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Friday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
After Jean Valjean-an ex-convict once imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread-breaks parole, he is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. Valjean adopts a new identity and prospers as a factory owner. When he agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Based on the Victor Hugo novel by the same name. Rated PG-13.
Tuesday June 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures the couple consults with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deeper look at America’s broken food system.
Panel discussion to follow screening. This program is presented in cooperation with Connecticut Humanities.
Join us on An Animal Odyssey this summer! Read books, win prizes, and play on our giant game board all summer long! Kids in grades K-2 will read 12 books, and kids in grades 3-5 will read 6 books in order to finish the program. Students who read even more books will be entered into a raffle for extra prizes! Preschoolers can join in the fun with their own special program “Go Bananas for Books.” Every five books that are read will earn players stickers and other fun prizes. When 30 books have been read there will be more prizes to take home along with a chance to win our grand prize of the summer!
Readers can register online or at the library beginning June 3rd and can log books from June 28th–August 16th. Our game board will be open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. starting July 1st.
Monday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Local history by local historian Jim Powers!
Saving the Farm: A Journey through Time, Place, and Redemption chronicles the struggles to preserve the Dudley Farm in North Guilford, while exploring the history of the Dudley family who founded the farm in the 1800's.
Join us for this presentation of local history and meet an author who is passionate about preserving the past.
Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Sichan Siv is no stranger to Wallingford. He first set foot here thirty-seven years ago as a refugee from the Khmer Rouge killing fields. He tells the story of his capture and escape in his 2001 memoir, Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America..
This month he will be presenting his newly published book of poetry, Golden Words. When asked why he chose to write poetry, Mr. Siv replied, “I love watching the sunrise. One morning it occurred to me that maybe I should put into words everything that has been in my mind for 36 years. Most of the rules, etiquette, and social law in Cambodia were originally written in poetry....Poetry was part of my upbringing and it disappeared under the Khmer Rouge.”
After arriving in Wallingford, Sichan Siv went from picking apples in a local orchard to Columbia University. In 2001 he was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a United States ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006.
Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary man tell his story and share his poetry. Seating is limited; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
Kevin Ozer, a technology expert, will answer your toughest questions. You’ll expand your computer knowledge not only from the answers to your own questions but also from those of the other attendees. No registration is required. Bring your laptop or gadget if you have one.