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Give Blood on Friday, January 2nd

The holidays are a critical time for blood collections. Please help if you can by donating during The American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, January 2nd, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

Early Closing Friday, December 19th

Due to inclement weather, the library will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th.

Holiday Movie Matinee

And the winner is...Elf. Join us on Saturday, December 20th at 2:00 pm for a viewing of the film on our big screen. All are welcome. Thank you for all of your votes.

Four American Poets, Part II

Focusing on the poetry of four modern American writers whose work represents both the tradition of American poetry and its evolution into the twentieth century and beyond, this new four-part series is presented as independent discussions of Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, and Rita Dove. Within each separate session, however, themes common to all will be discussed, as well as the influence on each by the “mother” and “father” of American poetry, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. This series is one of the Literature for a Lifetime programs from the Connecticut Humanities Council.

All discussions will take place in the library’s Community Room. Please note the alternating afternoon and evening meeting times.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Texts for American Poets, Part II are available from the library’s Information Desk. View list of texts and poems

Sponsor a Tile as a Holiday Gift

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything? Sponsor a tile in his or her honor as part of the library's Wallingford Tile Mural. The mural will tell the story of Wallingford and will recognize donors to the furnishing fund. Renowned ceramic artist Marion Grebow has been commissioned to create this permanent public art installation. The artist’s hand-sculpted bas-relief picture tiles will be based on historical research and resources. Tiles will depict actual events, places, and native plants and animals that reflect Wallingford, past and present. When you buy a tile, your name or a name of your choice will be permanently glazed under the picture. Please contact Amy Humphries, Assistant Director, with any questions at (203)265-6754. Sponsor forms are available at the Information Desk.

Holiday Closing

The Library will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st and will remain closed on Thursday, January 1st in observance of New Year's. Regular hours resume on Friday, January 2nd.

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