Friday Movie Matinee: American Graffiti

American Graffiti movie posterFriday, August 25th at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us in the air-conditioned comfort of the Community Room to watch summer blockbusters. This week's movie is American Graffiti. Rated PG.

Life Reimagined

Thursday, August 24th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
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Reimagining your life can mean new passions to pursue, work that's rewarding, great people to connect with and a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. This session offers a personalized, authentic, and thought-provoking approach to help you navigate the next phase of your life. Presented by AARP CT.


Etsy Entrepreneurs Craft Fair

Saturday, August 26th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Etsy logoStop by the Community Room to purchase handmade items from the artists in-person.

Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, is an online buyer and seller community similar to eBay except it focuses on hand-crafted or vintage goods. Most products fall into the category of arts, crafts, jewelry, paper-goods, housewares, skin care products, candles, and artisan candies or baked goods.

In the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017, Wallingford Public Library partnered with Etsy to offer free classes to help craft makers establish an online business selling their products to a wider market.

Our Craft Entrepreneurship classes were taught by Libby Hitchcock, a successful online craft seller who coached and supported participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Libby shared best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography. In these 5 week courses, a total of 32 participants gained the skills to open an Etsy shop and sustain and grow a business.

While the artists’ items are always available online via their new etsy shops, a group of participants from this class is pleased to bring you an in-person shopping experience this summer. Please join us on August 26th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Wallingford Library Community room to meet the artists, sample their goods, and purchase unique hand-crafted items.

A small selection of participants’ products will be on display in the library’s front cases in July and August.

It's A Summer Thing for Adults: Do Your Thing at the Wallingford Public Library!

July 1 - August 30
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This summer, when you read, create, learn, and play using one of Wallingford Public Library’s resources, you are eligible to enter into a drawing to win one of eight gift card prizes and one grand prize.

Beginning July 1, come into the Library to fill out an entry form, or fill out an entry form online. So if you’re on vacation, or just can’t get to the Library, you can still enter to win.

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Choose one of the eight prize you’d like the chance to win. Enter multiple times throughout the summer - enter every time you read, create, learn, and play. The more you do, the more chances you’ll have to win a prize. Each time you enter, you can choose a different prize or you can enter multiple times to win the same prize.

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