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Wilton Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:00 AM to Sunday, Aug. 30, 8:00 PM

With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children can sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes through Sunday, Aug. 30. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun!

Wilton Library’s Escape the Ordinary Teen Summer Reading Program

Monday, Jun. 22, 10:00 AM to Sunday, Aug. 16, 4:00 PM

Wilton Library's Teen Summer Reading Program is for students entering 6-12th grade in the fall. This year the program is not only online, but a game! Teens can use Wandoo Reader from Monday, June 22 through Sunday, August 16.  Prizes and raffle drawings will be based on minutes read.  The more you read, the greater your chances of winning! Questions? Call Susan Lauricella, Head of Teen Services, 203-762-3950, ext. 243.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Jul. 3, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jul. 3, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! 

Registration is closed.

Adult Summer Reading Program – Escape the Ordinary

Monday, Jul. 6, 8:00 AM to Sunday, Aug. 16, 10:00 PM

Be a part of Wilton Library’s adult summer reading program.  Online registration begins Monday, July 6; the program ends Sunday, August 16.  List each book you read this summer (from July 1 - August 16) by writing a brief review, and be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate.  Need help registering?  Stop by and ask the librarian at the reference desk any time after July 1 or call 203-762-3950 x211 for more details.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Jul. 6, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Embroidered Tea Towels

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a tea towel. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

Flower Pots & Plants

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Teens entering grades 6-12 come decorate flower pots with paints, decoupage, ceramics, and more. Plant seeds and watch them grow throughout the summer. Space limited. Registration required.  Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Coding Class for Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. In this program, students will learn problem solving and team work in a hands-on, often kinesthetic approach that makes use of physical manipulatives to model computational concepts.  Every Tuesday session will include an “unplugged” activity and an introduction to a corresponding computer coding activity.  Every Thursday session (also 4 – 4:45 p.m.), students will have an opportunity to work independently and at their own pace through various coding problems and video tutorials. See the registration link for information about Computer Science and Code.org.  

Week 1, July 7: This session will include an introduction and overview of Code.org as well as an unplugged activity. Parents/caregivers are required to stay for this session in order to learn more about Code.org and how your child can use it at home or in the library.  Unplugged Activity: Graph Paper Programming--students write an algorithm (a set of instructions) using predefined commands to direct their classmates to reproduce a drawing.  After logging onto to Code.org, students will write programs that get a character through a maze. They’ll understand the importance of sequence in the programs they write.

Supported by the Amadeo Family, registration required for each session; no fee. For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5; program runs through Aug. 4.

Maximizing Social Security Benefits

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. There are a number of common mistakes people make when signing up for benefits and to make it even harder, the rules keep changing. This is a great opportunity to understand key concepts before applying for Social Security. Several little-known strategies may boost lifetime benefits & increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Please see registration link for more details about the subject and speakers. Our speakers will be Michael Alimo and David Weyner, both financial services advisors. Returning by popular demand. No charge. Registration recommended.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

New Yorker Shorts: Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar

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

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story. On July 8th the story will be Reading Comprehension: Text No. 1 by Alejandro Zambra from the July 6th issue. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the meeting. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

STEMming for Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Try out some fun, simple STEM projects. On two Wednesdays in July (7/8 & 7/29) and two in August (8/5 & 8/12) we'll be working with LEDs, motors, soldering equipment and more. Sign up for one or all sessions.  For students entering grades 7-12. Registration required. Must have a signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, luggage tag or coin holder.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required

Wonderful Wednesdays: Night Skies

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

“Are the stars out tonight?” It won't matter if it's cloudy or bright. They will be during Night Skies with Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. After entering the giant bubble and the lights dim, the evening sky appears. Each program features the events that can be seen that evening. Stars, constellations, the Milky Way and other wonders of the night sky will be identified and how to locate them will be explained. Topics will include the science of stars, the planets you can find, as well as some stories of the myths of the evening skies. This program is a great way for families to learn how to enjoy stargazing more and answer questions about the night sky.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Program repeats throughout the day as follows: 10:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – noon; 1 – 1:30 p.m.;  2 – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 3:30 p.m.; 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration required, for children going into grades 1 and up. Children under 8, caretakers must stay in room.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Summer Movies – Caillou Helps Out

Thursday, Jul. 9, 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Wilton Library will show Caillou Helps Out. Rated TVY, 60 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12. 

