Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, brand new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Call 203-762-6336 for details.
The Wilton League of Women Voters, Wilton Library Association, and GOOD Morning Wilton co-sponsor a forum to meet candidates for the Board of Selectmen and Board of Education, two of three contested offices in the November municipal election. The forum will follow a modified town hall format moderated by an out-of-town League moderator who will present questions submitted by the public to all candidates.Additional details may be found on the registration page. Registration suggested.
Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library’s annual Innovation Day! Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun! Test out virtual reality, snap circuits and Makey Makey; light up an apron with LEDs; make jewelry, gift tags and button pins; check out a telescope; watch 3-D printing; see our Hovercraft in motion; get a Henna or spray tattoo and more! Then grab a snack from one of the food trucks parked outside. The day is free! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs.
Please join us for a trip down memory lane as we screen the 2002 documentary film about Wilton’s history produced 15 years ago on the 200th anniversary of the town’s separation from Norwalk in 1802. When Wilton was a farm town with one-room schools, unpaved roads, swimming in the river, and the Great Flood of 1955. A number of long-time residents, some with family histories going back to the 17th and 18th centuries, were interviewed in a significant oral history project. These recordings were then excerpted and combined with historical photographs and footage to create this wonderful film. Narrated by David and Maureen Canary with music by Chris and Dave Brubeck, the film follows Wilton’s path from its early roots through two world wars, the Depression, a major hurricane and a flood, and into the post-WW2 period of growth. We’ll see how Wiltonians worked, played and thrived in a rural farming town that became a major suburban community. The screening will be hosted by Bob and Carol Russell and will include recognition of some of the still living oral history participants from the 2002 project as well as remembrances of those no longer with us. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.
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