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Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

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, 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. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

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.

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innovationstationlogoPNGmidcrop041514.pngCALLING 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!

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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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