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Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Happiness Jar: A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

Children in grades 2 - 4 with their caregivers are invited to this hands-on workshop in which kids will be introduced to the concept of gratitude. They will explore gratitude through various kid-centric mindfulness activities; they will make their own gratitude jar and they will discuss and learn different ways they can fill their happiness jar and use it. Parents are encouraged to participate and can make their own happiness jar along with their kids or a single family happiness jar. This workshop is being led by Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey. 

Registration required. See the registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Study Rooms for Wilton High School Final Exams

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

The library has study rooms set aside for students during their finals week, from Monday through Wednesday until 9, and Thursday until 8; check the signs in the library for location and times.

On Tuesday, gentle therapy dogs from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will be in the library from 12 to 3 p.m. to help calm the students’ nerves and give them cuddles. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Study Rooms for Wilton High School Final Exams

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

The library has study rooms set aside for students during their finals week, from Monday through Wednesday until 9, and Thursday until 8; check the signs in the library for location and times.

On Tuesday, gentle therapy dogs from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will be in the library from 12 to 3 p.m. to help calm the students’ nerves and give them cuddles. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Author Talk: Author Talk: Lee Mandel - Sterling Hayden's Wars

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Lee Mandel sheds light on the private wars of Sterling Hayden, examining his personal life, custody battles which including kidnapping his four children, alcohol and substance abuse, and depression. Sterling Hayden was a Hollywood actor who appeared in well-known films including The Asphalt Jungle, Dr. Strangelove and The Godfather. Casting aside his acting career, he trained as a commando in Europe and then joined the OSS earning a Silver Star for his distinguished service.  He became a Communist Party sympathizer after the war that came back to haunt him. This story comes close to home since the Haydens moved to Wilton in 1968. Sterling died in May of 1986.  Kitty and son David still reside in Wilton. Mandel has a long and decorated history having served in the Navy, retiring in 2013 as the Command Flight Surgeon, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Virginia. Through his career he has authored several history publications for history and military history journals.  See registration link for details.  Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Books available for purchase and signing. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron. $10 fee payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Study Rooms for Wilton High School Final Exams

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

The library has study rooms set aside for students during their finals week, from Monday through Wednesday until 9, and Thursday until 8; check the signs in the library for location and times.

On Tuesday, gentle therapy dogs from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will be in the library from 12 to 3 p.m. to help calm the students’ nerves and give them cuddles. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Study Rooms for Wilton High School Final Exams

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

The library has study rooms set aside for students during their finals week, from Monday through Wednesday until 9, and Thursday until 8; check the signs in the library for location and times.

On Tuesday, gentle therapy dogs from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will be in the library from 12 to 3 p.m. to help calm the students’ nerves and give them cuddles. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, you'll need to send a $70 check made out to 'Wilton Library' to hold the spot.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Ellen Mueller

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

June brings Ellen Mueller to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Ellen’s work focuses on the complications of living in a capitalist society. Much of her artistic practice embraces contrast, both visually and conceptually. Her current project is a new series of intimate-scale multimedia drawings and collages focusing on ideas of survival - both historic and contemporary - with imagery of tasks and tools useful to survivalists throughout time.  See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a 2-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitter Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross Babysitting certificate. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, you'll need to send a $70 check made out to 'Wilton Library' to hold the spot.

WLA/SCORE - SWOT Business Planning

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will provide prospective business owners with the tools they need to create an effective business plan. It will assist in developing a proactive, real-world business strategy that is focused, realistic and tailored to your business. Participants will learn what SWOT stands for, what the analysis is and how to best use it and more.

Speaker Dr. Harvey Hoffman held positions ranging from research and development engineer, group manager, project manager to general manager. In aerospace, he worked on the space shuttle and the Titan rocket. He holds a patent for a Digital Scan Converter Employing an Accelerated Scan. He is the author of project management and capstone project books and more than twenty academic and technical papers. He teaches business courses at Fairfield University.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration required. No charge. 

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $7 for the tray, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Reading is Out of this World! Summer Reading Program.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Join Wilton Library this summer for our Reading is Out of This World! Summer Reading Program. Children can register on Wandoo Reader, an online reading log to keep track of their reading anywhere they go as long as they have an internet connection. By reading, logging, and completing challenges, kids will be eligible for benchmark prizes throughout the summer.

