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Wilton High School Finals Study Area

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

An additional study room has been reserved on the second floor for students wishing to study for finals.  Please note that the library will have extended study hours until 9 p.m. on June 19, 20 and 21.  The Children’s Library will close at its usual 8 p.m. time.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. 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 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Wilton Library’s Water, Wind & World Summer Reading Program Begins

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Join Wilton Library this summer for our Water, Wind & 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 Water, Wind & World program stimulates kids’ imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about ecosystems, animals, and resources in the world they live in. 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 25.  Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience. Registration begins June 23.

Most of the programs are supported by the Amadeo Family. Reading prizes are sponsored by the following local businesses: The Pastry Hideaway, Scoops, Subway and the Toy Chest.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

1000 Books for Kindergarten: Summer

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Children who are not yet entering Kindergarten are invited to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for the summer and beyond. During the summer, children will receive a special bonus prize for visiting the library each week. Make sure children say ‘hello’ to a Children's Librarian and sign up for Wilton Library cards in their names! In person registration required. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Wilton Library is sponsored by Tiger Tales, and Cohen and Wolf. Call the Children’s Library for details at 203-762-6336.

Explore New Worlds Summer Reading Program for Teens and Tweens

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

Wilton Library’s summer reading program for teens and tweens, Explore New Worlds!, kicks off on June 23 and continues through August 31.  The program is for kids entering grades 6 through 12.  Registration takes place online with Wandoo Reader in which kids can enter their time spent reading.  All a kid needs is a good book and an internet connection. Age-appropriate reading in any fiction, nonfiction, biography and Manga makes kids eligible for gift certificates; a chance to win a $100 American Express gift certificate awaits at the end of the 10 weeks.

Registration opens June 23.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Night Skies

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Come to Wilton Library and see the wonders of the Night Sky in the daytime! Mike Francis, a former lecturer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science will be returning with his StarLab. This is an inflatable planetarium dome that children and adults can go into and see a remarkably realistic night sky, while Mike Francis talks about the constellations. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Registration required.  Caregivers should accompany ages Pre-K to K; grades 1 and up caregivers must remain in the building. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

1000 Books for Kindergarten: Summer

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Children who are not yet entering Kindergarten are invited to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for the summer and beyond. During the summer, children will receive a special bonus prize for visiting the library each week. Make sure children say ‘hello’ to a Children's Librarian and sign up for Wilton Library cards in their names! In person registration required. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Wilton Library is sponsored by Tiger Tales, and Cohen and Wolf. Call the Children’s Library for details at 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library’s Water, Wind & World Summer Reading Program Begins

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join Wilton Library this summer for our Water, Wind & 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 Water, Wind & World program stimulates kids’ imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about ecosystems, animals, and resources in the world they live in. 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 25.  Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience.

Most of the programs are supported by the Amadeo Family. Reading prizes are sponsored by the following local businesses: The Pastry Hideaway, Scoops, Subway and the Toy Chest.

Embroider a Farmers Market Apron

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the farmer’s market season. $7 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 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 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Registration filled

Learn about Bee Keeping!

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Bee Keeper Mike Carey will come in and talk about bee keeping in an interactive format. He will bring a new beehive, along with some other beekeeping equipment to use as props. He will discuss the different kinds of bees that are found in the hive, the various duties of the bees, how they collect food and make honey, how they communicate with each other, their importance in our food production. Participants will pot a small flowering plant that attracts bees to take home. Ages K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, up to 40 participants.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Dorothy Lorenze

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

June brings Dorothy Lorenze to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Dorothy's focus is “painting stuff to look like stuff,” with the aim to capture the essence of what makes a subject interesting. So, working in the classical style of traditional oils, her paintings are contemporary realism - rendering the details of translucency, reflection and texture - to feature the 'personality' of the subject. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Registration filled

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

For children of all ages and their families. 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 high school graduate Emma Keating.  Emma is a graduating senior at Wilton High School. Next year she will be studying film at Purchase College. 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. No registration, no fee.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

Birds of Prey

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

For a fascinating and educational program come to Wilton Library and see Christine Peyreigne's wonderful birds of prey. She will use the opportunity to teach children about the dangers these birds face in the wild and the things we can do to help them. Registration required, for grades K and up.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

WLA/SCORE: Retirement Income Planning for Small Businesses

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a workshop that covers making the most of what you have, retirement risks, and the retirement planning process for small business. Topics include how to envision retirement, what will retirement actually cost, what sources of income may be available at retirement and how to successfully plan for retirement as a small business owner or employee.

