Skip to content Skip to navigation
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, Apr. 28, 8:00 PM

Features more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to public: Sunday, April 26: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, silent auction

Silent Auction Items for 2015

Monday, April 27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. books ½ price
Tuesday, April 28: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per bag. 

 

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 27, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Money Management for 3rd and 4th Graders

Monday, Apr. 27, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

It's never too early to start saving and in this program children will learn how and why to save their birthday money or allowances. What is a savings and checking account? Why put money in the bank? What is interest? With the help of some fun videos and books, as well as a visit from a People's United Bank representative, your child will be on their way to managing their money wisely. This is a two-part program: April 27 and May 4. Sponsored by People's United Bank. Registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Effi Briest

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane. Thomas Mann is reported to have said in 1919 that Effi Briest  belonged among the six most significant novels ever written.    This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 fee.

Boutonniere and Corsage Making Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Prom and wedding season is fast approaching. This year, instead of ordering a boutonniere or corsage, learn how to make your own.  Sue Wall from the Wilton Garden Club will give you hands-on instruction and send you home with one of each. Class size limited. Registration required.  Sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club and Wilton Library.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 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.

Chemistry of Cooking and Candy

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Have you ever wondered about the chemistry of cooking? In this five-part program, kids will watch and participate as we investigate Dairy Science, Leavening Science, Reactive Science and others. See Mentos explode! Make your own Marshmallows! Create Rock Candy Crystals! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; grades 3-6. Signing up for first date automatically registers you for all 5 sessions

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Apr. 30, 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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Apr. 30, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Poetry Series exploring T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' on April 9, 16, 23, and 30. 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. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at the Circulation Desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Apr. 30, 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. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Apr. 30, 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, Apr. 30, 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.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, Apr. 30, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Wilton Library’s Beyond Words Benefit

Friday, May. 1, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Beyond Words is Wilton Library's annual spring benefit with honorary chairs, Chris and Tish Brubeck. Please join us for a festive evening with spectacular southern –inspired cuisine by AMG Catering; unique silent and live auction items; open bar and bourbon tasting lounge, and entertaining auctioneer Ira Joe Fisher.  Cocktail attire — Derby Style is encouraged.  For tickets, sponsorship and donation information, please visit the event website or call Robin Axness at 203-762-3950, ext. 216. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Amadeo Family and sponsors Fairfield County Bank, Gregory and Adams, P.C. Michael P. Kaelin and Cummings & Lockwood LLC, and media sponsor, Wilton Magazine. 

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May. 2, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Come and help us celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books at the Wilton Library. Kids who come to the Children's Library will receive a free comic book. Sponsored by Cave Comics of Newtown CT. No registration; no fee. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May. 2, 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.

Create a Fairy Doll Workshop

Saturday, May. 2, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come to Wilton Library and create a Fairy Doll. These magical little crafts are made from pipe cleaners, ribbon, tissue and wooden beads and they are just as much fun to make as they are to play with. Mix and match the colors of their hair, dresses and accessories. Mrs. Keogh will be in the room to assist during the workshop. Drop in; no registration required. Suggested for kids in grades K and up. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Sunday, May. 3, 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. 

VHS-DVD Conversion

Monday, May. 4, 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.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Monday, May. 4, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to Wilton Library’s monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.  TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends.  Newcomers always welcome! If this is your first time coming to TAB, please fill out an application (can be accessed online) and bring it with you.  Applications will also be available at the meeting. Registration is recommended. This is the last session of the school year. Call for details (203)762-3950, ext. 224 or email Jennifer Walker, Teen Services Assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

Money Management for 3rd and 4th Graders

Monday, May. 4, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

It's never too early to start saving and in this program children will learn how and why to save their birthday money or allowances. What is a savings and checking account? Why put money in the bank? What is interest? With the help of some fun videos and books, as well as a visit from a People's United Bank representative, your child will be on their way to managing their money wisely. This is a two-part program: April 27 and May 4. Sponsored by People's United Bank. Registration required.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Monday, May. 4, 6:00 PM to 7:00 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.

Reel Mondays: Our Nixon

Monday, May. 4, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for a thought-provoking documentary brought to you by the League of Women Voters and Wilton Library. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting Super 8 movies and rare footage captured by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, Nixon’s aides.  Q & A will be moderated by Bill Harris. Refreshments served. No charge. Co-sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and Wilton Library. Registration recommended. 

