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Wallingford Public Library Association Annual Meeting Featuring Edgar Allan Poe: His Writing Life

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In the persona of Poe himself, actor Lou Harmon, from the Trail of Terror, will provide an intimate glimpse into the life of the writer whom many consider to be the founder of the horror and suspense genres. A brief meeting precedes the 7:00 p.m. program. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome to attend this free program co-sponsored by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Vampire Folk Belief in Historic New England

Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

State Archeologist Nicholas Bellantoni brings back the dead in this very special program about real vampire beliefs in New England. Learn about exhuming corpses and rearranging their bones in strange ways as well as other forensic discoveries. Revisit the "undead" superstitions held by the early colonists in Connecticut and neighboring states.

All are welcome to attend this free program.

Halloween Movie: The Haunting in Connecticut

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

It's Scary Movie Night. Inspired by the frightening true-life tale of a family that moved into a converted funeral home and subsequently fell under supernatural attack, The Haunting in Connecticut follows the quest of a desperate mother to free her family from the grip of an evil beyond human comprehension. Rated: R

The Book Seller Is Moving

The Library's used book shop, The Book Seller, is moving to a new larger space. It will be closed from Saturday, October 10th through Friday, October 16th. Look for the entrance under the green awning at the back of the Main Library beginning Saturday, October 17th.

A New Face at the Circulation Desk

The Wallingford Public Library has just become more technologically advanced – and more child-friendly – with the installation of a self-checkout machine. The system, positioned with the intention of attracting lots of our smaller patrons, allows adults and children to check out books and other materials without having to wait in line at the checkout counter.

The computer will scan your library card and the bar codes of books and media, with onscreen directions in simple terms (in the language of your choice), and an accompanying instructional video.

Next time you’re in the library, ask a staff member to give you a quick introduction to the self-checkout system.

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