2013 May — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

AARP Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CANCELLED
 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.  CT residents only.  Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members.  Bring check or cash only.

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Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for ten weeks. Caregivers must be present.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time.

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Children’s Cross Stitch

Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to this hands-on program where they can learn how to cross stitch.  Members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will teach basic cross stitch on a small sampler which can then be framed, used as a greetings card insert, or as a coaster.  The program consists of 2 sessions.  The first is the main teaching session after which students will go away to continue working on their own. The second session follows up with a show-and-tell of the finished product, helping with students’ stitching problems, or advising on further study.

Registration is required and there is a supply fee of $3.  Participants may sign-up at the Children’s Department reference desk, payment upon registration.  Space is limited. Sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

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Lyme Disease, Meditation and Recent Scientific Breakthroughs

Wednesday, May 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lyme Disease is a virtual epidemic in our area and treatment for this illness needs to be improved. Join Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Charles Alexander for a discussion on Lyme disease and how meditation may be a valuable complement in the treatment of chronic symptoms.   Dr. Fallon is the Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a world authority on these illnesses and is recognized internationally for his research on neurologic and neuropsychiatric Lyme disease. Dr. Fallon will discuss facts vs. fiction in regards to Lyme disease and where current scientific breakthroughs are leading us. Dr. Alexander is a Psychiatrist who has found increasing evidence that meditation can be an effective complementary treatment in an increasing number of conditions. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine of Quinnipac University and co-founder of The Aquarian Path Holistic Health Center in Southport. In addition to his training as a Psychiatrist, Dr. Alexander is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga. Q&A following talk. Reservations suggested.

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Poetic Excursions with Judson Scruton: Skimming the Cream

Thursday, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 10:30 – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part spring poetry series exploring various poets and their writing techniques using the The Poets Laureate Anthology as source material. Poetry packets available at front desk before seminar begins. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See speaker and program details in registration link. Advance registration required.

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Author Talk: Elissa Altman – Poor Man’s Feast

Thursday, May 2, 7 – 8:30 p. m.
From James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman comes a story that marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. With tender and often hilarious honesty (and 27 delicious recipes), Poor Man’s Feast is a universal tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, and shows us how all our stories are inextricably bound up with what, and how, we feed ourselves and those we love. Elissa Altman writes PoorMansFeast, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Individual Food Blog. A food and cookbook editor as well as writer, her work has appeared in Saveur, the New York Times, Gilt Taste, the Huffington Post, and has twice been selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing. She lives in Newtown, CT with Susan Turner and a small herd of animals. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged. See registration link for more details about the author.

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The Guitar Guy

Friday, May 3, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-6 are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy.  Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups.  Ages 2-6 with a caregiver.  Registration recommended.  This program takes place on the first Friday of the month through June. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: Mary Higgins Clark – Daddy’s Gone A Hunting

Friday, May 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this special author event!  #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark is coming to Wilton Library!  In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years. Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters.  Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-two suspense novels; short stories, children’s books and coauthored five suspense novels with her daughter,  Carol Higgins Clark.  More than 100 million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone, and her books are worldwide bestsellers.  Q&A following talk. Reservations required. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. See registration link for more details about the book and author.

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First Saturday Books for Babies

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library!  We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old on the first Saturday of each month before the library opens.  This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area.  Bring dad too! Registration suggested.

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Free Comic Book Day and Swap

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day to all comic book fans.  Cave Comics of Newtown is donating free comics to the Wilton Library. Kids from grades 2 to 5 can get a free comic to read and enjoy. In addition, bring some of your own comics and swap them for other ones. Sponsored by Cave Comics of Newtown, CT.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 4, 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 laptops and create their own accounts.  Registration required.

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Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 4, 3 – 4 p.m.
Part 1 of a 3-part series. Children ages 3 – 10 and their families get to experience hands-on participation with woodwind instruments. There will be a flute and an oboe and children will be able to play on a recorder.  Additional dates: May 11- strings; May 18-percussion.   Advance registration suggested.

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Wilton Go Green Festival

Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come join your Wilton neighbors and other green-minded friends at the third Wilton Go Green Festival – May 5th from 11 to 4 on the Wilton Town Green and at the Wilton Library. We plan a series of fun and educational activities focusing on sustainable food, transportation, land and water use, building and energy savings and recycling including: Giant Earth Balloon, sponsored by Deloitte: look at the Earth from the inside out, 80 sustainable exhibitors, live music throughout the day, healthy food and Snacks, fun family activities. Hosted by Wilton Go Green, Inc. and the Wilton Library Association. Please visit www.wiltongogreen.org for more information. Sponsored by Energize Connecticut with funding provided by the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority through a Community Innovations Grant. “Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy.’ It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund.

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Literary Littles

Monday, March 18 through Monday, May 20, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4-6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program repeats for ten weeks.

