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.
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.
Wonderful Wednesdays—Medieval Lute with Harris Becker
Wednesday, July 25, 3 – 4 pm.
Join us as we welcome Harris Becker, lutenist, to the Brubeck Room. The lute was a popular instrument in the Medieval era, and Mr. Becker will perform as well as inform us about this unique instrument and music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Mr. Becker will also be accompanied by a vocalist who will share a variety of music from the Middle Ages. Ages 5 and up. Caregivers must be present for children under age 8 and in the building for children under age 12. Adults are also invited to join us for this unique program which is part of the Medieval Summer Knights Read program. Registration required. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Teens Make Movies with Xtranormal
Wednesday, July 25, 3 – 5 pm.
Teens learn to use Xtranormal to create a computer animated movie about the Wilton Library, a favorite book, DVD or CD. Finished movies will be put on the library’s website. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required.
Solar Energy Workshop
Wednesday, July 25, 7 – 9 pm.
The Wilton Library, Wilton Go Green, and Wilton’s Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge are hosting a free solar workshop. Designed to help unleash the energy saving potential in your home, solar professions provide advice on current residential opportunities and incentives. Registration is required for this event.