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Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Kids Are All Right

Friday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The son of a same-sex couple seeks out the sperm donor who made his birth possible in this comedy from writer/director Lisa Cholodenko. Starring Annette Benning and Julianne Moore. Rated R.

Dessert With a Doc: Better Breathing With COPD

Wednesday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Understand what COPD is and how it is diagnosed and treated. MidState Medical Center’s Respiratory Therapist Jan St. George will explain the symptoms and causes of COPD, as well as give tips for daily management.

All are welcome; please contact the Library to reserve your seat. Dessert and beverages will be served.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Toy Story 3

Friday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Toy Story 3 movie posterToy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear. Rated: G.

Best Books For Kids

Wednesday, November 10th at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Preschool educators and parents of young children are invited to join Children’s Librarians, Susan Stewart and Ruth Gaffey, as they present some of the best new books for children in a storytime for adults!

This is a great opportunity to see what’s new in children’s literature in 2010, and what books would be perfect for your collection, either as a preschool parent or educator.

Join us for an evening of fun exploring great new books for the kids in our lives.

The program which is co-sponsored by The Wallingford Public Library and WECARE is free and will offer pizza at 5:30 and the program at 6:15 p.m.

A certificate of attendance will be available for any educators that require them.

You may register for this program online or by contacting the Children’s Department 203-284-6436.

Friday Night Flicks Canceled on November 5th

Due to a change in release dates, we will not be showing Charlie St. Cloud this Friday, November 5th. Please join us next Friday, November 12th for Toy Story 3. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Author Event: Christine Whitehead

Thursday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

In her debut novel, Christine Whitehead introduces us to Archer Loh, Ivy League grad and Olympic rider. Carefully groomed to become a government assassin Archer instead chooses law school, her college sweetheart, and a quiet life in Connecticut, leaving her violent apprenticeship behind as her own little secret. When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality, Archer ditches family, career, friends and horses to find justice. Brushing up on her lethal skills, and aided by a shadowy and well-heeled vigilante group, she tries to find meaning in her pain and a reason to keep taking another breath by implementing private retribution. At her lowest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into her life, bringing with him his own demons. And everything changes.

In addition to being a gripping story, this book is, above all, about choices, second chances, and consequences. All are welcome to hear firsthand from the author about how she was able to draw upon her personal experiences to create this novel.

Christine M. Whitehead is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut Law School. She lives on a farm in the Hartford area and practices divorce law in Hartford.

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