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Thursday April 19, 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 (with grown-up guest). Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Allan Karlsson, who has witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, and also played a key role in them, is in good health and living in a nursing home. On the morning of the party celebrating his 100th birthday, he climbs out the window of his room in his slippers and embarks on an unexpected journey involving a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator and an elephant. Picking up a motley crew of accomplices along the way, Allan must evade both gang members and police in an increasingly surreal chase across Sweden in this gentle and funny lampoon of police procedurals.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday April 21, 2018
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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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Silly Saturday Sing-Along
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

For ages birth - 8. No registration required.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Hand Mending Workshop
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn how to repair your clothes by hand. The workshop includes a demonstration of mending with a sewing machine. All supplies provided, although you are welcome to bring your own clothes to mend.

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

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Jean Anderson.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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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 April 23, 2018
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Police Officer Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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After School Specials
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, The Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program… the possibilities are endless.  We try something new each week!  No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

 
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WECARE workshop
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A Community of Dramatic Play

Presenter: Veronica Casey

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

Toddlers and preschoolers will love dramatic play and teachers will enjoy the twist of learning that’s involved. Learn strategies for how to include reading and writing in dramatic play.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

View flyer for eligibility requirements and application procedure.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Crafternoon: Planting Seeds
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store! This month, join Mrs. Zorn to plant seeds, read some fun Dr. Seuss books, and have a yummy snack!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Rip and Tear Landscapes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be making landscape pictures using pieces of paper prepared using a unique “ripping and tearing” technique, along with other materials. No art experience necessary!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, April 26 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Happy Feet
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

 
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Sweet Treats: Ice Cream
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us to test out your cooking skills!  We will share a story and then make a delicious treat from scratch.  This month, we will be making ice cream!

Grades 3-5. 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: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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Wallingford Clergy Association Book Study
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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How to Take the Perfect Selfie
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Members of the Wallingford Camera Club will teach you how to take the perfect selfie, including how to stage your selfie, how to determine the mood of your selfie, what is the best lighting for a selfie, and best frame placement.

LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Waddling Ones
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

The registration period has ended.
 
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Rip and Tear Landscapes
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We will be making landscape pictures using pieces of paper prepared using a unique “ripping and tearing” technique, along with other materials. No art experience necessary!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Upcycling for Teens
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycling project! Transform plastic soda bottles into a work of art!  Using industrial tools and heat guns you will make faux lamp work glass which can be personalized in hundreds of ways.   Registration is required.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  You are welcome to bring your own 2 liter bottles, but it is not required (green or clear work best).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash/Deb Jaffe  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry Reading
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP) celebrates National Poetry Month with readings by SMwP member poets. The program, Poets in Flight, will offer a wide variety of poetry enhanced by a slide show. Copies of the SMwP chapbook, Perennial Awakenings, will be available for purchase.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Dill has it tough-growing up in the poor, rural south.  He is an outcast in town due to his family's disturbing reputation.  His grandfather was called "Serpent King" for his obsession with killing snakes after his daughter died from the bite of one.  Dill's father is a minister who handles snakes as part of his faith, and is sent to jail for committing a heinous crime.  Fellow misfits Lydia and Travis are Dill’s best friends and saviors.  Along with his music, Dill feels deeply for Lydia.  The three friends struggle to thrive in this story of friendship and what it takes to overcome a dark family legacy.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday April 27, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Downsizing. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop
9:30 AM - 1:25 PM

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

View flyer for eligibility requirements and application procedure.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Ages birth-8. 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
Monday April 30, 2018
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Back It Up: Exploring the Options for Digital Backups
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Confused about the best way to backup your files and photos? Come learn about why you should backup files and explore the available  options. We’ll discuss external hard drives, backup software, and cloud based storage. Basic computer skills required.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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After School Specials
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, The Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program… the possibilities are endless.  We try something new each week!  No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

 
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Family Game Night – A Togetherhood Project®
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You and your family are invited to join us for an evening of games with family and friends. Co-sponsored by the YMCA.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Small World Languages
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how Small World Languages, a company based in Cheshire, can help foster a love of languages in your child!  They are offering free demo classes in Spanish and French for children ages 0-6.  Call or visit the Children's Desk to learn more and reserve your half-hour session.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

View flyer for eligibility requirements and application procedure.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Twinkle Toes Dance Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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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 Emma for an evening of board and card games! Explore our collection of 30+ games. Learn how to play a new one or return to an old favorite. Have a game you love? Bring it along and teach others how to play!

