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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
 
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Custom Mason Jar Glasses
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come start off summer by turning an ordinary mason jar into a custom, laser etched cup. Perfect for a cool drink on a hot day! Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, July 19 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Clay Fantasy Castles
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Deb Jaffe to create your own unique castle out of clay.  Perhaps you will choose to make a gargoyle on one of the turrets, a small garden, a whimsical balcony, or a small bird in the window.  All materials provided.  Please register in advance.  Open to all entering grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203 265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Custom Mason Jar Glasses
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come start off summer by turning an ordinary mason jar into a custom, laser etched cup. Perfect for a cool drink on a hot day! Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday July 20, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces. Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more. It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. You may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
Monday July 23, 2018
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Escape With Fiction: A Creative Writing Series for Teens
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Unleash your creativity as a writer, while learning the tricks of the trade. Young Adult author Shari Arnold will help you discover and develop your unique voice in a series of writing sessions. Bring your works for critique.  Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, manga, or graphic novels you will learn to love writing more than you already do.  The series will meet twice over the summer and then reconvene in the fall to showcase your progress as an author  in a fun, supportive space.  Registration for the first session will enroll you in the series.

Meetings:

Monday, July 23rd     Monday, July 30th    Monday, September 24th

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces. Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more. It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. You may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Calligraphy: An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover the art and fun of lettering with elegance. This two-part workshop will teach you the basic skills to create a small hands-on project. No experience required. All materials provided.

Please note: This is a two-part program. The first session will be held on Tuesday, July 17.

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

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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MLB Live! Yankees vs. Rays
12:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Batter up!  Come and cheer on your favorite team!  Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards!  Games are live in the Community Room on our big screen in surround sound.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces. Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more. It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. You may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Vinyl Decorated Tote Bags
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Decorate a reusable tote bag with your own designs made from heat transfer vinyl.

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

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, July 26 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203 265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Vinyl Decorated Tote Bags
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Decorate a reusable tote bag with your own designs made from heat transfer vinyl.

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

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: 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.

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.  But, Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. When a tragic accident on the streets of Chicago leaves Olga dead, Julia is left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. It’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Friday July 27, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. You may sign up for one session only.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
 
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Friday Move Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Wrinkle in Time [2018]

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Zach Galifianakis.

Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday July 30, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces. Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more. It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. You may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Escape With Fiction: A Creative Writing Series for Teens
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Unleash your creativity as a writer, while learning the tricks of the trade. Young Adult author Shari Arnold will help you discover and develop your unique voice in a series of writing sessions. Bring your works for critique.  Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, manga, or graphic novels you will learn to love writing more than you already do.  The series will meet twice over the summer and then reconvene in the fall to showcase your progress as an author  in a fun, supportive space.  Registration for the first session will enroll you in the series.

Meetings:

Monday, July 23rd     Monday, July 30th    Monday, September 24th

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nah  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Happy Birthday Harry Potter! A Celebration for Teens
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are a Harry Potter fan then you already know that his birthday is on July 31st.  Come and celebrate the Harry Potter fandom and your favorite wizard’s big day with trivia and crafts.   Open to all entering grades 6-12.  Registration is appreciated. 

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. Please only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Mario Kart Wii Tournament
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let’s-a-go!! Challenge your peers in a bracket style Mario Kart Wii tournament.  The winners receive free passes to On-Trak Carting! Will you be the best?  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  Advance registration encouraged.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. Please only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
Friday August 3, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
There is 1 space available.
Monday August 6, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
 
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Introduction to Photoshop for Teens
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Photoshop is the most powerful design tool on the planet! In this class you will complete an AMAZING graphic design project, transform an ordinary picture into a cartoon, all while learning important Photoshop skills. Led by Photoshop expert and Graphic Design professional, Will Minter.  Open to all entering grades 6-12. Registration is required

