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Wilton Library in July: Summer Sidewalk Book Sale, Tails and Tales, Zentangle Art Workshop,

Wilton Library July 2021 Virtual Activities

Now through Friday, Aug. 28 Tails and Tales - 2021 Children's Summer Library Adventure Kids going into grades K - 6 are invited to sign-up for Wilton Library’s “Tails and Tales” themed Summer Library Adventure 2021.  This year is special - we will focus on reading, and also provide ideas for fun, educational activities for the whole family.  For the reading portion of the Summer Adventure, we are doing our Read and Bead reward system. Children use Wandoo Reader on the library’s website to log their reading by keeping track of the minutes they spend with books, eBooks, audiobooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and other online reading.  Each 100 minutes will equal five beads for their necklaces.  At different intervals, children will receive special beads and brag tags too. All prizes will be “surprises” distributed at the Children's Library desk. There also will be new reading challenges every Monday and Thursday, and the kids have all summer to complete them for special beads, brag tags and other small prizes. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register for all of the summer fun. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Now through Saturday, Aug. 14 Tails and Tales - 2021 Teen and Tween Summer Reading Welcome to Wilton Library's "Tails and Tales" summer reading program for Teens & Tweens, through August 14, 2021. If you're entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2021, then this is the place for you! It's simple - all you need is a good book and a clock, watch or phone to help track the amount of time you spend reading. Then update your Wandoo profile with the book's title and minutes read. Every time you complete 180 minutes of reading (3 hours), one ticket will be applied to that week's drawing. If you're our lucky weekly winner, you'll receive a $10 Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. The more you read, the better your chances of winning. At the end of summer, all those tickets will go back into the “pot,” and one person will walk away with a $100 Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Supported by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.  To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursdays, July 1 through Aug. 12 Bouncing Babies and Wonderful Ones, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Bring your wonderful baby or amazing one year old to a gentle parent friendly story time. Children will hear stories, rhymes, and songs, and watch puppets all in an interacting experience with other children and parents. Registration required. This is a Zoom program so registered participants will receive the link the morning of the program. Questions Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 203-762-6336. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, July 3 & 10 Silver Club Virtual Book Club, 3 – 4 p.m. The Silver Club continues for kids in grades 5 through 7. Readers learn new topics, read new books, make new friends, and just have a good time. As a part of a Girl Scouts Silver Award, this book club is run by four current 8th grade students: Kendra W, Sydney F, Lena O, and Grace H. New members are always welcomed. A variety of books are offered and are chosen every two weeks via a vote by the members. Members will be added to a Google classroom where information, extra activities, and more will be available. Registration required. Zoom links are emailed shortly before the start of each program. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesdays, July 6 through Aug. 10 Courtyard Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children ages 3 - 4 years and their caregivers are invited to this in-person story time. 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. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, July 7 through Aug. 11 Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes Online, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive Zoom story time geared especially for toddlers ages 2-3 years.  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, July 7 Wonderful Wednesdays – Rising Starr Horse Rescue, 3 – 4 p.m. At this fascinating Zoom program, Wilton’s Rising Starr Horse Rescue organization will explain to kids what they do: why America’s horses need to be rescued, programs that they offer, and a short live grooming session. There will also be a meet and greet with their Spokes pony, Pixie. Registration required; the Zoom link will be sent out the morning of the program. For children ages 4 and up. Call the Children's Library at 203-762-6336 with any questions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, July 9 Cartoon Drawing with Emma, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join this cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show kids how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All that is needed is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program. Call 203-762-6336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Mondays, July 12 through Aug. 9 Virtual Crafternoon, 4 – 4:45 p.m. 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 drive-thru window/circulation desk. Zoom links will be emailed the day of the program. Registration for each child is required.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Library closed July 5 for Independence Day. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, July 13 Zentangle Art Workshop: Zooming with Amy, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Join Amy, Wilton Library's certified Zentangle instructor, for a fun and relaxing live online Zentangle art 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+. See the library’s registration link for suggestions of supplies needed. Registration is required and space is limited. Must have a Zoom account. An email link will be provided to all registrants prior to the session. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register and for short video tutorials. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28 & Aug. 4 New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker, 12 – 1:30 p.m. 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 14 – Aug. 4. 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.  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please email any questions to Karen Zeibak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, July 14 Wonderful Wednesdays - Riverside Reptiles, 3 – 4 p.m. In this fun-filled Zoom program, the library favorite Riverside Reptiles will introduce summer readers to some of their amazing creatures like snakes, tortoises and more. Registration required for children 4 and up. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Call the Children's Library at 203-762-6336. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Thursday, July 15 Virtual Author Talk: Camille Aubray - The Godmothers, 7 – 8 p.m. In Camille Aubray's second author talk at Wilton Library, she introduces her new novel, The Godmothers. Her historical fiction is an irresistible, suspenseful novel about four women who marry into an elegant, prosperous Italian family, and then must take charge of the family’s business when their husbands are forced to leave them during World War II. Aubray spoke in 2016 about her novel Cooking for Picasso, chosen for People Magazine’s Picks of the Best New Books, and the Indie Next Reading Groups List. She was an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship winner and a writer-in-residence at the Karolyi Foundation in the South of France. She studied writing with her mentor Margaret Atwood at Humber College in Toronto, and was a finalist for the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award and the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Visit the author at camilleaubray.com. Registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the event. Go to elmstreetbooks.com to order your copy of The Godmothers.  A portion of the proceeds go to Wilton Library. The media sponsor of our author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton. For more information visit www.wiltonlibrary.org, call the library’s reference librarians at 203-762-6350 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, July 16 Cartoon Drawing with Emma, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join this cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show kids how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All that is needed is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program. Call 203-762-6336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, July 21 Wonderful Wednesdays - Beardsley Zoo, 3 – 4 p.m. Beardsley Zoo visits Wilton Library in a virtual Zoom program. They will show and talk about several of their fascinating Animal Ambassadors. They will explain what makes animals different and what they have in common. Registration required for ages 4 and up. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Call the Children's Library at 203-762-6336. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, July 23 Cartoon Drawing with Emma, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join this cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show kids how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All that is needed is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program. Call 203-762-6336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Saturday, July 24 Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wilton Library will sell gently-used books for great beach/vacation reading, along with a huge assortment of CDs and DVDs, plus miscellaneous items that defy categorization during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair. Bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to seniors. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, July 28 Wonderful Wednesdays - Beardsley Zoo 2, 3 – 4 p.m. Beardsley Zoo return for their second Zoom program at the Wilton Library. They will be showing how different animals adapt to multiple environments. Registration required for ages 4 and up. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. Call the Children's Library at 203-762-6336. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, July 30 Cartoon Drawing with Emma, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join this cartoon drawing class on Zoom.  Emma Keating offers her program again for the fourth year in a row to show kids how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All that is needed is some paper, pencils, coloring medium (crayons, watercolors, colored pencils), and imagination! Registration required for each session as the group size will be limited to facilitate conversation. Zoom links will be sent shortly before the start of the program. Call 203-762-6336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

 

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