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Environmental Film & Discussion: Force of Nature

Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

David Suzuki is a world-renowned scientist and environmental activist who asks, “How much is enough? Are there no limits? One species, us, is single-handedly altering the planet. We have become a force of nature.”

Suzuki weaves past, present and future, maintaining that a burgeoning population plundering the planet’s resources, combined with fossil fuel burning is altering the earth’s biosphere in irrevocable ways. Does the human brain that drives the destruction also contain the solution?

Please join us to view the film and share in the subsequent discussion. Wallingford residents Scott Grey and Sonja Wulff will moderate this event.

Reel Conversation: Catfish

Catfish movie posterSaturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Part three of our documentary series “What Really Happened.” In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Please join us to view the film and discuss what really happened. Everyone is welcome!

Farewell Reception for Ruth Gaffey

Friday, April 26th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children's Library

Ruth GaffeyJoin us as we bid farewell to Ruth Gaffey, Head of Children's Services.

Ruth will be retiring on May 1st and starting her next chapter: grandmother to twin baby boys due to arrive soon!

During her 20-year tenure in Wallingford, Ruth made the Wallingford Children's Library a destination for children, parents, teachers, and librarians throughout the state. Her priority has always been public service, and her vision, leadership, and persistence have resulted in a facility and services that are second to none. She will be sorely missed by everyone in our local and professional communities.

Please drop in as we honor Ruth, recognize her career achievements, and wish her a very fond farewell.

Come Meet Author Rob Buyea

Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Because of Mr. Terupt coverWe are proud to welcome Rob Buyea, author of Nutmeg nominee Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequel, Mr. Terupt Falls Again. Join us for a memorable evening with Mr. Buyea as he talks about his books, writing process, and life in general. Mr. Buyea will be available following the program to sign his books, and books will be available for purchase for those who would like one.

Free tickets for this event are available in the Children’s Library for Wallingford students in grades 3 and up and their adult guests. Non-residents are welcome to tickets starting April 30th.

Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Income

Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In this workshop participants will learn how to make the most of Social Security and retirement. Mr. David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and how to increase Social Security benefits.

Those aged 60-66 will benefit most from the information presented. This program is cosponsored by AAA Southern New England Motor Club. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Every Child Ready to Read

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Calling all parents, grandparents, childcare providers and adults who work with children ages birth to five.

If you knew that you could do 5 simple things at home to make sure that your child would start school enthusiastic and ready to read you would make sure to do them wouldn’t you? Well, here is your opportunity to learn these important steps and have many of your questions answered.

Educators Carol Mikulski and Arlene Cassello, and Children’s Librarian Ruth Gaffey will give you the tips you need to make your child a successful reader in school in a fun and informal program. We will even include lots of fun raffle prizes since this is one of Ruth’s last programs before she retires!

Register for this program online or by calling (203)284-6436.

Certificates of attendance will be available to anyone who requests one following the program.

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