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.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 – noon.
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.
Mommy and Baby Yoga
Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:15 – 11 a.m.
It’s Take Your Child to the Library Day and we have something for everyone! Come to Mommy and Baby Yoga! Sign up your 6 week to pre-crawler baby for a fun time of Yoga with Chiara Rose. Additional date: 02/15. Registration required.
Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project
Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to promote Korean history and culture to the wider world. The program will include the viewing of a DVD about Korean history and culture along with a demonstration of the traditional Korean wedding ceremony in beautiful traditional costume. Following the program, traditional homemade Korean foods will be served. Please note that children age 10 and up may attend. See registration link for more info. Registration highly recommended.
Guitar for Kids
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 – 3 p.m.
Guitarists Nick Cutroneo and Daniel Hartington, both performers nationally and internationally, will present a concert and demonstration of classical guitar music. Through music from varying genres and time periods, Cutroneo and Hartington will show the impressive scope of the guitar’s range and capabilities. The concert will feature works for solo guitar and guitar duo. In addition to the performance, there will be a brief demonstration of the basic techniques of the instrument with the opportunity for interested children to try playing the guitar. Registration recommended.
New Perspectives Film Series—Koch
Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform from 1978 to 1989. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.