AARP Driver Safety Class
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. No written or driving tests; classroom only. Lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 19 & 26 , 10 – noon.
Minecraft is an online computer game unlike any other. It is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club on Saturday mornings between 10- noon to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children’s Library. Ages 8 and up.
Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.
Overdrive Office Hours
Saturday, Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26 , 10 – noon.
Just got a new e-reader or smart phone? People who want to get started with downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library to their personal devices now have a little help with Wilton Library’s Overdrive Volunteers. Office hours are Saturdays in January, from 10 – noon. Patrons are asked to bring their personal devices (smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and their Wilton Library card to receive personal hands-on attention.
Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club
Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 – 4 p.m.
Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as we re-tell our own high-octane versions of the best in children’s literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Will we beat the buzzer? Expect fast talk, quick thinking and lots of laughter. What’s more, once we’ve learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, we’ll use technology to enhance our literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of our 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
New Perspectives Film Series: Thunder Soul
Rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The New Perspectives Film Series kicks off the new year with Thunder Soul, an exuberant documentary that was the audience winner at SXSW in Austin, HotDocs in Toronto, the Los Angeles Film festival, and the Dallas International Film festival. Presented by Jamie Foxx, Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.