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Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Karate Kid

Karate Kid movie posterFriday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Rated: PG-13.

Author Event: Vin Femia - Patriot Pride

Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Get the inside scoop on players who have played significant roles in Patriot history, including Troy Brown, Drew Bledsoe, Upton Bell, Steve Grogan and more!

Patriot Pride: The 50 Year Rise of the New England Patriots As Seen Through a Fan’s Eyes, describes how for most of its history, the Patriots didn't fit the usual mold of an NFL team. Most teams played in enormous venues such as the Superdome, the Astrodome, or the Meadowlands. The Patriots bounced from college field to college field in Massachusetts, and even played a home game in Birmingham, Alabama before settling in the small town of Foxboro, MA.

Patriot Pride also describes how the team overcame the crushing defeat of the Super Bowl in February 2008 and the devastating loss due to injury of Tom Brady in September 2008, and the efforts by the team to return to glory again in 2009.

Vin has been a life-long sports fan, having spent many hours listening to games on the radio and watching on TV while growing up in Connecticut. He has an excellent memory, which is not always the best attribute for a long-suffering Boston fan. Friends and fans often call on him to answer questions or provide background information on the game. Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and purchase a signed copy of the book at the conclusion of the presentation. Vin donates a portion of all proceeds from the sale of Patriot Pride to the ALS Association and the International Medical Equipment Collaborative.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Babies

Babies movie posterFriday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

A visually stunning and joyful new film that simultaneously chronicles the lives of four of the world’s newest human inhabitants - in Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo, respectively -- from first breath to first steps, on a journey at once universal and amazingly original. Rated: PG.

Take a Free Online Class (or Two or Three)

Universal Class logoLearn a new skill or hobby (or brush up on existing ones) with UniversalClass, available to all Wallingford Library card holders. Simply sign in with your card and create an account. There are over 500 classes from which to choose. You may take up to 5 classes at a time, with 6 months to complete each class.

Please contact the Information Desk at (203)265-6754 if you have questions about Universal Class.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 12th.

Wallingford Youth Chess Club

Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Community Room

For Wallingford youth in grades K – 12.

If you want to learn how to play chess, become a more skilled player, or just want to find someone to play with here is your opportunity. The Wallingford Youth Chess Club, directed by Wayne Aguiar, will have its first meeting at the Library. This program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Public Library and Wallingford Youth Services. Please sign up online or in the Children’s Library.

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