VHS-DVD Conversion

Tuesday, May. 5, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May. 5, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, May. 5, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, May. 5, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Wednesday, May. 6, 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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May. 6, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May. 6, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 fee.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 6, 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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, May. 6, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Lego® Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 7, 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. 7, 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. 7, 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.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, May. 7, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Author Talk: Three Many Cooks, One Mom, Two Daughters & Three Kitchens - Pam Anderson, Maggy Keet & Sharon Damelio

Thursday, May. 7, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 “Three Many Cooks” bloggers, Pam Anderson and her daughters, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio, discuss their newest collaboration—Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters—Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith & Family. Acclaimed cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters reflect on events large and small, collective memories and the well-loved recipes that get them through life.  See library’s registration link for more details about the authors. Q&A and book signing following the talk courtesy of Elm Street Books.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Friday, May. 8, 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.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, May. 8, 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, May. 8, 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

Gardens & Abstractions: Jay Petrow Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, May. 8, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Westport abstract painter and landscape designer, Jay Petrow, shows his recent abstract expressionist paintings alongside photographs and drawings of his landscape designs.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Reception open to the public. Exhibit runs through Saturday, May 30.

Farm to Table for Kids

Saturday, May. 9, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Children ages 4 and up and their caregivers are invited to this interactive, food-fun program.  Daryl Beyers joins us to talk about how plants grow what we need to eat to be healthy.  Children will be able to ask questions, see some fruit and veggies up close, and plant seeds to take home.  We will also make some tasty salads as a snack.   Daryl Beyers is a landscape designer and gardening educator. He is the Lead Designer at Poundridge Nurseries in Pound Ridge, New York, and the Gardening Program Coordinator for the New York Botanical Garden's Adult Education Department.   Registration required; no fee. 

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May. 9, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

New York composer Michel Galante has composed a work just for the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra to celebrate its 75th anniversary. He will be bringing percussion instruments - which are a major element in his piece - to share the piece and talk about what it is like to compose. Children will have an opportunity to be part of a rhythm band as they learn the rhythms in the composition. Ages 4 to 10, registration required; no fee.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Sunday, May. 10, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Monday, May. 11, 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. 

Shape-opolis

Monday, May. 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shape-opolis is coming to Wilton Library. Calling all architects and urban planners. Join us as we plan and build Shape-opolis...a town created from a variety of three dimensional geometric shapes. By creating and then combining tetrahedrons, octahedrons, rectangular prisms, pentagonal prisms, pyramids and so many more shapes, you'll be a part of an urban development project that will impress all those who visit the Children's Library. This is a 2-part program. When registering for this program you will automatically be enrolled in both sessions. For grades 3 to 5, registration required; no fee. 

Introduction to Soldering

Monday, May. 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.  

Area Author Affair: Rob MacArthur—Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller

Monday, May. 11, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller is a well-researched look behind the curtain of ''too big to fail'' for-profit education companies. With its tales of pyramid schemes, private investigators, and incriminating data, Online Education Fraud covers the legal and regulatory history of the for-profit colleges and the events that led to the fall of share prices across the sector. Robert MacArthur has 20 years of investment experience. In the mid-1990s he developed and marketed short sale ideas to hedge funds. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May. 12, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, May. 12, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Cryptozoology Club—It Came From Beneath the Sea

Tuesday, May. 12, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tremble, surface dwellers!  This month, Wilton Library's intrepid cryptozoologists get in over their heads as we delve into mysteries of the ocean's darkest depths.  We'll weigh anchor and weigh evidence of mermaids, sea serpents, and the real-life deep-sea denizens that inspired tales of old.  Squid-smitten?  ‘Canth’ spell coelacanth?  This is the club for you!  For grades 3 to 6; bait --er, snacks-- will be served. Get ready to unleash the Kraken! Registration required. Grades 3-6.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, May. 12, 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.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, May. 13, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May. 13, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May. 13, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 fee.

Wilton Library Readers—Their Eyes Were Watching God

Wednesday, May. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Libary Readers page.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, May. 13, 1:00 PM to 6:15 PM

American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room. Appointment Hours: 1 – 6:15 p.m. To sign up, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1.800.448.3543) or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Free Downloads - Films

Wednesday, May. 13, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates the free streaming movie movie services (IndieFlix & Hoopla), 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.    

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Wednesday, May. 13, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, May. 13, 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 May, the focus is rabbits; June 10—chickens. Registration required; no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program runs through June.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 13, 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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, May. 13, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Lego® Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 14, 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. 14, 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. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, May. 14, 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, May. 14, 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.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, May. 14, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Friday, May. 15, 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, May. 15, 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, May. 16, 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.

