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Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Pine Cone Fire Starters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Turn pine cones into decorative, wax coated fire starters! 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Pine Cone Fire Starters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Turn pine cones into decorative, wax coated fire starters! 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday January 25, 2019
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Back It Up: Exploring Your Options for Digital Backups
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

A Simple Favor. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday January 26, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday January 28, 2019
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Meet the Author: Ken Lynch
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Introduction to the Laser Cutter
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

There's nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card! In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments. These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whomever you want. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Valentine's Day Cards
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

There's nothing wrong with buying a greeting card at the store, but there is no better way to let your loved ones how you feel than by giving them a customized handmade card! In this class we will use the Silhouette Cameo machine to create customized greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. The Cameo does a great job of cutting paper, and can also do beautiful calligraphy using the pen attachments. These tools make creating stunning cards easy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is a good opportunity to make a card for the occasion, but feel free to make a card for whatever or whomever you want. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday February 2, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Yoga with Ramesh Patel
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This yoga class focuses on creating energy from within. It also concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. During the class, we will focus on breathing techniques while doing the asanas (poses). The class will be a slower pace and focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses.
 
Please bring your own yoga mat, and do not eat a heavy meal before class.
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday February 4, 2019
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Photo Editing for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

This month:
The Thin Man [1933] by Dashiell Hammett
In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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One Book, One Wallingford - Book Reveal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One Book for our community to read! Which book is it? Who is the author?

Our goal of One Book, One Wallingford is to bring the community together in reading and discussing a book. Join us in the Book Nook across from the Check Out Desk to find out which book has been chosen, what other events have been planned, and pick up your free ticket to the author’s talk and book signing on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm at Mark T. Sheehan High School.

 
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DIY Knot Pillows
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sew your own cozy, decorative pillow- and then tie it in a knot! Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday February 7, 2019
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DIY Knot Pillows
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sew your own cozy, decorative pillow- and then tie it in a knot! Experience with a sewing machine preferred.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Saturday February 9, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday February 11, 2019
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Introduction to Word
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. You will create, format, and save  a document. The class also will cover tasks such as text justification, font modification, insertion of images, and hyperlinking. A fundamental understanding of computers is required.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Eating Animals - Documentary Screening and Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE GRAY-WULFF ENVIRONMENTAL SERIES.

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Attorney Dyke Spear Evaluates UFO Evidence
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

As a spokesman and field investigator for the CT Chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), Attorney Dyke Spear is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the last 35 years Attorney Spear has interacted, researched, and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world.

Much of the information he has learned is unknown to the general public and involves personalities such as astronauts Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra, abductee Travis Walton, and show business diva Eartha Kitt. A practicing attorney since 1960, Spear presents a unique analysis of the UFO enigma.

Occasionally controversial—but always colorful—Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO mystery.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Painting with Stencils
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Painting with Stencils
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss the "ideas worth spreading" in a timely TED Talk. In February, we will be watching and discussing Andrew Solomon's TED Talk called
"How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday February 15, 2019
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boy Erased. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday February 16, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Wills, Trusts, and Probate: Ask a Probate Attorney
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine

The Bergman clan is a loving and complicated family, filled with in-laws, ex-in-laws, same-sex spouses and a matriarch who is suddenly and surprisingly as rebellious as her grandchildren. Schine's novel is a warm and funny look at three generations coming of age together.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday February 22, 2019
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Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Saturday February 23, 2019
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Mini Golf at the Library!
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Warm up with us on a winter weekend as we transform the library into a mini-golf course, complete with refreshments and live entertainment.

$15 family admission (2 adults and 3 children) or $5 per adult and $3 per child. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

This year’s Mini Golf proceeds will support the Library’s forthcoming Wonder Room, a dynamic, flexible area within our Children’s Library that will host 21st century children’s programming. The Wonder Room will feature a mini-makerspace for children’s STEM and maker programs, age-appropriate space for baby & toddler programs, and furnishings for students and families to collaborate on assignments and projects.

