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Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.
Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.) Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.
We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.
Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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.
If you are looking for strategies and suggestions on managing the piles and files of mail and email, come to this one hour workshop. Matt Baier will provide tips and tricks for easing the pain of paper. Bud Freund will show ways to overcome inbox inundation. You will learn: how to safeguard and streamline email; free vs. pay email services; spam and how to avoid it; archiving email; maintenance of your email; tips, tricks, and strategies for paper mail management; practices, systems, and prevention for easy paper mail. Bud Freund teaches technology and provides tech support to small businesses and families looking for reasonable, cost-effective technology solutions. Mr. Freund also provides training to individuals, groups and corporations including GE, UBS and the YMCA. His skill set also enables him to give back to the community as a SCORE volunteer specializing in IT. The Matt Baier Method was developed during Matt’s tenure as Head of Design Services at the Jim Henson Company, home of the Muppets where he exceled at organizing. In 2004, Matt switched careers to Professional Organizer and started Matt Baier Organizing, LLC. No charge.
To register, visit www.scorenorwalk.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. SCORE is a non-profit organization that helps individuals start a new business or grow their existing business. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration required.
Create unique Valentine's Day cards using the Cricut, our die cutter. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.
Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.
The library now has a new look for its Wilton Library cards. The cards reflect the original art found in many of the library’s murals that make it such a special place to visit. The Children’s Library murals and entrance were created by Ed MacEwen and the teen mural was created by library staffer Tom Swick with a group of teens. People can choose from six different images for a bit of personalization. There is no charge for new accounts; replacement cards are $1.00. See Choices
Please note that Wilton Library has replaced its phone system and we now have new direct telephone numbers.
Do you like making things? Working with people? Learning how to use new tools and technology? Sharing your knowledge? If yes, the Innovation Station, Wilton Library’s Maker Space, wants you!
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Important Changes to Statewide Catalog (ReQuest) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Process
6/15/15: ReQuest (Statewide Catalog) will shut down
First Quarter 2016: 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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