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Ask the Tech Guru

Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Kevin Ozer, a technology expert who previously had conducted these informal classes at the Wallingford Senior Center, will answer your toughest questions. You’ll expand your computer knowledge not only from the answers to your own questions but also from those of the other attendees. No registration is required. Bring your laptop or gadget if you have one.

Try Morningstar Investment Research Center

We are pleased to offer Morningstar Investment Research Center on our public computers and remotely to Wallingford library card holders. Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. In addition, it includes analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and expert opinions on top investments. Please contact the Information Desk with any questions about the use of the database.

Lunch and Learn: Mental Skills and Brain Exercises

Monday, March 25th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Please join Lisa King, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist at Masonicare Health Center, for this informative presentation. Normal aging, medications, stress, or illness can affect a person’s mental skills including attention, memory, word retrieval, and problem solving. Besides talking to your doctor, there are three common ways to address problems in these areas: rehabilitation, useful strategies, and recreational activities. Each of these mental skills will be discussed and helpful strategies and activities will be suggested. This program is cosponsored by Masonicare. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, March 29th and Sunday, March 31st in observance of Good Friday and Easter. We will be open Saturday, March 30th. Regular hours resume Monday, April 1st.

Reel Conversation: Forbidden Lie$

Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Part 2 in a new series focusing on film and conversation. Hosted by Brooks Appelbaum.

Author Norma Khouri won fame and fortune with her book Honor Lost : Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan (originally published as Forbidden Love, Bantam Books 2003), a “true story” about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway best-seller and became the toast of the literary world - until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction, and her protagonist, a figment of her imagination.

Forbidden Lie$ documentary filmmaker Anna Broinowski attempts to sort fact from fiction by speaking with both the author and her vehemently vocal detractors who believe Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.

Please join us to view the film and discuss what really happened. Everyone is welcome!

ID Fraud & Scam Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

In 2010, 8.3 million people were victims of identity fraud and scams. In 2011 that number increased by 13% to 11.6 million. Find out how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Join local resident Mike Savenelli for a workshop on Identity Fraud and Scams. Learn how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim and what to do if you have been a victim. Mike has been in the credit industry for 43 years and is currently employed by BCI Mortgage Financial, Inc. in Cheshire. He has served on a number of credit fraud organizations and has worked with law enforcement professionals throughout his career. This program is co-sponsored by Quinnipiac Valley Credit Union. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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