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Monday June 1, 2020
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Bilingual Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Maria Ruiz from the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW), a local nonprofit, recorded a short bilingual story time for the families of Wallingford! This pre-recorded video will be available to view from 10:30AM-9PM on the library's Facebook page.

Ages 0-5 and their families

Facebook

 
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Take Home Kit: Paperwhites

Pick up a kit to make at your leisure. Kits include all supplies and written directions. You will use paper cut with the Library's Cricut Maker machine to make faux flowers, which can then be potted in recycled cans (or whatever you have around the house). These flowers are perfect for all seasons since they will never wilt or die!

In addition to the library-provided supplies, you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Hot glue, preferred (the kit includes regular glue as an alternative)

Supplies are limited, so you must reserve a kit. Kits will be available beginning June 1. Library staff will contact you with no-contact pickup instructions.

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Story Time with Miss Allison
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Allison for an online story time for all ages. This pre-recorded video will be available to view from 10:30AM-9PM on the library's Facebook page.

Ages 0-5 and their families.

Facebook

 
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Virtual Program: Paperwhites
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Max on Zoom for a fun a paper craft. We will be using paper cut with the Library's Cricut Maker machine to make faux flowers, which can then be potted in recycled cans (or whatever you have around the house). These flowers are perfect for all seasons since they will never wilt or die!

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

In addition to the library-provided supplies, you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Hot glue, preferred (the kit includes regular glue as an alternative)

All supplies are provided via no-contact pickup at the Library beginning June 1. Library staff will contact you with pickup instructions.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Pajama Story Time with Miss Kristina
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jump in your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and get cozy for some bedtime stories. Miss Kristina will be broadcasting LIVE on the library's Facebook page at 6:30PM. Can't tune in live? The video will be available until 9PM. Bring something to shake or wave for added fun!
 
Ages 3-5 and their families
 
Friday June 5, 2020
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Kitchen Science: Edible Marshmallow Play Dough
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us to make edible play dough out of marshmallows! You will need: 6 large marshmallows, 1/4 cup corn starch, 2 tsp coconut oil, 12 drops liquid food coloring, mixing bowl, microwave.

Ages 5 and up.

Please contact Allison Murphy at amurphy@wallingfordlibrary.org with any questions.

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email before the event.

Monday June 8, 2020
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Classics Book Club @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

We will be meeting this month via Zoom. To participate and for more information, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken    chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand!

Think you’re smarter than a librarian? Compete against the WPL staff for bragging rights. Team up with family and friends or play alone!

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

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell    lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Take Home Kit: Key Bowls

Pick up a kit to make at your leisure. Kits include all supplies and written directions. You will assemble and decorate a wooden key bowl, perfect for holding small things that you want to keep track of. 

In addition to the library-provided supplies, you will need:

  • Paint & brushes (optional)
  • Cotton swabs

Supplies are limited, so you must reserve a kit. Kits will be available beginning June 8. Library staff will contact you with no-contact pickup instructions.

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Virtual Program: Key Bowls
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Max on Zoom for a fun a laser cut craft. We will be making and decorating wooden key bowls, perfect for holding small things that you want to keep track of. 

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

Supplies are provided via no-contact pickup beginning June 8. Library staff will contact you with pickup instructions.

In addition to the library-provided supplies, you will need:

  • Paint & brushes (optional)
  • Cotton swabs
Thursday June 11, 2020
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Pajama Story Time with Miss Kristina
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jump in your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and get cozy for some bedtime stories. Miss Kristina will be broadcasting LIVE on the library's Facebook page at 6:30PM. Can't tune in live? The video will be available until 9PM. Bring something to shake or wave for added fun!
 
Ages 3-5 and their families
 
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Talking TED @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk on Zoom. Once registered, you will receive your Zoom invitation by email on the morning of the event. In June, we will watch and discuss Tracy Chevalier's "Finding the Story Inside the Painting."

There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Virtual Program: Using Your Library Card Online
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about the library resources available to you at all times, from the comfort of your own home. We will look at the Library’s catalog, resources for ebooks and digital audiobooks, as well as the databases available through the WPL website.

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

There is 1 space available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation with Zorayda
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Practicing mindfulness is helpful in everyday life as well as difficult situations. It helps us process emotions, gain new perspectives, and treat ourselves with kindness. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life by joining Zorayda Cocchi for a shared moment of calm and reflection.

