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Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 28, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 2015 and must be returned by April 6, 2015. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 28, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 2015 and must be returned by April 6, 2015. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, May. 28, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Thursday, May. 28, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

WLA/SCORE – Is Your Business Network a “Low Hanging Fruit?” – Computer & Internet Security

Thursday, May. 28, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Security is a process, not a product. This workshop will cover in plain English and manageable steps, 'best practices' for safeguarding your business computers, network and data. The 1 hour workshop covers: Anti-virus, Wired & Wireless Firewalls, Passwording, Hardware, Maintenance & 'Plugging the holes,' Network, User & Document Access, Business Continuity Planning, Changes in Credit Card Processing. Instructors are Bud Freund and Fredd Fishman.  Bud teaches technology at Bi-Cultural Day School and provides tech support to small businesses, families and corporations including GE, UBS and the YMCA. Fredd Fishman is experienced in all facets of business - from corporate to sole proprietorship. Fredd has recently consulted to CT State representative Caroline Simmons (D) Stamford CT, on cyber security. No charge. Registration required. To register, visit www.scorenorwalk.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May. 29, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Innovation Day

Saturday, May. 30, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement.  People will be able to see demonstrations, presentations, workshops, and exhibitions. No registration required; no fee.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Saturday, May. 30, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Sunday, May. 31, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Introduction to 3D Printing

Monday, Jun. 1, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 1, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended. 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When children are away, the teddy bears will play! Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals to the library, read them a bedtime story, and then kiss your teddy goodnight so they can begin their sleepover. Who knows what mischief our fuzzy friends will get up to at night when the library is closed? Come back the next morning and find out during a special story time! All ages are welcome and don't forget to wear your pajamas when you drop off your teddy!  Drop off: June 2nd between 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pick up and story time: June 3rd from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Teddy Bear Sleepover Pick Up

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Come to the library the morning of Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:15am to find out during a special story time what your fuzzy friends did on their Teddy Bear Sleepover!  

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jun. 4, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to Soldering

Thursday, Jun. 4, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

Author Talk: Charles Dubow—Girl in the Moonlight

Thursday, Jun. 4, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Charles Dubow, author of the acclaimed Indiscretion returns to Wilton Library with a searing tale of love, passion, and obsession — the story of one man's all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching, and elusive woman. Girl in the Moonlight takes the reader from the wooded cottages of the Hamptons to the dining rooms of Upper East Side Manhattan to the glamorous nightlife of Paris and Barcelona.  Dubow is a founding editor of Forbes.com, and was an editor at Businessweek.com. He was educated at Wesleyan University and New York University. See the registration link for more details. Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. 

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Jun. 5, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 5, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Society of Connecticut Sculptors Juried Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, Jun. 5, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Society of Connecticut Sculptors will be exhibiting more than twenty pieces using a variety of styles and media in a juried show.  The Society is a group of artists devoted to exploring sculpture – three dimensional art – which is timeless yet contemporary.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The exhibit runs through Friday, June 26. The reception is open to the public.  

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 6, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Sunday, Jun. 7, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Connecticut's Own Concert: John Lehmann-Haupt

Sunday, Jun. 7, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

John Lehmann-Haupt has been playing guitar since he was five years old. Known equally for his arrangements of popular and traditional songs and for his classical interpretations, he has performed throughout the Northeast and in the homes of such prominent New Yorkers as Tom Brokaw, Madeleine Albright, and Donald Trump. John was a staff instructor at New York’s American Institute of Guitar from 1982 until its 2008 closing, and he continues to teach privately. See the library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Monday, Jun. 8, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 8, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Area Author Affair: Dorothy Hayes – Broken Window

Monday, Jun. 8, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In her latest novel, Broken Window, Dorothy Hayes, a staff writer for local Connecticut newspapers for five years, churns out a mystery about three Wilton High School graduates and their trip into New York in August 1984, when crime is at an all-time high. Dorothy Hayes, a staff writer for local Connecticut newspapers for five years, received an honorary award for her in-depth series on Vietnam Veterans from the Society of Professional Journalists. Murder at the P&Z, based in Wilton, was published in 2012. See the registration link for more details about the speaker. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Clone of Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Wilton Library Readers—Lila

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Lila by Marilynne Robinson. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.

