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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Made in Wallingford: allnex
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wallingford is home to dozens of innovative manufacturers that have played key roles in the global marketplace, contributing to the economy and community. In many cases, the products they make are cutting-edge, life-saving, and life enhancing. The Wallingford Public Library presents “Made in Wallingford,” a program series highlighting hometown industry leaders who will share their stories, challenges, and successes.

This month, Frank DiCristina, the site manager of the Wallingford plant for allnex, will talk about this leading global producer of industrial coating resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive, and special purpose coatings, and inks. allnex has a strong global presence with 4,000 employees worldwide, 23 research and technology support facilities, and 33 manufacturing sites – one of which is here in Wallingford. The Wallingford site has been in continuous operation for 75 years and boasts a workforce of more than 120 full-time employees. The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce recently recognized allnex with the 2017 Shining Star Excellence in Business Award.

Frank’s primary responsibilities as the site manager of the Wallingford plant include ensuring the safety, health, environmental and financial performance of the plant and its employees, as well as leading all site operations including production, maintenance, engineering, and quality activities. 

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Canvas Image Transfers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Transfer a photograph to canvas to give it the look of a distressed painting. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. 

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, September 21. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday September 21, 2017
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Canvas Image Transfers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Transfer a photograph to canvas to give it the look of a distressed painting. Please bring a digital copy of the photograph you want to use. 

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, September 20. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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WECARE workshop:Toddler Fun
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presenter: Ashlyn Ricci

Learn how to share practical experiences to make toddler rooms educational as well as developmental. Also, there will be a lot of fun involved!

Registration is required. Program begins at 6:15pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30pm for those who register. Please use the Registration Form through the Parks and Recreation Department. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them. 

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

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

 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

How is history remembered and recorded? What does loyalty look like? In The Truth According to Us, author Annie Barrows slowly reveals the secrets of a small town in West Virginia in 1938 through the eyes of 12-year old Willa Romeyn and Layla Beck, a woman assigned by the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project to research and write the history of the town in time for its 150th birthday. Barrows' second novel is a story of character, history, loss and love.
 
 

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday September 22, 2017
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday September 23, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Until Help Arrives - Community Preparedness Training
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is a national training program to provide the skills to respond until EMS arrives. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. Don't just stand there, help!

Sponsored by the Wallingford Medical Reserve Corp, Citizen Volunteers.

To register for this training, email MRCCoordinator06492@gmail.com or call the Wallingford Health Department at 203.294.2065.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Adulting 101: Basic Cooking & Grocery Shopping
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adulting 101 is a new series of workshops that focus on basic how-tos to help new adults move more confidently into adult life.

On Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m., join ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian Marisa McCoy for a hands-on workshop of basic cooking techniques. After you learn the basics, you’ll create a three-day meal plan. Sample recipes will be provided. On the following night, Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m., Marisa will give a grocery store tour at ShopRite of Wallingford, 846 North Colony Road. You will shop for the ingredients for your three-day meal plan, learn efficient grocery shopping techniques, and discover fun and trendy products in the grocery store. Tastings are included!

Registration is Appreciated.

LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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What's Your Story? Crafting a Mixed Media Memoir
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In thia dynamic and engaging 8-week workshop series, participants will create a personalized mixed media memoir using simple but powerful writing and visual art techniques.  Even people who do not consider themselves "creative" will have fun with the process and be delighted with their results.  Spend 7 joyful weeks exploring and creating and then celebrate at the 8th session when your memoir book and DVD are revealed! The middle 3 sessions are held at Wallingford Senior Center. This program is intended for Wallingford residents, age 60 and over.

This program is sponsored in memory of Elsie and Irving Peretzman.

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Geometric Paper Bowls
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create decorative geometric bowls out of scrapbook paper and cardstock.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, September 28. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Meet the Author: Charles Monagan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Charles Monagan knows Connecticut. As editor of Connecticut Magazine for decades, he spent years discovering and describing the people, places, and things that comprise the character of his home state. With Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State, an entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents 50 of his favorite icons--from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the U.S.S. Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway--and shows natives and newcomers alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state.

LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Geometric Paper Bowls
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create decorative geometric bowls out of scrapbook paper and cardstock.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, September 27. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 
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Wallingford Reads YA: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults and Teens welcome.  Request a book from the Information Desk and join us for a discussion.  Lauren Rumi moderates. 

