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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle


Wednesday February 12th, 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room

This month we kick off a series of programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Please join us on February 12th at 7:00 p.m. to view excerpts of The Abolitionists followed by a discussion moderated by Emily Brenner, former teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

This spring join the Mystery Book Club for the Grand Tour. Mystery Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. Discussions are moderated by Dr. Carole Shmurak. Books are available at the Information Desk

Spring 2014: The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour was the traditional trip undertaken as an educational rite of passage by mainly upper-class British young men. They began in Dover, crossing the English Channel to France, travelling to Paris, then Switzerland (Geneva or Lausanne), and into northern Italy, where Venice was considered the epitome of Italian culture. From there, the travellers went to Florence and Rome, perhaps to Munich or Heidelberg, then to the Netherlands, before returning across the Channel to England. Our mystery tour will begin instead in Bath and take a side trip to Stockholm, but then we’ll visit Paris, Venice and Amsterdam just as they did.

  • February 5 (snow date: Thursday, February 6)
    The Last Detective (1991) by Peter Lovesey
  • March 5 (snow date: Thursday, March 6)
    The Laughing Policeman (1970) by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
  • April 2 (snow date: Thursday, April 3)
    Maigret Bides His Time (1966) by Georges Simenon
  • May 7
    Acqua Alta (1996) by Donna Leon
  • June 4
    Outsider in Amsterdam (1975) by Janwillem van de Wetering

Dessert with a Doc: Hernia and Gall Bladder

Healthy Living

Monday February 10th, 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room

Dr. Kenneth Schwartz from MidState Medical Center is back with an informative lecture on the surgical management of hernia and gall bladder. Attendees will learn about the latest advances in surgery to help patients to get back to their everyday activities faster.

Advance registration is appreciated. You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Local Author Showcase

Local Author

Saturday February 8th, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m., in the Community Room

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local authors! Come hear authors talk about what inspired them to write and how they got published. Autographed copies of books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Author registration and set-up begins at noon. Please contact Melissa Flynn for more information: or 203-707-3918.

Presented in conjunction with the Wallingford Writers Community.

Children's Library Tour for Homeschooling Families

Friday January 31st, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., in the Children's Library

Homeschool families are invited for a special program to learn more about library resources, enjoy a family story time and share ideas with one another.

Information about our NEW Teacher Cards for homeschooling parents will also be available!

Registration is encouraged. Please call (203)284-6435 or stop by the Children’s Library to register.

Fireside Stories: Leeny Del Seamonds


Friday January 31st, 6:30 p.m., Fireside in the Children's Library

Ages 5 and up. No registration required.

Join Master Story Performer, Leeny Del Seamonds, for a delightful potpourri of heart-warming and engaging international and Latino tales, original stories, and songs spiced with Leeny's Cuban-American sense of humor and love of performing.

Thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime Library supporter and former English teacher, the Wallingford Children's Library is pleased to offer this storytelling series.

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