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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.
We 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.
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.
Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
We are delighted to announce that award-winning author Lois Lowry will speak at the Library.
Lois Lowry is one of America's preeminent writers of literature for children. A wide-ranging author she is perhaps best known for Number the Stars, and The Giver, both of which earned the prestigious Newbery Award.
Tickets for this program are free and will be available to Wallingford residents beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room on Wednesday, April 28. Non-residents may pick up any available tickets beginning on Monday, May 3. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.
Books will be available for purchase at the program and Ms. Lowry is willing to autograph them.
This program is made possible by the Faustman Fund which was created by the family and friends of Liz and Walt Faustman to support Library programs for Wallingford.
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Friday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
Jane (Meryl Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has—after a decade of divorce—an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Alec Baldwin.) But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable—an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agnes, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's... complicated. Rated: R