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Effective Business Communications

Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Rita Owens
Having excellent communication skills exponentially improves our chances for success in business. Join us for a lively, interactive session where you can learn techniques to boost your business communication. Rita Owens, faculty member at the Boston College Carroll School of Management, author of Communication for Consultants, and long-time Wallingford resident, will lead us in a discussion on this topic. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.


Reel Conversation: Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation movie posterSaturday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

With moderators Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell, meet swindlers, imposters, and frauds. Discover both the excitement of the con and how it’s done in this film discussion series. Please join us to watch the film and join in a discussion immediately following.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters movie posterFriday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Two paranormal researchers join forces with a nuclear engineer and a
subway attendant to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings. Rated PG-13.

Cutting the Cord: Options for TV Without Cable

Tuesday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Google Chromecast
Thinking getting rid of cable? This lecture-style class will explore Internet-based streaming services and various devices that allow you to watch TV without a cable subscription.


Wallingford Public Library Association 136th Annual Meeting

Monday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Bill Derry
Public Libraries: Transformation through Imagination, presented by Bill Derry

Join us to celebrate our 136th year! Our guest speaker Bill Derry, will share his thoughts on the power of imagination to transform libraries. Bill recently retired as the Director of Innovation at The Westport Library in Connecticut. He was the co-chair of the Westport Mini Maker Faire and one of the leaders of the creation of the MakerSpace. He was a principal writer of an IMLS national leadership grant received by the Westport Library in 2013. The grant, called MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering Libraries, created a model for a participatory learning environment for public, academic and school libraries. Currently he is leading workshops and presenting on the transformative power of play, imagination, and making. Refreshments and a brief business meeting will precede his presentation. All are welcome.

Ida Greene Author Visit

Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
cover of Bunty's War
Author Ida Greene brings her intimate diary entries to life in this memoir chronicling carefree pre-war days in England and a world turned upside down by the eruption of World War II. Bunty’s War is a story of hope and survival. It embraces horror and hilarity, fear and courage, despair and determination, cruelty and kindness. Meet the author and hear firsthand her experiences before, during, and after WWII. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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