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Upcoming Events

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join us for a cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and your imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited so as to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program.

Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 24, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wilton Library holds its popular Summer Sidewalk Book Sale on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Wilton Sidewalk Sale & Street Fair. The sale offers gently-used books for great beach/vacation reads, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, paperbacks, an Art Shoppe, and so much more. Smart shoppers will find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale stretching from one end of the library’s front lawn to the other.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. The sale moves inside to the Gallery, Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29, during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Wilton Library's Summer Book Sale

Monday, July 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wilton Library will be selling gently-used books for great beach/vacation reads, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, paperbacks, an Art Shoppe, and so much more in the Gallery. Smart shoppers will find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. 

Virtual Crafternoon

Monday, July 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us for a Zoom Crafternoon! Each week we will make a new craft based on our Summer Reading Program Theme: Tails and Tales. Craft kits will be available to registrants at the Children's Desk. Zoom links will be emailed the day of the program. Registration for each child is required. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library's Summer Book Sale

Tuesday, July 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wilton Library will be selling gently-used books for great beach/vacation reads, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, paperbacks, an Art Shoppe, and so much more in the Gallery. Smart shoppers will find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. 

Courtyard Story Time

Tuesday, July 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our very first in-person story time since last year! Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome is space allows. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Wilton Library's Summer Book Sale

Wednesday, July 28, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wilton Library will be selling gently-used books for great beach/vacation reads, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, paperbacks, an Art Shoppe, and so much more in the Gallery. Smart shoppers will find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes Online

Wednesday, July 28, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 2-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker. Week Three: "The Theresa Job," by Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, July 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 7th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 14th, July 21st, July 28th & August 4th. 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 OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.   

The story for week three is "The Theresa Job," by Colson Whitehead, found in the August 26, 2021 issue of The New Yorker, or on the New Yorker's website at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/07/26/the-theresa-job .

Online registration.  Registration is limited.  Must have a Zoom account.  We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.  You must register for each individual session.  Please note that the Zoom link for each week's session will come by email from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org. 

Wonderful Wednesdays - Beardsley Zoo 2

Wednesday, July 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Beardsley Zoo will return for their second Zoom program at the Wilton Library. They will be showing how different animals adapt to multiple environments.Registration required for kids 4 and up. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program

Questions? Call the Wilton Children's Library at 203-762-6336.

Wilton Library's Summer Book Sale

Thursday, July 29, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wilton Library will be selling gently-used books for great beach/vacation reads, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, paperbacks, an Art Shoppe, and so much more in the Gallery. Smart shoppers will find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. 

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - W.H. Auden: Ironic Points of Light - Poem as Myth, Poem as Parable

Thursday, July 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a 4-week online literature seminar in which Judson Scruton will take us through a survey of some of the remarkable poetry and the political, psychological, aesthetic and religious thought of the Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden (1907-1973): poet, playwright, critic, and librettist. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance.

“We must love one another or die.” - from Auden's poem "September 1, 1939"

See registration link for more details.

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Thursday, July 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Please note our new time from 3:30pm - 5pm! Kids ages 8 - 12, and 7 and under with an adult are invited to join this crafting class hosted by Fiona Conway. Fiona is an upcoming 11th grade Girl Scout completing her Gold Award. In this class kids will make crafts out of recycled materials that you find around the house that would otherwise be thrown away and contribute to pollution. This class will be held on Zoom for an hour and a half every Thursday from July 8th- August 26 (no class August 19.) You can sign up for some classes, all classes, or just one if you prefer. If you plan to take this class, start gathering and saving materials for the next couple weeks including egg cartons, cardboard, scrap paper, popsicle sticks, used straws, and anything else you think could be used in a craft. For our first week, we will be doing crafts with egg cartons, so make sure to get those. Fiona will email parents before classes each week to update on materials we will need for that week. Any other materials may include pipe cleaners, glue, markers or paint, but each craft can be personalized so no specific thing is required. During classes, Fiona will be instructing the kids how to do the craft, and they can follow along or go in their own creative direction. Fiona will also be integrating facts and doing small lessons on why reusing materials and protecting the environment is so important. Looking forward to seeing you there! Registration required. Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Questions? Email Fiona at fionaconwaygs@gmail.com

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join us for a cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and your imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited so as to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program.

Questions? Call (203)762-6336 or email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Virtual Crafternoon

Monday, August 2, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us for a Zoom Crafternoon! Each week we will make a new craft based on our Summer Reading Program Theme: Tails and Tales. Craft kits will be available to registrants at the Children's Desk. Zoom links will be emailed the day of the program. Registration for each child is required. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Courtyard Story Time

Tuesday, August 3, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our very first in-person story time since last year! Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome is space allows. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes Online

Wednesday, August 4, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 2-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker. Week Four:

Wednesday, August 4, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our 7th year!  Using Zoom, professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss 4 short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over 4 consecutive weeks: July 14th, July 21st, July 28th & August 4th. 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 OverDrive on your computer or the Libby by OverDrive app on your mobile device.  Links to the stories at The New Yorker's website will also be provided.   

