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Celebrate the Irish With Tom Callinan

Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Our favorite Irishman is back! Join us for an evening of Irish music, song, and stories with Connecticut troubadour Tom Callinan. All ages enjoy his traditional and original songs; and everyone gets a chance to chuckle at his corny jokes. No tickets or registration required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Get Low

Friday, March 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Get Low movie posterComedies about death aren't exactly a novel proposition, but Get Low, which draws from a real 1930s incident, leaves the gallows humor behind for a lighter touch. After losing the love of his life 40 year before, Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) has lived like a hermit ever since. With death on the horizon and guilt weighing him down, the "crazy ol' nutter" decides to go out with a party. As he tells funeral director Frank Quinn (Bill Murray in top form), "Time for me to get low." Before he leaves this mortal coil, Felix longs to hear the tall tales the town folk have been spreading about him. While preparing for the big day, he reconnects with Charlie (Bill Cobbs), a preacher, and Mattie (Sissy Spacek), an old flame who returned to the county after her husband's death. Their encounters, which have a gentle sweetness, encourage Felix to share the truth he's kept bottled up inside for decades. Rated PG-13.

Anime Night

Thursday, March 10th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a screening of Full Metal Alchemist while you enjoy authentic Japanese Wakame (seaweed) Salad.

Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Grandfamilies With Author Gayle Byrne

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

More than 6 million children in the United States are being raised by grandparents or a relative other than their parent – that’s roughly 1 out of every 12 children in this country. Author and Children’s Librarian, Gayle Byrne is one of those grandparents raising a grandchild and her book, Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas Not Mommies and Daddies addresses this important issue.

Join Gayle in a discussion of this non-traditional family dynamic as she shares her book, and identifies the special needs of these “skipped generation families” in which parents are unable or unwilling to raise their own children.

This program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Public Library and WECARE. Certificates of Attendance will be available to any who require them. There will be an opportunity to purchase Gayle’s book and have it signed for those who are interested.

To register for this program please contact the Children's Library at (203)284-6436.

Psyanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating

Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Explore the history, folklore and myths surrounding this traditional art form. Wallingford resident Gloria Horbaty will explain the symbols used to decorate eggs in the wax resist technique and demonstrate how to create a pysanka utilizing the traditional equipment of kistka, beeswax and dyes.

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.

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