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Children's Book Swap

Saturday, May 12th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Community Room

Now is the time to bring in your gently used children’s books in preparation for the annual National Children’s Book Week Book Swap which will take place this Saturday. For each book you bring in you will be able to “shop” for one book at the swap! All books must be brought in prior to the Book Swap. We are particularly in need of chapter books for grades 3 and up.

Listening Adventures presents Classical Music: Famous Melodies

Saturday, May 5th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an enjoyable exploration of how classical music finds its way into popular culture. Featuring famous symphonies like Beethoven’s 5th, classical music in commercials such as Copland’s Rodeo for the American Beef Council; Wagner and Rossini in Bugs Bunny cartoons, and the use of classical favorites in the movies like Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and much more!

David Sims presents this program which is made possible by the alumniVentures grant from the Yale School of Music. Attendees will receive classical CDs to take home and be eligible for prize drawings at the conclusion of the program. All are welcome to the Library for an entertaining and educational afternoon. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Anime Night: Fairy Tail and Ramen!

Fairy Tail cover art Thursday, May 10th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The May Anime Night will feature Fairy Tail! Enjoy anime while feasting on Ramen! Sure to be a great time. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

Wildflower Hike

owlSaturday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Three Meadows

A wildflower hike will be held at the Wallingford Land Trust's Three Meadows property on Bridle Lane, off of Woodhouse Avenue. This is a family hike, open to all ages, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Ellie Tessmer of the Southwest Conservation District, Wallingford land Trust and Wallingford Garden Club will lead a hike in the meadow, which is a haven for wetlands wildflowers and birds. Rain date will be Sunday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m.

This hike is part of Wallingford's Environmental Literacy Initiative, a year-long effort to get families out and to explore Wallingford’s open-space properties and enjoy the wonders of nature.

Altered Books: Transform old books into entirely new works of art!

Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Artist and workshop leader Katie Stevenson will spark your imagination in this new experience by transforming old books into new works of art. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring any old photos or copies of photos, things you have saved or other small treasures, found odds and ends, feathers, favorite fabric and paper scraps, etc. See an example in the Teen Area display. Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Mystery Book Club

cover of Some Deaths Before DyingTuesday, May 1st at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a discussion of Some Deaths Before Dying by Peter Dickinson; part four of Long Ago and Far Away, our five-part historical mystery series featuring modern British detectives attempting to solve crimes that occurred 40 to 500 years earlier. Dr. Carole Shmurak facilitates. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book may be requested from the Information Desk.

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