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Daylight Savings Time: Remember To Fall Back

This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2. Don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday, November 1st! This is a good time to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors, and make sure the carbon monoxide detectors are working, too.

Poetry Group To Meet at Wallingford and Meriden Public Libraries

The Meriden Poetry Society, the Meriden Public Library, and the Wallingford Public Library are co-sponsoring a series of Saturday morning poetry workshops from 10:00 a.m. to noon, beginning November 1st and continuing through May 2009. Meeting locations and dates are as follows.

Wallingford Public Library will host meetings in the library’s board room the first Saturday of each month: November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.

Meriden Public Library will host meetings in the Friends Room on the following dates: November 15, December 20, January 17, April 18, and May 23.

Writing exercises, form and style discussions, and sharing poetry and poetry resources will be the focus of the group. The Meriden Poetry Society’s mission is to encourage all aspiring poets, youth through senior citizens. All meetings are free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend and share their own poetry and writing experiences. For more information please contact Al Mueller at 265-2445 or

Even More Computer Tutoring

We are excited to announce an expansion in our computer tutoring program. Free one-on-one basic computer instruction will continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. through November 20th. Additionally, one-hour sessions will be available on Thursday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Computer novices are encouraged to sign up to learn keyboard or mouse skills, word processing, Internet searching, online job applications, or e-mail.

Instruction is free and open to the public; however due to high demand, sessions fill up quickly. Please call the Library at 203-265-6754 or stop by the Information Desk for more information or to register for a session.

You Are Invited to the Wallingford Public Library Association 128th Annual Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Diana Ross McCain, a historian who lives in Durham, CT and author of It Happened in Connecticut (Globe Pequot Press, 2008)is the featured speaker.

Her book focuses on 25 true tales of famous and not-so-famous people and events, highlighting some surprising facts about our state. Ranging from witchcraft trials to the Wiffle ball, from mass murder for profit to the modern game of football, Ms. McCain's book provides interesting reading for all Nutmeggers. Ms. McCain is a regular contributor to Early American Life, Connecticut Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. She will sign copies of her book after her presentation. A brief business meeting precedes the program at 7:00 p.m. No registration required.

Simple Steps to Getting Organized Program

Thursday, November 6, 2008
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ready, set, let’s get organized! Easy steps for de-cluttering, sorting and storing all your ‘stuff’! Professional organizer, Lisa Lelas will show you how to implement her easy C.L.E.A.R. Clutter Plan. Learn simple solutions to everyday clutter challenges. Explore new ways to manage paper, junk-mail, laundry, kids toys, filing systems, closets, drawers, and more! Organize your surroundings for a quick sense of peace and find balance in your life! Lisa will also share her popular 6 week plan to get ready for the holidays, to keep your spirits up and your stress down this year!

Lisa’s books will be available for purchase/signing after the presentation.

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

Sacred Cows Book Discussion

Book Discussion: Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
October 30th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

cover of Sacred CowsAnnie Seymour is a police reporter for the New Haven Herald. She's tough, smart and has a self-deprecating sense of humor. She lives in a brownstone in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood, just around the corner from great white clam pizza. When a Yale coed, who was moonlighting for an escort service, is murdered, Annie's tries to piece together what really happened. Sacred Cows is the first in the series of Annie Seymour mysteries by North Haven author Karen E. Olson. Join us for an informal book discussion and a sample of Wooster Square's finest "pie." A limited number of books are available from the library's Information Desk. Please register in person, by phone at (203)265-6754, or online.

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