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
Head straight to Evanced to register now!
Teen Summer Reading
Friday, June 21 through Friday, August 16th
This year our summer reading program is online. Teens entering grades 6-12 can use Evanced to register and log their summer reading. Weekly raffle and prizes awarded. On vacation? At camp? Can’t get off the couch? No problem! This program allows teens to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer. All that’s needed is internet access! All prizes must be picked up at the Wilton Library.
Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Head to Evanced to register now!
Wilton Library’s 69th Annual Summer Show Exhibition
Now through Aug. 30
More than 50 Wilton artists display their diverse styles, media, and subjects in the second month of the annual Summer Show. Exhibit runs through Friday, August 30th. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.
Drop-in Summer Crafts
Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s craft is about the 1960s. The program runs for 6 weeks. Made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Part of the Pages through the Ages summer reading program.
Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers)
Monday, July 15, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join this un-book club – a time when kids come together to listen to stories and have fun! A short book of a portion of a longer book will be shared in the club and then children will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, and participate in fun (and slightly educational) activities that relate to the book. Bring a friend, win a prize. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. The book that will be shared this week is Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Grades 2 and up. Registration required. Sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception—Lisa Gabrielle Russell
Monday, July 15 , 6 – 7:30 p.m.
July brings Lisa Gabrielle Russell to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. Motivated by a desire to comprehend issues of being and existing, Lisa’s abstract art work is based on analysis of the interactive nature of light, space, and form. At Weir, she will immerse herself in the landscape, looking for nature formations: clusters of rock formations, tree/branch configurations, and various plant groupings. She will choose locations that present a variety of color combinations with various degrees of complex layers. She will observe and analyze these motifs, working directly from nature, to extract color and form relationships. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.
WLA/LWV – Reel Mondays—Hot Coffee
Monday, July 15, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. Moderated by Attorney Larry Reilly. Since graduating from law school with honors in 1989, Larry has worked exclusively as a civil trial lawyer. He works for both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, but in medical malpractice and personal injury cases now works exclusively for injured plaintiffs. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Judicature Society. See website registration link for more details on speaker. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.