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Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Alcohol Ink Coasters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Coasters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: X by Ilyasah Shabazz
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday June 4, 2018
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Hand Embroidery Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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A Night of Hope & Action with Love146
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention education. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for Love146, the hope of ending it is a reality.

Join us for a night of hope and action as Love146 presents an exploration of the problem of human trafficking in Connecticut and around the world. Their representatives will teach us the signs and practical ways we can fight to end slavery once and for all.

Co-sponsored by The Eatery.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Mystery Book Group: Native American Sleuths
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Portraits
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday June 8, 2018
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Wallingford Garden Club Flower Show
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The members of the Wallingford Garden Club have been planning this event for more than a year, so we hope you come and enjoy “Leafing Through Literature.”

The Community Room will house the Design Division, entitled “A Novel Idea.” There will be 24 floral arrangements based on classic and mystery novels with garden themes. These creative arrangements will all be designed by members of the Wallingford Garden Club. Also in the Community Room, the Educational Division exhibits “The Play’s The Thing”—trifold displays with photos of projects undertaken by the Garden Club’s Civic, Garden Therapy, and Youth Committees.

The exhibits in all of the Divisions will be judged by National Garden Clubs Accredited Judges. The judges award ribbons for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in each class.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Garden Club Flower Show
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The members of the Wallingford Garden Club have been planning this event for more than a year, so we hope you come and enjoy “Leafing Through Literature.”

The Collins Room will showcase the Horticulture Division, entitled “Poetry in Motion.” Here you can view container-grown plants as well as cut perennials, flowering vines, evergreen branches, foliage plants, and herbs.

The exhibits in all of the Divisions will be judged by National Garden Clubs Accredited Judges. The judges award ribbons for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in each class.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday June 9, 2018
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Wallingford Garden Club Flower Show
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The members of the Wallingford Garden Club have been planning this event for more than a year, so we hope you come and enjoy “Leafing Through Literature.”

The Collins Room will showcase the Horticulture Division, entitled “Poetry in Motion.” Here you can view container-grown plants as well as cut perennials, flowering vines, evergreen branches, foliage plants, and herbs.

The exhibits in all of the Divisions will be judged by National Garden Clubs Accredited Judges. The judges award ribbons for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in each class.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Wallingford Garden Club Flower Show
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The members of the Wallingford Garden Club have been planning this event for more than a year, so we hope you come and enjoy “Leafing Through Literature.”

The Community Room will house the Design Division, entitled “A Novel Idea.” There will be 24 floral arrangements based on classic and mystery novels with garden themes. These creative arrangements will all be designed by members of the Wallingford Garden Club. Also in the Community Room, the Educational Division exhibits “The Play’s The Thing”—trifold displays with photos of projects undertaken by the Garden Club’s Civic, Garden Therapy, and Youth Committees.

The exhibits in all of the Divisions will be judged by National Garden Clubs Accredited Judges. The judges award ribbons for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in each class.

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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Organize Your Day With Your Apple Device
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


In this class we will learn about Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders.  You'll learn how these tools work and how they are integrated with each other to help you organize your day.  Please bring your Apple ID & password, iPad and/or Macbook.  A fundamental understanding of your Apple product is required.
 

LOCATION: Board Room
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Wills, Trusts, and Probate: Ask a Probate Attorney
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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DIY Artwork Display Board
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Zentangle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday June 14, 2018
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DIY Artwork Display Board
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION 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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Author Talk - Jim Smith: A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday June 15, 2018
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Yoga with Ramesh Patel
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This yoga class focuses on creating energy from within. It also concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. During the class, we will focus on breathing techniques while doing the asanas (seated poses). The class will be a slower pace and focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses.
 
Please bring your own yoga mat, and do not eat a heavy meal before class.
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Black Panther. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday June 18, 2018
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No Place Like Home: The World-Class Landscapes and Environmental History of the Wallingford Region
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Join us for an illustrated lecture presenting highlights from the new book, The Traprock Landscapes of New England: Environment, History, and Culture by Peter LeTourneau, Ph.D. and Robert Pagini.

