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Monday September 27, 2021
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Bug Hotel Kit

Grades K and up | While Supplies Last

Learn all about friendly bugs and create a sealled temporary enclosure to study them in! Using materials found around your house or yard, create a luxurious bug hotel for your esteemed many-legged guests! Learn how to treat them to a penthouse suite, fine dining and room service, and anything else they might need for their ultimate bug getaway! Bugs not included in kit.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
Monday September 27, 2021 - Saturday October 2, 2021
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Maker Kit: October Drawing Challenge

Challenge yourself to grow your drawing skills and creativity during the month of October. You will be given a sketchbook, pens, and some prompts to get the creative inspiration going. All participants will be invited to a celebration in early November to show off their artwork and celebrate their accomplishments.

Open to all in grades 6-12. Kits must be reserved and can be picked up at the Information Desk between Sep 27th-Oct 2nd.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
Monday September 27, 2021
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5 | Registration Required

Books, Puppets, and songs will reinforce your child's pre-reading skills through repetition and rhyme.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
 
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Baby & Toddler Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

This class introduces babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups to the library and each other while learning how to support their growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
 
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Baby & Toddler Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

This class introduces babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups to the library and each other while learning how to support their growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Dungeons & Dragons
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades 3-6 | Registration Required

Roll on up to the library and join in on this epic three week long bite-sized Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Create your own personalized character to solve puzzles, face off against villains, and delve into dungeons. Both novice and experienced players welcome!

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

< VIRTUAL PROGRAM >

Team up with family and friends or play alone!

Registration required. We will be accepting 15 teams, but individuals are welcome to play as their own team! Only one registration per team. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting along with instructions on how to play.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Twos and Threes Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 2-3 | Registration Required

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for older 2s and younger 3s making the transition to Preschool Story Time. This indoor program is a great opportunity for your toddler to practice wearing a mask in a comfortable space.

A best effort should be made with toddler mask wearing. Older siblings and adults are required to wear masks throughout the program.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Bookbinding
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program will provide a tutorial for a simple sewn binding. This technique is great for beginners and those who would like to learn a bit of history and terminology related to bookbinding.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Bookbinding
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This program will provide a tutorial for a simple sewn binding. This technique is great for beginners and those who would like to learn a bit of history and terminology related to bookbinding.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Food Explorers: Southwest Taquitos
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K-5 | Zoom | Registration Required

Join Food Explorers to make Southwest Taquitos! You’ll be using egg roll wrappers stuffed with filling and then baked to achieve a golden brown, crispy taquito. You’ll need the following ingredients: 1 onion, garlic, 1 bell pepper, 1 can black beans, frozen/canned corn, shredded Mexican cheese, EGGROLL wrappers (found in the refrigerated section/ethnic foods), plus optional: cilantro, cumin, sour cream, lime and avocado. Optional avocado can be combined with sour cream to make a sauce.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Truth Be Told Nonfiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON MEETING >*

Girls of Tender Age by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

This compelling memoir, a vivid account of growing up in a working-class Italian Catholic neighborhood in Hartford, Conn in the years after World War II, interweaves charming stories from the author's childhood with the grim background of a serial killer whose evil acts haunted the author for decades.

On Monday, October 4th at 7 pm, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith will be speaking about Girls of Tender Age and her other books, answering questions and signing copies of her book at the library. Come join us!

Moderated by Educator Susan Gomes. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Family Story Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Join us for a fun story time for the whole family! This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and stages.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 4, 2021
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Origami Made Easy: Bouncy Octopus

Grades K-5 | While Supplies Last

Origami made easy! Make your own bouncy octopus using paper and some creativity. Each kit will include paper, decorations, and instructions. Scissors and markers are needed from home.

Kits are available iin the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis. Kits may be reserved by calling (203) 284-6436, beginning on Monday, October 4th. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5 | Registration Required

Books, Puppets, and songs will reinforce your child's pre-reading skills through repetition and rhyme.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Meet the Author: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Mary-Ann Tirone Smith is the author of Girls of Tender Age, Dirty Water, a Red Sox mystery (with Jere Smith), the Poppy Rice mysteries and several stand-alone novels. She was born and raised in Hartford and lived most of her life in Connecticut. She will be joining us to talk about Girls of Tender Age, to read from a work-in-progress, to answer questions and to sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

WATCH THE RECORDING: Can't make it? The program will be recorded and uploaded to the library's YouTube the day after.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.284.6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Toddler Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

By popular demand, we are now offering a 2nd session of Toddler Time each Tuesday. Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons & Dragons
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades 3-6 | Registration Required

Roll on up to the library and join in on this epic three week long bite-sized Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Create your own personalized character to solve puzzles, face off against villains, and delve into dungeons. Both novice and experienced players welcome!

