2014 July — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Events

Teen Summer Reading

Friday, June 20 through Friday, August 15th
The Teen Summer Reading Program is underway now, and ends on Friday August 15th.  Weekly, teens entering grades 6-12 can access EVANCED, the online program to record the number of pages read.  There will be a weekly drawing for $10 gift certificates. The end-of-summer grand prize will be a $100 AmEx Gift Card.  For more details, stop by Teen Services or call 203-762-3950, ext. 243.

Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Head to Evanced to register now!

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Camp Half-Blood Fun-raiser

Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This summer a mysterious glowing symbol will appear above your head that will confirm what you’ve always secretly known – you are the child of a Greek god. Join other half-bloods at the Wilton library for a summer camp like no other! Based on the acclaimed children’s series Percy Jackson and the Olympians written by Rick Riordan, this day camp will include all the training a growing half-blood needs to survive ancient Greek monsters in our modern world. You’ll be claimed by a Greek god, solve a prophecy foretold by the Oracle of Delphi, make your way through the Labyrinth, and much more!   This program is a fundraiser for the Children’s Library. Registration in person. Payment must be made at time of registration. $55.00 per child. For children going into Grades 3 thru 6.

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Author Talk: Erin Duffy – On the Rocks

Tuesday, July 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Author Erin Duffy comes to the library to discuss her latest novel, On the Rocks, a tale of “friendship, family and finding love in the Facebook Age.”  Duffy graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in English, then worked as a Wall Street trader which inspired her first book, Bond Girl. Q & A and book signing following the talk. Books available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books.  Registration is recommended.

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Geocaching for Teens

Wednesday, July 2, 4 – 6 p.m.
Join us on an outdoor hike and ‘treasure hunt.’ Did you know that you can find geocaches all over the world?  Geocaches are hidden in: the Great Wall of China, railway tunnels in Columbia, the Adirondack & Catskill Mountains, and right here in Wilton!    We’ll navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then search for the geocache (container) hidden at that location. We’ll also make a geocache to place.  Bring your smartphone or share with another.  You may also bring a little trinket from your house (something interesting, but of no value) to place in the geocache we hide.  Wearing long pants is a good idea. Meet in the teen room before heading out. For teens entering 6th – 12th grade.  Registration suggested. Rain date: July 16th.

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Drop-in Fourth of July Crafts

Thursday, July 3, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Fourth of July craft to take home. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, July 5, 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; no fee.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 7, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Norse Mythology. Come and make a Viking helmet and a wolf mask, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Adult Summer Reading Program – Literary Elements

Monday, July 7 through Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Be a part of Wilton Library’s first-ever adult summer reading program. Online registration begins Monday, July 7; the program ends Sunday, August 17. List each book you read this summer (from July 1 – August 17) by writing a brief review, and be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Need help registering? Stop by and ask the librarian at the reference desk any time after July 1 or call 203-762-3950 x211 for more details.

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Books for Babies

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. 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. No registration, no fee.

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Literary Littles

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 7 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. No registration, no fee.

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Electronics Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, July 8, 3 – 5 p.m.
Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions (7/8, 7/10, 7/15 & 7/17), teens entering grades 6-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Afterwards, take home your Arduino to keep experimenting and creating. $25 per student for all four sessions to help offset costs. Additional funding provided by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. No online registration. Please call 203-762-3950, x243. Space is limited.

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Bird House Decorating

Tuesday, July 8, 3- 5 p.m.
Teens entering grades 6-12 decorate wood bird houses with paints, decoupage, buttons, stickers and more. Space limited. Registration is required. Materials provided. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Author Talk: Mary Simses – The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café

Tuesday, July 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Sweeten up your summer reading list with Wilton Library and author Mary Simses! Mary will be here to celebrate the paperback release of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. Simses combines a charming New England setting, equal doses of laughter, drama, romance, and heartache, and a compelling and emotional quest in her breakout hit. James Patterson wrote, “If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or the Nicolas Sparks novels, you will devour The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.” Q & A and book signing following the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books.

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Book Buzz Jr .

Wednesday, July 9, 12 – 1 p.m.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by a knowledgeable staff member of the Children’s Library. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. Summer dates: July 9, 23 & Aug. 6. Grades 2 and up. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration is suggested.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Atka the Wolf

Wednesday, July 9, 3 – 4 p.m.
In keeping with Wilton Library’s summer reading theme of Mythology, the first week of this program is about Norse Mythology. Wolves are mentioned often in these myths; an example is Geri and Freki, who were the wolves that accompanied Odin, chief of the Norse Gods. To celebrate the Norse myths, the library welcomes back Atka the wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center. Wolves play an important role in the environment and teachers from the conservation center will share some facts about their importance. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Space is limited to Grades K and up with caregivers. Registration is required, and each person must be registered separately.

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Teen Jazz Ensemble: The Black Tie Affair

Wednesday, July 9, 8 – 9 p.m.
Join us for the smooth jazz sounds of Wilton teen ensemble ‘The Black Tie Affair.’ Teen musicians include: Will Comer on piano, Tommy Crimmins on drums, Elliot Connors on trumpet and Tristan Clark on bass.  There is no charge. Registration is recommended.