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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 August 8, 2018
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MLB Live! Reds vs. Mets
12:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Batter up!  Come and cheer on your favorite team!  Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards!  Games are live in the Community Room on our big screen in surround sound.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Bamboo Wind Chimes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A front porch or patio isn’t complete without the soothing tones of wind chimes. We will make our own bamboo wind chimes and decorate them in a variety of different ways.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Bamboo Wind Chimes
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A front porch or patio isn’t complete without the soothing tones of wind chimes. We will make our own bamboo wind chimes and decorate them in a variety of different ways.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Anime Night: One Piece Gold
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be.  Watch Luffy and his crew take on Gild Tesoro, one of the richest and most ambitious men in the world. Meet new friends, discuss your favorite manga, and snack on Ramen with chopsticks.  Open to all entering grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Friday August 10, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday August 13, 2018
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Teen Cuisine: Homemade Pasta
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Collen Bell in the kitchen and learn how to create pasta from scratch!  In this hands-on workshop you will make pasta dough, roll it out, and pinch to make bowties.  Open to all entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Tiny Solar
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join members of NESIT Makerspace to discover the Tiny Solar revolution.  Tiny Solar uses small solar panels to power or charge your cell phones, audio players, radios, outdoor lighting and many other high tech devices. We'll start with an overview of how it works, what's commercially available, and what can be re-purposed for applications other than intended. We'll finish up with a solar powered patio light project, just in time for your summer fun.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Henna with Jamilha
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Henna is a temporary body art that has been used since ancient times in the Middle East.  Work with Jamilha, a professional henna tattoo artist, to create a design for application or bring a design of your choice.  Open to all Teens entering grades 6-12. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Experiential Drawing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn simple tricks and exercises to improve your drawing ability. All levels welcome. Only requirement: willingness to try.

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  ow the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.  Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. Participants may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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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Drama Workshop for Teens
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Develop your skills in the theatre arts this summer!  Acting teacher, Ingrid Schaeffer, will lead you through theatre games and improvisation exercises. No acting experience needed. Open to all entering grades 6-12.  Registration is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash/Ingrid Schaeffer  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Clay Drink Stirrers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create your own decorative drink stirrers with oven bake clay. Perfect for adding a little flair to your summer beverages!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, August 15 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  ow the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.  Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. Participants may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
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Clay Drink Stirrers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own decorative drink stirrers with oven bake clay. Perfect for adding a little flair to your summer beverages!

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday August 21, 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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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Chris  203-265-6754  cciemniewski@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet other Teens and learn the basics of 3D printing!  In this class students will learn all about our 3D printer – the Ultimaker2.  After this class you will be able to find objects to print and edit them to your specification, understand how to scale objects, and add support to them.  Each student will get to print one object of their choice.  First time participants only, please.  Open to Teens in grades 6-12.  Registration is required. This program is also being offered on Wednesday, July 11th.   Please only register for one session.  

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Fake Vacation Pictures
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class, we will be using our green screen and image editing software to make fake vacation pictures. These images can be quite convincing. You may even be able to trick your friends and family! Bring any props that you think may make the image more convincing. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, August 23 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  ow the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again. You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.  Times and dates vary. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. Participants may only register for one session.

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Kayleigh Sprague  203-265-6754  ksprague@wallingfordlibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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MLB Live! Indians vs. Red Sox
1:05 PM - 4:00 PM

Batter up!  Come and cheer on your favorite team!  Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards!  Games are live in the Community Room on our big screen in surround sound.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Fake Vacation Pictures
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In this class, we will be using our green screen and image editing software to make fake vacation pictures. These images can be quite convincing. You may even be able to trick your friends and family! Bring any props that you think may make the image more convincing. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday August 24, 2018
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Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home.  With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces.  Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more.  It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.  You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4.  No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles. 

Open to Teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration is required.  Times and dates vary.  Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time. 

Preview the Escape Room here

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Poured Paint Wall Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Play around with a fun method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, August 30 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Poured Paint Wall Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Play around with a fun method of painting by mixing and pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, August 29 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday September 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
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Vinyl and Wood Signs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be using our Silhouette Cameo machine to make vinyl decals to decorate pieces of wood to make wall hangings and signs. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, September 13 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Vinyl and Wood Signs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We will be using our Silhouette Cameo machine to make vinyl decals to decorate pieces of wood to make wall hangings and signs. Basic computer skills required.

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday September 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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Electronics Take Apart Party
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Find out how electronics work by disassembling computers, iPads, CD players and more. All tools and equipment provided, though you are welcome to bring your own electronics to take apart.

Co-sponsored by NESIT Makerspace.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
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
 
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Resin Jewelry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program will also be held on Thursday, September 20 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Resin Jewelry
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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WECARE workshop: Start signing!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Program begins at 6pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Laser Etched Slate Coasters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Laser Etched Slate Coasters
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Anime Night: Food Wars!
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
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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WECARE workshop: Integrity
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Program begins at 6pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30 pm for those who register. Please use Registration form through Park and Recreation Dept. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them.

LOCATION: Community 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 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
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
Thursday December 6, 2018
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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

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