Summer Poetry: Judson Scruton

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

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Summer Poetry Series exploring Shelley and Keats during their “Annus Mirabilis” of 1819.  Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and UK, including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. No charge for program. Advance registration required.

Summer Barbeque Invitations

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Let us show you how to use the die cutter to create invitations which are sure to add a little extra splash to your next barbeque.  For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Summer Movies – SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Wilton Library will show SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. Rated PG, 92 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Coding Class

Thursday, Jul. 9, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Independent programming practice on the computer with assistance from instructor.  Complements the Tuesday Coding Class sessions.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for each session; no fee.  For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: The Blue Sky Band

Thursday, Jul. 9, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

The Blue Sky Band opens our 15th year of concerts at Wilton Library, recreating the sounds of the acoustic '60s. Band members are: Ron Brault (guitar and vocals) and Daniel Lanzi (bass) of Wilton, Janine Jandrositz (vocals) of Stamford and Mark Bisson (guitar and vocals) of Easton.

Additional dates:  July 16 The 5 O’clocks (rock, dance, blues, jazz ); July 23—The Bernadettes return with its '70s disco/R&B sound; July 30—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style.

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.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, Jul. 10, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades. 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.

Mini Maker Camp: Rockets and More

Friday, Jul. 10, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #1 we will make some rockets and launch them.  We will also explore physics by making Heron’s Fountains.  For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Space is limited – registration required; no charge.   Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jul. 10, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! 

Registration is closed.

Wilton Library’s 71st Annual Summer Show Exhibition Reception

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

Reception to celebrate more than 50 Wilton artists displaying diverse styles, media, and subjects in this Annual Summer Show. View favorite artists and discover new talent. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Aug. 13. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. Reception open to the public.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jul. 11, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, Jul. 13, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades. 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.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Jul. 13, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Electronic Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Monday, Jul. 13, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens entering grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Sessions on 7/13, 14, 15 & 16. Registration required; no charge. Space limited. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More

Monday, Jul. 13, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, luggage tag or coin holder.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Decorative Plates Drop-in Craft

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Get creative and design a decorative plate using decoupage. Swing by between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Allow approximately one hour to complete the craft. For ages 13-113. No registration required, but only available while supplies last.

Electronic Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens entering grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Sessions on 7/13, 14, 15 & 16. Registration required; no charge. Space limited. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Yoga and Smoothies for Teens

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Bring a yoga mat and come do some stretches and poses with Yoga instructor Carol Dubrowski. Afterwards, treat yourself to a fruit smoothie. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration suggested. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Coding Class for Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. Week 2 Unplugged Activity: Real-Life Algorithms. In this lesson, students will learn how and why we use real-life algorithms in our daily lives. This lesson also focuses on the bigger picture of computer science and how algorithms play an essential part. Students will write programs to draw different lines and shapes. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

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

A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors is held at Wilton Library. The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a Fairfield county non-profit, has been holding support groups, retreats and candle lightings for the past 12 years. To learn more about the BCSC visit www.breastcancersurvival.org. No charge. Co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center and Wilton Library. Sandwiches, fruits and beverages will be provided. Please call Nina Marino, at 203-857-7304 with any questions. Registration highly encouraged.

Author Talk: Lauren Acampora—The Wonder Garden

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Wilton Library welcomes author Lauren Acampora with her debut fiction, The Wonder Garden. Library Journal Review noted, “The dark underside of picture-perfect suburban life is familiar territory in American fiction, but Acampora brings fresh insight to the theme in this debut collection, offering short stories that connect various residents in an upscale Connecticut town. Their problems are not new (infidelity, failed marriages, kids on drugs), but these suburbanites have enough quirks and stories intriguing enough to keep readers turning the pages.” According to the author the town is an “invented hybrid of towns in the area: Darien, Wilton, Ridgefield, Katonah, Bedford. It's located on the Long Island Sound like Darien, but with the Victorian houses of Katonah, the horse farms of Bedford, and Wilton and Ridgefield's high density of early Colonial homes.” Amazon’s Debut of the Month and BBC’s 10 Books to Read in May are just some of the accolades so far for this writer who grew up in the area. No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

