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Friday Night Flicks Presents: Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 movie posterFriday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

After confessing his identity as Iron Man to the world, Tony Stark comes under fire from the U.S. Government who demands he hand over the powerful weapon that is the Iron Man suit. Meanwhile, a mysterious and dangerous foe emerges in Ivan Vanko, who creates a powerful persona known as Whiplash in order to exact revenge on the Stark family once and for all… and destroy Iron Man. Rated: PG-13.

Fire Safety Program

Monday, October 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room

Grab your helmet and come meet a real Wallingford Firefighter!

Instead of our regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time, the Children’s Library, in conjunction with the Wallingford Fire Department, will be hosting a special program all about fire safety. This program is for kids ages 3 to 5, and does require registration. Please stop by or give us a call to sign your child up! After the program, kids will have a chance to see one of Wallingford's fire engines up close.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Robin Hood

Friday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Robin Hood movie posterCast aside all notions of men in tights: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood is decidedly earthier and more grown-up than most romps through Sherwood Forest. The presence of the over-40 Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett cinches the deal. Rated: PG-13

Author Event: Christine M. Whitehead

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

From the author: “Tell Me When It Hurts can be read literally as the tale of a mother struggling to go on despite her daughter’s murder. The broader theme however is how we all struggle to regain traction when so much is pressing us every day to skid. Intense therapy, compulsive work, angry revenge, fervent religious faith, binge drinking—all can help us get through uneven days and menacing nights. Ultimately, though, we each chose our own path, be it self-destructive or redeeming. The book is, above all, about choices, second chances, and consequences.”

All are welcome to hear firsthand how the author was able to write this gripping story.

Christine M. Whitehead is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut Law School. She lives on a farm in the Hartford area and practices divorce law in Hartford. This is her first book.

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

Dessert With a Doc

Wednesday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for an overview of your cholesterol numbers, including strategies to prevent and manage high cholesterol. Presented by Donna Jones, RN.

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.

Author Event: Allan G. Johnson

Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Allan G. Johnson will read from his new novel, The First Thing and the Last, and tell the story of what it took to overcome the publishing industry's resistance to bringing into print this inspiring story of healing and redemption in the aftermath of domestic violence.

Allan G. Johnson is a nationally recognized writer and public speaker who has focused on issues of social inequality since receiving his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1972. He first became involved in the issue of men's violence against women in 1977 as a volunteer at the Rape Crisis Service in Hartford, Connecticut. He has authored research on sexual violence, testified before legislative committees, consulted with the National Center for the Prevention of Rape and the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health, and served on the board of the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence. During thirty years of college teaching, he regularly taught courses on gender, race, and social class. His nonfiction books have been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies. For more on his work, visit his web site. The First Thing and the Last is his first novel.

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