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Thursday September 20, 2018
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Resin Jewelry
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Resin jewelry is beautiful and customizable in an infinite amount of ways. And it’s easier to make than it seems! We will use resin, molds, dyes, and small objects to make earrings and pendants.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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

A Widow for One Year by John Irving

Ruth Cole is a complicated and sometimes difficult woman. A Widow for One Year is the story of Ruth's life during three distinct periods, starting in 1958 and ending in 1995 when Ruth, a 41-year-old widow, falls in love for the first time. John Irving's novel, at times comic, at times disturbing, is about the passage of time and the persistence of grief.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday September 22, 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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Behind the Scenes at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Join Library Director Jane Fisher for a walking tour of the Wallingford Public Library and learn about the nitty gritty of how our library works. The one-hour tour will include the Technical Services Department, Collaboratory, RFID sorter system, and other behind-the-scenes features of our library. Everything you never knew you wanted to know about your library. We'll conclude with time for Q&A over snacks.

Registration appreciated.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday September 24, 2018
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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 one "genre"/favorite music is appreciated over another? The impact of the vibrations upon the brain impacts and integrates the left and right brain. The outcome is a more balanced and regenerated self. Come and learn more about your favorite sounds.

Presented by Sharman French, Regional Supervisor, Counseling & Complimentary Therapies at Masonicare Home Health & Hospice.

Co-sponsored by Masonicare.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Duct Tape Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Why should the kids have all the fun? Artist Katie Stevenson will teach you how to make wonderful creations from duct tape at this hands-on workshop. Adults only.

All materials provided.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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WECARE workshop: Start signing!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Give your students a hand in spelling, vocabulary, and other skills by introducing them to sign language. Louise (Roberge) Donovan; teacher and owner for 34 years of Roberge Early Learning Center in Cromwell, will teach you some sign language skills & techniques incorporated through play and music to use with your students. Signing with babies can help them communicate before they can talk and two, three- and four-year-olds usually find signing easy and entertaining because it taps into their natural tendency to communicate using their bodies. Studies have shown that those who were introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) words, such as signs for the weather, colors, numbers, and feelings, did better on vocabulary tests than their peers. Sign language has the potential to encourage communication and prevent melt downs.

Program begins at 6pm 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.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Seeing Allred: Documentary Screening & Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Co- Sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CT NOW).

Seeing Allred is a new documentary that provides a candid look at one of the most public crusaders against the war on women. Through rare archival footage and revealing interviews with both her supporters and critics, this fascinating biographical portrait examines Gloria Allred's personal trauma and assesses both her wins and setbacks on high-profile cases against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump. Join us for this inspiring film, followed by an audience discussion. Popcorn, water, and other snacks will be served.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Laser Etched Slate Coasters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a design to  be laser etched onto a set of slate coasters. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, September 27 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Laser Etched Slate Coasters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a design to  be laser etched onto a set of slate coasters. Basic computer skills required

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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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Introduction to Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This meditation class consists of deep breathing exercises followed by two forms of mindful meditation, which trains the mind to be in the present moment. When we accept that every moment in our lives is all we really have, it helps make life easier by not allowing anxiety, depression, and other emotions control us. It also teaches us to realize that we miss many important things in our daily lives when we are not mindful.

Years ago, during a 10-day practice called Vipassana at a meditation center in Massachusetts, Bill Lynch learned how to calm the mind, see things as they truly are, and live in the present moment. Then he decided that sharing mindful meditation and showing his students a new path would be his passion. Bill has been teaching meditation locally for more than five years.

 

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
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.

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday September 28, 2018
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Ancestry Assistance
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stuck on your family tree? Need help figuring out what to search next? Or just have helpful tips you want to share with others? Then join us for this informal discussion and open search time on Ancestry: Library Edition where you can continue your research with the assistance of a librarian. 

