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Author Event: Jonas Zdanys

Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
Jonas Zdanys
Jonas Zdanys’ new book Red Stones is a collection of 12-line lyric poems that speak clearly through vivid multi-sensual imagery and the textured language of a master poet. Working with the poet in producing this book is artist Steven Schroeder, who presents brilliant as well as subtle color in paintings that sometimes fall between the abstract and the literal, and offer both beauty and something to ponder. Added to the collaborative art of poet and painter is the book itself, designed by Regina Schroeder. This small volume is an aesthetic masterpiece, one you will enjoy holding, reading, rereading, examining the paintings in various lights, and appreciating the interplay of three art forms: poetry, painting, and book design. Please join us for this special author presentation. Books will be available for purchase.


Visit Us On Saturdays This Summer

Come In, We're Open signFrom now through Labor Day, the Main Library will be open 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We will close at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Be sure to stop by soon!

Build Your Summer: A Summer Reading Program for Teens

July 1- August 26th

Customize your own summer reading program this summer. Read what you want. Choose the activities you attend. No two programs will be the same! Every book you read gives you the chance to win a fabulous prize of your choice. ALL books count. Come to the Information Desk to pick up/ submit reader entry forms and register for activities. Your first entry earns you a giant chocolate chip cookie courtesy of Vinny’s Deli! Each teen who attends a program over the summer will be entered to win the grand prize of a Sphero robotic ball. Open to all entering grades 6-12.

Brexit and Globalization

Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Community Room
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Presented by Bernie Fitzpatrick, PhD.

How does Britain’s exit from the European Union affect the U.S.? Europe? The world? What are the ramifications: economically, socially, politically? What kind of commentary is this on our social policies and national identities?

Join us for this important and relevant discussion. Bernie Fitzpatrick teaches at Albertus Magnus College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and Western Connecticut State University, where he has been teaching political science and government since 2000.


Summer Concert: The Rooks

Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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Equal parts kick-back, head-knock, and get-down; the music you rock to at the party, and the perfect soundtrack for the summer. Featuring Garth Taylor,Graham Richman and Spencer Hattendo, The Rooks are a NYC-based band and are known for their upbeat, dance-inducing brand of soul and R&B. With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to D’Angelo to J Dilla and Radiohead, The Rooks have blended that classic soul feeling with a modern edge and beat to create their own unique sound. Come join the party and get here early, seating is limited!

Read 'Em and Eat: Summer Reading Program for Adults Ages 18 and Up

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Win a gift certificate to one of Wallingford’s great restaurants by participating in our Adult Summer Reading Program: Read ‘Em and Eat!

Just read or listen to a book and fill out an entry form (available at the Randall Horton author event June 29th and from the Information Desk beginning July 1st). Return forms to the Information Desk, and you are eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants. Everyone who participates will have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of his or her choice (from among the participating restaurants).

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