 
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Women in American History: Helen Keller
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this series presented by Mark Albertson, four pioneering women will be featured for their contributions to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. These women made their marks in a variety of venues: political, social, racial, human and civil rights, literature, and aviation. Each woman, in her own way, advanced not only the course of women, but society itself. This series will highlight the lives and achievements of these four extraordinary women.

October: Helen Keller
Born in 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing at age 19 months. She was a determined individual who made positive contributions to humanity by showing that physical disabilities could be overcome.  She traveled to 40 nations conveying her message and became an inspiration by her own example.  Politically she was a Socialist, ardent pacifist, and she often warned of the overweening power of the privileged over the masses.    

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

Customize a throw pillow by sewing your own cover and decorating it with vinyl cutouts. Please note: This is a two-part program. The second part will be held on Tuesday, October 10.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 5 & 12. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: The Deadhouse  [2001] by Linda Fairstein
Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper becomes involved in the investigation into the murder of Manhattan political science professor Lola Dakota, a crime that may have ties to the disappearance of a student eight years before and whose only clue lies in "The Deadhouse," the Roosevelt Island site where smallpox patients were sent to die in the nineteenth century.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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WECARE workshop: Sensory Storytelling
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presenter: Allison Murphy

Miss Allison will discuss how to have a Sensory Storytime for infants, including book suggestions, song ideas, motor activities, and the use of special props. She'll also explain the benefits of storytelling without a book and show participants how to weave a tale with words and puppets.

Registration is required. Program begins at 6:15pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30pm for those who register. Please use the Registration Form through the Parks and Recreation Department. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them. 

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

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

 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday October 5, 2017
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DIY Decorative Pillows
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Customize a throw pillow by sewing your own cover and decorating it with vinyl cutouts. Please note: This is a two-part program. The second part will be held on Thursday, October 12.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 3 & 10. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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A Will for the Woods
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

With poignancy and unexpected humor, “A Will for the Woods” portrays the last days of a multifaceted advocate – and one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement. As the film follows Clark's dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.

Post-screening discussion will be led by Matthew Bailey, president of the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Bike Clinic with Jared Liu
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This four-week class will cover the basics to keep your bicycle in good condition and handle most repairs by yourself. This includes understanding the parts of a bike and how they work together, getting to know common tools and what you’ll need to get started, and actually getting your hands greasy with routine repairs. This class with Wallingford resident, Jared Liu, will meet in the Collaboratory on Thursdays in October from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Please only sign-up if you can attend all four sessions. Because it’s limited to 10 people, preference will be given to those who commit to spreading the knowledge and helping others in town with their bicycle needs!

The class schedule is:
Week 1 (Oct. 5) - Tubes, Tires, and Wheels
Week 2 (Oct. 12) - Frame, and Chain, and Drivetrain
Week 3 (Oct. 19) - Brakes, Shifting, and Cabling
Week 4 (Oct. 26) - Gears, Freewheels, and Cassettes

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Friday October 6, 2017
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Friday Night Flicks
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Environmental Film & Discussion: From the Ashes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This film screening is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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DIY Decorative Pillows
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Customize a throw pillow by sewing your own cover and decorating it with vinyl cutouts. Please note: This is a two-part program. The first part will be held on Tuesday, October 3.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 5 & 12. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Meet the Author: Ida Greene
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ida Greene introduces Bunty's New World, the sequel to her widely-acclaimed book "Bunty's War." She continues her intimate true story with diary entries juxtaposed with those of her new husband on the same date, leaving war-torn England to cross the Atlantic Ocean, confronting unanticipated challenges with humor, courage, and tenacity in ther new world.

Come hear this vibrant and engaging nonagenarian mix humor, adventure, and suspense to bring to life the stories and characters in her new world of 1950s America.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Back Health
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Physical Therapists from the Gaylord Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic will discuss back health and the importance of maintaining proper posture.

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

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday October 12, 2017
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DIY Decorative Pillows
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Customize a throw pillow by sewing your own cover and decorating it with vinyl cutouts. Please note: This is a two-part program. The first part will be held on Tuesday, October 5.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 3 & 10. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Bike Clinic with Jared Liu
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This four-week class will cover the basics to keep your bicycle in good condition and handle most repairs by yourself.  This includes understanding the parts of a bike and how they work together, getting to know common tools and what you’ll need to get started, and actually getting your hands greasy with routine repairs.  This class with Wallingford resident, Jared Liu, will meet in the Collaboratory on Thursdays in October from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Please only sign-up if you can attend all four sessions.  Because it’s limited to 10 people, preference will be given to those who commit to spreading the knowledge and helping others in town with their bicycle needs!

