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Upcoming Children's Events

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 6, 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.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Come and take your child to Wilton Library! On this National Day celebrating Libraries and Families, drop by and enjoy storytimes, a short film and a bookmark making craft! No registration required. 

Hula-Hooping with Judi Ann Jones

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In honor of 'Take Your Child to the Library Day' families can come to the Wilton Library and enjoy a fun filled hour of Hula-Hooping with Judi Ann Jones! A special hula hoop will be raffled off to a lucky family at the end of the program.  Registration required.

Ready Readers

Monday, Feb. 8, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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 registration, no fee. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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, Feb. 10, 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.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 11, 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. 11, 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

Friday, Feb. 12, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 13, 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.

Raggedy Ann Valentine Tea Party

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come to a Raggedy Ann Valentine Tea Party! Children ages 4 and up will listen to some of the timeless Raggedy Ann and Andy stories by Johnny Gruelle, a Wilton resident, who wrote them for his daughter Marcella a hundred years ago. Old Fashioned Valentines like the candy heart that belongs to Raggedy Ann will be made and then children will attend a Valentine Tea Party. A pair of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls will be raffled off. Children can bring their own Raggedy Ann dolls or Teddies if they wish.  Registration required.  If your child has food allergies please check with children's library staff before signing up.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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, Feb. 17, 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.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Calling all kids in grades 3 through 5!  You are invited to join our 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.  We will discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do fun book-related activities.  

This month's book to read in advance of the book club is Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee.

This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required; no fee. 

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 18, 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. 18, 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

Friday, Feb. 19, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 20, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, Feb. 22, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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 registration, no fee. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders for a new book club! Come and hear some great stories and bring your favorite book to share. This will be an opportunity for children to explore age-appropriate books and then share the books that they are reading. A healthy snack will be offered during a read aloud as well as fun games and activities that tie-in to the stories we love. Please sign up children only, caregivers must stay in the building. Registration required. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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, Feb. 24, 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.

STEAM Team! Renewable Energy

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Children ages 10-12 will learn about renewable energy sources in this three-week program. We will explore the history of energy consumption as well as the reasons for pursuing renewable energy sources. The group will explore solar, water and wind power using K'Nex Education Kits. These programs will be inquiry based: children will have the opportunity to formulate questions based on their natural curiosity and then find answers and conclusions based on the hands-on exploration of each topic.

What is STE(A)M education? The concept of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming is an initiative to encourage children in the United States to take an interest in the sciences. STEM (now STEAM - A for arts) has come to the forefront in the American education system.The Children's Library's goal is to offer STEM programming that allows children the time and means to explore science concepts in a fun, relaxed environment.

Registration is required: no fee. Must commit to all three sessions. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Feb. 25, 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. 25, 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

Friday, Feb. 26, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Feb. 27, 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.

Ready Readers

Monday, Feb. 29, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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 registration, no fee. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 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, Mar. 2, 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.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Mar. 3, 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, Mar. 3, 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

Friday, Mar. 4, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Ready Readers

Monday, Mar. 7, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

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 registration, no fee. No session Feb. 15. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 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, Mar. 9, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Mar. 11, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 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, Mar. 16, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Friday, Mar. 18, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

CANCELED: Join us for hand clapping-toe tapping songs, finger plays and stories that encourage emerging language skills. No program charge. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

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