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Friday Night Flicks Presents: Crazy Heart

Friday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Crazy Heart movie posterJeff Bridges gives one of his finest performances in Crazy Heart. His oft-married, booze-soaked troubadour Bad Blake has just rolled into Santa Fe when he meets Maggie Gyllenhaal's journalist Jean. "Where do all the songs come from?" she asks during their initial encounter. "Life, unfortunately," he sighs. Rated: R.

Wii Boxing For Teens

Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Put on the Wii boxing gloves and show us what you've got. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

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

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.

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