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Knit @ WPL

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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yarn and knitting needles
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.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Girl on the Train

Friday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
The Girl on the Train movie poster
A recent divorcée fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband and his new family. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. Rated R.

Connecticut's Amazing Birds: A Meet and Greet

Saturday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
owl
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!

Game Night

Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, February 15th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the teen computers
Ultimaker2 3D printer
Meet other teens and learn the basics of 3D printing! In this class students will learn all about our 3D printer – the Ultimaker2 and the basics of 3D printing. After this class you will be able to find an object to print, edit it to your specifications, and understand how our printer works! Each student will get to print one object of their choice. First time participants only, please. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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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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