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Thursday, September 8th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
EVERYONE is playing Pokémon Go. Come and express your devotion and creativity by making Poké Balls using mini Perler beads. They can be worn as earrings, a necklace, barrette, tie clip, or anything else you come up with. Design your choice of Poké Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, or Master Balls. There will also be a lure drop at our library Poké Stop! Please register in advance to be sure we have enough supplies. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Collaboratory, our new state-of-the-art 2,400-square-foot makerspace, coworking space, and digital media lab. Drop by to tour the space, see equipment demonstrations, try fun maker activities, eat cake, and possibly win a prize! All ages welcome.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.
In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, Wallingford Public Library is offering free classes to help craft makers establish an online business to sell their products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on Etsy.com.
Monday, August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Join us for the latest in our series of Pulitzer prize-winning books and plays made into movies, held in the air-conditioned comfort of our Community Room. This Monday's film is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, not rated.
The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd and remain closed through Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 6th.