Speaker: Andy Wigzell has more than 15 years of industry experience and focuses on asset management and retirement income strategies.

Visit www.scorefairfieldcounty.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions and to register.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Registration required. No charge.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too!  Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 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.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton: Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop - Metaphors, Madness, and Friendship

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series exploring the poetry of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Judson will look at this extraordinary friendship and how it impacted their writing and perhaps influences people’s understanding of their poems. 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 packet 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.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Over Easy

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Over Easy opens Wilton Library’s 17th year of free concerts, recreating’60s harmonies and the sounds of the British invasion.  Enjoy music from the Hollies, the Cyrkle, the early Beatles and so many more with engaging interactions with the audience.

Additional dates:  
July 13 Bob’s Your Uncle, a Wilton-based fund/blues band
July 20— Billy and the Showmen, ’60s/’70s R&B with lots of energy
July 27— Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 5th 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.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too!  Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.   For students entering grades 7-12. No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 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.

Jewelry Making for Teens

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and learn some simple ideas about how to make your own jewelry designs.   We will provide some basic jewelry components to make earrings, chokers or bracelets. Create a unique piece with some colorful or patterned beads and embellish your work of art with your own creativity. Wear your designs home or wrap them up and give them as a gift.   For students entering 6th-12th grades.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

New Yorker Shorts: 5 weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back for a third year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 5 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 5 consecutive weeks.  Each Tuesday'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 Zinio or OverDrive.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. 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 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Oceans Rock!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come to the Wilton Library for an interactive exhibit, show and fossil/seashell dig! Learn some fascinating facts about undersea life. Each child will be able to take home an under-the-sea specimen. For children in grades K and up.  Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Peace Rocks!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Rotary Club installed the first Peace Pole at Wilton Library last fall with several more installed at our schools and community buildings. To continue this world peace theme we invite our patrons age 5 to 105 to drop by the library to paint river rocks with messages of peace. The colorful rocks will then be added to our garden surrounding the Peace Pole advancing the Rotary's tenet of 'World Peace Through Understanding.' No registration, just drop by.

Rain date: July 25.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 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.

Author Talk: Anthony LoFrisco - The LoFrisco Family Cookbook: How Josie Brought Sicily to Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The LoFrisco Family Cookbook: How Josie Brought Sicily To Brooklyn by Anthony LoFrisco, is part cookbook, part memoir. The author, son of Sicilian immigrants in the early 1900s, shares not only his mother's time-tested simple and delicious recipes, but he brings them to life by embracing them with endearing family stories of growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn.   The LoFrisco Family Cookbook is a welcome addition to the kitchen of those who like to cook something which reflects 'authentic' in every sense of the word.  The hard-to-put-down narratives are a bonus every bit as delectable as the recipes.    Anthony LoFrisco has been living - and cooking - in Wilton for over 40 years. Q&A follows the talk.  No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing.   Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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 for the barbeque season. $7 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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 12, 2017 - 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.

Paint a Canvas with Geometric designs for Teens

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Let your creative juices flow! In this workshop, we will be using masking tape and your own creativity to make a geometric design on an artist's canvas. Once you are happy with your taped design, use one color or many colors of paint to accentuate your canvas. Once the paint is dry, peel off the tape and Voila! you have your own personal masterpiece of art.   For students entering 6th-12th grades.  Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.  

Movie Theater Thursdays - Spark: A Space Tail

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Spark: a Space Tail, rated PG, 90 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton: Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop - Metaphors, Madness, and Friendship

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series exploring the poetry of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Judson will look at this extraordinary friendship and how it impacted their writing and perhaps influences people’s understanding of their poems. 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 packet 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.

Etched Glass Globes: Drop-in Craft

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 12-1:30 and etch a small glass globe using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. For students entering 7th grade to adults.

