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Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 12th.

Best Travel Web Sites

Monday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
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Learn about the best web sites on the Internet for travelers, including how to look up flight information, find the lowest fares and check a flight's status. We'll explore web sites for several of the major airlines as well as more general purpose web sites that help travelers decide where to go, what to pack and where to eat.

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Learn More About Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven logoStarting November 2nd, Rosemary Pilch from Literacy Volunteers will be in the Main Library on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you are an adult who needs help reading, writing, speaking or understanding English – or know someone who does – please visit her table across from the check-out desk. Literacy Volunteers provides free tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills.

Tellabration: A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that’s no Tall Tale! It’s a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

The Library’s Tellabration event will feature professional storyteller Sara deBeer. She will be telling stories from Connecticut’s history. Please join us as we celebrate Connecticut’s history through storytelling and celebrate Wallingford’s history by hearing you tell your stories! There will be time for audience participation!

Working as a storyteller since 1978, Sara is a teaching artist for Hartford Performs! and HOTS Schools as well as the Connecticut Storytelling Center’s Storytelling-in-Education program. Sara also shares stories with listeners in independent and assisted-living residences. She has performed at “Sharing the Fire” and is the recipient of the 2004 Barbara Reed Award for Distinguished and Outstanding Service to the Connecticut Storytelling Community.

Mark your calendar and join us to find out how storytelling can make us a stronger community! Advance registration is appreciated.

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Game Night With the Dragon

Dragon's Lair logoWednesdays, November 2nd & 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory

Learn how to play board games, card games, and games of all sorts with professional gamers. Presented by the Dragon's Lair. Adults & teens welcome. Drop-in.

Knit @ WPL

Tuesdays, November 1st & 15th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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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 evening.

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