The Reading is Out of This World! program stimulates kids' imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about space. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned though August 24. Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience.

The summer reading program is funded by John and Susan Steitz, with STEAM programs made possible by the Amadeo Family. Reading prizes are sponsored by the following local area businesses: Beardsley Zoo, Goldenberry, Party Zoom, Scoops, Sky Zone, Subway,  and Toy Chest. The reading portion of the program runs from June 27 - September 3. Call for details 203-762-6336.

Summer Music & More Concert Series--Over Easy

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Over Easy opens Wilton Library’s 18th year of free concerts, recreating’60s harmonies and the sounds of the British invasion.  For its second year, enjoy Over Easy’s covers of music from the Hollies, the Cyrkle, the early Beatles and so many more with engaging interactions with the audience.

Additional dates:  
July 12—The Conn Artists – a cappella group – new to the library stage
July 19—Billy and the Showmen, ‘60s/’70s R&B returning for a second year
July 26—  Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 6th straight year performing at the summer concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for the Summer Reading Kick-Off! Every summer, Wilton kids prove that they are the best readers in the State of Connecticut. There will be games, a bouncy house and other fun stuff! Come one, come all and sign up for Summer Reading (registration for summer reading is Pre-K through 6th grade)! No registration required for the kick-off. All ages welcome.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Personalize a Summer Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Reading Takes You Everywhere! Teen Summer Reading

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wilton Library's online summer reading program for teens and tweens, kicks off on July 1st, continues for eight weeks, and ends on August 26th.  This is for students entering grades 6-12. Registration takes place online through Wandoo Reader and then allows everyone to track their reading anywhere they go. All that's needed is a good book and internet connection. Age-appropriate reading of any fiction, non-fiction, biography and Manga, make students eligible for gift certificates in the weekly drawing plus a chance to win a $100 VISA card at the end of the summer awaits! Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. For details, call 203-762-6342. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Learn to Etch!

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her sophomore year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short “Saving Me” has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Summer STEAM: Slime Time

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Need something fun to do on a Monday morning? Be a maker! Join Wilton Library in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. This week we will be making different kinds of slime. For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Scratch Coding for Kids

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This week-long course in block-based coding will give younger students an exposure to coding through SCRATCH, an MIT program used by millions around the world. Students will learn how to design and animate sprites, backgrounds, and other objects, as well as receive an introduction into game design.  This program is for kids going into grades 4 - 6, and is taught by Rishabh Raniwala. Kids will be registered for ALL 5 sessions. Rishabh is a rising junior at Wilton High School, and co-captain of Wilton Library's own robotics team, Singularity Technology. See registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Vorpal the Hexapod for Teens

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

This is a super-cool opportunity for students entering grades 7-12!  In this two-day workshop (7/10 & 7/12), participants will build and program their own 3-D printed hexapod robot. This advanced six-legged robot walks, dances, scampers, and performs various tricks. It can be controlled via Bluetooth radio control and also wirelessly programmed using the MIT Scratch drag-and-drop programming system. Because it's 3-D printed, the robot can be modified and expanded for use in many activities, some of which we'll explore in this workshop. No prior experience in building or programming robots is required. Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of robots, technology, and software control of machines and their own Vorpal the Hexapod!  FREE, but a $200 check made out to “Wilton Library” is required to reserve your spot. The full amount will be refunded if both days are attended.  Cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your seat. To register, call 203-762-6342. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Scratch Coding for Kids

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This week-long course in block-based coding will give younger students an exposure to coding through SCRATCH, an MIT program used by millions around the world. Students will learn how to design and animate sprites, backgrounds, and other objects, as well as receive an introduction into game design.  This program is for kids going into grades 4 - 6, and is taught by Rishabh Raniwala. Kids will be registered for ALL 5 sessions. Rishabh is a rising junior at Wilton High School, and co-captain of Wilton Library's own robotics team, Singularity Technology. See registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 10, 2018- Galaxy Dough. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Teen Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you like figuring out clues and exploring? If so, join us for pizza before setting off in teams to explore the Wilton Library, searching for clues and answers to puzzling questions. End the night with dessert and prizes for the winning team!  For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater programs. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor. He will narrate a tour of the current night sky in his Starlab traveling planetarium, and share his love of the heavens with patrons of the Wilton Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Choose any one of 5 hours; each hour covers the same material. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater programs. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor. He will narrate a tour of the current night sky in his Starlab traveling planetarium, and share his love of the heavens with patrons of the Wilton Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Choose any one of 5 hours; each hour covers the same material. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week One