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Wilton Schools Fine and Performing Arts (FAPA) Exhibit Opening Reception

Monday, May 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us in a celebration of the Wilton Schools’ Fine and Performing Arts Exhibition at the Wilton Library featuring over 400 works from students in kindergarten through 12th grade on exhibit throughout the library. During the reception, student musical performances will also take place in the Brubeck Room. Refreshments served. The exhibit will run from May 5 – May 24.

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StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 19 through Tuesday, May 21, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This program runs for ten weeks.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, March 19 through Tuesday, May 21, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4-year-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs for ten weeks.

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Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, May 8, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. Group meets second Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.  May is our traditional pot-luck lunch.  Feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  A main course will be provided.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, May 8, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of May the focus will be on bees. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Last date and focus June 12— chickens.

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Ben Van Vechten Seminar—Literary Compost

Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 10:30 – noon.
Ben Van Vechten returns to the Wilton Library for a special 2-day seminar.  Copies of the selections will be available at the front desk before the seminar begins. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Advance registration is required.

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Author Talk: Alexandra Aldrich—The Astor Orphan

Thursday, May 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of the famous Astor dynasty, grew up in the servants’ quarters of Rokeby, the forty-three-room Hudson Valley mansion built by her ancestors. Her childhood was one of bohemian neglect and real privation. But it was fairly stable until the summer of her tenth year, when her father took up with an alluring interloper, Giselle. Reaching back to the Gilded Age, when that legacy first began to come undone, Alexandra has written an unflinching, mordantly funny account of neglect and class anxiety amid the ruins of a once prominent family. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged. See registration link for more details about the book and author.

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Author Talk: Elizabeth Benedict—What My Mother Gave Me

Friday, May 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
What is the most meaningful gift that your mother ever gave you? Just on time for Mother’s Day, Elizabeth Benedict, editor of What My Mother Gave Me – Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most will join us for a special book event.  In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter’s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life.  The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces – all written specifically for this book – include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and well-known NPR commentators.  Elizabeth Benedict is a graduate of Barnard College and the author of five novels, including the National Book Award finalist Slow Dancing. Bring your mother or your daughter to the talk and join us for a special reception afterwards. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged. See registration link for more details about the book and author.

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Drop-in Mother’s Day Crafts

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home to Mom for Mother’s Day. Made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 11, 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 laptops and create their own accounts.  Registration required.

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Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 11, 3 – 4 p.m.
Part 2 of a 3-part series. Children ages 3-10 and their families get to experience hands-on participation with string instruments. There will be a violin and a cello. Children will be able to play on a guitar and a cello. Last date: May 18-percussion.  Advance registration suggested.

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New Perspectives Film Series–Undefeated

Saturday, May 11, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field. Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary, 2012.  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.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, May 13, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing emailing Tracey Morgan, Teen Services Assistant, at tmorgan@wiltonlibrary.org. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

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Area Author Affair: Cathryn J. Prince – Death in the Baltic: The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

Monday, May 13, 6 – 7 p.m.
In Death in the Baltic, award-winning author Cathryn Prince reconstructs the story of unimaginable horror by drawing on original interviews with remaining survivors of the cruise liner and newly declassified records from the 1945 torpedoes on the escaping ship. Weaving the personal narratives into the broader history, she gives this overlooked WWII catastrophe its place in history. Cathryn J. Prince (Weston, CT) is the author of Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont!, Shot from the Sky: American POWs in Switzerland and A Professor, a President, and a Meteor. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University and writes for local print and online magazines. See the library’s website for more information about the book and the author.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments are served at Area Author Affairs, held to celebrate our local authors. Registration encouraged.

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Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, May 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org.  No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruit and a beverage will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Peter Liashkov

Wednesday, May 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
May brings Peter Liashkov to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. Continuing his exploration of American themes, Peter will fabricate a quilt out of 12” squares of tough synthetic fabric. See registration link for more details about the artist.  Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, May 16, 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Please call for an appointment or sign-up online: 1 800 GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or www.redcrossblood.org.  Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 18, 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 laptops and create their own accounts.  Registration required.

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Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 18, 3 – 4 p.m.
Part 3 of a 3-part series. Children ages 3-10 and their families get to experience hands-on participation with string instruments. There will be marimba and a variety of rhythm instruments. Children will be able to play on the rhythm instruments.  Advance registration suggested.

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Aspects of Poetry: Discussion and Readings by Bill Ziegler

Sunday, April 7 , 3 – 4:30 p.m
Rescheduled for Sunday, May 19, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Bill Ziegler will discuss the elements of the poetry genre. To illustrate his talking points, he will read relevant poems he and others have written. April is National Poetry Month. To observe the beginning of that event and learn more about form in poetry, come to this lively and informative session. Registration required.

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Aspects of Poetry: Discussion and Readings by Bill Ziegler

Sunday, May 19, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Bill Ziegler will discuss the elements of the poetry genre.  To illustrate his talking points, he will read relevant poems he and others have written. To learn more about form in poetry, come to this lively and informative session. Registration required.

