Friday, March 18, 2011

Travel to Italy

And this trip is free!

WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Public Library will welcome travel professional Ashley Turney at 7 p.m. March 30 for the program “Italy, A Cultural Journey.”

The free program covers the history, geography and culture of Italy’s 20 regions, including the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Turney has spent more than 15 years living, working and studying in Italy.

Contact the library to reserve a seat at 203-265-6754 or at

Also, the library will present “Mystery Alla Italiana,” a four-part book discussion with an Italian theme beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 5 with a discussion of Iain Pear’s, “The Raphael Affair.”

“The Marshal and the Madwoman,” by Magdalen Nabb, is April 26; “Back to Bologna,” by Michael Dibdin, is May 10; “Death at La Fenice,” by Donna Leon is May 24.

The books are available from the library’s information desk. Discussions will be led by Carole B. Shmurak, professor emeritus of Central Connecticut State University.

For more information, contact the library information desk at 203-265-6754 or at

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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