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Thursday April 25, 2019
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Using Your Library Card Online
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about the library resources available to you at all times, from the comfort of your own home. We will look at the Library’s catalog, resources for ebooks and digital audiobooks, as well as the databases available through the WPL website.

LOCATION: Board Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works.

Ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 21. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Tiny Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Drop in to the Children's Room for a chance to meet some other babies and caregivers!  There will be a short librarian-led activity to start each meeting followed by time for the babies to play and caregivers to chat!

No registration required.  Ages birth - 18 months.

 
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Resin Jewelry
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Resin jewelry is beautiful, customizable in an infinite amount of ways, and easier to make than it seems! We will be using resin, molds, dyes, and small objects to make earrings and pendants. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One Book, One Wallingford Book Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please Note: This discussion takes place at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street.

Join Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken for a lively and informative discussion of Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfortunately, this program 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. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 21. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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What the Health - Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

What the Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. Join Zorayda Cocchi for a post-screening discussion of the information presented in the film.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

All teens and adults are welcome to this book discussion where we explore Young Adult literature.  Lauren Rumi will moderate.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. 

In March we will be discussing Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka, a graphic novel memoir and National Book Award finalist.

In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery--Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents--two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday April 26, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Unfortunately, this program 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. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 22. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

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

In this class we will be learning how the laser cutter works, what you can make in it, and how you can design your projects. This is an instructional course and not a craft program, so we will not actually be making anything in the class, but you will learn the skills you need to make your own awesome laser cut creations!

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show, Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

Sheri’s quilts have gained national recognition including awards from QuiltCon, Quilt Week/Paducah and the Quilt Alliance. Additionally, they have been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, Modern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her patterns. She also teaches quilting techniques at quilt guilds and conferences across the country.

Registration appreciated. 

 

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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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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Etsy Artisan Spring Market
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring is finally here and with that comes a season of celebrations... Mother's Day, graduations, birthdays, weddings, baby showers, and Father's Day, to name a few. Forget the big box stores and celebrate your loved ones with a special handmade gift, made locally by crafters from Wallingford and surrounding towns.

Quilting, fabric art, woodwork, paintings, prints, pottery, kid and baby items, greeting cards, photography, jewelry, jams, wine charms, candles and lotions are just a sample of what will be offered at the Spring Market. There's literally something for everyone, in a range of prices.

Each crafter participating in this fair is an up-and-coming entrepreneur who got their start through the Wallingford Library’s Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop. In this class, students learned how to use the Etsy online marketplace as well as all of the necessary tools to start a small business.

Wallingford Public Library’s Craft Entrepreneurship Workshops have been offered free to the public thanks to the generosity of the family of Marcia W. Fix, an avid quilter, knitter and WPL librarian. In her memory, the classes are leaving behind a legacy of new crafters. In that spirit, this group of budding artists is grateful to be able to share their successes with you. Please attend the Spring Market, shop small, and become a part of their entrepreneurial journey.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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GoT Inspired Dragon Eggs with Deb Jaffe
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your inner Khaleesi and learn to make these GoT inspired dragon’s egg boxes.  Use polymer clay, metallic foils, pigments and your own imagination to make your egg uniquely your own. You will uncover the tricks of making a useful hollow “box,” realistic scales, and lizard textures. What will you store in your dragon egg?

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Monday April 29, 2019
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Faith and Spirituality in Girl Waits With Gun
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE ONE BOOK, ONE WALLINGFORD SERIES.

Please Note: This discussion will take 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 Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. 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 pastors a brand new church, Christ Presbyterian Church, Wallingford.

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

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Faith and Spirituality in Girl Waits With Gun
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE ONE BOOK, ONE WALLINGFORD SERIES.

Please Note: This discussion will take place at The Eatery, 65 South Colony Road, Wallingford.

Mike Brunjes will lead a discussion on the intersection of faith and spirituality and the themes in Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. 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 pastors a brand new church, Christ Presbyterian Church, Wallingford.

Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry: Ten Years... Flourishing Together
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday Mornings with Poetry Reading

After 10 years, SMwP is stronger than ever. We are celebrating a decade of their poetry and invite the community to attend this National Poetry Month Program featuring readings from SMwP members. Refreshments will be provided. Copies of the SMwP chapbook, Perennial Awakenings, will be available for purchase.

