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Book Seller Annual Sale

illustration of woman reading on top of a pile of booksSaturday, February 21st, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22nd, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
in the Collins Room

Saturday save even more! Adult items are 25 cents and teen and children's items are two for 25 cents.

Sunday everything is free!

Fireside Stories: Mary Jo Maichack

Friday, February 20th 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.

Snuggle up by the fireplace with Mary Jo Maichack, Minstrel Storyteller, as she spins the tale of King Frost, a fun snow poem YOU help tell with hands and whispers.

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

Pandora’s Box: The Causes of World War I

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

soldier aiming gunJoin us for a series of lectures on the Great War, its causes and consequences, presented by Mark Albertson, author, historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine, a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute, and teacher of history at Norwalk Community College for the Extended Studies Program and the Lifetime Learners Institute.

The February lecture focuses on the causes of World War I, beginning with the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. Future lectures are as follows:

March 24th - Two Shots Heard Around the World
April 28th - Versailles
May 19th - Iraq: The Creation of Colonialism

You may download the suggested bibliography or pick up a copy at the Information Desk.

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.

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