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Tuesday September 22, 2020
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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NEW DATE: Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation about Race
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday September 23, 2020
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Virtual Program: Introduction to Overdrive & Libby
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to borrow e-books and digital audiobooks from the library using Overdrive’s new app, Libby. Libby works on most smartphones, tablets, and computers. Please have your device, library card, and your app store login on hand for the program. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting on the morning of the program.
 

There is 1 space available.
Thursday September 24, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

Saturday September 26, 2020
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Meet Connecticut's Kid Governor: Myra Stanfield
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet the CT Kid Governor and larn about how she plans to show kindness to pets.  Before the program, send your questions to Myra by emailing us at wallingfordchildren@gmail.com. 

All Ages | Facebook Live

 

 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Kristin Liu, awsumbliu@gmail.com.

Monday September 28, 2020
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STEAM Story Time: Dinosaurs

Hooray for dinosaurs!  For this STEAM Story Time @ home, register for a program kit for you to do on your own time.  Kit will include materials for 3 activities, a book checked out on your card, and a link to video instructions.  One kit per family.

Ages 3-7 | Registration required

Kits will be available for pick up in the Children's Room beginning Monday, September 28th. Also beginning September 28th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Take-Home Kit: Learn to Weave

Weaving is one of the oldest forms of making things there is (in fact, the earliest evidence of weaving dates back about 27,000 years). Now you can learn how to weave with this kit! All you need at home is a pair of scissors. If you have a good time and want to work on a bigger project, the Library has larger looms that you may borrow.

Please select your pickup date on the registration form. Your kit will be available for you on the Supply Kits table outside the rear entrance from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm if you choose a weekday or from 10:00 am to noon if you choose a Saturday.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 1-2 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Henna with Jamilah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Henna is a temporary body art that has been used since ancient times in the Middle East.  Learn about the history and techniques for administering your own tattoo from a professional henna tattoo artist. Each participant will receive a take-home kit and access to an instructional video.   Registration is required to receive the materials and gain access to the instructional video.  Open to all Teens in grades 6-12. This is a repeat program.  Please do not register if you participated over the summer.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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An Evening with Vinny’s Deli: A Virtual Culinary Adventure
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Vinny’s Deli has been the reigning King of Roast Beef since 1982. Did you ever wonder how they earned that title? Join the Vinny’s Deli team for an exclusive peek behind the scenes at this local beloved eatery. Find out how they make their famous roast beef, get some sandwich crafting tips, and earn the chance to win a discount or gift certificate. (Who knows? Elvis might even make an appearance!)

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday September 30, 2020
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Virtual Program: Introduction to hoopla
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 have your device, library card, and your app store login on hand for the program. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting on the morning of the program. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday October 1, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Staff Development Day - Library Closed
Friday October 2, 2020
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Baby Time Meet and Greet
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Let's meet to share some songs, books, and conversation.  Bring your baby for a socially distanced outside story time program.  All attendees ages 2 and up will be required to wear a face mask. Unfortunately, older siblings are encouraged not to attend at this time.

Front Lawn of the Library | Ages Birth - 12 Months | registration required

Rain Date: Monday, October 5th at 1:30pm

Saturday October 3, 2020
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Virtual Origami
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Choate student Abby Lu to learn all about origami!  You will learn how to fold some cool designs and all about the history behind them.  Origami paper will be available for pick up in the Children's Room.  You can also use regular computer paper from home. This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day of the program.

Ages 9-14 | Registration required

Monday October 5, 2020
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Family Book Group Kits: White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Read a book together as a family!  Each kit will include a book, discussion guide, and craft activity. From home, you will need scissors and a glue stick.

Ages 6-10 | No registration required

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, October 5th. Also beginning October 5th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

 
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Kindness Club: Children's Room Puzzle Project

Let's work together to make an art project to share with everyone!  Stop by the library to pick up a blank puzzle piece.  You may decorate it any way you like - with paint, decoupage, 3D art.  Return your puzzle piece(s) by October 19th and we'll put together a beautiful puzzle art display!

