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Please note that on Tuesday, April 7, Wilton Library will be upgrading the network equipment that will permit the configuration of a new, robust wifi system. The initial work on this system will take place on Tuesday, April 7. The Library's "Unplugged Day" means that computers, wifi, Internet, the catalog, and printers will not be available to the public or the staff. The website also will not be operational on that day.  Read More


Wilton Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: And Who is My Neighbor?

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library invite you to a four-part lecture series: 'And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict.'   The lectures are Tuesdays in March and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst. 

In this final session, a panel comprised of Wilton Clergy Association members will explore what the world's great faith traditions teach about sustaining community.   No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please register for each session separately.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Chemistry of Cooking and Candy

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 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

Parables as Poetic Fiction with Gerald Weiss

Thursday, Apr. 2, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Gerald Weiss as he takes a new look at the Biblical parables as poetic fiction and provocative metaphors. Participants will reread and listen to some of the most familiar parables from Scripture from a literary standpoint. Dr. Weiss will examine the nature of parable, allegory and metaphor and review different kinds of parables with one or more parables being the focus of each week. Dr. Gerald Weiss earned both a B.A and an M.A. in Classical Languages from St. Louis University, pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Innsbruck University and received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome. Packets will be available at the Circulation Desk one week before the first session begins.  Registration required. See registration link for more details.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 2, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Apr. 2, 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. 2, 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Friday, Apr. 3, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Apr. 3, 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, Apr. 4, 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, Apr. 4, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 6, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Monday, Apr. 6, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to Wilton Library’s monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.  TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends.  Newcomers always welcome! If this is your first time coming to TAB, please fill out an application (can be accessed online) and bring it with you.  Applications will also be available at the meeting. Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email  Jennifer Walker, Teen Services Assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

Understanding Money for 1st and 2nd Graders

Monday, Apr. 6, 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.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Monday, Apr. 6, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Author Talk: Shareen Blair Brysac & Karl E. Meyer - The China Collectors: America's Century-Long Hunt for Asian Art Treasures

Monday, Apr. 6, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In this new book, Shareen Blair Brysac and Karl E. Meyer look at the extensive, contentious, and often dangerous efforts that have brought Chinese art to America since as far back as the Opium Wars. Now that China’s art collectors are on the rise, the issue of who holds rightful title to imported works is gaining momentum, and their book is sure to be right at the epicenter of the discussion. Shareen Blair Brysac has been an award-winning documentary producer for CBS News, the author of four books, and a contributing editor of Archaeology Magazine. Karl E. Meyer was a longtime foreign correspondent and editorial writer at The Washington Post and The New York Times, and the Editor of the World Policy Journal. A Princeton Ph.D., he has taught at Yale, Princeton, and Tufts' Fletcher School. See library’s registration link for more details about the authors. Q&A and book signing following the talk courtesy of Elm Street Books.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 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. 7, 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.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' The first book will be Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended. 

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 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. 8, 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June. Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Library Readers page.

Free Downloads - Magazines

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to download popular magazines on to your mobile device or computer.  There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm. Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card! During the month of April the focus will be sheep; May 13—rabbits; June 10—chickens. Registration required; no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program runs through June.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

Chemistry of Cooking and Candy

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 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. 9, 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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Apr. 9, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Poetry Series exploring T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' on April 9, 16, 23, and 30. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at the Circulation Desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Apr. 9, 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. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 9, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Apr. 9, 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. 9, 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.

Carlos Hernández Chávez: Dialogues-Impromptu Conversations in Color Art Exhibition Reception

Friday, Apr. 10, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Hartford-area artist Carlos Hernández Chávez brings a cacophony of color to Wilton Library just in time for spring. Carlos’ work has combined powerful social and political elements with a potent esthetic sense. His art spans three decades and, both physically and metaphorically, it crosses borders, continents and oceans. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Reception open to the public. 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Apr. 11, 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Saturday, Apr. 11, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

New Perspectives Film Series: Spellbound

Saturday, Apr. 11, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Eight youthful competitors, sponsored by their hometown newspapers, travel with their families to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now in the national spotlight and under heavy pressure to perform from parents, teachers, and their audience, the children struggle to advance toward the championship -- and its accompanying scholarships and cash prizes -- while approaching competitive spelling with the focus and intensity of Olympic athletes. Nominated for Best Documentary Oscar in 2003. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Sunday, Apr. 12, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Candlelight Concert at the Wilton Congregational Church: Opus One

Sunday, Apr. 12, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Opus One is the result of a mutual love of music making among four extraordinary instrumentalists and friends: Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, Violinist Ida Kavafian, Violist Steven Tenenbom, and Cellist Peter Wiley. They will present piano quartets by Mozart, Brahms, and Rogerson.  All performances are on Sunday afternoons at the Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Vacation Movie: Big Hero 6

Monday, Apr. 13, 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Come and help us celebrate National Library Month with a showing of the new movie Big Hero 6. Rated PG. No registration required, caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Introduction to Soldering

Monday, Apr. 13, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear.For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

Meet Dash and Dot

Monday, Apr. 13, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to stop by the Children's Library and meet our two new robots, Dash and Dot. Dash and Dot are two small robots that can talk, move, change color, and more using programming apps on an iPad. Using a program called Blockly kids can learn basic click-and-drag programming to command Dash and Dot to do various things. Dash can even play the Xylophone! In this introduction kids can meet Dash and Dot, see what they can do, and help write a program. This is in show-and-tell format, interactivity will depend on the number of attendees. Grades K and up. No registration, no fee. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 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. 14, 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.

