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Poetry 811.54 Workshop

Saturday, December 6th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Meriden Poetry Society and the Meriden and Wallingford public libraries, this bi-weekly workshop for youth through seniors provides opportunities for reading favorite poems and writing one's own. Prompts for the latter are provided a week in advance of meetings so that there isn't sudden pressure to write. Thirty minutes are devoted to free flowing, unedited writing, followed by reading and constructive appreciation of each participant's poems.

Life Coach Program

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m., the Wallingford Public Library will present a program by certified life coach, Karen Caplan, MSW, CEC, on what a life coach does and what a life coach might do for you. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, Karen currently specializes in coaching individuals who are in transition, either by choice or circumstance. Please join us in the Community Room for this free program. Register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Book Discussion : The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Wallingford Public Library with cooperation from the Connecticut Humanities Council is pleased to announce a book discussion of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road on Thursday, December 11th in the library’s Charlotte Collins Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m.

Published in 2006, The Road is the story of a father and son who journey across a desolate landscape in post apocalyptic America. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. Through the bleakest of circumstances and with no guarantee of salvation, the father's enduring concern for the welfare of his son is constant. The Road is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that humans are capable of from ultimate destructiveness to desperate tenacity and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Books are available from the library’s Information Desk. All are welcome. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Lunch and Learn: Stress Management

Join us for Lunch and Learn, our popular lunchtime health education series Tuesday, December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. Masonicare Staff Physician Karen M. Prestwood, M.D. will give a presentation on “Stress Management.” All are welcome to join us in the library’s Community Room for a complimentary boxed lunch and a discussion on techniques you can use to manage everyday stress and strain. Advance registrations are required. Please call the library (265-6754) or reserve your seat online. Wallingford Public Library and Masonicare co-sponsor this program.

Cinema Club Presents The Maltese Falcon

Join us for a showing and discussion of The Maltese Falcon on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 pm. The Maltese Falcon is still the tightest, sharpest, and most cynical of Hollywood's official deathless classics. Humphrey Bogart is Dashiell Hamett's definitive private eye, Sam Spade, struggling to keep his hard-boiled cool as the double-crosses pile up around his ankles. This is the role that made Bogart a star and established his trend-setting (and still influential) antihero persona.

Anime/Manga Swap

The Teen Anime Club will be meeting in the Community Room on Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring any anime or manga that you don't watch or read anymore and trade it in for something else. Don't have anything to trade? That's okay, just come to hang out and meet other teens who love anime and manga as much as you do. We will be watching .hack//sign in surround-sound on the high definition big screen. All teens are welcome. Register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

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