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SAT Preparation Seminar

Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Improve your SAT scores with a free seminar. The focus will be on effective and rapid vocabulary development as well as how to best approach the essay writing section. Learn effective time management, optimum approaches to critical reading, sentence improvement, and sentence error identification.

Ellis Ratner, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of several books will conduct this free workshop. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

World Wildlife with Chris Evers

Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Take a journey around the globe with Chris Evers from Animal Embassy! Meet Inca, the Spectacled owl whose origins are found in Peru. Learn about endangered species with Okeechobee, an American alligator or Sydney the Australian Eclectus parrot. Make discoveries about predators including Grumpy the Nile Monitor lizard, or find out about adaptations with Sully the Sulcata tortoise. Children will connect with the natural world during this unforgettable live animal presentation! Free tickets for this program are available to children ages 4 and up and their grown-ups in the Children’s Library.

Author Event: Karen E. Olson

Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Ink Flamingos book coverJoin mystery author Karen E. Olson as she discusses her new book, Ink Flamingos.

Ink Flamingos is Ms. Olson’s fourth and final book in the popular Tattoo Shop Mysteries featuring tattoo artist Brett Kavanaugh and her Las Vegas tattoo shop, The Painted Lady. The previous books in the series are The Missing Ink, Pretty in Ink, and Driven to Ink. Ms. Olson is also the author of the Annie Seymour Mysteries set in New Haven’s Wooster Square neighborhood.

All are welcome to this free author event. Copies of Ink Flamingos will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Monday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Beginners and published poets alike will benefit from this hands-on poetry writing workshop presented by Eileen Albrizio. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Tracing Your Roots: Genealogy Program featuring

Thursday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The Library subscribes to the database and professional and forensic genealogist Sylvia Guerin will give you a head start to using this database and guide you in researching your ancestors. Handouts will be provided. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Karate Demonstration

Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an evening of karate featuring Twin Dragon Martial Arts of Wallingford. Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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