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Friday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Library
Family stories that are light and full of laughter are a perfect winter’s entertainment.
Children ages 5 and up will love this storyteller’s ability to draw them into her stories with her fabulous characters.
The Fireside Storytelling Series is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime library supporter and former Wallingford English teacher.
Friday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Rated: PG-13.
Saturday, January 29th, 2:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in the Community Room
This forum for authors and aspiring authors is gaining momentum and we are moving to the Community Room to accommodate everyone this month. (Please note earlier start time). Our program will include a discussion of “Revision Methods for Fiction: How to Edit Your Work” followed by “Open Mic.” Writers who would like to present up to 500 words of their own writing should email Karen at email@example.com to be put on the open mic schedule.
Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Monday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes The Social Network, a film that proves you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. Rated PG-13.
Discussion to follow movie.
Monday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
In April, May, and June of 2009 David Lazuk made a backpacking journey through Central Asia. His travels led him through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. “Travel is about the people, the culture, the foods, the sights, the sounds, the smells, the language, and the wonderful unexpected stories,” join us for a program focusing on Mr. Lazuk’s 12-day journey into Northern Afghanistan. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.