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Author Event: Michael White

Monday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Michael WhiteMichael White is the author of six novels including two Connecticut Book Award finalists: Soul Catcher which was also a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection; and The Garden of Martyrs. His latest book, Beautiful Assassin is an historical novel of love, loyalty, and intrigue, set in the 1940’s.

Mr. White will be reading from Beautiful Assassin, sharing his writing experiences and signing copies of his books. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s book sales will be donated to the library.

In addition to his novels, Mr. White has published over 45 short stories in national magazines and journals, has won the Advocate Newspapers Fiction Award and been nominated for both a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart. He was the editor of the yearly fiction anthology American Fiction as well as the editor of the journal Dogwood. He is the founder and director of Fairfield University's low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Avatar

Avatar movie posterFriday, May 7th at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room

A sci-fi epic to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora.

Rated: PG-13. Note the 6:15 p.m. start time.

Frisbee Workshop

Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Summer is almost here, brush up on your Frisbee skills! Come and spend an evening with two time world champion freestyle Frisbee player Todd Brodeur. All students in grades 4-12 are welcome. Beginners and experts are invited to this fun, informative talk on the science and history of Frisbees. The “Frisbee Man” will teach you how to perform your own tricks. Photographs and quality autographed Frisbees will be available for sale after the workshop.

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Reserve a Museum Pass Online

We now offer online museum pass reservations for Wallingford residents over the age of 18. You reserve the day you want to visit, pick up the pass after 11:00 a.m. on the library business day prior to your visit, and return the pass the library business day after your visit. You may reserve up to 30 days in advance and may have up to 4 reservations at a time (although only one per museum). Our Museum Passes page has the complete guidelines and a list of all of our passes.

To reserve a pass, click the Reserve a Pass link in the Find It Fast column on the right side of any page of the Library's web site. You can filter the display by museum or by date range. You can also select a specific date from the calendar in the top right. Then click the Request Pass button to the left of the pass name and enter your library card number. Verify your contact information and click Continue. Finally, click Submit This Request after reviewing the reservation.

Please contact the Information Desk if you have any questions or encounter any problems. We hope you enjoy this new system.

Try Our Latest Technology

BookScan StationWe now have a BookScan Station at the Main Library. With it, you can scan documents, books, and photographs onto a flash drive or send them via e-mail. It offers optical character recognition so you can turn your scans into Microsoft Word documents. You also can make color copies from it for 50 cents per page. All other use of the BookScan Station is free.

The staff at the Information Desk are happy to assist you in using the BookScan Station. We hope you find it a valuable component of our technology services.

Tai Chi & Qigong

Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Explore the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong with instructor Kathleen Brenner. This introduction will cover basic sequences of movements and participants should wear comfortable clothing. Kathleen Brenner has studied Tai Chi for 20 years and has won several gold, silver, and bronze medals in international Tai Chi competitions. She has taught Tai Chi and Qigong to several hundred people of all ages during the past eleven years.

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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