Born and raised in Meriden, Robert Pagini and Dr. LeTourneau were inspired from an early age by the spectacular landscapes of the local region. Once called "the boldest and most beautiful" landscapes of New England, thousands of visitors, including scientists, writers, artists, and landscape tourists, flocked to the traprock hills for inspiration. Two of the most important American landscape paintings, Thomas Cole's "Oxbow" and "West Rock" by Frederic Church, feature Connecticut Valley landscapes. The traprock hills surrounding Wallingford played a key role in early scientific discoveries and the development of landscape tourism. Nearby Hubbard Park, designed by the firm founded by Frederick Law Olmstead was praised as one of the finest municipal parks of its time. The open space environments and clean water supplied by the traprock hills comprise critical natural resources for the region. Dr. LeTourneau will present interesting facts, historic images, and Mr. Pagini's beautiful photographs of Wallingford and the nearby areas in the Connecticut Valley.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Reiki 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing practice promoting physical healing and self-improvement by reducing “stress” trapped in the body, which can manifest in a physical, emotional, or spiritual state of imbalance. This presentation by Reiki Master Practitioner/Instructor Lynn Camera will provide you with a better understanding of our connection to the universe and people around us through “Ki” or life force energy as you learn about your energy centers and how they influence the body both physically and emotionally.

Lynn will explore the Reiki experience, answering the most commonly asked questions such as: What is Reiki? How does it work? What does a session feel like? What are the benefits? What can I expect during and after a session?

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday June 20, 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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The Wide World of Astrology
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Most people encounter the “study of the stars” while reading horoscope forecasts for the zodiac signs. But there’s so much more to this field. Astrology examines literally “everything under the Sun,” with a fascinating array of specialties. And there’s more to you than that one sign you call yours. Come hear Janet Booth, an astrologer with more than 40 years of experience review the connections between the sky and our lives on earth, and learn something about yourself in the process.

Janet Booth (AstrologyBooth.com) serves an international clientele of individuals and businesses. Since 2000, she has written Janet’s Plan-its astrology calendars and hosted LOOKING UP on West Hartford Community Television. Janet is also an instrumental leader of the Astrological Society of Connecticut (myasc.org).

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

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Introduction to hoopla
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hoopla is the Library’s service for borrowing digital movies, music, and audiobooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search their catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card, your device, and any associated passwords to class. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Easy Ink Silhouette Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, June 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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Literacy Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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What You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell a Home
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thinking about getting rid of cable? This lecture-style class will explore Internet-based streaming services and various devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription.

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Deborah Ward  (203) 265-6754  dward@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Wood Burned Photo Transfers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use a wood burning tool to transfer ink from a photograph to a decorative piece of wood to give the image a distressed, rustic feel. Please bring a digital copy of a photograph to class. Basic computer skills required.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION 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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday June 29, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Game Night. Rated R.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday July 3, 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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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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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
Monday July 16, 2018
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Mushroom ID for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you mystified by wild mushrooms? Curious? Scared? Or do they make you hungry?

Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and eat the fungi in New England. They will dispel common myths, teach you how to safely identify mushrooms with visual clues and guidebooks, and discuss mycophagy (the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms. The 3 Foragers are from southeastern Connecticut and are members of the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, as well as avid food foragers. Visit their blog about their adventures and travels.

CONTACT:  Karen Monger    kraczewski@comcast.net
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday July 18, 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
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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The World of Harmonica
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The harmonica is a worldwide instrument voicing the music of hundreds of cultures. And one simple reason could be its SIZE. It fits in your pocket. What is intriguing is the harmonica's ability, when played by masters, to encompass all genres of musical style -- from Classical to Jazz to Near Eastern to Blues to Country, etc.

Using story telling and historical facts, as well as playing the instrument in many styles, presenter Bob Hennessy will open your ears and mind to "the world of harmonica." This fast-paced program is both entertaining and educational, and will delight people of all ages!

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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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 August 8, 2018
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Understanding Your Best Friend
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

If you want to gain a much better undertsanding of your dog and his/her challenging behaviors, this presentation led by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener (philthedoglistener.com), is for you!

Learn:
* How canines see the human world
* How canines communicate, including the importance of eye contact and movement
* The underlying reasons for your dog's behaviors, like nervousness, toileting indoors, incessant barking, aggression, jumping on people, posturing for attention, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, pulling on the leash, etc.

Simple, dog-friendly changesin how you interact with your dog will transform his/her behavior in a lasting way. And in doing so, you will have a calmer,happier dog and a more enjoyable relationship.

Bring your questions, but not your dog, for a fun and informative session!

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday August 15, 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
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
misc_none
Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday September 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
 
misc_none
Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
misc_none
WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Mystery Book Group: Crime-Solving Clergy
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
misc_none
Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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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 Performance
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Members of the WPL Play Readers will perform scenes from "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon.
LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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
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
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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How to Keep the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with Coupons
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday 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
 
misc_none
WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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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
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday 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
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday 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
 
misc_none
WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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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
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
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.265.6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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