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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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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Recycled CD Mosaic Frames
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a decorative photo frame by crafting a beautiful, light reflecting mosaic from CD fragments.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: The Girl with Braided Hair [2007] by Margaret Coel
Thirty years after Liz Plenty Horses goes into hiding following accusations of betraying the militant American Indian Movement to the FBI, Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley investigate when the skeleton of a murder victim turns up on the Wind River Reservation.

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

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

No registration required.

 
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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.
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Recycled CD Mosaic Frames
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a decorative photo frame by crafting a beautiful, light reflecting mosaic from CD fragments.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Community Conversation about Health, Housing, Trauma, and Collaboration
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What is a healthy community? How can we work together to create an environment that helps everyone thrive? We will talk about the need for diverse and affordable housing, the causes and impact of trauma, the link between homelessness and mental illness, and how police and communities can come together to help people in crisis. We encourage attendees to participate in a community conversation with the goal of improving all our lives.

Presented by:

Laura Noe is a writer, marketer, advocate and activist. She is writing her second book, Tree Man, about her brother Ed’s journey into, through and out of homelessness while mentally ill.

Terry Nowakowski is the COO at the Partnership for Strong Communities.

Ann Faust is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness that serves Meriden, Wallingford and Middlesex County. The collaborative nature of the Coalition maximizes the community’s capacity to solve the problem of homelessness and unstable housing by identifying duplication of efforts and by creating opportunities to share and utilize resources more efficiently. The Coalition is a catalyst for systems change by convening a broad base of community leaders.

Louise Pyers, M.S. is the Executive Director of the CT Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Project Director at NAMI Connecticut.

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday May 4, 2018
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Small World Languages
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how Small World Languages, a company based in Cheshire, can help foster a love of languages in your child!  They are offering free demo classes in Spanish and German for children ages 0-6.  Call or visit the Children's Desk to learn more and reserve your half-hour session.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Etsy Artisan Spring Market
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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

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

The Spring Market introduces a whole new group of Etsy entrepreneurs from the most recent class. Quilting, fabric art, woodwork, paintings, prints, pottery, kid and baby items, greeting cards, photography, jewelry, jams, wine charms, candles and lotions are just a sample of what will be offered. There's literally something for everyone, in a range of prices.

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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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 are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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The Big Ideas Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a casual, inclusive book club for families who want to introduce their kids to big ideas through picture books, discussion, and age appropriate activities.

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 7, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Crafternoon: Mother's Day Door Hangers
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join Mrs. Zorn to learn about new books, enjoy a fun activity, and have a yummy snack – you never know what’s in store!

For grades 1 & 2. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by the Children's Room to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open online reigstration begins two weeks before the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Where's Your Walden? Using Thoreau's Technique for Enhancing Your Own Local Refuge in Nature
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This program is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

Where do you go to "re-create"  yourself? 

For many people, it's a an ordinary but beautiful place in nature where we find temporary refuge from human society. Typically it’s a local park or land trust -- a landscape of rock, water, sky, and woods inhabited by plants and animals living free from human affairs. Henry David Thoreau found his refuge at Walden Pond in Concord Massachusetts, where he overnighted for two years between July 1845 and September 1847. The result was Walden, the literary fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness, visited more than half a million times each year.

When writing the first-ever, The Guide to Walden Pond (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), author Robert Thorson learned how Thoreau enhanced and deepened his sense of place. His technique was to keep it local and to merge history, landscape, nature, and literature into a single aesthetic.  

During his talk, Professor Thorson will bridge Thoreau’s technique with his own and help you find yours.  After the talk, there will be time for questions and discussion, followed by a book sale and signing.

Robert Thorson is Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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3D Pictures
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how they make 3D images? We will show you! We’ll convert normal 2D images into 3D images, viewable with red and cyan 3D glasses. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 10 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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Phil Bildner author visit
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Wallingford Public Library is proud to welcome author Phil Bildner.  Mr. Bildner is the author of many fiction, non-fiction, and picture books for all ages, including many exciting sports themed stories.  His books include the Nutmeg Award nominated A Whole New Ballgame.

Please join us for a memorable evening as he talks about his books, the writing process, and his experiences as an author.  Mr. Bildner will sign books for purchase after the program. This program has been made possible by a gift from the Faustman fund.

Grades K and up. Registration for a reminder email is encouraged

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 are 2 spaces available.
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Story Walk
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 ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Story Walk
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks prior to the program date. Open, online registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3D Pictures
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how they make 3D images? We will show you! We’ll convert normal 2D images into 3D images, viewable with red and cyan 3D glasses. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Cosplay Fashion Show
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Convention season is right around the corner!  Strut your stuff on our catwalk wearing your sensational creations inspired by your favorite fictional characters and pop culture.  Enjoy the teen artwork on display, meet other fanatics, discuss costume techniques, and meet new friends.

