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WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge Deadline Extended

The WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge is open to all students in grades 5-12. The grand prize is a pair of tickets to Wrestlemania XXIX in New Jersey! You now have until December 1st to submit your entry.

Contest Rules:

  • Write a letter to your favorite WWE superstar that convinces them to read a book of your choice.
  • Download a Competitive Project Form or pick one up at the Library. Fill out the form. Your letter must be written or typed on the back, or it may be attached to the form.
  • Hand your completed Competitive Project Form and letter in to the Wallingford Library Information Desk by Saturday, December 1st.

Winged Migration

Saturday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Learn a bit about the birds that migrate through Wallingford, see this award-winning film, join us in installing two winter feeding stations alongside our very successful butterfly garden, and bring home the makings for a birdfeeder of your own. This program is sponsored by Wallingford's Environmental Literacy Initiative.

Holiday Closing

The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st and will remain closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 24th.

Election 2012: What Happened and Why

Monday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Wallingford resident Marc Lendler teaches American government including courses on the presidency, elections, and the First Amendment at Smith College in Northampton, Massachussetts. Join him for an overview of the 2012 election results and find out what happened and why!

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

Meet Wallingford Native Kate Yaskot, Author of Voices of the Valley

Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Kate Yaskot was born and raised in Wallingford and graduated from Lyman Hall High School. Today she makes her home in Teton Valley, Idaho where she is described as an author, journalist, baker of “Decadent Desserts,” and the maker of “Teton Valley Pepper Juice.” Find out more about this creative woman and her stories of the people and places in Teton Valley when she visits the Library.

Copies of Ms. Yaskot’s book, Voices of the Valley, will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of her presentation.

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

Roller Coasters: A Wallingford Family Science Night Program

Friday, November 16th, 7:00–8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Chris Stone in an exciting Wallingford Family Science Night hands-on program for kids in grades 1-8 and an adult guest. The program is designed to develop STEM problem solving skills and to build a better understanding of science concepts through hands-on explorations and designing roller coasters!

Sign up for this program in the Children’s Library.

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