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Tuesday September 28, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

< VIRTUAL PROGRAM >

Team up with family and friends or play alone!

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-284-6425  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Bookbinding
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program will provide a tutorial for a simple sewn binding. This technique is great for beginners and those who would like to learn a bit of history and terminology related to bookbinding.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Bookbinding
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This program will provide a tutorial for a simple sewn binding. This technique is great for beginners and those who would like to learn a bit of history and terminology related to bookbinding.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There is 1 space available.
 
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Truth Be Told Nonfiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Girls of Tender Age by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

This compelling memoir, a vivid account of growing up in a working-class Italian Catholic neighborhood in Hartford, Conn in the years after World War II, interweaves charming stories from the author's childhood with the grim background of a serial killer whose evil acts haunted the author for decades.

On Monday, October 4th at 7 pm, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith will be speaking about Girls of Tender Age and her other books, answering questions and signing copies of her book at the library. Come join us!

Moderated by Educator Susan Gomes. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday October 4, 2021
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Meet the Author: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Mary-Ann Tirone Smith is the author of Girls of Tender Age, Dirty Water, a Red Sox mystery (with Jere Smith), the Poppy Rice mysteries and several stand-alone novels. She was born and raised in Hartford and lived most of her life in Connecticut. She will be joining us to talk about Girls of Tender Age, to read from a work-in-progress, to answer questions and to sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

WATCH THE RECORDING: Can't make it? The program will be recorded and uploaded to the library's YouTube the day after.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203.284.6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Enchilada Cooking Demonstration
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we want to celebrate with you! Join Spanish Community of Wallingford and Ana Avila of Rivas Taqueria to learn all about how to make enchiladas! The presentation will be in Spanish and English.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions. You can also watch live on Facebook without registering.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require this event to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Mystery Book Group
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota - population 3,752. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much left in life that can shock him. But when the town's judge, Robert Parrant, is brutally murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption and scandal.

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

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org


Fall 2021: Land of 10,000 Lakes

The stereotypical behavior of people from Minnesota (courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered) is popularly known as “Minnesota nice.” The cultural characteristics of "Minnesota nice" include polite friendliness, an aversion to open confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a direct fuss or stand out, apparent emotional restraint, and self-deprecation. But clearly, not everyone in Minnesota behaves that way  — as these four novels illustrate.

CONTACT:  Carole Shmurak    cshmurak@gmail.com
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Needle Felted Pumpkins
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of needle felting, a craft that uses barbed needles to create 3D objects from wool, by making a felted pumpkin! No previous experience with textile arts required.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Needle Felted Pumpkins
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the basics of needle felting, a craft that uses barbed needles to create 3D objects from wool, by making a felted pumpkin! No previous experience with textile arts required.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Classics Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In a small Puritan community, a woman has a baby but her husband has been away for years. She is forced to wear a bright red "A" to publicize her disgrace as an adulteress. When her jealous husband returns, he becomes obsessed with finding out who fathered the baby. Hawthorne's story of punishment and reconciliation explores the concepts of sin, guilt and pride.

Moderated by Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-284-6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

There are many spaces available.
Monday October 11, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

< VIRTUAL PROGRAM >

Team up with family and friends or play alone!

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Laser Cut Jack O' Lantern
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (that would end badly). What we will be doing is making our own wooden Jack O’ Lantern using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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Laser Cut Jack O' Lantern
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (that would end badly). What we will be doing is making our own wooden Jack O’ Lantern using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years!

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Talking TED @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken on Zoom to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event. In October, we will watch and discuss Susan Savage-Rumbaugh's 2004 TED Talk "The Gentle Genius of Bonobos."

Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.

There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday October 16, 2021
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Monday October 18, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Conversation on Race: An Expert Panel on Housing Inequality
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

< VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON PROGRAM >*

Our conversations on race are back with an expert panel to discuss housing inequality in Connecticut, including how it got this way, where we are now, and what YOU can do about it. Panel will include opportunities for Q&A.

