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Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Are you planning to get your business networking in order?  Do you want to have access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that will help you present yourself in the best possible light?  Join Mary Anne Franco who will show you what LinkedIn is about, how to create a profile and look for jobs.  Demonstration-style class.  Registration encouraged.

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

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. No program charge, registration is required.

Space has long been a source of inspiration for music of all kinds, and the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is also inspired! Join us as our resident brass quartet plays the theme from Star Wars and several musical treatments of the planets.  Ages 4 to 10, Registration required.

News:

New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. With his remarkable new work of nonfiction, Dead Wake, he ushers us aboard the Lusitania as it begins its tragic and final crossing. It is a timely trip, as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Join us for Mr. Larson's only Connecticut appearance!

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innovationdaylogo(6)PNG020415.pngCALLING ALL MAKERS! Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Presentations, workshops, and exhibitions– we’re looking for them all!  We particularly encourage those who demonstrate the process of making things or have interactive exhibits. There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services.  Apply today!

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