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Please note that Wilton Library will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, April 21, to prepare for our author talk with Erik Larson.


Upcoming Children's Events

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Monday, Apr. 20, 10:00 AM to 8:00 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Understanding Money for 1st and 2nd Graders

Monday, Apr. 20, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Quarters, dimes and nickels are all shiny and round, and it's fun to have them jingling in your pocket, but what are they worth? In this two-part program, children will learn about U.S. currency, its value, how to count it and how to make exchanges. Using play money and a pretend store, children will have the opportunity to use their knowledge of money by being a buyer or a seller. Sponsored by People's United Bank. Registration required.

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:00 AM to 8:00 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 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. 21, 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.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

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.

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 10:00 AM to 8:00 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 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. 22, 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.

Chemistry of Cooking and Candy

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 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

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:00 AM to 8:00 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Apr. 23, 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, Apr. 23, 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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Apr. 23, 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, Apr. 23, 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.

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Friday, Apr. 24, 10:00 AM to 6:00 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 April.  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 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Elem.), Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Elem.), and Shadow by Michael Morpurgo (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Apr. 25, 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, Apr. 25, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Apr. 30, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, May. 7, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, May. 14, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, May. 21, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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