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Monday December 17, 2018
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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 December 18, 2018
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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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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create your own colorful, custom ornaments by using alcohol inks to give plain ball ornaments a stained glass effect. 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 20 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Introduction to lynda.com
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You can access their complete courses with your Wallingford Public Library card. This class will show you how to setup a Lynda.com account and how to start utilizing the courses to meet your learning goals. Please note: Lynda.com is only available to Wallingford Library cardholders.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Make Your Own Rubber Stamp with Silhouette Mint
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The Silhouette Mint is a cool little machine which hooks up to a laptop.  It uses heat to etch custom stamp designs into pieces of rubber.  Come and learn how to use the Mint and the accompanying software to create a stamp of an image or text with ink colors of your choice.  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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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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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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Holiday Sing-Along
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us by the fireplace in the Children’s Room where we will celebrate the season with both holiday and wintry songs and stories.

All ages. No registration required.

Thursday December 20, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own colorful, custom ornaments by using alcohol inks to give plain ball ornaments a stained glass effect. 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome to a world of high fatasy, high stakes, and high adventure- it's Dungeons and Dragons!

Have you always wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons??  Join Zack the Dungeon Master and learn the basics of the game so that you and your friends can begin role-playing! 

All materials provided.  Advance registration appreciated.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge's encounters with the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Charles Dickens' short novel has become as much a part of the holiday spirit as carols, wreaths and mistletoe.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. Discussion moderated by Librarian Cindy Haiken. Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Yoga with Ramesh Patel
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This yoga class focuses on creating energy from within. It also concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. During the class, we will focus on breathing techniques while doing the asanas (poses). The class will be a slower pace and focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses.
 
Please bring your own yoga mat, and do not eat a heavy meal before class.
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas - Library Closed
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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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
There is 1 space available.
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Lego Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Grades K-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning November 29th. Open online registration will begin December 13th.

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: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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.

A Memoir of the Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
 
 
 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday December 28, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.
 
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New Year's Noon
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Midnight is way past bedtime!  Instead, join us for a countdown to the end of 2018 with a New Year’s NOON celebration. We’ll be reading stories and decorating noisemakers!

For ages 3 - 8 years. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks before the first class. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day - Library Closed
Wednesday January 2, 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
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Marbled Mugs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a colorful marbled design on a mug. Perfect for warming up cold winter days!

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday January 3, 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
 
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Marbled Mugs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a colorful marbled design on a mug. Perfect for warming up cold winter days!

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, January 2 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 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.
Friday January 4, 2019
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Music Together
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Calling all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Grab your grownup and join us for alively, interactive music program presented by Music Together.  Learn how to make music an important part of early childhood - and have lots of fun in the process!

Ages 0-5 with caregivers. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Music Together
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Grab your grownup and join us for alively, interactive music program presented by Music Together.  Learn how to make music an important part of early childhood - and have lots of fun in the process!

Ages 0-5 with caregivers. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday January 5, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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.

 
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The Big Ideas Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a casual, inclusive story time for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities. Siblings are welcome!

This month, we'll be discussing: Differently-Abled Friends and reading: Just Because by Rebecca Elliott & Be A Friend by Salina Yoon

Ages 3-6. Registration encouraged to help plan for craft supplies.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday January 7, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Mini-Makers: Fly Eye Glasses
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a fly?! Come and find out by making your very own fly eye glasses. Parents should plan to stay in the room with their child. No younger siblings please.

Grades K-2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may stop by or call to pre-register starting December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools 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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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution - Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This program is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series

Filmmaker James Redford (son of Robert Redford) embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the U.S. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

Screening co-sponsored by the Citizens' Climate Lobby. Eric Fine, CCL member and project manager for Yale's Program on Climate Change Communication, will join us for the post-screening discussion.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday January 9, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
Thursday January 10, 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 December 13th.  Open online registration begins December 27th.

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Story Walk
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.

For ages 3-5. Wallingford residents can call the children's department to pre-register December 13th.  Open online registration begins December 27th.

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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  203 284-6458  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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. In January, we will be watching and discussing Amy Cuddy's "Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are." There will be new discussions on the second Thursday of each month.