Movie Theater Thursdays - Sing

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Sing, rated PG, 108 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Fruit & Veggie T-shirts for Teens

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Create a one of a kind t-shirt using paints, fruit and veggies! We'll even supply the t-shirts. For teens entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Bob’s Your Uncle

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Bob’s Your Uncle, a Wilton-based band plays upbeat, soulful, bluesy music, from the Rolling Stones to Adele to the Band for Wilton Library’s 17th year of free concerts. Wilton residents include Matt Greene, Chris Peacock, Tim Flanagan and Patty Perry.

Additional dates:  
July 20— Billy and the Showmen, ’60s/’70s R&B with lots of energy
July 27— Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 5th 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.

Embellished Napkins or Tea Towels

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels. $5 for a set of two napkins or one linen towel 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Debbie Hesse

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

July brings Debbie Hesse to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Debbie is an installation artist, curator, educator and director of programs and artistic services at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Hesse brings communities together around social, cultural, political and environmental ideas and issues. Hesse combines organic and artificial materials and forms with cast and painted shadows to create parallel, hybrid, changing environments that explore ideas about growth, materiality and the ethereal. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

73rd Annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition/Reception

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 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 Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Wilton Library will sell gently-used books for great beach/vacation reading, along with a huge assortment of CDs and DVDs including hundreds of brand-new or slightly-used classical recordings and DVDs, plus miscellaneous items that defy categorization during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair. Bargains galore and something for everyone.

Get Booked! – Local Author Showcase

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Wilton Library brings area authors together in an informal setting to meet and greet book lovers during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale.  People will be able to stop and chat, purchase the authors’ books and get them signed during this open house at the library. There is no registration and no fee for the author event.   The library also will be part of the Wilton Sidewalk Sale with a book sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Embroidered Canvas Pillow Cover

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

In this one-on-one session, you'll embroider or monogram an 18 x 18' cotton canvas pillow cover (red or blue). $8 per cover. Due to the difficulty of this project, it is for certified embroider users only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 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.

Make Felted Soap and Bath Bombs for Teens

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Transform a bar of soap and some wool into a soap and washcloth in one. Teens use colored wool fibers to create a covered bar of soap that can be used again and again, then reused once the soap is gone. In this class, we will learn how to make and mold a bath bomb by mixing common ingredients together. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

New Yorker Shorts: 5 weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back for a third year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 5 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 5 consecutive weeks.  Each Tuesday'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 Zinio or OverDrive.

Rocketry for Teens and Tweens

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for teens interested in rocketry. Day one (Tuesday, 7/18) you'll learn a bit about the science of rockets and build your own. Day two (Thursday, 7/20) we'll meet at Allen's Meadows to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, July 27th).   Ray DiPaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor.    Registration required. Must be able to commit to both days. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 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 19, 2017 - 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.

Cupcake Club

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12.  Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 grade students accompanied by an adult 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.  Registration required.

HAM Radio for Teens

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you interested in technology? Do you like to tinker? Enjoy talking? HAM or Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. HAM radios are used talk across town or the world and often play a key role during emergency situations.   If you're a teen or tween in grades 6-12, come join us for an introductory session. You'll even get a chance to test out some equipment!  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

WLA/SCORE: Demand-Driven Marketing

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a workshop that will outline a step-by-step process that shows how to find what your customers want. Topics will include: how to find the best information online and make it better in order to profit niche-by-niche within your business; how to write a blog using frequently asked questions that rank almost instantly on Google and convert visitors to buyers; how to convert your niche blog posts to videos to rank on YouTube, Google, Facebook and Linked In; and, how to post images on Pinterest and Instagram that link to your video and blog post to enhance your Google search ranking. Success stories will be provided!  

Speaker: Ed Winslow is the founder of NicheQuest Media based in Wilton which specializes in lead generation strategies and growth strategies for small to mid-sized companies. Ed has provided guidance and growth strategies to hundreds of successful business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 11 years.

Visit www.scorefairfieldcounty.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions and to register.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Registration required. No charge.

