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Thursday, October 6 through Thursday, November 17 Children's Beginner Chess, 4 – 5 p.m. 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 $70 per student for all seven meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Do you keep hearing about Arduinos, but not quite sure what all the buzz is about? This four-session workshop is a great introduction to computer programming and electronics. It's especially useful for tinkerers, inventors and artists, but also good for those who just like learning and experimenting! Workshop dates: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 & 11/3. Taught by Vladimir Mariano, president of Fairfield County Makers Guild. For adults, ages 18+. Space limited and registration required.  $20 participation fee to help offset costs, payable upon arrival. 

 Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library's 2nd Innovation Day!  Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun!  Solder a blinkie pin; knit and purl; learn how to make wine, learn how to taste wine, do basic home plumbing repairs or tie flies; test out a 3-D Doodler, virtual reality glasses, snap circuits or Makey Makey; create a small terrarium; take apart an old monitor; watch a portrait painter; attend a 3-D Design workshop; color; try origami; make cards; etch a glass votive holder, light up an apron with LEDs 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.    Sponsors are Bruce Bennett Nissan, Catamount Wealth Management and Ring’s End.

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required. Call for details (203) 762-6336.

If you're a girl in grades 6 - 12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games and websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.  

We'll meet for twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.


Wilton Library's Innovation Day
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come learn new skills with us - we've got Do-It-Yourself crafters, workshops and presentations from wine making and tasting, to button making, soldering, doing home repairs, exploring virtual reality and so much more. You can also enjoy tasty treats from the food trucks parked outside. Learn More

Now the Wilton community has mental health information resources at the library through a partnership with Silver Hill Hospital.  The hospital designed twelve Mental Health “To-Go Kits” that can be checked out for three weeks just like a library book. The kits include books, CDs or DVDs and information sheets. The twelve topics covered are Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Opioid Addiction, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, and Teen Stress.  Find Mental Health To Go Kits in the catalog

Wilton Library is pleased to announce its “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative that supports early literacy.  The program encourages parents to read to their little ones receiving free books, stickers and certificates whenever the goals are reached. Sponsored by Cohen & Wolf, P.C. and Tiger Tales Publishing.   And now children of all ages can get a Wilton Library card to call their very own – with no age restriction. Sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at the Children’s Library desk.

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