Children’s Events — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Children

StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton 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. This program runs through Nov. 11.

StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee. This program runs through Nov. 11.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Sept. 23 , 3 – 4 p.m.
Children in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut. Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May. There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6). In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three. We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities. This month’s book choices are Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts (Elem.) and Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School. Registration required; no fee.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Literary Littles

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No registration, no fee. This program runs through Nov. 11.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 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.  No registration, no fee.  Caregivers must be present. This program runs through Nov. 12.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 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 fee. This program runs through Nov. 12.

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of September the focus will be seeds.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Additional dates:  Oct. 29 pumpkins; Nov. 12 animals preparing for winter.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Lego® Club

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4 – 5 p.m.
Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club.  Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more.  Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection.  There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis each week.  Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.

call-icon1

register-icon1

3D Printing for Kids (Ages 8 and 9)

Wednesday, Oct. 1 or 8, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Kids ages 8 and 9 are invited to learn about 3D printing.  This session is a demo of our MakerBot Replicator 2.  Kids will learn new technology language as well as see the process of printing a 3D object.  There will be discussion of the practical use of 3D printers and problem solving. This session will be repeated on October 8.  Registration required; no fee.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Children’s Beginner Chess

Thursday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 20, 4 – 5 p.m.
Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.   In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Children’s Intermediate Chess

Thursday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 – 6 p.m.
Children in grades 3-7 will get instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director.  In this program, advanced players will: review the basics; learn more advanced strategy and tactics; learn optimal opening and endgame play; gain an appreciation for the vital importance of making and carrying out sound plans. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice.  Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings.  In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Oct. 3, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy.  Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups.  Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Squishy Circuits for Kids

Monday, Oct. 6, 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Children ages 10-12 are invited to learn about electric circuits using our new Squishy Circuit kits!  Squishy circuits are a fun way to play, invent, and learn science concepts with electricity.  Using conductive and insulating dough similar to Play-doh, kids can be creative while learning about electric circuitry.

Registration required. Please register children only. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

call-icon1

register-icon1

3D Printing for Kids (Ages 8 and 9)

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Kids ages 8 and 9 are invited to learn about 3D printing.  This session is a demo of our MakerBot Replicator 2.  Kids will learn new technology language as well as see the process of printing a 3D object.  There will be discussion of the practical use of 3D printers and problem solving. This session will be repeated on October 8.  Registration required; no fee.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required; no fee.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Wilton Reads: City Winds Trio Plays Ragtime

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 – 3 p.m.
The City Winds Trio, a distinguished musical group, will present a program of Ragtime music for children, as part of our Wilton Reads 2014 Ragtime program. Come and hear live music, just as it might have sounded a hundred years ago. Registration required, grades K and up.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Children’s Movie—Nightmare Before Christmas

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Nightmare Before Christmas will be shown. Rated PG. Snacks will be served. Ages 6 and up suggested. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

3D Printing for Kids (Ages 10-12)

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Kids ages 10-12 are invited to learn about 3D printing.  This session is a demo of our MakerBot Replicator 2.  Kids will learn new technology language as well as see the process of printing a 3D object.  There will be discussion of the practical use of 3D printers and problem solving. This session will be repeated on October 22 and 29.  Registration required, no fee.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Wilton Reads: Genealogy for Kids

Friday, Oct. 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move to a new land that was totally unfamiliar?  Come to Genealogy for Kids where noted Genealogist Toni McKeen will give a simplified lecture about what it would have been like for a child to travel on a ship with their parents, come to a new land, and tell about their experiences in the new country, including learning a new language, and tasting new foods. This program is part of the Wilton Reads 2014 Ragtime Program. See registration link for speaker details. Registration required, grades 2 and up.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 – noon .
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra–Strings

Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 – noon.
Join the musicians from the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and learn about the String section of the Orchestra. Our resident string quartet will give an interactive presentation for children ages four to ten and their families. The presentation will be followed by an instrument petting zoo in which the children will have the opportunity to play the violin, viola or cello with a symphony member. Registration required.   Watch for additional dates and registration:  Nov. 15—woodwinds; Feb. 28, 2015—brass; May 9, 2015—percussion.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Wilton Reads: Ragtime Crafts

Monday, Oct. 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Come to the Wilton Library and make a Ragtime craft. This program is part of the Wilton Reads 2014 Ragtime Program. There will be family trees to fill out and decorative paper cuttings like people made in the early 20th Century. Coloring sheets will be available as well. Drop in and make a special craft.

3D Printing for Kids (Ages 10-12)

Wednesday, Oct.  22, 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Kids ages 10-12 are invited to learn about 3D printing.  This session is a demo of our MakerBot Replicator 2.  Kids will learn new technology language as well as see the process of printing a 3D object.  There will be discussion of the practical use of 3D printers and problem solving. This session will be repeated on October 29.  Registration required, no fee.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Tales to Tails

Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program.  Registration is required.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3 – 4 p.m.
Children in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut.  Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May.  There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6).  In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three.  We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities.  This month’s book choices are Sidney and Sydney: Third Grade Mix-up by Michele Jakubowski (Elem.), Stay: the 1 Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean (Elem.), and Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School.  Registration required.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, October 29, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of October the focus will be on pumpkins.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Last date:  Nov. 12 animals preparing for winter.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of October the focus will be on pumpkins.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Last date:  Nov. 12 animals preparing for winter.

call-icon1

register-icon1

3D Printing for Kids (Ages 10-12)

Wednesday, Oct.  29, 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Kids ages 10-12 are invited to learn about 3D printing.  This session is a demo of our MakerBot Replicator 2.  Kids will learn new technology language as well as see the process of printing a 3D object.  There will be discussion of the practical use of 3D printers and problem solving. This session will be repeated on October 29.  Registration required, no fee.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

call-icon1

register-icon1

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of October the focus will be on animals preparing for winter.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

call-icon1

register-icon1