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Tuesday November 20, 2018
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WECARE workshop: Yoga
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

*(Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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

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

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating them using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 29 at 3:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Laser Cut Snowmen
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating them using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Haunted Gargoyle Ornaments
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Haunt your holidays!  Learn basic clay sculpting techniques and make your own pet gargoyle to hang on your tree or to keep you company at your desk.   All sculptures will be featured in the display cases in the library’s front hallway and returned to you in time for the holidays!  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: Outrun the Moon by Stacey 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.

Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, San Francisco in 1906, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.


On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. Now she’s forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Saturday December 1, 2018
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The Village: Life in New Haven's Little Italy
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Director Steve Hamm, Editor Scott Amore, and Frank Carrano who grew up in Wooster Square and inspired the film, The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy, for a special screening and discussion.

The Village tells the story of the city’s Wooster Square neighborhood, which for many years was a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. Using oral history interviews, photos from family albums, and historic films and photographs, the documentary explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today, few descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their community remain—in the church, the ethnic societies and their festas, and the pizza joints and pastry shops. Most vividly, the village lives on in the fond memories of the people who grew up there.

Come to view the documentary, ask the filmmakers questions, and share your own experiences!

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday December 4, 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
 
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SCOW School of Music: Festival of Spanish Carols
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Spanish Community of Wallingford School of Music will present its annual Festival of Christmas Carols (villancicos) from Spain and Mexico. The carols will be sung in Spanish by the children, ages 6 to 13.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Anime Night: My Hero Academia
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday December 8, 2018
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Etsy Artisan Holiday Bazaar
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Over the past 3 years, Wallingford Public Library has been proud to offer an introductory entrepreneurship workshop for crafters in partnership with Etsy, a global e-commerce platform for handcrafted goods. The program was presented in memory of Marcia W. Fix, an avid quilter, knitter and WPL librarian, by her family. A select group of crafters from all three graduating classes will come together this December to offer a personalized shopping experience. While the crafters each have their own online presence, don’t miss this unique chance to see the artisan goods in-person and meet each of the artists.

Please join us on December 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room for this festive gathering. Meet the artists, sample their goods, and purchase unique handcrafted items. This event will offer gifts, such as handmade soaps and lotions, photography, original prints, textiles, pottery, jewelry and more, for everyone on your shopping list. 

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday December 10, 2018
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Kaiholunuie
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kaiholunuie, Connecticut's premier Polynesian Dance Company, will take you on a tour of the islands through song and dance. Basic Hula and Tahitian dance steps will be demonstrated during this fun, interactive performance. All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Wine Cork Holiday Trees
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Make Your Own Gingerbread House
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to join us to make a Gingerbread House to celebrate the holiday season!  Materials to build the house will be provided.  Please bring your own candy decorations and something flat and sturdy to build and carry your house home on.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All ages welcome. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning November 14th. Open online registration will begin November 28thDue to space constraints, everyone attending the program, whether building their own house or not, must be registered in order to enter the Community Room.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Make Your Own Gingerbread House
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to join us to make a Gingerbread House to celebrate the holiday season!  Materials to build the house will be provided.  Please bring your own candy decorations and something flat and sturdy to build and carry your house home on.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All ages welcome. Registration is required. Wallingford residents may call (203) 284-6436 or stop by to pre-register beginning November 14th. Open online registration will begin November 28thDue to space constraints, everyone attending the program, whether building their own house or not, must be registered in order to enter the Community Room.

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Fandoms Unite!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Fandom as a whole is a subculture that celebrates a mutual bond formed between people over a book series, television show, movie, band, or other form of pop culture. 

Come and celebrate your fandom and learn about others!  Geek out with other devotees and celebrate fandom through crafts, discussions, and debates.  Cosplay always welcome. Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is encouraged. 

Meet in the Teen Area

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash/Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
 
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Lean to Play Dungeons and Dragons
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome to a world of high fatasy, high stakes, and high adventure- it's Dungeons and Dragons!

Have you always wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons??  Join Zack the Dungeon Master and learn the basics of the game so that you and your friends can begin role-playing! 

All materials provided.  Advance registration appreciated.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash/ Zach Fazekas  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday December 14, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Crazy Rich Asians. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday December 18, 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
 
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Alcohol Ink Ornaments
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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.

A Memoir of the Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
 
 
 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday December 28, 2018
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Anime Night: Seraph of the End
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

Japanese snacks always served.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Anime Night: No Game, No Life
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

Japanese snacks always served.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Anime Night: Case Closed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Otaku!

If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be...

Japanese snacks always served.

Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Bead 'n Banter
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory

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