The class schedule is:
Week 1 (Oct. 5) - Tubes, Tires, and Wheels
Week 2 (Oct. 12) - Frame, and Chain, and Drivetrain
Week 3 (Oct. 19) - Brakes, Shifting, and Cabling
Week 4 (Oct. 26) - Gears, Freewheels, and Cassettes

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There is 1 space available.
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Reel Conversation: Original Lives
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This fall Reel Conversation will focus on “Original Lives.” You’ll meet, in four documentaries, four unique people. Each person is fascinating and unusual in different respects, and each, for intriguing reasons, has not attracted the spotlight. Please join us for film first, then conversation! Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell will moderate.

October - Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
Jimmy “Orion” Ellis had a voice identical to Elvis’, but he wanted to be a musical star in his own right. With Elvis’s death in 1977, Ellis made a fateful choice, setting himself on a path of dizzying highs and painful setbacks. A tantalizing twist keeps us guessing.

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.
LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday October 19, 2017
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A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prepare to explore the unexplained with Jeff Belanger--one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He is New England's foremost authority on the unexplained, the paranormal, and the just plain weird. His programs take audiences on a journey through legend and lore. He's the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal that have been published in six languages. He's the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of New England Legends on PBS. He's also the writer, researcher, and a regular cast member of the Travel Channel's #1 series Ghost Adventures

For more information, visit www.jeffbelanger.com and www.ghostvillage.com.

Doors open at 6:00. Seating is first come, first served and is subject to room capacity.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Bike Clinic with Jared Liu
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This four-week class will cover the basics to keep your bicycle in good condition and handle most repairs by yourself.  This includes understanding the parts of a bike and how they work together, getting to know common tools and what you’ll need to get started, and actually getting your hands greasy with routine repairs.  This class with Wallingford resident, Jared Liu, will meet in the Collaboratory on Thursdays in October from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Please only sign-up if you can attend all four sessions.  Because it’s limited to 10 people, preference will be given to those who commit to spreading the knowledge and helping others in town with their bicycle needs!

The class schedule is:
Week 1 (Oct. 5) - Tubes, Tires, and Wheels
Week 2 (Oct. 12) - Frame, and Chain, and Drivetrain
Week 3 (Oct. 19) - Brakes, Shifting, and Cabling
Week 4 (Oct. 26) - Gears, Freewheels, and Cassettes

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

On December 30th, 2003, Joan Didion and her husband John Gregory Dunne had sat down to dinner at home after spending the day with their daughter Quintana, who was in the hospital struggling with pneumonia and septic shock, when Dunne suffered a massive heart attack and died. The Year of Magical Thinking, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2005, is Didion's memoir of the year that followed Dunne's death. A portrait of a 40-year marriage, Didion's book is a lyrical and haunting story of grief.

LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Friday October 20, 2017
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06492: Story Circle Potluck
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Whether you've lived here for years or are new to Wallingford, we hope you will join us for a potluck story circle program. You'll meet other Wallingford folks and have the chance to share your story in a supportive and friendly venue. Bring a friend or neighbor with you. Please register in advance and bring a dish to share. This program is suitable for adults and young adults. 

We'll use these themes to share a 2-minute story with others at our table:
I will always remember the day when....
I'll never forget that moment when...
All things considered, ...


 

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

Presenter Kimberly Worsham will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

We will also learn about how even in current times, toilets are not as common as we often think they are, why that is, and what is being done about it - from Cambodia to San Francisco. Of course, we will also tastefully touch on how you can better your toilet experience in your own home and on the road. The class will be partly interactive, so bring all of your most curious questions and taboo tales.

Kimberly Worsham is a water & sanitation (WASH) specialist in the development industry. She is currently Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for Safe Water Network. She discovered a passion for toilets early as a child who always needed to inspect restaraunt facilities, but was reminded of that love while consulting in India, and has continued her love by working on it in Australia and Cambodia. She's also a board member for the water organization NYC H2O. In different lives, she has worked in local government, corporate marketing, and even taught math in Rwanda. She received her MPA and B.Sc in business at NYU, and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland as an International WaterCentre Scholar.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday October 23, 2017
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Learn To Knit
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Get started with your first knitting project. You will learn how to cast on and off and garter stitch. Please note: This is a two-part program.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Origami CT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 This session's projects are box, pot, and envelope. Level: Easy

We will fold a simple box, then fold a letter into an envelope. We will also fold a pot or vase. This is suitable for people with no origami experience.

