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Friday Night Flicks Presents: The LEGO Batman Movie

Friday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
LEGO Batman Movie poster
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Rated PG.

Knit @ WPL

Monday, June 12th at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

iPad: Beyond the Basics

Monday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
iPad
Learn useful tips and tricks for the iPad, such as editing home screens, sharing content, notifications and notification center, quitting apps, gestures, copy/paste, the App Store and more. Attendees must have attended Introduction to iPad or have a good foundation in iPad to attend. Please feel free to bring your own iPad.

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Abigail’s Revenge: How the Women’s Movement Shook Up America

Part I: Tuesday, June 13th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Part II: Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Abigail Adams
Presenter Rhea Hirshman will begin with a brief look at the women’s suffrage movement, setting the stage for an exploration of contemporary feminist activism from the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s to the present day.

Before the first session, please watch the documentary One Woman, One Vote. It provides important insights into the topics that will be covered, and is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycWEnqhHFBE

Rhea Hirshman, a writer and editor, teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn Stamford. She has also taught at Yale and Wesleyan, and has a history of feminist activism. As a teacher, writer, and activist, she sees no conflict between good politics, good grammar, good works, and a good time.

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Pride Month Special Author Event: Sarah Prager

Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Sarah Prager
Wallingford author Sarah Prager will discuss her new book, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Sarah delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era. By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

Come celebrate Pride Month by hearing Sarah read from her book, talk about the LGBTQ history you never learned in school, and answer your questions about writing a book. Signed copies will be available for purchase. All are welcome. Registration not required.

Pigment of Imagination

Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
mandala and colored pencils
Participate in creative and meditative coloring. Choose from our assortment of adult coloring books or bring your own.

Meets the second Saturday of the month. Open to all adults. No registration necessary.

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