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Upcoming Children's Events

Python Coding for Ages 11-14

Saturday, January 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all kids aged 11- 14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python! - Nope not that deadly snake but a programming language that drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. 

Samik's bio: My name is Samik Wangneo and I am a sophomore at Wilton High School. I am an Honor student currently taking AP Computer Science and have been coding for 5 years. I co-founded a non-profit organization, School of Code, with the mission of teaching coding and getting students interested in computer science. I play the piano and am a ranked junior tennis player. I am also a member of the Robotics club at my school.

Classes will be via Zoom hosted by Wilton Library every Saturday @11 am - 12 pm starting January 23 and will run for 5 weeks. Registration is on a first come first serve basis - once signed up for the first session you are signed up for all sessions. Zoom links are sent out shortly before the start of the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Fairfield County Libraries Chess Tournament - Winter 2021

Saturday, January 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Four historic libraries in Fairfield County will battle over the chessboard on 1/23/2021! The Wilton, Ridgefield, South Norwalk and Mark Twain libraries will all compete with a championship as their objective. Students from these libraries have been practicing relentlessly with professional chess coaches. The matches will be played through Chess.com. The winner of this tournament will receive a chess trophy so that it can be displayed in their library. If you are interested in representing Wilton Library in this tournament, email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Book Bingo

Monday, January 25, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to join in the reading Bingo fun this winter! Girl Scout Emily Johnson has provided the library with a set of Bingo cards you can print at home and complete. Emily will send anyone who completes a bingo a prize. Submissions will be accepted through February 15th. For more details email emilyjohnsongoldaward@gmail.com.  Click here to print.

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, January 25, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Firefighter Story Time Live

Tuesday, January 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, January 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School who already know the basics of chess are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. To register for this program, please email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, January 27, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 28, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess for Beginners

Thursday, January 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Ryan.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. Registration is required for each session, no fee. Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Python Coding for Ages 11-14

Saturday, January 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all kids aged 11- 14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python! - Nope not that deadly snake but a programming language that drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. 

Samik's bio: My name is Samik Wangneo and I am a sophomore at Wilton High School. I am an Honor student currently taking AP Computer Science and have been coding for 5 years. I co-founded a non-profit organization, School of Code, with the mission of teaching coding and getting students interested in computer science. I play the piano and am a ranked junior tennis player. I am also a member of the Robotics club at my school.

Classes will be via Zoom hosted by Wilton Library every Saturday @11 am - 12 pm starting January 23 and will run for 5 weeks. Registration is on a first come first serve basis - once signed up for the first session you are signed up for all sessions. Zoom links are sent out shortly before the start of the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, February 1, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, February 2, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School who already know the basics of chess are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. To register for this program, please email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 3, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Junk Drawer STEM

Wednesday, February 3, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 4 – 6 are invited to explore STEM concepts. Each week we will conduct two experiments using various common household items. This week we will explore properties of matter and acids and bases. Supplies you need are: empty plastic bottle with small neck, balloon, thumbtack/push pin, effervescent tablet (AlkaSeltzer), 3 clear cups, ice cubes, water, scraps of paper, pen/pencil. Participants must register for each class, space is limited. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 4, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Python Coding for Ages 11-14

Saturday, February 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all kids aged 11- 14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python! - Nope not that deadly snake but a programming language that drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. 

Samik's bio: My name is Samik Wangneo and I am a sophomore at Wilton High School. I am an Honor student currently taking AP Computer Science and have been coding for 5 years. I co-founded a non-profit organization, School of Code, with the mission of teaching coding and getting students interested in computer science. I play the piano and am a ranked junior tennis player. I am also a member of the Robotics club at my school.

Classes will be via Zoom hosted by Wilton Library every Saturday @11 am - 12 pm starting January 23 and will run for 5 weeks. Registration is on a first come first serve basis - once signed up for the first session you are signed up for all sessions. Zoom links are sent out shortly before the start of the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Padawan Training

Saturday, February 6, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  In honor of "Take your Child to the Library Day" Wilton Library will be hosting a Padawan training Zoom program performed by the Saber Guild Kessel Temple.  The performers are professional, immersed in their characters, and well-rehearsed so children will feel like they are truly using the force. The program is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children should have a toy Light saber, or anything Light saber like (pool noodle, ruler).

Registration required, the link will be sent the morning of the program.Questions, contact Lesley Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Book Club

Saturday, February 6, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you looking to find new books to read? Are you looking to connect with other kids during this pandemic? If so, you’re in luck! Join Girl Scout Emily Johnson’s Virtual Book Club! This book club is open to all students entering grades 4-7, and will meet bi-monthly on Saturdays at 1:00 EST. Sign up below or contact emilyjohnsongoldaward@gmail.com with any questions! 

