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Wallingford Public Library Association 136th Annual Meeting

Monday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Bill Derry
Public Libraries: Transformation through Imagination, presented by Bill Derry

Join us to celebrate our 136th year! Our guest speaker Bill Derry, will share his thoughts on the power of imagination to transform libraries. Bill recently retired as the Director of Innovation at The Westport Library in Connecticut. He was the co-chair of the Westport Mini Maker Faire and one of the leaders of the creation of the MakerSpace. He was a principal writer of an IMLS national leadership grant received by the Westport Library in 2013. The grant, called MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering Libraries, created a model for a participatory learning environment for public, academic and school libraries. Currently he is leading workshops and presenting on the transformative power of play, imagination, and making. Refreshments and a brief business meeting will precede his presentation. All are welcome.

Ida Greene Author Visit

Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
cover of Bunty's War
Author Ida Greene brings her intimate diary entries to life in this memoir chronicling carefree pre-war days in England and a world turned upside down by the eruption of World War II. Bunty’s War is a story of hope and survival. It embraces horror and hilarity, fear and courage, despair and determination, cruelty and kindness. Meet the author and hear firsthand her experiences before, during, and after WWII. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Game Night With the Dragon

Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Dragon's Lair logo
Learn how to play board games, card games, and games of all sorts with professional gamers. Presented by the Dragon's Lair. Adults & teens welcome. Drop-in.

Author Event: Deborah Freedman

Saturday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Deborah Freedman
The Wallingford Public Library is proud to welcome picture book author and illustrator, Deborah Freedman. Her books include Blue Chicken, By Mouse & Frog, and Shy. Join us for a fun afternoon learning about where she gets her ideas, her writing and drawing process, and lots more! Book signing to follow. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.

Ages 4 & up. Registration is encouraged.

This program has been made possible by a gift from the Faustman Fund.


Knit @ WPL

Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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 evening.

Tablet Petting Zoo

Monday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Kindle Fire
Are you thinking of purchasing a tablet but unsure which one? Come learn, touch and get acquainted with Kindle Fire, iPad, Nook or Samsung tablets.


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