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Wilton Library August Activities

Wilton Library Events and Activities in August

Now through Friday, Aug. 24 Reading is Out of this World! Summer Reading Program. 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 through 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Now through Saturday, Aug. 25 Reading Takes You Everywhere! Teen Summer Reading Wilton Library's online summer reading program for teens and tweens, continues through 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Now through Tuesday, Aug. 28 74th Annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition Art exhibition celebrates 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. Exhibition runs through Tuesday, Aug. 28. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 1 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15 & 22 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.

Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15 & 22 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.

Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8 & 15 New Yorker Shorts - 6 Weeks of New Yorker Short Stories, 12- 1:30 p.m. Back again by popular demand for our fourth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over the remaining 3 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.  Advance registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 1 Wonderful Wednesdays: A Visit from Green Hill Farm, 4 – 5 p.m. Come to Wilton Library for a fun program with Tyrell from Green Hill Farm. He will share science facts about animals in space and demonstrate how a weather balloon works. And as always, there will be various creatures to pet and have fun with! For kids Pre-K and up, registration required. Caregivers must remain in the building. 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 1 Paper Bridge Challenge for Teens & Tweens, 4 – 5:15 p.m.Students entering grades 6 - 9, come challenge yourself and compete against others! Using only paper, you'll create a bridge that can span a given distance and support its own weight. Explore the strength of paper and learn about shapes that make for strong buildings. Compete to see which bridge can handle the most weight. Workshop run by the Discovery Museum. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Limited space. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 2 Movie Theater Thursdays—Cat from Outer Space, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Cat from Outer Space, rated G, 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. 2 Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton – Everyday Miracles and the Living Past –Poetry of Seamus Heaney, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is the final session led Judson Scruton for his Summer Poetry Seminar Series exploring a selection of poems by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney from his remarkable career. See library’s registration link for more program and speaker details.   Poetry packets available at front desk. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 2 Movie Theater Thursdays—Peter Rabbit, 2 – 3:30 p.m.Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Peter Rabbit, rated PG, 95 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. 2 Food Science for Teens & Tweens, 4 – 6 p.m. Science with an infusion of food, what could be better! Join us for the afternoon to experiment, learn and have fun! We'll explore Taste versus Smell, what happens when you leave an ingredient out of a recipe, food reactions to temperature and more. For students entering grades 6-8. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 2 Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop, 2 – 3:30 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. 2 Jazz Idiom and Modern Musicals Concert, 7 – 8 p.m. Join us for a musical treat with two talented performers -- Will Comer on the piano and vocalist, Caitlin Witty.   Will is an accordionist and pianist studying jazz piano performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  He has performed in a variety of settings such as a cocktail hour pianist, ballet accompanist, classical accompanist, improv comedy accompanist, pop-punk band synth player and street musician.   Caitlin Witty, a national YoungArts finalist, will be a senior at Webster University's Conservatory for Theatre Arts. In addition to performing, Caitlin has spent her last two summers teaching and directing children's theater at the Wiremill Academy in Georgetown. Space limited. Advanced registration strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Fridays, Aug. 3, 10, 17 & & 24 Space Crafts, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 3 Make Fun Buttons!, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 6 Summer STEAM: Master Engineer, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.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 create our own marble runs and launch rockets. For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - 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.

Monday, Aug. 6 Scanning Slides into Digital Images, 10:30 a.m. – 12 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 through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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. 6, 13, 20 & 27 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.