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Enchilada Cooking Demonstration
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON PROGRAM >*

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we want to celebrate with you! Join Spanish Community of Wallingford and Ana Avila of Rivas Taqueria to learn all about how to make enchiladas! The presentation will be in Spanish and English.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions. You can also watch live on Facebook without registering.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require this event to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Mystery Book Group
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON MEETING >*

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota - population 3,752. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much left in life that can shock him. But when the town's judge, Robert Parrant, is brutally murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption and scandal.

Moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University. To participate, contact Carole at cshmurak@gmail.com.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org


Fall 2021: Land of 10,000 Lakes

The stereotypical behavior of people from Minnesota (courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered) is popularly known as “Minnesota nice.” The cultural characteristics of "Minnesota nice" include polite friendliness, an aversion to open confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a direct fuss or stand out, apparent emotional restraint, and self-deprecation. But clearly, not everyone in Minnesota behaves that way  — as these four novels illustrate.

CONTACT:  Carole Shmurak    cshmurak@gmail.com
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Twos and Threes Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 2-3 | Registration Required

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for older 2s and younger 3s making the transition to Preschool Story Time. This indoor program is a great opportunity for your toddler to practice wearing a mask in a comfortable space.

A best effort should be made with toddler mask wearing. Older siblings and adults are required to wear masks throughout the program.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Needle Felted Pumpkins
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of needle felting, a craft that uses barbed needles to create 3D objects from wool, by making a felted pumpkin! No previous experience with textile arts required.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Needle Felted Pumpkins
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the basics of needle felting, a craft that uses barbed needles to create 3D objects from wool, by making a felted pumpkin! No previous experience with textile arts required.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Passport Pals: Muscogee Nation
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 | Registration Required

Let’s take a trip without leaving our chairs! Today we visit Muscogee Nation. We’ll read a story and make a craft.

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Vinyl Decorated Tumblers
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Create your very own customized tumbler in this program! You'll learn how to use the Silhouette Studio software to create your custom design. Then your design will be cut out on vinyl using the library's Silhouette Cameo. All materials provided.

Registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All participants must follow the library's current mask policy. 

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Classics Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON MEETING >*

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In a small Puritan community, a woman has a baby but her husband has been away for years. She is forced to wear a bright red "A" to publicize her disgrace as an adulteress. When her jealous husband returns, he becomes obsessed with finding out who fathered the baby. Hawthorne's story of punishment and reconciliation explores the concepts of sin, guilt and pride.

Moderated by Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-284-6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Saturday October 9, 2021
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Gaming Club
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K-5 | Registration Required

Come connect with other gamers in our community! We will have plenty of games on hand to choose from, but feel free to bring your own board, tabletop, or card games from home. 

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Family Story Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Join us for a fun story time for the whole family! This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and stages.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 11, 2021
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5 | Registration Required

Books, Puppets, and songs will reinforce your child's pre-reading skills through repetition and rhyme.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Toddler Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

By popular demand, we are now offering a 2nd session of Toddler Time each Tuesday. Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

< VIRTUAL PROGRAM >

Team up with family and friends or play alone!

Registration required. We will be accepting 15 teams, but individuals are welcome to play as their own team! Only one registration per team. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting along with instructions on how to play.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Build Your Own Magic Staff
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Channel the powers of the universe with your own custom magic staff (or use it on a spellbinding autumn hike). All materials provided.

Registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All participants must follow the library's current mask policy. 

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Twos and Threes Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 2-3 | Registration Required

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for older 2s and younger 3s making the transition to Preschool Story Time. This indoor program is a great opportunity for your toddler to practice wearing a mask in a comfortable space.

A best effort should be made with toddler mask wearing. Older siblings and adults are required to wear masks throughout the program.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Laser Cut Jack O' Lantern
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (that would end badly). What we will be doing is making our own wooden Jack O’ Lantern using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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Laser Cut Jack O' Lantern
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (that would end badly). What we will be doing is making our own wooden Jack O’ Lantern using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wonder Room: Energy!
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 | Registration Required

This fall the Wonder Room explorers energy: where we get it and how we use it. Learn about water, wind, and natural gas.

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Talking TED @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken on Zoom to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event. In October, we will watch and discuss Susan Savage-Rumbaugh's 2004 TED Talk "The Gentle Genius of Bonobos."

Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.

