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The Library will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. Regular hours resume Wednesday, December 26th.
Monday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
The year is 1914, and World War I continues to rage across the European countryside. As the winter winds began to blow and the soldiers sit huddled in their trenches awaiting the generous Christmas care packages sent by their families, the sounds of warfare take a momentary backseat to the yearning for brotherhood among all of mankind. Here the fates of a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, a German tenor, and a Danish soprano’s lives are about to be changed forever. On Christmas Eve of that year, the lonely souls of the front lines abandoned their arms to reach out to their enemies on the battlefield and greet them with not anger or hostility, but with the simple, kindly gesture of a much needed cigarette or a treasured piece of chocolate, and to put their differences aside long enough to wish their brothers a sincere “Merry Christmas!” Rated PG-13.
Join us to view the film and share in the discussion. Refreshments are served.
Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Make your spirit bright by sharing in the beautiful music performed by the Mariachi Academy of Connecticut from the Spanish Community of Wallingford. Christmas carols and music from Mexico, South America, and Spain will be performed.
Monday, December 10th, 10:00–11:30 a.m., 3:30–5:00 p.m., and 6:30–8:00 p.m. in the Children's Craft Room
Nothing is quite as special as a child’s handmade holiday card. Mrs. Naczi will offer children a chance to create some treasures for the special people in their lives. There will be plenty of materials and ideas in the craft room for all the December holidays, so please join us for this holiday program.
Friday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. Rated PG-13.
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Do you want to learn the hula? If you have seen this beautiful dance performed and would like to experience learning more about it, this workshop is the place to be. You will be introduced to the movement and rhythm of the islands through traditional musical instruments and music while learning basic hula steps. Hawaiian language words and phrases associated with the hula will also be taught. Come join us to experience traditional dancing for an evening filled with aloha spirit! Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.