Ages 5+ | No registration required

Puzzle pieces are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, October 5th. Also beginning Octdober 5th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

 
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 1-2 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Classics Book Club @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Persuasion by Jane Austen

At twenty-­seven, Anne Elliot is no longer considered young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain without money or title. What happens when they meet each other again is brilliantly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in Lyme Regis and Bath, England, Persuasion is both a satire of vanity and pretension and a love story about the heartache of missed opportunities.

We will be meeting this month via Zoom. To participate and for more information, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Passport Pals: Germany
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We'll travel to Germany to learn about some German traditions, food, culture, and make a craft. The library will provide most of the craft supplies.  From home, you will need liquid glue (such as Elmer's). This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day of the program.

Ages 6+ | Registration required

Kits for the program will be available for pick up in the Library beginning Tuesday, September 29th.  Also beginning September 29th, Wallingford residents may schedule your kit for Park 'n Pickup by calling 203-284-6436. 

Wednesday October 7, 2020
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Mystery Book Group: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser

Fall 2020: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the first Scandinavian mystery authors to be popular in the United States; we read their book The Laughing Policeman (1970) as part of our mystery “Grand Tour” in 2014. Peter Hoeg’s Smila’s Sense of Snow was widely acclaimed in 1992, and some of us got to know Henning Mankell through the TV series, “Wallander.” But it was the amazing success of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008) that led to the great demand for Scandinavian mysteries.

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

CONTACT:  Carol Shmurak    cshmurak@gmail.com
 
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Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jeff BOO-langer is back! History, belief, and folklore combine to create paranormal legends that challenge what we know about how the universe works. But are these legends more than just stories? What can we learn about ourselves in exploring the unexplained? Meet Jeff Belanger, the ultimate paranormal insider!

There’s a relationship between ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, strange monsters, ancient mysteries, and other bizarre phenomena. Through legend tripping we experience a path to our past, a connection with our fellow human beings in our present, and a way to ponder our own inevitable future. Though no one can explain exactly how it all works, few can match Jeff’s ability to bring the odd out of the fringe and into our living rooms and near our office water coolers.

Registration required. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Thursday October 8, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Talking TED @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk on Zoom. Once registered, you will receive your Zoom invitation by email on the morning of the event. In October, we will watch and discuss Heidi Larson's "Rumors, Trust and Vaccines."

Why do people distrust vaccines? Anthropologist Heidi Larson explores how medical rumors originate, spread and fuel resistance to vaccines worldwide. While vaccines cannot escape the "political and social turbulence" that surrounds them, she says, the first step to stopping the spread of disease is to talk to people, listen and build trust.

There are 6 spaces available.
Monday October 12, 2020
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Tuesday October 13, 2020
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1, 2, 3 Cook with Me Kit & Video

Cook together and make some yummy Cookie Monster popcorn! Each kit will include ingredients to make the popcorn, a chef's hat, and a link to the video so you can cook along with Miss Allison. From home, you will need 3 TBS butter, mixing bowl, medium saucepan, and a stove top.  Adult supervision is also required.

Ages 5+ | No registration required

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis beginning Tuesday, October 13th. Also beginning October 13th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

 
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Take Home Kit: Laser Cut USA Puzzle

With Election Day coming up, this is the perfect time to test how well you really know our country, with a laser cut USA Puzzle. The puzzle is difficult (the states are not labelled) but if you are having trouble, we included a guide to help. Need more of a challenge? Paint each state red or blue and try to predict the outcome of the 2020 Election!

Kits include most supplies and written directions. Please select your pickup date on the registration form. Your kit will be available for you on the Supply Kits table outside the rear entrance from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm if you choose a weekday or from 10:00 am to noon if you choose a Saturday.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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Story Walks with Mrs. Stowe
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!  Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford. 

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration required

All participants ages 2 and up will be required to wear face masks.

CONTACT:  Helen Stowe  203-848-7113  
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Story Walks with Mrs. Stowe
1:30 PM - 2:30 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!  Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford. 

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration required

All participants ages 2 and up will be required to wear face masks.

CONTACT:  Helen Stowe  203-848-7113  
 
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Virtual Program: Fake News & Information Literacy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Internet is great. It gives us access to so much entertainment and information so easily it can be hard to imagine what we would do without it. The entertainment side of the Internet is relatively harmless but there is a dark side to using the Internet as a primary information source, something we have all heard of: fake news. Fake news is so insidious because it can look so convincing online (and there is so much of it out there). How can we tell the difference? Learn information literacy skills in this lecture-style presentation.