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday October 1, 2018
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Job Search Strategies
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you need a new job, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you're ready to make a change, but don't know where to look for help with your resume or how to find a job online. Join us for a one-hour job search strategy workshop. We will review different library resources, public and online job search tools, and how to effectively use your network in a job search. This class is great for anyone interested in learning different ways to approach looking for a new position. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions about specific jobs. One-on-one classes will be offered separately for individual review of resumes, cover letters, and help with submitting online applications. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Led by Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight into common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 2, 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
 
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Laser Cut Jack-O-Lanterns
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Since putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter would be too messy, we're going to make wooden jack-o-lanterns. You'll design your own jack-o-lantern to be cut out on the laser cutter. Then we’ll assemble and paint the pumpkins. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 4 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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One-on-One Job Search Assistance
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or submitting a job application online? Sign up for an individual session to meet with Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Attendees are encouraged to bring past resumes, reference contacts, lists of past employers for the last three years, with dates and locations, and any other information that might be included in an application and/or resume. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Sessions are 30 minutes and attendees can sign up for up to three non-consecutive sessions. 

Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight on common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Eiseman    
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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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:
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
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

An artist from Art Studio of Connecticut will teach this class, step-by-step, while another artist will assist painters with techniques, color blending, and any help they may need.

Art Studio of Connecticut is an art studio and art gallery located in Southington. 

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Laser Cut Jack-O-Lanterns
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Since putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter would be too messy, we're going to make wooden jack-o-lanterns. You'll design your own jack-o-lantern to be cut out on the laser cutter. Then we’ll assemble and paint the pumpkins. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 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
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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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
 
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools are available at the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Halloween Spell Books
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring out your inner witch by designing the cover of your very own spell book. Perfect for Halloween décor or keeping track of all your spells and potions.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 11 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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One-on-One Job Search Assistance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or submitting a job application online? Sign up for an individual session to meet with Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Attendees are encouraged to bring past resumes, reference contacts, lists of past employers for the last three years, with dates and locations, and any other information that might be included in an application and/or resume. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Sessions are 30 minutes and attendees can sign up for up to three non-consecutive sessions. 

Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight on common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

 
CONTACT:  Sarah Eiseman    
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Paper, Paper Everywhere! What Do I Keep?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you fight stacks of paper, hunt for permission slips, and/or can't stand the condition of your kitchen table?

Break the cycle of piling, hunting, and shuffling paper and stuff when Professional Organizer Anita Taylor shares the magic of creative systems and other unique ways to control those annoying mountains of stuff.

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Halloween Spell Books
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring out your inner witch by designing the cover of your very own spell book. Perfect for Halloween décor or keeping track of all your spells and potions.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. In October, we will be watching and talking about Susan Cain's humorous and thought-provoking TED talk "The Power of Introverts."

There will be new discussions on the second Thursday of each month.

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday October 12, 2018
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The Golden Age of Horror Films of the 1930s and 1940s
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Relive the Golden Age of Hollywood Horror Films with this presentation about Hollywood movies and the colorful actors who starred in them. Among the movies we will discuss include: Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein, and The Mummy featuring actors such as Bella Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Lon Chaney, Jr. We will also discuss how these films that were introduced in the 1930s & 1940s got a second life in the television programs of the 1950s. Presented by Leon DiMartino.

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

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday October 13, 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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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 October 15, 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
 
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One-on-One Job Search Assistance
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or submitting a job application online? Sign up for an individual session to meet with Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Attendees are encouraged to bring past resumes, reference contacts, lists of past employers for the last three years, with dates and locations, and any other information that might be included in an application and/or resume. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Sessions are 30 minutes and attendees can sign up for up to three non-consecutive sessions. 

Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight on common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Eiseman    
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 16, 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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Assorted Leaf Crafts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring Autumn inside by using leaves to make a variety of crafts including leaf coasters, leaf wall hangings, and leaf rubbings. Make as many as you can; you won’t “leaf” empty handed!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 18 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Introduction to Lynda.com
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  203 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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How to Keep the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with Coupons
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We all love the holidays, but the aftermath can be horrifying. It's no fun to pay for your holiday shopping year round. What if you could cut your costs by a minimum of half? All it takes is some savvy shopping and a few tips and tricks.

Join Gina Juliano, The Connecticut Coupon Lady, as she reveals how to:
* Earn Amazon gift cards for free just by doing internet searches
* Earn cash back on all the gifts you purchase online
* Buy $25 restaurant gift cards for as little as $2
* Fill your kids' stockings for free

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Assorted Leaf Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring Autumn inside by using leaves to make a variety of crafts including leaf bowls, leaf wall hangings, and leaf rubbings. Make as many as you can; you won’t “leaf” empty handed!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

In this nostalgic and hilarious memoir of growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1950s, writer Bill Bryson shares stories about his all-American childhood. He recreates the life of his loving but eccentric family and describes an upbringing that is recognizable to any baby boomer and almost foreign to anyone else. The book is a warm, loving and laugh-out-loud description of what it was like to come of age in postwar America.

