2012 July 21 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Wilton Library’s Medieval Summer Knights Read Summer Reading Program

Now through Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Children of all ages are invited to register for the summer reading program, Medieval Summer Knights Read. During our summer program kids and families can enjoy crafts, story times, large group programs, and small group programs as well as movies. For our Knights Read Challenge, kids are encouraged to read 40 picture/early reader books or 4,000 pages over the summer and keep a reading log of their age appropriate books. Those who complete the quest will be knighted by the Royal Court at the festival at the end of the summer. Knights will receive a T-shirt. Registration required in-person. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund, Subway of Wilton, The Toy Chest, and Golf Quest.

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Caught You Reading: Teen Photo Contest

Monday, July 2 (Submissions are from 7/2 – 7/23).
Catch someone reading and take a photo. We’re looking for fun, creative, artistic and interesting photos. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded. Photos will be hung in the library during the month of August. Drop your 8×10 photo and submission form off at the front desk between July 2nd and July 23rd. Forms available online or at the front desk. For kids entering grades 6 – 12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Teen Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 25 through Saturday, August 11.
Teens entering grades 6 through 12 can sign up for the summer reading program. Each week, kids can come in, record their books they have read and enter their names into a weekly raffle. Kids can fill in more information to get a 2nd raffle ticket. Kids participating in 4 of the 7 weeks are eligible for the grand prize. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’

Saturday, July 21, & 28 , 10 am – noon.
People who want to get started with downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library to their personal devices now have a little help with Wilton Library’s Overdrive Volunteers. Office hours are Saturdays in July, from 10 am – noon. Patrons are asked to bring their personal devices (smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and their Wilton Library card to receive personal hands-on attention. Additional hours: Tuesdays in July, 4 – 6 pm.

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Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 21, 10 am – 4 pm.
Wilton Library will sell gently used books for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair.

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Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room

Saturday, July 21, 7:30 – 9 pm.
Winner of DownBeat and Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano awards, Bill Cunliffe has performed with jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, and Art Farmer. The Grammy-nominated composer’s arrangements have been performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Reception following the concert. CDs available for purchase and signing. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20pm if space is available.

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