 Registration is required to participate in the fashion show.  Spectators do not need to register.  '

Open to all in grade 6 and older.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday May 11, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Phantom Thread. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

For ages birth - 10. 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
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 14, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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The Brainwashing of My Dad: Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non-political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely. Through her journey, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.

Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, and grassroots activist groups, this film unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has led to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation, and greater division of our country. 

This documentary shines a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and leads to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers, and what responsibility our government has to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate, and accountable to the truth.

A special post-screening discussion will be moderated by author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Campbell and The Brainwashing of My Dad Director/Producer/Writer, Jen Senko.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@walllingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space 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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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Spring into Summer Recipes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring means parties, picnics, new beginnings, and…asparagus! Join Marisa McCoy, ShopRite of Wallingford’s Registered Dietitian to learn how to make a delicious asparagus salad with parmesan and pistachios. This salad is perfect to bring to all your spring and summer functions. Tastings and recipe books are included! Happy Spring!

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Metal Photo Transfers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Transfer the ink from a photograph to a piece of sheet metal to create a unique, distressed image for display. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 17 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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Break It-Make It Lab:Family Take-Apart Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grab a lab coat and explore a STEAM topic with Miss Allison! This month, take apart common household appliances and learn what makes them tick.  Grown-ups must stay in the room for this month’s program.  No younger siblings, please.

Grades 3-5. 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: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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The Business of Fighting: Putting a Face on World War II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A few years ago Arnie Pritchard inherited the World War II army footlocker of his father, Anton (Tony) Pritchard. It contained hundreds of letters and other family papers from Tony’s service in the Army and in the United Nations’ refugee program in postwar Europe. 

From these letters Arnie has created a story, “This Business of Fighting," focusing on Tony’s time on the front lines in Europe. It portrays a young man dealing with everything from raw fear to his role as a leader to his exposure to a world both wider and more brutal than he had known. Tony wonders how he will respond to his first combat, describes crawling through the freezing woods of the Ardennes under enemy fire, and sees crowds of escaping forced laborers wandering the roads of Germany as the Nazi regime was collapsing.  

Questions and discussion will follow the story. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Metal Photo Transfers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Transfer the ink from a photograph to a piece of sheet metal to create a unique, distressed image for display. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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

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

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

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

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye is a family court judge who is known for her intelligence, care and sensitivity. She is called on to hear an urgent case: Adam, a 17-year-old, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents agree. Should the court overrule his expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital, an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and new emotions in him, and leads to a decision with significant consequences for them both.

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

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Silly Saturday Sing-Along
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Ages birth - 8. No registration required.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Place Mats Sewing Program
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn to sew a place mat for your dining table. Please bring 3/4 yard of solid colored 43" or 44" wide cotton/linen blend fabric, 3/8 yard of coordinating 45" wide cotton print fabric, and thread to match the solid fabric. All other materials provided. 

Open to adults.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Jean Anderson.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday May 21, 2018
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Police Officer Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

?Ages 3-5. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lunch & Learn: Healing Sounds
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We all have our favorite music and are charmed by its effects. Have you ever considered why you appreciate one genre of music more than another? The musical vibrations on the brain impact and integrate the left and right brain. The outcome is a more balanced and regenerated self.

Come learn more about your favorite sounds in this presentation by Sharman French, Regional Supervisor for Counseling & Complimentary Therapies at Masonicare Home Health & Hospice.

Sponsored by Masonicare.

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

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

No registration required.

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Grit, Grace, and Glamour: America’s First Ladies
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Washington D.C. tour guide Mariann Millard presents a lively and fascinating program about the First Ladies of the United States. Who were they? What made them tick? Did they love or loathe their role? Learn how they navigated the complex paths of politics, protocol, and publicity. To understand and appreciate the important role First Ladies play, Mariann skillfully and humorously weaves historical and modern events, images, and facts, beginning with Martha Washington.  A Q&A session will follow her presentation.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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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.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the program date. Open registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

 
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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 are 2 spaces available.
 
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Essential Oils 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the power of essential oils in a fun and relaxing environment. This presentation will answer your questions about the basics of essential oils, where to begin, and how to make the best use of essential oils to support chemical-free homes, and holistic health and wellness needs.

Presenter Katie Marquis, a wellness advocate from the group Essentially Happy Oilers, will teach you about the myriad ways essential oils can be used to support a naturally healthy and balanced life.

