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New Online Resource for Genealogists

The Library has a trial subscription to America's Genealogy Bank, which contains millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Wallingford residents may access the database from home using their library cards. You will find a link to America's Genealogy Bank under My Family History on our Online Resources page for the duration of the trial.

Please let us know what you think of this resource. We rely on your feedback in deciding whether to purchase a subscription.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Friday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie posterDiary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life: middle school. Rated: PG.

Monarch Magic

Wednesday, August 18th, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Community Room

Come learn all about the beautiful monarch butterfly. We will have displays of monarchs in all stages and information about how you too can find butterfly eggs and raise butterflies at home. There will be lots of craft activities and fun for all.

All ages welcome.

Elements of Style: Novel Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Attention all aspiring authors, Eileen Albrizio is back with a new workshop to help you get that novel written! This time the focus will be on point of view and dialogue. Additional topics covered will include tense, perspective, and narrative.

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

Author Event: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer

Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

cover of Stories in StoneJelle Zeilinga de Boer, Professor Emeritus, Wesleyan University, will speak about his book, "Stories in Stone: How Geology Influenced Connecticut History and Culture." Zeilinga de Boer will discuss how land shapes the way we live and explain how Connecticut's geologic diversity has impacted our history.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Date Night

Date Night movie poster style=Friday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Steve Carell and Tina Fey team up for an adventure that turns a run-of-the-mill married couple's date upside down - way upside down. Rated PG-13.

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