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We are accepting donations of books and DVDs in good condition for the Book Seller, our used book store. You may drop them off at the Information Desk during regular business hours.
Friday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself—and so do its two leads. The film chronicles Joan and Cherie's tumultuous relationship on and off stage, as the band starts to break out. Rated R.
Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Widely hailed by critics as 2009’s best film, Summer Hours is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas’s most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Renier, must decide what to do with the country estate and objects they’ve inherited from their mother. From this simple story, Assayas creates a nuanced, exquisitely made drama about the material of globalized modern living. Naturalistic and unsentimental yet suffused with genuine warmth, this is that rare film that pays respect to family by treating it with honesty. Not Rated.
Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Rated PG-13.
Please note that we will not be screening Death at a Funeral on July 30th due to a change in release dates.
Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Join Susan Solomon Ph.D., CPCC, and founder of MyLifeInCollege.net for an evening filled with essential tips for making your first semester at college a successful one! Learn how you can reach your academic, social, and personal goals and thrive in your college life. Parents are welcome too!
Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.
The Little Pim series is an award-winning foreign language immersion program specifically designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. These DVDs combine animation and live action to teach children the basics of another language. Studies have shown that young children have a great affinity for learning languages, and it is best to start as early as possible. The Wallingford Children's Library is excited to announce that we have the Little Pim DVDs in 9 different languages. These DVDs are kept in our WORLD LANGUAGES section - if you have trouble finding them, please feel free to ask!