New Yorker Shorts: Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story.  The July 13th issue is a double issue for July 6th and July 13th, so the July 15th story, The Duniazát, by Salman Rushdie, will be from the June 1st issue.  Story titles will be announced one week prior to the meeting. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

Electronic Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens entering grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Sessions on 7/13, 14, 15 & 16. Registration required; no charge. Space limited. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Animal Embassy

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors. With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, children will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and classifications. Whether big or tall, with feathers or fur, all animals play an important role in their environments. We will meet Animal Ambassadors such as giant White’s tree frogs, a Peahen or Eclectus Parrot, a Green tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink (that’s not a typo)!  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Grades 1 and up. Registration required; no charge.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Summer Movies – Puppy in my Pocket

Thursday, Jul. 16, 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Wilton Library will show Puppy in my Pocket. 55 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Electronic Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Thursday, Jul. 16, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions, teens entering grades 7-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Sessions on 7/13, 14, 15 & 16. Registration required; no charge. Space limited. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Summer Movies – Paddington

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Wilton Library will show Paddington. Rated PG, 95 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Bringing Your Photos Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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 ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Coding Class

Thursday, Jul. 16, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Independent programming practice on the computer with assistance from instructor.  Complements the Tuesday Coding Class sessions.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for each session; no fee.  For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: The 5 O’clocks

Thursday, Jul. 16, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Wilton Library’s 15th annual Summer Music & More Concert series welcomes The 5 O’clocks, an eclectic band that plays everything from rock and dance to blues and jazz.  They perform their own versions of popular songs and a few of their own award-winning originals.  features Wiltonian Jon Saxon on tenor saxophone is one of the co-founders. Additional dates in the series:  July 23—The Bernadettes return with its '70s disco/R&B sound; July 30—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. 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.

Summer Barbeque Invitations

Friday, Jul. 17, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Let us show you how to use the die cutter to create invitations which are sure to add a little extra splash to your next barbeque.  For ages 13-113. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students.  Registration required.

Mini Maker Camp: Light-Up Technology

Friday, Jul. 17, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #2 we will make wearable LED tech.  We will also explore circuits by making light-up paper crafts.   For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Space is limited – registration required; no charge.   Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Children’s Garden Club

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

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! 

Registration is closed.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, Jul. 18, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wilton Library will sell gently used books in pristine condition for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair. Bargains galore.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jul. 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Get Booked! – Local Author Showcase

Saturday, Jul. 18, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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.  Proceeds from all book sales benefit the library.

 

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Jul. 20, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Solder Craft: Glass Jewelry

Monday, Jul. 20, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Come learn to solder and make a unique piece of jewelry. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students. Registration required; no charge.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Cuyler Remick

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

July brings Cuyler Remick to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Cuyler's artistic practice is a response to fragments of experience and the physical materials he interacts with while working on a piece. His work is anchored to fundamental painting, drawing, and collage elements such as surface, cutting, joining, and paint. His future goal is to keep the decision-making he uses straightforward while increasing the intellectual and visual sophistication of the outcome.Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested.

Website Building for Teen Girls

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Girls entering grades 6-8 learn how to build a website. In this four-day coding camp, they'll be introduced to two languages -- HTML and CSS.  During the first three days, girls will use HTML for the outline and data of their website. On the last day, they'll use CSS to add personality and creativity to it. Websites can be about most anything -- dogs, fashion or themselves. Registration required and class size is limited. Students must commit to all four days (July 21 - 24); create a trial account at https://teamtreehouse.com/ prior to the start of class; come with an idea of the website to create and at least three images to post. No charge. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Embroidered Tea Towels

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a tea towel. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Coding Class for Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. Week 3 Unplugged Activity: Getting Loopy.  Loops are a handy way of describing actions that repeat a certain number of times. In this lesson, students will practice converting a set of actions into a single loop.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Cryptozoology Club—Arachnophobia!

