his collaboration with George Braque to develop Cubism, and the radical art of Dada & Marcel Duchamp.  Finally, we will look at two opposing artistic views of European patriotism and “progress” against the backdrop of rising fascism.  A film recommendation will conclude our presentation.

Olivia Scarpa is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Manchester Community College. She holds an M.A. in the History of Art from Yale University.

Registration is Appreciated.

    Location: Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Cars. Rated G.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday June 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  1:25 PM Families for Frogs!  
   

Families will enjoy a special reading of The Frightened Frog, and take home lots of frog goodies! 

All children of all ages and their families. No registration required, but you may call, stop by, or visit us online to sign-up for a reminder email. 

Special thanks to the Wallingford Garden Club for making this program possible.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Frog Film for All  
   

Join Tara Casanova-Powell, a marine biologist who has worked all over Connecticut helping preserve marine life and their habitats, to discuss the plight of frogs and watch Frogs: The Thin Green Line.

All ages, however the film does show nature scenes that may be difficult for younger viewers. No registration required, but you may call, stop by, or visit us online to sign-up for a reminder email. 

Special thanks to the Wallingford Garden Club for making this program possible.

 

    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Pigment of Imagination  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Participate in creative and meditative coloring. Choose from our assortment of adult coloring books or bring your own.

Meets the second Saturday of the month. Open to all adults. No registration necessary.

    Location: Collaboratory

Monday June 12, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Bring your knitting and crochet projects and enjoy the company of other knitters.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Herobrine Hangout: A Meetup for Minecrafters  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Drop by the Teen Area on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 to log onto our Minecraft server and learn how to access it from home.  Bring your own laptop or use the library computers.  Meet up with friends or make new ones.  Our Minecraft Librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help navigate the server, and admire your creativity!  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  You must have a Mojang account and have completed the LION server paperwork in order to participate. 

Win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick axe by facing the Seven Trials obstace course!  Submit your entries through June.  Please contact the Information Desk for more details.  

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Abigail's Revenge: How the Women's Movement Shook Up America, Part I  
   

In 1776, Abigail Adams said to her husband, John, “Whilst…proclaiming peace and good will to men, emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over wives!”

Abigail further reproached her husband, the future president, warning that, if care and attention were not paid to them, the ladies were “determined to foment a rebellion….” With Abigail’s avowal in mind, presenter Rhea Hirshman will begin this two-part series with a brief look at the women’s suffrage movement, setting the stage for an exploration of contemporary feminist activism from the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s to the present day.

Before the first session, please watch the documentary One Woman, One Vote. It provides important insights into the topics that will be covered, and is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycWEnqhHFBE

Rhea Hirshman, a writer and editor, teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn Stamford. She has also taught at Yale and Wesleyan, and has a history of feminist activism. As a teacher, writer, and activist, she sees no conflict between good politics, good grammar, good works, and a good time.

Registration is Appreciated.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Tiny Solar  
   

Join experts from NESIT Makerspace and discover the Tiny Solar revolution.  Tiny Solar uses small solar panels to power or charge your cell phones, audio players, radios, outdoor lighting and many other high tech devices.  We'll start with an overview of how it works, what's commercially available, and what can be re-purposed for applications other than intended.  We'll finish up with a solar powered patio light project, just in time for your summer fun. Adults and teens in grades 9 and up welcome.

 

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cut the Cord  
    Contact: Jim Gifford     
   

Cut the Cord: How to Tell Your Cable Company to Take a Hike and Get TV, Movies, and Phone Service for a Fraction of the Cost

Tired of high cable bills that go up and up, no matter how many times you argue with your provider for lower rates? Cut the cord! This entertaining seminar, presented by James Gifford of NitroPress Communications, will tell you how cable really works, how to get control of your cable services bill for TV, phone and internet access, and replace the expensive, limited services with free or low-cost alternatives. Watch better TV, get better phone service, and match your internet service to your real needs... all for hundreds or thousands of dollars a year less!

Seating is Limited. Registration is Required.

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

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


Thursday June 15, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drive In Movie  
   

Come to the library for a drive-in movie! First, decorate your “car,” then watch a short movie while eating popcorn.

Ages 3 & up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning May 18th. Open online registration begins June 1st.

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

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

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

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

At the home of a South American country's vice president, a black-tie birthday party is being held in honor of the businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxane Coss, a famous opera soprano, has enthralled the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening—until a band of terrorists takes the entire party hostage. What starts as a life-threatening scenario evolves into something very different as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds, and people from different continents become compatriots.

