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Adult Programs | Adult  & Teen Programs | Teen Programs | Children's ProgramsAll Ages

Friday June 25, 2021
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Staff Development Day - Library Closed
Saturday July 3, 2021
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Monday July 5, 2021
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Tuesday July 6, 2021 - Thursday July 8, 2021
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After the Fall Story Telling Kit

Ages 5-7

Dan Santat’s After the Fall continues the story of Humpty Dumpty. Using a kit from the Eli Whitney museum, create your own story telling pieces to recreate the story. Kits will also include a free copy of the book.

You will be able to select your pick up date during registration.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 6, 2021 - Friday July 9, 2021
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Story Time to Go Kit

Ages 0-5

Each kit will include a personalized story time plan with two developmentally appropriate books checked out on your library card, a colorful scarf, and a list of songs and rhymes!

You will be able to select your pick up date during registration.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday July 8, 2021
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Turtle Dance Music Presents: Tails and Tales! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Dance Party!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All Ages | Zoom | Registration Required

Flap your wings, jump up and down like five little monkeys jumping on the bed and roar like a polar bear! This performance celebrates famous children's stories and songs about animals including a few written by adults on the autism spectrum! The show will also celebrate biodiversity - the more wild our planet is the healthier it is! Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and connect with new friends. The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! 

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday July 9, 2021
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Family Cake Wars
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Families with children up to age 11 | Registration Required

Fans of baking shows rejoice! Each family will compete using the same mystery supplies to decorate their cakes to a surprise theme. The library will provide the supplies needed for the challenge, but families are required bring an iced 8 or 9 inch round cake and a base to build on.

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Outdoor Tent
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 12, 2021
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Paper Airplane Kit

Ages 8-11

Let your creativity take flight! Experiment with different paper airplane designs and use the scientific method to learn which paper airplane design flies the farthest! Kits include all supplies for the activity but you may want to experiment further with more materials from home.

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis. Kits may be reserved for Park 'n Pickup by calling (203) 284-6436, beginning July 12th.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Mini-Makers: Dinosaur Dig
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ages 5-7 | Registration Required

Learn what it’s like to be a paleontologist! We will read a book about dinosaurs and then go digging for dinosaur bones and other fossils.

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Outdoor Tent
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday July 16, 2021
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Virtual Author Meet & Greet: Ian Lendler
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 4-11 | Zoom | Registration Required

Meet author Ian Lendler virtually and hear about his new book Nia and the New Free Library. Lendler is a Wallingford Native who dedicated his latest book to the Wallingford Public Library! The picture book tells the story of one girl who reminds an entire town of the joys of books.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 19, 2021
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Watercolor Kit

All Ages

This kit includes watercolors, a paint brush, and watercolor paper to paint on.

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise noted. Kits may be reserved for Park 'n Pickup by calling (203) 284-6436, beginning July 19th.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tails to Tales with Riverside Reptiles
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages | Zoom | Registration Required

From tails to tales and more… Join Riverside Reptiles as they introduce you to some scaly ambassadors. You’ll meet interesting animals with tails or that have a unique tale to tell!

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday July 23, 2021
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Boxcar Racing
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages 8-11 | Registration Required

Race on down to the library for a boxcar derby! Join our team of scientists as we work together to build the fastest boxcar racers in Wallingford. The library will provide all materials needed.

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 26, 2021
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Little Free Book Kit: Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

Ages 9-11

12-year-old Paloma Marquez would rather be taking selfies poolside than spend 4 weeks with her mother in Mexico City. That all changes when two siblings present her with the challenge of a lifetime: find Frida Kahlo’s lost ring. Each book kit will include a free book, discussion guide, and craft activity.

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis. Kits may be reserved for Park 'n Pickup by calling (203) 284-6436 beginning July 26th.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:00 PM     
 
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The Children's Museum Presents: Wildlife of Connecticut
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 4-11 | Zoom | Registration Required

Learn about the diversity of wildlife in our small state and how human activity can impact that diversity. Get up close and personal with some native Connecticut animals.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday July 30, 2021
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Family Trivia
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Families with children up to age 11 | Registration Required

It’s summer time, so let’s see how much your family knows about all things summer! Only one family will walk away victorious, but all will have had a blast!

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Outdoor Tent
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday August 2, 2021
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Jardening Kit

Ages 5-7

Create your own little world in a jar with our jardening terrarium kit. Grow a moss garden of your own design in a mason jar and watch it grow on a windowsill at home! Kit includes moss, dirt, jar, gravel, screen, and decorations. You will need to provide your own water and sunlight!

Kits are avialable in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis. Kits may be reserved for Park 'n Pickup by calling (203) 284-6436 beginning August 2nd.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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CT Science Center Presents: Creative Creatures
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 4-11 | Zoom | Registration Required

The Earth is home to thousands of species of animals, living in different habitats around the world. These creatures survive due to their specific adaptations for their home environment. Join us and a live, virtual educator to explore what an adaptation is, how they come to be, and see some of them in action with some of our live animal friends.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday August 5, 2021
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We Are in a Mystery!
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages 5-7 | Registration Required

Elephant and Piggie, the popular beginning reader pair by Mo Willems, have a mystery to solve. Piggie is invited to a party, but what kind of party? Help them figure it out by solving puzzles to uncover clues. Party! Party!

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Outdoor Tent
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday August 9, 2021
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Little Free Book Kit: Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper by Debbi Michiko Florence

Ages 5-8

Have you ever really, really wanted a pet? Jasmine does- a flamingo! But can a kid living in the suburbs have a pet flamingo? Each kit includes the book, discussion questions, and a craft.

Kits are available in the Children's Room on a first come, first served basis. Kits may be reserved for Park 'n Pickup by calling (203) 284-6436 beginning August 9th.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
 
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Johnson    ajohnson@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Dungeons & Dragons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 8-11 | Registration Required

Roll for initiative and join the fray as we embark on a quest together and play some Dongeons and Dragons! We will be playing a simplified version of the game designed for new players, but no matter if you're a D&D master or a first time player there is fun to be had on this adventure. Character sheets, dice, tokens, and adventure will be provided by the library.

All participants must follow the library's current mask policy.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Outdoor Tent
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Josh Leblanc    jleblanc@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-5 | Registration Required

Children have a chance to practice following directions, develop fine motor skills, and expand their vocabulary.

All participants 2 and older must follow the library's current mask policy. Programs will take place on the front lawn, as weather permits. Please register for one class per week.

CONTACT:  Kristina Garner    kgarner@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday August 13, 2021
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A Storied Tradition: Traditional Native American Stories
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 4-11 | Zoom | Registration Required

Darlene Kascak of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation will bring history to life as she shares Traditional Native American Stories in the Longhouse fashion. Since time immemorial, the oral tradition of storytelling has been used by Indigenous people to pass on the history, culture and life lessons from one generation to the next. These stories about animals teach valuable life lessons such as how to live in harmony with nature, how to be a good human being, the consequences for bad behavior, and answer questions about how things came to be.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday September 4, 2021
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Monday September 6, 2021
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Thursday November 11, 2021
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Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Friday November 26, 2021
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Friday December 24, 2021
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Saturday December 25, 2021
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Monday December 27, 2021
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Friday December 31, 2021
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New Year's Eve - Library Closed

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