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Events:

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.

Create fun or spooky Halloween decorations using our die cutter, the Cricut. Prefer to make a card or invite? No problem...we'll show you that instead!    For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by adults 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.

Calling all daughters and mothers who want to read about heroines that are smart, brave, strong and kind. In the first session we will read Roald Dahl's classic Matilda, about a very intelligent girl and the obstacles she overcomes, with a lot of humor along the way. For grades 3-5. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

If you're a girl in grades 6 - 12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games and websites, join Girls Who Code. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks.  

We'll meet for twice a month on Sundays from September 15, 2016 to June 4, 2017 as follows: September 25; October 2 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18; January 8 & 22; February 5 & 12, March 5 & 19; April 2 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4.  

Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code.

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

News:

Now the Wilton community has mental health information resources at the library through a partnership with Silver Hill Hospital.  The hospital designed twelve Mental Health “To-Go Kits” that can be checked out for three weeks just like a library book. The kits include books, CDs or DVDs and information sheets. The twelve topics covered are Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Opioid Addiction, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, and Teen Stress.  Find Mental Health To Go Kits in the catalog

Wilton Library's Innovation Day
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CALLING ALL MAKERS & DIYers! Wilton Library's 2nd Innovation Day is a celebration of making, creating, and demonstrating. People of all ages can Discover, Dabble and Do-It-Yourself! We are seeking individuals, local businesses and organizations to share their knowledge, skills or inventions through workshops, exhibits and mini presentations. Hands on activities are a plus! There will be no selling of merchandise or services, but exhibitors are free to distribute information or accept orders for their products or services.   Please fill out our online form or download a printable PDF.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

While registering for your new library card, remember that voter registration forms are also available either in person in the library at the Circulation or Reference desks, or through this link (also found on our About Wilton page).  For more information, call or visit the Registrar of Voters, Town of Wilton, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 203-563-0111.  

Wilton Library is pleased to announce its “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative that supports early literacy.  The program encourages parents to read to their little ones receiving free books, stickers and certificates whenever the goals are reached. Sponsored by Cohen & Wolf, P.C. and Tiger Tales Publishing.   And now children of all ages can get a Wilton Library card to call their very own – with no age restriction. Sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at the Children’s Library desk.

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