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What's that crawling up my wall? Is it Megarachne? Or the Singing Spider of Paris? Or the Camel Spider of Iraq? Join your fellow cryptozoologists as we spin stories of giant spider, and follow strands of evidence in search of wondrous web-spinners. We welcome kids entering grades 3-6. Spider-snacks will be dropped into each attendee's web.  Registration required.

Teen Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Do you like figuring out clues & exploring? If so, join us for pizza before heading off in teams to explore Wilton Library, searching for clues and answers to puzzling questions. Prizes for the winning team.
For teens entering grades 6-12. Reservations required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Website Building for Teen Girls

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Girls entering grades 6-8 learn how to build a website. In this four-day coding camp, they'll be introduced to two languages -- HTML and CSS.  During the first three days, girls will use HTML for the outline and data of their website. On the last day, they'll use CSS to add personality and creativity to it. Websites can be about most anything -- dogs, fashion or themselves. Registration required and class size is limited. Students must commit to all four days (July 21 - 24); create a trial account at https://teamtreehouse.com/ prior to the start of class; come with an idea of the website to create and at least three images to post. No charge. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

New Yorker Shorts: Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the meeting. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Bubble Technology

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

The Children's Museum of West Hartford is coming to the Wilton Library! And they are bringing billions of bubbles! Discover the science and fun of bubbles, explore cohesion, surface tension and other amazing properties of water and bubbles. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Two sessions: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Grades 1 and up. Registration required; no charge.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Bubble Technology

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

The Children's Museum of West Hartford is coming to the Wilton Library! And they are bringing billions of bubbles! Discover the science and fun of bubbles, explore cohesion, surface tension and other amazing properties of water and bubbles. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Two sessions: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Grades 1 and up. Registration required; no charge.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades. 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.

Website Building for Teen Girls

Thursday, Jul. 23, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Girls entering grades 6-8 learn how to build a website. In this four-day coding camp, they'll be introduced to two languages -- HTML and CSS.  During the first three days, girls will use HTML for the outline and data of their website. On the last day, they'll use CSS to add personality and creativity to it. Websites can be about most anything -- dogs, fashion or themselves. Registration required and class size is limited. Students must commit to all four days (July 21 - 24); create a trial account at https://teamtreehouse.com/ prior to the start of class; come with an idea of the website to create and at least three images to post. No charge. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Summer Movies – Frog Kingdom

Thursday, Jul. 23, 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Wilton Library will show Frog Kingdom. Rated PG; 88 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Quilling Workshop

Thursday, Jul. 23, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Quilling is the art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper.  Join Anne Richards and test your hand at this age-old technique. For ages 13-113. Registration required; no charge.  Class size limited.

Summer Movies – American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Wilton Library will show American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success. 92 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Coding Class

Thursday, Jul. 23, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Independent programming practice on the computer with assistance from instructor.  Complements the Tuesday Coding Class sessions.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for each session; no fee.  For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: The Bernadettes

Thursday, Jul. 23, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Wilton Library’s 15th annual Summer Music & More Concert Series celebrates with the return of The Bernadettes, performing for a 4th year with its ’70s disco/R&B sound. This is the library's 15th annual Summer Music & More Concert Series. Final date in concert series: July 30—Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. 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.

Website Building for Teen Girls

Friday, Jul. 24, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Girls entering grades 6-8 learn how to build a website. In this four-day coding camp, they'll be introduced to two languages -- HTML and CSS.  During the first three days, girls will use HTML for the outline and data of their website. On the last day, they'll use CSS to add personality and creativity to it. Websites can be about most anything -- dogs, fashion or themselves. Registration required and class size is limited. Students must commit to all four days (July 21 - 24); create a trial account at https://teamtreehouse.com/ prior to the start of class; come with an idea of the website to create and at least three images to post. No charge. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Mini Maker Camp: Toys and Games

Friday, Jul. 24, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #3 we will explore magnets by creating a floating pencil.  We will also try our hand at sewing our own plush creatures.  For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Space is limited – registration required; no charge.   Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jul. 24, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! 