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, February 8, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Chess Club

Tuesday, February 9, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kids in Kindergarten through High School who already know the basics of chess are invited to join this virtual chess class.  Each week students will learn new strategies and then pair up using Chess.com to practice playing. Students must create a chess.com username prior to the start of class. To register for this program, please email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Matthew Shirvell is the instructor for this class. Matthew has been playing chess since he was 3 years old and has been teaching chess for over 5 years.  He currently teaches group and private lessons in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, South Norwalk, Storrs, and countless other towns.  He teaches new learners as well as experienced tournament players.

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 10, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Junk Drawer STEM

Wednesday, February 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 4 – 6 are invited to explore STEM concepts. Each week we will conduct two experiments using various common household items. This week we will explore  forces and motion. Supplies you need are: clear large-mouth plastic jar (empty PB jar or mayonnaise jar), small bouncy ball, drinking straw, scissors, ruler, sewing needle/straight pin, toothpick/paper clip, 2 birthday candles, tape, 2 drinking glasses, match/lighter. **PLEASE NOTE – parental supervision is required this week**  Participants must register for each class, space is limited. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Police Officer Story Time

Thursday, February 11, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 11, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

Python Coding for Ages 11-14

Saturday, February 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all kids aged 11- 14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python! - Nope not that deadly snake but a programming language that drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. 

Samik's bio: My name is Samik Wangneo and I am a sophomore at Wilton High School. I am an Honor student currently taking AP Computer Science and have been coding for 5 years. I co-founded a non-profit organization, School of Code, with the mission of teaching coding and getting students interested in computer science. I play the piano and am a ranked junior tennis player. I am also a member of the Robotics club at my school.

Classes will be via Zoom hosted by Wilton Library every Saturday @11 am - 12 pm starting January 23 and will run for 5 weeks. Registration is on a first come first serve basis - once signed up for the first session you are signed up for all sessions. Zoom links are sent out shortly before the start of the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 17, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Junk Drawer STEM

Wednesday, February 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 4 – 6 are invited to explore STEM concepts. Each week we will conduct two experiments using various common household items. This week we will explore  energy and structural design. Supplies you need are: plastic or foam cup with rim, something to weigh down the cup (has to fit in bottom), rubber bands, table edge, tape, action figure or small toy, ruler, index cards, pencil, scissors, heavy book. Participants must register for each class, space is limited. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 18, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

More Zooming Child-Adult Zentangle Fun

Thursday, February 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Calling all artists and doodlers!  If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren’t a good artist, this is the program for you.  Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. So join us and share some time with your favorite grown-up!  

Whether or not you joined us for previous classes, this program is for you!  We will be doing different tangles and this class will work equally well for first-timers and those who have a bit more experience.  

See registration link for more details.

Python Coding for Ages 11-14

Saturday, February 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all kids aged 11- 14 years for a fun-filled and educational session of Python! - Nope not that deadly snake but a programming language that drives all cool computer programs at companies like Google and Facebook. Learning to code in Python is like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no prior programming experience. 

Samik's bio: My name is Samik Wangneo and I am a sophomore at Wilton High School. I am an Honor student currently taking AP Computer Science and have been coding for 5 years. I co-founded a non-profit organization, School of Code, with the mission of teaching coding and getting students interested in computer science. I play the piano and am a ranked junior tennis player. I am also a member of the Robotics club at my school.

Classes will be via Zoom hosted by Wilton Library every Saturday @11 am - 12 pm starting January 23 and will run for 5 weeks. Registration is on a first come first serve basis - once signed up for the first session you are signed up for all sessions. Zoom links are sent out shortly before the start of the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Book Club

Saturday, February 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you looking to find new books to read? Are you looking to connect with other kids during this pandemic? If so, you’re in luck! Join Girl Scout Emily Johnson’s Virtual Book Club! This book club is open to all students entering grades 4-7, and will meet bi-monthly on Saturdays at 1:00 EST. Sign up below or contact emilyjohnsongoldaward@gmail.com with any questions! 

Ready Readers Live!

Monday, February 22, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join in some story time fun! We will read two stories and have some chat time. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the program. Email contact for questions  aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Firefighter Story Time Live

Tuesday, February 23, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Zooming Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 1-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Junk Drawer STEM

Wednesday, February 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in grades 4 – 6 are invited to explore STEM concepts. Each week we will conduct two experiments using various common household items. This week we will explore radioactivity and thermodynamics. Supplies you need are: M&M’s, paper towel, paper, pencil, plastic cup, bowl, ice, water, glass bottle with narrow neck, coin (has to be bigger that mouth of bottle).  Participants must register for each class, space is limited. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the program. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 25, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will enjoy a fun storytime with music, puppets, picture books and nursery rhymes. Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting the morning of the program. For more details email Mrs. Keogh at lkeogh@wiltonlibrary.org

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