Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed from Saturday, May 23rd through Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 26th.

WPL 2015 Bike Day

Saturday, May 30th, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room

bicycleSpring is here. Does your bicycle need some tender loving care? Help for you has arrived. And it’s free! Dust off your bike and bring it to the Library. Wallingford Bike Barn will offer their skills in fixing flat tires, adjusting brakes, gears, chains, and seats. Rider safety course provided by the Wallingford Police Department. If you do not own a bicycle helmet, you can get a free one courtesy of Kiwanis. No registration, but please arrive early to guarantee a repair and helmet. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.

REEL Conversation Presents: Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole movie posterSaturday, May 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for the final film in our series “We Didn’t Know We Were Seeing Stars” - Early Performances by Current Greats. This month we will view Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and featuring Miles Teller. Brooks Appelbaum, Ph.D. and Dennis Bell host the discussion immediately following. Rated PG-13.

Environmental Film & Discussion: GMO OMG

GMO OMG movie posterWednesday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us to watch the film and then hear from panelists Beth Beisel, nutritionist and member of ConnFACT; Paul Pescatello, CBIA’s Chairman of Connecticut Bioscience Growth Council; and John Turenne, FCSI, President of Sustainable Food Systems. Scott Gray and Sonya Wulff will introduce the film and moderate a discussion on the impact of genetically modified foods. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Seeking a Town Poet Laureate

laurel wreathWe are currently taking applications for the honorary position of Wallingford Poet Laureate. Applications can be requested from the Information Desk or downloaded online.

To be considered for the position, a nominee must be a poet and resident of Wallingford, or employed in Wallingford, and available and willing to collaborate with other Connecticut town poets to develop and present poetry-related activities that address the objectives of the laureate program. Interested poets can self-nominate or be nominated by others.

The mission of Wallingford’s Poet Laureate Program is to communicate the value of poetry and use poetry as a means to inspire, inform, and entertain the community at large. The Poet Laureate of the Town of Wallingford serves as the ambassador of the community’s vibrant literary life, promoting its literary community and celebrating the written word.

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