2014 August 5 — 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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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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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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Healthy Snacks for Teens

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
Teens entering grades 6-12 learn how to make granola, hummus, smoothies and other healthy snacks. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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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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Aerial Grace & Altered Views: Karen E. Gersch and Pam Rouleau Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, Sept. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Painter Karen E. Gersch captures the dynamics and poetics of life under the big top with her portraits and scenics of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns.  Celebrated photographer Pam Rouleau strays from conventional image-making, exploring historical and alternative photographic processes.  Their work combined brings a rich palette of color, texture and daring line to the walls of Wilton Library. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Reception open to the public. Exhibition runs through Monday, September 29.