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Children's Room Temporarily Closed

Due to water damage from the sprinkler system that was affected by the extreme cold temperatures over the weekend, the Wallingford Public Library’s Children’s Room is temporarily closed. We are working hard to assure that the Children's Room will re-open soon and we will post updates on our website and our Facebook page as details become available. If you are registered for programs that take place in the Children’s Program Room, watch for e-mail updates regarding room changes.

The damage was discovered late on Sunday, February 14 when the Wallingford Fire Department responded to an alarm and discovered a ruptured sprinkler head in the Preschool Area. Unfortunately, most of the books in the Preschool Area were destroyed. The books were removed by Servpro, a water damage restoration company. The Library will work with Servpro and its contractors to restore the Preschool Area to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Fireside Stories: Sara deBeers Tales of Winter Wonderlands


Friday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.
For ages 3 and up

The Wallingford Children's Department is pleased to offer this storytelling series in memory of Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime library supporter and former English teacher.

Join us for an evening of stories from places where the winds blow cold, stories which celebrate the magic of snow and ice and the warmth of the human heart. This program includes audience participation to keep even the youngest listeners involved.

Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Black Mass

Friday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Black Mass movie poster
Black Mass is the true story of one of America's most violent and infamous gangsters, Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as Bulger, who was the brother of a state senator and was eventually convinced to wear a wire for the FBI to bring down the Italian mafia in Boston after they invaded his territory. Rated R.

Poetry Live

Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Lori DeSanti & Christopher Grillo
Lori DeSanti and Christopher Grillo present poetry from their recently published books: Lori's Saltwater Under Brittle Sky and Chris' When Rain Fills the Chasm .

Hear stories of how they each got started writing poetry, how they found their voice, and what it is like working with a publisher. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Anime Night: Bakuman

BakumanThursday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. Join other Otaku and make new friends. Japanese snack always served. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 16th.

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