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"Are libraries facing the same fate as video stores, hard copy newspapers and the big thick phonebook?" asked WTNH News Channel 8 on their blog. Imagine our joy when we discovered that numerous respondents used Wallingford Public Library as an example of the value of libraries as a whole.
"Come and see Wallingford's very recent library expansion - beautiful!"
"The Wallingford Library is so amazing that I swear I could live there."
"My little one loves getting books and reading them under the tree in the children's area. It would be a shame to lose any library and I am very glad that Wallingford chose to expand ours."
Thank you for being the best library patrons in the world.
We will be having a Wii Dance Dance Revolution Tournament at the Main Library on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. All teens are welcome to come strut your stuff and possibly win a prize! Space is limited, so register early, either in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754. Be sure to wear your dancing socks!
This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2. Don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday, November 1st! This is a good time to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors, and make sure the carbon monoxide detectors are working, too.
The Meriden Poetry Society, the Meriden Public Library, and the Wallingford Public Library are co-sponsoring a series of Saturday morning poetry workshops from 10:00 a.m. to noon, beginning November 1st and continuing through May 2009. Meeting locations and dates are as follows.
Wallingford Public Library will host meetings in the library’s board room the first Saturday of each month: November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.
Meriden Public Library will host meetings in the Friends Room on the following dates: November 15, December 20, January 17, April 18, and May 23.
Writing exercises, form and style discussions, and sharing poetry and poetry resources will be the focus of the group. The Meriden Poetry Society’s mission is to encourage all aspiring poets, youth through senior citizens. All meetings are free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend and share their own poetry and writing experiences. For more information please contact Al Mueller at 265-2445 or email@example.com.
We are excited to announce an expansion in our computer tutoring program. Free one-on-one basic computer instruction will continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. through November 20th. Additionally, one-hour sessions will be available on Thursday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Computer novices are encouraged to sign up to learn keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, Internet searching, online job applications, or e-mail.
Instruction is free and open to the public; however due to high demand, sessions fill up quickly. Please call the Library at 203-265-6754 or stop by the Information Desk for more information or to register for a session.
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Diana Ross McCain, a historian who lives in Durham, CT and author of It Happened in Connecticut (Globe Pequot Press, 2008)is the featured speaker.
Her book focuses on 25 true tales of famous and not-so-famous people and events, highlighting some surprising facts about our state. Ranging from witchcraft trials to the Wiffle ball, from mass murder for profit to the modern game of football, Ms. McCain's book provides interesting reading for all Nutmeggers. Ms. McCain is a regular contributor to Early American Life, Connecticut Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. She will sign copies of her book after her presentation. A brief business meeting precedes the program at 7:00 p.m. No registration required.