CONTACT:  Katie Marquis    
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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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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Photography Scavenger Hunt
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Use your point and shoot camera to embark on a compositional scavenger hunt taking photos around the library.  You will be inspired to see the world in a different perspective and take more interesting photos.

Please bring your own camera.
LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday May 25, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paddington 2. Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Memorial Day - Library Closed
Monday May 28, 2018
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Memorial Day - Library Closed
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Alcohol Ink Coasters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol! Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register if you have attended this program previously.  

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, May 31 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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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 are 2 spaces available.
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Coasters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Turn plain tiles into beautiful, artistic coasters using only ink and rubbing alcohol! Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register if you have attended this program previously.  

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 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.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: X by Ilyasah Shabazz
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All teens and adults welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. In May we will be discussing "X" a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, with Kekla Magoon.  Lauren Rumi moderates.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.  

Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies.  His father has been murdered, his mother has been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. Based on the actual events of Malcolm X's life, this novel sheds new light on the formative years of the human-rights leader whose words and actions shook the world. 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday June 1, 2018
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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
Saturday June 2, 2018
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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 are just learning, want to improve your game, or just want to have fun.  

For grades K-12. No registration required.

Monday June 4, 2018
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Homework Help with Mrs. Cabrera
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration required.

 
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Hand Embroidery Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to hand embroider a pattern of succulents. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Jean Anderson.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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 Emma for an evening of board and card games! Explore our collection of 30+ games. Learn how to play a new one or return to an old favorite. Have a game you love? Bring it along and teach others how to play!

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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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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Portraits
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to take portraits and get yours taken. Participants will work in teams to set up the lighting and take each other’s portraits using the Collaboratory photo equipment. Each participant will get a print out of the photo.

Please register for one 30 minute session between 7:00-8:30.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

When author Tony Hillerman submitted his first manuscript to an agent, he was told, "It's a good mystery, but lose that Indian stuff." Fortunately, he didn't listen. The Leaphorn/Chee series ran from 1970-2006, comprising 18 books; his daughter Anne is now continuing the series. In addition to the Hillermans, we'll read three other authors whose detectives are Native Americans in upstate New York, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

This month: Spider Woman's Daughter [2013] by Anne Hillerman
When one of her colleagues is gunned down, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manality helps her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, find the shooter and discovers a link to a cold case involving Jim's former partner, Joe Leaphorn.

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

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

No registration required.

 
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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 are 2 spaces available.
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Portraits
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn how to take portraits and get yours taken. Participants will work in teams to set up the lighting and take each other’s portraits using the Collaboratory photo equipment. Each participant will get a print out of the photo.

Please register for one 30 minute session between 3:00-4:30. 

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 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.
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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 Allinson, an Attorney in Wallingford with vast knowledge and experience on 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
 
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DIY Artwork Display Board
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a personalized display board to hang photos, notes, or your children’s artwork.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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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 are 2 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Zentangle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a 2-hour introduction to the Zentangle method of creating art.  All materials will be supplied and the class will be taught by Janet Valencis, a West Hartford-based Certified Zentangle Teacher.  Visit www.zentangle.com for more information about Zentangle.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday June 14, 2018
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DIY Artwork Display Board
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a personalized display board to hang photos, notes, or your children’s artwork.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 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.
 
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Author Talk - Jim Smith: A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Retired Record-Journal Executive Editor James Herbert Smith has published his fourth book, A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom: True Tales from Small Town America, about growing up during the baby boom in his hometown in upstate New York.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Susan Campbell recommends, "travel back...to small town America...with longtime Connecticut journalist Jim Smith to a time we shouldn't forget. You'll be grateful for the journey."

Copies of JIm's memoir will be available to purchase.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday June 16, 2018
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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
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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 Emma for an evening of board and card games! Explore our collection of 30+ games. Learn how to play a new one or return to an old favorite. Have a game you love? Bring it along and teach others how to play!

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Easy Ink Silhouette Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Use a special technique to easily create black and white art using India Ink. This technique allows anyone (yes, anyone!) to make visually striking art.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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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 are 2 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of nine short stories, the characters navigate between the Indian traditions of their birth or heritage and the American customs of their new world. The men and women who populate these elegant and touching stories share the universal experience of having grown up, left home, fallen in or out of love and learned what it means to be a foreigner, even within one's own family. Lahiri's observations are damningly accurate, and her bittersweet stories are unhampered by nostalgia.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday June 22, 2018
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Staff Development Day - Library Closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday June 25, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Itty Bitty Babies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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What You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell a Home
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in the near future? Come to this informative session where you will learn the ins and outs of the buying and selling process from industry professionals. They will demystify all of the steps and costs of the process to avoid frustration and remove stress. The ensemble of licensed professionals will clearly explain what to expect, who does what and outline your legal rights so you can go into the Real Estate process armed with knowledge.