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday October 15, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

An idealistic black teenager named Elwood Curtis is unfairly sent to a juvenile reform academy in 1960s Florida. There he meets Turner, a cynical young man who believes that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. Based on the real story of a corrupt reform school that operated for over 100 years, Colson Whitehead's novel won the Pultizer Prize and was named one of the ten best novels of the decade by TIME Magazine.

To participate, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
Saturday October 17, 2020
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Drive-thru Outdoor Flu Clinic
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by VNA Community Healthcare & Wallingford Health Department

For more information & to make an appointment, visit connecticuthomecare.org/flu

Questions? Call the Flu Hotline: 203.458.5920

CONTACT:      jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Kristin Liu, awsumbliu@gmail.com.

Monday October 19, 2020
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Family Book Group Kits: Isadora Moon by Harriet Muncaster

Read a book together as a family! Each kit will include a book, discussion guide, and craft activity. From home, you will need scissors and tape.

Ages 6-10 | No registration required.

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, October 19th. Also beginning October 19th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

 
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Take Home Kit: Gargoyle Wreaths

Construct a unique Halloween wreath by assembling cardstock pieces into a dimensional gargoyle that will sit inside a black wreath. 

Kits include most supplies and written directions. Please select your pickup date on the registration form. Your kit will be available for you on the Supply Kits table outside the rear entrance from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm if you choose a weekday or from 10:00 am to noon if you choose a Saturday.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 1-2 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Teen Cuisine: Pumpkin Bread
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fall is here!  Forget apple picking, jumping in the leaves, Sunday football, flannel shirts, and jack o’ lanterns—it’s all about PUMPKIN BREAD!  Learn how to make this delicious taste of fall.  A take-home kit containing most of the ingredients you will need will be available for pickup at the library.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation about Race
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM WAS RESCHEDULED FROM 9/22

The death of George Floyd on May 25 of this year reignited protests and discussion around police brutality, white supremacy, and systemic racism. Join us for an open and empathetic conversation about race, community, and opportunities for change and healing. We will be joined by members of the Wallingford Town Council as well as other local leaders, educators, and citizens. This and future conversations will begin by focusing on a book, movie, or other piece of media that addresses race and inequality.

Recommended Reading: Citizen: An American Lyric by New Haven-based author Claudia Rankine. Request a copy from the library (limited copies available), listen to the audiobook on Hoopla with your library card, or purchase it from Amazon or your local bookseller.

All are welcome.

Sharon Rabera of the Women and Families Center will facilitate this conversation.

Registration required. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Virtual Cider Tasting with New England Cider Company
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nothing says autumn in New England like some good old-fashioned hard cider! Join Wallingford’s own New England Cider Company for a virtual cider tasting.

Click here to register. The first 15 registrants will get a FREE tasting kit! When those spots are taken, kits can still be purchase directly from New Engand Cider Company ($18 each). Once you register, you will be contacted with pickup instructions and Zoom information. Must be 21 or older to participate.

Registration required. Registration closes Friday, October 16 at 5:00 PM. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Virtual Program: Fake Wounds
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn how to make it look like you have a gory wound. This program will be conducted over Zoom and the link will be emailed to registered participants that morning. Supplies you will need from home are petroleum jelly, cocoa powder, red food coloring, toilet paper, toothpicks, small bowl or cup for mixing.

Ages 7-12 | Registration required

 

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Virtual Program: Introduction to Creativebug
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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. This class will teach you how to set up your Creativebug account and how to use the database. Please note: Creativebug is only available to Wallingford Library cardholders.

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday October 22, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

Monday October 26, 2020
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STEAM Story Time: Nocturnal Animals

Things that go bump in the night: scary? No! They’re just nocturnal animals.  For this STEAM Story Time @ home, register for a program kit for you to do on your own time. Kit will include materials for 3 activities, a book checked out on your card, and a link to video instructions. One kit per family.

Ages 3-7 | Registration required

Kits will be available for pick up in the Children's Room beginning Monday, October 26th. Also beginning October 26th, Wallingford residents may reserve kits to be picked up through Park 'n Pick up by calling 203-284-6436.