No registration required

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family—parents, husband, sons—were swept away by a tsunami. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath.

Moderated by Journalist and Literary Critic Parul Kapur Hinzen. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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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. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 20. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Is crime-solving an aphrodisiac? Are love and marriage compatible with murder and mayhem? We'll look at five couples -- spouses, lovers, friends -- who sleuth together. They give new meaning to "til death do us part."

This month:
Reflecting the Sky [2001] by S.J. Rozan
Chinese-American detective Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith are caught up in a kidnapping plot when they are hired to deliver a precious heirloom to the grandson of a deceased colleague right before he is abducted.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This Book Group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Books and Bunnies
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice your reading with a cuddly bunny rabbit!  Volunteers from Pet Partners and Bunnies-in-Baskets will be here to listen to you read.  

Ages 3 and up.  Participants do not need to know how to read, just how to turn the pages of a book.

Registration for a specific 15-minute time slot is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on April 3. Open online registration will begin April 17.

 

 

 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Taking a Good Picture is a Snap
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Can't seem to take a good picture? Members of the Wallingford Camera Club will teach you the basics of good exposure and how to use your equipment controls and programs.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Songs, rhymes, movement, parachute play, books, and a whole lot of fun help children learn more about how language works.

Ages 13-24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 21. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Tiny Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Drop in to the Children's Room for a chance to meet some other babies and caregivers!  There will be a short librarian-led activity to start each meeting followed by time for the babies to play and caregivers to chat!

No registration required.  Ages birth - 18 months.

 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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National Day of Prayer Celebration
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Everyone is welcome. 6:00-6:30 Light Refreshments. 6:30-7:30 Prayer Service 
Presented by National Day of Prayer, Wallingford Chapter

Formore information, contact Catherine Yaghsizian at 203.410.5191 or acyags@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfortunately, this program 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. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 21. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your 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
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday May 3, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Unfortunately, this program 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. 

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning February 22. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Can Luminaries
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate your fandom in honor of May the 4th, the official Star Wars holiday!  Learn how to make a lantern out of tin cans, a hammer, and nails.  Several methods can be used to transfer your Star Wars design onto the can.  Your luminary will be complete with a battery powered tea light.  All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  May the Force be with you.  Always.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Seeds, Seeds, Seeds!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join members of Wallingford's Garden Club for a special program based on The Saved Seed.  After reading the book, learn a new song about pumpkin seeds, plant some seeds of your own, and enjoy a delicious snack!

Grades K-3. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on April 6th. Open online registration will begin April 20th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join master chess player, Wayne Aguiar to learn and play this classic strategy game. All are welcome; whether you're just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun. 

Grades K-12. Registration is encouraged.

 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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The Art of Designing Book Covers
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE ONE BOOK, ONE WALLINGFORD SERIES.

Think about the cover of your favorite book: Did the cheerful colors catch your eye first, or was it the hand-drawn title that made you pick it up? How many early versions do you think the publisher rejected, and whose last-minute idea was it to put a dog on the jacket?

In 2016, professional book cover designer Jim Tierney won a Regional Design Award for his cover design of Girl Waits With Gun. In this presentation, Jim will guide you through the twists, turns, and turmoil of making books look beautiful.

No registration required

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday May 6, 2019
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Vertigo, It's Enough to Make Your Head Spin!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you or someone you know suffer from vertigo? Do you struggle with dizziness, balance issues or headaches? Come join Physical Therapists Danielle Dunn and Ashley Tighe from Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers of Wallingford located at 97 Barnes Road for this workshop. Learn what causes these common problems, and how to decrease symptoms and improve the quality of your life.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Introduction to the Collaboratory
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

For the past two years 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 are 4 spaces available.
 
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Mental Health Awareness Day LIVE Broadcast
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Suicide Prevention Strategies That Work

This year's focus on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is on the impact that suicide has on children, youth, young adults, families, and communities. This program will address what each of us can do to connect those in need to the information, services, and support that could save lives. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Creaig Turner at Wallingford Youth and Social Services, 203-294-2175.