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Movie Theater Thursdays: How to Train Your Dragon

Thursday, July 10, 10:30 – noon
How to Train Your Dragon will be shown, rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 – noon
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Series exploring Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet Mary Oliver on July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library registration link for more details. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

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Movie Theater Thursdays: Frozen

Thursday, July 10, 2 – 4 p.m.
Frozen will be shown, rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Tie Dye for Teens

Thursday, July 10, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Create a unique t-shirt with your own tie dye design. For students entering 6-12 grades. Registration required. Space limited. Please indicate t-shirt size (Adult S, M, L). Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Summer Music & More Concert Series: Steppin’ Out

Thursday, July 10, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Steppin’ Out opens our 14th year of concerts at Wilton Library, recreating the sounds of the ’60s. Additional dates: July 17 Yesteryear (’50s doo-wop ); July 24—The Bernadettes return with its ’70s disco/R&B sound; July 31—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. Open to the public – concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, July 11, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages Pre-K 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; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Wilton Library’s 70th Annual Summer Show Exhibition Reception

Friday, July 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to celebrate more than 50 Wilton artists displaying diverse styles, media, and subjects in this two-month long Annual Summer Show. Exhibit runs through Friday, August 29th. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.

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Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilton Library will sell gently used books in pristine condition for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, www.wiltonlibrary.org, (203) 762-3950.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, July 12, 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; no fee.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 14, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Japanese Mythology. Come and create a fortuneteller Origami, a Maneki Neko (Japanese Good Luck Cat) and some cherry blossoms, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Author Talk: Stephanie Evanovich—The Sweet Spot

Tuesday, July 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Stephanie Evanovich visits the library to discuss her latest novel, The Sweet Spot, the “sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple – hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda.”  Stephanie Evanovich is from Asbury Park, NJ who began writing fiction during her countless community theater projects.  She attended New York’s School of Film and Television and acted in several improve troupes and B movies. She followed her passion into full-time writing. A Q&A and book signing follow the talk.  Books available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Japanese Stories with Motoko

Wednesday, July 16, 3 – 4 p.m.
Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller Motoko enchants children of every age with folktales and myth from her native country, leavened with music, mime, origami, and humor. At the end of the program, every child will receive Motoko’s original paper sumo-wrestling game. Grades K and up. Registration required, each child and caregiver must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Movie Theater Thursdays: Secret World of Arriety

Thursday, July 17, 10:30 – noon
Secret World of Arriety will be shown, rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Movie Theater Thursdays: The Lego Movie

Thursday, July 17, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Lego Movie will be shown, rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Open Crafts for Teens

Thursday, July 17, 3 – 5 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Drop in and use our materials to decorate bottles, create magnets, make jewelry and more. For teens entering grades 6-12. No charge; no registration.

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Summer Music & More Concert Series: Yesteryear

Thursday, July 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Yesteryear joins the line-up for the 14th year of concerts at Wilton Library bringing back ’50s doo-wop; Additional dates in the series: July 24—The Bernadettes return with its ’70s disco/R&B sound; July 31—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. Open to the public – concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Zumba with Tracy

Friday, July 18, 11 – noon.
Boys and girls will have so much fun in this extremely interactive and easy-to-follow Latin-inspired Zumba Kids class. Music is like magic to children. Now add this with rhythms of other countries and they will instantly come alive as soon as the music starts. Parents/adults please join the the fun! You too will have a blast. Registration required, each person must be registered separately, no fee. For Pre-K children and caregivers. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Glue and Go Costumes for Kids

Friday, July 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Author and costume designer Holly Cleeland, author of Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs, gives parents ideas for ways to create quick, easy and inexpensive costumes using simple, everyday household items. Holly will demonstrate some of her fool proof costume skills for parents and kids. Registration required, each person must be registered separately. Grades 2 and up. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, July 19, 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; no fee.

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Wine Tasting Benefiting Wilton Library at Ancona’s Wines & Liquors

Saturday, July 19, 3 – 6 p.m. 
Ancona’s Wines & Liquors of Wilton is holding a wine tasting to benefit Wilton Library.  A portion of the sales from six featured wines will be donated to the library.  The tasting will be conducted by Michael Crystal.  Stop by to sip and savor summer wines and support the library.  Ancona’s Wines & Liquors is located in the Stop & Shop plaza at 5 River Road.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Egyptian Mythology. Come and make an Egyptian collar necklace fit for a Pharaoh. Also available will be Egyptian headdresses and crepe paper Mummies, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Leah Caroline

Monday, July 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
July brings Leah Caroline to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Caroline will be incorporating her cyanotype scrolls into installations of wunderkammern, cabinets of curiosities. The scrolls relate to her nature writing and Song of Songs.  She will use photographs of natural forms, actual plants, and taxidermy that she used to make the cyanotypes, enriching her source materials with regular trips into nature where she will photograph, sketch, write and collect. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

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Teen Iron Chef

Tuesday, July 22, 3 – 5 p.m.
Teams of 3-4 kids will bring their imaginations and innovative skills to the chef’s table during three different rounds — appetizer, main dish and dessert. Each team will have a basket of required foods as well as a pantry of add-ons to select from. A panel of judges will announce the winner of each round, as well as the overall Champion. Entries will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation. Teamwork is a must! For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Book Buzz Jr .

