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Knit @ WPL

Monday, March 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 29th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Teen Advisory Board logo
All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to an informal gathering to discuss ideas for upcoming programs, new materials, and meet other teen library users. The meeting will include a tour of the Collaboratory and snacks. Tell your friends. Earn community service hours. Advance registration is appreciated.

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CT Women's Hall of Fame Talk: Cultivating Confidence

Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Rosie the Riveter
In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Some of Connecticut’s most remarkable women overcame obstacles and grew into confident leaders. Even extraordinary and accomplished people have these same concerns. Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and be inspired by the powerful stories of women like Marian Anderson who dealt with racial discrimination, Sophie Tucker who struggled with body image, Dorrit Hoffleit whose own mother considered her dumb because of her gender, and others across many fields.

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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What Makes Wallingford Wallingford: Potluck and Story Night

Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
06492 A Storied Place
Come learn more about Wallingford from a panel of folks from across the community who will share brief stories of Wallingford. Then join Barbara Ganley and Community Expressions in a series of story circle rounds to learn about how stories can bring us together, build trust and belonging, and lead to powerful insights.

This program is for all adults and young adults in our community who wish to know more about the power of story to foster belonging, to build community, and to inspire engagement and action. All are welcome--tellers and listeners--and no prior storytelling experience is necessary.

** Funding for this program was provided by the James H. Napier Foundation.**

Bring a favorite dish to share.

Registration is highly recommended.

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

Monday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
National Nutrition Month 2017 - Put Your Best Fork Forward
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest nutrition organization. At this presentation, three local registered dietitians will highlight the most current information on nutrition. Learn how adding variety to your meals and snacks can improve your nutrition. And learn about recent changes in food labels that can help you identify the added sugars in foods. The registered dietitians will also answer your nutrition and food-related health questions.

Registered dietitians presenting:
Jennifer Zarrilli, RDN, CDN, Clinical Nutrition Assistant Manager, CT Children's Medical Center
Nicole Ferri, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian, Center for Discovery, Fairfield
Maryann Meade, RDN, CDN, CDE, Owner, Maryann Meade & Associates, Wallingford

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Reel Conversation Presents: Pennies From Heaven

Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Pennies From Heaven movie poster
Join Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell to view and discuss films that showcase Steve Martin in dramatic roles that are far different from his "wild and crazy" comic persona! These films have been chosen for their remarkabale range and for Martin's astonishing skills, in addition to acting — dancing, singing, and "swordplay" — within in them.

Pennies from Heaven [1981]
During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. Co-starring Bernadette Peters.

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