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Friday Night Flicks Presents: Greenberg

Friday, July 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Roger Greenberg, single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful/married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan. But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother's personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul. Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy. Rated R.

Summer Health & Wellness Fair For the Whole Family

Monday, July 12th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

This family-friendly event will feature information on nutrition, heart health, skin cancer awareness, Lyme disease, lead poisoning prevention, dental care, vision screening, and more! Interactive displays include a unique "glow light" that shows kids and parents how important it is to wash your hands properly.

Please join us for this educational summer event, where you'll have the opportunity to meet and discuss health issues with a variety of experts and professionals.

Try Byki, Our New Online Language Learning System

Byki logoWe now offer Byki, a rapid online language learning system employing spaced interval repetition. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

Available for learning over 70 languages, Wallingford Library patrons are able to access Byki from inside or outside of the library, via the web browser on Windows and Mac computers.

First-time users must create an account using the Sign Up Now button in the Byki interface. You will find a permanent link to Byki in the Language Instruction section of our Online Resources page.

Thursday Night Book Club: The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

The Places In Between book coverIn January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan—surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. Read his account of his experiences and join us for a discussion. Copies of the book are available from the Information Desk on a first-come-first-served basis. All are welcome for conversation and refreshments. Our informal book discussion group meets on the third Thursday of each month with the exception of August when there is no meeting. No registration is necessary.

Dessert With a Doc: A New Weigh of Life

Wednesday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Presented by Aziz Benbrahim, MD

Join us for an interactive discussion on how obesity truly affects our health and learn successful strategies to keep the pounds off!

A healthy dessert will be provided. This program is co-sponsored by MidState Medical Center. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Breaking Through the Fear of Writing a Poem: A Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

What is writer’s block? Is it that we don’t have a poem in our heads or that we do, but can’t translate it into words? Or is it bigger than that? Are we actually afraid of writing a poem? If so, why?

In this workshop we will explore many of the reasons why we stop short from writing that great poem locked inside us. We will break through those barriers allowing us to write without fear. Then we will start from the beginning, from how to come up with an idea, or how to work with an existing idea to create that inspirational poem you will be proud to have others read. We will explore how to convert those abstract emotions into palpable images and how to use poetic devices such as metaphor and alliteration to enhance the poetic experience.

Don’t let the fear of writing keep you from creating that masterpiece inside you. Join award-winning author and former NPR journalist Eileen Albrizio for this free workshop.

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

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