• The library will be closed on Friday, June 21st for staff development day.

LGBTQ from A to Z

Thursday, June 27th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room
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This informational seminar, presented by Vin Testa, will explore 26 things allies, youth service providers, and educators need to know about working with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning. This presentation will allow for rich discussion and allow time for participants to ask questions. By no means does the presenter claim to speak for, or represent, any group within the LGBTQ community.

Vin Testa is an LGBTQ Liaison with DC Public Schools, where he receives monthly training from their Central Office team on working with LGBTQ-identifying youth and then he provides that training to his colleagues at the school level.

No registration required.

Poetry in the Movies

Monday, June 24th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
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When we sit down to watch a movie, pop the popcorn, and dim the lights, we’re expecting blockbuster performances, great film scores, side-splitting laughs, or tear-jerking final scenes.

But in many cases, we’re also sitting down to a poetry reading. Wallingford Poet Laureate and massive movie nerd Katie Eber will lead a discussion on poetry in beloved movies, like Dead Poets Society and The Outsiders, and even in movies where you least expect it, like Kindergarten Cop. (Seriously.)

No registration required.