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Teams of 3-4 kids will bring their imaginations and innovative skills to the chef’s table to create dishes to dazzle our judging panel. Entries will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation. Teamwork is a must! For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required.

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. In this program, students will learn problem solving and team work in a hands-on, often kinesthetic approach that makes use of physical manipulatives to model computational concepts.  Every Tuesday session will include an “unplugged” activity and an introduction to a corresponding computer coding activity.  Every Thursday session (also 4 – 4:45 p.m.), students will have an opportunity to work independently and at their own pace through various coding problems and video tutorials. See the registration link for information about Computer Science and Code.org.  

Week 5, August 4: Unplugged Activity: Conditionals with Cards
Conditionals are statements that only run under certain conditions and this lesson demonstrates how conditionals can be used to tailor a program to specific information. Using playing cards, students will decide how teams earn points based on the card’s suit, color or value.

Supported by the Amadeo Family, registration required for each session; no fee. For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5; program runs through Aug. 4.

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story.   The story for this week is Five Arrows by Heinz Insu Fenkl. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

This program discusses where animals live and what kind of weather/climates they live best in. We will see Stickers the tree frog from the rain forest, Tickles the hedgehog and how he hibernates in cold weather, and why Cheeks the chinchilla never likes the rain! There will also be a GIANT weather balloon that kids can look at and learn about!   Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, children going into grades 1 and up.

Try out some fun, simple STEM projects. On two Wednesdays in July (7/8 & 7/29) and two in August (8/5 & 8/12) we'll be working with LEDs, motors, soldering equipment and more. Sign up for one or all sessions.  For students entering grades 7-12. Registration required. Must have a signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

News:

Escape the Ordinary, Adult Summer Reading 2015

Beginning July 6 you can be a part of Wilton Library’s adult summer reading program. List each book you read this summer (July 1 - August 16) and be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate good at participating merchants.

For more fun, write a brief review that will be shared with other participants. Need help registering? Stop by and ask the librarian at the reference desk any time or call 203-762-3950 x211 for more details.

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

6/15/15:  ReQuest (Statewide Catalog) will shut down
Fall 2015:  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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