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Library Services Update

The Library Building Is Open to the Public

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED

The Wallingford Public Library will continue to require that its patrons and staff wear masks in all public areas, including the Book Seller.

Children—for whom vaccinations are not yet available—will be especially at risk in our library if we stop wearing masks.

Please do your part to protect our community and continue to wear a mask in the Wallingford Public Library until further notice.

 

Using Computers

Computer appointments are no longer necessary. Simply stop in at your convenience. You may have a 60-minute session, with 2 additional 15-minute extensions if nobody is waiting.

 

Book Seller

The Book Seller is open! Their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the Book Seller is accepting donations of up to 2 bags or boxes of gently used books, textbooks, DVDs, and CDs during store hours. Please, no books that are yellow, soiled, moldy, or torn.

 

Collaboratory Services

The Collaboratory has resumed full-service hours. Our staff is available to assist you during these hours:

  • Monday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
  • Tuesday: 1:00-9:00
  • Wednesday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
  • Thursday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
  • Friday: 1:00-5:00
  • Saturday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-5:00

 

Programs for All Ages

Check out our calendar to see what’s going on!

Learn New Technology Skills & Improve Your Employment Prospects With Second Innings Courses

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects. Courses are most advantageous for mid-career professionals who have some level of business understanding and want to further their skill sets for better career opportunities. To receive the greatest benefit from a course, you should have some experience working with Excel files, as well as be able to operate computers and install software as needed.

 

Data Analytics 101
Mondays, October 4th through November 8th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
You must attend all 6 sessions

Data Analytics 101 teaches a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies and opportunities in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. View syllabus

Register

 

Tableau
Tuesdays, October 5th through November 9th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
You must attend all 6 sessions

This six-week course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. View syllabus

Register

 

Python
Wednesdays, October 6th through November 10th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
You must attend all 6 sessions

Python teaches the basics, all the way to using machine learning packages in a six-week course. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. View syllabus

Register

 

SQL
Thursdays, October 7th through November 11th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
You must attend all 6 sessions

This six-week course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, stored procedures. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class. View syllabus

Register

 

For more information about these courses, visit the Second Innings web site.

Write a Letter to the Library: Be a Part of Our COVID-19 Archival Project

Letters to the Library logoIt can be easy to think of history as the past. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that history happens every day. This is why we have launched an archival project called Letters to the Library, where we are gathering and sharing community members’ responses about this historic time. We need your help with this project! You could even win a gift card to the Wallingford business of your choice. Learn more…