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Events:

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Teens & Tweens in grades 6-12, come make cake pops. Give them to someone you love or enjoy them yourselves! Registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

February's Green Speaker Talk will review the basis for climate scientists’ mounting concern about humanity’s destabilization of the global climate system. It will consider how the recent Paris accord addresses this destabilization. It will briefly consider the destabilization’s implications for Connecticut — and how the state is responding. And it will provide a social scientist’s perspective on all of this. Jeff Howard is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose training and research have focused on the political dimensions of humanity’s haphazard technological intervention in natural systems. He was a visiting scholar at New York University and has taught at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and New Jersey Polytechnic Institute.  See the library’s registration link for more details. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended.

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series on Hamlet’s Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. 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 library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packets will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required.

Create a one-of-a-kind etched glass bowl using the Die Cutter and some simple supplies. Fill with candy and give to someone special. Swing by between 1 - 2:30 p.m.  For 18+ years. No cost or registration required, but only available while supplies last. 

News:

The library now has a new look for its Wilton Library cards.  The cards reflect the original art found in many of the library’s murals that make it such a special place to visit. The Children’s Library murals and entrance were created by Ed MacEwen and the teen mural was created by library staffer Tom Swick with a group of teens.  People can choose from six different images for a bit of personalization.  There is no charge for new accounts; replacement cards are $1.00.  See Choices

Please note that Wilton Library has replaced its phone system and we now have new direct telephone numbers.

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Do you like making things? Working with people? Learning how to use new tools and technology? Sharing your knowledge? If yes, the Innovation Station, Wilton Library’s Maker Space, wants you!

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Important Changes to Statewide Catalog (ReQuest) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Process

6/15/15:  ReQuest (Statewide Catalog) will shut down
First Quarter 2016:  New Statewide Catalog will be brought online
ILL Service will continue to be available throughout this transition!

Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to request your item OR call us at 203-762-3950, Ext. 211

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