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Author Tea: Betsy Lerner Presents The Bridge Ladies

Friday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Knapp Auditorium at Ashlar Village, Cheshire Road, Wallingford
Bridge Ladies book cover
Join us at this author tea celebrating the Bridge Ladies.

Betsy Lerner’s book about her mom’s fifty-year-old Bridge club provides an unexpected connection across a generational divide between mother and daughter. It’s a funny, intimate, and deeply affecting story where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. Please join us for this special author presentation. Refreshments served. Advance registration is requested.

This event is cosponsored by Wallingford Public Library and Masonicare at Ashlar Village. It will take place at the Knapp Auditorium at Ashlar Village. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable

Friday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room
Thinking getting rid of cable? This lecture-style class will explore Internet-based streaming services and various devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription. Registration required.


To Be or Not to Be a Democracy: American Politics in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
US flag and the word
Presented by Bernie Fitzpatrick, PhD

The public is invited to this important and relevant discussion about how the resurrection of political socialization can benefit our democratic system. This presentation will focus on how individuals can become engaged in the American political process and why has there been a lack of engagement in the recent past.

Bernie Fitzpatrick teaches at Albertus Magnus College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and Western Connecticut State University, where he has been teaching political science and government since 2000.


Medicare and Beyond

Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Medicare card
Are you turning 65? Confused about Medicare? Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs and get the information you need to make informed decisions about your Medicare options. Find out who qualifies for Medicare and what Medicare covers.

These informational seminars are for educational purposes only. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is appreciated.


Poké Ball Bead Craft for Teens

Thursday, September 8th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
EVERYONE is playing Pokémon Go. Come and express your devotion and creativity by making Poké Balls using mini Perler beads. They can be worn as earrings, a necklace, barrette, tie clip, or anything else you come up with. Design your choice of Poké Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, or Master Balls. There will also be a lure drop at our library Poké Stop! Please register in advance to be sure we have enough supplies. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.


Collaboratory Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Collaboratory logo
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Collaboratory, our new state-of-the-art 2,400-square-foot makerspace, coworking space, and digital media lab. Drop by to tour the space, see equipment demonstrations, try fun maker activities, eat cake, and possibly win a prize! All ages welcome.

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