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Upcoming Children's Events

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:00 AM to Sunday, Aug. 30, 8:00 PM

With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children can sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes through Sunday, Aug. 30. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun!

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Aug. 3, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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.

Coding Class for Kids

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. In this program, students will learn problem solving and team work in a hands-on, often kinesthetic approach that makes use of physical manipulatives to model computational concepts.  Every Tuesday session will include an “unplugged” activity and an introduction to a corresponding computer coding activity.  Every Thursday session (also 4 – 4:45 p.m.), students will have an opportunity to work independently and at their own pace through various coding problems and video tutorials. See the registration link for information about Computer Science and Code.org.  

Week 5, August 4: Unplugged Activity: Conditionals with Cards
Conditionals are statements that only run under certain conditions and this lesson demonstrates how conditionals can be used to tailor a program to specific information. Using playing cards, students will decide how teams earn points based on the card’s suit, color or value.

Supported by the Amadeo Family, registration required for each session; no fee. For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5; program runs through Aug. 4.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Green Farms Weather Balloon

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This program discusses where animals live and what kind of weather/climates they live best in. We will see Stickers the tree frog from the rain forest, Tickles the hedgehog and how he hibernates in cold weather, and why Cheeks the chinchilla never likes the rain! There will also be a GIANT weather balloon that kids can look at and learn about!   Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, children going into grades 1 and up.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

Thursday, Aug. 6, 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Wilton Library will show Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle. Not rated, 81 minutes.No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12. 

Movie Theater Thursdays – Boxtrolls

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Wilton Library will show Boxtrolls. Rated PG, 97 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Coding Class

Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Independent programming practice on the computer with assistance from instructor.  Complements the Tuesday Coding Class sessions.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for each session; no fee.  For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.

Mini Maker Camp: Funky Music

Friday, Aug. 7, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #5 we will create interesting keyboards using Makey Makey.  We will also learn about how a phonograph works by creating our own. For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Space is limited – registration required; no charge.   Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Aug. 7, 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.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Aug. 8, 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.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Aug. 10, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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.

Cryptozoology Club—Mongolian Death Worm

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Does something sinister stalk the Mongolian Steppes? Tremble to a few tales of this exceptionally creepy cryptid and you'll be glad it makes its home on the other side of the globe! The elusive Olgoi-Khorkhoi has made believers of prime ministers and generations of Gobi herdsmen....will you be convinced? We welcome grades 3-6 and serve snacks best grabbed from below. Walk without rhythm!  Registration required.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Dinosaurs Rock!

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Calling all young paleontologists! The Dinosaurs Rock Fossil Adventure show comes to Wilton Library with a highly interactive presentation and an amazing hands-on fossil dig. Kids will dig, find and take home genuine fossils and seashells. If you love dinosaurs, don't miss it!  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, children going into grades 1 and up.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Wild Kratts—Super Sprinters

Thursday, Aug. 13, 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Wilton Library will show Wild Kratts—Super Sprinters. Rated TV-Y, 60 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12. 

Movie Theater Thursdays – Home

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Wilton Library will show Home. Rated PG, 94 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12. 

Mini Maker Camp: Derby Day

Friday, Aug. 14, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #6 we will make various derby cars and have a race!  If time allows, we will also have a chance to make yarn bowls for home.  For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Registration filled.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Aug. 15, 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.

Meet the Disney Princesses

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Come and meet and greet with the Disney Princesses! Children are invited to drop in, make an autograph book and get their pictures taken with their favorite princess. Everyone from Snow White to Pocahontas will be there. Costumes encouraged! Supported by the Coyle Family. No registration required, children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 22, 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.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Aug. 29, 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.

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