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Wallingford Public Library with cooperation from the Connecticut Humanities Council is pleased to announce a book discussion of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road on Thursday, December 11th in the library’s Charlotte Collins Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m.
Published in 2006, The Road is the story of a father and son who journey across a desolate landscape in post apocalyptic America. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. Through the bleakest of circumstances and with no guarantee of salvation, the father's enduring concern for the welfare of his son is constant. The Road is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that humans are capable of from ultimate destructiveness to desperate tenacity and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
Books are available from the library’s Information Desk. All are welcome. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Join us for Lunch and Learn, our popular lunchtime health education series Tuesday, December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. Masonicare Staff Physician Karen M. Prestwood, M.D. will give a presentation on “Stress Management.” All are welcome to join us in the library’s Community Room for a complimentary boxed lunch and a discussion on techniques you can use to manage everyday stress and strain. Advance registrations are required. Please call the library (265-6754) or reserve your seat online. Wallingford Public Library and Masonicare co-sponsor this program.
Join us for a showing and discussion of The Maltese Falcon on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 pm. The Maltese Falcon is still the tightest, sharpest, and most cynical of Hollywood's official deathless classics. Humphrey Bogart is Dashiell Hamett's definitive private eye, Sam Spade, struggling to keep his hard-boiled cool as the double-crosses pile up around his ankles. This is the role that made Bogart a star and established his trend-setting (and still influential) antihero persona.
The Teen Anime Club will be meeting in the Community Room on Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring any anime or manga that you don't watch or read anymore and trade it in for something else. Don't have anything to trade? That's okay, just come to hang out and meet other teens who love anime and manga as much as you do. We will be watching .hack//sign in surround-sound on the high definition big screen. All teens are welcome. Register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.
The Library will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 29.
Unlike her fictional police reporter Annie Seymour, Karen E. Olson never found a body in her trunk or had to swim for her life across New Haven Harbor. A former reporter herself, Ms. Olson was born and raised in New Haven. Sacred Cows, her first novel in the Annie Seymour series, received the Mysterious Press Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for a debut mystery novel. Currently a North Haven resident, Ms. Olson features a different area of New Haven in each of her books.
Join us on Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 pm for a lively presentation by Karen E. Olson. Shot Girl, her latest book, will be available for purchase and signing.