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Author Event: Dana Alison Levy

Wednesday, May 10th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Community Room
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher book cover

The Wallingford Public Library is proud to welcome author Dana Alison Levy. Ms. Levy is the author of the Nutmeg nominated The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, as well as its companion The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island, and the soon-to-be-released This Would Make a Good Story Someday. Please join us for a memorable afternoon as she talks about her books and experiences as an author. Ms. Levy will also sign books, which will be available for purchase after the program.

No registration required, but you may call, stop by, or use the online form to sign-up for an e-mail reminder.


Upcycled Thumb Pianos

Saturday, May 20th, 2:00-2:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Tim Sway
Build a thumb piano out of upcycled materials under the guidance of local maker Tim Sway. You will use hand and power tools to create your own unique musical instrument. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reclaimed materials from home to add volume to their pianos. A milk jug? Cardboard box? Tennis racket? What do you think would sound good?

Open to adults. A session for teens will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Tim Sway makes “worthless things priceless” by creating one-of-a-kind furniture, musical instruments and more from things that have been thrown away. The trendier term is “reclaimed” or “upcycled” materials. Tim brings awareness to wastefulness and excessive consumerism while encouraging others to live local, Earth-friendly lives. He has a podcast and YouTube channel where he spreads the message and also encourages people to try making things on their own. He was a prinicpal on FYI Networks’s television show “Trashformers” and worked extensively as a touring and performing musician. He lives in Wallingford and “Tim Sway Perspectives World Headquarters” is located in an old chicken barn in Meriden.

This program is sponsored by Jean Anderson in memory of a lifelong upcycler, Alan McIlveen.


Voices Against Lyme Disease

Monday, May 8th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
Voices Against Lyme Disease logo
Voices Against Lyme Disease (VALD CT) is a non-profit state advocacy organization dedicated to providing information about Lyme Disease. In this presentation, VALD CT president Bonnie Waterhouse will give information regarding Lyme Disease symptoms, the measures needed to prevent tick bites and Lyme Disease, and the necessity for research funding for more accurate tests to diagnose Lyme Disease.


How Money Works

Monday, May 8th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The three root causes of the financial problems most people face are: 1. Failure to Plan 2. Being Uninformed 3. Being Misinformed. During this informative seminar, Jennifer Adamo-Lavoie, an independent representative with Primerica, a financial services marketing organization, will discuss: The Rule of 72, Debt Stacking, Revolving Debt Traps, How Life Insurance Policies Work, and How You Can Reach Your Financial Goals and Dreams. Understand and apply these principles, and you could change the face of your financial situation.


Introduction to hoopla

Thursday, May 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room
hoopla logo
Hoopla is a service for borrowing digital movies, music, audiobooks, and ebooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search the catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card, your device, and any associated passwords to class. Note: hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.


Friday Night Flicks Presents: La La Land

Friday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
La La Land movie poster
A struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions. Rated PG-13.

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