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Fireside Stories Rescheduled

Fireside Stories With Tom Lee scheduled for tonight, Friday, February 26th has been postponed to Friday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library.

Celebrate the Irish with Tom Callinan: In Concert

Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an evening of Irish music, song, and stories with Connecticut troubadour Tom Callinan. Tom’s talents as a singer, song-writer, and storyteller have made him one of Wallingford’s favorite performers. Young and old enjoy his traditional and original songs; and everyone gets a chance to chuckle at his corny jokes.

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

Dessert With a Doc: How To Get a Better Night's Sleep

Thursday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

MidState Medical Center's Bob Rusignuolo will discuss why sleep is so important, and what factors disturb your sleep. Learn some useful strategies to help you sleep better, and about common sleep problems, such as sleep apnea, that might be getting in the way of your rest. A light dessert will be served.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Where the Wild Things Are

Friday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought. Rated PG.

Cinema Club Presents: A Serious Man

Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man? Rated R.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.

Fireside Stories With Tom Lee

Friday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

Tom Lee’s extensive collection of stories passed down through the ages has been gathered through years of research. Some are quick and some take time to tell, but all of them delight and engage. Tom’s enthusiasm for his stories keeps the audience enchanted.

This special storytelling series, for families with children ages 5 and up, has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime Library supporter and former English teacher in Wallingford.

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