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Friday Night Flicks Presents: A Dog's Purpose

Friday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
A Dog's Purpose movie poster
This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Rated PG.

Teen Art Cafe: Digital Photography with Craig Nelson

Wednesday, May 24th at 3:15 p.m. in the Collaboratory
digital camera
Use a point and shoot camera to embark on a compositional scavenger hunt taking pictures around the library. You will be inspired to see the world in a different perspective and take more interesting photos. Use one of our cameras or bring your own. All materials provided. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Craig Norton is the author of "Rock The Shot!", an inspiring instructional book on basic photography. He is an award winning teaching artist with Arts for Learning CT and a professional photography and filmmaker.


Laureates of Connecticut Poetry Reading and Meet and Greet

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
laurel wreath
The Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate is excited to announce the release of the first book of poems written by its members, Laureates of Connecticut: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, edited by Ginny Lowe Connors & Charles Margolis. The new anthology highlights the work of 24 poets from 17 towns in Connecticut who have been awarded the title “Poet Laureate” in their communities. Poets Laureate serve as public ambassadors for poetry, bringing it into the public realm. The Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate sponsored this book, so that the general public can learn more about the poetry emissaries of Connecticut and can sample some of their poetry.

Come and meet some members of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate and hear some members read their poems aloud. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


Bee-ginning Beekeeping

Monday, May 22nd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Recently, the Town of Wallingford's Planning and Zoning Commission passed a zoning amendment to permit beekeeping as an accessory use of residential land.

Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby, a profitable sideline, and an activity the whole family can participate in. You may want to keep bees for the delicious honey they produce, for the benefits of pollination, or just to learn about nature’s most written about insect. Come hear from Connecticut’s State Bee Inspector Mark Creighton about how honey bees directly affect the vitality of our agricultural industry, responsible for 33% of the food we eat. Experience the marvel of these social insects and learn why these insects are threatened by extinction. Bee-ginner’s beekeeping will teach you the basics about how to start a beehive in your backyard. Come catch the bug, you will not regret it!


Teen Art Cafe: Theatre and Acting with Anthony DePoto

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
innerAct Theatre logo
Anthony DePoto of innerAct Theatre will be conducting an improvisation workshop. Participate in improvisational theatre exercises and games that are fun, exciting, and collaborative. Open to all in grades 6-12.

Anthony DePoto is a theatre educator, actor, director and playwright. He has received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Western Connecticut State University and his M.F.A. in Acting from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Game Night

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

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