 
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 1-2 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Dungeons and Dragons Halloween Adventure
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Halloween is fast approaching!  Join Dungeon Master River on a cryptid journey.  Costumes are optional, but encouraged.  Open to experienced D&D players only.  You must have a level 10-character sheet in order to participate.  For a chance to learn to play D&D all in grades 6-12 are invited to an introductory session on November 16th.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Public Library Association 140th Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to celebrate our 140th year! Festivities will include a brief business meeting, the induction of Wallingford’s new Poet Laureate, and other entertainment (to be announced).

Open to the public. Registration required. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

CONTACT:  Jane Fisher  203-265-6754  
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages 3-5 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our super-popular Trivia Night is BACK for a special spooky Halloween edition. Team up with family and friends or play alone!

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Baby Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to support baby's growth and development through songs, puppets, rhymes, and books.

Ages 0-1 | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Virtual Program: Laser Cut Mini Coffin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft your own mini coffin to keep your Halloween goodies safe. All supplies provided, but you may wish to add your own paint after it is constructed. Please select your pickup date on the registration form. Your kit will be available for you on the Supply Kits table outside the rear entrance from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm if you choose a weekday or from 10:00 am to noon if you choose a Saturday.

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday October 29, 2020
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Bookworms with Miss Kristina

This story time is designed just for big kids!  We will share some longer books and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Ages 5+ | Facebook Live

Can't tune in live?  Story times will be available on our library's Facebook page until 9PM on the day they air.

 
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Kitchen Science: Candy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Find out all about the science behind some of your favorite candy!  The library will provide most of the supplies.  From home, you will need water, and cups or bowls. This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day of the program.

Ages 6-10 | Registration required

Kits for the program will be available for pick up in the Library beginning Thursday, October 22nd.  Also beginning October 22nd, you may schedule your kit for Park 'n Pickup by calling 203-284-6436. 

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Mystery Book Group: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Fall 2020: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the first Scandinavian mystery authors to be popular in the United States; we read their book The Laughing Policeman (1970) as part of our mystery “Grand Tour” in 2014. Peter Hoeg’s Smila’s Sense of Snow was widely acclaimed in 1992, and some of us got to know Henning Mankell through the TV series, “Wallander.” But it was the amazing success of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008) that led to the great demand for Scandinavian mysteries.

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

The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum

When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found in a meadow on the outskirts of town. None of the "good people of Elvestad" can believe that anyone among them would be capable of such a brutal murder. But in his quiet, formal way, Inspector Konrad Sejer understands that good people can commit atrocious deeds, and that no one is altogether innocent—including the café owner who knows too much, the girl who wants to be a chief witness, and the bodybuilder with no outlet for his terrible strength.

CONTACT:  Carole Shmurak    cshmurak@gmail.com
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Story Walks with Mrs. Stowe
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!  Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford. 

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration required

All participants ages 2 and up will be required to wear face masks.

CONTACT:  Helen Stowe  203-848-7113  
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Story Walks with Mrs. Stowe
1:30 PM - 2:30 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!  Meet under the pavilion at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford. 

Ages 3-5 | Marcus Cooke Park | Registration required

All participants ages 2 and up will be required to wear face masks.

CONTACT:  Helen Stowe  203-848-7113  
Thursday November 19, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday November 21, 2020
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Kristin Liu, awsumbliu@gmail.com.

Monday November 23, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 26, 2020
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Thursday December 17, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday December 19, 2020
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Kristin Liu, awsumbliu@gmail.com.

Monday December 21, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday December 24, 2020
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Friday December 25, 2020
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Thursday December 31, 2020
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.
Friday January 1, 2021
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New Year's Day - Library Closed
Monday January 18, 2021
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
Monday January 25, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday February 15, 2021
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Monday February 22, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday March 22, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday April 26, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday May 29, 2021
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Monday May 31, 2021
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Monday June 28, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday July 3, 2021
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Monday July 5, 2021
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Saturday September 4, 2021
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Monday September 6, 2021
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Monday September 27, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday October 25, 2021
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Wallingford Public Library Association 141st Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Monday November 22, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Friday November 26, 2021
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Monday December 20, 2021
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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