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Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Children in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut.  Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in April.  There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6).  In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three.  We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities.  This month's book choices are The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Quarters, dimes and nickels are all shiny and round, and it's fun to have them jingling in your pocket, but what are they worth? In this two-part program, children will learn about U.S. currency, its value, how to count it and how to make exchanges. Using play money and a pretend store, children will have the opportunity to use their knowledge of money by being a buyer or a seller. Sponsored by People's United Bank. Registration required.

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer.For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

News:

New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. With his remarkable new work of nonfiction, Dead Wake, he ushers us aboard the Lusitania as it begins its tragic and final crossing. It is a timely trip, as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Join us for Mr. Larson's only Connecticut appearance!

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innovationdaylogo(6)PNG020415.pngCALLING ALL MAKERS! Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Presentations, workshops, and exhibitions– we’re looking for them all!  We particularly encourage those who demonstrate the process of making things or have interactive exhibits. There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services.  Apply today!

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