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Upcoming Events

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 5, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 6, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker. Week One: "To Sunland," by Lauren Groff (Zoom)

Wednesday, July 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 8th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & July 27th. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion.

The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.

See registration link for more details.

Juggling with Jason Tardy

Wednesday, July 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This show is a heady mix of high-energy juggling and crazy offbeat comedy. Jason's fearlessness and constant funny banter makes his show a must for audiences of all ages. For children in grades K and up.Registration required. Please register all attendees. Masks recommended

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 7, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring The Metaphors of Robert Frost

Thursday, July 7, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world, ” reads the epitaph on Robert Frost's gravestone.  Love for the world he certainly had and it is marvelously captured in the stunning yet direct metaphors of his poetry. That he quarreled with the confusions and pains of life on this planet is also seen and heard in the fierce ironies in many of his poems. Some critics complained that his folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.

See registration link for more details.

Snap Circuits for Kids

Thursday, July 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Your creations will whistle, flash and fly.  Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap!  Beginners welcome.  

For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required for each individual session.  Masks recommended. 

Summer Music Concert Series featuring Over Easy

Thursday, July 7, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Over Easy is the Fairfield County-based pop-rock trio once again kicking off Wilton Library's Summer Music & More Concert Series in the Brubeck Room on Thursday, July 7.  "We love it best when we're in a concert-type setting and the crowd is there just to hear us. We stay engaged with them, talking between songs and keeping everybody involved," explains Mark Holleran, singer, pianist and guitarist with the band.  Over Easy covers music from the '50's, the British invasion era and early 70's classics that are often forgotten.  Some of those songs include classics like "Red Rubber Ball," "98.6," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Ruby Tuesday."  Holleran says that the Beatles are among their chief musical influences in terms of sound and vocal harmonies.  "We love singing and playing," he says.  "It never feels like work."

Over Easy was founded by bass player and singer Steve Cinque, who's from Stratford.  Drummer Jim Zembruski, from Easton, joined and recommended Holleran, who was an old high school friend. They receive rave reviews for their ability to cater their sound to their listeners.

Free and open to the public. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by Village Market. Registration not required. First come, first served. For more information, please contact asato@wiltonlibrary.org.

Children's Garden Club

Friday, July 8, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

The Annual Summer Show Art Exhibition & Reception

Friday, July 8, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Annual Summer Show Art Exhibition is open to all adult Wilton artists.  Reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through August 29.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Food Explorers: Four Fold Quesadillas for Teens

Tuesday, July 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Food Explorers for a fun hour of cooking! You’ll create your own Tik Tok inspired Four Fold Quesadillas, which can be made sweet or savory with four different fillings, and you’ll play a round of Grocery Games to see if you can design a meal for a family while sticking to a budget! Recipe is nut free but may contain dairy. 

This program is for rising 6-12 graders only. Registration required.

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 12, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Author Talk: Debbie Babitt - First Victim (Zoom)

Tuesday, July 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"A taut, visceral thriller. From the first page to the last, First Victim grabs you by the throat and hurtles you forward in a breathless need for answers, as the twists and turns keep coming. Buckle up for a wild ride."

― Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before She Disappeared

See registration link for more details.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker. Week Two: Title to be announced (Zoom)

Wednesday, July 13, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 8th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & July 27th. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion.

The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.    

Online registration.  Registration is limited.  Must have a Zoom account.  We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.  You must register for each individual session.  Please note that the Zoom link for each week's session will come by email from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2. 

Bring the Hoopla!

Wednesday, July 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering Kindergarten and up are invited to join BringtheHoopla to see an awesome display of hula-hooping, and learn how to do some hooping themselves!  Registration required. Please register all attendees. Masks recommended.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring The Metaphors of Robert Frost

Thursday, July 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world, ” reads the epitaph on Robert Frost's gravestone.  Love for the world he certainly had and it is marvelously captured in the stunning yet direct metaphors of his poetry. That he quarreled with the confusions and pains of life on this planet is also seen and heard in the fierce ironies in many of his poems. Some critics complained that his folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.

See registration link for more details.

STEM with SingulTech: Build a Bridge

Thursday, July 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's high school Robotics team, and have fun with STEM concepts this July! 

This week: build a bridge with popsicle sticks and compete to make yours the strongest structure.

For students in rising Grades 5-8. Registration is recommended.

Make Your Own Squishies!

Thursday, July 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Craft a cute memory foam friend. Help yourself to precut shapes or make them from scratch. Wear clothes to paint in.  For kids entering grades 4-6. Registration required.  

Masks recommended for all participants.

Summer Music Concert Series featuring Echoes of Sinatra

Thursday, July 14, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join us in the Brubeck Room for this very popular event in the Summer Music Concert Series.  Echoes of Sinatra presents the vocal stylings of Steven Kazlauskas with Chris Martirano on keyboard, Tony Traina on drums, and Keith Gurland on horns, paying homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra. The show delivers songs and stories about this iconic performer.

