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Upcoming Children's Events

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aided Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8 - 12 only, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great morning work-out!  No registration required.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Families are welcome to celebrate 2017: The year of the Rooster! Party in style with stories, snacks, fortunes, and crafts. For all ages, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required. Call for details (203) 762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club. Registration required, ages 2-6.

Cupcake Club

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Llama Llama Pajama Party

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to come to the library to Llama Llama (Anna Dewdney) stories, sing songs and participate in activities. Snacks will be served. Be sure to come in your jammies!! Registration required. Supported by the Hoffman Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Take Your Child to the Library and See Living Dragons!

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Take your child to Wilton Library and see some Living Dragons from Riverside Reptiles! Where else but at Wilton Library can you and your family find books about dragons and then go and visit with some real ones! The new program 'Living Dragons” will introduce the public to a wide variety of different species of lizards that include geckos that can climb glass, skinks with bright blue tongues, a lizard without legs, a cousin of the Komodo Dragon, and a lizard with an impressive beard. Brian from Riverside Reptiles will answer all your questions about these fascinating creatures! Registration required, grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother and Daughter Book Club

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Calling all daughters and mothers who want to read about heroines that are smart, brave, strong and kind. This month’s selection is Rules by Cynthia Lord. In this 2010 Nutmeg book. The heroine, Catherine, struggles with family, particularly her autistic younger brother. It seems like her mother and father only have time for him. She just wants life to be normal but learns to find her own way and make new friends using both intelligence and compassion. For grades 3-5. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Valentine's Day Crafts

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Make a special Valentine for someone you love!  Classic red hearts on doilies and Valentine Mice will be available. This is a drop in activity with no registration required. Caretakers must accompany children. 

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aided Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8 - 12 only, registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Build-a-Story

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Can't come to story time because you have a morning napper? No problem. Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a story followed by a chance to build and play with Duplo Legos. Adding 'build and play' to story time helps develop early literacy skills and encourages creativity.  For ages 2-5. Caregivers must remain with children. No registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Cursive Writing

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Here's your chance to have some fun practicing your cursive handwriting! You'll read, write and create a cool craft all using your newly improved cursive skills! Ages 9+. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children in grades 1-7 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. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 accounts.  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 for children under 12 years.   Registration required.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Call for details 203-762-6336.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time.  Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Feb. 20. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. Program runs for 10 weeks. No registration, no program fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years.  Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes.  Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.  No fee.  

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 Dec. 17 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2017. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. This is a 10-week program.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs (no session on Feb. 20).  Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Sound Explorers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. The Maritime Aquarium's Traveling Teachers will be coming to the Wilton Library and doing a series of after-school Science programs. In the 8 sessions offered, students learn what shark skin feels like, and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we can all do to make a difference in their environment. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, students will be registered for all 8 sessions when they sign up. For grades 3-5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

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