• One Book, One Wallingford 2023: Meet author Kevin Wilson, Monday, Apr 24 at 7pm at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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.

Register by Tuesday, February 21st for spring courses.

Data Analytics 101
Mondays, February 27th through April 3rd | 7-8:30pm | Adults | Registration required | Zoom program
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. Students learn the basics of data analytics including structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption. The course also provides information about various types of analytics – descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class.

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SQL
Tuesdays, February 28th through April 4th | 7-8:30pm | Adults | Registration required | Zoom program
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.

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Python
Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th | 7-8:30pm | Adults | Registration required | Zoom program
You must attend all 6 sessions

Python is a programming language used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics. This course introduces error handling, logging, functions, and using the most popular packages. The course culminates in building a capstone project. You will receive your Zoom invitation prior to the first class.

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Agile 101
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, March 7th through March 16th | 7-9pm | Adults | Registration required | Zoom program
You must attend all 6 sessions

The course covers the basics of Agile project management methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. Participants will learn how to apply Agile principles to real-world projects, understand how Agile teams work, and learn how to plan and execute Agile projects using techniques such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives.

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For more information about these Second Innings courses, visit: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/upcoming-event.

New England Legends With Jeff Belanger

Jeff BelangerTuesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

For over 25 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region. Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and his Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, the program presents highlights from his own adventures and work. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Banshees of Inisherin

Banshees of Inisherine movie posterFriday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

In the remote town of Inishmore, Padraic and Colm share a close, intimate bond of friendship that spans their lives. Yet when one of the men brings their lifelong bond to a swift, abrupt end, the other reels, questioning their decades of friendship and his own identity in the process. Rated R.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

tax form and penIf you earned less than $60,000 in 2022, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services from IRS certified tax preparer volunteers.

In-person appointments at the library are on most Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm from January 28th to April 15th. To make an in-person appointment, visit hranbct.org/vita or call (860) 356-2000.

To file your return virtually through the VITA platform, visit hranbct.org/vita.