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What's New in Children's Books: A Program for Parents, Preschool Educators, and Childcare Providers

Thursday, November 5th at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room

Join the Children’s Library staff for an evening of best new books for children, a “storytime” for adults who work with kids.

We will explore some of the best new books and discuss why they are exceptional. This is a great opportunity to see what is new in children’s literature in 2009 and what books would be perfect for your collection.

Register for this free program online or by calling the Children’s Library at 284-6436.

The Range of Realism: The Novel in the 19th & 20th Centuries

November 4th: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
December 9th: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
January 13th: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
February 10th: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

All discussions will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room. Come to any or all of the discussions. Marsha Bonsavage, a discussion leader from the Connecticut Humanities Council will facilitate the conversation. Books are available from the Information Desk.

This program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and made possible by the Faustman Fund.

Your Amazon.com Purchases Can Benefit the Library

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. By entering Amazon.com through the button to the left, the Library will receive a percentage of your total purchase. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Visit The Book Seller's New Location

The Book Seller, the Library's used book shop, has moved to a larger space. Look for the entrance under the green awning at the rear of the Library. Regular hours are Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Wallingford Public Library Association.

Wallingford Public Library Association Annual Meeting Featuring Edgar Allan Poe: His Writing Life

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In the persona of Poe himself, actor Lou Harmon, from the Trail of Terror, will provide an intimate glimpse into the life of the writer whom many consider to be the founder of the horror and suspense genres. A brief meeting precedes the 7:00 p.m. program. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome to attend this free program co-sponsored by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Vampire Folk Belief in Historic New England

Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

State Archeologist Nicholas Bellantoni brings back the dead in this very special program about real vampire beliefs in New England. Learn about exhuming corpses and rearranging their bones in strange ways as well as other forensic discoveries. Revisit the "undead" superstitions held by the early colonists in Connecticut and neighboring states.

All are welcome to attend this free program.

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