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Friday June 16, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friday Night Flicks  
   

Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Mornings with Poetry  
   

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

    Location: Board Room
   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 June 19, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch & Learn  
   

Be Your Own HealthCare Advocate: Know Your Rights and When to Speak Up.

Topics covered: Health Advocacy, Your Right to Make Healthcare Decisions, Medical Power of Attorney, HealthCare Directives, Living Will vs. Last Will & Testament, Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, and Self-Advocacy Skills Checklist.

Presented by Susan F. Adams, RN, BSN, MHSA, PhD, Vice President, Alliance Integration, Masonicare

Registration is Required.

    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPad: Beyond the Basics  
   

Learn useful  tips and tricks for the iPad, such as editing home screens, sharing content, notifications and notification center, quitting apps, gestures, copy/paste, the App Store and more.  Attendees must have attended Introduction to iPad or have a good foundation in iPad to attend.  Please feel free to bring your own iPad.  

    Location: Board Room

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Knit @ WPL  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Bring your knitting projects and enjoy the company of other knitters.  

    Location: Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Herobrine Hangout: A Meetup for Minecrafters  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Drop by the Teen Area on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 to log onto our Minecraft server and learn how to access it from home.  Bring your own laptop or use the library computers.  Meet up with friends or make new ones.  Our Minecraft Librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help navigate the server, and admire your creativity!  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  You must have a Mojang account and have completed the LION server paperwork in order to participate. 

Win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick axe by facing the Seven Trials obstace course!  Submit your entries through June.  Please contact the Information Desk for more details.  

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Abigail's Revenge: How the Women's Movement Shook Up America, Part II  
    Contact: Rhea Hirshman     rheahirshman@me.com
   

In 1776, Abigail Adams said to her husband, John, “Whilst…proclaiming peace and good will to men, emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over wives!”

Abigail further reproached her husband, the future president, warning that, if care and attention were not paid to them, the ladies were “determined to foment a rebellion….” With Abigail’s avowal in mind, presenter Rhea Hirshman will conclude this two-part series with a brief look at the women’s suffrage movement, setting the stage for an exploration of contemporary feminist activism from the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s to the present day.

Rhea Hirshman, a writer and editor, teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn Stamford. She has also taught at Yale and Wesleyan, and has a history of feminist activism. As a teacher, writer, and activist, she sees no conflict between good politics, good grammar, good works, and a good time.

Registration is Appreciated.

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

Use buttons and art supplies to create a piece of 3D art inside a shodowbox.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 22. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Event: Sarah Prager  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Julie Rio   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Local author Sarah Prager will talk about her new book, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. Sarah, a Wallingford resident, wrote much of the book while sitting at the Wallingford Public Library! Published by HarperCollins on May 23, Queer, There, and Everywhere is a first-of-its-kind young adult book that tells the once-hidden stories of LGBTQ history.

Come celebrate Pride Month by hearing Sarah read from her book, talk about the LGBTQ history you never learned in school, and answer your questions about writing a book. 

www.sarahprager.com.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday June 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Button Art  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Use buttons and art supplies to create a piece of 3D art inside a shadowbox.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 22. Please register for only one session.

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

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


Friday June 23, 2017
     Staff Development Day - Library Closed  

Monday June 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

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

Bring your knitting and crochet projects and enjoy the company of other knitters.

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Herobrine Hangout: A Meetup for Minecrafters  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Drop by the Teen Area on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 to log onto our Minecraft server and learn how to access it from home.  Bring your own laptop or use the library computers.  Meet up with friends or make new ones.  Our Minecraft Librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help navigate the server, and admire your creativity!  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  You must have a Mojang account and have completed the LION server paperwork in order to participate. 

Win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick axe by facing the Seven Trials obstace course!  Submit your entries through June.  Please contact the Information Desk for more details.  

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Animal Embassy  
   

Learn about how these “alien invaders” traveled from far away to live in our country.  You’ll meet a Burmese python, Monk parakeet, Cane toad, and green iguana!

Ages 3 & up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning May 30th. Open online registration begins June 13th.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wine Cork Charms  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Transform slices of wine corks into charms for a necklace, earrings, or create your own set of wine glass charms.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 29. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Design Your Own Water Bottle  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Customize your own metal water bottles to carry around this summer!  Come and hang out with other teens while you personalize your bottle with markers and embellishments.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  All materials provided.  Registration is required.