There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday October 16, 2021
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals! All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction and literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

 
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Family Story Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Join us for a fun story time for the whole family! This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and stages.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 18, 2021 - Friday October 22, 2021
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Big Ideas Book Club Kit: Celebrate Diversity

All Ages | Registration Required

This is an inclusive book club kit for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through developmentally appropriate books, discussion, and activities. Books included in kits will be checked out to your library card. You will be able to select your pick up date during registration.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
Monday October 18, 2021
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5 | Registration Required

Books, Puppets, and songs will reinforce your child's pre-reading skills through repetition and rhyme.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Toddler Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

By popular demand, we are now offering a 2nd session of Toddler Time each Tuesday. Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Conversation on Race: An Expert Panel on Housing Inequality
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON PROGRAM >*

Our conversations on race are back with an expert panel to discuss housing inequality in Connecticut, including how it got this way, where we are now, and what YOU can do about it. Panel will include opportunities for Q&A.

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 reignited protests and discussion around police brutality, white supremacy, and systemic racism. Join us for this series of open and empathetic conversations about race, community, and opportunities for change and healing. All are welcome

Panelists:

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require this event to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

 
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

 
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Fabric Pumpkins
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create pumpkin decor you can use year after year! Fabric pumpkins will be hand-sewn, but no sewing experience is required. All materials provided.

Registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Twos and Threes Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 2-3 | Registration Required

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for older 2s and younger 3s making the transition to Preschool Story Time. This indoor program is a great opportunity for your toddler to practice wearing a mask in a comfortable space.

A best effort should be made with toddler mask wearing. Older siblings and adults are required to wear masks throughout the program.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Halloween Scene Box
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make a spooky Halloween Scene Box in this class! We will be painting and assembling laser cut parts to make a box with a scene of a haunted house in a graveyard. These boxes would be perfect as a centerpiece or on a mantle.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 21, 2021
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Halloween Scene Box
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a spooky Halloween Scene Box in this class! We will be painting and assembling laser cut parts to make a box with a scene of a haunted house in a graveyard. These boxes would be perfect as a centerpiece or on a mantle.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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WECARE workshop: Relaxation Techniques
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Daycare/Preschool Teachers & Parents of Preschoolers | Registration Required

Providing little ones opportunities to relax and regulate their emotions through yoga, breathing, and meditation.

Yoga provides the following benefitsIt enhances physical flexibility, refines balance and coordination, develops focus and concentration, boosts self-esteem and confidence and strengthens the mind-body connection. Yoga also provides tools for practicing compassion, mindfulness & generosity. Zorayda will teach you techniques to use with your preschool age children.

Presenter: Zorayda Cocci; OTR/L, RYT, PrP, Occupational Therapist / Registered Yoga Teacher, Pranassage Practitioner / Wellness Consultant 

CONTACT:  Kari Hamad    khamad@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo Theater Workshop
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Grades K-4 | Registration Required

Little Ghost went out in the middle of the night and flew up to someone to give him a fright. She opened her mouth—but her BOO wasn’t there! All that came out was a rush of cold air. “I’ve lost my BOO! I’ve lost my BOO! Where has it gone? What will I do?” Come act out this fun story and help the Little Ghost find her lost B00. After we act out this story, a special witch named Wilma leaves participants a special surprise! The program concludes with a creative craft.

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON MEETING >*

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
 
When the new owners of a radio station tell Vermonter, local ale lover and radio personality Vern Barclay he can’t be critical of big media on his show he pushes back and is forced to go underground to plan acts of resistance, including hacking into the sound system of a Bennington Starbucks to broadcast a Radio Free Vermont podcast touting the value of buying local. McKibben's playful fable of a novel is about the value and power of smallness in a globalized world

Moderated by Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Halloween Theater Games & Improv
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ingrid Schaeffer returns to the Wallingford Library! Ingrid will help participants create and act out creepy, spooky improvisations. Players will learn how to instantly create a character and eerie scene with conflict and a mysterious resolution. We will play many fun theatre games including charades and a “Who dun it?” mini murder mystery. This program is for the novice performer or the well-seasoned thespian. Come enjoy some ghostly frolicking and ghoulish fun!

Registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

 

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday October 23, 2021
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Saturdays with Sara: Walking Rainbows
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Grades K-2 | Registration Required

Participants will get a full STEAM experience, learning about the Scientific Method, Capillary Action and Color Theory!

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Family Story Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Join us for a fun story time for the whole family! This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and stages.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 25, 2021 - Wednesday October 27, 2021
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STEAM Story Time @ Home: Spooky Science

Ages 3-7 | Registration Required

It’s STEAM for younger kids! This month our theme is Spooky Science. Kits will include materials for 3 activities and a book checked out on your card.You will be able to select your pick up date during registration.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
Monday October 25, 2021
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5 | Registration Required

Books, Puppets, and songs will reinforce your child's pre-reading skills through repetition and rhyme.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

 
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Wallingford Public Library Association 141st Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to celebrate our 141st year! Festivities will include a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation by Hartford Happiness Club Founder Audrey Carlson on how to choose happiness. All are welcome!