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater programs. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor. He will narrate a tour of the current night sky in his Starlab traveling planetarium, and share his love of the heavens with patrons of the Wilton Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Choose any one of 5 hours; each hour covers the same material. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scratch Coding for Kids

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This week-long course in block-based coding will give younger students an exposure to coding through SCRATCH, an MIT program used by millions around the world. Students will learn how to design and animate sprites, backgrounds, and other objects, as well as receive an introduction into game design.  This program is for kids going into grades 4 - 6, and is taught by Rishabh Raniwala. Kids will be registered for ALL 5 sessions. Rishabh is a rising junior at Wilton High School, and co-captain of Wilton Library's own robotics team, Singularity Technology. See registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater programs. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor. He will narrate a tour of the current night sky in his Starlab traveling planetarium, and share his love of the heavens with patrons of the Wilton Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Choose any one of 5 hours; each hour covers the same material. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater programs. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor. He will narrate a tour of the current night sky in his Starlab traveling planetarium, and share his love of the heavens with patrons of the Wilton Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Choose any one of 5 hours; each hour covers the same material. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

MyIntent and Morse Code Bracelets

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Choose a word that has special meaning to you...a goal of yours, what brings you joy, something that you want to improve upon. Then use this word to make a simple bracelet as a reminder to stay true to yourself. Learn to use our simple and fun bracelet stamping kit as a creative way to spread positivity among your community, friends, and family. Engrave your own token bracelet, attach it with waxed nylon string and wear it this summer.   Discover the secrets of Morse code. Translate the word of your choice using the Morse code alphabet of dots and dashes: sister (... .. ... - . .-. ), family, best friend or your name and choose beads in dots and dashes to spell it out. String the beads and wear a secret message. For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Lilo and Stitch

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Lilo and Stitch, rated PG, 85 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' 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. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vorpal the Hexapod for Teens

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

This is a super-cool opportunity for students entering grades 7-12!  In this two-day workshop (7/10 & 7/12), participants will build and program their own 3-D printed hexapod robot. This advanced six-legged robot walks, dances, scampers, and performs various tricks. It can be controlled via Bluetooth radio control and also wirelessly programmed using the MIT Scratch drag-and-drop programming system. Because it's 3-D printed, the robot can be modified and expanded for use in many activities, some of which we'll explore in this workshop. No prior experience in building or programming robots is required. Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of robots, technology, and software control of machines and their own Vorpal the Hexapod!  FREE, but a $200 check made out to “Wilton Library” is required to reserve your spot. The full amount will be refunded if both days are attended.  Cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your seat. To register, call 203-762-6342. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Scratch Coding for Kids

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This week-long course in block-based coding will give younger students an exposure to coding through SCRATCH, an MIT program used by millions around the world. Students will learn how to design and animate sprites, backgrounds, and other objects, as well as receive an introduction into game design.  This program is for kids going into grades 4 - 6, and is taught by Rishabh Raniwala. Kids will be registered for ALL 5 sessions. Rishabh is a rising junior at Wilton High School, and co-captain of Wilton Library's own robotics team, Singularity Technology. See registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Movie Theater Thursdays—A Wrinkle in Time

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing A Wrinkle in Time, rated PG, 115 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Clone of Summer Music & More Concert Series--The Conn Artists

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Conn Artists bring their a cappella sounds to reach to the rafters of the Brubeck Room in Wilton Library’s 18th year of free concerts. The group's repertoire is surprisingly diverse. They move with ease from Duke Ellington to madrigals to a haunting folk-ballad arrangement of seventies hit 'Billy Don't Be a Hero.'