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday January 11, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Equalizer 2. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday January 12, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Lego Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Grades K-5 and grown up guest. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on December 15th. Open online registration will begin December 29th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 29, 2018 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! 

For ages birth - 8. No registration required.

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

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday January 14, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Introduction to Tai Chi for Health
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

George Donahue will demonstrate a modified form of tai chi for health, a system developed by Dr. Paul Lam which eliminates or modifies some of the traditional movements that are particularly challenging—deep knee bends, low stances, and difficult postures. George emphasizes chi gong (meditative breath control), balance, and fluidity.

In addition to teaching tai chi for health in area YMCAs and nursing homes, George teaches karate and traditional weapon arts, and yoga. He volunteers as a cancer exercise specialist and serves as a Livestrong at the Y trainer.

With George’s approach, participants will definitely laugh as they practice tai chi!

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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

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

Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and 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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Introduction to Knitting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first knitting project by learning how to do a knit and a purl stitch. 

Please note: This is a two-part program. The second session will be held on Tuesday, January 22.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday January 16, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It’s a new year, what would you like to see new in your library?  The WPL TAB is a group of library-loving Teens who meet about 4 times per year with the Head of Teen Services, Jennifer.  We discuss issues related to teen use of the library, suggest materials to buy, and recommend ideas for programs.  We talk about how we can make next year’s summer reading program even better.  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: Board Room
There are many 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

Sign up for a specific 15-minute time slot to practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog! You don’t need to be a proficient reader, just be able to turn the pages of a book.

For ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Please call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to register beginning December 19th.

 
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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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LED Candle Holders
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We will use our laser cutter to make customized LED candle holder. Basic computer skills required. 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, January 17 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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LED Candle Holders
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We will use our laser cutter to make customized LED candle holder. Basic computer skills required. 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 Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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  203 284-6458  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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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Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss--who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989--stops by the Wallingford Public Library to talk about his new book Springfield Confidential and share stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America's most iconic cartoon family!

In his comic style, Mike will talk about how the episodes are created; provide an inside look at the show's writers, animators, actors, and celebrity guests; and dish on what it's like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers for 60 hours a week.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

 

LOCATION: Community Room
Friday January 18, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Preschool Fair
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Picking the right childcare facility or preschool for your child can be an agonizing – and time-consuming – decision.  To help make this process just a little bit easier, the Wallingford Library has teamed up with WECARE to host staff from many of the licensed facilities in town.  Treat it as a one-stop-shopping trip to check out a bunch of centers.  Drop by anytime during the Fair to chat with center staff and have all of your questions answered. 

It’s never too early to start looking – many centers fill up fast!  If you are looking to send your child to preschool next fall, now is the perfect time to get started on your search.

No registration required. Drop in anytime between 9:30am - noon.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Saturdays with Sara: Found Art Assemblage
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, explore the work of Louise Nevelson and then use the technique of 3D collage assemblage to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!  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 December 22nd. Open online registration will begin January 5th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday January 20, 2019
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Coding with Girl Tech
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Coding with Girl Tech is an opportunity for girls in grades 5-8 to experience STEM in a positive, empowering way. Using the Khan Academy curriculum, Choate Rosemary Hall’s Girl Tech Club will serve as mentors and instructors. Join us for the inaugural meeting!  No computer programming experience is necessary. Laptops will be provided and snacks will be served.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are many spaces available.
Monday January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Bullet Journals for Organization & Creativity
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get organized in the new year by setting up a bullet journal. You also will learn to make a habit tracker and birthday wheel.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Introduction to Knitting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first knitting project by learning how to do a knit and a purl stitch.

Please note: This is the second part of a two-part program. The first session will be held on Tuesday, January 15.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday January 23, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Pine Cone Fire Starters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Turn pine cones into decorative, wax coated fire starters! 

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, January 24 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Pine Cone Fire Starters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Turn pine cones into decorative, wax coated fire starters! 

