Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will be closed Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 16th.

Fireside Stories: Sara deBeers Tales of Winter Wonderlands

Friday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library
For ages 3 and up

The Wallingford Children's Department is pleased to offer this storytelling series in memory of Barbara Kennedy Shortell, a longtime library supporter and former English teacher.

Come cuddle by the fireplace for an evening of stories from places where the winds blow cold, stories which celebrate the magic of snow and ice and the warmth of the human heart. This program includes audience participation to keep even the youngest listeners involved.

Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Black Mass

Friday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Black Mass movie poster
Black Mass is the true story of one of America's most violent and infamous gangsters, Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as Bulger, who was the brother of a state senator and was eventually convinced to wear a wire for the FBI to bring down the Italian mafia in Boston after they invaded his territory. Rated R.

Poetry Live

Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Lori DeSanti & Christopher Grillo
Lori DeSanti and Christopher Grillo present poetry from their recently published books: Lori's Saltwater Under Brittle Sky and Chris' When Rain Fills the Chasm .

Hear stories of how they each got started writing poetry, how they found their voice, and what it is like working with a publisher. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.

Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Wallingford Townscape Community Art Project

Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through April in the Board Room
Judd Carriage house
The Library and local artist Rashmi Talpade invite you to participate in the creation of a museum quality, community-centric photo collage depicting the Town of Wallingford.

This art project is open to people of all ages and abilities. Here’s how you can be involved:

  • Gather photographs of Wallingford homes, public buildings, neighborhood landscapes and scenic areas
  • Send digital images to or bring photographs to the Library

All photos must be received by February 15th.

The final 3’ x 8’ museum-quality collage will be composed of images cut from assorted photo prints to create an artistic townscape. The composed fragments of photographic prints will resemble a single image of an imaginary but familiar landscape of the Town of Wallingford.

The collage will be created at the Library over a twelve-week period with public sessions held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Registration for each session is recommended and is available through our online calendar or by calling (203)265-6754.

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