Additional dates:  
July 19—Billy and the Showmen, ‘60s/’70s R&B returning for a second year
July 26—  Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 6th straight year performing at the summer concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Space Crafts

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 -8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Scratch Coding for Kids

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This week-long course in block-based coding will give younger students an exposure to coding through SCRATCH, an MIT program used by millions around the world. Students will learn how to design and animate sprites, backgrounds, and other objects, as well as receive an introduction into game design.  This program is for kids going into grades 4 - 6, and is taught by Rishabh Raniwala. Kids will be registered for ALL 5 sessions. Rishabh is a rising junior at Wilton High School, and co-captain of Wilton Library's own robotics team, Singularity Technology. See registration link for more details. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her sophomore year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short “Saving Me” has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

74th Annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition/Reception

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Reception to celebrate more than 50 Wilton artists displaying diverse styles, media, and subjects in this two-month long annual Summer Show.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception open to the public. Exhibition runs through Tuesday, Aug. 28. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

No-Sew Fleece Tie Pillows for Teens

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

No-sew fleece tie pillows are an easy solution to make a pillow if you don't have a sewing machine or don't know how to sew. We will provide the fleece and in no time teach you how to tie a pillow together for you to take home or give to someone as a gift. For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for students entering grades 6-12 who have an interest in Rocketry. Day 1 (Tuesday, 7/17) you'll learn about the science of rockets and then build your own. Day 2 (Thursday, 7/19, 4 – 6 p.m.), we'll meet at Allen's Meadows at 4 p.m. to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, 7/26). Ray DePaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Must be able to commit to BOTH days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 17 – Space Telescope. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Facebook Marketing Secrets: How to Generate New Business, Repeat Sales, and Referrals

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will provide prospective business owners with the tools to effectively use Facebook in their marketing strategies. Topics include: How to avoid wasting your ad budget on unqualified prospects; how to leverage Facebook’s free marketing tools to increase sales; How to ‘clone’ your best customers, clients or patients and attract more people just like them; how to maximize marketing ROI by generating repeat sales; how to turn prospects into raving fans who promote your business for you to all of their friends on social media.

Speaker is Gregg Ruais, the founder of Plan2Profit Marketing, a direct response marketing agency that serves the small business community by providing strategy consulting, campaign execution, and results reporting. Gregg has also contributed to leading marketing publications such as YouGov, Time and Affluent Media Group.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. The media sponsor is the Wilton Bulletin. Registration required. No charge. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Two

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Virtual Reality and Green Screen for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Experience Virtual Reality with the HTC Vive and then get your photo taken on Mars, Harry Potter’s Castle or other landscapes using our green screen technology.  For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. No charge. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Christine's Critters

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and meet some of Connecticut local Christine Peyreigne's Educational Ambassador Birds! There will be Hawks and Owls and even a Bald Eagle! Her name is Aurora and kids will be fascinated by her story. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for Pre-K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Treasure Planet

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

 Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Treasure Planet, rated PG, 95 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' 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. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Early Man

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Early Man, rated PG, 89 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for students entering grades 6-12 who have an interest in Rocketry. Day 1 (Tuesday, 7/17) you'll learn about the science of rockets and then build your own. Day 2 (Thursday, 7/19, 4 – 6 p.m.), we'll meet at Allen's Meadows at 4 p.m. to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, 7/26). Ray DePaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Must be able to commit to BOTH days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Billy and the Showmen

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Billy and the Showmen return to the library for a second year bringing their horns and energy for ’60s/’70s R&B and Motown creations in Wilton Library’s 18th year of free concerts.

Last date of the season: July 26— Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 6th straight year performing at the summer concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

Space Crafts

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her sophomore year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short “Saving Me” has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in. 