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

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 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
 
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
Monday October 22, 2018
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iPad OS Hidden Features
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn useful features of the iPad such as editing home screens, sharing content, notifications and notification center, quitting apps, gestures, copy/paste, the App Store and more.  A fundamental understanding of the iPad is required. Please bring your fully charged iPad and applicable passwords.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Needle Felting Fun
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy the art of needle felting,  a craft where soft wool fibers are meshed together using a very sharp burred needle.  You will learn various techniques to create both flat and 3 dimensional projects such as bookmarks, appliques, "paintings" and small sculpted animals that could be ornaments or pins. 

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Stevenson    kmp2kis@comcast.net
LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Wallingford Public Library Association 138th Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us to celebrate our 138th year! After refreshments and a brief business meeting, we will enjoy a presentation by Lhakpa Sherpa, a Nepalese-American mountain climber who has climbed Mount Everest nine times, the most of any woman in the world! Lhakpa’s talk about her experiences climbing Mount Everest includes photos from three different summits and provides insight into the dangers and thrills of the climb. Lhakpa will also discuss her May-June 2019 expedition, when she will be looking to reach the peak for the tenth time.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Book Page Pumpkins
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create festive fall décor by turning an old book into a beautiful orange pumpkin.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 25 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Job Search Strategies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you need a new job, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you're ready to make a change, but don't know where to look for help with your resume or how to find a job online. Join us for a one-hour job search strategy workshop. We will review different library resources, public and online job search tools, and how to effectively use your network in a job search. This class is great for anyone interested in learning different ways to approach looking for a new position. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions about specific jobs. One-on-one classes will be offered separately for individual review of resumes, cover letters, and help with submitting online applications. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required. 

Led by Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight into common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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WECARE workshop: Integrity
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or the state of being whole and undivided. In this workshop we will explore ways to create a culture of integrity in your programs. What do you do in your program when no one is watching? Presented by Robin Min, Director of Good Shepherd Preschool in Wallingford.

Program begins at 6pm 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.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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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Dr. Bizarro's Strange & Obscure Facts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

An illustrated presentation based on Stephen Spignesi’s book Dr. Bizarro’s Eclectic Collection of Strange & Obscure Facts. Topics discussed (with a fascinating accompanying slideshow) include:

• Bizarro Religious Phenomenon
• Bizarro Abilities of Savants
• Bizarro Last Meals
• Bizarro Things People Eat
• Bizarro Tourist Attractions
• Bizarro Facts About the Titanic
• Bizarro Celebrity UFO sightings
…and more!
 
Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 books. He is a retired Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven where he was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award. He lives in New Haven.
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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One-on-One Job Search Assistance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or submitting a job application online? Sign up for an individual session to meet with Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Attendees are encouraged to bring past resumes, reference contacts, lists of past employers for the last three years, with dates and locations, and any other information that might be included in an application and/or resume. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Sessions are 30 minutes and attendees can sign up for up to three non-consecutive sessions. 

Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight on common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Eiseman    
LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Book Page Pumpkins
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create festive fall décor by turning an old book into a beautiful orange pumpkin.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 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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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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.

It's the Spanish Inquisition, and agents of oppression grow deadly for two teens.

         "But there are times

        when peace just becomes a broken mouthful.

        A word that no tongue in the world

        Can pronounce."

        -From The Apprentice's Masterpiece

 Fifteenth-century Spain is a richly multicultural society in which Jews, Muslims and Christians coexist. But under the zealous Christian Queen Isabella, the country abruptly becomes one of the most murderously intolerant places on Earth. 

It is in this atmosphere that the Benvenistes, a family of scribes, attempt to eke out a living. The family has a secret-they are conversos: Jews who converted to Christianity. Now, with neighbors and friends turned into spies, fear hangs in the air.  

