Winter 2014 Reading Olympics
Friday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You don’t need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library’s Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books! We will have our own Awards Ceremony on February 22. So ski, snowboard, or skate your way over to the Children’s Library and sign up! Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Atmospheric Landscape Paintings by William McCarthy
Friday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 1
Artist William McCarthy creates atmospheric landscapes entirely from memory and imagination. Using thumbnail sketches to inform and guide, the oil-based images spring forth with vibrancy and color harmony to create a sense of place in time with the ever changing atmosphere. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.
The Guitar Guy
Friday, Feb. 7, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Rainbow Loom® Club
Friday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 4 – 5 p.m.
Swing by the Wilton Library and enjoy some loopy fun. In this hour long session, kids share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the exciting new craft of Rainbow Loom! Bring your own loom and make a bracelet. Whatever level of looming you are on, you can share what you know, or learn from a teammate. Kids teach kids in a fun, freeform, instructional program. Some rubber bands will be provided but supplies are limited. Grades 1 and up. Caregivers should stay in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – Harvie S Kenny Barron Duo
Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Bassist Harvie S returns to Wilton Library’s popular concert series this time with pianist Kenny Barron. Harvie S has been an inimitable presence in jazz since the 1970s and has appeared on hundreds of recordings including classic dates with pianist Steve Kuhn, vocalist Sheila Jordan, and his own many varied ensembles. He is an award winning bassist, composer, arranger, educator and producer. Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him ‘one of the top jazz pianists in the world.’ See registration link for more information. Reception following the concert. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20 p.m. if space is available.