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 -8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Coinciding with Wilton's town Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair, this sale is located out in front of the Library and specializes in great summer "reads" and selections for all ages.  Bargains galore and something for everyone.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Summer STEAM: Slime Time

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Need something fun to do on a Monday morning? Be a maker! Join Wilton Library in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. This week we will break water and make our own batteries. For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Karen Bright

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

July brings Karen Bright to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Karen's work comments on the fragile structure of our world. Recent explorations include visual interpretations of our changing environment whether occurring naturally, through Acts of God, or as a relational outcome of the larger human experience. In her work, one may see rendered geologic, organic, and fossil-like forms evolve, used as a means to communicate a historical narrative, or to suggest a future construct.   See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Fruit Smoothies for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  Then finish by making a fruit smoothie to enjoy! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 24, 2018- Planet Sun Catcher. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Three

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Is It Magic or Science? For Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Balloons that don't pop? Water that disappears immediately? Non-magnetic objects floating toward each other? The Discover Museum will demonstrate the tricks behind the 'magic' and show you the true science of it all! Supported by the Amadeo Family. For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Wonderful Wednesdays: Children’s Museum—Phases of the Moon

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for a wonderful program that combines Science and Fun. Parents have read stories to their children like Goodnight Moon and Papa Please get the Moon for Me but in this special program by the Children's Museum of Hartford, Pre-K kids will learn about the phases of the Moon and lots of fun facts. Registration required. Program is for Pre-K children. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336. 

Movie Theater Thursdays—Monsters vs. Aliens

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Monsters vs. Aliens, rated PG, 94 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' 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. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 -8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Movie Theater Thursdays—Wonderstruck

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Wonderstruck, rated PG, 117 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Steve Kazlauskas croons the best of Sinatra in this crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation. This will be his 6th straight year and the final performance in the library’s 18th year of free concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Space Crafts

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Appointment Hours: 1:00PM - 6:16PM. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org.   Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her sophomore year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short “Saving Me” has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Python Level I

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay in the library.  All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address. 

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Python Level I

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay in the library.  All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address. 

Meditation, Mindfulness and Henna for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  The second part of this session focuses on the ancient art of Henna. Garima Agarwal will talk about its history and symbolism, then let you try out a henna design on yourself or a friend! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Galaxy Crafts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

If you love DIY crafts, then head on over to the Children's Library every Tuesday to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a Galaxy themed craft that is out of this world. July 31, 2018- Space Mobile. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

College Essay Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Getting ready for college? Need a little help with your essay? During this one hour presentation, join Carey Field, editor, writer and marketer, to find out: how to research and clearly understand the essay prompts; how to come up with compelling essay topics; how to develop these topics effectively; how to edit, edit, edit; essay pitfalls to avoid.   Recommended for high school sophomores through seniors. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6342.   

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Four

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Python Level I

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay in the library.  All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. The Nobel Committee commended his poetry as 'works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.' 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. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Python Level I

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay in the library.  All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address. 

Space Crafts

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Python Level I

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay in the library.  All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. All students are expected to be on time and should be committed to attending classes every day that week. There will be homework assigned after class. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil for taking notes. If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Five

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Six

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. The meetings will be held on: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.  Advance registration suggested.

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this story time. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library.  

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge. 

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Space Crafts

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library for fun Space Crafts! On Fridays, we will have Space-oriented crafts for kids to drop in and create. No registration needed. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. 

Loss of a Spouse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

 Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of May we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for June planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Szabo, for more information and to sign up for the program aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org or (203)762-6336.

Wilton Library Readers : The Portrait of a Lady and Mrs. Osmond

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses two books this month: The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James, and Mrs. Osmond, by John Banville. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Early buyers with $5 admission on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 to 10 am. Sale is free to public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm (All items half price on Monday) and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library) .

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room with selections from board books and picture books to young adult novels; to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items including bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction and categories such as mysteries, gardening, travel, biographies and more; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, and DVDs. For music lovers, the sale boasts more than 1,100 classical, jazz and Latin CDs and close to 100 classical DVDs, with more than 30% of them brand new and still shrink-wrapped. For vinyl enthusiasts, more than 400 records in pop culture music are offered.  All the music is priced to sell. Everything is new since our April sale.  Proceeds benefit library. 

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm ($5 per bag; bags supplied by the library).

Wilton Library Readers : Pachinko

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Pachinko by Min Jin Lee this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Clone of Wilton Library Readers : The Door

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Door by Magda Szabo this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00am to Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. This year, the sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs.  All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items.  All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on November 30 and continues during regular library hours through January 3, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Wilton Library Readers : Autumn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Autumn by Ali Smith this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

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