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The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Friday, November 12th.
Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Learn about the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, a State of Connecticut program that can help you plan for future nursing home and home care needs. No insurance sales or solicitations will be allowed. For more information please call 1-800-547-3443.
Wallingford Library card holders may access Consumer Reports, the trusted reviewer of automobiles and popular home products, from any computer with an Internet connection. You must access it from the Library's web site. The link is located on the Consumer Reports logo in the lower right of every page of our site as well as on our Online Resources page.
Friday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in this adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book. Rated: PG.
Saturday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room
The Wallingford Youth Chess Club will host a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition featuring Nelson Castaneda, the current CT State Chess Champion.
Dr. Castaneda, a FIDE Master in Chess, has a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Indiana University and is a Professor of Mathematics at Central Ct. State University. He has given the simultaneous exhibition at the Library for the last two years and is looking forward to meeting with the Wallingford Youth Chess Club again. This is a fascinating event and all who are interested in the game of chess are invited to attend.
Registration for this event is open to all Wallingford students in grades K-12. Please register online or by contacting the Children’s Department at 203-284-6436.
Saturday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
Introducing the Wallingford Writers' Community: a forum for sharing your writing in an open and friendly environment. This informal gathering will give you the opportunity to talk about your writing project, request feedback, and obtain resources for furthering your writing.
For our first meeting, attendees are asked to read the short story Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry. This story is available online and from our library’s catalog. We will use this story as a jumping off point for our discussion of character development, voice, plot, and theme. Additionally, if you would like to bring a 2-page (double spaced) sample of your writing, there will be opportunity for you to share it with the group. Dr. Karen Laugel will moderate the meeting. Please sign up in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754. The group will meet monthly and class size is limited.