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A Musical Journey through the History of American Folk Music

Sunday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

John Reid playing guitarJoin our Coffee House Music Series featuring John Reid with special guest Paul Pender.

This progressive set of chronological folk music travels through pre-civil war, the early 1900’s, war-time, the 1950s–1970’s and today’s modern folk. We’ll hear the music of Stephen Foster, Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family, Blind Willie McTell, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, The Tallest Man On Earth, and more.

John Reid is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. In addition to performing with bands in Boston, New York and New Haven, he can often be found playing acoustic sets in Wallingford at The Old Dublin.

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

Device Q & A

tablets and smartphonesThursday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room

Have questions about your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader? Sign up for this class and get them answered. Please bring your device, along with any associated usernames and passwords to the class. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed on Sunday, February 15th and Monday, February 16th in observance of Presidents' Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 17th.

Fireside Stories: Diane Edgecomb

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library

fire in fireplaceCome join us for stories by the fireplace in the Children’s Room and enjoy tales from across time and around the world. Thanks to a generous donation from Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime Library supporter and former English teacher, the Wallingford Children’s Department is pleased to offer this storytelling series featuring a variety of professional storytellers.

Diane Edgecomb, a featured storyteller on NPR and a Parent's Choice Silver Award winner, will present several frosty tales, including "The Naughty Snowman." This story features a snowman on the loose stealing scarves and mittens from children all over town!

For ages 3 and up. Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Introduction to Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 logoWednesday, February 11th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Board Room

Learn how to perform basic calculations and format a simple spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2013. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Attention Job Seekers!

man in tie holding Job Wanted sign over his faceThe New Haven County Job Search Work Team utilizes the principles of the Orville Pierson job search method put forth in his books The Unwritten Rules of a Highly Effective Job Search and Team Up. The team meets weekly on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Library’s Board Room and provides positive nonjudgmental support to people in transition. To learn more about how this team may help you in your job search, you are invited to observe a meeting, meet the members and see if this structured approach is right for you.

To schedule a visit with the team, please contact Walter Wright:

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