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Thursday October 1, 2020
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Staff Development Day - Library Closed
Monday October 5, 2020
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Classics Book Club @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Persuasion by Jane Austen

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

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

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday October 7, 2020
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Mystery Book Group: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser

Fall 2020: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Thursday October 8, 2020
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Talking TED @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Monday October 12, 2020
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Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Take Home Kit: Laser Cut USA Puzzle

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

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday October 14, 2020
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Virtual Program: Fake News & Information Literacy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Thursday October 15, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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

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

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

Hosted by VNA Community Healthcare & Wallingford Health Department

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

Questions? Call the Flu Hotline: 203.458.5920

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

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

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

Monday October 19, 2020
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Take Home Kit: Gargoyle Wreaths

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

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation about Race
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM WAS RESCHEDULED FROM 9/22

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

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

All are welcome.

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

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Virtual Cider Tasting with New England Cider Company
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Virtual Program: Introduction to Creativebug
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Creativebug is an online database that has instructional art & craft video classes to teach you how to complete a specific project. Creativebug has classes on sewing & quilting, jewelry making, knitting & crochet, baking, drawing, and more! There are over 1,000 classes to choose from to help you start or continue your crafting journey. This class will teach you how to set up your Creativebug account and how to use the database. Please note: Creativebug is only available to Wallingford Library cardholders.

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Monday October 26, 2020
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Wallingford Public Library Association 140th Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Jane Fisher  203-265-6754  
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Virtual Program: Laser Cut Mini Coffin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Mystery Book Group: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Fall 2020: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun

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

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

The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum

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

CONTACT:  Carole Shmurak    cshmurak@gmail.com
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Thursday November 19, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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

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

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

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 26, 2020
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Thursday December 17, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

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

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

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

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

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