CONTACT:  Craig Turner (YSS)    
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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How to Improve Your Photographic Image, Part 1
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Wallingford Camera Club.

Learn how to improve your photographic images using photo editing software available in the Collaboratory.

No registration required

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Dementia Friends Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in the USA. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.

A Dementia Friend is someone who, through viewing a series of online videos, learns about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends program to visiting someone who is living with dementia, every action counts. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend – we all have a part to play in creating dementia-friendly communities!

This Information Session is run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It covers the five key messages everyone should know about dementia through activities and discussion, but the session is not a formal training. Those who attend are asked to commit to a dementia-friendly action and can become a Dementia Friend.

No registration required

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Introduction to Crochet
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first crochet project by learning how to do a chain stitch and single crochet.

Please note: This is a two-part program. The second session will be held on Monday, May 13th. Participants must attend both sessions.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The WPL TAB is a group of library-loving Teens who meet a few times per year with the Head of Teen Services, Jennifer.  We discuss issues related to teen use of the library, suggest materials to buy, recommend ideas for programs, and help plan the summer reading program.    Of course we spend a lot of time hanging out, laughing, playing games and snacking too!  We are always looking for more teens to share their ideas with us.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is appreciated. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are many spaces available.
 
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WECARE workshop: Dealing with difficult behaviors
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Working with young children requires a great deal of patience and an understanding of their developmental stages.  We will discuss various strategies and share what “works” for you.  Managing, correcting, punishing, rewarding, ignoring behaviors of the each of the preschool ages.  Information with be shared as well as a discussion amongst the participants will be facilitated by the presenter.                                                                                                                           

Presenter: Teresia O’Hala; Special Education Teacher, Mentor, Transition Coordinator                                                                                                         

Program begins at 6:00 p.m. preceded by a light meal at 5:30 for those who register ahead of time through the Parks & Recreation Dept.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Cricut Paper Flowers: Make Potted Paperwhites
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class we will use our Cricut Maker to create flowers out of paper, and potting them in recycled cans. These flowers are perfect for spring, or any season, as they will never die.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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The Coalition for a Better Wallingford presents The Parenting Project
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, and technology – welcome to tween and teen years. Join Amy Alamar for this interactive workshop. You don’t have to be a parent to attend, anyone who interacts with teens can and will benefit.
 
Dr. Amy Alamar has worked in the field of education as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, parent educator, and education reformer for over fifteen years. In late 2014, her first book was published, Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice. In 2016, Dr. Alamar was an invited guest of Michelle Obama at the White House for a conversation about kids’ health. Her second book, The Parenting Project: Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Kids through Daily Conversation, focuses on communication strategies to maintain influence with kids. Dr. Alamar is married and the mother of three children whom she learns from and enjoys each and every day.
 
To reserve your seat, email cbwlfd@gmail.com or call 203-927-7566
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Story Walk @ Choate
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  For more information, contact Helen Stowe at 203-848-7113.

For ages 3-5. Wallingford residents can call the children's department to pre-register 4 weeks before each program date.  Open online registration begins 2 weeks before each program date.

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Walk @ Choate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Stowe, to find hidden pages from a book along a trail through the woods and learn about nature along the way! Please meet us at the Kohler Environmental Center (211 East Main Street) and follow the signs to the footbridge.  For more information, contact Helen Stowe at 203-848-7113.

Wallingford residents can call the children's department to pre-register 4 weeks before each program date.  Open online registration begins 2 weeks before each program date.

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Cricut Paper Flowers: Make Potted Paperwhites
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In this class we will use our Cricut Maker to create flowers out of paper, and potting them in recycled cans. These flowers are perfect for spring, or any season, as they will never die.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Suminagashi- Japanese Paper Marbling for Teens
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Suminagashi or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful.  It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century.  Learn this ancient art and create your own beautiful paper.  All materials provided.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. New discussions are held on the second Thursday of each month. In May, we will watch and discuss Jill Bolte Taylor's "My Stroke of Insight."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
Friday May 10, 2019
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Reading Buddies
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Choate student volunteers will host 1st and 2nd graders for activities such as reading with the children, playing interactive games and doing group read-alouds and skits.

