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Wilton Library will be closing at 3:00 pm on Thanksgiving Eve – Wednesday, November 26th.

Poetry in Motion – Breaking the Mold: Submissions Extended through November 14th

“Breaking the Mold,” is a two-performance, poetry and arts event centered around the theme of daring to be different, unique or unconventional! Teens (grade 7 – 12) are invited to submit poetry in keeping with this topic. Submissions accepted September 1 through November 14th. Approximately thirty works will be selected for inclusion in the performances. Poems will be paired with music, dance or art in live performances in March 2015. For more information, contact Wilton Library’ s Teen Services Jennifer Walker by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 224, Teen Librarian Susan Lauricella by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 243 or e-mail teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org. This program is sponsored by Wilton Library with funding from generous donors.

Upcoming Teen Events

Intro to Robotics for Teens

Saturday, Nov. 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Enter the exciting world of robotics! This will be a hands-on class where students will learn to program a robot using ROBOTC – the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment. Students program a robot to navigate an obstacle course and complete various challenges that teach the fundamentals of computer programming along with mathematical concepts in a fun and exciting way. Students will work in pairs and a laptop and robot will be provided to each pair. For students in grades 8-12. Taught by Vladimir Mariano, President of the Fairfield County Makers Guild. Limited space and registration required. No programming experience necessary. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Nov. 23, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Tinker Time for Teens

Monday, Nov. 24, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Want to learn how to print a phone case, earrings or figurine? Test out circuitry? Make gift cards? Electronically embroider a t-shirt? Stop in during our open Tinker Time for Teens and check out our: 3D Printer, Arduino kits, Soldering Equipment, Die Cutter, Duct Tape Crafts, Electronic Sewing Machine, Snap &Squishy Circuits and 3D Doodler Pen. For Middlebrook students (ages 13+) and high school students. No registration necessary, but please bring a signed Innovation Station Form.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Monday, Nov. 24, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost of $85.00 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950 x243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check in the amount of $85 made out to Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks &/or snacks to the class.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost of $85.00 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950 x243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check in the amount of $85 made out to Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks &/or snacks to the class.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Monday, Dec. 1, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to Wilton Library’s monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends. Newcomers always welcome! If this is your first time coming to TAB, please fill out an application (can be accessed online) and bring it with you. Applications will also be available at the meeting. Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email Jennifer Walker, Teen Services Assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Dec. 7, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Holiday Ornament Decorating for Teens

Thursday, Dec. 11, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Need to get in the spirit of the holidays? Stop by the library to make a seasonal ornament, enjoy refreshments and music of the season. For teens in grade 6-12. Registration required; space is limited. There is no charge for this program. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Dec. 14, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Jan. 11, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Jan. 25, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Feb. 1, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Register for the first event to sign up for all six sessions. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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