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Whodunit? Book Club

Monday, May 20, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club.  Children will have the opportunity to meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for May is Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.  Snacks will be provided, along with fun detective activities.  Grades 2 and 3. Parents and guardians must be in the Library.  Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, May 21, 11 – noon.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker, two of Wilton Library’s knowledgeable librarians, on the third Tuesday of each month. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend.  Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits.  Registration suggested. Next month:  June 18.

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WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish with Daryl Hawk

Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
In April 2008, Gregg Treinish became one of the first two people to trek the length of the Andes Mountains, south of the equator, a journey that lasted nearly two years and 7,800 miles. Following the spine of the longest mountain chain in the world, he and Deia Schlosberg created a new route, oftentimes off-trail and even off-map. He sees a tremendous value in sharing the lessons learned from a people who have been living harmoniously with the land for generations. Through intimate journal entries, stunning video, and captivating slides, Gregg will bring the Wilton Library attendees along for the journey. Gregg will be interviewed by international documentary photographer and former television producer/host Daryl Hawk.  This Green Speaker talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green, Norwalk River Watershed Association and Wilton Library. Registration recommended. See registration link for more details about Gregg Treinish and Daryl Hawk.

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Newbery Club

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join our newest book club!  This book club will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books.  Once a month we will meet and discuss one of these classics.  The book for May’s discussion is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, which won the Newbery in 2013.  Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities.  Registration required.  Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.

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Robotics Club Information Session

Wednesday, May 22, 7 – 8 p.m.
Are you a student in grade 7-11?  Do you like technology, design, math, science or marketing?  Interested in being part of a robotics team and competing? If so, you might consider joining Wilton Library’s new robotics team.  Come hear what a representative from FIRST has to say about this national program, watch a local team demonstrate their robot and gather information about our start-up team.  Registration recommended. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Energy Literacy and Classic Homes Workshop at Wilton Historical Society

Wednesday, May 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Wilton Library, Wilton Historical Society and Wilton’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Energy Challenge are pleased to sponsor “Energy Literacy and Classic Homes.” This historic home workshop, featuring Next Step Living, is Connecticut’s first of its kind, and will help owners of historic and classic homes figure out where to start making energy efficiency improvements in their homes that create greater comfort in both summer and winter, without compromising the intrinsic historical integrity of the building. Learn how to have a home energy evaluation. Registration recommended.  For more info, call Wilton Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge office at 860-372-4406.

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AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. – 2 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.  CT residents only.  Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members.  Bring check or cash only.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, May 25, 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 laptops and create their own accounts.  Registration required.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, May 25, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them.  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. Children must read independently to participate in this program.  Registration is required.

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Senior Center Book Discussion: The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

Tuesday, May 28, 11 a.m. – noon.
Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado. In this beautifully written memoir of her father, Lucette Lagnado recreates the glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and the rise to power of Gamal Abdel Nasser.  Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

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Computer Class: Getting Started—Facebook for the Faint of Heart

Wednesday, May 29, 12:30-2 pm
Do you feel left out because you are not on Facebook? Do you want to explore it before committing to an account? Are you unsure of the computer skills needed to navigate the Facebook and social media world? If you are a baby boomer, senior, or someone who just hasn’t had time to devote to the exploration of social media until now, this class is for you. Mary Anne Franco will show you what Facebook is about, how to post photos, message your ‘friends,’ find ‘friends’ and talk about privacy settings. Demonstration-style class. Registration encouraged.

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Wilton Library Summer Reading Program Registration

Now through Aug. 16
The Pages through the Ages Summer Reading Program is now online!

Patrons can use our new summer reader program, Evanced, to register and log their summer reading.   Prize coupons can be printed and brought to the library for redemption.  Some highlights of the online program are: flexibility by being able to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer; convenience of keeping track of reading online and ability to print lists easily (teachers love to see what the kids read over the summer); attractive graphics are engaging and help encourage participation; on-demand access allows vacationing patrons to participate, too.  The online program can be accessed from internet-capable computers, laptops, iPads and more. Call the Children’s Library for more information at 203-762-3950, ext. 217.

Find out more about programs and books from our Summer reading Program

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Head straight to Evanced to register now!

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Children’s Author Visit—Tommy Greenwald

Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come meet Tommy Greenwald, author of Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit, and coming soon, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation. Mr. Greenwald will talk about his books and answer questions. Kids will design a book cover; winner will receive a copy of the new book. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Grades 3 and up, registration required. call-icon1 register-icon1

Sleeping Beauty

Friday, May 31, 6 – 7 p.m.
Come and see the beautiful ballet of Sleeping Beauty, brought to life by the dancers of the Wilton Conservatory of Dance. Written by the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky in 1889, the ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora, an enchanted spell, a prince and special kiss. Children will enjoy this wonderful introduction to the world of ballet, danced by a troupe of talented local dancers. A reception follows the performance. Grades K and up with caregivers, registration required.

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