For grades 1 & 2 with grown-up. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Spring Bike Tune-Up
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your bike in shape for summer! Hopefully all you’ll need is a little air in your tires, but Wallingford resident and bike commuter, Jared Liu, will be on hand to demonstrate simple repairs to empower you to work on your own bike. The workshop will focus on anything needed to get your bike going, and will likely include repairs for: wheels, drivetrain, fit, and cables. 

Drop in on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting, we will meet outside on the sidewalk by the rear entrance. Child and adult bikes welcome.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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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.

No registration required

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, kdis 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. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on April 13th. Open online registration will begin April 27th.

Registration will begin on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Silly Sing-Along with Edward Leonard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Put on your dancing shoes and joing Edward Leonard for a fun family program that combines songs, dance, instruments, and course, acting silly!  No registration required.  Ages birth - eight.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Saturdays with Sara
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Prepare to get your hands dirty!  Join art teacher, Sara Taussik, for a fun, interactive art workshop highlighting an artist or art movement that has impacted the art world.  This month, we will explore Andy Warhol and the Pop Art Movement.  Once registered for the class, please email a 4x6 or 5x7 headshot or other simple image to wallingfordchildren@gmail.com by 9:00pm on Wednesday, May 8th.  Sara will prepare these images for use in class.  This program is provided with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

Grades 2-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on April 13th. Open online registration will begin April 27th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 13, 2019
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Introduction to Creativebug
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to use, the Library’s newest digital resource, Creativebug. Creativebug is an online database that has instructional art & craft video classes to teach you how to complete a specific project. Creativebug has classes on sewing & quilting, jewelry making, knitting & crochet, baking, drawing, and more! There are over 1,000 classes to choose from to help you start or continue your crafting journey.
 

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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How to Improve Your Photographic Image, Part 2
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Wallingford Camera Club.

Continuation of using photo editing software, plus learning how to print your images in the Collaboratory.

No registration required

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Introduction to Crochet
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first crochet project by learning how to do a chain stitch and single crochet.

Please note: This is a two-part program. The first session will be held on Monday, May 6th. Participants must attend both sessions.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Vinyl Decorated Vases
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Transform a plain glass vase into a custom, colorful piece of home decor by creating and cutting out a design with our vinyl cutter. Basic computer skills required.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Introduction to hoopla
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hoopla is the Library’s service for borrowing digital movies, music, and audiobooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search their catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card, your fully charged device, and any associated passwords to class. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Reading to Rover
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

Please Note: This program will be held at Mark T. Sheehan High School, 142 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford.

Meet Amy Stewart as she discusses Girl Waits With Gun, the first book in the Kopp Sisters series.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Stop by the library to get your free ticket!

Thursday May 16, 2019
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Vinyl Decorated Vases
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Transform a plain glass vase into a custom, colorful piece of home decor by creating and cutting out a design with our vinyl cutter. Basic computer skills required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

When the car driven by the powerful but nasty owner of the local silk factory drives into the buggy carrying Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette, Constance demands restitution. When dispute between Constance and the factory owner turns violent, Constance seeks help from the local sheriff and his deputies. Based on the true story of New Jersey's first female deputy sheriff, Amy Stewart's bestselling novel is the 2019 One Book, One Wallingford selection.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday May 17, 2019
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Black Art History from the Dawn of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the Contemporary Era
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LECTURE III OF IV: Abolition and the Beginnings of Self-Representation

This lecture will begin to look at the shift from representations of blacks by others to black artists beginning to create self-representations and art that resisted prevailing stereotypes by outside groups.

Presented by Olivia Scarpa, an Assistant Professor of Art History at Manchester Community College. Olivia holds a M.A. in the History of Art from Yale University and a B.A in History and Art History from Tufts University. 

No registration required

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

For children birth - age 10 Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register 4 weeks before each class date. Open registration begins 2 weeks before each class.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 AM     
 
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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 May 20, 2019
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Introduction to Google Maps
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as for a fundamental tutorial of Google Maps. You will learn how to pull up directions from point A to point B. In addition, you will learn about Google's satellite imagery, street view and Google traffic. Please note: to save places on Google Maps, you need a Google account.
 

