• The library will be closed on Sunday, February 16th and Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents Day

The Saints in the Mirror: The Vodou Religion of Haiti

Vodou symbolsWednesday, February 19th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

It’s been said that one must be Catholic to serve the Vodou spirits. This adage is true because Vodouists are devout Roman Catholics who pay homage to the Vodou spirits. In this presentation, we will explore the current Vodou beliefs and practices, and the historical processes by which these spirits brought to Haiti from West Africa during the colonial period (1492-1804) were reinterpreted in terms of Roman Catholic traditions.

Presented by Dr. Leslie Desmangles, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford. This program is part of the One Book, One Wallingford series. No registration required.

Now Accepting Applications for Wallingford Poet Laureate

laurel wreathThe mission of Wallingford’s Poet Laureate Program is to communicate the value of poetry and use poetry as a means to inspire, inform, and entertain the community. The Poet Laureate of the Town of Wallingford serves as an ambassador of the community’s vibrant literary life, promoting its literary community, and celebrating the written word.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th.

To be considered, a nominee must be a poet and resident of Wallingford or employed in Wallingford, and available and willing to collaborate with other poets to develop and present poetry-related activities that address the objectives of the laureate program.