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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  203 284-6458  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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.
Friday January 25, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Simple Favor. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday January 26, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Popcorn! with the Garden Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join members of the Wallingford Garden Club for a special program based on Tomie DePaola's The Popcorn Book. After reading the book, have fun with a homemade bird feeder craft and enjoy a yummy snack. 

Grades K-3. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on December 29th. Open online registration will begin January 12th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

For ages 1-10. 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 Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday January 28, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Meet the Author: Ken Lynch
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ken Lynch, a 1976 graduate of Sheehan High School who now lives in Dublin, Pennsylvania, has been busy since moving from the area. After a 27-year career in the Navy, Ken has been busy writing. His books have ranged from tales about growing up in Stratford in the 1970s to what it was like to leave home and serve on an aircraft carrier. However, his latest, I’ll Make Christmas: A Love Storyhas gone beyond these often light-hearted narrativesThe story of a Wallingford man struggling through a terminal illness, it is also an account of the love he felt for family and friends, as well as his determination to get the most of the time he has left.

Copies of Ken's book will be available for purchase and signing.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Watercolor Resist & Salt Techniques Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Did you know you can create interesting textures and elements of surprise just by using humble household items?  In this workshop, you will learn how to use salt, rubber cement and crayons in watercolor paintings for fun and whimsical results.

Instructor Amy McNamara is your local artist. Her watercolor drawings capture the beauty found in everyday life; your home, your pets, your business and the town you live in. Sharing beauty through social media and building community through her love of art are two of her biggest joys! She works as a full-time artist from her home studio, participates in artisan markets with her art and serves as a Board member at Creative Arts Workshop.
 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Author J.D. Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than 40 years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. Discussion moderated by Parul Kapur Hinzen, a journalist and literary critic whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Esquire, GQ, New York Newsday, The American Book Review, Guernica, and Slate. She is a longtime member of the National Book Critics Circle.

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday January 30, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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: Pancake Science
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn about the science of baking, how baking soda affects cooking, and make some yummy pancakes too! 

Grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on January 2nd. Open online registration will begin January 16th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bestselling author George Howe Colt will talk about his new book, The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, and answer questions.

The book tells the story of the 1968 Harvard-Yale football game, the legendary 29-29 tie that is included on nearly every list of the top ten most exciting games in college football history. Although it includes a detailed description of the game itself, the book is about a watershed year in American history (the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, rioting at the Democratic National Convention, the Tet Offensive, increasing racial tension, not to mention sex, drugs, and rock and roll) as navigated by a group of young men and by the contrasting institutions they attended. The Wall Street Journal called it "the rare sports book that lives up to the claim of so many entrants in this genre: It is, in its way, the portrait of an era."

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Valentine's Day Cards
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There's nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card! In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments. These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whomever you want. 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, January 31 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Valentine's Day Cards
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

There's nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card! In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments. These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whomever you want. 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 Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Calligraphy for Teens
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn Blackletter Calligraphy, also known as the Gothic style! It is a classic, dramatic, lettering style and a great way to introduce yourself to a broad-edge writing tool. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide you through the basics and provide you with everything you need to create your own dramatic Gothic letters.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash   203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.og
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
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.

Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life, Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does.  That’s when things start to get crazy.  At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he’s just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping—until, one night, he nearly kills himself.  Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include people from all walks of life.  There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.   Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. For a novel about depression, it’s definitely a funny story.

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday February 1, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 2, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Take Your Child to the Library Day
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
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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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Yoga with Ramesh Patel
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This yoga class focuses on creating energy from within. It also concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. During the class, we will focus on breathing techniques while doing the asanas (poses). The class will be a slower pace and focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses.
 
Please bring your own yoga mat, and do not eat a heavy meal before class.
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Let's Square Dance!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calling all families!  Swing your partner do-see-do and learn how to square dance in this interactive program.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning January 5th. Open online registration will begin January 19th.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 4, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Photo Editing for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this session, you will learn basic techniques to improve your photos, using Photoshop.
Topics include:

  • Introduction to navigating Photoshop
  • Adjusting contrast, brightness, and colors
  • How to draw attention to your subject

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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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 Tuesday, February 12.
 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday February 6, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 Thin Man [1933] by Dashiell Hammett
In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

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
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Collaboration Station: Stop Motion & Storyboarding
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Design your own mini movie and film it in the Collaboratory. A parent or guardian must accompany each child registered for this program.