LOCATION: Community Room
Sunday February 24, 2019
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Mini Golf at the Library!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Warm up with us on a winter weekend as we transform the library into a mini-golf course, complete with refreshments and live entertainment.

$15 family admission (2 adults and 3 children) or $5 per adult and $3 per child. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

This year’s Mini Golf proceeds will support the Library’s forthcoming Wonder Room, a dynamic, flexible area within our Children’s Library that will host 21st century children’s programming. The Wonder Room will feature a mini-makerspace for children’s STEM and maker programs, age-appropriate space for baby & toddler programs, and furnishings for students and families to collaborate on assignments and projects.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Bring Your Ideas to Life With Arduino
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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


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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, this book is written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Introduction to the Collaboratory
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

For the past two years that the Collaboratory has been open, you may have been wondering just what it is, or what you can actually do in there. This class will teach you about all the resources we have available for you, answer any questions you have, and show you examples of what you can do with the technology.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Meet the Author: Joanna Schaffhausen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New England author Joanna Schaffhausen’s debut novel, The Vanishing Season, earned her great kudos, being named to the Indie Next List and an Amazon Book of the Month for December 2017. In her follow-up, No Mercy, released on January 15th, Police Officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI Profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases.

Booklist said, “Ellery and Reed are a complex team whose damaged psyches and feelings for each other make them a believable force for better in a city with a rough past. Schaffhausen writes gritty characters and weary victims with great skill, and she likely has another hit on her hands here. Give this one to…readers who like determined heroines who have a way with cold cases.”

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Silhouette Mint Stamps
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Use our Silhouette Mint machine to create your very own custom stamp. Create a design or make a personalized return address stamp. Basic computer skills required. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Silhouette Mint Stamps
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use our Silhouette Mint machine to create your very own custom stamp. Create a design or make a personalized return address stamp. Basic computer skills required. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. All materials provided. This program is also being held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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. Jennifer Nash will moderate.  Author Natasha Friend will join us for discussion!  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.  

For Quinn McAvoy, losing her hair the summer before eighth grade was the beginning of the end.  Suddenly she was Pluto: a has-been planet, too dwarf-like and unimportant to hang with the other celestial bodies.  Quinn gets a second chance when her family moves across the country a week before her freshman year.  No one in Gull’s Head, Massachusetts, know that Quinn has alopecia, the autoimmune disorder that took the hair she never really thought about—until it was gone.  No one knows the wig she’s wearing isn’t her real hair.  All Quinn wants is to blend in with the crowd.  When the popular girls mistake her as one of their own, Quinn plays along, until a boy in a wheelchair, who’s been hurt even more than she has, turns Quinn’s carefully constructed world on its head.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday March 2, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday March 4, 2019
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Calligraphy: An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday March 9, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday March 11, 2019
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Calligraphy: An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss the "ideas worth spreading" in a timely TED Talk. In March, we will be watching and discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story."

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

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

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Melted Crayon Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Melted Crayon Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday March 23, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday March 30, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

14 participants max

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

This month:
The Beekeeper's Apprentice [1994] by Laurie King
A chance meeting with an elderly beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher. This is not a "Sherlock Holmes" story. It is the story of a modern young woman who comes to know and work with Holmes, the story of young woman coming to terms with herself and with this older man who embodies the age that is past. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday April 6, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Computer Tutoring
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday April 13, 2019
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Saturday April 20, 2019
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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
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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WECARE workshop: Dealing with difficult behaviors
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Saturday May 18, 2019
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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
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
6:30 PM - 8:30 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: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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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 June 4, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Mystery Book Group: Partners in Crime - Detecting Duos
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday June 8, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Jewelry & Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Saturday June 22, 2019
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday June 27, 2019
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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 July 2, 2019
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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
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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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
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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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
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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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
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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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
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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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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