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Upcoming Events

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Coinciding with Wilton's town Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair, this sale is located out in front of the Library and specializes in great summer "reads" and selections for all ages.  Bargains galore and something for everyone.

AARP Driver Safety Class - CANCELED

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

- CANCELED -

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Summer STEAM: Chemistry Craze

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Need something fun to do on a Monday morning? Be a maker! Join Wilton Library in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. This week we will break water and make our own batteries. For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Karen Bright

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

July brings Karen Bright to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Karen's work comments on the fragile structure of our world. Recent explorations include visual interpretations of our changing environment whether occurring naturally, through Acts of God, or as a relational outcome of the larger human experience. In her work, one may see rendered geologic, organic, and fossil-like forms evolve, used as a means to communicate a historical narrative, or to suggest a future construct.   See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Fruit Smoothies for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  Then finish by making a fruit smoothie to enjoy! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 24, 2018- Planet Sun Catcher. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Three

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. This week's story is "Now More Than Ever" by Zadie Smith. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Children’s Museum—Phases of the Moon

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for a wonderful program that combines Science and Fun. Parents have read stories to their children like Goodnight Moon and Papa Please get the Moon for Me but in this special program by the Children's Museum of Hartford, Pre-K kids will learn about the phases of the Moon and lots of fun facts. Registration required. Program is for Pre-K children. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Is It Magic or Science? For Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Balloons that don't pop? Water that disappears immediately? Non-magnetic objects floating toward each other? The Discover Museum will demonstrate the tricks behind the 'magic' and show you the true science of it all! Supported by the Amadeo Family. For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Movie Theater Thursdays—Monsters vs. Aliens

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Monsters vs. Aliens, rated PG, 94 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 -8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Wonderstruck

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Wonderstruck, rated PG, 117 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Steve Kazlauskas croons the best of Sinatra in this crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation. This will be his 6th straight year and the final performance in the library’s 18th year of free concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Space Crafts

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Appointment Hours: 1:00PM - 6:16PM. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org.   Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her sophomore year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short “Saving Me” has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Python Level I

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Python Level I

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Henna for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  The second part of this session focuses on the ancient art of Henna. Garima Agarwal will talk about its history and symbolism, then let you try out a henna design on yourself or a friend! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 31, 2018- Space Mobile. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

College Essay Workshop

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

College admissions consultant Beth Manners is offering a college essay workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st. Beth will introduce the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. She'll review ideas, drafts and help brainstorm. Students should bring laptops or notebooks for this working session. For rising seniors only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Parents welcome to bring college questions and sit on the sidelines.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Four

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. 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 RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Python Level I

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Wonderful Wednesdays: A Visit from Green Hill Farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for a fun program with Tyrell from Green Hill Farm. He will share science facts about animals in space and demonstrate how a weather balloon works. And as always, there will be various creatures to pet and have fun with! For kids Pre-K and up, registration required. Caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Paper Bridge Challenge for Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Students entering grades 6 - 9, come challenge yourself and compete against others! Using only paper, you'll create a bridge that can span a given distance and support its own weight. Explore the strength of paper and learn about shapes that make for strong buildings. Compete to see which bridge can handle the most weight. Workshop run by the Discovery Museum. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Limited space. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays— Cat from Outer Space

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Cat from Outer Space, rated G, 104 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Python Level I

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Peter Rabbit

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

ids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Peter Rabbit, rated PG, 95 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Python Level II

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Food Science for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Science with an infusion of food, what could be better! Join us for the afternoon to experiment, learn and have fun! We'll explore Taste versus Smell, what happens when you leave an ingredient out of a recipe, food reactions to temperature and more. For students entering grades 6-8. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Jazz Idiom and Modern Musicals Concert

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a musical treat with two talented performers -- Will Comer on the piano and vocalist, Caitlin Witty.   Will is an accordionist and pianist studying jazz piano performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  He has performed in a variety of settings such as a cocktail hour pianist, ballet accompanist, classical accompanist, improv comedy accompanist, pop-punk band synth player and street musician.   Caitlin Witty, a national YoungArts finalist, will be a senior at Webster University's Conservatory for Theatre Arts. In addition to performing, Caitlin has spent her last two summers teaching and directing children's theater at the Wiremill Academy in Georgetown. Space limited. Advanced registration strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Python Level I

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! Registration required.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

Summer STEAM: Master Engineer

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Need something fun to do on a Monday morning? Be a maker! Join Wilton Library in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. This week we will create our own marble runs and launch rockets. For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Meditation, Mindfulness and Wind Chimes for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  Afterwards, you'll make a wind chime using shells, wood and other materials to bring home and enjoy.  For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. Aug. 7 – Galaxy in a Bottle. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Five

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. 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 RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Animal Embassy's Alien Invaders

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Animal Embassy will be bringing several live Alien Invaders for kids to see and learn about. Their 'aliens' are animals who were once family pets, but somehow were released into the wild. Kids will learn about the challenges that these aliens face in foreign lands as well as the problems they create. Learn about creatures such as a Burmese python who came all the way from Asia to Florida. See Cane Toads, Green Iguanas, Red Eared Slider Turtles and a Monk Parakeet who should be in Brazil, but migrated to Connecticut. For kids in Kindergarten and up, registration required. Caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mason Jar Beach Glass Votives for Teens