Mondays, Aug. 6 through Aug. 20 Fantastic Fours and Fives, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Children ages 4 - 5 are invited to this storytime. We will sing songs, read stories, and have activities based on a weekly theme. Drop-in. Caregivers must stay in the Children's Library. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Mondays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 10 Caregiver Support with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this 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, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. Registration filled. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays, Aug. 7 through Aug. 21 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. 7 Meditation, Mindfulness and Wind Chimes for Teens & Tweens, 3 – 5 p.m. 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.  Afterwards, you'll make a wind chime using shells, wood and other materials to bring home and 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Galaxy Crafts—Galaxy in a Bottle, 4:15 – 5 p.m. 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. Aug. 7 – Galaxy in a Bottle. Supported by the Amadeo Family. For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Wonderful Wednesdays: Animal Embassy's Alien Invaders, 4 – 5 p.m. Animal Embassy will be bringing several live Alien Invaders for kids to see and learn about. Their 'aliens' are animals who were once family pets, but somehow were released into the wild. Kids will learn about the challenges that these aliens face in foreign lands as well as the problems they create. Learn about creatures such as a Burmese python who came all the way from Asia to Florida. See Cane Toads, Green Iguanas, Red Eared Slider Turtles and a Monk Parakeet who should be in Brazil, but migrated to Connecticut. For kids in Kindergarten and up, registration required. Caregivers must remain in the building. 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Mason Jar Beach Glass Votives for Teens, 4 – 5 p.m. Come and spend an hour with us creating a beach glass votive out of a mason jar. We will use beautiful hues of green and blue glass pebbles to create a mosaic effect. Add a battery powered candle light and you have a votive for your summer patio or picnic table. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 9 Movie Theater Thursdays—Zathura, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Zathura, rated PG, 101 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. 9 Movie Theater Thursdays—Wall-E, 2 – 3:30 p.m.Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Wall-E, rated G, 98 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. 9 Solder a Night Light for 7th & 8th Graders, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Come learn the basics of soldering and use that new knowledge to make an Automatic Night Light. For students entering 7th & 8th grades. Space is limited, sign up is required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17 Coding for Teens, 10:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m. Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 & Thursday, Aug. 16 Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for two creative afternoons (Tuesday, 8/14 and Thursday, 8/16). We'll paint, decoupage and produce a one-of-a-kind bird house using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 Galaxy Crafts—Alien Ship, 4:15 – 5 p.m. 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. Aug. 14 – Alien Ship. Supported by the Amadeo Family. For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 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. 15 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 6 – 7:30 p.m.  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. This is a one-on-one session 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 Wonderful Wednesdays: Mad Science – Marvels of Motion, 4 – 5 p.m. Sir Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we’ll harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jetpacks and even a rocket-propelled car! This show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members! Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. For grades K and up. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, Aug. 16 Movie Theater Thursdays—Muppets from Space, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Muppets from Space, rated G, 88 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. 16 Movie Theater Thursdays—Aliens Ate My Homework, 2 – 4 p.m.Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Aliens Ate My Homework, rated PG, 90 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. 16 WLA/SCORE: Profit from Keywords, 6 – 8 p.m.SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will provide business owners with the tools they need to find and profit from the keywords their customers search on Google. Go through the process to find what your ideal customer wants and how to apply that to your website, social media posts and videos. Learn how to create guides that will help your customers and position your business as an expert to give you a competitive edge.  Speaker Ed Winslow has been a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media in 2006, an online lead generating agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads, which created income-producing websites in the real estate, construction and healthcare industries. Visit www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at 203-831-0065 to register. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, Aug. 17 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 3:30 – 5 p.m. 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 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, Aug. 18 CT Poetry Society Workshop, 2 – 4:30 p.m. 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. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

 

Monday, Aug. 20 Summer STEAM: It’s Electric, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.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 our own flashlights. For kids entering grades 5-6 only. Space is limited - 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.

Monday, Aug. 20 New Life for Old Videos, 10:30 a.m. – 12 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.  $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student 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. 21 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10 – 11:30 a.m.  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. This is a one-on-one session 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Galaxy Crafts—Galaxy Stones, 4:15 – 5 p.m. 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. Aug. 21 - Galaxy Stones. Supported by the Amadeo Family. For ages 6 and up, registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Wonderful Wednesdays: Living in Space, 4 – 5 p.m. Come to Wilton Library and see a program from the Connecticut Science Center. What does it take to stay protected in space? Investigate various dangers that astronauts encounter and how they overcome them. Use a Geiger counter to safely measure radioactive materials and see how objects behave in a vacuum.  Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, for Grades 3 to 5. Register online or call 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Paint It Up for Teens!, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Teens and tweens entering grades 6-12, come join us and let your creative juices flow! 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. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. 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. 23 Movie Theater Thursdays—Spark: A Space Tail, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Spark: A Space Tail, 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. 23 Movie Theater Thursdays—Sherlock Gnomes, 2 – 3:30 p.m.Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Sherlock Gnomes, rated PG, 96 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. 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 through adult or 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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. 27 Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  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. This is a one-on-one session 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Monday, Aug. 27 Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Karen Bright, 6 – 7:30 p.m. August brings MaryEllen Hendricks to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. MaryEllen is a photographer specializing in landscape photography, primarily using primitive and 19th century techniques including the use of large format cameras. Most recently, her work has coalesced around the concept of 'thin places' – physical places and times of day in which the physical world hints at the presence of the spiritual.   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.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Harry Potter Camp 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 21 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. There will also be a visit with the Head Dragon Wrangler from House Slytherin!  Lunch donated by Wilton's own Pinocchio Pizza. Advance registration required in person; $50 per child. Inquiries: 203-762-6336. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, Aug. 28 SAT, ACT & PSAT Testing for High School Students, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Take a free practice test for the SAT, ACT or PSAT! C2 Education of Wilton will administer the test -- 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, you can make arrangements directly with C2 Education. Registration required. Space limited. Please indicate which test you wish to take. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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