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Events:

Teens entering grades 6-12 come decorate flower pots with paints, decoupage, ceramics, and more. Plant seeds and watch them grow throughout the summer. Space limited. Registration required.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. In this program, students will learn problem solving and team work in a hands-on, often kinesthetic approach that makes use of physical manipulatives to model computational concepts.  Every Tuesday session will include an “unplugged” activity and an introduction to a corresponding computer coding activity.  Every Thursday session (also 4 – 4:45 p.m.), students will have an opportunity to work independently and at their own pace through various coding problems and video tutorials. See the registration link for information about Computer Science and Code.org.  

Week 1, July 7: This session will include an introduction and overview of Code.org as well as an unplugged activity. Parents/caregivers are required to stay for this session in order to learn more about Code.org and how your child can use it at home or in the library.  Unplugged Activity: Graph Paper Programming--students write an algorithm (a set of instructions) using predefined commands to direct their classmates to reproduce a drawing.  After logging onto to Code.org, students will write programs that get a character through a maze. They’ll understand the importance of sequence in the programs they write.

Supported by the Amadeo Family, registration required for each session; no fee. For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5; program runs through Aug. 4.

When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. There are a number of common mistakes people make when signing up for benefits and to make it even harder, the rules keep changing. This is a great opportunity to understand key concepts before applying for Social Security. Several little-known strategies may boost lifetime benefits & increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Please see registration link for more details about the subject and speakers. Our speakers will be Michael Alimo and David Weyner, both financial services advisors. Returning by popular demand. No charge. Registration recommended.

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

News:

Important Changes to Statewide Catalog (ReQuest) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Process

6/15/15:  ReQuest (Statewide Catalog) will shut down

Fall 2015:  New Statewide Catalog will be brought online

ILL Service will continue to be available throughout this transition!

Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to request your item OR call us at 203-762-3950, Ext. 211

New Yorker Short Story Series

This summer, Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story.  Visit our Wilton Library Readers page to find out more about this series.

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Adult Summer Reading

List each book you read this summer (July 1 - August 16) and be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate good at participating merchants.

For more fun, write a brief review that will be shared with other participants. Need help registering? Stop by and ask the librarian at the reference desk any time or call 203-762-3950 x211 for more details.

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