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Can Children With Autism Recover?

Monday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Based on her research, Deborah Fein, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, believes that at least 10 percent, and possibly as many as 20 percent of children who receive a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder can “recover” from it if they are provided the right kind of intensive behavioral therapy. This free lecture is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All are welcome. The program will be preceded by a brief AAUW annual meeting.

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

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Yogi Bear

Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Yogi Bear movie posterEveryone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, TJ Miller and Andrew Daly co-star in this wonderful new incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon. Rated PG.

Join the Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, April 6th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Our Teen Advisory Board helps staff plan and promote great teen programs, recommend books, cds and dvds to purchase, discuss books, movies, music, and web sites, eat snacks, play games, and just have fun! Membership looks great on resumés and job and college applications.

Be a part of something fun and important. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Monica de la Torre Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Trinity College Poet-in-Residence Monica de la Torre is the author of two poetry books published in the U.S., Talk Shows and Public Domain; and two poetry books published in Mexico City, Acufenos and Sociedad Anonima. She will visit the Library and give a reading of her poetry as part of the 2011 Big Read celebration of the art and culture of Mexico.

Environmental Film Series: Flow, For Love of Water

Monday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Flow movie posterThis film is Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century, the world water crisis.

Co-sponosored by the Wallingford Recycling Committee, the environmental film series features three ecologically-themed films. Recycling Committee members will be on hand to encourage discussion about the films and steps the public can take to help safeguard the future of our natural resources.

STAR2 Club

Saturday, April 2nd, 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The Wallingford STAR2 Club gives all Wallingford students the opportunity to explore all things pertaining to science. Join us in April when we will design and build water rockets, kites and hot air balloons. This free program is co-sponsored by the Wallingford Department of Youth and Social Services.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754 to ensure we have enough materials.

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