Steve Kazlauskas started his apprenticeship many years ago by listening to Sinatra's recording, studying his phrasing, diction and approach and feeling the sense of what the writer intended to say.  Steve knows how to perform songs in the Sinatra style while bringing his own style and voice to the table.  

DIY Bath Bombs

Friday, July 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Summer is a great time to relax. Stop by the Brubeck Room to mix up your very own bath bomb. We'll provide the molds, materials, dyes, and scents, and you can come create a one-of-a-kind relaxing craft. 

Supplies are limited and registration is recommended. This program is for rising 6-12 graders.

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Tales to Tails

Saturday, July 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. 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. As they improve their literacy skills, they're not just learning how to read, they're learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.  Masks recommended for all participants.  

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us for the next CT Poetry Society workshop at the library. All that is required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.

Registration is required. Register online at www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334. 

Summer Nutmeg Book Discussion

Monday, July 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades 4-6 in the fall can get ready for the Nutmeg award by joining us to discuss The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman.  When Kate's rich, irresponsible, absentee uncle gives her a steam train for her 11th birthday, she is off on the adventure of a lifetime, and she just might make the world a better place along the way. Read the book on your own, then join us to talk all about it.  

Registration required. Masks recommended for all participants.  

Firefighter Story Time

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Firefighters for an interactive, in-person story time.  Firefighters will read stories and children will have the opportunity to ask questions. We will also see the fire truck! Registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 19, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Storytelling...Anon: A Story Sharing Circle

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a casual evening of oral storytelling.  Come with a story to share, or feel free to just sit back and listen.  Whether you have been telling stories for years, or are just getting started with storytelling, all are welcome!  Registration recommended.  

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker. Week Three: Title to be announced (Zoom)

Wednesday, July 20, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 8th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & July 27th. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion.

The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.    

Online registration.  Registration is limited.  Must have a Zoom account.  We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.  You must register for each individual session.  Please note that the Zoom link for each week's session will come by email from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Maritime Aquarium Touch Tank

Wednesday, July 20, 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Children entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join the Maritime Aquarium for a chance to see and touch marine animals.  There will be a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, snails, whelks, and clams.  This hands-on learning experience will enchant children and adults alike.

Registration required. Please register all attendees.

Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Maritime Aquarium Touch Tank

Wednesday, July 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Children entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join the Maritime Aquarium for a chance to see and touch marine animals.  There will be a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, snails, whelks, and clams.  This hands-on learning experience will enchant children and adults alike.Registration required. Please register all attendees.Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring The Metaphors of Robert Frost

Thursday, July 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world, ” reads the epitaph on Robert Frost's gravestone.  Love for the world he certainly had and it is marvelously captured in the stunning yet direct metaphors of his poetry. That he quarreled with the confusions and pains of life on this planet is also seen and heard in the fierce ironies in many of his poems. Some critics complained that his folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.

See registration link for more details.

STEM with SingulTech: Paper Plane Challenge

Thursday, July 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's high school Robotics team, and have fun with STEM concepts this July! 

This week: use your creativity and engineering ingenuity to design the most agile paper airplane. 

For students in rising Grades 5-8. Registration is recommended.

Intro to Improv

Thursday, July 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades 4-6 will enjoy a supportive, non-judgmental introduction to on-the-spot acting.  Unscripted theater builds creativity, openness, relaxation, and confidence. And it’s fun! 

Registration required. Masks recommended.

Summer Music Concert Series featuring Captain Obvious

Thursday, July 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 21, at 5pm for the third concert in our Summer Music Concert Series in the Brubeck Room. Captain Obvious is a well-known local all-star cover band featuring Wilton's Andy Schlesinger, John Taylor, Dan Berg, Mike Oliver and Dave Valle. These Wilton Rocks for Food favorites will play a set of widely recognizable songs designed to have you singing along and dancing.  Long time veterans of the local music scene, the band has played together since 2015. Come enjoy some great music by local talent!

Free and open to the public. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by Village Market. Registration not required. First come, first served. For more information, please contact asato@wiltonlibrary.org.

Children's Garden Club

Friday, July 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wilton Library holds its popular Summer Sidewalk Book Sale on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Wilton Street Fair & Sidewalk Sale. The sale offers gently-used books great for beach and summer vacation reading, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, art and photography, paperbacks, and so much more. Shoppers will also find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale stretching from one end of the library’s front lawn to the other.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to adults. The book sale moves inside to the library's Gallery from Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, during library operating hours. 

Zentangle Art Workshop

Monday, July 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Amy, Wilton Library‘s certified Zentangle instructor, as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle art session. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns.

Suitable for anyone who doesn’t believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. All supplies provided. 

Registration required with $5 materials fee payable at time of registration. Your spot in class is not reserved until payment is received. 