For grades 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning January 9th. Open online registration will begin January 23rd.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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One Book, One Wallingford - Book Reveal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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DIY Knot Pillows
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sew your own cozy, decorative pillow- and then tie it in a knot! 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, February 7 at 3:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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DIY Knot Pillows
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sew your own cozy, decorative pillow- and then tie it in a knot! 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 Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Anime Night: Seraph of the End
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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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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.
Friday February 8, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 9, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday February 11, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 10th. Open, online registration begins December 24th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning December 11th. Open, online registration begins December 25th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools 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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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 the second of a two-part program. The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 5.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday February 13, 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 December 12th. Open, online registration begins December 26th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Painting with Stencils
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Paint a winter scene using pre-cut stencils. Perfect for beginners! Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, February 14 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday February 14, 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 January 17th.  Open online registration begins January 31st.

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Story Walk
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.

For ages 3-5. Wallingford residents can call the children's department to pre-register January 17th.  Open online registration begins January 31st.

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Painting with Stencils
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Paint a winter scene using pre-cut stencils. Perfect for beginners! Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 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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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 December 13th. Open, online registration begins December 27th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:00 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 the "ideas worth spreading" in a timely TED Talk. In February, we will be watching and discussing Andrew Solomon's 
"How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday February 15, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 December 14th. Open, online registration begins December 28th. You may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 16, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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
Sunday February 17, 2019
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Monday February 18, 2019
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Tuesday February 19, 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
Wednesday February 20, 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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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come to storytime in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Ages 3 and up Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning January 23rd. Open online registration will begin February 6th.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Wills, Trusts, and Probate: Ask a Probate Attorney
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. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday February 21, 2019
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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 February 22, 2019
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Fuzzy Friend Sleepover - Drop Off
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop off your fuzzy friend for a sleepover in the Library tonight!  Return tomorrow at 9:30am to see what they've been up to and stay for storytime. 

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on January 25. Open online registration will begin February 8.

 

 

Registration will begin on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday February 23, 2019
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Fuzzy Friend Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

What did your fuzzy friend do in the Library last night?  Visit us this morning to find out, and stay for a snack and storytime.  

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on January 26. Open online registration will begin February 9.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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WPS Kindergarten Registration
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday February 25, 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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WECARE workshop: Books! Books! Books!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Get ready to Celebrate Read Across America with...
* A presentation of new books and activities for infants, toddlers, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students. 
* Ideas to incorporate reading at home and bringing families into school.
Please bring your favorite Dr. Seuss ideas/activities/books to share. 

Presenter: Veronica Casey; Reading Specialist                                                                                                

Time:  Program begins at 6:00 p.m. preceded by a light meal at 5:30 for those who register ahead of time

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday February 26, 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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Bring Your Ideas to Life With Arduino
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this activity, you will have a hands-on introduction to Arduino programming. Arduino is a very popular microcontroller which is widely used by engineers, hobbyists and even artists. Arduino allows you to obtain signals from sensors (such as buttons, knobs, light sensors) and control physical devices (such as LEDs and motors). Combining this with other modern tech skills (basic circuits, 3D printing, laser-cutting), one can create control systems, fun robots, interactive visual displays, etc. Arduino projects can be as simple as creating blinking patterns for an LED, and as complex as building your own RC drone from scratch.


Instructor José A Riofrío received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Elizabethtown College in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2005 and 2008, respectively. At Vanderbilt, José focused his research in controls, mechatronics and mechanical design. From 2008 to 2011, José worked in the Fluid Power industry designing servo-pneumatic control systems for various motion-control applications, such as packaging, automation, and animatronics. In the fall of 2011, José returned to the academic world and became an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University, where he taught various courses in solid mechanics, mechatronics, and first-year engineering. In the fall of 2015, José joined the faculty at Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT) as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering, where he also teaches Circuits and Controls.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday February 27, 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Break It-Make It Lab: Family Fun Science
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Silhouette Mint Stamps
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Use our Silhouette Mint machine to create your very own custom stamp. Create a design or make a personalized return address stamp. Basic computer skills required. 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, February 28 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Silhouette Mint Stamps
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use our Silhouette Mint machine to create your very own custom stamp. Create a design or make a personalized return address stamp. Basic computer skills required. 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 Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 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.
Saturday March 2, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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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: Community Room
 
