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Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 31st.

Roots Music: Alex Caton & Peter Winne In Concert

Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The Virginia-based roots music duo Alex Caton and Peter Winne will perform a dynamic mix of energetic Appalachian fiddle tunes, classic country, gospel, and original songs. In the year-and-a-half they’ve been playing together, Alex and Pete have quickly established themselves as the newest link in central Virginia’s unusually rich acoustic music lineage.

Individually, the two have no shortage of kudos. Winne is a 2010 Berea College Appalachian music fellow and a former winner on A Prairie Home Companion’s “People in their Twenties” competition on NPR. Caton is an Orange County, VA Champion fiddler and was nominated for a 2009 Virginia Commission for the Arts Heritage Award. Together, the duo plays music that feels as much at home in a modern big-city venue as it would have at the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s. Alex plays fiddle and guitar and Pete plays guitar and banjo. Both musicians sing, delivering harmonies that recall the singing of fellow girl-guy roots music duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Although based in Virginia, Pete grew up in Wethersfield, CT.

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

Women’s and Girls’ Self-Defense Workshop

Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Women and girls twelve years and older are welcome to this introductory course on self-defense. Learn how to defend yourself using simple and easy techniques. Please wear comfortable clothing. This program is co-sponsored by Soroptimist International of Meriden, a non-profit women’s service organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in our local communities and around the world.

You may register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Connecticut State Library Could Be Impacted If “Plan B” Goes Forward

The “Plan B” budget created by Governor Malloy’s office recommends the elimination of all funding for the Connecticut State Library.

Read more about what the loss of services would mean for Wallingford and all of Connecticut. Please contact your legislators and state officials about Plan B's effect on library services locally and statewide.

Drawing Workshop

Friday, May 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Presented by Green Street Arts Center through the generosity of the Middlesex County Community Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation.

Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 as seats are limited.

E-Books at Your Library

Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

If you have an e-reader or are interested in e-book options, you won’t want to miss this informative program. Various types of compatible e-readers for library books will be discussed. How to checkout and download e-books from the library's web site will be demonstrated. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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