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Book Seller Rummage Sale: Great Bargains, Lost Treasures!

Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Come ready to sort through the boxes! A variety of books: fiction and nonfiction for adults, including some textbooks, will be sold for .25¢ each. A limited number of children’s books and videos will be sold 2 for .25¢. No early birds please.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Library Development Fund.

Family Night: Beach Days

Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Program Room

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to join Crystal Raiola for beach time stories and activities. You may register for this story and craft activity by calling (203)284-6435.

Wallingford Writers Community

Saturday, May 28th, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

This month’s topic is “Attending Writer’s Conferences: Members Discuss Personal Experience.” In addition, we’ll also have time for Open Mic at which time members may read up to 500 words of a current work. Open to all adults and teens interested in creative writing.

Anime Night

Thursday, May 26th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Rozen Maiden and sushi! A perfect combination. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come watch and discuss anime, manga, artwork and cosplay. Open to beginner and expert manga fans.

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

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 31st.

Roots Music: Alex Caton & Peter Winne In Concert

Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The Virginia-based roots music duo Alex Caton and Peter Winne will perform a dynamic mix of energetic Appalachian fiddle tunes, classic country, gospel, and original songs. In the year-and-a-half they’ve been playing together, Alex and Pete have quickly established themselves as the newest link in central Virginia’s unusually rich acoustic music lineage.

Individually, the two have no shortage of kudos. Winne is a 2010 Berea College Appalachian music fellow and a former winner on A Prairie Home Companion’s “People in their Twenties” competition on NPR. Caton is an Orange County, VA Champion fiddler and was nominated for a 2009 Virginia Commission for the Arts Heritage Award. Together, the duo plays music that feels as much at home in a modern big-city venue as it would have at the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s. Alex plays fiddle and guitar and Pete plays guitar and banjo. Both musicians sing, delivering harmonies that recall the singing of fellow girl-guy roots music duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Although based in Virginia, Pete grew up in Wethersfield, CT.

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

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