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New Library Card Policy

In an effort to further protect your privacy, effective on February 1st, the Wallingford Public Library is now strictly requiring that everyone use their own library cards when checking out materials or accessing library computers. You will still be able to pick up holds for other patrons, provided that they have granted you permission to do so and this permission is noted on your account.

All Wallingford residents are eligible for library cards. Please speak with a circulation staff member at the registration desk if you need to sign up for a card.

Library Closed Today, Thursday, January 27th

The Library is closed today, Thursday, January 27th due to the snow storm. We are not able to have our parking lot plowed in time to open the building. All events scheduled for today are canceled. No fines will be charged.

Early Closing Wednesday, January 26

Due to the snow storm the Library will close at 4:00 p.m. today.

Rona Leventhal: Family Stories of Light and Laughter

Friday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Library

Family stories that are light and full of laughter are a perfect winter’s entertainment.

Children ages 5 and up will love this storyteller’s ability to draw them into her stories with her fabulous characters.

The Fireside Storytelling Series is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime library supporter and former Wallingford English teacher.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Inception

Friday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Inception movie posterDom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Rated: PG-13.

Wallingford Writers Community

Saturday, January 29th, 2:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in the Community Room

This forum for authors and aspiring authors is gaining momentum and we are moving to the Community Room to accommodate everyone this month. (Please note earlier start time). Our program will include a discussion of “Revision Methods for Fiction: How to Edit Your Work” followed by “Open Mic.” Writers who would like to present up to 500 words of their own writing should email Karen at to be put on the open mic schedule.

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

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