Through the art of storytelling Audrey Carlson will offer guidance on how to navigate through the challenges life presents, including how gratitude paves the way to benefits, the theraputic benefits of unplugging, and finding answers in nature.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

Click here to register.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during the event or may move all sessions to Zoom. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Toddler Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 0-2 | Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME

By popular demand, we are now offering a 2nd session of Toddler Time each Tuesday. Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Spooky Dungeons & Dragons
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shamble on down to the library and join us for a spooky D&D adventure that is sure to send chills down your spine! Patrons can bring their own level one characters or use ones provided by the library. Other D&D supplies will be provided by the library. 

Registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All participants must follow the library's mask policy. 

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc  203-265-6754  jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Poet Laureate Presents: Meet Author Roya Hakakian
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

< IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT >*

This program is co-sponsored by Wallingford’s Poet Laureate, Debora Kuan.

Roya Hakakian is an author and Persian poet whose opinion columns, essays and book reviews appear in publications such as the New York Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and NPR’s All Things Considered. She is the author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran, a memoir of growing up as a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, about Iran's terror campaign against exiled dissidents in Western Europe and two collections of poetry in Persian. Her most recent book, A Beginner's Guide to America, For the Immigrant and the Curious, was published in March.

She will be joining us to talk about A Beginner's Guide to America, to answer questions and to sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

WATCH THE RECORDING: Can't make it? The program will be recorded and uploaded to the library's YouTube the day after.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-284-6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Twos and Threes Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 2-3 | Registration Required

Full of music, movement, and stories, this program is perfect for older 2s and younger 3s making the transition to Preschool Story Time. This indoor program is a great opportunity for your toddler to practice wearing a mask in a comfortable space.

A best effort should be made with toddler mask wearing. Older siblings and adults are required to wear masks throughout the program.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Sewn Owl Pin Cushions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create an owl pin cushion during this class which will be fun for novice and veteran sewers alike! There will be both machine and hand sewing.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 28, 2021
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Sewn Owl Pin Cushions
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create an owl pin cushion during this class which will be fun for novice and veteran sewers alike! There will be both machine and hand sewing.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Spooky Dungeons and Dragons for Kids
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grades 4-5 | Registration Required

Shamble on over to the library for this extra spooky D&D adventure filled with ghosts, vampires, and zombies! Enjoy delicious candy and play your way through this super scary adventure! D&D supplies and candy are supplied by the library. 

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Food Explorers: No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Grades K-5 | Zoom | Registration Required

Join Food Explorers to make No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes! These delicious treats are made in a muffin tin, and you’ll need the following ingredients: graham crackers, brown sugar, white sugar, butter, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream. You will need an electric mixer and a muffin tin.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday October 30, 2021
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LEGO Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades K-5 | Registration Required

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.

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Family Story Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Join us for a fun story time for the whole family! This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and stages.

Bundle up! This program will take place on the front lawn as weather permits. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. In the event the program needs to be moved indoors, masks are required for all participants 2 and older.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday November 1, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday November 4, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Passport Pals: Greece
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 | Registration Required

Let’s take a trip without leaving our chairs! Today we visit Greece. We’ll read a story and make a craft.

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday November 6, 2021
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Gaming Club
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K-5 | Registration Required

Come connect with other gamers in our community! We will have plenty of games on hand to choose from, but feel free to bring your own board, tabletop, or card games from home. 

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
Monday November 8, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday November 9, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

 
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday November 18, 2021
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Food Explorers: Cheesy Herb Biscuits
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Grades K-5 | Zoom | Registration Required

Join Food Explorers to make Cheesy Herb Biscuits! You’ll need the following ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, butter, cheddar cheese and optional herbs such as: chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
Saturday November 20, 2021
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Saturdays with Sara: Beware of the Dragon's STEAM!
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Grades 3-5 | Registration Required

Dare to create your custom gas breathing dragon while learning about dry ice and the states of matter!

All participants of in-person programs are required to wear masks.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Wonder Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals! All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction and literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Monday November 22, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Friday November 26, 2021
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Wednesday December 8, 2021
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

 
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Story Walk with Mrs. Stowe
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration Required

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford.

Saturday December 18, 2021
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals! All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction and literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Monday December 20, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Eve - Library Closed
Saturday January 1, 2022
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New Year's Day - Library Closed
Monday January 17, 2022
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
Sunday February 20, 2022
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Monday February 21, 2022
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Sunday April 17, 2022
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Saturday May 28, 2022
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Monday May 30, 2022
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Monday July 4, 2022
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Saturday September 3, 2022
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Monday September 5, 2022
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Friday November 11, 2022
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Wednesday November 23, 2022
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 24, 2022
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Friday November 25, 2022
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Saturday December 24, 2022
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Monday December 26, 2022
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Saturday December 31, 2022
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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