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Bee-ginning Beekeeping

Monday, May 22nd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
honeybees
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!

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Teen Art Cafe: Theatre and Acting with Anthony DePoto

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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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.

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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.

Environmental Film & Discussion: A River Between Us

Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
River Between Us movie poster
This program is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

The film A River Between Us documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly 300 miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations, and as a result, bad blood has polluted their river and their relationships equally.

A River Between Us examines the complicated history of this conflict: how anger, fear and distrust have undermined the Klamath’s communities for decades. Balancing the sheer beauty of the river’s surface with its underlying ills of injustice and inequality, the film focuses on the personal stories of a group of individuals who finally chose to put the past behind them and came together to create a historic water rights compromise for the good of all.

Registration is not required.

Kindness Rocks

Monday, May 15th, 3:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
rock with 'I hope those dreams you're dreaming come to you' painted on it
Join us to participate in the “Kindness Rocks” project! The goal of the project is to “promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients…by painting inspirational rocks. Everyone is invited to decorate a rock to help spread messages of care and kindness. Rocks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

All ages. No registration required. Drop by anytime during the program time to make your rock. Visit www.thekindnessrocksproject.com for more information.

Introduction to the Library Catalog

Monday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
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Want to learn how to use the library catalog? Would you like to freeze your holds while you are on vacation? Join us for an informative class on the many features of the library catalog. An up-to-date Wallingford library card is required.

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