Wednesday, July 23, 12 – 1 p.m.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by a knowledgeable staff member of the Children’s Library. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. Summer dates: July 9, 23 & Aug. 6. Grades 2 and up. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration is suggested.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Horizon Wings

Wednesday, July 23, 3 – 4 p.m.
Experience the thrill of being up close to a magnificent eagle, hawk, falcon, vulture or owl. In keeping with the weekly theme of Mythology and focusing on the bird-headed Egyptian gods, Horizon Wings of Ashford is bringing a variety of extraordinary birds to Wilton Library. All of the program birds in their care are unable to survive in the wild, but have overcome their individual challenges and have learned to adapt to their new lives as feathered ambassadors. Be inspired by their individual stories of survival, and explore fascinating facts about each species. Registration required, Kindergarten and up, each person must be registered separately. Caretakers must stay with children. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Hour of Code for Teens

Wednesday, July 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
Interested in learning programming basics? We’ll get you going using some fun and easy tutorials that might include something such as Angry Birds.For teens entering grades 6-12. Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage teens with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Space limited. Registration required.

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Summer Music & More Concert Series: The Bernadettes

Thursday, July 24, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
The Bernadettes return with its ’70s disco/R&B sound for the 14th year of summer concerts at Wilton Library. Final date in the series: July 31—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. Open to the public – concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Earthplace Critter Encounter

Friday, July 25, 11 – noon.
A naturalist from Earthplace will be bringing a reptile, bird, amphibian and mammal to visit the Wilton Library. Children will learn all sorts of interesting facts about our friends in Nature. For Pre-K children and caregivers. Children must stay with a caregiver. Registration required. Please register everyone separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, July 26, 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; no fee.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, July 26, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required.

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Coding with Khan for Teens: Program Filled

Saturday, July 26 , 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
New to the world of computer science? Interested in learning the fundamentals of programming? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to join Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm, and Wilton Library for an introduction to computer science and JavaScript and then kick-off a 10-week online learning program. Leading the first session are interns from some of the best computer science programs in the country — Amherst, CMU, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Washington University in St. Louis. There will be food, games, cool CS project demonstrations, and opportunities for students to meet mentors and start exploring.  Students can continue learning and coding with Khan Academy’s online program while at home or at the library. The library’s computer lab will be open from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning 8/4 and continue weekly through 10/6.  The Bridgewater mentors will be available through email and act as virtual tutors. For students entering grades 6-12.   Registration required and must be willing to commit to 10 weeks of online learning. No cost. Sponsored by Bridgewater Associates and Wilton Library.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Native American Mythology. Come and make paper birch bark canoes, feather head bands and wampum bracelets, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Advanced Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, July 29, 31, Aug. 5 & 7, 3 – 5 p.m.
For all those who took the first Arduino workshop in January or July, here’s your chance to continue tinkering and really get things lit up and blinking! $25 per student for all four sessions (7/29, 7/31, 8/5 & 8/7) to cover the cost of sensors and motors. Must have taken one of the previous workshops. You’ll need to bring your Arduino. Additional funding provided by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. For teens entering grades 6 – 12. Registration required. No online registration. Please call 203-762-3950, x243. Space is limited.

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Scavenger Hunt for Teens

Tuesday, July 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Do you like exploring and figuring out clues? If so, join us for a pizza before heading off in teams to answer questions and search for hints throughout the library. Prizes for the winning team. For teens entering grades 6-12. Reservations required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Hands on Drumming-Creature Teachers

Wednesday, July 30, 3 – 4 p.m.
Hands on Drumming goes on a musical journey, playing traditional songs from Native American Mythology, creating rhythms, taking turns leading and experiencing improvisation, creative movement and dance with the use of puppets and drums. Participants learn about many positive life skills including respect, leadership, teamwork, cooperation, listening and communication as well as musical and cultural awareness. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. For grades K and up. Registration required, each child and caregiver must be registered separately. Under 8, caregiver must stay with child.

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What’s Under the Hood for Teens

Wednesday, July 30, 4 – 5 p.m.
Are you new to driving or getting your license soon?  If so, you should know some car basics. Learn how to change a tire, check your oil and other ‘must knows.’  Mike Lindquist of Wilton Tire & Auto Center will share his expertise.  For any teen driver or soon-to-be drivers.  Registration required.  Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Summer Music & More Concert Series: Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas

Thursday, July 31, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Steve Kazlauskas returns with his Echoes of Sinatra program featuring the Great American Songbook style for the final performance of summer concerts at Wilton Library. Open to the public – concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal.

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