The story for week four is TBA by TBA, found in the TBA issue of The New Yorker, or on the New Yorker's website at  TBA.

Online registration.  Registration is limited.  Must have a Zoom account.  We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.  You must register for each individual session.  Please note that the Zoom link for each week's session will come by email from kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Zeibak at kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org. 

Wonderful Wednesdays - Christine's Critters

Wednesday, August 4, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Christine's Critters will be visiting the Wilton Library in a fun and informative Zoom program. Locally based Christine will show and talk about some of her wonderful birds that she has rescued and fostered. There will be hawks and owls and others! The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

Registration required, for kids 4 and up. Questions? Call the Wilton Children's Library at 203-762-6336.

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Thursday, August 5, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Please note our new time from 3:30pm - 5pm! Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join this crafting class hosted by Fiona Conway. Fiona is an upcoming 11th grade Girl Scout completing her Gold Award. In this class kids will make crafts out of recycled materials that you find around the house that would otherwise be thrown away and contribute to pollution. This class will be held on Zoom for an hour and a half every Thursday from July 8th- August 26 (no class August 19.) You can sign up for some classes, all classes, or just one if you prefer. If you plan to take this class, start gathering and saving materials for the next couple weeks including egg cartons, cardboard, scrap paper, popsicle sticks, used straws, and anything else you think could be used in a craft. For our first week, we will be doing crafts with egg cartons, so make sure to get those. Fiona will email parents before classes each week to update on materials we will need for that week. Any other materials may include pipe cleaners, glue, markers or paint, but each craft can be personalized so no specific thing is required. During classes, Fiona will be instructing the kids how to do the craft, and they can follow along or go in their own creative direction. Fiona will also be integrating facts and doing small lessons on why reusing materials and protecting the environment is so important. Looking forward to seeing you there! Registration required. Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Questions? Email Fiona at fionaconwaygs@gmail.com

Virtual Crafternoon

Monday, August 9, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us for a Zoom Crafternoon! Each week we will make a new craft based on our Summer Reading Program Theme: Tails and Tales. Craft kits will be available to registrants at the Children's Desk. Zoom links will be emailed the day of the program. Registration for each child is required. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Courtyard Story Time

Tuesday, August 10, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 3-4 and their caregivers are invited to our very first in-person story time since last year! Story time will be in the Reference area Courtyard. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. Bring a blanket to reserve your space.  Masks MUST be worn at all times by adults and children. Social distancing must be maintained, therefore space is limited. Registration is required for each session. Masked walk-ins welcome is space allows. Questions? Email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes Online

Wednesday, August 11, 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for an interactive zoom story time geared especially for toddlers aged 2-3.  Children and their caregivers will have fun listening to stories, singing songs, learning rhymes, and doing movement activities, all while building literacy skills.  Registration is required for each date, and a zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.  For more details or if you have any questions, email Miss Amy at alilienharper@wiltonlibrary.org

Wonderful Wednesdays - Let's Draw Animals with Rick Stromoski

Wednesday, August 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Let's draw animals!  Kids in Grades 3 and up can learn to draw animals with award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. In this Zoom program kids will learn to draw a variety of furry, feathered and hoofed friends.  The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Registration required, Grades 3 and up. Participants should have paper and a writing utensilQuestions? Call the Wilton Children's Library at 203-762-6336

Story Time @ the Fire Station

Thursday, August 12, 10:15am - 10:45am

Children ages 3 and up with caregivers are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time at the Wilton Fire Department Headquarters at 236 Danbury Road on the Wilton Town Hall campus. Masks MUST be worn at all times. Children will listen to stories and have a chance to ask the firefighters questions. Bring a blanket to reserve your space. Space is limited for social distancing. Registration is required. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Thursday, August 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Please note our new time from 3:30pm - 5pm! Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join this crafting class hosted by Fiona Conway. Fiona is an upcoming 11th grade Girl Scout completing her Gold Award. In this class kids will make crafts out of recycled materials that you find around the house that would otherwise be thrown away and contribute to pollution. This class will be held on Zoom for an hour and a half every Thursday from July 8th- August 26 (no class August 19.) You can sign up for some classes, all classes, or just one if you prefer. If you plan to take this class, start gathering and saving materials for the next couple weeks including egg cartons, cardboard, scrap paper, popsicle sticks, used straws, and anything else you think could be used in a craft. For our first week, we will be doing crafts with egg cartons, so make sure to get those. Fiona will email parents before classes each week to update on materials we will need for that week. Any other materials may include pipe cleaners, glue, markers or paint, but each craft can be personalized so no specific thing is required. During classes, Fiona will be instructing the kids how to do the craft, and they can follow along or go in their own creative direction. Fiona will also be integrating facts and doing small lessons on why reusing materials and protecting the environment is so important. Looking forward to seeing you there! Registration required. Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Questions? Email Fiona at fionaconwaygs@gmail.com

