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Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
More than 6 million children in the United States are being raised by grandparents or a relative other than their parent – that’s roughly 1 out of every 12 children in this country. Author and Children’s Librarian, Gayle Byrne is one of those grandparents raising a grandchild and her book, Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas Not Mommies and Daddies addresses this important issue.
Join Gayle in a discussion of this non-traditional family dynamic as she shares her book, and identifies the special needs of these “skipped generation families” in which parents are unable or unwilling to raise their own children.
This program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Public Library and WECARE. Certificates of Attendance will be available to any who require them. There will be an opportunity to purchase Gayle’s book and have it signed for those who are interested.
To register for this program please contact the Children's Library at (203)284-6436.
Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Explore the history, folklore and myths surrounding this traditional art form. Wallingford resident Gloria Horbaty will explain the symbols used to decorate eggs in the wax resist technique and demonstrate how to create a pysanka utilizing the traditional equipment of kistka, beeswax and dyes.
Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Inventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs is the true story told from two perspectives - that of John Pfarr, the attorney who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and Suzanne Beyer an heir to her great uncle Art Hadley’s fortune. The book recounts complex interactions of family, outrage over “manufactured” heirs, and brilliant legal strategies leading to a settlement. Co-author John Pfarr, a Connecticut trust and estate lawyer, recounts the legal struggles, from the trial court, mediation, and scuttled opportunities to settle, to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and beyond. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Friday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is classic Woody Allen — an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, a timeless story that could be set virtually anywhere and crisp writing and direction that neither lollygags or rushes. As with most recent Woody films, there is no Woody character here, in other words a central neurotic male role that he would have played when younger. And as with most recent films, it's a bit hard to tell where the comedy ends and the drama begins; they're swirled together throughout. If you like Woody, this is a must-see. Rated R.
Friday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known...and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way - Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day? Rated PG.