Fake News: Can You Spot It?

Wednesday, July 26th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

newspaper with Fake News headlineWhat is fake news, and how do we stop ourselves from falling for it? In this presentation, you’ll learn strategies for evaluating the news so you can stop the fake stuff in its tracks.

Social media has made every information consumer into an information producer. It is our habit, when a piece of news makes us feel strongly, to share that piece of news with others. When we improve our abilities to determine news quality we do not just help ourselves, we help others because we let dubious news die instead of adding fuel to a false fire.

This program is a collaboration between the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Journalism department and Reference and Instruction Librarians at CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library.
Theodora Ruhs, Professor of Journalism
Martha Kruy, Reference, Instruction and Assessment Librarian
Briana McGuckin, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of the Reference and Instruction Department, Elihu Burritt Library


Friday Movie Matinee: Grease

Grease movie posterFriday, July 21st 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 Grease. Rated PG.

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.

Summer Reading for Teens: Game On!

July 1st - August 26th

Game On logoGet your game on at the library this summer!

Game On! is a teen summer reading program open to those entering grades 6-12. Come to one or all of the exciting programs, there is something for everyone! Read whatever you like. Each book read enters you to win a prize of your choice. After you have read a book, come and pick up a Reader Entry Form. The prize drawing will be held at the end of the summer to determine the winners. The last day to submit your forms is August 26th.

REPRESENT: What Makes You Special? Community Art Project

REPRESENT: A Community Art Project logoShare the uniqueness of yourself and your loved ones in our latest community art project. Under the guidance of professional artist Rashmi Talpade, families of all types are invited to create a one-of-a-kind collage-style postcard using a combination of images and text representing themselves. Not the artistic type? Don’t worry - Rashmi will help channel your creativity. All ages welcome - from great-grandparents to teens to preschoolers. Take-home packets are available for those who cannot attend in person. At the end of the summer, all submissions will become part of an exhibition celebrating the families of our community.

Full details and schedule available at: http://www.wallingford.lioninc.org/pdf/represent.pdf

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