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Monday, December 20th at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
Presented in cooperation with the Connecticut Humanities Council, the 4th and final book in the Once Banned, Now Classic series will focus on J. D. Salinger’s classic coming of age novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Beth Levine will moderate the discussion which will include questions about society and censorship, morality, and prevailing standards and attitudes in American Literature.
Teenagers and adults are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the books are available from the Information Desk.
The Overdrive Media Console now supports both e-books and audio books on iPhone and Android. Download the app at the iTunes Store and the Android Market. Contact the Information Desk with any questions.
Friday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned. Rated PG-13.
The Library will be closed on Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. Regular hours resume Monday, December 27th.
Monday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I. The story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all? The village schoolteacher observes, investigates and little by little discovers the incredible truth. Are we being asked to consider whether these events heralded something that would explode years later with the rise of Nazi Germany? Did these events contain the germs of the tragedies that followed? Rated R.
Discussion to follow movie.
Tuesday, December 14th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Celebrate the spirit of the season at a Holiday Tea, presented by the Wallingford Garden Club, in cooperation with the Wallingford Public Library. Enjoy delicious homemade treats as you marvel at the splendid display of holiday decorations that adorn the walls of the Community Room. All of the decorations are designed and made by Garden Club members. Bring your neighbors, family and friends to share the warmth and beauty of this traditional holiday tea, and learn more about the Garden Club from members of this 80-year-old community organization.