Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed on Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 21st.

Tour the Collaboratory

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. or Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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Kayleigh Sprague, Creative Technologies Librarian, will guide you through the equipment, programs, and services available in the Collaboratory, our 2,400-square-foot makerspace, coworking space, and digital media lab.

Knit @ WPL

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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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 event.

Connecticut's Amazing Birds: A Meet and Greet

Saturday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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Blue Moon Raptors will engage participants with their amazing live birds of prey. Learn the fascinating strategies and adaptations that allow raptors to hunt. Perhaps you've never seen live owls, hawks, or falcons up close -- come learn their personal stories and see for yourself how truly magnificent these birds are!

Representatives from local birding organizations, including Audubon Connecticut, Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society, and the New Haven Bird Club will provide educational literature, volunteer opportunities, citizen science, and current conservation information, along with their upcoming scheduled activities and events.

Exhibits will feature real birds' nests and feathers, field guides, natural history books, birdsong demos, and a variety of stunning local bird photos.

Want to know about the best bird feeders for specific sites and what types of seed and food to use? Do you have questions about binoculars: what size or power to choose? Come view displays and talk with knowledgeable birders to answer your questions on these and other bird-related subjects.

All ages welcome!

Refreshments will be served, and one lucky guest will win a pair of tickets for a Connecticut River Birding Cruise on The RiverQuest eco-tour boat!

Back By Popular Demand: Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

Etsy logoDo you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, Wallingford Public Library is offering free classes to help craft makers establish an online business to sell their products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on Etsy.com.

This program is presented in memory of Marcia W. Fix, an avid quilter, knitter and WPL librarian, by her family.

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