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Game Night

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Friday Movie Matinee: E.T.

E.T. movie posterFriday, July 28th 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 E.T. Rated PG.

Introduction to hoopla

Monday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room
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Hoopla is a service for borrowing digital movies, music, audiobooks, and ebooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your Hoopla account and learn how to search the catalog and borrow materials. Please bring your library card, your device, and any associated passwords to class. Note: Hoopla is only available to Wallingford cardholders.

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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.
Presenters:
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

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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.

Bee-ginning Beekeeping

Wednesday, July 19th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
honeybees
Recently, the Town of Wallingford's Planning and Zoning Commission passed a zoning amendment to permit beekeeping as an accessory use of residential land.

Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby, a profitable sideline, and an activity the whole family can participate in. You may want to keep bees for the delicious honey they produce, for the benefits of pollination, or just to learn about nature’s most written about insect. Come hear from Connecticut’s State Bee Inspector Mark Creighton about how honey bees directly affect the vitality of our agricultural industry, responsible for 33% of the food we eat. Experience the marvel of these social insects and learn why these insects are threatened by extinction. Bee-ginner’s beekeeping will teach you the basics about how to start a beehive in your backyard. Come catch the bug, you will not regret it!

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