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Farewell Reception for Ruth Gaffey

Friday, April 26th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children's Library

Ruth GaffeyJoin us as we bid farewell to Ruth Gaffey, Head of Children's Services.

Ruth will be retiring on May 1st and starting her next chapter: grandmother to twin baby boys due to arrive soon!

During her 20-year tenure in Wallingford, Ruth made the Wallingford Children's Library a destination for children, parents, teachers, and librarians throughout the state. Her priority has always been public service, and her vision, leadership, and persistence have resulted in a facility and services that are second to none. She will be sorely missed by everyone in our local and professional communities.

Please drop in as we honor Ruth, recognize her career achievements, and wish her a very fond farewell.

Come Meet Author Rob Buyea

Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Because of Mr. Terupt coverWe are proud to welcome Rob Buyea, author of Nutmeg nominee Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequel, Mr. Terupt Falls Again. Join us for a memorable evening with Mr. Buyea as he talks about his books, writing process, and life in general. Mr. Buyea will be available following the program to sign his books, and books will be available for purchase for those who would like one.

Free tickets for this event are available in the Children’s Library for Wallingford students in grades 3 and up and their adult guests. Non-residents are welcome to tickets starting April 30th.

Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Income

Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In this workshop participants will learn how to make the most of Social Security and retirement. Mr. David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and how to increase Social Security benefits.

Those aged 60-66 will benefit most from the information presented. This program is cosponsored by AAA Southern New England Motor Club. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Every Child Ready to Read

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Calling all parents, grandparents, childcare providers and adults who work with children ages birth to five.

If you knew that you could do 5 simple things at home to make sure that your child would start school enthusiastic and ready to read you would make sure to do them wouldn’t you? Well, here is your opportunity to learn these important steps and have many of your questions answered.

Educators Carol Mikulski and Arlene Cassello, and Children’s Librarian Ruth Gaffey will give you the tips you need to make your child a successful reader in school in a fun and informal program. We will even include lots of fun raffle prizes since this is one of Ruth’s last programs before she retires!

Register for this program online or by calling (203)284-6436.

Certificates of attendance will be available to anyone who requests one following the program.

Introduction to Paper Sculpture Artistry with Doll Barnes

Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

What can you do with a piece of paper? Doll Barnes will illustrate how a variety of techniques and tools can be used to bring flat pieces of paper to life and become beautiful dimensional art. Come and get inspired. See Doll’s work on display in the Library’s lobby and Collins Room.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina movie posterFriday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

In Tolstoy's powerful tale of family passions set in Russia in the 1870s, Anna, the young and beautiful wife of a powerful older man, risks more than she can imagine when she runs away with the dashing Count Vronsky. Rated R.

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