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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.

Wolf Conservation Program Rescheduled

The Wolf Conservation program that was postponed from Wednesday, February 18th will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. We will honor tickets from the February 18th program. Current ticket holders, if you cannot attend the program on March 26th, please stop by or call the library at (203)284-6436 to let us know.

Wolf Conservation Program Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Wolf Conservation Program scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th has been postponed. Stay tuned for a makeup date.

Winter Tales With Storyteller Len Cabral

Friday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime library supporter and former English teacher, the Wallingford Public Library is pleased to announce "Fireside Stories: A Special Storytelling Series" for elementary school age children and their caregivers.

Come join us by the fire in our newly renovated children's library and enjoy an evening with Len Cabral.

Len Cabral is a nationally acclaimed storyteller and author. He has appeared at storytelling events across the country. Len brings traditional and original stories to life by weaving his ancestry with tales of Africa and the Carribean.

Connecticut State Budget Forum

Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Senator Len Fasano will host an open discussion regarding the current state budget situation. For more information, please contact Peggy Deschenes at (860)240-8884 or Carrie-lyn Lauria at (860)240-8864.

Lunch and Learn: Physical Fitness At Any Age

Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:30 a.m.

Join us in the Community Room for a complimentary light lunch and learn how to begin an exercise program! The speaker, Marc Risigo, RPT, Senior Occupational Therapist at Masonic Healthcare Center, will discuss exercise options, the effects of aging on the body, and the health benefits of staying physically active.

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754 by Wednesday, February 25th.

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