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Author Event: John Pfarr

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

cover of Inventor's Fortune Up For GrabsInventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs is the true story told from two perspectives - that of John Pfarr, the attorney who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and Suzanne Beyer an heir to her great uncle Art Hadley’s fortune. The book recounts complex interactions of family, outrage over “manufactured” heirs, and brilliant legal strategies leading to a settlement. Co-author John Pfarr, a Connecticut trust and estate lawyer, recounts the legal struggles, from the trial court, mediation, and scuttled opportunities to settle, to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and beyond. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Friday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger movie posterYou Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is classic Woody Allen — an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, a timeless story that could be set virtually anywhere and crisp writing and direction that neither lollygags or rushes. As with most recent Woody films, there is no Woody character here, in other words a central neurotic male role that he would have played when younger. And as with most recent films, it's a bit hard to tell where the comedy ends and the drama begins; they're swirled together throughout. If you like Woody, this is a must-see. Rated R.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Megamind

Friday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Megamind movie posterMegamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known...and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way - Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day? Rated PG.

Overdrive Media Console Now Available For iPad

We are excited to have full iPad support for Overdrive Media Console. iPad users may borrow and enjoy e-books from the Library directly on their devices. Visit our Overdrive Downloadable Media Catalog for all the details.

Lunch & Learn: Finding Benefits

Tuesday, March 1st at 12:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Richard Memmott for an informative presentation on benefits available to seniors within the Wallingford Community. A complimentary light lunch will be available to all registered attendees. Please reserve your seat online or by phone at (203)265-6754. This program is co-sponsored by Masonicare.

Cinema Club Presents: The Tillman Story

Monday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Tillman Story movie posterPat Tillman gave up his multimillion-dollar NFL career to join the military and fight in Afghanistan, only to be killed in unclear circumstances. His death was seized upon by the Bush administration as a testimony to patriotism--so it was a jolt to Tillman's family when the official story was discredited and a harsher truth revealed. Most families, stunned by grief, would have let this go. The Tillman family didn't. The Tillman Story follows this dogged, determined, outspoken family as they fight to uncover what really happened and who was responsible for their son being twisted from a thoughtful young man to a one-dimensional political icon. Rated R.

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