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Handmade Sketchbook or Journal Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to make a soft cover sketchbook or journal. We will sew the pages through the spine of the book cover to create a decorative exposed sewing. This stitch is called “Longstitch.” You will learn the bookbinding basics, and discover how to use a bone folder and awl. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Just One Drop: Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Just One Drop tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Homeopathy is a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body to cure itself. To many, homeopathy seems implausible. They fear it is purely a placebo effect or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet, homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years and is used by millions worldwide. The film explores the controversy, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy has been given a fair shake. The film's ultimate message is about freedom of choice in healthcare.

Discussion moderated by Abby Beale, a nationally certified classical homeopath and the current board president for The National Center for Homeopathy, who enjoys educating others about the healing power of homeopathy. As a Wallingford resident, she has also served on the Wallingford Library Board of Managers. 

No registration required

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Battlefield Recollections of a Combat Medic & Operating Room Technician
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Commemorate Memorial Day with two Vietnam Veterans.

Robert Lombardo was a Combat Medic in Vietnam in 1968, Americal Division 11th Brigade in Duc Pho, then assigned to a hospital in Chu Lai. He was awarded 5 Purple Hearts. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University, teaching Radiography classes in the Diagnostic Imaging Program. He is also a volunteer consultant with the Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office.

Charles McNair was an Operating Room Technician in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, tasked with receiving wounded directly from the battlefield. He is the author of "Soldiers of a Foreign War," which tells readers exactly what happened after a wounded soldier was brought in by the Combat Medics. Dr. McNair recently retired after 35 years in local practice in internal medicine. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

You won't want to miss their presentation and the opportunity for Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Break It-Make It Lab: Plant Science
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn about growing plants and make your own terrarium to take home!

Grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on April 26. Open online registration will begin May 8.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Kindness Grows With Art: A Collage Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In the spirit of playful exploration and mindfulness practice, discover ways to express themes of kindness with imagery. We will explore simple mindful meditation to cultivate creativity. We will experiment with cut and paste collage and simple paints to create a personal piece of art.

Art making is relaxing, contemplative, and nourishes our natural creativity. No experience is necessary to enjoy this workshop, just a willingness to let go and see what emerges!

Instructor Judith Bird is a fine artist, Expressive Arts Educator, and muralist. She teaches workshops and individual session in Expressive Arts and creativity. She assists her students in a process of self-exploration that uses inner imagery, color, symbolism and art, to nurture creativity and promote relaxation. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP) Celebrates the Poetry of Mary Oliver
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To celebrate the life and poetic legacy of Mary Oliver [1935-2019], members of SMwP invite poetry lovers to an open mic reading of Mary Oliver’s poems. Mary Oliver’s poetry focused on the quiet occurrences of nature and won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award. Please bring your favorite Mary Oliver poem to read, or enjoy readings by others. Light refreshments will be provided.

No registration required

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday May 24, 2019
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mary Poppins Returns. Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday May 25, 2019
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Memorial Day - Library Closed
Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day - Library Closed
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Wallingford 350th Jubilee Virtual Historic Tour Talks
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Four-Part Presentation Series Sharing Wallingford's Points of Interest.

Part 2: Highlights historic homes and architectural highlights of North Main Street, narrated by local historians and experts.

Mark Your Calendar:
Part 3 - September 24th: Downtown/Choate
Part 4 - October 22nd: Center Street Cemetery

Registration appreciated.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Laser Cut Wall Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class we will make decorations for your walls by laser cutting short phrases, and then decorating the cut out letters. Decorations like this can be great for any room in your home, because you can tailor the word to fit the room.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 30 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Laser Cut Wall Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In this class we will make decorations for your walls by laser cutting short phrases, and then decorating the cut out letters. Decorations like this can be great for any room in your home, because you can tailor the word to fit the room.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Cupcake Wars!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Challenge your peers by decorating the most fabulous cupcake.  All materials provided by Mr. D’s, but you may bring your own edible decorations if you wish.  Prizes will be awarded for the most creative cupcakes.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  Registration is required. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

In March we will be discussing What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum, a contemporary romance.

