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Tai Chi & Qigong

Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Explore the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong with instructor Kathleen Brenner. This introduction will cover basic sequences of movements and participants should wear comfortable clothing. Kathleen Brenner has studied Tai Chi for 20 years and has won several gold, silver, and bronze medals in international Tai Chi competitions. She has taught Tai Chi and Qigong to several hundred people of all ages during the past eleven years.

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

Lois Lowry: A Writer's Life

Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Lois LowryWe are delighted to announce that award-winning author Lois Lowry will speak at the Library.

Lois Lowry is one of America's preeminent writers of literature for children. A wide-ranging author she is perhaps best known for Number the Stars, and The Giver, both of which earned the prestigious Newbery Award.

Tickets for this program are free and will be available to Wallingford residents beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room on Wednesday, April 28. Non-residents may pick up any available tickets beginning on Monday, May 3. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.

Books will be available for purchase at the program and Ms. Lowry is willing to autograph them.

This program is made possible by the Faustman Fund which was created by the family and friends of Liz and Walt Faustman to support Library programs for Wallingford.

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Friday Night Flicks Presents: It's Complicated

Friday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

It's Complicated movie posterJane (Meryl Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has—after a decade of divorce—an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Alec Baldwin.) But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable—an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agnes, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's... complicated. Rated: R

The Play's the Thing: A Discussion Series

Thursday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Join our discussion of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Here are some of the most memorable characters in American literature! Blanche DuBois is a troubled southern beauty who is drowning in her problems and loses her last chance at happiness. Stanley Kowalski, her crude and often cruel brother-in-law, precipitates her final tragedy. This discussion of Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is part of a 3-part discussion of plays co-sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Copies of the plays are available in limited quantities from the library's Information Desk.

Series schedule as follows: May 27: Love Letters by A. R. Gurney; June 24: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

Friday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Maria Ruiz and special guest Skippyjon Jones as we celebrate children and books! Music will be presented by the students in the Escuela Guadalupana de Musica and Director, Mrs. Evangeline Mendoza Bourgeouis will lead us in an interactive musical literacy activity.

The program is free and open to families that would like to join us for a little bilingual fun!

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