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July 2018

Reading is Out of this World! Summer Reading Program.

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

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

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

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

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Reading Takes You Everywhere! Teen Summer Reading

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wilton Library's online summer reading program for teens and tweens, kicks off on July 1st, continues for eight weeks, and ends on August 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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Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Learn to Etch!

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

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

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

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

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

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

Children’s Garden Club

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

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

Registration Closed

Summer STEAM: Slime Time

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

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

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Scratch Coding for Kids

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

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

Fantastic Fours and Fives

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Vorpal the Hexapod for Teens

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

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

Scratch Coding for Kids

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

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

Galaxy Crafts

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

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

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

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

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

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

Teen Scavenger Hunt

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

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

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

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

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

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. This week's story is "Under the Wave," by Lauren Groff (from the July 9th and 16th issue). The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or download it through RBDigital.

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

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

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

- CANCELLED -

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

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

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

Scratch Coding for Kids

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

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

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

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Stars Science Theater

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

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

MyIntent and Morse Code Bracelets for Teens and Tweens

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

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—Lilo and Stitch

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

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

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

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

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

Vorpal the Hexapod for Teens

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

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

Scratch Coding for Kids

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

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

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

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

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—A Wrinkle in Time

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

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

Summer Music & More Concert Series--The Conn Artists

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

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

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

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

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

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

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

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

Space Crafts

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

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

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

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

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

Scratch Coding for Kids

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

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

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

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

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

Children’s Garden Club

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

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

Registration Closed

74th Annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition/Reception

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

No-Sew Fleece Tie Pillows for Teens

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

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

Fantastic Fours and Fives

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

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

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

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

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

Galaxy Crafts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

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

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

Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 6 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 6 consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. This week's story is "Stay Down and Take It," by Ben Marcus (from the May 28th issue). 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.

Virtual Reality and Green Screen for Tweens & Teens

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

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

Wonderful Wednesdays: Christine's Critters

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

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—Treasure Planet

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

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

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

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

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—Early Man

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

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

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

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

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

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

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

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Billy and the Showmen

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

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

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

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

Space Crafts

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

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

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

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

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

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

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

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

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

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

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

Children’s Garden Club

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

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

Registration Closed

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

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

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

AARP Driver Safety Class - CANCELED

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

- CANCELED -

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

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

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

Summer STEAM: Chemistry Craze

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

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

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

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

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Java and Python for Middle School Students

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

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

Fantastic Fours and Fives

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

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

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

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

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

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

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Java and Python for Middle School Students

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

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

Meditation, Mindfulness and Fruit Smoothies for Teens & Tweens

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

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

Galaxy Crafts

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

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

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

Learn to Etch!

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

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

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

Books for Babies

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

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos

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

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

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

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

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

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

Java and Python for Middle School Students

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

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

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

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

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

Is It Magic or Science? For Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—Monsters vs. Aliens

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

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

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

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

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

Java and Python for Middle School Students

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

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

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

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

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

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

Movie Theater Thursdays—Wonderstruck

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Life for Old Videos

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

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

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

Space Crafts

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

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

Embroider or Monogram It!

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

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

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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

Java and Python for Middle School Students

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

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

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

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

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

Children’s Garden Club

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

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

Registration Closed

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

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

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

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

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

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

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

Python Level I

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

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

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

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Fantastic Fours and Fives

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

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

Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

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

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

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

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

Python Level I

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

Calling all kids aged 11-15 for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope, not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held every day from 1:00 - 2:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

Please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information - Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Python Level II

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

Calling all kids aged 11 to 15, with interest in learning intermediate level Python. Kids who have already taken my beginner Python class, or have some basic Python coding skills are well suited for this class.  We will start the class with a recap of basic concepts that we covered in the Python Beginner level class and then start working with some more advanced concepts in Arrays, Classes, Functions, Object Oriented Programming etc. The class will be held every day from 3:00 - 4:30 during the week of July 30 - August 3. The class size will be limited to only 10 students and will be on a first come basis. The classes will be held in the computer lab so no need to bring laptops. The class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a rising junior at Wilton High School. He has 3 years of programming experience and topped his AP Computer Science class. He is really passionate about teaching programming to kids. He recently launched a non-profit company called School of Code dedicated to getting more kids interested in technology. He currently volunteers his time teaching middle school students all over Fairfield county and providing technology support for local charities and non-profits.

If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information Name of student; Rising Grade; Parent email address.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Henna for Teens & Tweens

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

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

Galaxy Crafts

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

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

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

College Essay Workshop

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

College admissions consultant Beth Manners is offering a college essay workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st. Beth will introduce the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. She'll review ideas, drafts and help brainstorm. Students should bring laptops or notebooks for this working session. For rising seniors only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Parents welcome to bring college questions and sit on the sidelines.

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