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The Big Ideas Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Theme: Celebrate Diversity

Read: One family by George Shannon, Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 4, 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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Calligraphy: An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover the art and fun of lettering with elegance. This two-part workshop will teach you the basic skills to create a small hands-on project. No experience required, but you must attend both sessions (Mondays, March 4 & 11).

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday March 5, 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
Wednesday March 6, 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:
Gaudy Night [1935] by Dorothy L. Sayers
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the 'Gaudy, ' the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters--including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection--and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.

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
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Family Fort Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Build a tent with your family, share and book and a snack inside!  Please bring your own blankets from home.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning on February 6.. Open online registration will begin February 20.

 

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Key Bowls
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make and decorate a wooden key bowl, perfect for holding small things that you want to keep track of!

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, March 7 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Key Bowls
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make and decorate a wooden key bowl, perfect for holding small things that you want to keep track of!

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 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.
Saturday March 9, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday March 11, 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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Calligraphy: An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover the art and fun of lettering with elegance. This two-part workshop will teach you the basic skills to create a small hands-on project. No experience required, but you must attend both sessions (Mondays, March 4 & 11).

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday March 12, 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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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools 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
Wednesday March 13, 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
There is 1 space available.
Thursday March 14, 2019
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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 the "ideas worth spreading" in a timely TED Talk. In March, we will be watching and discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday March 16, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

Join the Wallingford Writers Community and discover how the fellowship of other writers can help you pursue your writing goals!

Monthly meetings are facilitated by award-winning author, Cheryl Bardoe, and creative writing teacher, Kristin Liu. All meetings include dedicated writing time, craft techniques for fiction or literary nonfiction, and the opportunity to share work in a supportive, creative forum.

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday March 18, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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 March 20, 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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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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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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Melted Crayon Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create crayon art in a new way! We’ll melt the crayons onto canvas to create a work of art. 

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Thursday, March 21 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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Melted Crayon Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create crayon art in a new way! We’ll melt the crayons onto canvas to create a work of art. 

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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 March 22, 2019
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Fuzzy Friend Sleepover-drop off
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
 
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
Saturday March 23, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Fuzzy Friend Sleepover - pick up and storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 25, 2019
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Peepapalooza Drop Of
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
 
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Board of Managers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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WECARE workshop: Mindfulness
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training.  You will be provided the opportunity to learn how this process can help you as a teacher as well as techniques to teach to your preschoolers.  This workshop will be beneficial in creating a more peaceful environment for all in your facility.                                                

Presenter: Heather (Fritz) McDonnell; Occupational & Physical Therapist                                                                                      

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday March 27, 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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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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: Arcade Champions
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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 March 29, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
Saturday March 30, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Permanent Succulent Mini-Garden
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to make a variety of realistic succulent plants using polymer clay. Each participant will learn to make at least 3 types of plants and mulch.

14 participants max

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Monday April 1, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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 April 3, 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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:
The Beekeeper's Apprentice [1994] by Laurie King
A chance meeting with an elderly beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher. This is not a "Sherlock Holmes" story. It is the story of a modern young woman who comes to know and work with Holmes, the story of young woman coming to terms with herself and with this older man who embodies the age that is past. 

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
There is 1 space available.
Thursday April 4, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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 April 5, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
Saturday April 6, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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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: Community Room
Monday April 8, 2019
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2-3 years. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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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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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively, interactive program filles with music and movement. Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary while interacting with peers. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Ages 0-12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools 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
Wednesday April 10, 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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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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
4:15 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: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
 
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Anime Night: No Game, No Life
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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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 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 four weeks before the first class date. 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 April 12, 2019
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 four weeks before the first class date. 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
Saturday April 13, 2019
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