Zorayda Cocchi is an Occupational Therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher in the disciplines of Yin, Basic, SAY, Mindful and Therapeutic Yoga , Certified YogaKids Teacher, and a Pranassage Practitioner.

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell    lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club @ Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

In Victorian England, widow Cora Seaborne leaves London for the Essex coast to investigate the rumor that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent is roaming the marshes there. Once she arrives, she meets the Reverend William Ransome. Cora looks for a scientific explanation for the existence of the creature, while Will dismisses it as superstition. Their fierce intellectual debate is the catalyst for a series of events that will change their lives. The Essex Serpent was the winner of the British Book Awards Book of the Year.

We will be meeting this month via Zoom. To participate and for more information, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken    chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
Monday June 22, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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Virtual Program: Woven Paper Bag Baskets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Kayleigh on Zoom to upcycle paper bags into handy baskets. Great for organizing your desk! Participants will need the following supplies: 

  • Paper bags (the Library will have these available for no-contact pickup if needed)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Paint and brushes (optional)

Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Keep on Planting! Virtual Gardening Lecture
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now is the perfect time to grow your own vegetable garden, and it's not too late in the year to start! Did you know that you can keep planting more vegetables all summer long? Attend this virtual workshop with Gardening Coach Jill Shea to explore your options for late season food crops to enjoy a continuous harvest into the Fall season! Join Jill again later this summer for a Veggie Garden Q&A to discuss what worked, what didn't, and how to prepare for next year's garden (Aug. 6).

Jillian Shea is the Founder of PlantHer Garden Coaching, with over a decade of experience in the Commercial Farming and Education industry. Jillian helps homeowners, schools and non-profits develop a deeper relationship to plants through consulting projects, educational workshops and Plant Nights! Her motto is to create opportunities for personal growth and empowerment through plants. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell    lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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Virtual Author Visit: Sarah Prager
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Author and former Wallingford resident Sarah Prager will share incredible true stories from her new middle grade book "Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History."

This ground-breaking book for readers ages 8-12 comes out May 26 and is a selection of the Junior Library Guild. Celebrate Pride Month with Wallingford Public Library where Sarah will discuss and read from this gorgeous book. This event is friendly to middleschoolers, teens, and adults.


Take a journey through the lives of fifty revolutionary queer figures who made history in this beautifully illustrated biography collection. Did you ever wonder who invented the computer? Or who advised Martin Luther King Jr. on his nonviolent activism? Author Sarah Prager and illustrator Sarah Papworth bring to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people our history books forgot to mention. Delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people; Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who’s helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more! From athletes (Billie Jean King) to doctors (Magnus Hirschfeld) and activists (Marsha P. Johnson) to painters (Frida Kahlo), LGBTQ+ people have made their mark on every century of human existence. This book is a celebration of the many ways these hidden heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too.

To learn more about Sarah visit https://sarahprager.com/bio/

Click here to Purchase a Book

 This program is open to all ages and will be held virtually through Zoom.  Please register in advance in order to receive a link to participate.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
Friday July 3, 2020
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Saturday July 4, 2020
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Independence Day - Library Closed
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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New England Legends with Jeff Belanger
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gather ‘round the virtual campfire with Jeff Belanger, one of New England’s premiere storytellers! For over 20 years, Jeff has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region. Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and his Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, the program presents highlights from his own adventures and work. The bizarre is closer than you think!

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell    lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Getting Organized: Eliminate Clutter and Restore Calm
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families are spending more time together IN their homes than ever before. If your home is feeling cluttered and disorganized, attend this session and learn how to organize ANY space and maintain it! Sue Duval, Professional Organizer and owner of The Organized Hive, will share pro tips and practical strategies to eliminate clutter and restore order to your home. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event.

CONTACT:  Leah Farrell    lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org
Thursday July 16, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Tuesday July 21, 2020
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Henna with Jamilha
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Thursday August 20, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Saturday September 5, 2020
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Monday September 7, 2020
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Thursday September 17, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday September 28, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Monday October 12, 2020
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Thursday October 15, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday October 26, 2020
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Wallingford Public Library Association 140th Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Thursday November 19, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday November 23, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Thanksgiving - Library Closing at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 26, 2020
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Thursday December 17, 2020
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Thursday Night Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

CONTACT:  Cindy Haiken  203-265-6754  chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Charlotte Collins Meeting Room
Monday December 21, 2020
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Board of Managers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday December 24, 2020
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed
Friday December 25, 2020
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Thursday December 31, 2020
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New Year's Eve - Library Closing at 4:00 p.m.

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