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Teen Writing Workshop

Thursday, April 21st, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Board Room

Do you enjoy writing? Please join us for a writing workshop especially for Teens. Matthew Q. Martin is a movie screenwriter and graduate of Dag Hammarskjold Middle School. Matthew wrote the original screenplay for the 2005 film Slingshot starring David Arquette, Joely Fisher and Juliana Margulies. He is an accomplished author and actor. Learn about what is involved in the writing process and receive expert advice on your own work. We are thrilled that Matthew is coming back to Wallingford. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Open to all Teens in grades 6-12. Spots are limited. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Unlaunched Voices: An Evening With Walt Whitman

Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Stephen Collins brings his portrayal of Walt Whitman to the Library in honor of both the Civil War sesquicentennial and National Poetry Month. Through poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman’s movement from selfishness to selflessness, and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about “himself, God and death.”

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

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 22nd in observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 24th, in observance of Easter. The Main Library will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Yalesville Branch 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd. Regular hours resume Monday, April 25th.

The Book Seller will be closed for the entire holiday weekend, April 22nd through April 24th. Regular hours resume Monday, April 25th.

The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America’s First Professional Songwriters

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Featuring songs written by Daniel Emmett, Stephen Foster, Henry Clay Work and George F. Root, musician Rick Spencer will perform popular tunes from this era. All are welcome to an evening of music and song.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: I Love You Phillip Morris

Friday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

I Love You Phillip Morris movie posterJim Carrey stars in the “outrageously funny” true story of a spectacularly charismatic con man’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam – all in the name of love. Costarring Ewan McGregor, I Love You Phillip Morris is an unbelievably true comedy that’s being called “the best performance of Carrey’s career.” Rated R.

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