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Film and Filmmaker: The Wrong Bin

Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Krishnan Vasudevan joins us to view his film and learn about the environmental and economic costs of recycling incorrectly. The Wrong Bin explores trash in NYC, where 36% of what is sent to landfills is recyclable. The lessons learned in New York can be applied anywhere. Come see this film about what is happening in our neighbor state, and join in a discussion about the solutions with the filmmaker. This program is cosponsored by the Wallingford Recyclers.

Welcome To Our New Head of Children's Services

Sunnie LovelacePlease welcome Sunnie Lovelace, our new Head of Children's Services. Before coming to Wallingford, Sunnie was Manager of the Youth Services or "Young Minds" Department at the New Haven Free Public Library. There she provided direction and leadership in the areas of public programming, grant writing, collection development, community partnerships, and collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.

Sunnie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, and a Masters of Information & Library Sciences from Southern Connecticut State University.

Please drop by the Children's Library to meet Sunnie sometime soon!

Read Anything Good Lately?

Tuesday, May 7th at 12:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Bring your lunch and join members of the WPL staff to talk about books! Share what you’ve been reading and pick up some recommendations for more great reads. Everyone is welcome to join us for this informal and fun discussion.

Environmental Film & Discussion: Force of Nature

Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

David Suzuki is a world-renowned scientist and environmental activist who asks, “How much is enough? Are there no limits? One species, us, is single-handedly altering the planet. We have become a force of nature.”

Suzuki weaves past, present and future, maintaining that a burgeoning population plundering the planet’s resources, combined with fossil fuel burning is altering the earth’s biosphere in irrevocable ways. Does the human brain that drives the destruction also contain the solution?

Please join us to view the film and share in the subsequent discussion. Wallingford residents Scott Grey and Sonja Wulff will moderate this event.

Reel Conversation: Catfish

Catfish movie posterSaturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Part three of our documentary series “What Really Happened.” In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Please join us to view the film and discuss what really happened. Everyone is welcome!

Farewell Reception for Ruth Gaffey

Friday, April 26th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children's Library

Ruth GaffeyJoin us as we bid farewell to Ruth Gaffey, Head of Children's Services.

Ruth will be retiring on May 1st and starting her next chapter: grandmother to twin baby boys due to arrive soon!

During her 20-year tenure in Wallingford, Ruth made the Wallingford Children's Library a destination for children, parents, teachers, and librarians throughout the state. Her priority has always been public service, and her vision, leadership, and persistence have resulted in a facility and services that are second to none. She will be sorely missed by everyone in our local and professional communities.

Please drop in as we honor Ruth, recognize her career achievements, and wish her a very fond farewell.

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