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Friday Night Flicks Presents: A Late Quartet

Friday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

A Late Quartet movie posterA powerful story that blends raw emotion with fiery passion to form an unforgettable cinematic masterpiece. After 25 years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist may soon be forced to retire. But the news stirs up equally painful challenges when competing egos, harbored resentment, and irrepressible lust threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music, and in their lives. Rated R.

Abraham Lincoln: The Life of an American President

Monday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Celebrate our nation’s 16th president this month with a special program on Lincoln’s life and political activities presented by David Koch, Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College.

Explore the personality of this powerful but surprisingly enigmatic figure in American history. Learn about Lincoln’s childhood, professional career and political ambitions.

Mr. Koch is a wide-ranging historian who specializes in Civil War and Native American history. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Book Seller Closing Early

The Book Seller has closed early today, Monday, January 28th, due to inclement weather.

Mother Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, February 6th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

cover of The Long Walk To WaterThe Mother Daughter Book Club is open to Teen girls in grades 6-12 and their Mothers or adult female friend. The February selection is 2013 Nutmeg Award Nominee A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Based on a true story, two children share their stories of the horrors of war in the Sudan as they search for safety and clean water. Books are available at the Information Desk. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

STAR2 Club

Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Do you have a passion for science? Have you ever thought about being an astronaut? The Wallingford STAR2 Club is the perfect way to combine serious learning with wonder & fun. This free program is open to all Wallingford students in grades K-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 to ensure that we have enough materials for the group.

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Al deCant!

Saturday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Al deCant, also known as the “Singing Principal”, will offer a lively performance packed with toe tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation! Al will bring along his guitar, drums, rhythm instruments and other props for the audience to play! All ages are welcome.

There will also be an I Spy the Tile Wall contest, bookmark making in the craft room and any child getting their first library card will be given a coupon good for a free book at the Book Seller!

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