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Saving the Farm: A Journey through Time, Place, and Redemption

Jim PowersMonday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Local history by local historian Jim Powers!

Saving the Farm: A Journey through Time, Place, and Redemption chronicles the struggles to preserve the Dudley Farm in North Guilford, while exploring the history of the Dudley family who founded the farm in the 1800's.

Join us for this presentation of local history and meet an author who is passionate about preserving the past.

Ambassador Sichan Siv Presents: Golden Words

Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Sichan SivSichan Siv is no stranger to Wallingford. He first set foot here thirty-seven years ago as a refugee from the Khmer Rouge killing fields. He tells the story of his capture and escape in his 2001 memoir, Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America..

This month he will be presenting his newly published book of poetry, Golden Words. When asked why he chose to write poetry, Mr. Siv replied, “I love watching the sunrise. One morning it occurred to me that maybe I should put into words everything that has been in my mind for 36 years. Most of the rules, etiquette, and social law in Cambodia were originally written in poetry....Poetry was part of my upbringing and it disappeared under the Khmer Rouge.”

After arriving in Wallingford, Sichan Siv went from picking apples in a local orchard to Columbia University. In 2001 he was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a United States ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006.

Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary man tell his story and share his poetry. Seating is limited; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Ask the Tech Guru

Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Kevin Ozer, a technology expert, will answer your toughest questions. You’ll expand your computer knowledge not only from the answers to your own questions but also from those of the other attendees. No registration is required. Bring your laptop or gadget if you have one.

Read Anything Good Lately?

Tuesday, June 4th at 12:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Bring your lunch and join members of the WPL staff on the first Tuesday of the month to talk about books! Share what you’ve been reading and pick up some recommendations for more great reads.

Take a look at some of the titles from our recent meetings:

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Wednesday, May 29th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Board Room

Join us to learn the basics of PowerPoint. In this class, you will create and modify a slideshow, as well as add graphics and automation. Seating is limited. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Django Unchained

Django Unchained movie posterFriday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles -- dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Rated R.

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