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

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities. This month we'll be reading Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty and Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall.

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Citizen's Climate Lobby
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Create an Art Book
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Monday March 12, 2018
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Introduction to iPad
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us to discuss the fundamentals of the iPad, including searching the Internet, downloading apps, and taking photos. Please bring your iPad to class, if you own one, as well as all your Apple ID and password.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Create in the Collaboratory
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, The Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program… the possibilities are endless.  We try something new each week!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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One Book, One Wallingford Book Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

 

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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CANCELLED: 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 March 13, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Teen Movie: Twilight
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

March 13th is an early dismissal day for Wallingford students.  You asked for it...  All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to hang out and watch Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star in Twilight.  Popcorn and soda will be served. Rated PG-13.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Crafternoon: Shamrock Sun Catchers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Mrs. Zorn to make shamrock sun catchers, read books by Tomie DePaola, and have a yummy snack!

For grades 1-2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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The Break-It, Make-It Lab: Felted Easter Eggs & Chicks
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grab a lab coat and explore a STEAM topic with Miss Allison! This month, make adorable eggs with colored wool felt that hold a tiny chick inside!

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Family Fort Night (snow date)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Go Further with Food
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Is milk healthy and necessary? Do carbohydrates make you fat? Should you do a juice cleanse? Should you be eating super foods daily? Is gluten in your diet keeping you from losing weight?

Join local registered dietitians in celebrating National Nutrition Month as they discuss these and other popular nutrition topics and answer your questions.

National Nutrition Month is celebrated annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting 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 is 1 space available.
 
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Recycled Book Planters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Tiny Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

The registration period has ended.
 
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Recycled Book Planters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Teen Cuisine: Buffalo Wings
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The first plate of buffalo wings was served in New York in 1964.  Learn how to make your very own crispy, hot buffalo wings! You will learn how to bake them in the oven and create your own sauce- as spicy as you wish.  All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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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 Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick

68-year old Vietnam vet David Granger is a right-wing, steak-loving heavy smoker with a home arsenal of guns, a liberal son and an adored seven-year-old granddaughter. He dresses in camouflage, is loudly and repeatedly profane and goes on rants about the government. But when his surgery for a recently-diagnosed brain tumor triggers memories of his poor treatment of a fellow solider during the war, Granger is determined to right this wrong. New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quick's timely new novel is a compassionate story of a complex man trying to find his way in a divided America.

 

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday March 16, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coco. Rated PG.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Silly Saturday Sing-Along
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

For ages birth - 8. No registration required.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Create an Art Book
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Part 2.

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Lunch & Learn: Veterans' Benefits
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This is an informative meeting for veterans and their loved ones about veterans’ benefits. Learn how to apply and what you are entitled to as a veteran.

Presented by Ann James, Veteran’s Service Officer from the New Haven VA Office.

LOCATION: Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Create in the Collaboratory
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, The Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program… the possibilities are endless.  We try something new each week!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Faith and Spirituality in The Reason You're Alive
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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


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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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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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Email Marketing Done Right
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Email marketing is a very effective channel for businesses to not only get new customers, but also retain existing customers. The technology behind these emails is constantly evolving and is sometimes overwhelming for a small business to decide which platform to use.

In this presentation by SCORE volunteers Vishu Rao and Russ Gieselman, you will learn:
* How to set up a business email for your business
* How to maintain an email subscriber database of your customers
* How to reach out to customers periodically
* How to collect emails for lead generation
* Understanding policies around email design and deliverability

Vishu Rao is the co-founder of Cloud IT Guru and has experience working with large enterprises such as GE, NBC, as well as many small and medium sized businesses. He loves online marketing and enjoys sharing his experience and expertise with local businesses through SCORE. Russ Gieselman is a former Fortune 500 sales/marketing exec turned entrepreneur, a Certified SCORE Business Mentor, and the Marketing Chair at SCORE New Haven.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Emma for an evening of board and card games! Explore our collection of 30+ games. Learn how to play a new one or return to an old favorite. Have a game you love? Bring it along and teach others how to play!

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Unfortunately, this program has been cancelled due to weather. We'll see you next week!

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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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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CANCELLED: WECARE workshop
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfortunately, this program has been cancelled due to the weather.

 

Integrity: A Critical Challenge for Preschools

Presenter:  Robin Min

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Tiny Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

The registration period has ended.
 
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Bookish Bird Houses
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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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 is 1 space available.
 
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Made in Wallingford: Z-Medica
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Made in Wallingford, presented in conjunction with the Wallingford Department of Economic Development, highlights hometown innovative manufacturers and industry leaders who will share their stories, challenges, and successes.

Z-Medica, LLC is a privately-held medical device manufacturer based in Wallingford that is focused on the development, sale, and marketing of innovative hemorrhage control products for healthcare providers, military personnel, law enforcers, first responders, and consumers around the world. For more than a decade, Z-Medica has helped save lives and improve medical outcomes with a range of QuikClot® hemostatic products. For more information, visit quikclot.com and z-medica.com or come hear Thomas Bonaventura, Z-Medica’s Marketing Advisor, talk about this manufacturer of life-saving products.

