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Saudi Arabia: Stereotypes Just Don't Fit

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

Deserts, camels, sand, oil, oppressed women, terrorists - from the charming to the not-so-charming stereotypes - this is what many Americans envision when asked about Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. When Kate Seichter recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, she learned first-hand that in this case, stereotypes just don't fit.

We invite you to join local resident and Sheehan High School social studies teacher Kate Seichter for an informative program on Saudi Arabia and her recent experiences in the Educators to Saudi Arabia program. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Blood Drive at the Main Library

Monday, July 20th, 1:00-5:45 p.m. in the Community Room

Give the gift of life and enjoy life's sweet rewards courtesy of Friendly's Ice Cream. All presenting donors in the months of July and August will receive a coupon for a free carton of Friendly's Ice Cream.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-448-3543. You may also go to:

Book Your Summer @ the Library

From July to September 3rd, our Summer Reading Program for Adults offers the opportunity to travel with the Library no matter where you choose to go! Each week we will give readers the chance to win a WPL Summer Book Bag. Just fill out an entry form each time you finish reading or listening to a book and return it to the Information Desk. Each Thursday a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries and the winner will receive a WPL Summer Book Bag filled with a selection of books and a few summer essentials! Details and forms are available online and at the Information Desk.

Dessert With A Doc: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Summer foot care will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Tina Boucher of Central Connecticut Footcare Center. Come for dessert and hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly of proper footwear and get tips to keep your feet sandal-ready this summer. All are welcome to this free program. Advance registration is always appreciated.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume Monday, July 6th.

Join the Adults Summer Reading Program

Beginning July 1st and running to September 1st, our summer reading program for adults offers the opportunity to travel with the Library no matter where you choose to go! Our theme is "Book Your Summer at the Library." Each week we will give readers the chance to win a WPL Summer Book Bag. Details on how to enter will be forthcoming. Please stop by the Library and request your entry form beginning July 1st.

We will also feature some great travel stories and "book to movie" films on Wednesdays in July at 2:00 p.m.

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