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Monica de la Torre Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Trinity College Poet-in-Residence Monica de la Torre is the author of two poetry books published in the U.S., Talk Shows and Public Domain; and two poetry books published in Mexico City, Acufenos and Sociedad Anonima. She will visit the Library and give a reading of her poetry as part of the 2011 Big Read celebration of the art and culture of Mexico.

Environmental Film Series: Flow, For Love of Water

Monday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Flow movie posterThis film is Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century, the world water crisis.

Co-sponosored by the Wallingford Recycling Committee, the environmental film series features three ecologically-themed films. Recycling Committee members will be on hand to encourage discussion about the films and steps the public can take to help safeguard the future of our natural resources.

STAR2 Club

Saturday, April 2nd, 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The Wallingford STAR2 Club gives all Wallingford students the opportunity to explore all things pertaining to science. Join us in April when we will design and build water rockets, kites and hot air balloons. This free program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Department of Youth and Social Services.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 to ensure we have enough materials.

Dessert With a Doc: All About Your Thyroid

Thursday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

What are Hyper and Hypothyroidism? This program will cover the causes, treatments and health effects of these common conditions. Led by Hamp Pratt MD, Dessert with a Doc is presented in cooperation with MidState Medical Center. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Italy: A Cultural Journey

Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Because if its unique history of foreign invasions and occupations, its geographic peculiarities with the Apennine Mountains dividing the country from east to west and its widely varying climate, Italy’s 20 regions are each unique in customs, language and cuisine. This small country is a true mosaic of cultures. Explore the regional differences of this beautiful and diverse country, including the islands of Sardinia and Sicily with travel professional Ashley Turner.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: 127 Hours

Friday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

127 Hours movie posterFrom Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes the powerfully uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph! Rated R.

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