Registration is closed.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jul. 25, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, Jul. 25, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, Jul. 27, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades. 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.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Jul. 27, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Teen Drop-in Crafts

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Drop in and use our materials to decorate bottles, create magnets, make jewelry and more. While supplies last.For teens entering grade 6-12. Sponsored by John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Coding Class for Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can come to Wilton Library to learn computer science and programming using Code.org’s online tutorials as well as instructor-led “unplugged” activities. Week 4 Unplugged Activity: Relay Programming.  This activity will begin with a short review of Graph Paper Programming from week 1, then will quickly move to a race against the clock, as students break into teams and work together to create a program, one instruction at a time. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Monogrammed Baby Bibs

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a baby's bib.  For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades with an adult.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

New Yorker Shorts: Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the meeting. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

STEMming for Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Try out some fun, simple STEM projects. On two Wednesdays in July (7/8 & 7/29) and two in August (8/5 & 8/12) we'll be working with LEDs, motors, soldering equipment and more. Sign up for one or all sessions.  For students entering grades 7-12. Registration required. Must have a signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Heroes of Electricity!

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Special for the Wilton Library! Meet some of the scientists who studied electricity and hear their (often very strange) stories -- Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Ben Franklin and Alessandro Volta. You'll see shocking demonstrations of how electricity is created, stored and used, from glowing lights to a 4-cylinder engine! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Two sessions: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Grades 1 and up. Registration required; no charge.

Part of “Everything STEMs from Reading” summer reading program for children.

Summer Movies – Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves Fairytale Land

Thursday, Jul. 30, 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Wilton Library will show Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves Fairytale Land. 45 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Bringing Your Photos Albums into the Digital Age

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

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 ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults.   Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session.  Registration required. 

Summer Movies – Strange Magic

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

Wilton Library will show Strange Magic. Rated PG, 99 minutes. No registration required; no fee. Caregivers must stay with children under 8, and remain in the building for children 8-12.

Coding Class

Thursday, Jul. 30, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Independent programming practice on the computer with assistance from instructor.  Complements the Tuesday Coding Class sessions.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required for each session; no fee.  For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.

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

Thursday, Jul. 30, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Steve Kazlauskas returns to Wilton Library for his 3rd time with his very popular “Echoes of Sinatra” performance of the Great American Songbook. This is the library's 15th annual Summer Music & More Concert Series. 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.

Mini Maker Camp: Heat and Bots

Friday, Jul. 31, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need something fun to do on a Friday morning?  Be a maker!  Join the Library in fun, hands-on STEM activities.  During week #4 we will make mini brush bots.  We will also learn about solar ovens. Grilled cheese anyone? For kids entering grades 5-6 only.  Space is limited – registration required; no charge.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Solder Craft: Paperweight Sculpture

Friday, Jul. 31, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Come learn to solder and create a unique sculpture for your desk. For ages 13-113 and students entering 6th & 7th grades. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 5 students. Registration required; no charge. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jul. 31, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! 

Registration is closed.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Aug. 3, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

New Yorker Shorts: Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

New this Summer! Wilton Library Readers' professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks. Each Wednesday's meeting will discuss the previous week’s story.  Story titles will be announced one week prior to the meeting. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through Zinio or OverDrive.

Mad Scientist Mondays

Monday, Aug. 10, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have the makings of a true Mad Scientist? Come to Wilton Library for tricky tech-y fun! There will be experiments to work on and observe and original coloring sheets by staff member Shayna Simpson. Drop-in, no registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Caretakers for children under 8 must remain in the room. Mondays through Aug. 10.

Books for Babies

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended.

WLA - Wilton Library Readers : The Golem and the Jinni

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker 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.

16th Annual Ladies' Soirée

Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres,
silent auction, good company
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library 

Admission: $50

Save the Date! Join us for Wilton Library’s signature event for local women, celebrating its 16th successful year! Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy wonderful food, fantastic silent auction items, along with fun opportunities to further support the Library. Our event chairs are hard at work to create another special evening for you. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect.

Food Lit Book Group

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come join Wilton Library’s new book group dedicated to 'food literature!' This month's book is The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher.  Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge.  Registration recommended. 

Wilton Library Readers: My Brilliant Friend

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 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.

Wilton Library Readers: Euphoria

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Euphoria by Lily King 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.

Wilton Library Readers: Emma

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Emma by Jane Austen 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, May. 11, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

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

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Jul. 13, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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.

Wilton Library Readers

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses one book each month (title TBA). 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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