Author Talk: Andrew Knapp & Momo—Find Momo Coast to Coast: A Photography Book

Saturday, May. 16, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In this follow-up to the New York Times best seller Find Momo, the canine Instagram superstar (and his best buddy, Andrew Knapp) travel across the United States and Canada, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in front of the White House, and in the French Quarter of New Orleans...as well as at diners, bookstores, museums, and other locales that only a seasoned road-tripper like Andrew could find. It’s part game, part photography book, and a whole lot of fun.  Andrew Knapp is a freelance designer, photographer, and tireless traveler. Momo is an adorable brown-eyed border collie, Andrew’s BFF, and a genius at hiding. Their Instagram feed featuring Momo has more than 300,000 followers; their first book, Find Momo, was a New York Times best seller. Q&A and book signing following the talk courtesy of Elm Street Books.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Sunday, May. 17, 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.

WLA/Wilton Garden Club Presenter: Ruth Loiseau - From the White House to Your House

Monday, May. 18, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Join the Wilton Garden Club and Wilton Library as we welcome Ruth Loiseau, nationally recognized master floral designer and owner of Ruth L. Ms. Loiseau is an experienced lecturer in the art of floral design. Most recently, Ruth was the keynote speaker at the Bouquets to Art event at The de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. Ruth is the publisher of Couture Flowers Magazine, a national publication. Ms. Loiseau will be creating seven flower arrangements while she takes us on a personal tour of The White House through her flower design work with five administrations: Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.   Suggested donation of $5 at the door. Refreshments served beginning at 10:30am. See website for additional details about the speaker.Registration strongly encouraged.

Shape-opolis

Monday, May. 18, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shape-opolis is coming to Wilton Library. Calling all architects and urban planners. Join us as we plan and build Shape-opolis...a town created from a variety of three dimensional geometric shapes. By creating and then combining tetrahedrons, octahedrons, rectangular prisms, pentagonal prisms, pyramids and so many more shapes, you'll be a part of an urban development project that will impress all those who visit the Children's Library. This is a 2-part program. When registering for this program you will automatically be enrolled in both sessions. For grades 3 to 5, registration required; no fee. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Susan McCaslin

Monday, May. 18, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

May brings Susan McCaslin to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ms. McCaslin's interest lies in shelter and isolation - both literal and poetic.  Her medium is site-specific installation in which she replicates shelter and isolation within the setting of a wooded landscape. Her objects are paper cards that hang in tree-like columns, coats and jackets armored with wheat paste layers, rocks and boulders built with paper mache - reinforcing the landscape, sometimes with the addition of audio and video. Susan's installations include some or all of the following - drawings, photographs, video, audio and sculpture.   Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. 

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Tuesday, May. 19, 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. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May. 19, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, May. 19, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, May. 19, 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.

When Can I Have…An Iron Man Suit?

Tuesday, May. 19, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our brand-new “When Can I Have A...?” program explores the ever-changing boundary between science and science fiction.  What obstacles stand between us and the life-changing high-tech gadgets we crave?  What scientific discoveries are inching us closer to our dreams?  Tony Stark wears one to save the world (and occasionally entertain party guests).  Iron Patriot wears one to serve his country.  If you had an Iron Man suit, what would you use it for?  Did you know that many real-world researchers are designing and building armored exoskeletons right this very minute?  It may not be as long as you think until you can declare, 'I AM IRON MAN!' Program is open to grades 3 to 6.  Expect readings, videos, enthusiastic conversation and enough snacks to fill an iron stomach. Registration required; grades 3-6.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series: Michael Dietz- Low Impact Development

Tuesday, May. 19, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Michael Dietz, Ph.D. for a talk on “Low Impact Development Techniques, Stormwater Problems, and Green Infrastructure Solutions: Protecting Connecticut's Natural Resources Through Better Land Use Planning.”  Michael Dietz, Ph.D., is a water resources educator, CT NEMO Program Director and faculty member of the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research.  The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection. Dr. Dietz received the Environmental Merit Award from the EPA Region 1 for work on New England Rain Garden Training and the CES Grant for Innovative Programming for creating the Rain Garden App. This Green Speaker talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green, Norwalk River Watershed Association, Town of Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May. 20, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May. 20, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 fee.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 20, 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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, May. 20, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Lego® Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 21, 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. 21, 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. 21, 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.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, May. 21, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Thursday, May. 21, 6:30 PM to 7:30 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May. 22, 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, May. 23, 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, May. 23, 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, May. 23, 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.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, May. 23, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Introduction to Soldering

Sunday, May. 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.  

VHS-DVD Conversion

Tuesday, May. 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May. 26, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Join Wilton 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, May. 26, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Senior Center Book Discussion: How It All Began

Tuesday, May. 26, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of How It All Began by Penelope Lively. This delightful novel by Booker-Prize-winning author Penelope Lively begins surprisingly with the mugging of an elderly woman on a London street.  What follows is a richly conceived story involving the parallel lives of different characters.  This is the final session for this season. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May. 27, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May. 27, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 fee.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, May. 27, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Lego® Club. Sessions will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

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.

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. 

on the Web for research, library services, and local information