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Wallingford Writers' Community

Saturday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Introducing the Wallingford Writers' Community: a forum for sharing your writing in an open and friendly environment. This informal gathering will give you the opportunity to talk about your writing project, request feedback, and obtain resources for furthering your writing.

For our first meeting, attendees are asked to read the short story Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry. This story is available online and from our library’s catalog. We will use this story as a jumping off point for our discussion of character development, voice, plot, and theme. Additionally, if you would like to bring a 2-page (double spaced) sample of your writing, there will be opportunity for you to share it with the group. Dr. Karen Laugel will moderate the meeting. Please sign up in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754. The group will meet monthly and class size is limited.

Annual Meeting Featuring "Ladies First: A One-Woman Portrayal of First Ladies"

Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

“Ladies First” is a one-woman dramatic presentation exploring the lives of six of America’s First Ladies: Mary Lincoln, Rachel Jackson, Julia Tyler, Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Abigail Adams. Robin Lane gives an entertaining yet accurate portrayal of the the first wives as they really were: thoughtful, caring human beings, whose lives were profoundly affected by their husbands’ calling.

The public is invited to attend both the meeting and the program. All are welcome; refreshment will be served following the program.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein movie posterFriday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

This completely hilarious horror spoof by the master of parody pulls out all the stops. The film is replete with stellar performances by Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle. Shot in black and white, complete with Transylvanian fog and spooky laboratories, Young Frankenstein proves that low humor, double entendres, and really cheesy accents can add up to high comic art. Rated: PG.

Midnight Tales of Enchantment

Saturday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Professional storyteller and puppeteer, Marilyn O’Connor Miller, will present a series of stories in which something magical happens exactly at midnight.

Using puppets, masks, mime and music, she will weave folk and fairy tales from many lands to delight children and adults alike. Following the performance there will be a meeting of the CT Guild of Puppetry, open to the public, for those who wish to learn more about puppetry as an art form, a craft, and an educational tool. This program is co-sponsored by the CT Guild of Puppetry and the Wallingford Pubic Library.

Free tickets for this performance are available in the Children’s Library.

Cinema Club Presents: The Secret in Their Eyes

Monday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The Secret in Their Eyes movie posterThe Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is part cold-case mystery, part long-lost love story, and part thriller set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina, under the tight control of its infamous military dictatorship. Director Juan José Campanella manages to tread easily across these genres with a story that's gripping, a little outlandish, and compelling--if full of a growing sense of dread. Rated: R.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.

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