You are hereHome / Wallingford Public Library's blog

Wallingford Public Library's blog

REPRESENT Community Art Project Kickoff Event

Saturday, July 1st at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Kick off the summer at this fun event. Professional artist Rashmi Talpade will introduce REPRESENT: What Makes You Special?, our latest community art project for families of all ages.

Then Anthony DePoto of innerAct Theatre will conduct an improvisation workshop that promotes team building, communication, and helping folks of all ages find what makes them special. Anthony uses improvisational theatre exercises and games to help children, adults, and families better communicate and work together. All games are fun, exciting, and collaborative.

All ages welcome, but the improv activities are best suited to ages 5 and up. Please register each improv participant individually.


REPRESENT: What Makes You Special? Community Art Project

REPRESENT: A Community Art Project logoShare the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community.

Full details and schedule available at:

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The LEGO Batman Movie

Friday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
LEGO Batman Movie poster
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Rated PG.

Knit @ WPL

Monday, June 12th at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Drop in

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.

iPad: Beyond the Basics

Monday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Learn useful tips and tricks for the iPad, such as editing home screens, sharing content, notifications and notification center, quitting apps, gestures, copy/paste, the App Store and more. Attendees must have attended Introduction to iPad or have a good foundation in iPad to attend. Please feel free to bring your own iPad.


Abigail’s Revenge: How the Women’s Movement Shook Up America

Part I: Tuesday, June 13th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Part II: Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Abigail Adams
Presenter Rhea Hirshman will begin with a brief look at the women’s suffrage movement, setting the stage for an exploration of contemporary feminist activism from the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s to the present day.

Before the first session, please watch the documentary One Woman, One Vote. It provides important insights into the topics that will be covered, and is available on YouTube:

Rhea Hirshman, a writer and editor, teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn Stamford. She has also taught at Yale and Wesleyan, and has a history of feminist activism. As a teacher, writer, and activist, she sees no conflict between good politics, good grammar, good works, and a good time.


Get the WPL Blog in Your E-mail

Enter your email address:  

Syndicate content

Search Our Catalog


Summer Reading



Upcoming Events



Join Our Email List logo


Shoutbomb - Receive texts for holds, late fees and more


Like Us on Facebook




YouTube logo


Follow Us On Twitter




Questions? Text Us (203)903-8447


Book Seller Hours: Mon 10-5, Tues 10-2, Wed 1-7, Thurs 1-4, Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2




Download audiobooks & eBooks


Zinio: The world's largest newsstand is available through your library's web site


researchIT CT logo


JobNow logo


Consumer Reports logo


Learn & Grow Early Literacy Texts from the Library logo


Bookflix logo


Muzzy logo