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Saturday January 6, 2018
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday January 8, 2018
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Knitting for Newborns
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This film screening and discussion are part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

The sequel to the 2006 film, "An Inconvenient Truth" documents Al Gore's fight against climate change. The movie shows Gore's work with fellow environmentalists, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN's 2015 Climate Change Conference.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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One Book, One Wallingford - Book Reveal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One Book for our community to read! Which book is it? Who is the author?

Our goal of One Book, One Wallingford is to bring the community together in reading and discussing a book. Join us to find out which book has been chosen, what other events have been planned, and pick up your free ticket to the author’s talk and book signing on Wednesday, April 4th, at 7:00pm at the Paul Mellon Arts Center.

 
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Paperback Wallets
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Upcycle an old paperback book by turning the cover into a custom wallet/cardholder. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, January 11 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday January 11, 2018
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Paperback Wallets
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Upcycle an old paperback book by turning the cover into a custom wallet/cardholder. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Simplifying the Financial Aid Process
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this seminar, presenter Jennifer Philips will provide parents and students of all ages tips on securing the best possible financial aid package. Jennifer will explain the various student loans, grants and scholarships available, the critical financial aid forms and deadlines, the various components of a financial aid offer, and how to best compare and appeal offers in extenuating circumstances.

Jennifer Philips was Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Fairfield University for six years and has been helping parents and students navigate through the financial aid process on a one-on-one basis ever since.  Throughout her career in financial aid, she has had the opportunity to work at private universities, proprietary schools, and trade schools, all of  which has given her a greater perspective on financing the various types of education that are out there.  

LOCATION: Community Room
Friday January 12, 2018
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Introduction to OverDrive
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to borrow e-books and digital audiobooks from the library using Overdrive. Overdrive works on most e-readers, smartphones, tablets, and computers. Please bring your device, library card, and your app store login to class.

LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dunkirk. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday January 15, 2018
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Equal Means Equal: Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The award-winning documentary “Equal Means Equal” offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, to the foster care system and the healthcare conglomerate, to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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
 
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Winterize Your Home
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Would you like to learn more about the performance of your home? Would you like to learn energy saving and safety tips to make your home more comfortable and healthy? Wallingford Electric Division and CMC Energy Services will present these tips, as well as explain the Home Energy Savings Program which is NO COST to Wallingford Electric Division customers and includes health and safety testing, on-the-spot diagnostic testing and energy saving improvements, access to rebates for improving your attic insulation levels and more!

CMC Energy Services is Wallingford Electric Division's trusted residential energy efficiency implementer. CMC Energy Services has been in business for 40 years and is located right here in the Yalesville section of Wallingford. Over the past several years, CMC has helped thousands of Wallingford residents save on their energy bills and become more comfortable in their homes.

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

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Postponed: Alcohol Ink Coasters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Postponed until Wednesday, January 24.

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol. Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register if you have attended this program previously.  

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, January 18 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Coasters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol. Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register if you have attended this program previously.  

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Make Clay Chibi Characters!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Make your very own manga chibi character!  Mix together primary colors to create your desired color and add legs, antennae, arms, tails, wings... anything you can imagine! All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Quoyle and his two daughters move with an aunt to the beautiful coastal landscape of Newfoundland. Here, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to create new lives.  In Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, over the course of a long winter, each member of the Quoyle family confronts private demons and moves between catastrophe and triumph.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday January 19, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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
 
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Passport on Wheels
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Apply for a United States Passport. No need to go to the post office for your passport. You can apply right here at the Library. U.S. Postal Clerks will be on hand to process passport paperwork, take passport photos, and answer questions.  It's easy and convenient! Everyone is welcome!

Documents needed to obtain a United States passport:

Applicaton:
* First-time applicants must complete form DS-11

Evidence of Citizenship:
* First-time applicants must provide a certified birth certificate, a naturalization certificate, or a consular report of birth abroad AND photocopy of citizenship front and back, single-sided.

Two Forms of ID:
* Driver's license or state ID and work ID or student ID
* Passport-compliant photo (Have a photo taken at this event for $15.)

Payment:
* Checks or money orders only. No credit cards.
* First-time applicants must bring two checks or money orders: One check or money order for the passport application fee of $110 made payable to "U.S. Department of State." A second check or money order for the $25 execution fee (add $15 if photo needed) made payable to "Postmaster."

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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 January 22, 2018
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Introduction to the Library's New Web Site
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Knitting for Newborns
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Learn To Knit
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Reel Conversation - Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Just Dance! Wii Tournament
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Millefiori Pens
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Learn To Knit
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Program Cancelled ------Make Slime!
3:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Custom Greeting Cards
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Max Spurr  203-265-6754  mspurr@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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