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.
Camp Half-Blood Fun-raiser
Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. POSTPONED. New Date TBA.
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.
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.
Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, Aug. 7, 11 – Noon.
Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See our Innovation Station page for more details. Once intro class is taken, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one-on-one sessions for projects.
Summertime Independent Film Screening: My Brother Jack
Thursday, August 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Writer/director Stephen Dest presents his independent film, My Brother Jack, for this summer screening. The film is a smart psychological drama in which two brothers struggle to come to terms with a horrific childhood tragedy and their own individual choices made that night and the subsequent years that followed. This is Dest’s directorial debut on a feature; he is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. My Brother Jack won (Special Jury Selection) for Best Cinematography at the Napa Valley Film Festival and for Best Director and Best Picture at the 2013 New England Underground Film Festival. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening. Film not rated; intended for mature audiences due to some profanity and violence. There is no charge; registration is recommended.