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Wallingford Public Library Association 137th Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us to celebrate our 137th year! After refreshments and a brief business meeting, we will enjoy a performance by Jennifer Munro, an award-winning storyteller whose sense of humor permeates every story she tells. Jennie has been telling stories since 1987. However, the real adventure began when she started creating her own stories. Some of her stories are based on the unusual characters in her life, others are myths and fairy tales informed by personal experience, while others are old stories disguised in modern garb. No matter the source, Jennie's stories are witty, uplifting, and often poignant original stories that explore the triumphs and foibles of the human condition.

All are welcome!

LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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State-Sponsored Seminar on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are seeking information about how to plan for future long-term care costs, you will want to attend this presentation by the State of Connecticut, in conjunction with the Wallingford Public Library and the State Department on Aging.  The program is open to the public.  No insurance sales will take place.

By attending this presentation, you will gain a better understanding of:
(1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning;
(2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance; and
(3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to your long-range financial security. 

You will benefit from this forum if you are between 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home).

To register for this program, please call 1-800-547-3443 or visit www.ctpartnership.org.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Wine Cork Pumpkins
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create festive autumn pumpkins out of wine corks.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 26, please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Couponing 101
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone knows about coupons and how to use them, but not everyone knows how to use them effectively.  

In Couponing 101, Gina Juliano of Gina's Kokopelli will teach you:

  1. All the coupon terminology,
  2. How to cut at least 50% off your grocery bill,
  3. How to never pay for health and beauty items again,
  4. How to get free samples sent to you,
  5. How to organize your coupons to save time,
  6. And much, much more!

Participants should have basic computer skills and be able to use the Internet in order to make the most of Couponing 101.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. No Exceptions.

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

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday October 26, 2017
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Wine Cork Pumpkins
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create festive autumn pumpkins out of wine corks.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 3. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Bike Clinic with Jared Liu
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This four-week class will cover the basics to keep your bicycle in good condition and handle most repairs by yourself.  This includes understanding the parts of a bike and how they work together, getting to know common tools and what you’ll need to get started, and actually getting your hands greasy with routine repairs.  This class with Wallingford resident, Jared Liu, will meet in the Collaboratory on Thursdays in October from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Please only sign-up if you can attend all four sessions.  Because it’s limited to 10 people, preference will be given to those who commit to spreading the knowledge and helping others in town with their bicycle needs!

The class schedule is:
Week 1 (Oct. 5) - Tubes, Tires, and Wheels
Week 2 (Oct. 12) - Frame, and Chain, and Drivetrain
Week 3 (Oct. 19) - Brakes, Shifting, and Cabling
Week 4 (Oct. 26) - Gears, Freewheels, and Cassettes

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA: Feed by M.T. Anderson
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults and Teens welcome.  Request a book from the Information Desk and join us for a discussion.  Lauren Rumi moderates. 

LOCATION: Board Room
Friday October 27, 2017
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Halloween Movie: Hocus Pocus
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Start your Halloween celebrations early! Join us for some spooky treats and a little hocus pocus. Come in your Halloween costume - prize awarded for the best costume!

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night, and it’s up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. A comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Rated PG.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Rosemarie Prelinger’s Apple Strudel Demonstration
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Being the oldest daughter after 3 sons, Rosemarie was always her mother's helper, watching and assisting from early childhood, to make apple strudels, or apfelstrudel, as it is called in Switzerland, where she grew up. 

Rosemarie's Apple Strudel demonstration will teach you, step-by-step how to make your very own apple strudel. You will receive a printed, easy-to-follow recipe. You will also get to taste the finished apple strudel!

LOCATION: Community Room
Monday October 30, 2017
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Learn To Knit
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Get started with your first knitting project. You will learn how to cast on and off and garter stitch. Please note: This is a two-part program.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: Open and Shut [2002] by David Rosenfelt
Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

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

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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World Building in Fantasy
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

In the realm of fantasy, there are many different types of worlds which readers are exposed to -- High Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Hard Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and many more. Author Matthew Bartlett will discuss world building in fantasy, as well as the world building process from his book, "Rise of the Black Phoenix."  Come and learn about the many different types of fantasy which surround our world and the process which goes into writing for the genre.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Quilted Pot Holders
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick quilting project then this is the class for you! You will work with Batik fabric strips from a 2 1/2 inch pre-cut jelly roll and learn some basic quilting techniques; fabric selection, measuring for seam allowances, using the rotary cutter with a mat, how to iron and press fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create simple and easy quilted pot holders.