LOCATION: Community Room
Friday March 23, 2018
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Ancestry Assistance
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stuck on your family tree? Need help figuring out what to search next? Or just have helpful tips you want to share with others? Then join us for this informal discussion and open search time on Ancestry: Library Edition where you can continue your research with the assistance of a librarian.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
Saturday March 24, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Baking Demonstration with Rosemarie Prelinger: Zuercher Oehrli
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Being the oldest daughter after three sons, Rosemarie was always watching and helping her mother bake. Growing up in Switzerland, every year during Fasnacht (Swiss Carnival), Rosemarie's mother made a delicious pastry called Zuercher Oehrli (Zuricher Little Ears), a fine and delicate pastry that literally melts in your mouth. Rosemarie's demonstration will teach you, step-by-step how to make Zuercher Oehrli . You will receive a printed, easy-to-follow recipe, and even get to taste the finished dessert!

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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The How-To’s of Successful Breastfeeding
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Unfortunately, due to low enrollment this program has been cancelled.

Are you a new or expecting mother?  Join us for an introduction on preparing to breastfeed, nursing your newborn, and tips on avoiding/overcoming difficulties.  Presented by Anne Murphy and Marcella Kurowski, La Leche League Leaders in the Hamden/North Haven/Wallingford area.  Please visit http://www.lllct.org/hamdennorthhaven for more information about this support group.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Board Room
The registration period has ended.
Monday March 26, 2018
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Peepapalooza!
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Diorama Drop Off: March 26th – March 31st

Peeples Choice Vote: April 2nd – April 8th

Celebrate spring with a Peepapalooza!  Kids and their families will create a diorama display (no larger than 12” wide) using Peeps and other materials.  The theme is up to you – ideas can come from a favorite book, family trips, daily activities, etc.  Dioramas are made at home and then dropped off at the Library for display.  Three top displays will be chosen for the Peeples Choice Award.  Everyone will be awarded for participating.  

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

The registration period has ended.
 
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Police Officer Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Create in the Collaboratory
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, The Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program… the possibilities are endless.  We try something new each week!

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, Wallingford Public Library is offering free classes to help craft makers establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income. Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops.To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on Etsy.com.

View flyer for eligibility requirements and application procedure.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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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 March 27, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Teens
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Come experience what 3D printing is all about!  Learn how our Ultimaker2+ works, how to find objects to print on the website Thingiverse, and how to edit objects using the slicing software Cura.  No experience necessary.  Please do not register if you have attended this workshop in the past.  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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Prepare to Respond to an Active Shooter
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Join us for a powerful training intended for a mature audience. This course was developed and is presented in cooperation with law enforcement (based on national FEMA and FBI material). 

Presented by Captain Homestead and hosted by the Wallingford Health Department.

To register for this program, please call the Wallingford Health Department at 203-294-2065.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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One Book, One Wallingford Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Introduction to the Collaboratory
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

For the past year or so that the Collaboratory has been open, you may have been wondering just what it is, or what you can actually do in there. This class will teach you about all the resources we have available for you, answer any questions you have, and show you examples of what you can do with the technology.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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Collaboration Station: Eggbot
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to make a decorative egg ornament using our Eggbot machine.  A supervising adult must attend with each child. 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
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Bookish Bird Houses
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

The registration period has ended.
 
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Bookish Bird Houses
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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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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SEED: The Untold Story: Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Gray-Wulff Environmental Series

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: Looking for Alaska by John Green
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Miles Halter has a fascination with the last words of famous people.  When he leaves his home in Florida for a co-ed boarding school in Alabama Miles meets a whole new circle of friends, most importantly Alaska.  After an unthinkable tragedy will things ever be the same?  

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday - Library Closed
Saturday March 31, 2018
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VITA Tax Session
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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World War One Digitization Day
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stories, photos, letters, documents, and souvenirs help bring the story of World War One back to life. In an effort to help preserve these memories and this significant part of our history, Wallingford Public Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library to hold a WWI Digitization Day. Wallingford area residents and their family, friends, and neighbors are asked to find their WWI related items and stories that might be tucked away in drawers or trunks so they can be included in this important archive.

Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One Digitization Days, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, give Connecticut residents an opportunity to have their WWI photos, letters, keepsakes, and stories preserved for future generations. During these events, State Library staff record the stories and digitize the photos, letters, medals, keepsakes, or objects saved by the men and women who served over here and over there. Their stories and digital images are then made freely available online and will be preserved in the Connecticut Digital Archive so that their efforts and sacrifices are never forgotten.

For more information about this event, visit ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days.

The Remembering World War One Digitization Day has been made possible in part by the Connecticut State Library and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

LOCATION: Community Room

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