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Due to illness, the reception for children's librarian Kate McCarthy Bond scheduled for Wednesday, March 17th has been canceled.
Wednesday, March 17th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children's Library
The public is invited to a reception to honor and bid farewell to Wallingford Public Library children’s librarian Kate McCarthy Bond. Kate has been a member of the children’s services team in Wallingford since 2005, and is leaving Wallingford to become Assistant Head Children’s Librarian at the Russell Library in Middletown.
Friday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
Up in the Air transforms some painful subjects into smart, sly comedy--with just enough of the pain underneath to give it some weight. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) spends most of his days traveling around the country and firing people; he's hired by bosses who don't have the nerve to do their layoffs themselves. His life of constant flight suits him--he wants no attachments. But two things suddenly threaten his vacuum-sealed world: his company decides to do layoffs via video conference so they don't have to pay for travel, and Bingham meets a woman named Alex (Vera Farmiga), who seems to be the female version of him and, of course, he starts to fall in love. Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're blessed that director Jason Reitman has remembered.
Monday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Learn how to play the number logic game Kakuro. Kakuro is insanely popular in Japan, second only to Sudoku. All attendees will receive a game book to take home.
The anime for the evening will be One Piece. One Piece is a manga series by Eiichiro Oda. Follow the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to find the King of Pirates, One Piece. The series is so popular that an amusement park based on the story is slated to open this month in Japan.
Seasoned anime and manga veterans as well as newcomers are welcome! Japanese snack always served. Open to all teens in grades 6-12. You may sign up online, in person, or by calling the Library at (203)265-6754.
Tuesday, March 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library Parking Lot
The Career Express is the Department of Labor’s mobile one-stop career center providing the latest workforce and job skills development services to individuals across the state. Department of Labor staff will assist with job searches, resume writing, and interview preparation on a first-come, first-served basis.