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Cinema Club Presents: An Education

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

An Education movie posterA young girl seduced by an older man may be a common story, but An Education is no common movie. As Jenny, a precocious middle-class British schoolgirl charmed by a small-time criminal, newcomer Carey Mulligan is luminous; her face can be plain and beautiful at the same time, her eyes expressing a restless intelligence and a hungry soul. The script, adapted by Nick Hornby (whose novels High Fidelity and About a Boy have been made into movies), is full of unexpected details that bring every moment to life. Every character is vivid and real; even seemingly minor moments have texture and vitality. The supporting cast is simply impeccable. In a small but memorable part, Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) shows an unexpected (and marvelous) comic side. In short, An Education is a funny, smart, and compassionate movie that will launch a great career for Mulligan and be a jewel on the filmographies of everyone involved. See this movie.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served. Rated: PG-13

Lunch and Learn: Health Care Decisions

Tuesday, April 6th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a complementary lunch and learn more about advance directives, living wills and medical advocates.

All are welcome to this free program. However, advance registration is required. Please reserve your seat in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Author Event: Binnie Klein

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

cover of Blows to the HeadDon’t miss this opportunity to meet Binnie Klein, author of Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind. She is a mid-life female psychotherapist who picked up a pair of boxing gloves for the first time and forever changed her life! Binnie Klein has been interviewed on NPR and was on the cover of the New Haven Advocate. Come and hear her tale of how a self-described non-athlete ended up in the ring. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 2nd for Good Friday and Sunday, April 4th for Easter. On Saturday, April 3rd, the Main Library will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Yalesville Branch will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular hours resume Monday, April 5th.

Fireside Stories With Tom Lee

Friday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

Tom Lee’s extensive collection of stories passed down through the ages has been gathered through years of research. Some are quick and some take time to tell, but all of them delight and engage. Tom’s enthusiasm for his stories keeps the audience enchanted.

This special storytelling series, for families with children ages 5 and up, has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime Library supporter and former English teacher in Wallingford. The programs are free and take place in front of the fireplace in the Children’s Library.

Manga Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Learn or hone your Manga skills by producing a very creative wheel of characterizations that will create dozens of character looks. And here’s more fun – one of the characters will be an interpretation of you! We’ll discuss drawing of eyes, hair, head shapes, clothing and colors that give Manga its unique style. If you do lots of Manga already, you will create a more complicated wheel with more definitive Manga style. The workshop will be taught by Bruce & Joanne Hunter of the Art Spot in Ridgefield, CT. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

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

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