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Environmental Film & Panel Discussion: Watermark

Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Watermark movie posterIntroduced by Scott Gray & Sonya Wulff, this film from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water. Panel discussion with David James & Peter Picone, QRWA, Alecia Charamut, CT River Watershed Association, and Torrence Downs, Gateway Commission, will follow the film. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Introduction to hoopla

hoopla logoWednesday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room

Hoopla is the Library’s newest service for borrowing digital movies, music, and audiobooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search their catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card to class. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Community Conversation: Imagining the Library of the Future

Friday, April 17th, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Community Room

talk bubblesWallingford plans to construct a “Collaboratory” within its public library. Come hear what this means for you & for the community. Help us imagine the future of public libraries in Connecticut.

Libraries have always been in the business of sharing and distributing knowledge. As we prepare for the new economy where digital literacy skills are key, how will library services be impacted? How will public libraries continue to align their services to support their community’s goals and ensure long-term sustainability?

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

Friday Night Flicks: Into the Woods

Into the Woods movie posterFriday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is adapted in this musical from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Studios. Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who incur the wrath of a witch (Meryl Streep) while attempting to start a family. Subsequently cursed by the vengeful hag, the hapless couple find their fates linked with those of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick),Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) of Jack and the Beanstalk. Rated PG.

Healthy Family Strategies: Dealing with Substance Abuse Disorders with Adolescents and Young Adults

Diana ClarkMonday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Parenting teens and young adults in this current culture of excess and addiction can be challenging. Diana Clark, JD, MA, will discuss the neuroscience of the developing brain, promoting wise choices, healthy boundaries, and other tools families can use to stay healthy during times of turmoil and stress. Presented in cooperation with Wallingford Youth & Social Services and the Coalition for a Better Wallingford. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Celebrate the World of Poetry

Friday, April 17th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an evening of poetry readings, live music and refreshments, presented by the WPL poetry group Saturday Mornings with Poetry. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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