2013 December 10 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Holiday Book Sale

Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 23
Mondays through Thursdays, 10 – 8; Fridays 10 – 6; Saturdays, 10 – 5, Sundays 1- 5

The library’s holiday book sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight. Bargains can be found – most of the items are new or like-new condition, making a terrific opportunity for holiday gift-giving. Items include books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children’s books and a huge assortment of art books. As items are sold, new ones appear daily, thanks to the hard-working book sale volunteers, who always seem to have an un-ending supply of tantalizing offerings.   All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on Nov. 26 and continues during regular library hours through Dec. 23. Library closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. 
For 3 and 4 years-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.

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Keep Your Holidays Happy: Strategies for Reducing Holiday Stress–PROGRAM POSTPONED TO 12/17/13

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rev. Karen Judd will help identify what holiday stressors are and how to create constructive strategies to deal with them.  You can set the tone for your holiday season.  Decide what kind of experience you want it to be and set out to make it happen!  Rev. Karen S. Judd, LCSW is a graduate of the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and Columbia University School of Social Work. For over eight years, she has served as a member of the hospice and palliative care staff for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. See registration link for more speaker details.  Registration recommended.  Program repeats on Dec. 17, 7 – 8 p.m.

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Breaking Code: Create What’s Behind Angry Birds and Other Fun Apps – A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Wilton Library is joining Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). One-hour “lessons” in coding will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children 6 years and up at the following intervals: 1 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Participants can bring their own devices and sit in on any of the sessions. A short introduction to the online class will be given at the start of each hour. Attendees can participate at their own speed on their own devices, or use one of the computers set up by the library expressly for this purpose.

Registration is required so that the library knows how many computers are needed each hour.

Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9 – 15, 2013 is sponsored by Computing in the Core, a non-partisan advocacy coalition and Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education. Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage kids and parents, friends, or anyone with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity.

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Literary Littles

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 & 17,  2:15 – 3:00 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.

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