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David's blunt honesty-in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit's attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad's tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they'll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

What to Say Next explores the complexity of life and death, especially the difficulty of accepting what can't be changed. It celebrates uniqueness of the individual, and shows that sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday June 3, 2019
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Poured Paint Wall Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Play around with a fun (and messy) method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 6 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Is crime-solving an aphrodisiac? Are love and marriage compatible with murder and mayhem? We'll look at five couples -- spouses, lovers, friends -- who sleuth together. They give new meaning to "til death do us part."

This month:
The Body Snatchers Affair [2015] by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini
Conducting a dual investigation in the opium dens of Chinatown, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon search for missing millionaires against a backdrop of a brewing Tong war.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This Book Group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Homework Help with Ms. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Cabrera, a bilingual teacher, is available after school during the school year. This program is meant to help parents understand their child's assignments and to help children who don't know how to begin.

 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 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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Quilling: Victorian Paper Filigree
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quilling is a decorative art form going back at least a few hundred years, where all sorts of objects are decorated with intricate designs made using simple tools such as long strips of paper, a toothpick, and a little glue. In this workshop, we'll learn a few basic ways to shape the paper and create a card suitable for gifting.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Poured Paint Wall Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Play around with a fun (and messy) method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Anime Night: One Punch Man
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

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

Japanese snacks always served.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday June 7, 2019
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Upside. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday June 8, 2019
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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
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Monogrammed Faux Leather Key Fobs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Did you know that you can use our Cricut Maker machine to do leather work?  We will be using it to make monogrammed key chains in this class. If you are vegetarian or vegan don’t worry; we will be using faux leather.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 13 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 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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The Humble Bees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Humble Bees provide unique musical entertainment, delighting audiences of all ages. This band from central Connecticut features Marvin Beloff on flea ukulele, Peter Burch on fluke ukulele, Bruce Burchsted on firefly banjo ukulele, Sue Kostuk on autoharp, Steve Lazarus on tennor guitar, and Barry Spencer on bass. If you're looking for a fun time, come hear The Humble Bees perform an animated program of familiar and humorous songs!

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Monogrammed Faux Leather Key Fobs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know that you can use our Cricut Maker machine to do leather work?  We will be using it to make monogrammed key chains in this class. If you are vegetarian or vegan don’t worry; we will be using faux leather.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. New discussions are held on the second Thursday of each month. In June, we will watch and discuss Benjamin Zander's "The Transformative Power of Classical Music."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday June 14, 2019
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Black Art History from the Dawn of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the Contemporary Era
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LECTURE IV of IV: The Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement and Contemporary Black Art

This final lecture will be an overview of some of the many remarkable 20th and 21st century African American and African European artists.

Presented by Olivia Scarpa, an Assistant Professor of Art History at Manchester Community College. Olivia holds a M.A. in the History of Art from Yale University and a B.A in History and Art History from Tufts University. Olivia lives in Cheshire with her husband, son, two dogs and a cat.

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

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday June 15, 2019
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Butterflies in My Backyard
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join noted lepidopterist Victor DeMasi for a virtual sunny day walk through his butterfly meadow in Redding. His talk will feature rare and common butterfly species that he has seen in the 40 years that he's tended his property. He will explain life histories of local species and describe how a butterfly garden promotes diversity. His comments will include a discussion of the fate of butterflies in the changing environment, with a focus on climate change and invasive species. In addition to his colorful slide show and informative lecture, Victor will share an impressive display of specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Victor DeMasi is a wetland conservation officer in his hometown of Redding and a curatorial affiliate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven. He busies himself with preserving open space in town and preserving butterflies in the museum. His field work with butterflies contributed almost a thousand citations to the recently published Connecticut Butterfly Atlas.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Meet Jim Smith, Author of Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Former Record-Journal executive editor James H. Smith will speak about his latest book, Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits. Joining him will be R-J columnists Phyllis Donovan, Barbara Parent, and former R-J Assistant Managing Editor Jacqueline Smith, who all appear in the book.

The book “melds the voices of many inspirational women journalists spanning from the 1950s to present day, with one intriguing flashback to 1828,” wrote Colleen Murphy, executive director of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission. The 63 women‘s “voices are a treasure trove, glimmering with . . . clarity, honesty, humor and vision.”