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Saturday, August 14, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join this crafting class hosted by Fiona Conway. Fiona is an upcoming 11th grade Girl Scout completing her Gold Award. In this class kids will make crafts out of recycled materials that you find around the house that would otherwise be thrown away and contribute to pollution. This class will be held on Zoom for an hour and a half every Thursday from July 8th- August 26 (no class August 19.) You can sign up for some classes, all classes, or just one if you prefer. If you plan to take this class, start gathering and saving materials for the next couple weeks including egg cartons, cardboard, scrap paper, popsicle sticks, used straws, and anything else you think could be used in a craft. For our first week, we will be doing crafts with egg cartons, so make sure to get those. Fiona will email parents before classes each week to update on materials we will need for that week. Any other materials may include pipe cleaners, glue, markers or paint, but each craft can be personalized so no specific thing is required. During classes, Fiona will be instructing the kids how to do the craft, and they can follow along or go in their own creative direction. Fiona will also be integrating facts and doing small lessons on why reusing materials and protecting the environment is so important. Looking forward to seeing you there! Registration required. Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Questions? Email Fiona at fionaconwaygs@gmail.com

Wizard Camp - Morning

Monday, August 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Do you love Harry Potter as much as we do?? Then get ready for Wizard Camp! Kids entering grades 4 - 6 are invited to join the in-person fun this summer.  The program has two available sessions Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 from either 10:30 am - 12 pm OR 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Get sorted into your house, take classes such as potions and the care of magical creatures, as well as see live animals, make crafts, and more. There will be something to take home every day! This is a fundraiser for the Children's Library. Fee is $70 per child. For children entering grades 4 - 6. Space is limited for social distancing. Masks MUST be worn at all times. No food or drink please. 

Wizard Camp - Afternoon

Monday, August 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Do you love Harry Potter as much as we do?? Then get ready for Wizard Camp! Kids entering grades 4 - 6 are invited to join the in-person fun this summer.  The program has two available sessions Monday - Thursday, August 16 - 19 from either 10:30 am - 12 pm OR 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Get sorted into your house, take classes such as potions and the care of magical creatures, as well as see live animals, make crafts, and more. There will be something to take home every day! This is a fundraiser for the Children's Library. Fee is $70 per child. For children entering grades 4 - 6. Space is limited for social distancing. Masks MUST be worn at all times. No food or drink please. 

CT Poetry Society Workshop - Online Zoom Meeting

Friday, August 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us online for the next CT Poetry Society workshop using Zoom. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees.

No charge but online registration is required. We will email you an invitation link shortly before the event.

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Thursday, August 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Please note our new time from 3:30pm - 5pm! Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join this crafting class hosted by Fiona Conway. Fiona is an upcoming 11th grade Girl Scout completing her Gold Award. In this class kids will make crafts out of recycled materials that you find around the house that would otherwise be thrown away and contribute to pollution. This class will be held on Zoom for an hour and a half every Thursday from July 8th- August 26 (no class August 19.) You can sign up for some classes, all classes, or just one if you prefer. If you plan to take this class, start gathering and saving materials for the next couple weeks including egg cartons, cardboard, scrap paper, popsicle sticks, used straws, and anything else you think could be used in a craft. For our first week, we will be doing crafts with egg cartons, so make sure to get those. Fiona will email parents before classes each week to update on materials we will need for that week. Any other materials may include pipe cleaners, glue, markers or paint, but each craft can be personalized so no specific thing is required. During classes, Fiona will be instructing the kids how to do the craft, and they can follow along or go in their own creative direction. Fiona will also be integrating facts and doing small lessons on why reusing materials and protecting the environment is so important. Looking forward to seeing you there! Registration required. Zoom link will be sent the day of the program. Questions? Email Fiona at fionaconwaygs@gmail.com

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of Stanley Kunitz

Tuesday, August 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Stanley Kunitz. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program.

No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link and readings packet. Please email Michael Bellacosa at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.

See registration link for more details.

Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy

Tuesday, August 31, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle teacher (CZT), as she guides us through a fun and relaxing Zentangle session.  This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns. Suitable for anyone who doesn't believe they can draw, as well as experienced artists!  For adults and teens, ages 13+. 

Supplies needed: * White tile (3.5" square), OR Strathmore artist tiles (they come 6 x 6 or 4 x 4 inch squares) * Micron 01 Black Pen OR Micron PN Black Pen, * Mini Graphite Pencil, * Tortillon. -- OR -- * Use what you have from home -- Heavyweight paper cut into a 4x4" square, a fine point black pen (not ballpoint), a soft pencil and smudging tool (or a rolled up pointed cone of soft paper or your fingers).

See registration link for more details.

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