Movie Theater Thursdays – 101 Dalmatians

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing 101 Dalmatians, rated G, 79 minutes. No registration required.  Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton: Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop - Metaphors, Madness, and Friendship

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series exploring the poetry of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Judson will look at this extraordinary friendship and how it impacted their writing and perhaps influences people’s understanding of their poems. 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 packet 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 – Rock Dog

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Rock Dog, rated PG, 90 minutes. No registration required.  Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. 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 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Rocketry for Teens and Tweens

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for teens interested in rocketry. Day one (Tuesday, 7/18) you'll learn a bit about the science of rockets and build your own. Day two (Thursday, 7/20) we'll meet at Allen's Meadows to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, July 27th).   Ray DiPaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor.    Registration required. Must be able to commit to both days. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Billy and the Showmen

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Billy and the Showmen is a ’60s/’70s R&B group with lots of energy performing in Wilton Library’s 17th year of free concerts.

Final Date:
July 27— Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas, a crowd-pleasing American Songbook/Rat Pack compilation – this will be his 5th 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.

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 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 for the barbeque season. $7 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Movement and Dance

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out! No registration required.

Introduction to Animation for Kids

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Would you like to learn how to animate? Come to the Wilton Library for a demonstration on how to use Adobe Animate to make drawings come to life. Watch how to create the beginnings of 2D animation, learn how to use a drawing tablet, and see a short film made with this program. This program is being offered by Emma Keating: Emma is a graduating senior at Wilton High School. Next year she will be studying film at Purchase College. 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. Ages 14 and up. Registration required. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30am 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 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.

Maritime Aquarium

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

A Maritime Aquarium educator will introduce students to live crabs, snails and sea stars. Children will count their legs, describe their body shapes and explain how they feel. Finally, they’ll observe how these animals move from place to place and discuss how their shape and appendages (or lack of them) relate to their movements. For Pre-K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Paint it Up!

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

New Yorker Shorts: 5 weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back for a third year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 5 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 5 consecutive weeks.  Each Tuesday'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 Zinio or OverDrive.

Crime Lab for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to investigate a crime scene? The Discovery Museum brings its expertise and portable lab to Wilton Library. Examine fingerprints, match powders, compare handwriting samples and look at other crime clues. Then use the evidence to figure out who did it! For students entering grades 6-9. Registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Build a Terrarium!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Build your own terrarium with a variety of plants and materials. Learn about the relationship between organisms (plants) and resources (water, soil and sunlight). You will bring it home and watch it grow! Ages K-5th grade. Children under 8 must have a parent stay with them. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 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 26, 2017 - 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.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aid Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8-12 only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

For children of all ages and their families. 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 high school graduate Emma Keating.  Emma is a graduating senior at Wilton High School. Next year she will be studying film at Purchase College. 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. No registration, no fee.

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays - Jungle Book

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 12:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Jungle Book, rated PG, 106 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton: Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop - Metaphors, Madness, and Friendship

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series exploring the poetry of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Judson will look at this extraordinary friendship and how it impacted their writing and perhaps influences people’s understanding of their poems. 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 packet 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 - Secret Life of Pets

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Secret Life of Pets, rated PG, 87 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. 

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Cupcake Decorating for Teens

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Swing by the teen area between 4-6 p.m. and decorate a cupcake or two! For students entering grades 6-12. No registration. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 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 5th 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.

Movement and Dance

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out! No registration required.

Personalize a Glass Water Bottle

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $8 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 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.

College Essay Workshop

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

A great essay can push your application into the admit pile! College admissions consultant Beth Manners will introduce both the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. Bring laptops/notebooks for this working session and Beth will review your ideas, drafts or help you brainstorm and get started.   For rising seniors only. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

New Yorker Shorts: 5 weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back for a third year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 5 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 5 consecutive weeks.  Each Tuesday'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 Zinio or OverDrive.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 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 2, 2017 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

New Yorker Shorts: 5 weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back for a third year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 5 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 5 consecutive weeks.  Each Tuesday'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 Zinio or OverDrive.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 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 9, 2017 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old 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 16, 2017 - 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 16, 2017 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

Registration Filled.

Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Each week the crafts are tied into the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3 year old story time. Children ages 2 and 3 years old 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 23, 2017 - 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 23, 2017 - 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.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 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. Supported by the Amadeo Family.   

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