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March TV Madness

March TV MadnessOn Sunday, March 1st, March TV Madness will be taking over our Facebook page! Our most popular television shows will be competing for the title of "Wallingford's Favorite TV Show".

Each morning in March, two television shows will go head to head on our Facebook page. It's up to you to comment and vote on your favorite! At 9:00 p.m. we will tally the votes and the winning team will go onto the next round. Be sure to vote for your favorites!

Reel Conversation: The Station Agent

The Station Agent movie posterSaturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join hosts Brooks Appelbaum, Ph.D. and Dennis Bell for a film and discussion series of early performances by current greats. This month's title is The Station Agent featuring Patricia Clarkson. Rated R.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day movie posterFriday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Rated PG.

Book Seller Annual Sale

illustration of woman reading on top of a pile of booksSaturday, February 21st, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22nd, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
in the Collins Room

Saturday save even more! Adult items are 25 cents and teen and children's items are two for 25 cents.

Sunday everything is free!

Fireside Stories: Mary Jo Maichack

Friday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

fire in fireplaceCome join us for stories by the fireplace in the Children’s Room and enjoy tales from across time and around the world. Thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime Library supporter and former English teacher, the Wallingford Children’s Department is pleased to offer this storytelling series featuring a variety of professional storytellers.

Snuggle up by the fireplace with Mary Jo Maichack, Minstrel Storyteller, as she spins the tale of King Frost, a fun snow poem YOU help tell with hands and whispers.

For ages 3 and up. Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Pandora’s Box: The Causes of World War I

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

soldier aiming gunJoin us for a series of lectures on the Great War, its causes and consequences, presented by Mark Albertson, author, historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine, a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute, and teacher of history at Norwalk Community College for the Extended Studies Program and the Lifetime Learners Institute.

The February lecture focuses on the causes of World War I, beginning with the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. Future lectures are as follows:

March 24th - Two Shots Heard Around the World
April 28th - Versailles
May 19th - Iraq: The Creation of Colonialism

You may download the suggested bibliography or pick up a copy at the Information Desk.

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