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Girl's Code Camp for Grades 5-8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Join our Girl's Code Camp: a five-day class designed to help girls learn and practice coding skills in a supportive environment. Starting on Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, join us every morning for a two hour code class. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or Chromebooks.

This class will be led by Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Patrice founded Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. in 2014 after she attended a Random Hacks of Kindness event and realized the opportunity it presented to fill the void in teaching coding and computer science in the younger grades. She brings expertise in both STEM education and community engagement.

Registration is required. 
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Girl's Code Camp for Grades 5-8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Join our Girl's Code Camp: a five-day class designed to help girls learn and practice coding skills in a supportive environment. Starting on Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, join us every morning for a two hour code class. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or Chromebooks.

This class will be led by Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Patrice founded Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. in 2014 after she attended a Random Hacks of Kindness event and realized the opportunity it presented to fill the void in teaching coding and computer science in the younger grades. She brings expertise in both STEM education and community engagement.

Registration is required. 
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Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.
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Girl's Code Camp for Grades 5-8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Join our Girl's Code Camp: a five-day class designed to help girls learn and practice coding skills in a supportive environment. Starting on Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, join us every morning for a two hour code class. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or Chromebooks.

This class will be led by Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Patrice founded Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. in 2014 after she attended a Random Hacks of Kindness event and realized the opportunity it presented to fill the void in teaching coding and computer science in the younger grades. She brings expertise in both STEM education and community engagement.

Registration is required. 
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Sharkish Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

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Lionheart Puppets

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room
Drawing from a rich history of classic stories and fairy tales, the Lionheart Puppet Company is dedicated to the production of quality puppet shows for audiences of all ages. They will be performing the classic show "The Reluctant Dragon". For kids entering grades K and up.  Registration required.  Please register all attendees.  Masks recommended for all participants.
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Girl's Code Camp for Grades 5-8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Join our Girl's Code Camp: a five-day class designed to help girls learn and practice coding skills in a supportive environment. Starting on Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, join us every morning for a two hour code class. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or Chromebooks.

This class will be led by Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Patrice founded Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. in 2014 after she attended a Random Hacks of Kindness event and realized the opportunity it presented to fill the void in teaching coding and computer science in the younger grades. She brings expertise in both STEM education and community engagement.

Registration is required. 
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Guppy Gathering

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.
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Make Your Own Slime!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Craft Room
Science has never been so much fun. Concoct your own non-Newtonian fluid with our safe recipes. Wear expendable clothes. For kids entering grades 4-6.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required.

Masks recommended for all participants.
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Four Masterpieces of Modern American Fiction Between The World Wars (Zoom)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Library Locations
Mark Schenker of Yale College returns in a continuation of his 2021-2022 lectures on classic novels. This series will be offered via Zoom with a bonus: the final session will be in-person in the Brubeck Room [as well as on Zoom] with a short reception after the lecture to chat with Mark and each other at the series conclusion. Mark will lecture on four celebrated novels, books that illustrate how the American novel expanded to include the experience of urban immigrants and rural African-Americans; the devastating effects of the Great Depression and its testing of the promise of the American Dream; and in general a more inclusive consideration of just how varied are the people in “We, the People.”

Attendees are not expected to read or reread all or even any of the novels, but a familiarity with them will of course make the lectures more meaningful. Here are the novels for each week:

  • 6/2 - Henry Roth - Call It Sleep (1934)
  • 6/9 - Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
  • 6/23 - John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
  • 6/30 - Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
No charge for the program. This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. You will automatically be registered for all four sessions in the series. Please email Michael Bellacosa at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org with any questions.
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Girl's Code Camp for Grades 5-8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Join our Girl's Code Camp: a five-day class designed to help girls learn and practice coding skills in a supportive environment. Starting on Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, join us every morning for a two hour code class. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or Chromebooks.

This class will be led by Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. Patrice founded Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. in 2014 after she attended a Random Hacks of Kindness event and realized the opportunity it presented to fill the void in teaching coding and computer science in the younger grades. She brings expertise in both STEM education and community engagement.

Registration is required. 
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Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.
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Sharkish Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

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New Yorker Shorts: Four Weeks of Short Stories From The New Yorker. Week One: Title to be announced (Zoom)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Non-Library Locations
Back by popular demand for our 8th 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 6th, July 13th, July 20th & July 27th. 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 kzeibak@wiltonlibrary.org.

