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Thursday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
In her debut novel, Christine Whitehead introduces us to Archer Loh, Ivy League grad and Olympic rider. Carefully groomed to become a government assassin Archer instead chooses law school, her college sweetheart, and a quiet life in Connecticut, leaving her violent apprenticeship behind as her own little secret. When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality, Archer ditches family, career, friends and horses to find justice. Brushing up on her lethal skills, and aided by a shadowy and well-heeled vigilante group, she tries to find meaning in her pain and a reason to keep taking another breath by implementing private retribution. At her lowest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into her life, bringing with him his own demons. And everything changes.
In addition to being a gripping story, this book is, above all, about choices, second chances, and consequences. All are welcome to hear firsthand from the author about how she was able to draw upon her personal experiences to create this novel.
Christine M. Whitehead is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut Law School. She lives on a farm in the Hartford area and practices divorce law in Hartford.
The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Friday, November 12th.
Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Learn about the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, a State of Connecticut program that can help you plan for future nursing home and home care needs. No insurance sales or solicitations will be allowed. For more information please call 1-800-547-3443.
Wallingford Library card holders may access Consumer Reports, the trusted reviewer of automobiles and popular home products, from any computer with an Internet connection. You must access it from the Library's web site. The link is located on the Consumer Reports logo in the lower right of every page of our site as well as on our Online Resources page.
Friday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in this adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book. Rated: PG.
Saturday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room
The Wallingford Youth Chess Club will host a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition featuring Nelson Castaneda, the current CT State Chess Champion.
Dr. Castaneda, a FIDE Master in Chess, has a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Indiana University and is a Professor of Mathematics at Central Ct. State University. He has given the simultaneous exhibition at the Library for the last two years and is looking forward to meeting with the Wallingford Youth Chess Club again. This is a fascinating event and all who are interested in the game of chess are invited to attend.
Registration for this event is open to all Wallingford students in grades K-12. Please register online or by contacting the Children’s Department at 203-284-6436.