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Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.
Did you receive a new iPad over the holidays or have you decided to buy one in the new year? If you are a bit unsure of where to start, Mary Anne Franco will show you where to begin. She will discuss how to get on the Internet, settings, and apps. NOTE: This class is for iPad/iPhone users. Demonstration-style class. Registration encouraged especially during the winter months.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.
The collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society kicks off its 8th season of scholarly lectures with The Gilded Age: Culture and Conflict at the End of the 19th Century. Ann Greene, a faculty member and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, returns to deliver her lecture: The Gilded Age—A Familiar but Ambiguous Label for a Period of Rapid Change. Her presentation addresses many probing issues such as is the term Gilded Age a useful description of the era or does it raise more questions than it answers? She has written a book on the energy history of 19th century America, called Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America and specializes in Gilded Age environmental, technological and political history. Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Series sponsored by an anonymous donor.
Location: Wilton Library
Lecture sponsor: Lee Wilson, Wilson Properties
Moderator: Max Gabrielson
Students in grades 5-6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.
CALLING ALL MAKERS! Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Presentations, workshops, and exhibitions– we’re looking for them all! We particularly encourage those who demonstrate the process of making things or have interactive exhibits. There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services. Apply today!
Hoopla is here!
We are excited to offer over 225,000 popular music albums available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smart phones, tablets and computers!
Hoopla Digital offers new pop & rock, country, soundtracks, rap, electronic, classic rock, broadway shows, and children’s music from major record companies; all you need is a valid Wilton library card!
There’s also no waiting to borrow albums, which check out for 7 days. You can check out 5 albums per month.
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