2014 July 26 — 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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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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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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