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137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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.

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10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wilton Library's online summer reading program for teens and tweens, kicks off on July 1st, continues for eight weeks, and ends on August 25th.  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. 

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10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required. 

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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.  This week's story is Cat Person, by Kristen Roupenian. 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.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sir Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we’ll harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jet packs and even a rocket-propelled car! This show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. For grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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.

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