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 26, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

College Essay Workshop

Tuesday, July 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

College admissions consultants Beth and Tim Manners are offering this college essay workshop for rising high school seniors.

They will introduce the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. They'll review ideas, drafts and help brainstorm. Students should bring laptops or notebooks for this working session.

Registration required.  This workshop is for students, but parents are welcome to bring questions and sit on the sidelines.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker. Week Four: Title to be announced (Zoom)

Wednesday, July 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 8th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & July 27th. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion.

The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.    

Online registration.  Registration is limited.  Must have a Zoom account.  We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.  You must register for each individual session.  Please note that the Zoom link for each week's session will come by email from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

Curious Creatures

Wednesday, July 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join us to welcome Curious Creatures.  They will provide a hands-on, interactive and fun presentation that will leave participants with new respect and appreciation for exotic and unusual animals.  The program includes interesting facts and stories about the creatures in an educational and entertaining environment.

Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Masks recommended.

Registration required. Please register all attendees.

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, July 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for students entering grades 6-12 who have an interest in Rocketry. 

Day 1 (Wednesday, 7/27) you'll learn about the science of rockets and then build your own. Day 2 (Thursday, 7/28) we'll at meet at Allen's Meadows to launch them, weather permitting.

Ray DePaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor.

Registration required. 

Turf to Tap: How Your Lawn Impacts Your Drinking Water

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for an interesting talk by the Norwalk River Watershed Association's Jayme Soyak.  Over 50 million acres of land in the continental US has some form of lawn on it. Unfortunately, lawns provide little to no habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Lawns are often treated with fertilizers and pesticides and toxins from pesticides which end up in our wetlands, rivers, and the Sound, and their root systems are too shallow to effectively filter storm water runoff. Neighborhoods around Wilton are starting to rethink their lawns. The Norwalk River Watershed held three landowner forums throughout the summer, facilitating discussions around lawn to meadow conversion, dam removal and riparian buffers, and No Mow May and pollinator habitats. Join the Norwalk River Watershed Association for a culmination of these three events, highlighting the impacts of lawn management in the Comstock Brook Watershed.

Jayme Soyak is an AmeriCorps volunteer serving the Norwalk River Watershed Association as their Land Stewardship and Community Engagement Coordinator. One of Jayme's projects was to create a landowner outreach program which led to the development of the Turf to Tap programming. Jayme is also a Master's student at Antioch University studying International Sustainable Development and Climate Change.

See registration link for more details.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring The Metaphors of Robert Frost

Thursday, July 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world, ” reads the epitaph on Robert Frost's gravestone.  Love for the world he certainly had and it is marvelously captured in the stunning yet direct metaphors of his poetry. That he quarreled with the confusions and pains of life on this planet is also seen and heard in the fierce ironies in many of his poems. Some critics complained that his folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.

See registration link for more details.

Snap Circuits for Kids

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

Your creations will whistle, flash and fly.  Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap!  Beginners welcome.  

For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required for each individual session.  Masks recommended. 

Summer Music Concert Series featuring Billy and the Showmen

Thursday, July 28, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 28, at 5pm for the final concert in our 2022 Summer Music Concert Series.  Established more than fifty years ago by band leader Billy Frenz, Billy and the Showmen has earned its reputation as one of Connecticut's most enduring Rhythm & Blues bands. The band has thrilled audiences across the Northeast with hard-driving R&B, Soul, and Funk from the '60's, 70's and 80's across over five decades. Having formed the original group as a four-piece band, Billy now leads a dynamic 11-piece group.  Come and enjoy high impact entertainment from the enduring Billy and the Showmen.

Free and open to the public. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by Village Market. Registration not required. First come, first served. For more information, please contact asato@wiltonlibrary.org.

STEM with SingulTech: Oobleck

Friday, July 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Singularity Technology, Wilton Library's high school Robotics team, and have fun with STEM concepts this July! 

This week: put your mad scientist hat on and learn how to make a weird substance called Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid.

For students in rising Grades 5-8. Registration is recommended.

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, August 2, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, August 3, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, August 3, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2. 

Mr. Magic

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

Kids entering grades K-6 and their families are invited to meet Mr. Magic! He blends magic, storytelling, music, comedy, and audience participation.  Masks recommended.

Registration required.  Please register all attendees.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, August 4, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Children's Garden Club

Friday, August 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, August 9, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, August 10, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Drumming About You with Bob Bloom

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

BOB BLOOM is shipping a cargo of colorful and lovable drums to the Dave Brubeck Room for everyone to get their hands on deck. You’ll be a crewmate with BB as he launches legendary songs with flowing melodies and gratifying beats. For children entering grades kindergarten and up in the fall. Masks recommended.

Registration required. Please register each attendee.

Guppy Gathering

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

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, August 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Children's Garden Club

Friday, August 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, September 7, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2.