Opinionated Women presents women columnists from every daily newspaper in Connecticut writing about everything from politics, dance, gardening, restaurants, war, peace, feminism, and women’s rights.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Bernina Artista 200/730 embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Data Basics: Connecticut Data Collaborative
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Morgan Finn    mfinn@ctdata.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday June 21, 2019
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Staff Development Day - Library Closed
Saturday June 22, 2019
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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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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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TriColor Inc
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ana Gopoian  203.213.0329  ana@tricirclleinc.com
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday June 24, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Poetry in the Movies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

When we sit down to watch a movie, pop the popcorn, and dim the lights, we're expecting blockbuster performances, great film scores, side-splitting laughs, or tear-jerking final scenes.

But in many cases, we're also sitting down to a poetry reading. Wallingford Poet Laureate and massive movie nerd Katie Eber will lead a discussion on poetry in beloved movies, like Dead Poets Society and The Outsiders, and even in movies where you least expect it, like Kindergarten Cop. (Seriously.)

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Literacy Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Rosemary Pilch  203 235-1714  
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú

For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line.

Discussion moderated by Journalist and Literary Critic Parul Kapur Hinzen. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Travel Tech Organizers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a small organizer to help keep cables and cords organized when you travel. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 27 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 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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Ask Attorney Allinson: Wills, Trusts, and Probate
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please bring your questions for this hour-long program. Attorney Steven Allinsonan attorney in Wallingford with vast knowledge and experience in Wills, Trusts, and Probate, will speak and answer questions. At this forum, the Attorney cannot give specific legal advice; all his responses will be procedural in nature and contain a general overview of the law. Anyone is welcome to attend and the forum is free. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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John Higby the Yo Yo Guy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Travel Tech Organizers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a small organizer to help keep cables and cords organized when you travel. Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday June 29, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 3, 2019
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 4, 2019
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Friday July 5, 2019
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Preschool Concert
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday July 6, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 8, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Crime Lab with The Children's Museum
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Matlida Meet and Greet
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Passport Pals: France
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday July 12, 2019
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Preschool Concert
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday July 13, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Passport Pals: England
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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The Motherlode
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This “powwow” is for anyone who’s ever had a mom, and parallels a primary theme in Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban's mother/daughter memoir (How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal, Green Writers Press, 2019).

Mothers and daughters with close relationships are often asked, “What’s your secret?” The secret is understanding and respecting each other's miasm.

Are you psoricsycotic, or syphilitc? How 'bout your mom? Unless you're superhuman or immortal, you have a miasm - and it's influenced how you've lived your life and interacted with others - colleagues, bosses, spouse(s), family members - even a blind date!

Whether your mom is living or has passed away, and whether your relationship was good or crummy, you'll love this eye-opening powwow led by a funny & frank mother/daughter duo.

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Lionheart Puppets Present Jack Tuesday Fairy Tale Investigator
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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The History of LGBTQ People
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In honor of Pride Month. LGBT historian Kevin Jennings will take you through 500 years of LGBT history on the North American continent, beginning with the Two-Spirit tradition of indigenous people and ending with the advent of marriage equality.  Join us as Kevin (a member of the committee that created LGBT History Month in 1994) takes us on a fascinating journey that explodes forever the idea that "gay history started at the Stonewall in 1969." 

LOCATION: Community Room
Friday July 19, 2019
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Preschool Concert
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday July 20, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 22, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Baby and Toddler Dance Party
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday July 26, 2019
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Preschool Concert
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Animal Embassy: Spies in the Library
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Music and Ice Cream Summer Reading Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Friday August 2, 2019
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Preschool Concert
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday August 3, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday August 10, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday August 17, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday August 24, 2019
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Mission Mars Lego Robotics Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday August 31, 2019
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Labor Day - Library Closed
Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day - Library Closed
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday September 5, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday September 23, 2019
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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Columbus Day - Library Closed
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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Veterans Day - Library Closed
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday November 25, 2019
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 28, 2019
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Thanksgiving - Library Closed
Friday November 29, 2019
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Thanksgiving - Library Closed
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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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 helps 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. 

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Christmas - Library Closed
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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