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Author Event: James H. Smith

Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

James H. Smith, executive editor of the New Britain Herald and the Bristol Press and former executive editor of the Meriden Record Journal, will discuss his book Way-say-lan: A Tale of the Iroquois in the American Revolution. The novel is a retelling of the War of Independence through the experience and perspective of those on the fringes of colonial society: slaves and Native Americans. Book signing will follow the program.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Informant

Friday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's active imagination. Rated R.

Lunch and Learn Postponed

The Lunch and Learn: Late Life Depression program scheduled for today, February 16th has been postponed to Thursday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m.

Free Computer Tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays

We have several openings for introductory one-on-one computer training in the next two weeks. Sessions are available at 3:30 or 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th, or Tuesday, February 23rd. Volunteers will assist you with basics such as e-mail, Internet, and word processing. Please stop at the Information Desk or call us at (203)265-6754 to reserve your space.

Wii Pizza Party

Thursday, February 18th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Bored over February vacation? All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the Library for pizzas and Wii.

What games we play is up to you. You can vote on the teen blog for the toppings you think we should get for the pizza.

No registration required. Be sure to bring a friend.

Fireside Stories with Leeny Del Seamonds

Friday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

With high energy, a sense of humor and love of performing, Leeny Del Seamonds captures the audience’s imagination through original Latino and multicultural stories. Leeny, an award–winning storyteller, infuses a mix of voices and love of people into her stories keeping her audience captivated until the very end.

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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