Note: This is a two-part program. You must attend both sessions on November 1st and 8th.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Thursday November 2, 2017
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Autumn Soy Candles
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring the beautiful smells of autumn into your house by creating your own custom scented soy candle.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 21. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday November 4, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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WECARE workshop: Observations & Communications
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presenter: Gina Petrossi

Learn what to look for when observing your students and different techniques of collecting these observations. There will be a discussion around providing feedback to parents: what is good to include and when it is appropriate.

Registration is required. Program begins at 6:15pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30pm for those who register. Please use the Registration Form through the Parks and Recreation Department. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them. 

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Readings from November through January will feature radio plays popular during the middle of the 20th century. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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String Ball Centerpieces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Construct unique centerpieces from string to adorn your holiday tables.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 9. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Quilted Pot Holders
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick quilting project then this is the class for you! You will work with Batik fabric strips from a 2 1/2 inch pre-cut jelly roll and learn some basic quilting techniques; fabric selection, measuring for seam allowances, using the rotary cutter with a mat, how to iron and press fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create simple and easy quilted pot holders.

Note: This is a two-part program. You must attend both sessions on November 1st and 8th.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday November 9, 2017
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String Ball Centerpieces
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Construct unique centerpieces from string to adorn your holiday tables.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 7. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Monday November 13, 2017
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Origami CT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This session's project is goldfish. Level: Medium

We will fold Akira Yoshizawa’s goldfish. This will be easy for people who have folded any origami before. If you have never folded origami before and want to practice, try folding an origami crane by following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1ECrNDZl4

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Women in American History: Amelia Earhart
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this series presented by Mark Albertson, four pioneering women will be featured for their contributions to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. These women made their marks in a variety of venues: political, social, racial, human and civil rights, literature, and aviation. Each woman, in her own way, advanced not only the course of women, but society itself. This series will highlight the lives and achievements of these four extraordinary women.

Noevmber:  Amelia Earhart
An intriguing aspect of the Amelia Earhart story is that there is no closure; speculation as to her exact fate persists to the present day.  Amelia Earhart helped blaze a trail in aviation for women.  She was a vehement proponent of Women’s Rights who informed her betrothed, publisher George Palmer Putnam, on their wedding day that she would not be constricted to medieval conventions pertaining to marriage.  Amelia Earhart and other female aviators of the period served as inspirations for those intrepid women who crossed the Atlantic in World War II, delivering aircraft to the Allied air forces in the European Theater of War. 

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

Create a design to be laser etched on to an apron. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 16. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday November 15, 2017
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AARP Road to Livability
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

An interactive presentation that examines "what you have" vs. "what you need" when it comes to your home, car, and community. Geared toward the whole family, participants will gain an understanding of the tools and resources available to create a home where you can live in comfort and safety, no matter what you stage of life.

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

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday November 16, 2017
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Laser Etched Aprons
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create a design to be laser etched on to an apron. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 14. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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WECARE workshop: Cooking with Toddlers
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presenter: Veronica Casey

Learn how to incorporate some healthy snacks into your curriculum and snack time. Toddlers will learn about nutrition while creating their own healthy snacks.

Registration is required. Program begins at 6:15pm preceded by a light meal at 5:30pm for those who register. Please use the Registration Form through the Parks and Recreation Department. Certificates of attendance will be provided for those requiring them. 

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

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Friday November 17, 2017
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06492: Story Circle Potluck
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Whether you've lived here for years or are new to Wallingford, we hope you will join us for a potluck story circle program. You'll meet other Wallingford folks and have the chance to share your story in a supportive and friendly venue. Bring a friend or neighbor with you. Please register in advance and bring a dish to share. This program is suitable for adults and young adults. 

We'll use these themes to share a 2-minute story with others at our table:
My mother always said...
My father warned me...
I told my kids...


 

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday November 18, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Welcome the Holidays With Your Handmade Wreath
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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


Evergreens--needled or broadleaved--such as pine, fir, spruce, rhododendron, mountain laurel, holly, boxwood, ivy, etc.
Berries: holly, winterberry, rosehips, juniper, etc.
Dried seed heads: flower, weed, ornamental grass, etc.
Cones: pine, fir, spruce, etc.

