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Harry Potter Anniversary Celebration Among Wilton Library's Lineup of Events for August

Wilton Library August 2017 Activities

Now through Wednesday, Aug. 23 73rd Annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition This exhibition celebrates more than 50 Wilton artists displaying diverse styles, media, and subjects in this annual Summer Show.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Exhibition runs through Wednesday, Aug. 23. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Now through Aug. 25 1000 Books for Kindergarten: Summer Children who are not yet entering Kindergarten may still participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for the summer and beyond. During the summer, children will receive a special bonus prize for visiting the library each week. Make sure children say ‘hello’ to a Children's Librarian and sign up for Wilton Library cards in their names! In person registration required. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Wilton Library is sponsored by Tiger Tales, and Cohen and Wolf. Call the Children’s Library for details at 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Now through Aug. 25 Wilton Library’s Water, Wind & World Summer Reading Program Join Wilton Library this summer for our Water, Wind & World Summer Reading Program.  Children may still 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 Water, Wind & World program stimulates kids’ imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about ecosystems, animals, and resources in the world they live in. 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 25.  Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience. Most of the programs are supported by the Amadeo Family. Reading prizes are sponsored by the following local area businesses: The Pastry Hideaway, Scoops, Sky Zone, Subway and the Toy Chest.   Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Now through August 31 Explore New Worlds Summer Reading Program for Teens and Tweens Wilton Library’s summer reading program for teens and tweens, Explore New Worlds!, 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 program. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 8, 15 & 22 Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 & 8 New Yorker Shorts: 5 Weeks of Short Stories from The New Yorker Magazine, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar continues the discussion of short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Each Tuesday's meeting will be about the previous week's story.  The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use, or it can be downloaded through RBDigital.  Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advance registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle, 12 – 1 p.m.  Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! ! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Scope It Out for Children, 2 – 3:15 p.m. The Discovery Museum brings its expertise and learning lab to Wilton Library! Find out what happens to light as it passes through a lens. Then make your own telescope! For children entering grades 3-5. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Scope It Out for Teens & Tweens, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Enjoy stargazing? Want to learn a bit more? The Discovery Museum brings its expertise and learning lab to Wilton Library! Find out what happens to light as it passes through a lens. Then make your own telescope! For students entering grades 6-9. Registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9, 16 & 23 Books for Babies, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9, 16 & 23 Wonderful Ones and Twos, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Light Up a T-shirt for Teens, 3 – 5 p.m. Use fabric markers to create a unique design on a t-shirt and then get acquainted with light-up wearables by sewing with conductive thread and using LEDs and coin cell battery holders. For teens entering grades 7-12. Registration required and space limited. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 Movie Theater Thursdays - Hercules, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Hercules, rated G, 93 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 Movie Theater Thursdays - Trolls, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Trolls, rated PG, 92 minutes. No registration required, caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 Make Fun Buttons!, 2 – 4 p.m.Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 Teen Zumba, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Come dance to fun music, laugh and get a great workout with Zumba instructor Valerie!   For students entering grades 6-12. No experience necessary! Wear exercise shoes. Limited space. Registration recommended.  Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop, 2 – 4 p.m. 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 CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 3 The Great American Songbook with a Little Broadway, 7 – 8 p.m. Join us for music and lyrics from the Great American Songbook and Broadway. Performed by three talented high school graduates -- Will Comer, Ben Senneff and Caitlin Witty.   Registration recommended. Free admission. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 4 Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque season. $7 fee 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25 Movement and Dance, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out! No registration required. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 4 Create Cards, Gift Tags & More, 12 – 2 p.m.   Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 4 Cartoon Drawing Demonstration, 4 – 4:45 p.m. For children of all ages and their families. 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 high school graduate Emma Keating.  Emma is a graduating senior at Wilton High School. Next year she will be studying film at Purchase College. 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. No registration, no fee. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 7, 14 & 21 Drop-in Summer Crafts, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Each week the crafts are tied to the summer reading theme of 'Wind, Water and World'. There also will be an original coloring sheet by staff member Shayna Simpson. No registration required, all ages. Caregivers must stay with children under 8; 8 – 12 caregivers must stay in the building. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 7 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, 1 – 2:30 p.m.  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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Create Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Create Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Cupcake Club, 2 – 2:45 p.m. Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12.  Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 8 &10, 15 & 17, 22 & 24 Scratch Class, 4 – 5 p.m.
Interested in computer programming but don't know where to start? Scratch is a fun, creative, and visual programming language designed as a stepping stone to more advance computer programming languages. No experience required! During this program, students will learn the basics of Scratch programming and create finished Scratch projects. This program is taught by Ashley Li and meets Tuesday and Thursday over the course of 8/8 - 8/24. Ages 11-13. Ashley Li is a rising college sophomore who attends Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is studying biomedical engineering. When not studying, she mentors Baltimore middle school students in Science Olympiad and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to building homes for those in need. Registration required. Register online or call 2003-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 10 Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for two fun and creative sessions (8/8 & 8/10). We'll paint, decoupage and produce one-of-a-kind book bird houses using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a unique gift or keep for yourself. For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 2003-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Breast Cancer Survivors' Support Group, 6 – 8 p.m.  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! ! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Farm to You - Llamas, Alpacas, and Sheep, 2 – 3 p.m. Children in grades K and up are invited to meet and greet llamas, alpacas, and sheep.  Come learn about how these animals provide fleece and wool for people.  There will be a spinning demonstration so kids can see the process of turning fleece and wool into items such as sweaters and blankets.  Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop, 2 – 4 p.m. 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 CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Fidget Spinner Design Workshop for Teens, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Want to make your own fidget spinner? Learn Tinkercad to 3-D design your own! Afterwards, schedule time to come print it out. We'll even supply the ball bearings and help you put it together. For teens entering grades 7-12. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 10 Movie Theater Thursdays – The Lego Movie, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing The Lego Movie, rated PG, 100 minutes. No registration required.  Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Thursday, Aug. 10 Movie Theater Thursdays – Batman Lego Movie, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Batman Lego Movie, rated PG, 104 minutes. No registration required.  Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 10 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 2 – 3:30 p.m. 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 workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 11 Embroider or Monogram It!, 12 – 2 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 11 New Life for Old Videos, 1 – 3 p.m.   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. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Let's Make Something with TinkerCAD, 2 – 2:45 p.m. 3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aid Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8-12 only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Experience 3-D Printing, 2 – 3:30 p.m. This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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.  Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Solder 'CHIP' for Teens, 3 – 5 p.m. Teens entering grades 8-12 can learn how to solder 'CHIP',' a stand-up Pixel Pal. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 Solder Craft: Blinkie Pins, 12 – 1:30 p.m.Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! 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.  Space limited to 2 students. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 Peace Rocks!, 3 – 5 p.m. The Rotary Club installed the first Peace Pole at Wilton Library last fall with several more installed at our schools and community buildings. To continue this world peace theme, we invite our patrons age 5 to 105 to drop by the library to paint river rocks with messages of peace. The colorful rocks will then be added to our garden surrounding the Peace Pole advancing the Rotary's tenet of 'World Peace Through Understanding.' No registration, just drop by. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 WLA/SCORE - Get a Grip on Your Email, 6 – 8 p.m. SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will help small business owners to get a grip on their email systems. This workshop will provide tips, tricks, strategies and resources on such critical topics as: paid vs free service; storage, backup, and archiving; security; and, special apps. Speaker Bud Freund has been teaching technology to users of all ages and providing tech support to small businesses looking for reasonable, cost-effective hardware and software solutions for over 20 years. He is a frequent SCORE workshop and webinar presenter as well as a Certified SCORE Mentor focusing on technology tips, tricks, topics and trends. Visit www.scorefairfieldcounty.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions and to register.  Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration required. No charge. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 17 Movie Theater Thursdays – Lilo & Stitch, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.   Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Lilo & Stitch, rated PG, 85 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 17 Movie Theater Thursdays - Moana, 2 – 3:45 p.m.  Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Moana, rated PG, 107 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 17 Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers, 2 – 4 p.m.Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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 workshop. Space limited to two students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 17 Sweet Treats for the Geek in All Teens & Tweens, 3 – 5 p.m. Who doesn't like technology and food! Join us to create sweet treats for the geek in all of us. For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 18 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 18 Make Fun Buttons!, 4 – 5:30 p.m.Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 21 Embroider or Monogram It!, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 21 Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Mary Linnea Vaughan, 6 – 7:30 p.m. August brings Mary Linnea Vaughan to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Mary's work exudes a strong painterly quality and a fascination for natural forms and biotic earth entities. She is an abstract painter who uses earth and environmental imagery as metaphor to human experience and the natural cycle of life. Land forms come into play within her process, making their presence known in more realistic ways or intuitively, depending on the direction of the image and its content. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 Create Bookmarks, Cards, Gift Tags & More, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own bookmarks, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 Create Bookmarks, Cards, Gift Tags & More, 12 – 1 p.m.  Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own bookmarks, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 Healthy Eating!, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Using Ambler Farm garden-grown food, learn how to create tasty and healthy dishes! Grades 1 – 5. Registration required. Register online or call 203+-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! ! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 2 – 3:30 p.m. 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 workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 New Life for Old Videos, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  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. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

