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New To Our Children's Collection: Little Pim Language DVDs

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!

Sisters in Crime

Friday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Love mysteries? Love mystery writing? So do Sisters in Crime! This special program features Massachusetts State Trooper Laura Fogarty, a 14-year veteran crime scene investigator. Trooper Fogarty will discuss her responsibilities in the State Police Crime Scene Services Section -- including identifying fingerprints, footprints, and tire tracks; and the use of photography, video and diagrams to document the scene. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Brooklyn's Finest

Friday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Fans of the grit of HBO's The Wire, as well as of the mean-streets story intersection plot of Crash, will find a lot to like in the intense crime drama Brooklyn's Finest. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) with a sure hand, Brooklyn's Finest follows three NYPD cops who come from very different places (geographically and personally) as their lives, and the compromises they have made daily to coexist with the mean streets of Brooklyn, dovetail to a climax that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. Fuqua has assembled a stellar cast here, including Richard Gere, a veteran cop just a week from retirement; the always amazing Don Cheadle, an undercover officer whose loyalties to the force may be compromised by his growing loyalties to the groups he's infiltrating; and the film's true revelation, Ethan Hawke, a young corrupt cop whose morals make the stomach turn, though Hawke's performance is nuanced and riveting. Supporting cast members include Wesley Snipes as a gangster whom even the police have second thoughts about messing with. Rated: R

Under Milkwood: A Play for Voices

Thursday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

A company of 10 Ashlarians (Ashlar Village Residents) will give a special library matinee performance of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milkwood. The story takes place in the fictional Welsh seacoast town of Llareggub (buggerall, backwards!). Two narrators describe the time and place with Thomas’ colorful poetry, while the other eight performers enact the various characters. Participating will be Lois Read, director and first voice, Cecilia Malin, second voice, and Lois Gillespie, Beth Mitchell, Barbara Pratt, Melanie Anastasio, Ernie Hoffman, Vinny Varone, Ken Donadio, and Charlie Shaffert reading all the citizens of the town. This play was originally written as a play for voices for the radio and later adapted for the stage and film. Admission is free and open to all.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Greenberg

Friday, July 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Roger Greenberg, single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful/married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan. But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother's personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul. Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy. Rated R.

Summer Health & Wellness Fair For the Whole Family

Monday, July 12th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

This family-friendly event will feature information on nutrition, heart health, skin cancer awareness, Lyme disease, lead poisoning prevention, dental care, vision screening, and more! Interactive displays include a unique "glow light" that shows kids and parents how important it is to wash your hands properly.

Please join us for this educational summer event, where you'll have the opportunity to meet and discuss health issues with a variety of experts and professionals.

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