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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.
Create fun or spooky Halloween decorations using our die cutter, the Cricut. Prefer to make a card or invite? No problem...we'll show you that instead! For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.
Are you tired of repeating the same suggestions and requests with no change in results? Do you want to increase cooperation and reduce yelling and back talk? This six-week workshop is based on the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, an international best seller now in its thirtieth anniversary edition that is a favorite of parenting experts. The program, developed by the authors of the book, teaches valuable skills useful in any relationship, but particularly geared toward the parent/child relationship. This class uses exercises designed to increase an understanding of the adverse impact of many of our default parenting styles. Participants will learn alternative, more effective methods of interacting with children through lessons, role-play and practice. This workshop is based on the book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Dr. Bauerfeld is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, ADHD Coach, and Parenting Consultant with a private practice in Wilton, CT.
There is no fee for this program. You will be asked to purchase a workbook for $10. The workbook can be made available at no charge if needed; please speak to the facilitator. The workshop will run on Mondays from October 17 through December 5, no class October 31 or November 7. Registering for the first session registers the attendee for the 5 additional sessions.
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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