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In our 2013 survey, hundreds of people said they wished our library was open on Saturdays during the dog days of summer. We listened, and the Main Library is open 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays this July and August. We’re counting on you to keep us busy on Saturdays this summer. Please spread the word to your family and friends.
Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Apis mellifera (the honey bee) appeared on Earth 60 million years before man and is as indispensable to the economy as it is to man’s survival. Today, local bees are disappearing, and this epidemic is spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Join us to view Markus Imhoof’s award-winning film More Than Honey and meet local beekeeper Ralph Harrison. We will discuss the film and taste some of Ralph’s locally produced honey. Jars of honey will be available for sale. A Read ‘Em and Eat event. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Wednesday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Participate in a play version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Make and sample confections from the factory. Play games and test your knowledge in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jeopardy. Open to all children and teens ages 9-17. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.
Now showing favorite films...in the cool confines of our air-conditioned Community Room. All are welcome, no registration required!
All movies are on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
July 7: Hairspray (PG)
July 14: Jaws (PG)
July 21: The Princess Bride (PG)
August 4: Tootsie (PG)
August 11: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
August 18: Some Like it Hot (not rated)
August 25: The Searchers (not rated)
The Wide World of YA:2014 Teen Summer Reading Program
Where will you trek this summer?
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join our reading expedition. No registration is necessary. Beginning July 1st, when you have finished reading a book, come to the Library’s Information Desk. Fill out a short reader entry form to enter to win a prize of your choice from the prize list. If you wish, you can pin markers of the settings of your books on our interactive Google Map and leave a comment about the book for others to see.
Read whatever you like. School summer reading titles, audio books, and e-books count! The map will remain open and reader entry forms will be accepted until noon on Saturday, August 30th.
While you may not leave Wallingford this summer, reading a good book is one of the best ways to travel.