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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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Friday Movie Matinee: A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own movie posterFriday, July 14th 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 A League of Their Own.

Creative Writing Workshop with YA Author Shari Arnold

Mondays, July 10th & 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Shari Arnold
Join YA author Shari Arnold for a two-part workshop and learn the fundamentals needed to become a great writer. All materials included- just show up and write! Open to all teens entering grades 6-12.

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Summer Bike Tune Up

Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the sidewalk adjacent to the rear entrance
bicycle
In preparation for being outdoors this summer, dust off your bicycles (kids and adults)! Hopefully you’ll be on your way with just a little air in your tires, but Wallingford resident and bike commuter, Jared Liu, will be on-hand to demonstrate some simple repairs and empower you to work on your own bike throughout the season. The class will focus on whatever is needed to get your bike going, and will likely include simple repairs for: wheels (tubes, tires, mounting, and spokes), drivetrain (chains, pedals, and gears), fit (seat and handlebar positioning), and cables (brakes and shifting).

Drop-in anytime on a first-come, first-serve basis during this two-hour session. Weather permitting, we will meet outside on the sidewalk by the rear entrance. There will be a follow-up session two weeks later for any parts that need to be ordered. Labor is free, but parts will be at cost.

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