Front Driveway at the Main Library Closed On Thursday Morning

The front driveway of the Main Library will be closed tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 27th until around noon in order to repair potholes. Please use the rear entrance on North Whittlesey Avenue.

Brave Beauties: Connecticut’s Spring Wildflowers

Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Master Naturalist, Sonya Wulff, will present a slideshow of her wildflower study in Wallingford. This program will assist people in identifying and appreciating the diversity and beauty of our early native flowers. No registration required.

This program is part of the Gray-Wulff Environmental Series.

Reel Conversation Presents: The Spanish Prisoner

Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Spanish Prisoner movie poster
Join Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell to view and discuss films that showcase Steve Martin in dramatic roles that are far different from his "wild and crazy" persona!

This month: The Spanish Prisoner [1997]
An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that… Written and directed by David Mamet. Co-starring Ben Gazzara and Campbell Scott.

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Friday Night Flicks Presents: Rogue One

Friday, April 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Rogue One movie poster
A band of rebels plots to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off. Rated PG-13.

Upcycling 101

Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Tim Sway
Local maker Tim Sway will introduce you to the mindset and methods of upcycling. You will see and learn about his creations from reclaimed materials and have the opportunity to brainstorm how to use discarded items in new ways. Adults and teens welcome.

Tim Sway makes “worthless things priceless” by creating one-of-a-kind furniture, musical instruments and more from things that have been thrown away. The trendier term is “reclaimed” or “upcycled” materials. Tim brings awareness to wastefulness and excessive consumerism while encouraging others to live local, Earth-friendly lives. He has a podcast and YouTube channel where he spreads the message and also encourages people to try making things on their own. He was a principal on FYI Networks’s television show “Trashformers” and worked extensively as a touring and performing musician. He lives in Wallingford and “Tim Sway Perspectives World Headquarters” is located in an old chicken barn in Meriden.

This program is sponsored by Jean Anderson in memory of a lifelong upcycler, Alan McIlveen.


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