Children in grades K through 2 have special story times this month that combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles and fun. Storytime STEM is on Tuesdays, June 12 and 19, from 4:15 to 5. Each week, kids will hear and see a story from a picture book correlating to a STEM craft and activity with a whole science demonstration. This week’s story is The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. The program is supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration is required.
Survivors group meets
The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group meets on Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. This monthly gathering is for post-treatment survivors and is led by Nina Marino, LCSW. There is no charge. Registration is encouraged. Those with questions about the group may email Nina at [email protected].
Readers get together
The final session of this season’s Wilton Library Readers gets together on Wednesday, June 13, from noon to 1:30 for a discussion of the award-winning novel, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Susan Boyar will lead the group. Sessions begin again Sept. 12 with The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
Children ages 2-4 and their caregivers can meet at Ambler Farm on Wednesday, June 13, from 2:15 to 3, to enjoy theme-based stories as well as a nature walk in the program Ambler Farm Reads. Children may check books out at the farm, so the adults accompanying the children should make sure to bring their library cards. The June focus is on chickens. Registration is required; there is no fee. This is the last session for the spring season.
Submissions for Summer Show
This is the time for Wilton artists to show their talents to their friends and neighbors by bringing in two pieces of artwork on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, from 10 to 4 either day for entry in the 74th annual Summer Show. For the months of July and August, the exhibition features the works of people living and working in Wilton for all to see. The two works must be framed and wired for hanging. Entries may be in the categories of paintings, pastels, drawings, or sculpture. Photographs are not accepted for this show because photographers can enter their works in the Wilton Art Council Focus exhibitions each March at the library. The reception for the Summer Show is set for Friday, July 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The exhibition runs through Aug. 28.
More things British
Just because the Royal wedding is over, that doesn’t mean people can’t still enjoy more things British. One way to do that is through the library’s access to Acorn TV through its RBDigital subscription service. Featuring the best TV shows from the United Kingdom and beyond, Acorn TV allows users to stream as many episodes as they want within a seven-day checkout period. Acorn TV is available through the RBDigital app for mobile devices and website for computers. People can watch the very latest episodes of A Place to Call Home, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders and many more. Patrons with Wilton Library cards may simply access RBDigital and Acorn TV by visiting the library’s website and clicking on Digital Library, then RBDigital or by downloading the RBDigital app. People with questions may call the reference librarians at 203-762-6350.
To register for programs, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call the Circulation Desk at 203-762-6334 for adult programs, the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336, Teen Services and Innovation Station at 203-762-6342.