One day a young man is delivered to their door. His name is Amir, and he wears the robe and red patch of a Muslim. Fifteen-year-old Ramon Benveniste brrods over Amir's easy acceptance into the family. 

Startling and dramatic events overtake the household, and the family is torn apart. One boy becomes enslaved; the other takes up service for the Inquisitors. Finally, their paths cross again in a stunningly haunting scene.  

Drawing on extensive research, Little has crafted a brilliant and elegantly written story in verse about one of the most politically complex and troubling times in human history-the Spanish Inquisition.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday October 26, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ocean's 8. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Public Library: A to Z
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Whether you're new in town, haven't visited the Wallingford Public Library in ages, or are simply curious to learn more, you're invited to join Library Director Jane Fisher for a slice of pizza and an engaging overview of the materials and services available at the Library. Jane will take you on an A to Z journey and show you why people frequently exclaim, "Wow! I had no idea I could do THAT at the library!" An optional tour of the library follows the presentation.

Registration Appreciated.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday October 27, 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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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
Monday October 29, 2018
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Introduction to Libby
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us to learn about the new Overdrive app named Libby. With Libby, you can check out audiobooks and eBooks to enjoy on your mobile device.  Please bring your up-to-date Wallingford Library card, tablet and/or phone to class.  In addition, please bring all necessary passwords to download apps.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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One-on-One Job Search Assistance
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or submitting a job application online? Sign up for an individual session to meet with Librarian Sarah Eiseman. Attendees are encouraged to bring past resumes, reference contacts, lists of past employers for the last three years, with dates and locations, and any other information that might be included in an application and/or resume. Personal email account, basic computer and mouse knowledge required.

Sessions are 30 minutes and attendees can sign up for up to three non-consecutive sessions. 

Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah worked in professional recruiting, professional development, and Human Resources where she regularly reviewed resumes and other candidate material. Her work with applicants has given her insight on common mistakes job seekers make, things that are priorities for employers, and resources that can be used more effectively in a job search. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Eiseman    
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Vinyl Decorated Aprons
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Customize an apron with vinyl decals, just in time for Thanksgiving! Using our Silhouette Cameo, we’ll cut out designs on heat transfer vinyl and then iron them on to aprons. Basic computer skills required.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register for this program if you have attended it previously.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 1 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 November 1, 2018
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Vinyl Decorated Aprons
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Customize an apron with vinyl decals, just in time for Thanksgiving! Using our Silhouette Cameo, we’ll cut out designs on heat transfer vinyl and then iron them on to aprons. Basic computer skills required.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register for this program if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 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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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
Monday November 5, 2018
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Handmade Travel Journal Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Make a softcover pamphlet stitched journal with pockets! You will learn the bookbinding basics, and discover how to use a bone folder and awl. In this project, we will use two stitching techniques for one book. 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday November 6, 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
 
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Autumn Luminaries
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Upcycle an old can into a fall themed luminary. Using a stencil, we’ll punch holes in the can to create a design for the light to come through.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 8 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday November 7, 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:
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
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 November 8, 2018
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Autumn Luminaries
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Upcycle an old can into a fall themed luminary. Using a stencil, we’ll punch holes in the can to create a design for the light to come through.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Veterans Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

To commemorate Veterans Day, a panel of four veterans will recount their experiences.

1. Marc Youngquist is a retired MSgt U.S. Army. His book, The 143rd in Iraq, is about his time in various deployments. Copies of Marc's book will be for sale at this event. The proceeds from his book benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation to help blind veterans. Marc was awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.

2. Tom Kittle, U.S. Coast Guard, served in combat in Vietnam, PO2 E-5. He will speak about his river patrols with the U.S. Navy. Tom has been awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

3. Dennis Mannion, USMC, fought at the Siege of Khe Sanh. He is the recipient of two Purple Hearts, USMC Combat Action Ribbon, and Presidential Unit Citation. Dennis is a retired coach and teacher from Sheehan High School.

4. Hamlet Hernandez had various depolyments and experiences as an officer with the U.S. Marines. He is the superintendent of the Branford Public Schools.

Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. In November, we will be watching and discussing Casey Gerald's thought-provoking TED talk "The Importance of Doubt." There will be new discussions on the second Thursday of each month.