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

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


Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

    Location: Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to OverDrive  
   
Learn how to borrow e-books and digital audiobooks from the library using OverDrive. OverDrive works on most devices and computers. Please bring your device, library card, Google or Apple ID and password to class.
    Location: Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

    Location: Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

    Location: Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolorbot! Workshop  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Learn how to create digital artwork on a laptop and then transform it into a watercolor masterpiece!  Please sign up for one session.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  

    Location: Collaboratory
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wine Cork Charms  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Transform slices of corks into charms for a necklace, earrings, or create your own set of wine glass charms.

Registration opens May 22. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on June 29. Please register for only one session.

    Location: Collaboratory
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Star Lab  
   

Enter the inflated planetarium dome and view the night sky!   Observe stars and constellations and learn about the current conditions in the stratosphere.

Call and register for a time slot! Sessions are at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. 

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 1st. Registration will be open to all beginning June 15th.

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

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

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

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

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


Friday June 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM WatercolorBot! Workshop  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Learn how to create digital artwork on a laptop and then transform it into a watercolor masterpiece!  Please sign up for one session.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  

 

 

    Location: Collaboratory

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Independence Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   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 July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday July 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Concerts:Les Julian  
   

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

Free tickets to the Les Julian concert will be available in the Children's Room beginning June 16th.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Once Upon a Cuentos  
   

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

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 9th. Open and online registration will begin on June 23rd.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Model Train Club  
   

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

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

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 10, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Full STEAM Ahead: Up, Up, and Away!  
   

Create some explosive stomp rockets and see them fly!

For ages 8-10. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 12th. Open and online registration begins June 26th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Join YA author Shari Arnold for a two-part workshop and learn the fundamentals needed to become a great writer.  All materials included- just show up and write!   

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Finding Your Creativity with Ingrid Schaeffer  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Ingrid Schaeffer   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

Write, imagine, act and draw!  Explore your creativity while having fun.  No experience necessary.  Registration is required.  Open to all entering grades 6-12. 

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Upcycling with Tim Sway  
   

"Upcycler" Tim Sway will share the importance of using recycled and "found" objects as he helps participants build wooden trucks. This program is sponsored by Jean Anderson in memory of a lifelong upcycler, Alan McIlveen.

For ages 5-8. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 14th. Open and online registration begins June 28th.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday July 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Concerts: Edward Leonard  
   

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

Free tickets to this concert will be available in the Children's Room beginning June 16th. 

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Stories 'n Snacks  
   

Put your chef's hat on and join us to make a tasty treat! We'll read some stories and then enjoy our homemade snacks while talking about what we read.

For ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by beginning June 16th. Open and online registration will begin June 30th. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Model Train Club  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday July 17, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Musical Mother Goose  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Glow in the Dark Story Time  
   

We will read glow-in-the-dark books, experiment with ultraviolet light, and end with a STEM craft. Wear white or neon for added fun!

For ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 20th. Open and online registration will begin July 4th. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon: Exploring our Planets  
   

Get in touch with your artsy side and join us for a fun afternoon being crafty. Make a model to learn how the planets revolve around the moon.

For ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 21st. Open and online registration will begin July 5th.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crafternoon: Exploring our Planets  
   

Get in touch with your artsy side and join us for a fun afternoon being crafty. Make a model to learn how the planets revolve around the moon.

For ages 5-7. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning June 21st. Open and online registration will begin July 5th.

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:35 PM  -  5:00 PM MLB Live! Red Sox vs. Blue Jays  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Cindy Haiken   203.265.6754   chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
    Location: Board Room

Friday July 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Concerts: Joe Rosaro  
   

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Once Upon a Cuentos  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Make Your Own Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754   jnsdh@lioninc.org
    Location: Collaboratory
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash/Julia Dandio   203-265-6754   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Board Room

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon: Reach for the Moon  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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 August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Waddling Ones  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Program Room

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anime Night: RWBY  
    Contact: Jennifer Nash   203-265-7654   jnash@lioninc.org
   

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

All ages welcome. No registration required.

 

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   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 August 17, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Connecticut Forest & Park Association Insider Updates  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

Saturday September 2, 2017
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Monday September 4, 2017
     Labor Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

 

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

Monday September 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   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

Monday September 25, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Thursday September 28, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

Monday October 9, 2017
     Columbus Day - Library Closed  

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Monday October 23, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veterans Day - Library Closed  

Monday November 13, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   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

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  

Monday November 27, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

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

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM WPL Play Readers  
    Location: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami CT  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

    Location: Collaboratory

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night!  
    Contact: Kayleigh Sprague   203-265-6754   ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Collaboratory

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas - Library Closed  

Thursday December 28, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wallingford Reads YA  
    Location: Board Room

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