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Nature Writing Seminar

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Learn to write a story with Mark Seth Lender

Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

We are thrilled to offer a nature story writing seminar for Teens. Explore nature and your creativity. Learn about the art of writing a story. NPR contributor and writer Mark Seth Lender will be your host for the evening. Everyone will get to write their own story in their own way after analyzing pictures of animals in their habitats. Open to all students in grades 5-12. This free seminar is sponsored by Wallingford’s Environmental Literacy Initiative, a Wallingford Public Library project funded by Wallingford Community Women.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room **Note Earlier Start Time**

The Girl Dragon Tattoo movie posterHoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander. Rated R.

Photography Exhibit by: George Adair

Due to popular demand, Adair's work, "Images of Wallingford and NYC" will continue to be displayed in the Collins Room through April. Please stop in and enjoy this interesting photography exhibit.


Celebrating the Irish: 2 Events

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An Evening of Irish Poetry with Ciaran Berry

Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. Collins Room

Enjoy poetry in the author's own voice when Irish poet, Ciaran Berry, reads from his award-winning collection The Sphere of Birds and his current work in progress, The Dead Zoo.. Ciaran is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The Sphere of Birds, was awarded both the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Michael Murphy memorial Award. Ciaran's work has appeared in the Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, and Pushcart anthologies, as well as a number of literary journals. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program.

Discovering Amphibians: Frogs & Salamanders of the Northeast

Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Mr. Himmelman will share his colorful photographs, recordings of frog calls, and tips on how to find frogs and salamanders. Learn about their life cycles as the seasons change, and how busy the ponds in Wallingford become as late winter turns to spring. This program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Land Trust; a brief business meeting will proceed the presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

Environmental Focus: Reception and Film, Vanishing of the Bees

Vanishing of the Bees movie posterWednesday, March, 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Local area environmental groups will host a reception prior to the screening of the documentaryVanishing of the Bees, a film by Hive Mentality Films & Hipfuel films. This program is be presented in cooperation with Audubon Connecticut with funding from the Quinnipiac
River Fund.

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