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.


 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Autumn Soy Candles
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring the beautiful smells of autumn into your house by creating your own custom scented soy candle.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 2. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Monday November 27, 2017
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Origami CT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This session's project is dragon. Level: Difficult

We will fold Jo Nakashima’s Dragon #6. This is a challenge, and you will need to practice folding it before the meeting. Here is a video that shows you how to fold it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUsxMXwCW8A

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Arm Knit Infinity Scarves
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready for the colder weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you are welcome to bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Registration required. Open to adults teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 30. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Quick Quilted Table Runner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick project then this is the class for you!  You will learn some basic quilting techniques; following an easy pattern, fabric selection, measuring fabric and cutting it with a rotary cutter on a mat, measuring for seam allowances, ironing and pressing fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create an easy and simple quilted table runner.

Note: This is a two part program. You must attend both sessions on November 29 and December 6.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Thursday November 30, 2017
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Arm Knit Infinity Scarves
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get ready for the colder weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you are welcome to bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Registration required. Open to adults teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 28. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday December 2, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Introduction to Zentangle
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Women in American History: Eleanor Roosevelt
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this series presented by Mark Albertson, four pioneering women will be featured for their contributions to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. These women made their marks in a variety of venues: political, social, racial, human and civil rights, literature, and aviation. Each woman, in her own way, advanced not only the course of women, but society itself. This series will highlight the lives and achievements of these four extraordinary women.

December: Eleanor Roosevelt
The quintessential American liberal, Eleanor Roosevelt transformed the Office of First Lady.  She was the first First Lady to address a presidential convention; she gave 348 press conferences during her 12 years in office; she published more than 60 feature articles in the nation’s leading periodicals; she wrote a daily newspaper column, “My Day,” from 1936 to 1962; she was a significant reason the Black Constituency shifted from the Republican to the Democratic Party; and she co-authored the United Nations’ Declaration on Human Rights.  Harry Truman would later observe that Eleanor Roosevelt was not only First Lady of America, but of the world.

LOCATION: Community Room
 
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Readings from November through January will feature radio plays popular during the middle of the 20th century. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
 
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Vinyl Decorated Tote Bags
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Decorate a reusable tote bag with your own designs made from heat transfer vinyl. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 7. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Mystery Book Group: Let's Kill All the Lawyers
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is one of the few memorable lines from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, Part 2, uttered by Dick the butcher, a character no one remembers. In this series, we won't kill any lawyers, but we'll meet a few of them who act as detectives in some highly regarded series.

This month: The Lincoln Lawyer [2005] by Michael Connelly
Representing some unsavory characters in his work as a defense lawyer, Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by events that suggest a particularly evil perpetrator.

This Book Club is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

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

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Quick Quilted Table Runner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginner level – If you have some knowledge of and experience with a sewing machine and you want to complete a quick project then this is the class for you!  You will learn some basic quilting techniques; following an easy pattern, fabric selection, measuring fabric and cutting it with a rotary cutter on a mat, measuring for seam allowances, ironing and pressing fabric, and how to use decorative stitches to create an easy and simple quilted table runner.

Note: This is a two part program. You must attend both sessions on November 29 and December 6.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday December 7, 2017
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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. Basic computer skills preferred.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 5. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Monday December 11, 2017
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Origami CT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This session's project is star decorations. Level: Easy

We will fold different types of star decorations. This is suitable for people with no origami experience.

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. All supplies provided.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Saturday Mornings with Poetry (SMwP)
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Wallingford Writers Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Writers, One Story at a Time

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Knit @ WPL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Finger Weave Necklaces
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Weave a beautiful necklace with nothing but your fingers!

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 21. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Game Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!  

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Finger Weave Necklaces
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Weave a beautiful necklace with using your fingers as the needles!

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 19. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
 
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Computer Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wallingford Reads YA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday January 2, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Readings from November through January will feature radio plays popular during the middle of the 20th century. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday February 3, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday February 10, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday February 15, 2018
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday February 17, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday February 24, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday March 3, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday March 10, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday March 17, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday March 24, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday April 7, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Saturday April 14, 2018
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VITA Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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WPL Play Readers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wallingford Public Library Play Readers perform dramatic readings of comedies and dramas, monologues, scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays, and short plays of Thornton Wilder and Eugene O’Neill. Members of the group select plays and cast roles for members.
 
You may join the WPL Play Readers as a spectator or participant.
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room

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