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The Dog Listener Presents: Understanding Your Best Friend

dogSaturday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room

Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, explains how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors including destructive chewing, incessant barking, and toileting in the house.

Wallingford Dog Lovers Association is co-sponsoring this event and will give a special introduction to the Bert & Harry Subkowski Bark Park. Bring your questions, but not your dog! Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

ID Fraud and Scam Seminar

magnifying glass with ID Fraud superimposedThursday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Presented by Mike Savenelli, Sr., Savenelli Consulting Services LLC

Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, and most recently Anthem Blue Cross, have all experienced cyber-attacks resulting in data breaches that could affect your personal identity and financial security. Annually, more than 10 million Americans are affected by identity theft. Learn how to protect your personal identity and what to do if you become a victim of ID fraud. In addition, Mike will address the latest scams being conducted today. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Older Adult Behavioral Asset Mapping Community Forum

Monday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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This community forum is being held to gather information about how well the State of Connecticut and your community are prepared to deal with the behavioral health and substance use needs/addictions of older adults. The shared thoughts and opinions of people participating in the forum will help inform the State on better ways to improve services to its residents with behavioral health needs, and will help identify the strengths and needs of the behavioral health system by region and statewide.

More Job Help!

Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Collins Room

Please join Joyce Bagley, Senior Employment Specialist from CT Works, and learn about the training and services available to help improve your opportunities for getting a job. Find out how to apply for CT Works programs and what their qualifications are. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

3D Printing Available at the Main Library

Ultimaker 2 3D printerTry our newest technology tool – a 3D printer! You may download objects from the Internet or create your own using special software, then see them come to life. The staff at the Information Desk will help you get started. 3D printing costs $2.00 per hour and may not be scheduled immediately. Please contact the Information Desk at (203)265-6754 with any questions.

Seeking a Town Poet Laureate

laurel wreathWe are currently taking applications for the honorary position of Wallingford Poet Laureate. Applications can be requested from the Information Desk or downloaded online.

To be considered for the position, a nominee must be a poet and resident of Wallingford, or employed in Wallingford, and available and willing to collaborate with other Connecticut town poets to develop and present poetry-related activities that address the objectives of the laureate program. Interested poets can self-nominate or be nominated by others.

The mission of Wallingford’s Poet Laureate Program is to communicate the value of poetry and use poetry as a means to inspire, inform, and entertain the community at large. The Poet Laureate of the Town of Wallingford serves as the ambassador of the community’s vibrant literary life, promoting its literary community and celebrating the written word.

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