Saturday, April 13, 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. Registration required.
Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.
Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club
Saturday, April 13, 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 Coraline by Neil Gaiman (postponed from February blizzard). Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
New Perspectives Film Series: The Queen of Versailles
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film depicts the go-go days of real estate with the building of their 90,000 square ft. American palace to the bursting of the real estate bubble. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff. 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.