Wilton Library’s summer reading program for teens and tweens, Explore New Worlds!, kicks off on June 23 and continues through August 31. The program is for kids entering grades 6 through 12. Registration takes place online with Wandoo Reader in which kids can enter their time spent reading. All a kid needs is a good book and an internet connection. Age-appropriate reading in any fiction, nonfiction, biography and Manga makes kids eligible for gift certificates; a chance to win a $100 American Express gift certificate awaits at the end of the 10 weeks.
All ages are welcome to join us for an Eclipse Party! One pair of solar eclipse safety glasses will be available per family, while supplies last. A live feed from NASA of the full solar eclipse will be shown on the big screen in the Brubeck Room and there will be many activities available as well. Here in Wilton we will see about 70% of the eclipse. The eclipse will start around 1:25 pm with the fullest viewing around 2:45 pm. No registration, no fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.
Take a free practice test for the SAT or ACT! C2 Education of Wilton will administer the tests - you decide which one. Afterwards, you can schedule an appointment with C2 -- they'll give you the written results and review your test, section by section. If you then want to hire them for tutoring, make your arrangements directly with C2 Education. Registration required. Space limited. Please indicate which test -- SAT or ACT. Register online or call 203-762-6342.
Getting ready for college? Need a little help with your essay? During this one hour presentation, join Carey Field, editor, writer and marketer, to find out: how to research and clearly understand the essay prompts; how to come up with compelling essay topics; how to develop these topics effectively; how to edit, edit, edit; essay pitfalls to avoid. Recommended for high school sophomores through seniors. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6342.
College admissions consultant, Beth Manners, will take you step-by-step through the college admissions process and answer your questions, from creating your college list to writing stand-out essays. What makes college a ‘good fit?’ Which strategies will best showcase your personality and achievements? What should you be doing now to increase your chances of getting into a great school? High school students and parents are welcome. Space limited. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342.