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.
Friday, Aug. 3, 10:15 – noon.
The Black Cauldron (PG) will be shown. Snacks will be provided. All ages with caregivers.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2 – 3:45 p.m.
Big Miracle (PG) will be shown. Snacks will be provided. All ages with caregivers.
Author Talk: Cheryl Strayed – Tiny Beautiful Things
Friday, Aug. 3, 7 – 8:30 pm.
Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar brings the best of Dear Sugar in one place and includes never-before-published columns. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way. Join Cheryl Strayed for a discussion of her just published (July 2012) book Tiny Beautiful Things. Cheryl is the author the critically acclaimed novel Torch, and most recently the New York Times Bestseller, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, Self, The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Best American Essays, and elsewhere. Raised in Minnesota, Strayed now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, and their two children. Q&A follows the talk. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration highly recommended.