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Celebrate Open Space Day!

Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Bertini Park on West Dayton Hill Road

Join the Conservation Commission to learn how nature prepares for winter. Rain date is Sunday, October 14th.

Introducing Muzzy

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We are happy to announce that Muzzy, the world’s # 1 language program for children, is now available to our patrons online. Muzzy is designed to immerse children in language through interactive games and stories. The program features Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, English, Portuguese [Brazil] and Russian. Your Wallingford library card is all you need to get started.

WWE Letter Writing Event

Wednesday, October 17th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

This year the Wallingford Public Library will once again be participating in the WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge. The grand prize is a pair of tickets to Wrestlemania XXIX in New Jersey! The Challenge is open to all students in grades 5-12. Good luck!

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 Thursday, November 1st.

If you would like us to help you with your letter you may stop by the Charlotte Collins Room on Wednesday, October 17th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. We will have laptops for you to use. Refreshments will be served. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 for the letter writing event.

Library Association 132nd Annual Meeting & Performance

Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

You are invited to a brief business meeting where you can meet your Library’s Board of Managers and enjoy a live performance! Following the meeting, a dramatic, first-person presentation of Beatrix Farrand Rediscovered will be performed by Colleen Plimpton. Beatrix Farrand was America’s first female landscape architect and a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Join us and learn more about the amazing life of this distinguished “landscape gardener. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Zombification Workshop: Creating Your Zombie Alter -Ego

Thursday, October 11th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Beware… The Zombies are coming! Create your zombie alter ego in a makeup and special effects transformation workshop for teens. We will get you into character by creating disfigurements like burns, wounds, scabs, bruises and more. Learn the art of creating burns, scars, blood smears, and other zombie like qualities on skin! All materials will be provided, but it promises to get messy. This is a hands on workshop, so wear your ragged zombie clothing. Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 as there as only a few spaces left!

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Five-Year Engagment

Five-Year Engagement movie posterFriday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Due to a change in release dates, we will be screening The Five-Year Engagement instead of Moonrise Kingdom this Friday.

The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the film looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. Rated R.

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