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Lunch and Learn: Audiology

Wednesday, May 23rd at noon in the Community Room

Please join us for Hear and Now! and enjoy a complimentary lunch while listening to a program on audiology by Hillary Lewis, AuD, FAAA—Doctor of Audiology.

Dr. Lewis’ presentation will cover the misconceptions about hearing loss and amplification, new features and advancements in hearing aid technology, and how hearing aids can greatly improve quality of life.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 to guarantee your lunch. This program is cosponsored by Masonicare.

Short Story Discussions

May 22th: Aguantando by Junot Diaz

May 29th: Night Women and New York Day Women by Edwidge Danticat

June 12th: The Wig by Nathan Englander

Please request copies of the stories from the Information Desk. All discussions take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room. All are welcome. Brooks Appelbaum moderates.

Children's Book Swap

Saturday, May 12th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Community Room

Now is the time to bring in your gently used children’s books in preparation for the annual National Children’s Book Week Book Swap which will take place this Saturday. For each book you bring in you will be able to “shop” for one book at the swap! All books must be brought in prior to the Book Swap. We are particularly in need of chapter books for grades 3 and up.

Listening Adventures presents Classical Music: Famous Melodies

Saturday, May 5th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an enjoyable exploration of how classical music finds its way into popular culture. Featuring famous symphonies like Beethoven’s 5th, classical music in commercials such as Copland’s Rodeo for the American Beef Council; Wagner and Rossini in Bugs Bunny cartoons, and the use of classical favorites in the movies like Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and much more!

David Sims presents this program which is made possible by the alumniVentures grant from the Yale School of Music. Attendees will receive classical CDs to take home and be eligible for prize drawings at the conclusion of the program. All are welcome to the Library for an entertaining and educational afternoon. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Anime Night: Fairy Tail and Ramen!

Fairy Tail cover art Thursday, May 10th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The May Anime Night will feature Fairy Tail! Enjoy anime while feasting on Ramen! Sure to be a great time. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

Wildflower Hike

owlSaturday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Three Meadows

A wildflower hike will be held at the Wallingford Land Trust's Three Meadows property on Bridle Lane, off of Woodhouse Avenue. This is a family hike, open to all ages, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Ellie Tessmer of the Southwest Conservation District, Wallingford land Trust and Wallingford Garden Club will lead a hike in the meadow, which is a haven for wetlands wildflowers and birds. Rain date will be Sunday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m.

This hike is part of Wallingford's Environmental Literacy Initiative, a year-long effort to get families out and to explore Wallingford’s open-space properties and enjoy the wonders of nature.

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