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Lincoln Center Local: NY Philharmonic Opening Night

Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Lang Lang
Join us for a free screening of the New York Philharmonic Opening Night with Lang Lang which was performed at David Geffen Hall on September 24, 2015.

Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, and piano virtuoso Lang Lang open the classical music season with two beloved works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Lincoln Center Local partners with Wallingford Public Library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.


Holy War: Lessons From the East

Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Mark Albertson
This four-part series concludes with Jihad! Presenter Mark Albertson will discuss:

  • How the evolving Pan-Islamic movement takes the fight to Western interests in the Near East, spurred on by the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Western actions against Libya
  • Civil war in Syria
  • Sunni opposition to Iran (Persia) and growing Shia political power
  • Wahhabism
  • The rise of the Islamic State


Holiday Closing

Easter eggsThe Library will be closed on Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 16th in observance of Easter. We will be open Saturday, April 15th. Regular hours resume Monday, April 17th.

What’s Your Story? Creating a Mixed Media Memoir

scrapbook, pens, cds, scissors, microphoneWallingford Public Library and the Wallingford Senior Center, in conjunction with Arts for Learning Connecticut, will offer an 8-week workshop in which participants will create a personalized mixed media memoir using simple but powerful writing and visual art techniques. Participants will spend 7 joyful weeks exploring and creating, and then will celebrate at the 8th session when their memoir book and DVD are revealed! No specific skills are required! Even people who do not consider themselves creative will have fun with this process. This program is funded by a gift in memory of Elsie and Irving Peretzman.

This program is intended for Wallingford residents, age 60 and over. Workshops will be held Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m., beginning April 26. Sessions will be held both in the Library and the Senior Center. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.


Check Out Our New Blog - North Main Book Notes

North Main Book Notes logoWallingford Public Library is launching a brand new blog, North Main Book Notes. The blog will be updated regularly with posts on reading and reading-related topics. We will share information on new releases, our favorite books, and other book-related news in our library and our community. A link to the blog can be found under the "Book Lovers" section of our website. Take a look and let us know what you'd like to see on the blog!

Try, Our Newest Online Resource logoNow available with your Wallingford Public Library card -, an online platform which includes 5,775 courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts. Use lynda's online video tutorials to help achieve your personal and professional goals – anytime, anywhere.

To get started, visit lynda via our web site, using your last name and library card number to enter. Then create a profile on lynda, which you will use to access your courses.

Please contact the Information Desk with any questions.

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