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and spend an hour with us creating a beach glass votive out of a mason jar. We will use beautiful hues of green and blue glass pebbles to create a mosaic effect. Add a battery powered candle light and you have a votive for your summer patio or picnic table. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays— Zathura

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Zathura, rated PG, 101 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Movie Theater Thursdays— Wall-E

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Wall-E, rated G, 98 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Solder a Night Light for 7th & 8th Graders

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come learn the basics of soldering and use that new knowledge to make an Automatic Night Light. For students entering 7th & 8th grades. Space is limited, sign up is required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

Coding for Teens

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Coding for Teens

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. Aug. 14 – Alien Ship. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for two creative afternoons (Tuesday, 8/14 and Thursday, 8/16). We'll paint, decoupage and produce a one-of-a-kind bird house using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Coding for Teens

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Six

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. 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 RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Mad Science – Marvels of Motion

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Sir Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we’ll harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jet packs and even a rocket-propelled car! This show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. For grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays— Muppets from Space

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Muppets from Space, rated G, 88 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Coding for Teens

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Movie Theater Thursdays— Aliens Ate My Homework

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Aliens Ate My Homework, rated PG, 90 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for two creative afternoons (Tuesday, 8/14 and Thursday, 8/16). We'll paint, decoupage and produce a one-of-a-kind bird house using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

WLA/SCORE: Profit from Keywords

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will provide business owners with the tools they need to find and profit from the keywords their customers search on Google. Go through the process to find what your ideal customer wants and how to apply that to your website, social media posts and videos. Learn how to create guides that will help your customers and position your business as an expert to give you a competitive edge. 

Speaker Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration required. No charge. 

Space Crafts

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Coding for Teens

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Summer STEAM: It’s Electric

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Need something fun to do on a Monday morning? Be a maker! Join Wilton Library in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. This week we will be making our own flashlights. For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Galaxy Crafts—Galaxy Stones

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. Aug. 21 - Galaxy Stones. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

SAT, ACT & PSAT Testing for High School Students

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Take a free practice test for the SAT, ACT or PSAT! C2 Education of Wilton will administer the test -- you decide which one. Afterwards, you can schedule an appointment with C2. They'll give you the written results and review your test, section by section. If you then want to hire them for tutoring, you can make arrangements directly with C2 Education. Registration required. Space limited. Please indicate which test you wish to take. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

Wonderful Wednesdays: Living in Space

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and see a program from the Connecticut Science Center. What does it take to stay protected in space? Investigate various dangers that astronauts encounter and how they overcome them. Use a Geiger counter to safely measure radioactive materials and see how objects behave in a vacuum.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for Grades 3 to 5. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Paint It Up for Teens!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Teens and tweens entering grades 6-12, come join us and let your creative juices flow! We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays— Spark: A Space Tail

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Spark: A Space Tail, rated PG, 92 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Movie Theater Thursdays— Sherlock Gnomes

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Sherlock Gnomes, rated PG, 96 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: MaryEllen Hendricks

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

August brings MaryEllen Hendricks to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. MaryEllen is a photographer specializing in landscape photography, primarily using primitive and 19th century techniques including the use of large format cameras. Most recently, her work has coalesced around the concept of 'thin places' - physical places and times of day in which the physical world hints at the presence of the spiritual.   See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Harry Potter Camp Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Summer is coming to an end and it's almost time to go back to school. Harry Potter is always happy to leave the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts. This year, you can go, too! At Wilton Library, we will be hosting a fundraiser commemorating 21 years of Harry Potter. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Children will be sorted into the four houses and attend a variety of magical classes and fun activities. They will search for magical artifacts guarded by fearsome creatures; learn about the Science of Divinations from Professor Trelawney, and much more. There will also be a visit with the Head Dragon Wrangler from House Slytherin!  Lunch donated by Wilton's own Pinocchio Pizza. Advance registration required in person; $50 per child. Inquiries: 203-762-6336. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family!

Registration Closed

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Wilton Library Readers : The Portrait of a Lady and Mrs. Osmond

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses two books this month: The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James, and Mrs. Osmond, by John Banville. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Early buyers with $5 admission on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 to 10 am. Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

19th Annual Ladies' Soirée

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Books, Bubbles and Bling
Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, silent auction
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library

Admission: $65

Save the Date! Join us for Wilton Library’s signature event for local women, celebrating its 19th successful year. And we have added an extra hour this year!! This year’s theme…Books, Bubbles and Bling! Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy wonderful food, fantastic silent auction items, along with fun opportunities to further support the Library. Our event chairs are hard at work to create another special evening for you. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect.

Wilton Library Readers : Pachinko

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Pachinko by Min Jin Lee this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Wilton Library Readers : The Door

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Door by Magda Szabo this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00am to Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. This year, the sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs.  All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items.  All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 3, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Library Readers : Autumn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Autumn by Ali Smith this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday; Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

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