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Lunch and Learn: Physical Fitness At Any Age

Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:30 a.m.

Join us in the Community Room for a complimentary light lunch and learn how to begin an exercise program! The speaker, Marc Risigo, RPT, Senior Occupational Therapist at Masonic Healthcare Center, will discuss exercise options, the effects of aging on the body, and the health benefits of staying physically active.

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754 by Wednesday, February 25th.

Spend Your School Vacation at the Library

Nothing to do over vacation? Don't worry - the library has teen programs to entertain you. Stop in with your friends for these fun events.

Dance Dance Revolution Free Play
Tuesday, February 17th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Jonas Brothers, Live on Screen!
Wednesday, February 18th, 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Movie: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Thursday, February 19th, 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Improvements To Our Web Site

We want our Online Resources page to be your first stop for research on the Internet. We've compiled reputable, reliable databases and web sites on a wide variety of topics and descriptions of what you'll find at each link. Additionally, in the right column of every page under the "I Need..." heading, you'll find shortcuts to all of the topics. Please note that some databases do require a library card, so stop by the library soon if you need one. We hope the new Online Resources page improves your experience on our web site and the Internet as a whole. Comments about this change and suggestions for others are always welcome.

Freedom Road Essay Contest Judging

The winners of the Freedom Road essay contest will be announced the week of February 23. Winners will be contacted by telephone.

Special Screening in Honor of Black History Month

Come to Wallingford Public Library at 6:30 pm on Wednesday February 25th for a special event, co-sponsored by Wallingford Library Cinema Club and the Coalition for Unity.

In honor of Black History Month, we will be screening 'Something the Lord Made,' the story of two men - an ambitious white surgeon and a gifted black carpenter turned lab technician - who defied the racial strictures of the Jim Crow South and together pioneered the field of heart surgery.

'Something the Lord Made' is a moving tale of men who defy the rules and start a medical revolution. Their patients are known as the "blue babies" - infants suffering from a congenital heart defect that turns them blue as they slowly suffocate. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and Vivien Thomas (Mos Def) make a brilliant team. But even as they race against time to save one particular baby, the two occupy different places in society. Blalock is the white, wealthy head of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas is black and poor, a skilled carpenter whose dream of going to college and becoming a doctor was ruined by the Great Depression, although he was naturally gifted with the intuition and dexterity of a great surgeon. Even as they save lives and invent a whole new field of medicine, social pressures threaten to tear them apart. Ultimately, however, Thomas finds his dreams coming true in unexpected ways.

The screening will take place in Wallingford Public Library’s newly renovated surround-sound film projection community room. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. No tickets required. Contact Julian Aiken or Mary Heffernon for more details: (203)265-6754.

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