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Upcoming Children's Events

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Feb. 26, 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. Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Feb. 26, 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.  Registration Filled.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 26, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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.

Children's Advanced Chess

Thursday, Feb. 26, 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.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 28, 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, Feb. 28, 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.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Feb. 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Space has long been a source of inspiration for music of all kinds, and the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is also inspired! Join us as our resident brass quartet plays the theme from Star Wars and several musical treatments of the planets.  Ages 4 to 10, Registration required.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 1, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Read Across America with the Caldecotts

Monday, Mar. 2, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Come to Wilton Library on Read Across America Day and help us celebrate with the Caldecott Award-winning titles. We will read the Caldecott Gold Medal winning book Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat and 5 of the Caldecott Honor books – Nana in the City, Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, Viva Frida, and The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus. Registration not required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Mar. 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 5, 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. Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 5, 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.  Registration Filled.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 7, 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.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Cryptozoology Club

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Make tracks for a chilling conversation about the Abominable Snowman.  No one's caught a Yeti yet, but evidence abounds that something weird stomps through mountain snow.  Is it an unknown creature, or just a few flakes?  Could a hairy hominid inhabit Himalayan slopes?  Do Bumbles bounce?  Drift on over for delightful debate, plus plow through enough snacks to satisfy the most abominable appetite. Registration required, Grades 3-6. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Mar. 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 12, 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. Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 12, 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.  Registration Filled.

Get Ready for Pi Day!

Thursday, Mar. 12, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

What is Pi(e)? Yes, it’s a delicious dessert made from apples or cherries, but drop the ‘e’ and pi is a number that is approximately 3.14159265, and it doesn’t stop there. The numbers to the right of the decimal point will go on forever. What is Pi Day? It’s an unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi or p on March 14th. Why is this a special year to celebrate Pi Day? The first five digits of pi are 3.1415 which correspond to the digital date for March 14, 2015.  On March 12th, come help us get ready to celebrate Pi Day with some fun activities including making color coded p bracelets and Pi Day hats. We will learn why pi (p) is so important to the circle and will create designs from circles. Finally, what better way to celebrate Pi Day then with a variety of yummy pies to eat. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.  Registration required, for grades 3 & 4. 

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Mar. 13, 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, Mar. 14, 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.

Pi Day!

Saturday, Mar. 14, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join us for a celebration of Pi Day on 3/14/15 (or 3.1415) there will be contests and fun crafts for children of all ages. How many numbers of pi can you memorize? Recite them to the children's librarian and you can win a special Pi Day prize. Can you guess the circumference of the pie? If you do, you can win a pie to take home! No registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Drop-in Saint Patrick's Day Crafts

Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Come to the Wilton Library and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with some Irish crafts. Kids can make paper plate rainbows with pots of gold and leprechaun traps. Drop in, no registration required.   

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 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. This program runs for 10 weeks.

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 19, 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. Registration Filled.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Mar. 19, 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.  Registration Filled.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 21, 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.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Children in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut.  Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May.  There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6).  In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three.  We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities.  This month's book choices are Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay (Elem.), Miracle Mud by David A. Kelly (Elem.), King of the Mound by Wes Tooke (Inter.) and Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee. 

3D Makers

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Design and print your very own 3D object. During this class you will get hands on experience using a 3D design website with our helpful library staff by your side to assist you. Designs should be about 5cm in size and can be picked up on another day if they take a long time to print. For ages 8-12.  Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Registration required for each separate date. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Mar. 28, 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, Mar. 28, 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.

Coding with Khan for 5th and 6th Graders

Sunday, Mar. 29, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Students in grades 5 – 6 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 & 3/29). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Must have registered for the first session. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. 

When Can I Have A…

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When can I have a … lightsaber? 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? Could a lightsaber really work? The answers will come. Join us and find out when. Program is open to Jedi and Sith grades 3 to 6. Use of Force lightning is prohibited. Expect readings, videos, enthusiastic conversation and enough snacks to satisfy a bantha. Registration suggested.

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