Thursday, Aug. 24 Movie Theater Thursdays – Beauty and the Beast, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Beauty and the Beast, the animated version, rated G, 85 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 24 Movie Theater Thursdays - Beauty and the Beast, 2 – 4 p.m.  Kids can enjoy a free, air conditioned movie. Wilton Library will be showing Beauty and the Beast, the live action version, rated PG, 129 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 24 Experience 3-D Printing, 2 – 3:30 p.m. This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. 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.  Registration required.   This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 24 Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age, 2 – 4 p.m.Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 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 two students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 25 Embroider or Monogram It!, 12 – 2 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are available for $7. 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 25 Dinosaurs Rock!, 2 – 3 p.m. Come to the Wilton Library for an interactive exhibit, show and fossil dig! Dinosaurs Rock will bring the prehistoric creatures here to you!  Learn some fascinating facts about life with dinosaurs. Each child will be able to take home a fossil. Registration required, for children in grades K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 25 Create Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 28 Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque season. $7 fee 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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 28 Embroidery (Session 2), 4 – 5:30 p.m. Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 29 Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter Fundraiser, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Summer is coming to an end and it's almost time to go back to school. Harry Potter is always happy to leave the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts. This year, you can go, too! At Wilton Library, we will be hosting a fundraiser commemorating 20 years of Harry Potter. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Children will be sorted into the four houses and attend a variety of magical classes and fun activities. They will search for magical artifacts guarded by fearsome creatures; learn about the Science of Divinations from Professor Trelawney, and much more. Lunch donated by Wilton's own Pinocchio Pizza. Advance registration required in person; $50 per child. For details, call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 29 Paint it Up!, 6 – 8 p.m. Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 30 SAT & ACT Practice Tests for High School Students, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 30 Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age, 4 – 5:30 p.m.Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 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 two students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 31 Create Cards, Gift Tags & More, 2 – 4 p.m.   Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

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