Free Downloads - eBooks and Audiobooks

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Children ages 4 – 6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of June, the focus is on chickens. Registration required; no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Jun. 11, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jun. 11, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Friday, Jun. 12, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 12, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 13, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Sunday, Jun. 14, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Wilton Library Association’s 120th Annual Meeting

Sunday, Jun. 14, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

A brief business meeting will include the election of our new trustees and officers, a celebration of those who are retiring from our Board of Trustees, and the presentation of awards for Wilton Library's outstanding volunteer and staff person of the year. The guest speaker following the general meeting is Maureen Sullivan, a widely recognized leader and educator in the library profession and a former president of the American Library Association. Her talk is on “The Library’s Role in Ensuring a Thriving Community for All.”  A brief reception follows the speaker and the ceremony. Open to the public. Registration encouraged.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 15, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Monday, Jun. 15, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker, two of Wilton Library’s knowledgeable librarians. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. No charge. Registration suggested.

Bending Gravity

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

To start off the Summer Reading Program, “Everything STEMs from Reading,” Wilton Library presents Eric Girardi and “Bending Gravity.” He is a performance artist who exhibits breathtaking mastery of object manipulation including juggling, yoyos and more. His amazing blend of physics and magic will entrance the audience.

Registration required; ages K and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children 8 and older must have caregivers remain in the building. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Thursday, Jun. 18, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Wilton Library’s Ladies Luncheon Fundraiser

Thursday, Jun. 18, 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Guests are invited to join Wilton Library for a Ladies Luncheon with author Elissa Grodin as the invited speaker. Elissa will be discussing her latest novel, Death by Hitchcock, and her family’s connection to the noted director and producer. The program is co-chaired by Priscilla Thors and Saras Nair, M.D., and sponsored by Bankwell in Wilton.  Ticket price is $50 per person and includes a copy of Elissa’s signed book. Proceeds benefit the library.  For tickets visit the event page or call 203-762-3950, ext. 239.  

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jun. 18, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Thursday, Jun. 18, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Friday, Jun. 19, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 19, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Saturday, Jun. 20, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 20, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 22, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Rachel Sanders

Monday, Jun. 22, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

June brings Rachel Sanders to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. Sanders is an artist who works from observation and finds endless possibilities in everyday life. She works from her surroundings inside and out and pushes herself to find new ways of making marks with the tools at hand. Rachel's work is playful, challenging, and absolutely fun. She will work from observation; compiling sketches and notes of her interactions while at Weir Farm. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. 

Area Author Affair: Mark Rubenstein—The Lovers’ Tango

Monday, Jun. 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mark Rubenstein returns to Wilton Library to discuss his latest novel, The Lovers’ Tango.  His talk is entitled “Psychiatry and Fiction.”  Whether his books are inspired by his psychiatric practice, tales from the courtroom where he provided testimony as a forensic expert, or his interviews of bestselling authors for Huffington Post, Rubenstein never has a shortage of ideas.  Inspired by Mark's real-life courtroom experience and the passion of tango, The Lovers' Tango is a page-turning legal thriller with a love story at its heart. It is sure to twist readers’ emotions and leave people second-guessing until the very end. See the registration link on the library’s for more details about the speaker. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk courtesy of Elm Street Books. No charge.  Registration highly recommended.  

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost of $85.00 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950, ext. 243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check for $85.00 made out to the Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks and/or snacks to the class.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost of $85.00 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950, ext. 243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check for $85.00 made out to the Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks and/or snacks to the class.

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Jun. 25, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Friday, Jun. 26, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 26, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 27, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, Jun. 27, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. 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. Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 29, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

VHS-DVD Conversion

Monday, Jun. 29, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Author Talk: Beatriz Williams - Tiny Little Thing

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Over the past three years, New York Times-bestselling author Beatriz Williams has become synonymous with the smart and romantic summer read. The author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and Overseas is back this summer with a story of politics and past secrets that takes place during what should be an idyllic summer on Cape Cod. Q&A and book signing and purchase will follow the talk courtesy of Elm Street Books. No charge. Registration highly recommended.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended. 

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