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Late Opening on Wednesday, March 18th

The Main Library will be opening at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th, due to installation of signs over the public service desks. We will be open regular hours the rest of the week.

March Madness at the Library

Every year thousands of screaming fans across the nation pack themselves into gymnasiums to watch college basketball teams compete in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Since Connecticut is home to championship NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball teams, we're pulling out all the stops and blasting into the wild and crazy days of March Madness, too. We've got coaches, book discussions, authors, movies, games and televised viewing of the games on our movie-sized screen. Check your schedule and find some time to join us for March Madness!

  • Thursday Night Book Club: March Madness Author Event: C. J. Jones and Tom Hazuka, authors of "A Method to March Madness: an insider's look at the final four," Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. POSTPONED - New date TBA
  • March Madness, Wii Style: Monday, March 30th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Games on the big screen: dependent upon NCAA scheduling. Please check with the library.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Evening With Tom Callinan

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Community Room as we celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with Connecticut's first Official State Troubadour, Tom Callinan. Tom has been entertaining Wallingford crowds for many years. He is a talented singer, songwriter, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist. Both young and old enjoy his traditional and original songs, humorous stories, and corny sense of humor.

Seats for this popular event may reserved in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Library Closed on Monday, March 2nd

Due to inclement weather, the library will be closed on Monday, March 2nd. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, March 3rd.

March Movie Events

Join us for these great films in March!

Cinema Club presents Sideways
Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30 p.m.
Rated: R

March Madness Matinee Hoosiers
Saturday, March 14th, 2:00 p.m.
Rated: PG-13

Special Screening Twilight
Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30 p.m.
Rated: PG-13

Friday Flicks Night Presents James Bond: Quantum of Solace
Friday March 27th, 6:30 p.m.
Rated: PG-13

Freedom Road Essay Contest Winners

1st Prize: Lindsey Clark ($500)
2nd Prize: Sarah Bennett ($300)
3rd Prize: Samantha Pelletier ($200)

The Wallingford Public Library and The Coalition for Unity are pleased to announce the winners of the Freedom Road Essay Contest.

The judges were delighted with the caliber of the essays submitted and found it very difficult to choose among them. We were also very pleased that we received submissions from Lyman Hall High School, Sheehan High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and one home-schooled student.

There will be a reception for the students, their families and guests, and any community members wishing to support the efforts put forth by these Wallingford sophomores. The students read the novel Freedom Road on their own time, and submitted thoughtful essays on the delicate balance of race relations following the Civil War, and what relevance this might hold for us today as we move toward understanding in a global society.

The reception will take place at 5:30 on Tuesday, March 24th in the Collins Room of the Main Library. Students will read their essays at the reception, and the essays will then be published in the Record-Journal.

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