Presented by:
Julie Luchina, Realtor, Calcagni Real Estate, Cheshire, CT. License # RES.0808280
Debbie Jaffe, Realtor, Calcagni Real Estate, Cheshire, CT. License # RES.0808380
Terry Terzakis, Mortgage Banker, Atlantic Home Loans. NMLS# 110369
Bruce Walsh, Owner/ Senior Inspector, AllPro Home Inspection Services. LIC# HOI.0000790

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wood Burned Photo Transfers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Use a wood burning tool to transfer ink from a photograph to a decorative piece of wood. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to us to class. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, June 28 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday June 28, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wood Burned Photo Transfers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use a wood burning tool to transfer ink from a photograph to a decorative piece of wood. Please bring a digital copy of a photograph to class. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday July 2, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Independence Day - Library Closed
 
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 5, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 9, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 16, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday July 23, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
misc_none
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday July 30, 2018
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none
Musical Mother Goose
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Musical Mother Goose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 1-2. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Community 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. Siblings are welcome. 

For ages birth - 12 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot. 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 2-3. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
misc_none
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday August 2, 2018
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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. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 13 - 24 months. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, 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 repetition and rhyme. A craft is included that will help kids develop their fine motor skills. Siblings are welcome.

For ages 3-5. Registration is required. Families register once for the entire session. Wallingford residents may call (203)284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning four weeks before the first program date. Open online registration begins two weeks before the first program. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you may only register your child for one program and/or time slot.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and helps elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun-filled evening. 

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Anime Night: One Piece Gold
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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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
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday September 1, 2018
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Labor Day - Library Closed
Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day - Library Closed
Tuesday September 4, 2018
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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: Community Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Mystery Book Group: Crime-Solving Clergy
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, was probably the first clergyman/detective (1911), but there have been many since then. This fall, we'll read some of the most popular. Hallelujah!

This month:
Ash Wednesday (2008) by Ralph McInerny
Father Dowling becomes entangled in a decade-old crime when he meets Nathaniel Green, returning home after being convicted of killing his terminally ill wife, and suspects that Green may not have committed the crime to which he confessed.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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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
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
misc_none
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 Performance
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Members of the WPL Play Readers will perform scenes from "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon.
LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
misc_none
Mystery Book Group: Crime-Solving Clergy
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, was probably the first clergyman/detective (1911), but there have been many since then. This fall, we'll read some of the most popular. Hallelujah!

This month:
The Day the Rabbi Resigned (1992) by Harry Kemelman

In the midst of finding a new career, Rabbi Small encounters a suspicious death in the community and begins a search for a killer in the town of Barnard's Crossing.

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Anime Night: Food Wars!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday October 8, 2018
misc_none
Columbus Day - Library Closed
Tuesday October 16, 2018
misc_none
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
Thursday October 18, 2018
misc_none
Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
misc_none
Wallingford Reads YA Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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 November 7, 2018
misc_none
Mystery Book Group: Crime-Solving Clergy
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, was probably the first clergyman/detective (1911), but there have been many since then. This fall, we'll read some of the most popular. Hallelujah!

This month:
In the Bleak Midwinter (2002) by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Clare Fergusson, the first female priest of an Episcopal church in Millers Kill, New York, finds herself immersed in murder when a newbown baby is abandoned and a young mother is brutally slain, forcing her to dig deeply into the town's secrets.

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday November 12, 2018
misc_none
Veterans Day - Library Closed
Thursday November 15, 2018
misc_none
Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
misc_none
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 November 21, 2018
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 22, 2018
misc_none
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
Friday November 23, 2018
misc_none
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
Thursday November 29, 2018
misc_none
Wallingford Reads YA Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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 December 5, 2018
misc_none
Mystery Book Group: Crime-Solving Clergy
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, was probably the first clergyman/detective (1911), but there have been many since then. This fall, we'll read some of the most popular. Hallelujah!

This month:
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (2012) by James Runcie

Introduces unconventional clergyman Sidney Chambers, who teams up with roguish Inspector Harry Keating to investigate a suspicious suicide, a jewelry theft, the unexplained demise of a jazz promoter, and a shocking art forgery.

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Anime Night: My Hero Academia
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
misc_none
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
Thursday December 20, 2018
misc_none
Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday December 24, 2018
misc_none
Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Tuesday December 25, 2018
misc_none
Christmas - Library Closed
Monday December 31, 2018
misc_none
New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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