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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.