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday November 10, 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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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools are available at the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM (meeting second Wednesday in November due to Thanksgiving).  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 November 15, 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
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 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
 
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Welcome the Holidays With Your Handmade Wreath
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a one-of-a-kind wreath to kick off the holiday season. All supplies are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own gardening/work gloves, pliers, and pruners. In addition, you may bring and share the following natural materials from your own yards (8" or longer pieces will be best): 

Evergreens--needled or broadleaved--such as pine, fir, spruce, rhododendron, mountain laurel, holly, boxwood, ivy, etc.

Berries: holly, winterberry, rosehips, juniper, etc.

Dried seed heads: flower, weed, ornamental grass, etc.

Cones: pine, fir, spruce, etc.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space contraints, please do not register if you have attended this program previously.

Instructor Jude Hsiang has been exploring the use of plants to add color to her knitting and weaving projects for four decades. A UConn Extension Advanced Master Gardener, she is an instructor and county coordinator for the program. She also works at Broken Arrow Nursery and is a member of the boards of the Experiment Station Associate and Connecticut Botanical Society.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape Study Room 4 for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Now recruiting adults 18+ to seal the interdimensional rift!

Use teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles, decode messages, find keys, unlock containers, and achieve the objective of Study Room 4 in under 60 minutes!

The story so far... In the early 1980s, under mysterious circumstances, Margaret Taber moved her ancestral house from 200 North Main Street -- the same plot of land the Wallingford Public Library sits on today. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the Taber House -- and close an interdimensional rift.

Registration required. The room can accommodate teams of 4 people. Participants must register individually. Days and times vary.

$15 donation per person to benefit the library must be received within one week of registration. Payment can be made in person or through our website. If making your donation online, please enter "Escape Room" into the Additional Comments box.

Preview the Escape Room

 

There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday November 20, 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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WECARE workshop: Yoga
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zorayda Cocchi, well known Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor will teach you yoga & meditation techniques & skills to use with your students. Yoga provides the following benefits: It enhances physical flexibility, refines balance and coordination, develops focus and concentration, boosts self-esteem and confidence and strengthens the mind-body connection.  Yoga also provides tools for practicing compassion, mindfulness & generosity.

*(Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Program begins at 7pm preceded by a light meal at 6:30 pm for those who register. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Laser Cut Snowmen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating them using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! 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, November 29 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday November 24, 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
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 November 29, 2018
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Laser Cut Snowmen
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating them using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! 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, November 20 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Monday, October 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 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
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wine Cork Holiday Trees
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Using hot glue and paint, turn ordinary wine corks into a fun holiday tabletop tree.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 6 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

Please note: Registration for this program will open on Wednesday, November 21 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 5, 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:
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
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 December 6, 2018
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Wine Cork Holiday Trees
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Using hot glue and paint, turn ordinary wine corks into a fun holiday tabletop tree.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday December 8, 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 December 11, 2018
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your projects to work on, share inspiration, ideas, patterns, & sourcing, and join us to chat about all things beading. This drop-in group is for adults interested in making jewelry who are willing to learn from and share with each other. This is not a class or workshop. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic jewelry making tools are available at the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Wear Nature's Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This workshop will introduce the ancient craft of using plant material--from common garden plants to exotic materials and techniques--to dye textiles. Participants will tie-dye a silk scarf to take home while learning how to add color to their clothing and surroundings with ease, low cost, safety and environmental sensitivity. 

Instructor Jude Hsiang has been exploring the use of plants to add color to her knitting and weaving projects for four decades. A UConn Extension Advanced Master Gardener, she is an instructor and county coordinator for the program. She also works at Broken Arrow Nursery and is a member of the boards of the Experiment Station Associate and Connecticut Botanical Society.

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

Please note: This is a repeat program. Due to space constraints, please do not register for this program if you have attended previously.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 December 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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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. In December, we will be watching and discussing Hans Rosling's "How Not to be Ignorant about the World." There will be new discussions on the second Thursday of each month.

Registration is required, as seating is limited.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday December 15, 2018
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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 December 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
 
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Collaboratory the third Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for you next project.  There are 4 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats,  cutting table, scissors, rulers, and  more!  Be sure to view the long arm machine and the Juki sewing machine, both require training and will need to be reserved when you plan to use them. Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!  

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 December 20, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 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
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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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
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 December 27, 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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