Cryptozoology Club—Chupacabra vs. Jersey Devil

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

In this corner... a cryptozoologic up-and-comer that burst on the scene in 1995 and has since sent goats bleating for cover throughout the Americas... please welcome the Chupacabra. And its opponent: the winged wonder, the turnpike terror, a cryptid with a professional sports team named after it... put your hands together for the Jersey Devil. Which legendary creature boasts of better evidence and more reliable sightings?  Can a classic cryptid from Springsteen country lose to a beast that broke through at the same time as Hootie and the Blowfish?  Bring your imagination, bring your critical thinking, and bring an appetite... there will be snacks aplenty. Registration required, Grades 3-6.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group: Guest Speaker Laura Yarish

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. This month guest speaker Laura Yarish, PT, LMT, Physical Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Massage Therapist will be speaking on “Preventing, Identifying and Treating Lymphedema, Frozen Shoulder, and Pain and Swelling after Surgery and Radiation.” Open to the public. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 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. 15, 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. 15, 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. 16, 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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Apr. 16, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Poetry Series exploring T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' on April 9, 16, 23, and 30. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at the Circulation Desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Apr. 16, 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. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 16, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

Introduction to Die Cutting

Thursday, Apr. 16, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Interested in learning how to use the Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more? For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Children's Beginner Chess

Thursday, Apr. 16, 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. 16, 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.

VHS-DVD Conversion

Friday, Apr. 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Looking for a way to convert your old home videos from VHS to DVD? If so, we're happy to teach you. Please be aware that conversion time is one-to-one.  A two hour tape requires two hours to convert.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required.

Vacation Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Friday, Apr. 17, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come and help us celebrate National Library Month with a showing of the new movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Rated PG. No registration required, caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

PK-1st Poetry Program

Friday, Apr. 17, 3:15 PM

Come celebrate National Poetry Month with a little bit of dancing, a little bit of singing, a little bit of rhyming, and a whole lot of fun. Poetry can be found in your favorite nursery rhymes, songs and picture books. We'll laugh along to Sandra Boynton songs while learning about rhythm and beats. Have some fun with this introduction to poetry! No registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Apr. 17, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, Apr. 18, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Apr. 18, 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.

Join the Shelebration!

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Children's Library will be celebrating the works of poet Shel Silverstein on Saturday, April 18th. Stop by the library to hear some of Silverstein's zany and silly poems and maybe even try your hand at writing and illustrating some of your own No registration required. 

Introduction to Soldering

Sunday, Apr. 19, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of soldering? If so, join us for a one-hour session where we'll create a blinking pin for you to wear. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students per session.  Registration required.  

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 20, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

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.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design

Monday, Apr. 20, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Have you already taken our Intro to 3D Printing class and looking for more? Let us introduce you to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating your own digital designs with our 3D printer.For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have already attended the Intro to 3D Printing, have a valid CT library card and signedInnovation Station Agreement form on file. Limited space. Registration required.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Tatana Kellner

Monday, Apr. 20, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

April brings Tatana Kellner to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Tatana's work evolves organically and is focused on the visceral nature of experience. Her pieces are mostly abstract, with the occasional hint of representation. They suspend time and mark space, creating a quietude, a retreat from the cacophony of contemporary life, a quietude she hopes to find at Weir Farm.   Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. 

Introduction to Electronic Sewing

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine!  Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more.  Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics.  For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

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.

Tuesday Book Buzz

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker, two of Wilton Library’s knowledgeable librarians. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend.  Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits.  No charge. Registration suggested especially during the winter months.

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.

Author Talk: Erik Larson - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. With his remarkable new work of nonfiction, Dead Wake, he ushers readers aboard the Lusitania as it begins its tragic and final crossing. It is a timely trip, as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. This will be Mr. Larson’s only Connecticut appearance. He is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award-winning The Devil in the White City. His other national bestsellers include Isaac's Storm, Thunderstruck, and In the Garden of Beasts, which hit #1 and remained on the bestseller list for 35 weeks. The purchase of the book, Dead Wake, (releasing March 10th) gains attendees entry into the event. The price is $30 and includes two seats at the event and one hardcover copy of Dead Wake (cost of book $28.00 + tax), plus the Brown Paper Ticket fee. A portion of the book sales benefits Wilton Library. Additional books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books. There will be a book signing after the talk. Ticket purchase required.

Click here for information and ticket/book reservations.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

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.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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

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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Poetry Series exploring T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' on April 9, 16, 23, and 30. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at the Circulation Desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

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. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 23, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

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.

Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, Apr. 28, 8:00 PM

Features more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories including art books, mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs; something for everyone. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

Early Buyers with $15 admissions fee, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to public: Sunday, April 26: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, silent auction
Monday, April 27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. books ½ price
Tuesday, April 28: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per bag. 

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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Sunday, Apr. 26, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Monday, Apr. 27, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

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.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Effi Briest

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Miwako Ogasawara will lead a discussion of Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane. Thomas Mann is reported to have said in 1919 that Effi Briest  belonged among the six most significant novels ever written.    This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through May. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 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 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.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and continue on Mondays and Wednesdays until Wednesday, April 29 at Wilton Library given by Westport Continuing Education. (There will be no classes on Feb. 16, 18, 23, April 13 and 15) Testing and registration required (testing date is Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Wilton Library).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.

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.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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. 

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton

Thursday, Apr. 30, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Poetry Series exploring T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets' on April 9, 16, 23, and 30. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at the Circulation Desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

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. 

Introduction to Digital Scanning

Thursday, Apr. 30, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Discover Innovation Station's Digital Scanner.  Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and then convert them into digital pictures. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Magic: The Gathering - A Trading Card Game for Teens

Thursday, Apr. 30, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Bring your Magic cards and come join others in this wizardry game of chance and skill. For teens in grades 7 - 9.

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.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 6, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 13, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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.

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Wednesday, May. 20, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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. 

Wilton Library Young Makers Club

Saturday, May. 30, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.

Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.

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