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

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Juggling with Jason Tardy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room
This show is a heady mix of high-energy juggling and crazy offbeat comedy. Jason's fearlessness and constant funny banter makes his show a must for audiences of all ages. For children in grades K and up.
Registration required. Please register all attendees. Masks recommended
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Guppy Gathering

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.
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Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring The Metaphors of Robert Frost

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room
Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world, ” reads the epitaph on Robert Frost's gravestone.  Love for the world he certainly had and it is marvelously captured in the stunning yet direct metaphors of his poetry. That he quarreled with the confusions and pains of life on this planet is also seen and heard in the fierce ironies in many of his poems. Some critics complained that his folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  There is no charge for this program.  By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley.  Please email Andrea Sato with any questions at asato@wiltonlibrary.org.  

Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago.
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Snap Circuits for Kids

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Craft Room
Your creations will whistle, flash and fly.  Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap!  Beginners welcome.  

For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required for each individual session.  Masks recommended. 
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Summer Music Concert Series featuring Over Easy

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room
Over Easy is the Fairfield County-based pop-rock trio once again kicking off Wilton Library's Summer Music & More Concert Series in the Brubeck Room on Thursday, July 7.  "We love it best when we're in a concert-type setting and the crowd is there just to hear us. We stay engaged with them, talking between songs and keeping everybody involved," explains Mark Holleran, singer, pianist and guitarist with the band.  Over Easy covers music from the '50's, the British invasion era and early 70's classics that are often forgotten.  Some of those songs include classics like "Red Rubber Ball," "98.6," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Ruby Tuesday."  Holleran says that the Beatles are among their chief musical influences in terms of sound and vocal harmonies.  "We love singing and playing," he says.  "It never feels like work."

Over Easy was founded by bass player and singer Steve Cinque, who's from Stratford.  Drummer Jim Zembruski, from Easton, joined and recommended Holleran, who was an old high school friend. They receive rave reviews for their ability to cater their sound to their listeners.

Free and open to the public. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by Village Market. Registration not required. First come, first served. For more information, please contact asato@wiltonlibrary.org.

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Children's Garden Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Craft Room
Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.
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The Annual Summer Show Art Exhibition & Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilton Library
Reading Room
The Annual Summer Show Art Exhibition is open to all adult Wilton artists.  Reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through August 29.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.
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Food Explorers: Four Fold Quesadillas for Teens

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room
Join Food Explorers for a fun hour of cooking! You’ll create your own Tik Tok inspired Four Fold Quesadillas, which can be made sweet or savory with four different fillings, and you’ll play a round of Grocery Games to see if you can design a meal for a family while sticking to a budget! Recipe is nut free but may contain dairy. 

This program is for rising 6-12 graders only. Registration required.
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Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.
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Author Talk: Debbie Babitt - First Victim (Zoom)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Library Locations
"A taut, visceral thriller. From the first page to the last, First Victim grabs you by the throat and hurtles you forward in a breathless need for answers, as the twists and turns keep coming. Buckle up for a wild ride."
― Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before She Disappeared

The Honorable Alice D. McKerrity is no stranger to violence. From the bench at Manhattan Supreme, she has seen the most hardened killers pass through her courtroom. But there’s something about this trial―a defendant charged with the murder of a pregnant woman―that affects her as no other case ever has.

As the trial progresses, Alice’s life starts to unravel. Almost at the breaking point, she begins to doubt her own sanity.  Confronted with the unspeakable, she must face a decades-buried truth as she fights for her survival against a cunning adversary that forces her to question everything she ever believed about herself . . . and tests her limits as a woman, a judge, and a mother.

Narrated from the perspectives of three women―Alice, her daughter, and Alice’s girlhood friend―First Victim is a suspenseful tale of guilt, justice, and long-awaited retribution.

Debbie Babitt was Copy Director for two major Manhattan publishing companies. She has worked as an actress, a playwright, and a drama critic. Debbie is the daughter of a former federal judge and is married to a criminal defense attorney. She and her husband divide their time between New York and Florida. Her debut novel was Saving Grace.

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 First Victim and the newly released paperback edition of Saving Grace.  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 reference@wiltonlibrary.org.
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Sharkish Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilton Library
Story Room
Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

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