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 reignited protests and discussion around police brutality, white supremacy, and systemic racism. Join us for this series of open and empathetic conversations about race, community, and opportunities for change and healing. All are welcome

Panelists:

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require this event to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Halloween Scene Box
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make a spooky Halloween Scene Box in this class! We will be painting and assembling laser cut parts to make a box with a scene of a haunted house in a graveyard. These boxes would be perfect as a centerpiece or on a mantle.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 21, 2021
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Halloween Scene Box
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a spooky Halloween Scene Box in this class! We will be painting and assembling laser cut parts to make a box with a scene of a haunted house in a graveyard. These boxes would be perfect as a centerpiece or on a mantle.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
 
When the new owners of a radio station tell Vermonter, local ale lover and radio personality Vern Barclay he can’t be critical of big media on his show he pushes back and is forced to go underground to plan acts of resistance, including hacking into the sound system of a Bennington Starbucks to broadcast a Radio Free Vermont podcast touting the value of buying local. McKibben's playful fable of a novel is about the value and power of smallness in a globalized world

Moderated by Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Monday October 25, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

 
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Wallingford Public Library Association 141st Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to celebrate our 141st year! Festivities will include a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation by Hartford Happiness Club Founder Audrey Carlson on how to choose happiness. All are welcome!

Through the art of storytelling Audrey Carlson will offer guidance on how to navigate through the challenges life presents, including how gratitude paves the way to benefits, the theraputic benefits of unplugging, and finding answers in nature.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

Click here to register.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during the event or may move all sessions to Zoom. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell  203-265-6754  lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Poet Laureate Presents: Meet Author Roya Hakakian
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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This program is co-sponsored by Wallingford’s Poet Laureate, Debora Kuan.

Roya Hakakian is an author and Persian poet whose opinion columns, essays and book reviews appear in publications such as the New York Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and NPR’s All Things Considered. She is the author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran, a memoir of growing up as a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, about Iran's terror campaign against exiled dissidents in Western Europe and two collections of poetry in Persian. Her most recent book, A Beginner's Guide to America, For the Immigrant and the Curious, was published in March.

She will be joining us to talk about A Beginner's Guide to America, to answer questions and to sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: The program will be streamed live from the library straight to your home through Zoom. Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

ATTEND IN-PERSON: Masks are still required to be worn in the library at all times. Attendance will be limited.

WATCH THE RECORDING: Can't make it? The program will be recorded and uploaded to the library's YouTube the day after.

Registration required.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203) 284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-284-6410  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Sewn Owl Pin Cushions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create an owl pin cushion during this class which will be fun for novice and veteran sewers alike! There will be both machine and hand sewing.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday October 28, 2021
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Sewn Owl Pin Cushions
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create an owl pin cushion during this class which will be fun for novice and veteran sewers alike! There will be both machine and hand sewing.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Monday November 1, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday November 4, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Monday November 8, 2021
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Virtual Course: Data Analytics 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Tuesday November 9, 2021
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Register for a one-on-one computer tutoring session with volunteers from Choate. Learn about keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, internet searching, online job applications, or social media. You can bring your own device or the library can supply a laptop for your tutoring session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png
Virtual Course: Tableau
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Virtual Course: Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Virtual Course: SQL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. You must attend all 6 classes. View syllabus

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs.  There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

For more information about Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

Saturday November 20, 2021
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Friday November 26, 2021
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Saturday December 18, 2021
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Meets virtually via Zoom. Interested in participating? Contact Leah Farrell, lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Eve - Library Closed
Saturday January 1, 2022
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New Year's Day - Library Closed
Monday January 17, 2022
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
Sunday February 20, 2022
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Monday February 21, 2022
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Presidents' Day - Library Closed
Sunday April 17, 2022
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Saturday May 28, 2022
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Monday May 30, 2022
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Monday July 4, 2022
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Saturday September 3, 2022
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Monday September 5, 2022
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Friday November 11, 2022
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Wednesday November 23, 2022
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 24, 2022
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Friday November 25, 2022
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Saturday December 24, 2022
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Monday December 26, 2022
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Saturday December 31, 2022
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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